Welcome to Our Parish
There are three goals that I have for our parish: that all of our parishioners would learn the faith more deeply; live that faith more ardently with the grace given through the sacraments and prayer; and that we would have a stronger and broader stewardship toward our parish. We have been doing these things, as does every parish, but it takes a deliberate and conscious effort to make these goals a living reality in the parish itself. A parish is made up of individuals, and the more each person takes these goals to heart, the more the parish as a whole can be a living witness of the Gospel and a brighter reflection of Christ Himself. People will be able to identify certain characteristics about that parish. It is my hope that our parish will exude the characteristics contained in the acronym HUG: Humility, Unity, and Gratitude.
Fr. Michael J. Miller
I invite you to learn more about St. Mary’s Church, visit our parish and worship with us.
Bells of St. Mary’s
Parish News, Events & Announcements
Come support St. Croix Catholic School as they kick off Catholic Schools week with a delicious pancake breakfast in the Social Hall at the Church of St. Michael on Sunday, January 25th . A free will donation (suggested $5 adult/$3 child) for the breakfast will be taken and all are invited! Come tour the school (from 8:30-12:30) as part of their Open House and see how they are “Educating the Whole Child—Mind, Body and Spirit”. For more information visit http://www.stcroixcatholic.org or... [Read more...]
Reserve your place for our 150th Anniversary Dinner!
We are celebrating St. Mary’s 150th year as a parish on February 15th at 10:30 a.m. Holy Mass celebrated by Archbishop John C. Nientstedt followed by a 12:00 p.m. German Dinner catered by Gausthause Bavarian Hunter in the Great Hall. Our buffet dinner is by reservation only. Dinner will include Schweinsbraten (roast pork), Rahm Chicken (chicken breast in white cream sauce), and Beef Stroganoff. Sides include red cabbage, mashed ... [Read more...]
On Friday, January 16, 2015 the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis filed for a financial reorganization under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. Since the Church of St. Michael and St. Mary’s Church are separate corporations, this does NOT immediately affect our parishes – including our school, Faith Formation (SCCFF) , and Preschool programs. Answers to many concerns are provided in the following links to the Letter from Archbishop Nienstedt and the list of Frequently Asked... [Read more...]
Sign Up for a Book Study Small Group! Get to know fellow parishioners and strengthen your faith life by joining our parish-wide book study of Nine Words. This book will help you learn God’s plans for your life. Sign up by filling out one of the yellow forms and leaving it in the boxes in the back of the church, email Rich Leyh: firstname.lastname@example.org, OR call Mary Wicker at 651-430-3223.
Book Study Kick-Off Event
February 3rd at 6pm
We will kick-off our book study groups with a short gathering... [Read more...]
Our hearts and prayers go out to Fr. Brian Lynch and his family upon the death of his father, Tom. May God bring them healing, comfort, peace and an outpouring of love to surround them as they say goodbye. The funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, January 17th, 2015 at Sacred Heart Church in Vernon, CT.
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