A Note from Fr. Alan:
Monday is Memorial Day and I recommend family unit visits to the cemetery for prayer for deceased veterans and other loved ones. Here is one prayer you can use along with an Our Father and some Hail Marys:
Prayer on Memorial Day
by whose mercy the faithful departed find rest,
look kindly on your departed veterans who gave their lives in the service of their country,
Grant that through the passion, death, and resurrection
of your Son
they may share in the joy of your heavenly kingdom
and rejoice in you with your saints forever.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
As you may know, pastors and parishes have been put “between a rock and a hard place”. The Bishops of Minnesota have given permission for our churches to reopen May 26 if this can be done in a safe manner, in contradiction to the Governor’s recent order. Bishop Kettler asked each parish to submit a plan to be approved by him that will allow us to gather together again as safely as possible. We have submitted our plan.
THIS BULLETIN’S SCHEDULE OF SOME WEEKDAY MASSES AND NEXT WEEKEND’S PENTECOST MASSES IS STILL CONTINGENT UPON THE BISHOP’S APPROVAL OF OUR PLAN. IF WE DON’T RECEIVE APPROVAL OR FOR SOME OTHER REASON WE ARE NOT ABLE TO HAVE THESE MASSES, WE WILL USE SOCIAL MEDIA AND A SIGN ON THE CHURCH DOORS TO COMMUNICATE THIS. In the meanwhile I pray that as the archbishop and governor continue their talks they may come to some common ground, as they consider the requirements and recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and Minnesota Public Health.
It is very true that there are still legitimate threats to our health from this highly contagious corona virus. Therefore the faithful are still dispensed from the obligation to attend and participate in Sunday Mass. No one is telling anyone that they must go to Mass. The health risks are especially critical for people over 65 years of age and for those people who have underlying health conditions. It is highly recommended that they NOT attend Mass. It is also recommended that those in that age-group or with health conditions suspend any public ministry during this time (as usher, lector, Eucharistic Minister, etc.). We will continue to post a Sunday Mass from Our Lady of Victory on Facebook and at our website.
Watch the mail later this week for a letter from your pastor. God bless you all!
Please see the letter below for the most recent message from Bishop Kettler.
As we find ourselves unable to come together for a Sunday Mass due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we celebrate the Ascension of the Lord Mass on-line with
Beginning the week of May 24th – 30th, we will be returning to Adoration on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday mornings, with an additional hour each day.
Please continue to use social distance and sanitation, and have peaceful and prayerful time with the Lord!
From the Parish Business Office
As many of us are already aware, COVID-19 is having an impact in each of our lives: personally, socially & financially. Unfortunately, COVID-19 is also impacting our church as we are unable to celebrate weekend Mass together. Yet, our financial obligations continue.
We have 4 opportunities for continuing your weekly/monthly stewardship:
1) Use your regular collection envelope and drop it off or in the mail.
2) Sign-up for Automatic Contribution (ACH) - go to Forms/Registrations
3) Use your bank's Bill Pay; telling when, to whom and how much money to send.
4) OnLine Giving - click here for more information:
If you have any questions, please contact Mayme @ (218) 736-2429 ext. 11.
* Until further notice, CONFESSIONS by appointment only.
You are reminded to make an Act of Contrition to God in prayer.
If you are sincere and promise to go to Confession when it is again possible,
you will obtain forgiveness for your sins, even mortal sin.
Through the ministry of the Church, may God give you pardon and peace.
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Online Giving Campaign
This fundraising campaign is taking the place of the 2020 Spring Gala, starting May 28 until June 15. The Spring Gala is our school's largest fundraiser each year. Please click here to give online, beginning May 28:
Our Lady of Victory Church
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