Bulletin – 25th Weekend in Ordinary Time

  • Mass on Saturday this week, September 18, 2021 at 4:30 P. M.
  • Wanted all to know that your board has agreed to a $500 gift from the parish to aid the Afghans coming into Fort McCoy, in Wisconsin. This is being done through Catholic Charities in Lacrosse.
  • In addition, because we understand that the needs are great, individuals who would like to give a gift individually can do so the next two weekends through the collection in the form of cash or checks made out to All Are One as usual and earmark it for the Afghan collection. Some of you asked and, yes, you may send contributions to me, Pastor Kathy at 24450 Gilmore Valley Road, Winona, MN 55987.
  • Brother Bede Baldry, Christian Brother, serving in our area has asked me to let you know about a group he is starting soon to share and discuss the meaning of dreams. The group is limited to 8 and begins on Tuesday evening, September 28 and continues for 5 consecutive Tuesdays after that. Details about what these classes/sharings will entail you can see in his description that follows:

DREAM CIRCLE

WHAT:  Dreams are gifts.  You are invited to look at your dreams and find out the gift they may be for you.  In the Dream Circle we’ll share dreams, look at dreams, wonder about dreams and think about what the dream might be for you.  Dreams have mystified, frightened, inspired, warned, and transformed us across the world.  For as long as we have been able to speak we have told each other our dreams.  Dreams are gifts.  

WHEN:  Tuesday evenings.  Sept. 28, Oct. 12,  26,  Nov. 9,   23  and Dec. 7 

WHERE:  Winona Catholic  Worker

                 832 W Broadway, Winona, MN 55987 

FACILItATOR:  Br. Bede Baldry, FSC 

FEE:  Donation       Mask required for now.  

If you have questions and are interested contact Bede at 773-332-4729

  • Kay Peterson from Winona Volunteer Services called this morning to update me on the services that WVS continues to offer to those in need locally. She said the best way to see what they have to offer is to check out their website at winonavs.org. She said that it is best to call if you actually want to stop in at 402 East Second Street as they no longer have a waiting area due to COVID and have made this original space into an office, so call before you would come, 507-452-5591. The Food Shelf and the Clothes Shop is still up and running!

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Dear Friends,

We continue in our walk with our brother Jesus this week–the readings for this weekend tell us that this won’t always be easy, but the challenge remains.

Come; be with us!

Peace and love,

Pastor Kathy

P.S. Now that we are back to in-person services as vaccinated and masked, I haven’t been making as many phone calls; but please be in contact with me if I can help you in any way, aaorcc2008@gmail.com or 507-429-3616.

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Readings:

  • Wisdom 2: 12, 17-20
  • James 3: 16–4: 3
  • Mark 9: 30-37

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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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