We celebrate the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord! It’s a Baptism we all share in as beloved sons and daughters of God. There is always joy and excitement at each Baptism of child or youth or adult. The Baptism of Jesus wasn’t “necessary”…but it signals His sharing in every aspect of our human journey.
On this Feast we welcome Fr. Ernie Martello, of the Crosier Monastery in Onamia, MN. Fr. Ernie is preaching at all the Masses, after also helping lead and participate in the Saturday morning discussion about “carrying the present clergy abuse scandal, Biblically”. I pray that his words can help bring us all healing and hope…reminding us that God is still in charge of this flawed Church, purifying us and calling us to still greater things. We continue to pray for all who have suffered from this scourge of abuse in any way, even all who by the name “Catholic” become associated with the shame.
This weekend we bless and send off twenty-one persons on a mission trip to Peru! Thanks to all who are supporting the work of this mission trip and Fr. Lucho’s ministry through last weekend’s breakfast and the “Peru Giving Tree”. The experience is one of helping out and giving some of ourselves…..but in turn, receiving so much more. I will not be on this trip but will stay home with the rest of you and pray for their safe travels and successful mission. Fr. Jeff Ethan from St. Elizabeth’s and St. Leonard’s in Pelican Rapids is going this time, Fr. Lucho often helps him with the Spanish Mass and Hispanic Ministry in Pelican Rapids when he is visiting us.
Blessings on the NEO Young Couples Welcome Lunch this Sunday after the 10:30 Mass as the Young Couples group extends hospitality to more young couples and shares with them about their experience as they come together to support one another and share faith. Thanks to Mammas for helping to lead and coordinate this great ministry for our parish!
Feliz Viaje to all the travelers on the Mission Trip to Peru!
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Parish Office Hours
9:00am-4:00pm (closed noon hour)
Weekend Mass Times
8:30am & 10:30am
Thursday & Friday 8:30am
Wednesday (rotating Nursing Homes-first 4 Wednesdays)
Fifth Wednesdays - 9:00am OLV
Thursday & Friday 9:00am