Bulletin – 3rd Sunday in [Extra] Ordinary Time in a Pandemic

Dear Friends,

ZOOM MASS THIS SUNDAY! January 24, 2021 at 10 A.M. CST. Watch for the link tomorrow.

Winona Volunteer Services, WVS has a volunteer program this year that will try to match a volunteer with someone who needs their snow shoveled. If you are over 60 and could use such a “snow” angel, please call WVS, 507-454-5212 or email, Marite at molmstead@ci.winona.mn.us.

The Catholic Worker house has an on-going needs list if you would like to help out. Any donations can be taken to 832 W. Broadway, Winona, MN. between the hours of 3:30-5 P.M. weekdays. If what you are donating is non-perishable, you can leave anytime in a convenient tub on the porch. If you want to send them a monetary gift add their P.O. Box 102. List of needs below.

  • reusable or disposable masks
  • bottled water
  • tooth brushes/toothpaste
  • razors, deordorant, feminine products
  • fresh fruit, butter, frozen ground beef
  • cheese/cheese sticks
  • ramen noodles
  • pop-top microwavable meals
  • canned fruit, mustard, ketchup
  • pasta/pasta sauce
  • KWIK Trip gift cards-$5 & $10
  • Add to CW balance at Bluff Country Co-op–used for necessities and packing for meal deliveries

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This has been a momentous week in many ways–new leadership in Washington with the possibility of some truth-telling, other-centeredness, and care for all the people. There seemed to be a collective sigh of relief on Wednesday with the anticipation and promise of so much good coming forth.

We are all challenged anew to do our part. We pray with the psalmist this week, “Make me know your ways, O God.”

Peace and love,

Pastor Kathy

P.S. Please don’t hesitate to be in contact if I can be of help to you, 507-429-3616 or aaorcc2008@gmail.com.

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Readings:

  • Jonah 3: 1-5, 10
  • 1 Corinthians 7: 29-31
  • Mark 1: 14-20

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Bulletin – 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time in a Pandemic

NO PHYSICAL MASS THIS SUNDAY, JANUARY 17, 2021.

Next Zoom Mass, Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 10 A.M. Watch for link next week.

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Dear Friends,

We are once again entering Ordinary Time for a period of 6 weeks prior to the beginning of the holy season of Lent, with Ash Wednesday falling on February 17th. We usually consider Ordinary Time an in-between time from Christmas–to Lent and Easter and Advent when we start the cycle all over again. Because it is an in-between time, does not mean it will be a time without challenge as we will see going forward.

May each of you know peace in these troubling times–may each of us be “light” in our world.

Peace and love,

Pastor Kathy

P. S. If I may be of help in any way, don’t hesitate to call me, 507-429-3616 or email, aaorcc2008@gmail.com

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Readings:

  • 1 Samuel 3: 3-10
  • 1 Corinthians 6: 13-15, 17-20
  • John 1: 35-42

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Bulletin – Baptism of Jesus – in a Time of Pandemic

NO MASS IN PERSON THIS SUNDAY, JANUARY 10, 2021

Next Zoom Mass, January 24, 2021 at 10 A.M. –link will be sent later when we are closer.

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Dear Friends,

We are called this Sunday to move into Jesus’ adult life, leaving the Child in the Manger behind. The call is to follow him through baptism and the challenge to convey our God’s love for all.

We continue to pray for all those affected with Covid 19, their families, for all healthcare workers and for a sense of unity among people in our country, striving for what is best in us all.

Peace and love,

Pastor Kathy

P.S. If I can be of help to any of you, please don’t hesitate to be in contact: By phone–507-429-3616 or by email–aaorcc2008@gmail.com.

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Readings:

  • Isaiah 42: 1-4, 6-7
  • Acts 10: 34-38
  • Mark 1: 7-11

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Bulletin – The Epiphany in a Time of Pandemic

No Mass prayers or special remembrance on January 1, 2021.

NO MASS IN PERSON again this week, January 3, 2021, but watch for prayers, readings and a homily as usual.

Next Zoom Mass will be in later January–date to be announced.

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Dear Friends,

Our charge this week is to, “Arise and shine!” These words are full of action and challenge–they speak about, “showing up,” “doing our part,” “being our best!” And as a new year dawns, when better to begin again?!

As we all move through now, to the end of a year, 2020, that has tried us in so many ways; let us look forward with patience, perseverance, and hope that our country can grow to become more united, more open, more generous and more loving toward one another.

And as we speak about a New Year coming; I must take this opportunity to thank each of you reading this for all your gifts–financially, materially, emotionally, and spiritually in this past year. Our community, All Are One, exists because of you and me and all the ways that we have collectively listened to the Spirit of our brother, Jesus these past years–coming up on 13 in May of 2021. None of us could have done this alone–a woman priest with no community couldn’t have gone far–it is that simple. Your faith, first of all, believing that even though the powers-that-be said and continue to say that we, as a community are “invalid,” you all with your presence called the lie to this on-going lie.

I love you all and as always am humbled to have the great opportunity and privilege to pastor you all. Together, we have been able to reach out in many ways this past year, sharing with those who have less.

With much gratitude then, I wish for each of you, the very best in 2021–all that you most need.

Love and peace, Pastor Kathy

P.S. Please email, aaorcc2008@gmail.com or call, 507-429-3616 if I can be of help in any way.

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Readings:

  • Isaiah 60: 1-6
  • Ephesians 3: 2-3, 5-6
  • Matthew 2: 1-12

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Bulletin – Christmas Eve Liturgy in a time of Pandemic

Zoom Mass on Thursday, Christmas Eve, December 24, 2020 at 4:30 P.M. –join us at 4:15 for carol singing! Watch for a link to the Zoom Mass in a separate mailing.

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Dear Friends,

Christmas, simply put is about, love! Simple, on the one hand, but profound too. This past year, living with COVID along with other forms of unrest, has called forth our best, as we search for responses. We are “Christmas People” though–always striving to model our God’s over-the-top love for us, especially in the sending of Jesus to be one-with-us!

Hoping “to zoom” with many of you on Thursday evening as we remember this wonderful “grace” in our lives. If you can’t be with us, do know that we are thinking of you and missing you–may all the best of Christmas gifts be yours, peace, love and joy! Call me, 507-429-3616 or email, aaorcc2008@gmail.com if I can be of help to you.

Peace and love,

Pastor Kathy

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Readings:

  • Isaiah 9: 2-7
  • Titus 2: 11-14
  • Luke 2: 1-14

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