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5:30 pm at Holy Trinity
8:45 am at St. Mary (note new time)
10:30 am at St. Columbkill
8:00 am at St. Mary
8:00 am at Holy Trinity
5:00 pm – Saturday at Holy Trinity
8:00 am – Sunday at St. Mary
10:15 am – Sunday at St. Columbkill
Father Randal Kasel, Pastor
From the Pastor
This Week's Message from Fr. Kasel
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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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Haiti Mission: Donations for the Haiti Mission project are accepted throughout the year. Items needed are cloth bags for shopping, pill bottles, white sheets, pillow cases (any color), tupperware with covers. Please place items in the boxes in church entries. This is an ongoing project of the Councils of Catholic Women.
Collection Envelopes: Envelopes for 2020 donations are available at the church entries. Please write your name on the sheet with the number you choose.
Rosary before Holy Mass: Thank you to parishioners who have been leading the rosary before Holy Masses! More assistance is needed so that all weekend Holy Masses will be covered. Please consider volunteering to lead the Rosary. Let us honor Jesus and our Blessed Mother through this beautiful devotion!
St. Mary Coffee & Rolls: Coffee & Rolls at St. Mary's after Holy Mass. Sign up sheet is on the bulletin board. If you can do one of the Sundays, please sign up.
ADORATION of the BLESSED SACRAMENT: Can you spend an hour with Jesus? Adoration is held at St. Mary, Bellechester on Monday evenings from 6:30-9pm and Holy Trinity, Goodhue from 9am-2pm each Wednesday.
Prayer Group: All are welcome to come on Tuesday afternoons at 4:00 pm at Holy Trinity to pray together.
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.
Grd. 1-6: 2:15-3:15pm
Grd. 7-10: 7:30-8:30pm
Grd. 11-12: – 7:30-8:30pm
Grd. 1-6: 4-5pm
Grd. 1-6: 2:15-3:15pm
Grd. 7-10: 7:30-8:30pm
Grd. 11-12: –
7:00-8:30pm at Holy Trinity
Grd. 1-6: 4-5pm
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
Contact information: 651-291-4475 or email@example.com .
Looking for Prayer Partners: Would you like to help a recent high school graduate stay connected to our parish and our Catholic Faith? Consider becoming a prayer partner for a young adult from our parish! Contact Regina Poncelet (764-9238) if interested.
Money Counters Needed! Would you be willing to help count donations after Mass once or twice a month? Additional money counters are needed at all churches. Please contact the office if you could join the rotation.
AN INVITATION FROM JESUS:
Do you have no regular commitments during weekday mornings? Are you interested in growing in love with the One who loves you most - Jesus? Consider coming to Holy Mass on weekdays! Holy Mass and the Holy Rosary are offered Monday and Wednesday at our churches. Come to sanctify your weekdays with Jesus - He is waiting for you!
Lost and Found: A set of keys was found several weeks ago at Holy Trinity Church. Please contact the office to identify if you have been missing some.
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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.”
Lenten Fish Fries: You are invited to the Church of St. Michael Lenten Fish Fries on Friday evenings during Lent –
March 6, 13, 20, 27,
Serving from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM! Both baked & fried fish will be offered! Prices: Adults $10.00, children 12 & under $5.00, and family maximum $35.00. Location: 451 5th St. SW, Pine Island. Tel: 507-356-4280.
St. Mary CCW Project: St. Mary CCW will be collecting items to give to the Dorothy Day Center in Rochester. There will be lists of needed items in the entry of church. Items can be left in the baskets in the church entry through the month of February. Monetary donations are also welcomed.
Pro-Life Contributions Needed! Pro-Life Action Ministries is seeking donations to place a pro-life billboard across from Rochester Planned Parenthood. The chemical “Abortion Pill” is currently given out at the Rochester Planned Parenthood. The billboard will have the website for the abortion reversal pill and contact information to reverse the pill effects. Donations can be sent directly to Pro-Life Action Ministries using envelopes in the church entries. The cost of the billboard is $10,250 for one year. Our hope is to provide an opportunity to change hearts and to save the lives of unborn babies. Questions, please contact Ann Buck at 651-764-3087 or Maggie Eggerichs at 507-951-2316.
The Annual Catholic Services Appeal is kicking off! Each year, the Catholic Services Appeal funds 20 Designated Ministries. Please consider a donation toward our parish goal! Contributions go directly to the Designated Ministries. Go to GiveCSAF.org and donate today!
Contributions go directly to the Designated Ministries. To learn more, go to www.csafspm.org.
Holy Mass schedule for Ash Wednesday:
St. Michael, Pine Island 8:30am -
Holy Trinity, Goodhue 2:30pm
St. Mary, Bellechester 5:00pm -
St. Paul, Zumbrota 6:00pm
Holy Trinity, Goodhue 7:30pm
St. Michael, Pine Island (EF) 7:30pm
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Ham Dinner: The Church of St. Paul, Zumbrota is hosting their annual St. Patrick’s Ham Dinner & Silent Auction on Sunday, March 15, 10:30am-1pm. Tickets available at the door: adults $12; children (6-12) $6, and under 6-free. Held at the Zumbrota VFW, 25 East 1st Street, Zumbrota. Takeout available! Everyone is welcome. Please come join us!
Lenten Disciplines of Fasting and Abstinence: Catholics in good health ages 18-59 are required to fast and abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Fasting consists of eating only one full meal, with the possibility of two small meals that together do not add up to a single full meal. Catholics aged 14 and over are to abstain from meat on all Fridays of Lent.