Masses and Intentions

Mass Intentions

Envelopes for Mass intentions can be found in the vestibule. As mentioned in a recent sermon, intentions are a charitable and salutary way of obtaining special graces from God and applying the merits of our Lord’s Passion to a soul or souls, and contributing to their spiritual welfare and obtaining conversions or reversions. In justice and charity to those who contribute and sacrifice for the upkeep of the parish, please note that Mass intentions will be accepted from registered parishioners only.

Summer Catechesis, July 15 – 18

From Monday, July 15 to Thursday, July 18 the Sisters will sponsor At the School of Mary summer catechesis classes from 9 AM until 12 Noon for children and youth ages 5 through 18 (Mass will be available each day). The morning will consist of catechesis classes and some fun! On the same days and during the catechesis for the children, the priests will offer catechesis and prayer time for the parents. Registration will be available soon.

The Sisters will need adult helpers for the classes. The Sisters would also like to offer child care, so that parents could attend the classes as well, and need volunteers to assist with child care. If you are 17 or older and would like to help, please contact the Sisters at 612-353-6343 or by email at filiaelaborismariae@gmail.com.

August Choir Camp

Registration forms for the first annual choir camp from August 19-22 are available in the vestibule and can be turned in as described above. The camp will conclude on Thursday, August 22 with a High Mass for the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Please contact Jacob Flaherty at (612) 801-5467 if there are questions or for more information.

Projects Update

  • Land survey work has been completed to allow for the architectural drawings of a potential new parish center.
  • Plans for improved drainage on both sides church are under development .
  • New insulated doors will be installed on the church in August; these doors will respect the character of the church’s front facade .
  • A mural that will serve to provide hope and serenity for the stressed is being completed in the mothers’ room.
  • A new altar and Communion rail were custom designed and installed in the convent.

Thoughtful Attire for Mass

With warmer weather upon us (hard to believe), for the honor of God and His house, and for the edification of our neighbor, kindly remember to be thoughtful in one’s attire for Holy Mass. Using the Vatican dress code as a reliable guide, while casual dress is acceptable, please be sure that all clothing has sleeves that cover the shoulders, dresses reach the knee, and shorts and accentuating attire are altogether avoided. God reward you for your attention in these regards!