Parish Office Hours                                                        
Monday - Thursday  8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday  8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

Please note - the parish office will be closed on Wednesday, August 24th for our annual staff retreat.

Dcn Poyo.jpgDeacon Ralph Poyo Is Coming!

Tuesday, August 23rd after 6:30 p.m. Mass

Deacon Poyo is an outstanding nationally known speaker based in Steubenville, OH.  All are invited to come and hear him speak on the important question, "Am I a Disciple of Jesus?".  The talk will immediately follow Mass in the church.  There is no cost or RSVP required.

Mother T.pngBlessed Mother Teresa Exhibit of Love & Mercy

At St. Michael Catholic Church August 25 & 26

Over 75 full color panels of her life story.

Schedule:  Thursday, August 25 - after 7:30 a.m. Mass to 8:00 p.m.
                 Friday, August 26 - after 7:30 a.m. Mass to 2:00 p.m. 

Register Now For LIFT and Sacrament Classes!

LIFT_Logo_B&W_Final.jpgThe time is now to register for LIFT, First Communion and Confirmation classes! Check out the complete schedule of classes here -- and note that sacrament classes actually begin in mid-September this year due to changes in the programs! Registration forms are available online or at the church. (StMCS families: LIFT is included in your parish school tuition, so sign your family up today!)

historic church.JPGRosary at Historic Church

Everyone is welcome to join the Preservation Committee as they say a rosary at the Historic Church on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m.  The next rosary will be on September 8th.  Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

Confirmation Retreat Less Than One Month Away!

Confirmation parents: The retreats for both 9th- and 10th-grade students will be in September and will be led by NET Teams from St. Paul.

  • 9th-Grade Confirmation Retreat: Friday, Sept. 16, and Saturday, Sept. 17, at Lake Beauty Bible Camp in Long Prairie, MN –- drop-off at St. Michael Catholic School at 4 p.m. Friday (buses leave at 4:15) and pick-up at St. Michael Catholic School at approximately 7:15 p.m. Saturday. Register now for the 9th Grade Retreat!
  • 10th-Grade Confirmation Retreat: Saturday, Sept. 17, and Sunday, Sept. 18, at Lake Beauty Bible Camp in Long Prairie, MN – drop-off at St. Michael Catholic School at 3:30 p.m. Saturday (buses leave at 3:45) and pick-up at St. Michael Catholic School at approximately 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Register now for the 10th-Grade Retreat!

The retreat is an archdiocesan requirement of Confirmation preparation, so please make every effort to attend. 

Also, if your teen is involved in fall sports, please contact their coaches ASAP to let them know your teen will be unable to practice or compete these days. Most STMA coaches are very understanding, and scheduling a makeup retreat may be challenging for your teen!

Finally, please note that we will be dropping off and picking up for these retreats at St. Michael Catholic School to avoid weekend Mass traffic.

Sign Up Now for VIRTUS Training

Any St. Michael Catholic School or parish volunteers who have not yet attended VIRTUS training can do so on Wednesday, Aug. 31, at 6:30 p.m. in the Gathering Space at St. Michael Catholic Church, or on Monday, Sept.19, at 6:30 p.m. in the Youth Room. This one-time training session takes roughly three hours to complete.

This class is available on a first-come-first-served basis, so please preregister by going to www.virtusonline.org and clicking Registration, then following the onscreen instructions. Please note: the new online registration process will also require you to complete the criminal background check forms and Volunteer Code of Conduct required by the Archdiocese.

If anyone would like to see details of the annual budget for this current fiscal year that began July 1st, please contact John Bonham at 763-497-2745, ext. 212, or by email at jbonham@stmcatholicchurch.org.

Mass Times

Saturday - 5:00 p.m. (Sunday Vigil Mass)

Sunday - 8:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Monday - 7:30 a.m.

Tuesday - 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday - 7:30 a.m. at St. Albert in Albertville

Thursday - 7:30 a.m.

Friday - 7:30 a.m. (7:45 a.m. during the school year)

Reconciliation Times

Saturday:  7:30 to 9:00 a.m.,
                3:30 to 4:45 p.m.

Sunday:  9:30 to 10:15 a.m.

Tuesday:  5:15 to 6:15 p.m.

Thursday:  8:00 to 8:30 a.m.

OUR MISSION PRAYER

Glory and praise to You, O Lord.  In humble gratitude for the enduring faith of St. Michael Catholic Church, we turn to You for guidance.  Grant us the wisdom to comprehend Your mission for us, and the courage to joyfully bring it to completion.  Transform our minds by Your truth, our hearts by Your love, and our actions for Your service.  Abounding in hope through the power of the Holy Spirit, may we become a people living for ChristAmen.