Bulletin – 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

  • Mass on Sunday, September 12, 2021 at 10:00 A.M.
  • Vaccinations and masks are required to be in attendance.
  • Other precautions are in place to protect us all.

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Dear Friends,

We are called today–this week, to break out of our “small boxes” and do away with the God we have likewise put in a “small box” too, to follow our brother Jesus, who did not, “live in a box,” –but moved out to be in relationship with all who wanted that.

Come; ponder all this with us this week!

Peace and love,

Pastor Kathy

P.S. Always know that I am here to help if you need me–call, 507-429-3616, or email, aaorcc2008@gmail.com.

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Readings:

  • Isaiah 50: 4-9
  • James 2: 14-18
  • Mark 8: 27-35

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Bulletin – 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

  • Mass on Sunday, September 4, 2021 at 10 A.M.
  • We will continue to meet in person until it can be determined that it really is not safe for us to do that as a group. Some have decided to refrain from in-person for now due to their own health concerns and that is perfectly fine–please let me know of any thing you might need by way of pastoral support. In addition to being vaccinated and masked, we will keep in place additional practices at mass to keep us safe and always abide by CDC recommendations.
  • Please be in touch for any needs–507-429-3616 or aaorcc2008@gmail.com.

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Dear Friends,

We read prophetic words today from Isaiah and Jesus and if we are truly Jesus’ followers, we will be challenged by them too.

Come; ponder these mysteries with us this week!

Peace and love,

Pastor Kathy

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Readings:

  • Isaiah 35: 3-7
  • James 2: 1-5
  • Mark 7: 31-37

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Bulletin – 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

  • Mass on Sunday, August 29, 2021 at 10 A.M.
  • We will be abiding by CDC guidelines at our Masses and all other previous precautions–mainly, the wearing of masks!

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Dear Friends,

We continue to be challenged in this Ordinary Time that, in its readings, always seem to be, “extraordinary,” –challenging us to be our best. The readings this week ask, “Do we simply, ‘hear’ the word, or do we, ‘act’ upon it?”

Come; let us ponder this and more together this week.

Peace and love,

Pastor Kathy

P.S. I am always here to help if you need me, 507-429-3616 or aaorcc2008@gmail.com. Don’t hesitate to be in touch!

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Readings:

  • Deuteronomy 4: 1-2, 6-8
  • James 1: 17-18, 21-22, 27
  • Mark 7: 1-8, 14-16, 21-23

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Bulletin – 21st Weekend in Ordinary Time

  • Mass on Saturday, 4:30 p.m. August 21, 2021–REMEMBER TO WEAR A MASK! We will continue the precautions as in previous weeks of no-hand-holding during prayers, no physical contact during the “Kiss of Peace,” and communion will be in bread form only. Thank you for taking these precautions for the safety of all.
  • You no longer need to save the date, September 12, 2021. We had planned a special liturgy for this Sunday as a special way to remember Eric Bartleson who died during the height of the pandemic last year when we weren’t meeting physically and couldn’t adequately remember him for the significant part he played in the beginnings of our parish and for his long-time service as president of the board for 10 years. Due to COVID and to the current flare-up of the Delta variant, we will post-pone this special liturgy until November when we traditionally remember those loved ones among us who have died. Hopefully by then, we will be at a safer place to have a Celebration of Life for Eric complete with refreshments! We can also remember in a special way at this time all those who have died from our community. More to come on this as we get closer.

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Dear Friends,

The readings this weekend are full of challenge as always! Believing in Jesus, our brother, can never be said to be, “easy”–it calls for our best as he showed us so well!

Come; let’s ponder this mystery once again this week.

Peace and love,

Pastor Kathy

P.S. Please remember that if I can be of any help to you, not to hesitate to call, 507-429-3616, or email, aaorcc2008@gmail.com.

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Readings:

  • Joshua 24: 1-2, 15-17, 18
  • Ephesians 5: 21-32
  • John 6: 60-69

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Bulletin – A Combination of the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time and the Assumption of Mary

  • Mass on Sunday, August 15, 2021 at 10 A.M. –this Mass is in-person, but you must be vaccinated if you are able plus wearing a mask. Children are welcome but must too, wear a mask.
  • Other Covid restrictions in place are the following: communion under the form of bread only, no hand-holding or hugging during Our Father and Kiss of Peace except those living together.
  • Additionally, for the time being, we won’t be offering refreshments.

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Dear Friends,

The Church calendar names the Assumption of our mother and sister, Mary into heaven as this Sunday’s liturgy. Because this is a “somewhat” made-up doctrine, not followed nor observed by all Christian churches and often tied to her, “supposed” Immaculate Conception, as a result, go a long way in taking her, humanity from her–because if she was, “without sin” then she was hardly human, and if so, what can we say of our brother, Jesus?

Come; let us take a new look at Mary, our mother, sister and friend as we share readings from this feast and the 20th in Ordinary Time.

Peace and love,

Pastor Kathy

P. S. If I can help in any way, please don’t hesitate to call 507-429-3616 or email, aaorcc2008@kredig.com

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Readings:

  • Proverbs: 9: 1-6
  • Ephesians 5: 15-20
  • Luke 1: 39-56

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