Bulletin – 5th Sunday of Lent

Dear Friends,

NO MASS AGAIN THIS SUNDAY!!! –Watch for future announcements concerning next week and beyond!


We continue in this time of a “new normal,” discerning each day, what that in fact, means, as many of us struggle to find the ways to reach out to others when we are being instructed to stay home.

This time calls for great reserves of strength, of faith–that is, believing in what we can’t always see, prayer–a lifting up of our hearts and minds to the God we recognize.  Let us continue to be a community, my friends, in new ways.

Peace and love,

Pastor Kathy


Readings: 

  • Ezekiel 37: 12-14
  • Romans 8: 8-11
  • John 11: 1-45

 

Bulletin – 4th Weekend in Lent – During the Covid 19 Pandemic

NO MASS THIS WEEKEND–SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2020


Dear Friends,

We are in a very fluid time as our country is under a pandemic with the coronavirus which causes Covid 19.  Our board and I agreed that we suspend Sunday, and/or Saturday services for two weeks and assess after that.  In other words, after March 29, 2020 we will reassess.

So far, we have no positive cases of  Covid 19 in Winona County, but it could just be that it hasn’t arrived here yet, as there are 60 positive cases in Minnesota.

So, my dear friends, please practice social-distancing  and very good hand-washing techniques.

I am including the weekend readings (this would have been our Saturday Mass for the month) and I will include the homily when it is finished–all for your reflection.  We could have a dialog over email if anyone wishes to do that!

Blessings on all–stay safe and well and please let me know if you have need of anything that I can pick up for you or drop off.

Peace and love,

Pastor Kathy


Readings: 

  • 1 Samuel 16: 1, 6-7, 10-13
  • Ephesians 5: 8-14
  • John 9: 1-41

Friends, I would like to end today with something to uplift us and assist us in continuing to hope and to care–it came to me from another group that I am affiliated with:

“Lockdown
Yes there is fear.
Yes there is isolation.
Yes there is panic buying.
Yes there is sickness.
Yes there is even death.
But,
They say that in Wuhan after so many years of noise
You can hear the birds again.
They say that after just a few weeks of quiet
The sky is no longer thick with fumes
But blue and grey and clear.
They say that in the streets of Assisi
People are singing to each other
across the empty squares,
keeping their windows open
so that those who are alone
may hear the sounds of family around them.
They say that a hotel in the West of Ireland
Is offering free meals and delivery to the housebound.
Today a young woman I know
is busy spreading fliers with her number
through the neighbourhood
So that the elders may have someone to call on.
Today Churches, Synagogues, Mosques and Temples
are preparing to welcome
and shelter the homeless, the sick, the weary
All over the world people are slowing down and reflecting
All over the world people are looking at their neighbours in a new way
All over the world people are waking up to a new reality
To how big we really are.
To how little control we really have.
To what really matters.
To Love.
So we pray and we remember that
Yes there is fear.
But there does not have to be hate.
Yes there is isolation.
But there does not have to be loneliness.
Yes there is panic buying.
But there does not have to be meanness.
Yes there is sickness.
But there does not have to be disease of the soul
Yes there is even death.
But there can always be a rebirth of love.
Wake to the choices you make as to how to live now.
Today, breathe.
Listen, behind the factory noises of your panic
The birds are singing again
The sky is clearing,
Spring is coming,
And we are always encompassed by Love.
Open the windows of your soul
And though you may not be able
to touch across the empty square,
Sing.
Fr. Richard Hendrick, OFM

Bulletin – 3rd Sunday of Lent

Mass on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 10 A.M. 


SEE ON THE WEBSITE, via a News Item, a complete listing of the precautions that we will take at All Are One to protect everyone from the coronavirus. I will do that within a day or two, but in the meantime, just know that we will dispense with holding of hands, hugging and drinking from the cup at communion. I will have hand  sanitizer available too. 


Continue bringing non-perishable food items during March for Minnesota Food Share Month–your generosity is appreciated by our local food shelf!


Dear Friends,

We continue our Lenten journey to Easter with this 3rd Sunday of Lent.  We are called in faith to see a gracious God who loves us more than we can imagine–a God who is always with us! As always, we are called to see the Jesus in our midst who asks to be given what is needed to live.

Come; ponder all this with us this week.

Peace and love,

Pastor Kathy


Readings:

  • Exodus 17: 3-7
  • Romans 5: 1-2, 5-8
  • John 4: 5-42

All Are One Roman Catholic Church Safety Policy

 Every effort will be made to ensure the safety of all attendees at All Are One services and social activities.  Any violation of this policy will be reported immediately to local law enforcement.  (This statement was updated and reviewed with the Board of All Are One Roman Catholic church at the July 2, 2018 board meeting and was reviewed with the parish).

All Are One Roman Catholic church Statement as a Sanctuary Support Community

“We affirm that as a congregation of people of faith, we are taking seriously the call to provide sanctuary support in the Winona Sanctuary Network. We recognize that our immigrant neighbors are a vital part of our community and local economy and that due to a broken immigration system they have not all been allowed the legal protections that they deserve. To this end we will use our privilege and our resources to stand with our community members that are in fear of deportation. As a sanctuary support community we are able to do this by providing; prayers, security, time, money, advocacy, relationship, and fellowship to the degree that is within our power.”


 

 

Bulletin – Second Sunday of Lent

Remember to SPRING AHEAD this weekend!


Mass on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 10 A.M. 


Remember that March is Food Share Month –please be generous to restock the Winona Volunteer Services Food Shelf


Dear Friends,

So sorry for the lateness of this bulletin. The first part of the week was about laying to rest our daughter-in-law’s dad in the Chicago suburb of Glen Ellyn and once back I managed to get strep throat, so have been recovering. I’m on meds , so should be on the mend.

We continue our Lenten journey striving this weekend, as always, to be our best–growing ever closer to our brother Jesus through the way we live our lives.

So, come; be with us this Sunday and of course remember to SPRING AHEAD  on your clocks before you come!

Peace and love,

Pastor Kathy


Readings: 

  • Genesis 12: 1-4
  • 2 Timothy 1: 8-10
  • Matthew 17: 1-9

All Are One Roman Catholic Church Safety Policy

 Every effort will be made to ensure the safety of all attendees at All Are One services and social activities.  Any violation of this policy will be reported immediately to local law enforcement.  (This statement was updated and reviewed with the Board of All Are One Roman Catholic church at the July 2, 2018 board meeting and was reviewed with the parish).

All Are One Roman Catholic church Statement as a Sanctuary Support Community

“We affirm that as a congregation of people of faith, we are taking seriously the call to provide sanctuary support in the Winona Sanctuary Network. We recognize that our immigrant neighbors are a vital part of our community and local economy and that due to a broken immigration system they have not all been allowed the legal protections that they deserve. To this end we will use our privilege and our resources to stand with our community members that are in fear of deportation. As a sanctuary support community we are able to do this by providing; prayers, security, time, money, advocacy, relationship, and fellowship to the degree that is within our power.”


 

Bulletin – 1st Sunday of Lent

Mass on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 10 A.M. –Ashes will be administered at this Mass.


Thank yous go out to all who helped in the February distribution of Home Delivered Meals and our leader, Michael Maher in this yearly commitment of ministry.  


Thank yous also go out to those who contributed to help restock the Winona Warming Center’s supplies of warm winter clothing, food items and other supplies needed at the shelter. 


March is Food Share Month to restock Winona Volunteer Services local food shelf–please be generous! 


Dear Friends,

This Sunday will put us into the holy Season of Lent–Ash Wednesday is observed by the Church today.  WE WILL NOT MEET TODAY, but ashes will be given out on Sunday, March 1, 2020.

Contrary to what the readings for Sunday point to rather clearly–our sinfulness–if we read clearly, the graciousness/goodness, really, of our God, in response to our failings is most apparent too! Being that most Catholics are aware of their sins–my focus during these forty days will be to, “shine a light,” as it were, more–on the goodness of our God in response to our humanity.

Come; begin this holy season with us this Sunday!

Peace and love,

Pastor Kathy


Readings: 

  • Genesis 2: 7-8,  3: 1-7
  • Romans 5: 12-19
  • Matthew 4: 1-11

All Are One Roman Catholic Church Safety Policy

 Every effort will be made to ensure the safety of all attendees at All Are One services and social activities.  Any violation of this policy will be reported immediately to local law enforcement.  (This statement was updated and reviewed with the Board of All Are One Roman Catholic church at the July 2, 2018 board meeting and was reviewed with the parish).

All Are One Roman Catholic church Statement as a Sanctuary Support Community

“We affirm that as a congregation of people of faith, we are taking seriously the call to provide sanctuary support in the Winona Sanctuary Network. We recognize that our immigrant neighbors are a vital part of our community and local economy and that due to a broken immigration system they have not all been allowed the legal protections that they deserve. To this end we will use our privilege and our resources to stand with our community members that are in fear of deportation. As a sanctuary support community we are able to do this by providing; prayers, security, time, money, advocacy, relationship, and fellowship to the degree that is within our power.”