Bulletin – 3rd Sunday of Advent–Gaudete Sunday in a Time of Pandemic

Dear Friends,

NO PHYSICAL MASS THIS SUNDAY–December 13, 2020!

Mark your calendars for our next Zoom Mass on Thursday, December 24, 2020 at 4:30 P.M. for our Christmas Eve Liturgy! All are welcome–invite a friend to join us!

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We are about “rejoicing” this week as the readings are giving us that encouragement now and on through Christmastime! Could any of us have better news during these trying times than the knowledge that our God loves us in an over-the-top way?

Peace and love,

Pastor Kathy

P.S. Please be in contact by phone: 507-429-3616 or email: aaorcc2008@gmail.com if I might be of help to you in any way, or if you would just like to chat.

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Readings:

  • Isaiah 61: 1-2, 10-11
  • 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-24
  • John 1: 6-8, 19-28

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Bulletin – 2nd Sunday in Advent in a Time of Pandemic

Dear Friends,

Zoom Mass on this Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 10 A.M. –watch for a link later in the week!

Watch for a News Item–activity for this Friday evening in a later mailing!

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We have the opportunity to meet this Sunday, December 6, for a Zoom Mass–hopefully many of you can join us! This will be our only Zoom Mass during Advent and then we will meet for Christmas Eve on December 24th at 4:30 P.M. as usual via Zoom.

We continue this time of “expectant waiting” –look for our brother Jesus in places, out-of-the-ordinary…

Peace and love,

Pastor Kathy

P.S. If I can be of help to you, please call, 507-429-3616 or email aaorcc2008@gmail.com.

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Readings:

  • Isaiah 40: 1-5, 9-11
  • 2 Peter 3: 8-15
  • Mark 1:1-8

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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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