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Week of May 28, 2023

A Note From Fr. Timothy Missionary Work and Pentecost Each year the Mission Office of the Diocese of St. Cloud connects parishes with missionaries who are invited to share their stories and experiences with us and help us consider how each of us might be called to participate in the missionary life of the Church.  … Read more

Week of May 21, 2023

A Note From Fr. LeRoy On this Ascension Sunday, the two words in our readings that stand out most are: “Up,” and “Go.”  Jesus was lifted “Up” into heaven to the glory of the Father.  However, before he went, He told his disciple to, “Go.”   “Go, therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing … Read more

Week of May 14, 2023

A Note From Fr. Oswaldo He who loves me, fulfills my commands. In a farewell atmosphere, Jesus asks his disciples to stay together, because he is leaving. But that he does not leave them alone, he promises them that he will send them the Holy Spirit. The commandment of love is what distinguishes the disciples … Read more

Week of May 7, 2023

A Note From Fr. Timothy Mary’s Month May is a month devoted to Mary.  It is often marked by a May Crowning, where our love for Mary is shown by placing a crown (often woven from flowers) upon an image or statue of Mary.  This is typically down in the Church (often outside of Mass), … Read more

Week of April 30, 2023

A Note From Fr. LeRoy Scheierl The Fourth Sunday of Easter is often called “Good Shepherd Sunday” and so each year our readings on this Sunday really focus on Jesus, the Good Shepherd. Sheep and shepherds were an important part of ancient Palestine life in both the Old Testament and New Testaments.  Even today, in … Read more

Week of April 23, 2023

A Note From Fr. Oswaldo Emmaus disciples After the crucifixion and death of Jesus many of Jesus’s disciples left with great frustration in their heart.  They saw their hopes collapse. Perhaps, they loved a Jesus as president, or governor, to solve all their problems with a single pat or with many miracles.  Why work for … Read more

Week of April 16, 2023

A Note From Fr. Timothy Divine Mercy Sunday Most Catholics know that one of the Precepts of the Church is to go to confession at least once a year.  The Precepts of the Church are those minimum requirements that Catholics are to do regarding the Church.  Unfortunately, I think there are all too many Catholics … Read more

Week of April 9, 2023

A Note From Fr. LeRoy                 On behalf of Fr. Timothy, Fr. Oswaldo, our ACC Parish Staffs, and myself, I would like to wish you all a very “Happy and Blessed Easter!”  May the joy of Christ’s presence and risen life be yours forever in God!  As Spring-time arrives and life in nature begins to … Read more

Week of April 2, 2023

A Note From Fr. Oswaldo HOLY WEEK, During the days of Lent, we have offered prayer, fasting and almsgiving, as a sign that our life is united to Faith, Hope and Charity, we have reconciled. Now is the time to accompany Jesus, in the Passion, Death and Resurrection. On Palm Sunday, Holy Week begins with … Read more

Week of March 26, 2023

A Note From Fr. Timothy Rite of Penance I spoke in my homily last week about how the Dicastery for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments in Rome confirmed the new English translation for the Rite of Penance for use in the United States.  The new translation was permitted to go into use … Read more