Bulletin – 1st Sunday of Advent in a Time of Pandemic

Dear Friends,

NO MASS THIS SUNDAY IN PERSON–Mark your calendars for next Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 10 A.M. CST for our next Zoom Mass–watch for link next week.

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With this Sunday; we have a new beginning in our Church Year–the 1st Sunday of Advent. This Sunday begins four wonderful weeks as we prepare for the Christmas Season. As with Thanksgiving this year, the Christmas Season will be different as we all strive to be as safe as possible amid Covid 19. We pray for strength until we can get past this time.

And speaking of Thanksgiving, my wish for each of you is that you would know how much you mean to me! I am so grateful–always, for your faith and trust in me to pastor our community. You help me to be generous as I watch each of you, being so generous with your time, energy and talents for our community and our world.

Please stay safe and well, for yourselves and others, in these days amid a virus that we don’t entirely understand. Peace and love and all other blessings–may you be grateful for all that is yours, even if you don’t have all that you want at this time–Pastor Kathy

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Readings:

  • Isaiah 63: 16-17, 64: 1-8
  • 1 Corinthians 1: 3-9
  • Mark 13: 33-37

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Bulletin – Last Sunday of the Church Year in a Pandemic

Dear Friends,

NO IN-PERSON MASS THIS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2020

Mark your calendars — next Zoom Mass is December 6, 2020 –2nd Sunday of Advent

December 24, 2020, Christmas Eve Zoom Mass at 4:30 P.M.

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This week we celebrate the Feast of Christ, our Brother and Friend–in his earthly life, Jesus never claimed power, as in, “king,” thus we name him for his true identity among us–“brother and friend”–someone truly to model our lives after. This Sunday’s readings give us the example of a “good shepherd”–interesting to think on reflecting the stalemate in our nation’s capitol these days. Pastor Dick Dahl will “break open” the Scriptures for us this week–enjoy!

Peace and love and please be in touch if I can be of assistance to you–aaorcc2008@gmail.com or 507-429-3616. Stay safe and well–Pastor Kathy

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Readings:

  • Ezekiel 34: 11-12
  • 1 Corinthians 15: 20-26, 28
  • Matthew 25: 31-46

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Bulletin – 33rd Sunday in [Extra] Ordinary Time in a Pandemic

ZOOM MASS THIS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2020 AT 10 A.M.

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Dear Friends,

This Sunday is the last one in [Extra] Ordinary Time and the following Sunday then ends our Church Year with a celebration of Jesus, Brother and Friend, followed by the holy season of Advent.

So, this coming Sunday signals an end is coming, but also a beginning! Our Christian lives are always about the chance to begin again, which I find wonderful!

This Sunday, we will “Zoom” again together–hopefully many of you can join us!–watch for the link later this week.

Peace and love,

Pastor Kathy

P.S. Please don’t hesitate to call me, 507-429-3616 or email, aaorcc2008@gmail.com. if I can help you in any way.

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Readings:

  • Proverbs 31: 10-13, 19-20, 30-31
  • 1 Thessalonians 5: 1-6
  • Matthew 25: 14-30

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Bulletin – 32nd Sunday in [Extra] Ordinary Time in a Pandemic

NO PHYSICAL MASS ON NOVEMBER 8, 2020, but please pray together for our community, for our city and for our country in these very unsettled times.

Mark your calendars for our next Zoom Mass which will be earlier this month–November 15, 2020 –watch for the link later on.

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Dear Friends,

Our Scriptures are about the “End Times” and we reflect on that too as our Church Year is coming to an end this month. We can look to our country as well and reflect on endings. It is the hope of many that with the recent national elections, we can come to a place soon, of more civility, more good will, more inclusion–less division. That is my prayer. Do pray with me that soon our hope can be realized as we all strive to be part of the changes we want to see.

Peace and love,

Pastor Kathy

P.S. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if I can be of assistance to you, or be in contact too if you would just like to chat–507-429-3616 or aaorcc2008@gmail.com

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Readings:

  • Wisdom 6: 12-16
  • 1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18
  • Matthew 25: 1-13

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Bulletin – All Saints’ Day in a time of Pandemic

NO MASS IN PERSON ON NOVEMBER 1, 2020

Mark you calendars for November 15, 2020 at 10 A.M. for our next Zoom Mass–this liturgy will have a Thanksgiving theme.

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Dear Friends,

We will be concentrating this Sunday with what it truly means to be a “saint.” After you have a working definition–who is a saint, really; think about anyone in your acquaintance, in the present day whom you would consider a saint. A clue would be–this isn’t someone who is perfect, necessarily.

So my friends, I invite you to ponder this question.

Peace and love,

Pastor Kathy

P.S. If you have any needs that I could help with, please don’t hesitate to ask, 507-429-3616 or email aaorcc2008@gmail.com.

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Readings:

  • Revelation 7: 2-4, 9-14
  • 1 John 3: 1-3
  • Matthew 5: 1-12

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