• Palms

    By bkraemer on April 6, 2020

    We do have the palms that were ordered for Palm Sunday!  We are waiting for the Bishop to give us the okay to have a way to distribute them to you.  We are trying our very best to keep the palms flexible and not allowing them to dry out so braiding, etc., can still be done with them.  Please watch for updates!

  • Stations of the Cross – by Dave & Brook Stang

    By bkraemer on April 2, 2020

    Dave & Brook made a video of them praying the Stations of the Cross.  Please click on the link to pray along with them!

  • Postponed: First Communion, Confirmation & Parish Dinner

    By bkraemer on March 18, 2020

    All events, including First Communion, Confirmation and the Parish Dinner will be rescheduled at a later date. Please watch for updates!

  • Bishop Kettler suspends all Mass through Easter

    By bkraemer on March 18, 2020

    Bishop Kettler: Public Masses in diocese suspended through April 13

    Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

    By Bishop Donald Kettler

    After much prayer and consultation with members of my staff, and in light of the latest recommendations from state and federal health authorities for slowing the rapid spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and protecting the people of our communities, I have made the difficult decision to suspend all public weekday and weekend Masses in the Diocese of Saint Cloud, effective immediately through Easter Monday, April 13. All Catholics in the diocese remain dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass during this time.

    Further:

    • I will celebrate the Chrism Mass privately with the deans. They will distribute the holy oils to the parishes in their deaneries at a later time. We have livestreamed the Mass on our diocesan website.
    • Baptisms should be rescheduled. If a wedding needs to take place, a dispensation needs to be granted by the bishop. Funeral Masses during this time are prohibited; only graveside services are allowed. A memorial Mass should be scheduled for a later date after April 13.
    • Confirmations during this time period remain cancelled. My office will contact parishes to reschedule.
    • All public Holy Week liturgies, including Good Friday services, are cancelled. For specific details regarding liturgies, pastors should consult the “Liturgical Guidelines During the Time of Suspension of Masses” provided by the diocesan Office of Worship.

  • ACC – Area Catholic Community – Update

    By bkraemer on March 5, 2020

    On 2-18-2020 the ACC Group met at St Mary’s HOC. We are continuing to discuss our goals, but are waiting for the St Cloud Diocese approval. Quick notes on the different goals we are working on:

    ACC Naming: March 7 & 8 and March 14 & 15 ballots will be made up to vote on one of the 4 names. We will have an “Unveiling” Mass & Social on April 16th @ St Wendelin’s Parish starting at 6:30 pm. Please mark your calendars now!

    Director of Religious Education: With approval from all 5 Parishes and the St Cloud Diocese, we are moving forward with hiring 1 person to run the Religious Ed & Faith Formation programs at all 5 parishes. We will be posting the position in the next couple of weeks. With hopes to have a start date of 7-1-2020.

    Mass Schedules:   As of right now it appears will be blessed with 3 priests to cover the 5 Parishes. With that being said, there will be 4 priests retiring in 2020 & an additional 5 priests in 2021. So the odds of the parishes having 3 priests is pretty low. We will have tentative Mass schedules in place, in case things change.

    Communication:   We are working different ways of communication between the 5 parishes. Social Media, 1 combined 5-6 page bulletin, Website, 1 telephone system to connect all 5 parishes are the different things being discussed. We do not have a definite plan as of right now, but are looking in the different avenues we have available to us.

    Each parish is represented by 2 members. Please, reach out to your Representative for any opinions or ideas. We are here to serve our parish as best we can. We all are committed to sharing all of our Talents & Treasures to make this the Best ACC Group it can be!

    God Bless from the Committee: Tracy, Leann, Brad, Jerry, Mary, Tracy, Karen, Dave, Ed, Lana, Fr Statz, Fr Ron & Fr Matthew

  • NICKTOBERFEST 2019

    By bkraemer on October 7, 2019

    A GREAT time was had by all!  Plans are in the works to do this again next September!  Thank you to the Catholic United Parish Volunteer Team for hosting this event.  It was very successful!  Here are just a few of the many pictures that were taken at the event:

     

  • Cemetery Project

    By bkraemer on September 20, 2018

    The Cemetery Project has been completed!  Here are a few photos from the placement of the cross!

     

    For Cemetery Blessing photos, please visit the “Cemetery Page” tab above!

    These are photos of the replacement “statues.”

     

    Thank you to Dave Stang for being our photographer!