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Father Randal Kasel, Pastor
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Holy Trinity Parish
Please call the office phone number at 651-923-4472, even during hours when the office is not open, for any pastoral emergencies.
Calls are forwarded to our priest’s line after hours.
Archdiocese Victim Assistance Program Hotline: (651) 291-4497
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Dear Lord, help us:
Be prepared, but not anxious;
Be aware, but not desperate;
Be vigilant, but not in fear;
Be joyful, but not clueless;
Be faithful, but not careless.
Lord, be our hope and strength through all trials.
Collection Envelopes: Envelopes for 2020 donations are available at the church entries. Please write your name on the sheet with the number you choose.
Food Shelf: Donations for our local foodshelf are needed throughout the year. Personal hygiene items are needed, as well as non-perishable foods. Please place items in the boxes in the back of the churches. This is an ongoing project of the Council of Catholic Women
Scholarship Fund: If any parishioners would like to contribute toward the Father Peterson Memorial Scholarship Fund, please place your clearly designated donation in the collection, or drop off at the office. If enough donations are received, opportunities to obtain scholarships will be offered to our graduating seniors.
Safe Environment: The Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis requires all volunteers who interact with minors or vulnerable adults to complete the Essential 3 (background check, Code of Conduct, and VIRTUS training) before beginning their service, and to renew every three years while serving. Please contact the Safe Environment Coordinator for details on how to register for a VIRTUS class, complete the Essential 3, or do updates.
Holy Trinity Parish Safe Environment Coordinator: Sara McNamara
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Precepts of the Catholic Church (Catechism of the Catholic Church 2041-43):
1. You shall attend Holy Mass on Sundays and on Holy Days of Obligation and rest from servile labor. We must “sanctify the day commemorating the Resurrection of the Lord” (Sunday), as well as the principal feast days, known as Catholic Holy Days of Obligation. This requires attending Holy Mass, “and by resting from those works and activities which could impede such a sanctification of these days.”
2. You shall confess your sins at least once a year. We must prepare for the Eucharist by means of the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession). This Sacrament “continues Baptism’s work of conversion and forgiveness.”
3. You shall receive the sacrament of the Eucharist at least during the Easter season. This “guarantees as a minimum the reception of the Lord’s Body and Blood in connection with the Paschal feasts, the origin and center of the Christian liturgy.”
4. You shall observe the days of fasting and abstinence established by the Church. “The fourth precept ensures the times of ascesis and penance which prepare us for the liturgical feasts and help us acquire mastery over our instincts and freedom of heart.”
5. You shall help to provide for the needs of the Church. “The fifth precept means that the faithful are obliged to assist with the material needs of the Church, each according to his own ability.”
The Catholic Services Appeal funds 20 Designated Ministries including: Serving 265,000 meals and snacks to those in need, supporting over 100,000 Catholics via hospital chaplains, strengthening the Faith of those in prison through the Sacraments.
Contributions go directly to the Designated Ministries. To learn more, go to www.csafspm.org.
Vacation Bible School: We will wait until later this summer to weigh options regarding VBS this year. Stay tuned!
Cemetery Collection will be postponed until June.
As of the printing of this bulletin, we were not sufficiently prepared to put forth a schedule for public Holy Masses. When we are prepared we will communicate to parishioners via email and parish bulletin a schedule. We will also share the protocols we will follow as part of participating in public Holy Masses.
Thank you for your patience and let us continue to pray for our Lord’s grace during this time!
In Christ through Mary,
Holy Mass: Although there are no scheduled public Holy Masses at our parish at this time due to the regulations surrounding the coronavirus, please know that Holy Mass will still be offered for your intentions at the personal Masses of our priests. Your intention may need to be moved to another day than requested at this time.
Holy Masses on TV and Radio: For those who do not have access to live streaming and not able to attend outdoor Holy Masses, the following are other possible options: TV: several Holy Masses per day on EWTN (check local cable/satellite). Radio: Sundays at 7:00am on Real Presence Radio 970am- Rochester; Sundays at 9am and weekdays and Sundays at noon on Relevant Radio 1330am.
Pray for COVID-19 Anointing Corps, Patients, Families and Medical Support Teams – Parishioners across the Archdiocese are invited to prayerfully support those who are suffering most intensely, usually in sterile isolation, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Text archspm-anointing to 55321 or visit eva.us/archspm-anointing to receive a text each time a COVID-19 Anointing Corps Priest is dispatched to give the Last Rites. Upon receipt of the text, those in this ministry commit to take a moment to pray: ·One Our Father for the patient who is in danger of death, as they prepare to meet our Heavenly Father face-to-face; ·One Hail Mary for the patient’s family and friends, asking the Blessed Mother, Our Lady of Sorrows, to intercede to comfort them; and ·One Glory Be in thanksgiving for the priest and for his protection, as well as the medical team attending to the patient. For more ways to pray for those affected by COVID-19, visit archspm.org/covid19prayers.
Parishioners across the Archdiocese are invited to prayerfully support those who are suffering most intensely, usually in sterile isolation, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Text archspm-anointing to 55321 or visit eva.us/archspm-anointing to receive a text each time a COVID-19 Anointing Corps Priest is dispatched to give the Last Rites. Upon receipt of the text, those in this ministry commit to take a moment to pray: *One Our Father for the patient who is in danger of death, as they prepare to meet our Heavenly Father face-to-face; *One Hail Mary for the patient’s family and friends, asking the Blessed Mother, Our Lady of Sorrows, to intercede to comfort them; and *One Glory Be in thanksgiving for the priest and for his protection, as well as the medical team attending to the patient.
The Zumbrota Food Shelf remains open as usual and ready to assist anyone needing food assistance at this time. For information, to make a donation, or request a delivery call (507) 732-7330 and leave a message.
Live Stream Holy Masses –
You are invited to join via Live Stream at the following link:
Weekday Holy Masses are generally streamed at 8:30am, and Sunday at 10:30am.
Spiritual Communion Prayer:
My Jesus, I believe that You are truly present, Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity in the Most Holy Eucharist. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally in the Most Holy Eucharist, please come at least spiritually into my heart now. I spiritually embrace You and choose to unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You and Your Love. Thank You, Jesus! I love You! Amen.
Your donations are greatly appreciated! Thank you to all who have continued giving so generously during this time! Your donations enable us to pay bills for utilities, maintenance, priest and staff wages, insurance, and much more. Please consider mailing contributions or placing them in the drop box at Holy Trinity at this time.
Out of our parish communication Loop? Our email, phone, and address lists are based on registration forms and old lists. Many have moved, changed phone numbers, added or changed email addresses, or dropped land lines in recent years. Please help us update so we can reach all parishioners who would like information! If you have not been receiving parish emails or mailings and would like to be included, please contact the office.
Prayer to the Virgin Mary
My Queen, my Mother, I give myself entirely to you, and to show my devotion to you, I consecrate to you this day my eyes, my ears, my mouth, my heart, my entire self without reserve. As I am your own, my good Mother, guard me and defend me as your property and possession. Amen.
AN ASCENSION DAY PRAYER
Dear Lord Jesus Christ, before you Ascended into Heaven you told your Apostles to be Your witnesses to the ends of the earth. May the Holy Spirit inspire me to spread your Gospel message in word and deed, according to Your Will for me. May I proclaim Your Gospel with Wisdom, Fortitude, Prudence and with Joy. With your help, guidance, and grace may you be glorified and consoled with the conversion of many souls to Your Kingdom! As I remember Your glorious Ascension, help me to always seek Heaven, where you are seated at the right hand of God the Father. Amen.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of parishioner, Margaret (Peggy) Ryan, who passed away Friday, May 29. A private family mass will be held at St. Columbkill Catholic Church. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual rest shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen. May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.”
Upcoming Wedding: Please pray for Alex Leonard and Toni Tiedeman, who will receive the sacrament of Matrimony on June 6 at St. Mary.
Congratulations to: Nick & Kim (Carrels) Keller who were united in the sacrament of Matrimony on Mary 16 at St. Mary!