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“Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? But whoever is joined to the Lord becomes one Spirit with him. Avoid immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the immoral person sins against his own body. Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been purchased at a price. Therefore glorify God in your body.” --First Corinthians 6:15a, 17-20
Catholic Single Young Adults
Catholic Single Young Adults will meet for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 6:30-9:30pm on Sunday, January 17, at Holy Trinity. Young adults 19-40+ are invited to come anytime during the evening. The Rosary will be prayed throughout the evening for the intentions of: repentance and conversion of souls in our country to Jesus Christ, and the ending of the evils of abortion, human trafficking, and satanic or occult practices.
Collection Envelopes: Envelopes for 2021 donations are available at the church entries. Please write your name on the sheet with the envelope number you choose. We are grateful for donations of any size!
Rochester Rosary Rally – January 17
Rochester Rosary Rallies: Our country continues to need fervent prayer. The next Rosary rallies will be at 3pm on January 10 and 17 near the Rochester Government Center at the corner of 4th St. SE and 3rd Ave. SE.
Prayer Service for Life: January 22
Prayer Service for Life: Friday, January 22, at 10:30am (Doors open at 9:30 a.m.) at the Cathedral of Saint Paul. (Also Livestreamed via the Cathedral‟s Facebook Page) Please join us for the Annual Prayer Service for Life. This prayer service commemorates the millions of lives lost to abortion and the women and men wounded by abortion‟s aftermath.
Words to Live By:
“Our concern must be to know God’s will. We must enter that path: if God wants, when God wants, how God wants.” St. Gianna Molla
“The best thing for us is not what we consider best, but what the Lord wants of us.” St. Josephine Bahkita
“We need to find God and He cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is a friend of silence.” St. Mother Teresa
“Let nothing disturb you, let nothing frighten you. All things are passing away: God never changes. Patience obtains all things. Whoever has God lacks nothing; God alone suffices. St. Theresa of Avila
“There is no place for selfishness, and no place for fear! Do not be afraid, then, when love makes demands. Do not be afraid when love demands sacrifices.” St. John Paul II
“Lay all your cares about the future trustingly in God’s hands, and let yourself be guided by the Lord just like a little child.” St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross
Collection Envelopes for 2021
Envelopes for 2021 donations are available at the church entries. Please write your name on the sheet with the envelope number you choose. We are grateful for donations of any size!
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.
Warm Hearts & Warm Blankets
Warm Hearts & Warm Blankets is a HT/SC CCW ongoing project where we have gathered to make fleece tie blankets and donated to Goodhue County Social Services. This year we will not be gathering. Instead, members are encouraged to make a tie blanket at home. This is easily a project where family members can join in! There is fleece available from committee chairs or members can obtain themselves. We have been able to donate 8-10 blankets each year. Contact Sharon Watson-651-764-9646 or Maureen Lodermeier-651-764-0390 with questions & requests. Thank-you for your generosity!
Your Soul: Designed To Be A Temple for Prayer
“Besides the material temple where the Lord wants to receive the homage of our prayers, Jesus has another spiritual temple, where He wants to be honored, and this is our heart… It must be the sanctuary of the Lord. There, His praises must resound, and fervent acts of love and constant prayer must rise to Heaven like perfumed incense. Woe to us if we dare to profane it… Might not our heart become a den of thieves, if we let worldly and natural affections, attachments to worldly vanities and things enter, while, as true Temples of God, we should only let in holy thoughts and affections and let Jesus reign as absolute master, while throwing out all those who would want to come in and take control? If you sometimes find yourself so troubled and disturbed that you cannot find peace, turn immediately to prayer and persevere in it, in imitation of Jesus Christ our Lord, who prayed three times in the garden, to show us that prayer must always be our recourse and refuge. Thus as much as you feel saddened and faint-hearted, you must not distance yourself from prayer, until your will is conformed to God’s, and, consequently, is fervent and peaceful and at the same time entirely quickened and undaunted in order to accept and embrace what you formerly feared and abhorred. Unite your prayer to that of Jesus in the most Blessed Sacrament and offer God the action of your Divine Spouse Jesus, to make reparation for every defect and loss of time that you have committed; unite your praise to that of Jesus and, uniting yourself to His Holy Intentions, offer them to the Divine Father in place of your own.” - Blessed Clelia Merloni († 1930) founded the Congregation of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart.