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2023 Donation Envelopes


There may be a slight delay in the arrival of the new envelopes for parishioner contributions. They will be in the church entrances as soon as they arrive. Until then, please feel free to use the temporary envelopes in the entrance (be sure to write your name on the envelope). Thank you for your patience!

Baby Items For First Choice Clinic


NEW blankets, clothing, diapers and other baby items are being collected by St. Mary’s for First Choice Clinic. Items can be left in the back of church. Thank you!

Catholic Daughters Meeting

January 23

Catholic Daughters Court St. Mary Peter #1864 will meet Monday, Jan. 23, 6:30PM at Church of St. Paul in Zumbrota. We will have a light meal at 6:30PM followed by our meeting at 7PM. If you would like to learn about Catholic Daughters, call Linda Kazmierczak 612-759-6399.

Catholic Daughters “Meal in a Bucket” Last Chance


This is the last week to place an order for “Meal in a Bucket.” Order sheets are in the back of Church and your meals will be available for pick up after Mass on January 14 and 15. Thank you for supporting Catholic Daughters.

Catholic Young Adults

January 22

Catholic Young Adults (19-45+) will meet on Sunday, January 22, at Holy Trinity from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Social/ Potluck 6:30-7:45, Short Pro Life video 7:50-8:15 p.m.,
Adoration/Confession and Chaplet of Divine Mercy and Rosary for Life 8:15 - 9:00 p.m. Please RSVP at and tell us what you can bring to the potluck, and the number in your party. God bless you and your family!

Eucharistic Revival


Are you someone who struggles with understanding the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist? You are not alone! Would you like to deepen your understanding? Bishop Cozzens is offering a free course on the Eucharist as part of the National Eucharistic Revival efforts! This is an online course consisting of seven short (25 minute) talks. Some topics include...
The Eucharist is a Sacrifice
The Real Presence of Christ in The Eucharist
What is the Holy Communion?
Our Response—Thanksgiving and Worship
Transformation—The Eucharist is a Mystery to be Lived
Listen on your own time/schedule. There is also an optional (printable) reflection guide for those who would like one. Register at:

Holy Trinity Parish census update


Thank you to all who submitted the recent Parish Census form. We are comparing the results to the last census. More information forthcoming. Extra forms are still available at the church entrances.

Is the Honeymoon Over?


It doesn't have to be! A Marriage Encounter weekend can rekindle the excitement and romance in your relationship. This is a private weekend away from life's distractions that allows a husband and wife to focus on each other. The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend is Feb 11-13, 2022 in Buffalo, MN. Early registration is highly recommended. For more information visit our website at: or contact Brent & Tracy at or 612-756-8720.


January 22

The Knights of Columbus Council #2751 will hold their annual pancake breakfast at the Community Center in Bellechester on Sunday, January 22, serving from 9:00AM to 12:30PM. Free Will Offering.

Need Help Paying Your Energy Bills?


Greater Minnesota
Gas, Inc. (GMG) would like to remind residential homeowners
or renters of the Energy Assistance Program (EAP). This federally
funded program helps pay for home heating costs, may assist
with furnace repairs and could offer energy efficiency home
upgrades for income qualified customers. Please call 800-657-
3710 for assistance.

Please pray for:


Please pray for: Marcy Dilworth, Susan Brown, Margaret Wagner, Leo & Maxine Ryan, Mary Heppelmann, Ed Hep-pelmann, Anne Merry, Ray Poncelet, Dave Buck, Scott Cyert, Jerry Joe Majerus, Leo & Louise Heppelmann, Brent Hokanson, Anne Skalicky, Mark Ryan, Pat Mann, Neil Stehr, Barb Smalley, Jen Berg, Mary Ellen Reding, Greg Poncelet, Ann Austreng, Marge Majerus, Connie Havrilla, Al Brinkman and Shawn Frederixon. Please pray for Kellie Peterson who is fighting an infection.

Postcards to MN Senator/Representatives


Abortion advocates in the Minnesota legislature have introduced the PRO Act. This bill, if passed, would put in state law the right to abort an unborn baby at any time until birth, for any reason. Your help is needed to send a postcard to our MN Rep and Senator to encourage them to vote for life. Postcards are located at church entrances.

Prayer Partners


Prayer Partners are requested for Confirmation candidates this spring—envelopes are in the entrance of each church. Take one and start praying for a candidate who will be confirmed May 21. Every prayer helps, and yours is needed! A prayer partner prays for their confirmation candidate each day for the graces he or she needs to grow closer to God, to overcome their struggles, and to get the most out of their confirmation formation. Prayer also helps them fight any temptations to not listen to the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

Pro-Life Activities

January 21, 22 & 23

Bus for March for Life departing Rochester (HyVee North 37th Street) at 12 Noon going to State Capitol and returning to Rochester by 4:30PM. Contact Linda McGuire at 507-259-4035 (call or text).

CYA: Sunday, January 22 at Holy Trinity beginning at 6:30PM there will be a CYA social, potluck, and pro-life video. However, all are invited to Adoration, Confession, Chaplet of Divine Mercy and the Rosary for Life starting at 8:15PM. Monday, January 23 is the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children - 7:00PM Rosary for Life at St. Mary’s during regular Adoration 6:30-9:00PM.

Postcards to MN Senator/Representatives: Abortion advocates in the Minnesota legislature have introduced the PRO Act. This bill, if passed, would put in state law the right to abort an unborn baby at any time until birth, for any reason. Your help is needed to send a postcard to our MN Rep and Senator to encourage them to vote for life. Postcards are located at church entrances.


January / February

The Unexpected and Extraordinary News of the Gospel Book Discussion at Holy Trinity: How can we believe and be transformed by the gospel? Once we understand that the gospel is not merely "good" news but explosive, lifechanging news, we will never be the same again. In this powerful book, Fr. John Riccardo helps us to see the world through God's lens, with a clear vision of the plot and the outcome of the story we're living in. Discussions on this book will take place on Tuesday mornings in January & February from 9:00- 10:00 at Holy Trinity Church. Contact Regina Poncelet @ 651.764.9238 to order a book.

St. Columbkill Parishioners:


The four beautiful statues at the front of our church will be undergoing restoration this year. The estimate to restore the St. Patrick and the Sacred Heart of Jesus statues is between $2,000-$2,400 per statue.
The statue of Mary and the statue of Joseph may cost less to restore but we don‟t have an actual estimate on those at this time. There will also be a charge of around $500 to have the company pick up and deliver the statues. The St. Patrick statue restoration will be donated by Francis McNamara memorial funds (per his request). We would gladly welcome other memorial donations or any monetary contributions towards the restoration fund. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Fr. Kasel or Bob and Cindy Eppen.

Thank you St. Mary's


Thank you St. Mary’s for the generous donations for the Goodhue County Christmas Families in Need. The numbers were up this year. You provided a very Merry Christmas for these families. God bless you, Gayle Strauss.

The Cana Experience

January 2023

Coming to our parish in January 2023! Have you wondered what more can be done for our community’s young families? The time of your wondering has ended! Be part of a ministry that supports the young families in our parish. If you are interested in helping, contact Nicole Letsinger at 651-380-3479 or email More information at:

The Temperament God Gave You

January 12 - begins

Do you want to better understand yourself, your spouse and your children? Do you desire strong friendships with others? Knowing your God-given temperament will help you become a better version of yourself, spouse, parent and friend.
Join TheTemperament God Gave You: A Catholic Small Group for Adults. Meetings are twice monthly on Thursdays beginning Jan. 12th through April 27th, 2023 from 6- 7:30pm with fellowship at Holy Trinity. Cost is $45. Childcare will be available. Register by Dec. 31st at
Contact Nicole Letsinger 651-380-3479 for info.

What is FORMED?


Our parish has a subscription to FORMED!
Which means ANYONE can access it for free! What is it?:
FORMED is an online platform filled with over 4,000 Catholic studies, movies, audio dramas, talks, e-books, and even cartoons for our children.
How do I use it?:
You can enjoy FORMED on your computer, phone or on your television with an inexpensive Roku device or Apple TV. You can even listen on your phone as you commute or do chores.
How do I create an account? To create an account (again, for free), go to and type in "55027". Click on Holy Trinity Parish, enter your name and email. That's it!
Our hope and prayer is that the content on FORMED will enrich, deepen, and inspire your faith.

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