News & Events

CDA Meeting

September 26

CDA Meeting: The Catholic Daughters will meet on Monday, September 26, at 6:30p.m. at St. Mary's in Bellechester. If you have any questions about CDA or would like more information about joining our court, contact Linda Kazmierczak at 612-759-6399.

CYA Bonfire/Picnic

September 23

Catholic Young Adults are invited to an evening of prayer and fellowship on Friday, September 23 (feastday of St. Padre Pio), at St. Mary. The event will begin with Adoration/Confessions at 7:00 p.m., with Mass at 8:00 p.m., followed by the bonfire and potluck. Bring your own hotdogs/buns if desired.

Catholic Daughters Rummage Sale

September 30-October 1

The Catholic Daughters will hold their annual rummage sale in Zumbrota on Friday September 30, Noon - 5 pm and Saturday, October 1, 8 am - noon at the Tschann/Capra residence (300 Jefferson Drive). Donations will be accepted on Wednesday, September 28 from 5-7 pm; Thursday, September 29 from 4-7 pm; and on Friday, September 30 from 10am-12 noon. Any donations and support of the Catholic Daughters is appreciated. Please call Monica at 507-990-4577 with any questions.

Catholic Services Appeal – Together in Hope

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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 www.csafspm.org to learn more or www.GiveCSAF.org to donate today!

Collection Envelopes

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Envelopes for 2022 donations are available at the church entries. Please write your name on the sheet with the envelope number you choose. Donations of any size are appreciated to keep the churches open and thriving!

Community Mental Health Forum

September 25

Is mental wellbeing important to you? Have you or your family ever been touched by mental illness & wondered what resources for healing are available? Have you ever wondered about how spirituality plays a role in mental wellbeing? St. Luke Lutheran, Holy Trinity, St. John's Lutheran, and the Goodhue County Mental Health Coalition are hosting a Community Mental Health Forum that will respond to these questions on Sunday, September 25, from 6-7:30pm at Goodhue School in Gym 1. We'll have speakers from the Goodhue County Mental Health Coalition, The National Alliance on Mental Illness, and local pastors speaking to the intersection of spirituality and mental wellbeing. Join us and be further equipped for deeper conversations surrounding spiritual and mental wellbeing.

Eucharistic Revival

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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: https://reviveparishes.com/eucharist

Fall Festival: The Church of Saint Michael

September 30– October 2

Fall Festival: The Church of Saint Michael (451 5th Street SW, Pine Island) is hosting their annual Fall Festival Friday- Sunday, September 30– October 2. Friday, September 30, 4pm-7:30pm: Our fabulous St. Michael Fish Fry at 4-7:30pm
Both baked & fried fish will be offered! Prices: Adults $11.00, Children 5-12 $5.00, Family max. $40.00 Farmers Market with Fall Mums, Silent Auction, Arts & Crafts Vendors. Saturday, October 1, 10am-3pm: Classic Car Show starts 10am, Silent Auction, Farmers Market with Fall Mums, Bingo, Arts & Crafts Vendors, & Concessions available. Sunday, October 2, 10am-3pm: Antique Tractor Show (starts 10am), Farmers Market with Fall Mums, Silent Auction, Arts & Crafts Vendors, Bingo, Raffle, Kids‟ Outdoor Games (11:45), Kiddie Pedal tractor pull (1pm), & Concessions.

Fiat Discernment Retreat for Women

September 23-25

Fiat Discernment Retreat for Women: September 23-25, Dunrovin Retreat Center, Marine on St. Croix. Single women ages 18-28 who are seeking to do God's will are invited to attend this Fiat Ministries Discernment Retreat. Religious sisters from various religious orders, including the Handmaids of the Heart of Jesus, Pro Ecclesia Sancta Sisters, Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles and the Marian Sisters of the Diocese of Lincoln, assist by giving talks, leading small groups, sharing testimonies, and providing a joyful witness. Register at fiatministries.org before September 19. Cost is $100 and includes meals, lodging and materials.

Financial Report January 1,
2022 to March 31, 2022

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Financial Report April 1,
2022 to June 30, 2022

Holy Trinity
Income 11,223.53
Expense 21,731.98
Net -10,508.45
Budgeted Income 14,500.00
Budgeted Expense 14,494.71
Budgeted Net 5.29

St. Columbkill
Income 17,015.60
Expense 18,885.85
Net -1,870.25
Budgeted Income 16,900.00
Budgeted Expense 15,895.97
Budgeted Net 1,004.03

St. Mary
Income 16,630.16
Expense 16.961.19
Net -331.03
Budgeted Income 18,011.75
Budgeted Expense 17,897.07
Budgeted Net 114.68

First Choice Clinic Fall Banquet

October 3

Registration is open now through Oct. 3 for the Fall Fundraising Banquet on Thursday, October 13, at 12:00 pm or 6:30 pm at Cornerstone Church, 420 W. Third St., Red Wing. Come, see and hear of God's faithfulness to and through His people in our ministry over the past year. Also hear exciting news about our vision to reach more abortion-minded women with the message of LIFE in this post Roe v. Wade world, with your help. Liberty's Restaurant will be catering lunch and supper and will be serving: roast beef, baked potato with sour cream or gravy, mixed vegetables, salad, rolls, and gluten-free dessert. Register at: https://firstchoiceclinic.org/events/

First Choice Clinic Fall Banquet

October 13

Registration is open now through Oct. 3 for the Fall Fundraising Banquet on Thursday, October 13, at 12:00 pm or 6:30 pm at Cornerstone Church, 420 W. Third St., Red Wing. Come, see and hear of God's faithfulness to and through His people in our ministry over the past year. Also hear exciting news about our vision to reach more abortion-minded women with the message of LIFE in this post Roe v. Wade world, with your help. Liberty's Restaurant will be catering lunch and supper and will be serving: roast beef, baked potato with sour cream or gravy, mixed vegetables, salad, rolls, and gluten-free dessert. Register at: https://firstchoiceclinic.org/events/

Indian Boarding Schools Report

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The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis continues to work with Minnesota’s tribal leaders to help uncover the truth about the federal Indian boarding school system and the Church’s involvement. You may find much more information about efforts at seeking out and uncovering the truth at archspm.org/seeking-truthtogether/ and thecatholicspirit.com.

Is the Honeymoon Over?

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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: twincitieswwme.org or contact Brent & Tracy at applications@twincitieswwme.org or 612-756-8720.

Mothers in Faith

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Mothers in Faith will not be held on Thursday, September 1. A new date/time is being formulated—stay tuned!

Please pray for:

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Please pray for: Marcy Dilworth, Susan Brown, Margaret Wagner, Leo & Maxine Ryan, Mary Heppelmann, Ed Heppelmann, Anne Merry, Ray Poncelet, Dave Buck, Scott Cyert, Jerry Joe Majerus, Leo & Louise Heppelmann, Brent Hokanson, Anne Skalicky, Mark Ryan, Pat Mann, Lucas Nordrum, Kellie Peterson, Neil Stehr, Barb Smalley, and Jen Berg.

Prayer Partners

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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 Presentation

September 27

All are welcome! Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) will offer a brief pro-life presentation on Tuesday, September 27, 7-8:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church in Goodhue. You will learn about the recent court rulings on abortion, the latest abortion trends, the stakes in the upcoming election, and how we can protect unborn children and support their mothers in a post-Roe v. Wade Minnesota. For more information, visit mccl.org/falltour.

Retreat for Healthcare Workers

September 23-25

Join the Curatio Apostolate for Catholic Healthcare workers on their Fall Retreat "The Light Shines in the Darkness" this September 23-25, 2022! Enjoy a spirit-filled weekend, daily Mass, 5 reflections, Adoration, spiritual direction & more! Christ the King Center, Buffalo, MN. Retreat master, Fr. Robert Shea serves as an ethicist for healthcare. Register online early, no later than Sept 6. For more information go to www.CuratioApostolate.com.

Scholarship Auction

September 25

St. Mary‟s will have their scholarship auction September 25 after Mass. If anyone has something to donate for the auction please leave it in the brides room.