Our parish will again have an opportunity for all of us to participate in a 40 Hours Devotion on April 23-25 at Holy Trinity Church. This spiritual devotion consists of 40 continuous hours of exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, with an invitation extended to parishioners to spend an hour of prayer with Jesus, truly present in the Blessed Sacrament. Adoration will begin at 6pm on Friday, April 23, and end at 10am on Sunday. If you want to sign up for an hour of adoration, please contact the parish office or Regina Poncelet. You may also just stop in to pray and visit Our Lord anytime during the forty hours.
Archdiocesan Youth Day for Middle-Schoolers will be held on Friday, April 30, at Mary, Mother of the Church, in Burnsville from 6:00-10:00 PM. The evening will have speakers, games, music, fellowship, & prayer. This is a wonderful opportunity for middle school students to come together to pray, learn, have fun, and get an experience of the greater Church, to learn that they are not alone in their faith. If you are interested in having your child attend, please contact the church by Monday, April 12, to sign up. Transportation to the event would need to be arranged by the families. Parent chaperones from our parish will be present.
Did you know that over 40% of dioceses in the U.S. and U.S. territories are unable to support necessary pastoral activities for their communities? These dioceses face challenges like fragile financial situations, vast distances and difficult terrain. Even dioceses in our own state receive grants from Catholic Home Missions: Duluth, Crookston and New Ulm. By donating to the Catholic Home Missions appeal, you provide support for even the most basic pastoral programs like faith formation and sacraments.
The Catholic Services Appeal Foundation partners with fellow Catholic to share Christ’s love with neighbors in need through ministries that serve the poor, support life and strengthen the Faith. Your gift brings hope by helping provide:•Thousands with life-giving care via hospital chaplains.•12,000 people / week with fresh groceries and hygiene items.•1,200 hot meals monthly.•635 people with housing/emergency shelter each month.•33,000 young people with Faith-filled outreach.•1,300 women and families with pro-life support.•28,000 Catholic school students with in-person learning. •Over 50 seminarians studying to be future priests of our Archdiocese with tuition assistance, room and board. Visit to learn more or to donate today!
Look for the Confirmation Prayer Partner envelopes in the entrance of each church. Take one and start praying for a candidate who will be confirmed on May 22. Every prayer helps, and yours is most needed! What is a Prayer Partner? Simply put, 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 confirmation formation. Prayer also helps them fight any temptations to pull away from where the Holy Spirit is leading them. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Margaret (Peg) Edel, formerly of Goodhue, who passed away recently. A private funeral was held at Holy Trinity on April 8. “Eternal rest grant unto Margaret, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.”
Cuppa Joe is a series of 10 talks by 10 theologians on the 10 wonders of Saint Joseph, taking place at 10 locations in our archdiocese entrusted to the patronage of our spiritual father. These talks come just in time for your afternoon coffee. Join for the next talk Tuesday, April 6, on the topic “Our Spiritual Father,” by Dr. Deborah Savage and hosted at Saint Joseph of the Lakes, Lino Lakes. Talks are posted on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram – and at archspm.org/cuppajoe
If you are a regular contributor, please pick up a box o contribution envelopes at the church entrance. These envelopes make the money counters’ jobs faster and easier to record contributions. Thank you!
A Family Rosary Procession is Sunday, May 2, 1:15 p.m. from the State Capitol to the Cathedral of Saint Paul. Please join Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda for the May Family Rosary Procession. The gathering at the Capitol will begin at 1:15 p.m. and the procession will begin at 2 p.m. For more information visit minnesotarosaryprocessions.org.
Develop your God-Given Gifts at a GIVEN Event for Women: All the women of our parish are invited to a GIVEN Gathering on Saturday, April 24, from 8AM- 4PM at St. Patrick’s parish in Edina, MN. This event will inspire women of the archdiocese to receive the gift that they are, realize the gifts they’ve been given, and respond with the gift only they can give, activating their unique talents for the service of the Lord. Join us! More information and registration at
Vaughn & Therese Bien, Marcy Dilworth, Susan Brown, Margaret Wagner, Leo & Maxine Ryan, Bob & Mary Heppelmann, Ed & Marge Heppelmann, Anne Merry, Carroll Bartholome, Lloyd Ryan, Ray Poncelet, Dave Buck, Scott Cyert, Jerry Joe Majerus, Dorothy Arendt, Louise Heppelmann, Brent Hokanson, Anne Skalicky, Marvin Zorn, Marcella Befort, David Franklin, Pat Mann, Greg Hovel, and Keith Carlson.
We have received enough items to fill the 2 duffel bags that were donated for our prison ministry. John Francis will have a great start on getting back into society! Thank you for your generosity. He is going into a Christian Men's home where they guide him through this transition. Please keep him in your prayers.
There is a basket in the entry at St. Mary’s to collect gently used shoes for foreign missions. All types and sizes are needed, from babies to adults. Please help them to reach their goal of 2,500 in two months! No slippers please.
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.
Dear Parishioners: Here is a summary of the 2020 sacramental numbers for Holy Trinity Parish (all three campuses): Baptisms: 12; First Communions: 5; Confirmations: 12; Weddings: 7; Funerals: 5; Deaths with only graveside prayers/burial: 4