January 22, Pro Life Initiatives

Wednesday, January 22 is a National Day of Penance in the United States on account of the 47th Anniversary of the horrific Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision striking down anti-abortion laws across the country.

Pro-Life Action Ministries  is leading a Prayer Rally from 8:30 – 9:30 AM at the Planned Parenthood in St. Paul.

The 2020 Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life March for Life will take place at noon on the Minnesota State Capitol grounds in St. Paul. The purpose of the March is to commemorate the 60 million+ lives lost to abortion (and the women and men who have been hurt as a result) and to call for renewed respect and protection for all members of the human family, including unborn children and their mothers.

Please pray for our March for Life participants and Fr. DiRocco making the nearly 1120 mile pilgrimage to our nation’s capital this week. They will be praying for all of us, as well. Thank you to those whose financial donations helped ensure a full bus.

Guest Lecture, November 13

We will welcome back Dr. Peter Kwasniewski to give a presentation Beyond Smells and Bells: Why We Need the Objective Content of the Usus Antiquior on Wednesday, November 13, at 7:30 PM in the hall at St. Boniface Church on Second Street.

Refreshments will be provided and served by the men of the St. Joseph Guild. A Mass will precede the talk at 6:30 PM here at All Saints. Spread the word and plan to attend!

Annual Fall Cleanup, November 30

It’s annual because fall only happens once a year (yes, it would have been easier to delete the word “annual” rather than comment on it). Consider lending a hand to help cleanup the parish grounds on Saturday, November 30 following the 9:00 AM Mass. All the leaves should be on the ground by then and the construction work on the site completed. Many hands make light work and it is hoped to be all finished up by noon.

All Souls’ Novena

Envelopes are now available in the vestibule for the annual novena of Masses for the All Souls’ octave (November 1-8). Please be sure to pick one up and return it either by mail or by dropping in the collection basket. Envelopes are due Friday, November 1 before the evening mass.

Listen Up

Archbishop Hebda has called for an archdiocesan synod in 2021, which is an assembly designated to help identify the most important needs in the archdiocese and determine a pastoral plan for the future. To help assist with the agenda for the synod, he is hosting “listening sessions” around the archdiocese where he will be present, to which any of the faithful can attend and respectfully bring their views to his attention. A list was provided last week on the back of the bulletin insert and can be also found at archspm.org/synod.

FSSP – Past, Present, & Future – October 19

The North American Headquarters of the Fraternity will be holding events around the country in regards to the work of the Fraternity, its service to the Church, and the need of support for the Fraternity itself beyond one’s own parish.

The pilot event will be here at All Saints! Any household (registered by mid-August) should have received an invitation in the mail to attend the event on Saturday, October 19 starting at 10:30 AM with refreshments in the hall at St. Michael’s Church across the street.

Fr. John Berg, former superior general, will give a presentation towards 11 AM, followed by Fr. Zach Akers from the development office on legacy gifts. While everyone is welcome, if you have received the invite, please be sure to RSVP if you plan to come so there is an idea of how much lunch to provide.