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Article for Pentecost Sunday

Posted by Fr. Joseph Sobolik on 5/26/20

FROM FR. JOE

THE SEVEN GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

This Sunday, May 31, is known as Pentecost Sunday.  This is the day the Holy Spirit descended upon the disciples in the form of tongues of flame.  This day is also known as the birthday of the Church.  Having ... Read More »

Article for May 24 Bulletin

Posted by Fr. Joseph Sobolik on 5/19/20

FROM FR. JOE

LIMITED PUBLIC MASSES

By the time some of you read this, you may be already well aware of the details I am about to discuss.  However, I wanted to make sure it was written out somewhere for people to be informed.

The Catholic Bishops of Minnesota ... Read More »

Article for May 10, 2020

Posted by Fr. Joseph Sobolik on 5/09/20

FROM FR. JOE

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO MARY AND ALL MOTHERS! 

May is traditionally a month in which Catholics honor the Mother of God, Mary.  For those of you who were able to catch the online recording of last Sunday’s Mass, you may remember that we did a May ... Read More »

Article for May 3, 2020

Posted by Fr. Joseph Sobolik on 4/28/20

ASK FR. JOE

“Could you discuss John 3:5-8 concerning being born again?”

This passage is part of a longer conversation that Jesus has with a Pharisee named Nicodemus.  He would meet with Jesus at night (probably out of fear of being persecuted by others) and discuss different things.  John ... Read More »

Article for April 26, 2020

Posted by Fr. Joseph Sobolik on 4/23/20

FROM FR. JOE

THE RESURRECTION ACCOUNTS

If you ask a group of ten people who all witnessed a really big event you will probably end up with ten different accounts of what happened.  Some of the accounts might match up, but it is highly unlikely that everyone will see ... Read More »

Article for April 12, 2020

Posted by Fr. Joseph Sobolik on 4/07/20

ASK FR. JOE – QUARANTINE EDITION

“CAN YOU PLEASE TELL US ABOUT THE DIVINE MERCY DEVOTION?”

Christ’s Divine Mercy has always been around of course, but the idea of a devotion to the Divine Mercy was first introduced in the 1930’s.  That was when Christ appeared to a young ... Read More »

Holy Week: April 5 - 12, 2020

Posted by Fr. Joseph Sobolik on 3/31/20

HOLY WEEK & PASCHAL TRIDUUM

Today we celebrate Palm Sunday, and we begin the holiest week of the entire year.  Later this week we will celebrate a group of days known as The Triduum.  It begins on Holy Thursday evening with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper and concludes ... Read More »

Indulgences and Blessings From Rome

Posted by Fr. Joseph Sobolik on 3/27/20

I wanted to write about a couple of important spiritual things that are happening.  

First of all, Pope Francis has offered us a special "Urbi et Orbi" (To the City and the World) blessing.  These are usually given at Christmas and Easter, but he is giving us a special ... Read More »

Article for March 29 Bulletin

Posted by Fr. Joseph Sobolik on 3/24/20

Who Moved my Cheese? The Coronavirus Edition

     I really did not know what I was going to write about in my bulletin article for this week.  I was talking to Ann Johnston, our parish secretary and bookkeeper, about this and about how so much has changed in ... Read More »

Live Stream Mass Schedule

Posted by Fr. Joseph Sobolik on 3/24/20

Here is the weekly schedule for when I will live stream Masses on my Facebook page:

Tuesday 6:00 PMWednesday 8:30 AMThursday 8:30 AMFriday 8:30 AMSaturday 10:15 AMSunday 9:00 AMMondays will vary depending on what is happening that day. I will try to announce when that will be on my ... Read More »