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.
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Parish News, Events & Announcements
Wild Rice Festival ~ September 7
Please pick up your information packets and raffle tickets in the church. When you sell or buy your first three books by August 17, return the filled-out ticket stubs, money and the green slip to the parish office or place in the collection basket. There will be an early-bird drawing for 3 $25 Gift Cards August 18.
The Grand Raffle ticket sales are under way. Remember, there are only 200 tickets being sold for $100 each. The winner takes home $10,000, or half... [Read more...]
130th Anniversary of the Consecration of St. Mary’s Church
Sunday, July 20
On July 20th, 1884 St. Mary’s had the distinction of fulfilling the requirements necessary to become the 4th church in the State of Minnesota to be consecrated. The Diamond Jubilee booklet from 1940 describes the ceremony, “At 6:00 on Sunday morning Bishop John Ireland read a low Mass and at 7:00 began the long and exhausting ceremonies. Briefly stated, these begin with a three-fold procession around the outside... [Read more...]
Volunteer Help Needed
Volunteers are needed (in various capacities) for our annual “Vespers and Eucharistic Procession” scheduled for Sunday, September 28th 2014.
In his Apostolic Exhortation on the Eucharist, Sacramentum Caritatis, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI writes: “In the Eucharist, the Son of God comes to meet us and desires to become one with us; Eucharistic adoration is simply the natural consequence of the Eucharistic celebration, which is itself the Church’s supreme act of adoration.” ... [Read more...]
This wonderful church cookbook has St. Mary’s & St. Michael’s church and Stillwater photos on the front, a brief history of our parishes, an excerpt of Fr. Miller’s beautiful article called “The Steeples overlooking the Saint Croix Valley”, food found in the bible, guest recipes, local advertisers, and over 1000 tried and true recipes. You may purchase your cookbook for $20 or 5 for $95. This is a great keepsake for parishioners and visitors alike. The cookbooks... [Read more...]
There will be no Rediscover Catholicism meeting on Monday, July 7th.
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