On Saturday, February 1st, Sister Maria Josepha and Sister Joanna Marie will make their first profession of vows. The Rite of Profession will begin at 11 A.M., and will be followed by a Pontifical Mass. In the back of church, there are some cards with a prayer for the Sisters. In your charity, please pray for them, as they prepare for their profession of vows! They will make a silent retreat from January 24th until the day of their profession.
Please feel free to write down prayer intentions for the Sisters and to place them in the box in the back of church. The Sisters are very happy to pray for your intentions.
As you may have noticed, the Sisters have a new postulant since December 12th. Her name is Sister Verity (Huemiller) and she comes from North Carolina. We are grateful for her vocation! On January 8th, another young woman will enter: Christine Helferty from Ontario, Canada. She will be a candidate for some weeks, before she becomes a postulant. Deo gratias!
This January 21st nearly 45 young people from our parish are boarding a bus for Washington D.C. to attend the annual March for Life. This pilgrimage will be full of opportunities to grow in pro-life understanding from both theological and philosophical arguments. The students will attend a Traditional Latin Mass daily and will pray two hours of the Divine Office, the Rosary, and other devotions daily, as well. Many of our young people come from large families and are unable to cover the cost of the trip alone. Your generosity helps get them there. Please consider making a donation – simply write a check to ’Church of All Saints’ and in the memo line write ’March for Life Donation’ on the memo line and either put in the collection, mail it to the parish office, or place it in the rectory mail. Know of our prayers for you during our pilgrimage.
The Parish Office is now officially located in the front of the rectory building. All visitors to the office, and envelopes or items to be dropped off should use the front door, not the side.
Confirmation students having class in the rectory as well as choir members may continue to use the side-door.
The office will be manned by Mr. Jacob Flaherty and/or Mrs. Elizabeth Miller during the following hours (at a minimum) unless stated otherwise in the bulletin:
Wednesdays: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Thursdays: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Saturdays: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
The choirs at All Saints will be once again leading a Nine Lessons and Carols Sacred Concert. The event will take place on Sunday, January 5 at 2:30 P.M. here at All Saints.
This concert tells the story of Christmas and its lead-up, beginning with the very first mention of the promised Redeemer in the book of Genesis. Through lessons from Scripture and the singing of carols, (many of which the congregation is invited to join along in) this is a beautiful tradition for the whole family.
A social is being planned for after the 10:30 Mass to allow the families of singers a place to congregate while the choirs prepare.
Congratulations to all the new Confirmandi of our parish, both our young people and also our adult converts alike! 121 young people from ten parishes throughout the Twin Cities metro area were confirmed Saturday, December 14 by Bishop Andrew Cozzens at the St. Paul Cathedral, followed by a Traditional Pontifical Mass. Please pray for all the newly confirmed.