Friday, December 2
Men (married and single) and teenage sons - join us for our next monthly Catholic Watchmen Rally on Friday, December 2 at 6:30pm featuring a video by Fr. Joseph Johnson, ""Engage Fully in Every Sunday Mass," a ham dinner (suggested $10 contribution for dinner), and Fr. Jim Livingston as Master of Ceremonies. View the flyer here.
To learn more about this ministry, visit the web page here or email COSP.Watchmen@gmail.com.
ADVENT PENANCE SERVICES
Monday, December 12 at 7:00pm (7 priests)
Wednesday, December 14 at 7:00pm (3 priests)
Friday, December 16 at 10:00am (7 priests)
These special penance services offer individual Confession with multiple priests available in the main church. You can view other individual Reconciliation times on our monthly calendar here or in the weekly bulletin.
Click here to register for the spring study on Peter.
This year the Church of Saint Paul is offering two Bible study tracks. Sessions are offered on Tuesdays at 10:00am and 7:00pm and include a DVD presentation and small group discussion time.
Track 1: The Bible Timeline: The Story of Salvation continues in 2017. There is no need to register again.
Track 2: If you would like to participate in our spring study, Lectio: Peter, the Cornerstone of Catholicism, presented by Dr. Tim Gray, which runs from January 17-May 2, 2017, click the link here.
For questions, contact Jona in the parish office at 763.757.6910 or email@example.com.
YEAR OF MERCY
December 8, 2015 - November 20, 2016
At the closing of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, we pause for a moment to reflect on the past year and the ways in which we saw God’s loving mercy poured out on ourselves, our families, and our world. From the poignant “Mercy Minute” messages we heard once a month, to outreach opportunities like our parish event at Feed My Starving Children, to the heartfelt prayers written in the Year of Mercy Prayer Book and the daily prayer at 3:00pm amidst the ringing of the bells, we are reminded of both our need for mercy and the call to show mercy to others.
What are some ways you received God’s mercy this year? And how did you comfort those around you? Of course, just because the Jubilee Year is ending, God’s mercy does not end. But perhaps this year has helped to make us all more aware that we need mercy, and that thankfully, “God forgives all, and God always forgives.” With humble hearts, we thank God for His mercy, for loving us, and for strengthening us to follow His lead.
Last December, over 450 people consecrated themselves to Jesus. This past weekend, all were invited once again to consecrate themselves to Jesus’ Merciful Love after the weekend Masses. Since the beginning of the Year of Mercy, nearly 1,100 prayer requests have been entered in the Year of Mercy Prayer Book and so far parishioners have come back to record 168 as answered. Many people participated in various outreach events and compassionately served others. Numerous stories have been told of how both young and old have worked to make the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy a part of their daily lives. In so many ways, the year was fruitful thanks to God’s mercy and grace, and we find hope in that for the days to come.
Listen to the "Mercy Minutes," from the past year here, those testimonies given before weekend Masses during the Year of Mercy:
February 2016 "An Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy" - Fr. Mike Schmitz