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2nd Collection For Retired Religious

December 9-10

Women and men religious have spent their lives serving others in prayer, ministry, education and care for those in need - usually for little or no pay. Please give generously in your prayers and also financially on December 9-10. Thank you!

Archbishop’s Discernment Retreat


Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda and Vocations Director Fr. David Blume, will lead a discernment retreat for Catholic men, ages 17-24 who do not have a college degree. Information/registration at

Catechists Needed!


Volunteers Always Welcomed!
Do you love your Catholic Faith? Have you considered sharing it with young people in a classroom setting? We welcome volunteers to assist in the classroom and we need substitute catechists from time to time. Free training provided! Contact Father McCabe or Maria Schultz for more information.

Catholic Daughters Court

November 27

Catholic Daughters Court St. Mary Peter #1864 will meet on Mon., Nov. 27, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Goodhue. We will gather at 6:30PM for our meal. Our program, Advent by Candle Light, is from 6:45-7:15PM, and our meeting will follow.

Christmas Flowers

December 6 (ordering ends)

Christmas Flowers for Jesus: There are order forms in the church entries for Christmas poinsettias. Deadline for ordering from Blooms on Broadway is December 6.

Church of St. Michael 50th Holiday Tea

December 2

Church of St. Michael is hosting their 50th Holiday Tea: Baked items, crafts and raffle items are available for you to enjoy our Holiday Tea Table! Join us at the Church of St. Michael, 451 5th St. SW, Pine Island on Saturday, December 2, 2023, from 9:00-11:30AM. Enjoy cookies, fancy treats, and sandwiches while listening to music provided by Pine Island High School students.

Discover the Beauty and Riches of the Mass

October 31-November 28

5-week small group study: Want to learn more about the Mass? Join us for a 5-week study “A Biblical Walk Through the Mass” on Tuesday mornings at 9:00AM from Oct. 31-Nov. 28. We‟ll explore the biblical roots of the Liturgy and reveal what it means and why it all matters to help renew your faith and deepen your love for and devotion to the Holy Eucharist. Contact Regina Poncelet 651-764-9238.

Embrace the Little Way and Join the Class of St. Thérèse of Lisieux!

Monday Evenings

Embrace the Little Way and Join the Class of St. Thérèse of Lisieux! Join over 3,000 people who have taken the journey through the Catechism and are on fire for their faith! This fall, the Catechetical Institute at the Saint Paul Seminary will offer the two-year Pillars Program in-person at St. Patrick's in Edina and via live stream at the Church of St. Michael in Pine Island.
Classes will be held on Monday evenings from 7 PM - 9PM. The classes are divided into four eleven-week modules with two Saturday morning formative sessions per module. For more information and an application visit Application deadline is August 1

Energy Assistance Program


Need help paying your energy bills? Greater Minnesota Gas, Inc. (GMG) offers a federally funded program to help pay home heating costs, furnace repairs and could offer energy efficiency home upgrades for income qualified customers. Call 1-800-657-3710 for assistance.

Eucharistic Revival

December 3

As part of the US Bishops’ Eucharistic Revival underway to renew our appreciation for what we celebrate at Mass, the tri-parish community of St. John’s in Vermillion, St. Mary in New Trier, and St. Mathias in Hampton are hosting a Liturgy and Life Series. Each evening will be 4-5PM with a reception afterwards.
All are invited. Sun., Dec. 3 - Fr. Michael Joncas, St. John the Baptist, Vermillion-”Summit and Source of the Church’s Life.”

Financial Report April 1,
2023 to June 30, 2023


Holy Trinity 15,891.90
St. Columbkill 19,286.34
St. Mary 20,747.21

Holy Trinity 21,907.04
St. Columbkill 22,081.54
St. Mary 20,298.83

Holy Trinity -6,015.14
St. Columbkill -2,795.20
St. Mary 448.38

Budgeted Income
Holy Trinity 17,193.75
St. Columbkill 20,518.75
St. Mary 18,255.50

Budgeted Expense
Holy Trinity 16,975.00
St. Columbkill 19,662.50
St. Mary 17,687.50

Budgeted Net
Holy Trinity 218.75
St. Columbkill 856.25
St. Mary 568.00

HT/SC Cemetery Board


HT/SC Cemetery Board is seeking input from parishioners with ideas for projects to further enhance our cemetery. Do you have a particular area of interest (i.e. contemplation, beauty, accessibility, practicality, tranquility)? Contact a Cemetery Association Board member: Fr. McCabe, Brian Buck, Billy Gadient, Wayne Gadient, Maureen Lodermeier, Jerome McNamara or Marty O‟Connor

Haiti Mission Project Discontinued


The Haiti Mission Project, supported for several years by HT & St.C CCW, is being discontinued. Volatility in Haiti has resulted in danger, difficulty and thus, the decision to end sending supplies at this time. No further donations can be accepted. Thank you for your generosity!

Holy Family Catholic Adoption


Holy Family Catholic Adoption is the only Catholic adoption agency in the Archdiocese and was created in 2001 to save babies from abortion through the loving offer of adoption. It is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and relies upon donations.
Please consider a donation to assist in this pro-life ministry. More information at or holyfamilyadoption@

Lost and Found at Holy Trinity


Parents/Grandparents Please claim your child/grandchild’s lost jackets and sweatshirtsby the end of class on Wed., Sept. 13. All unclaimed items will be donated to a local charity. Thank you!

Lost Key with a St. Christopher keychain was found at St. Mary. Please contact Ellen Huneke at 651-764-0231.

Mass of Remembrance

November 30

Mass of Remembrance is a special Mass for anyone who has suffered the loss of a child through any means including illness, accident, suicide, still birth, abortion, miscarriage or suffered due to infertility. Hospitality and refreshments will be available after Mass. Everyone is welcome to join in prayerful support on Thurs., Nov. 30 at 7:00PM at St. Mary of the Lake in Lake City. Refreshments and fellowship will be available. St. Mary‟s is located at 419 W. Lyon Ave., Lake City. For more information 651-345-4134.

National Eucharistic Congress

July 17 – 21, 2024

“Jesus has made Himself the Bread of Life to give us life. Night and day, He is there. If you really want to grow in love, come back to the Eucharist, come back to that Adoration.” St. Mother Teresa
National Eucharistic Congress July 17 – 21, 2024 held in Indianapolis, Indiana. At this historic gathering, Catholics from every corner and every parish in our nation will come together in Indianapolis to reconsecrate their hearts to the source and summit of our faith. Every movement needs a moment… this is ours! More information at www.

OCIA (Order of Christian Initiation of Adults)


OCIA (Order of Christian Initiation of Adults) met last week, but if you are interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith, please contact Fr. McCabe. A big thank you to the anonymous donor who contributed to the expense of OCIA, it is now FREE!

Please pray for:


Please pray for: Marcy Dilworth, Susan Brown, Margaret Wagner, Leo & Maxine Ryan, Ed Heppelmann, Anne Merry, Ray Poncelet, Dave Buck, Scott Cyert, Jerry Joe Majerus, Louise Heppelmann, Brent Hokanson, Anne Skalicky, Pat Mann, Neil Stehr, Barb Smalley, Jen Berg, Mary Ellen Reding, Marge Majerus, Connie Havrilla, Shawn Frederixon, Gabe Ryan and Laura Luhman.

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.

Prayers and Condolences


We extend prayers and condolences for the family and friends of Mark Ryan who recently passed away. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and may perpetual light shine upon him. Amen

Protecting Children and Vulnerable Adults


Holy Trinity is dedicated to protecting children and vulnerable adults. Volunteers serving with minors and vulnerable adults must complete requirements before engaging in ministry. Contact - Maria Schultz, Safe Environment Coordinator at:

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.

St. Mary Church Food Shelf Collection


St. Mary Church is collecting food items for the area Food Shelves. Donations can be left at the back of the church during the month of November.

St. Mary’s of Bellechester Goodhue County Christmas Families


If you wish to help make a wonderful Christmas for the families, please place cash or check donations made out to St. Mary‟s CCW in the box in Church or send to Gayle Strauss, 28632 County 16 Blvd., Goodhue, MN 55027 by Sun., Dec. 10. Any questions please call 651-923-4826

St. Mary’s of Bellechester Goodhue County Christmas Families

December 10

If you wish to help make a wonderful Christmas for the families, please place cash or check donations made out to St. Mary’s CCW in the box in Church or send to Gayle Strauss, 28632 County 16 Blvd., Goodhue, MN 55027 by Sun., Dec. 10. Questions please call 651-923-4826.

Substitute Catechists Needed!


We can always use substitute catechists. Free training provided! Contact Father McCabe or Maria Schultz for more information.

Thank You For Donation


“We wish to once again express gratitude for your ongoing support for our mission at Good Shepherd Church in Campton, KY. Your donation of $100 was gratefully received. May you be blessed for your gift….” Kirsten Thorstad, Sister Marge and Sister Angie

Warm Hearts & Warm Blankets Project


The HT/SC CCW Fleece Tie Blankets Project has begun. Fleece tie blankets of various sizes are constructed and donated to Goodhue County Social Services. The social workers give them out as needed throughout the year. Some kits for tying are available in tubs located in the back of the church. Alternatively, members are encouraged to purchase fleece pieces of your choice. Please return completed blankets to the tubs or contact Sharon Watson or Maureen Lodermeier. Thank-you for sharing your time, treasures, & talents.

We pray for...


We pray for Mary Heppelmann, Kellie Peterson and Leo Heppelmann who passed away recently. Let us keep our deceased loved ones in prayer, as well as their family and friends.

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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