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More Masses—and Mass Sign-Ups—This Christmas

Posted by Jim Thorp

In our ongoing efforts to welcome more people back to Mass while still abiding by archdiocesan protocols, we will have additional Mass times this Christmas Eve. We will have five Christmas Eve Masses at St. Michael Catholic Church, at 2 PM, 4 PM, 6 PM, 8 PM and 10 ... Read More »

More People, More Masses

Posted by Jim Thorp

Note: This column originally appeared in the November 8 bulletin. Please take a minute to answer our one-question survey regarding Sunday evening Mass times.

A couple weeks ago, I spoke to Archbishop Hebda about the Installation Mass scheduled for last Sunday at 10:30 AM. I told him that at ... Read More »

'Frugal Innovation': StMCS Has Made the Most of Its Building for 80 Years

Posted by Jim Thorp

St. Michael Catholic School technology teacher Amy Huberty unearthed this snapshot showing the murals of downtown St. Michael and the shag carpet that lined the halls of the school as recently as 2001. Note: This article appears in the October 2020 special BOLD FUTURE Campaign issue of the DISCIPLE ... Read More »

Fr. Park's Installation Postponed

Posted by Jim Thorp

Fr. Brian Park’s installation, scheduled for this Sunday, November 1, has been postponed due to coronavirus concerns. The 10:30 AM Mass will be held as usual. The good news is that Mass attendance has grown over the past few months to the point that we are over capacity, especially ... Read More »

DEBT-FREE: St. Michael Catholic Church Pays Off $8.5M Mortgage

Posted by Jim Thorp

Today's the day: St. Michael Catholic Church and School has officially retired the $8.5M mortgage for the construction of the church on Frankfort Parkway. Fr. Brian Park announced the news at Mass last weekend and made it "Facebook official" this morning.

The mortgage was retired ahead of schedule, thanks ... Read More »

Letter to St. Michael Parishioners from Archbishop Hebda about a Survivor of Abuse

Posted by Jim Thorp

Download and read the October 9, 2020, letter from Archbishop Bernard Hebda to the parishioners of St. Michael Catholic Church, and view related links, below. Catholic Spirit article (January 21, 2020) Ramsey County Organizational Cultural Assessment Report (January 28, 2020)

Rooted in Relationship: Youth Ministry Bears Fruit that Lasts

Posted by Jim Thorp

Lead article from the September 2020 issue of the DISCIPLE newsletter. Download the complete issue here.

For years Confirmation prep at St. Michael Catholic Church (StMCC) was a 9th- and 10th-grade program culminating in Mass at the Cathedral of St. Paul or the Basilica of St. Mary. For many ... Read More »

Love & Lust: Event For High-School Girls

Posted by Jim Thorp

Join Catholic speaker and parishioner Michelle Steele for "The Difference Between Love and Lust: Dating, Relationships...How Far Is Too Far," a free event for high-school girls at St. Michael Catholic Church in the worship space.

Bring your girlfriends, grades 9-12; parents and mentors also encouragedd to come, and free ... Read More »

Bob Swift Takes Dream Job at Ham Lake

Posted by Jim Thorp

Note: The following is a letter from Faith Formation Director Bob Swift to St. Michael Catholic Church parishioners, dated September 22, 2020.

Greetings in the name of Lord Jesus Christ:

Today I am announcing my resignation as the Faith Formation Director at St. Michael Catholic Church. I have ... Read More »

Thinking About Becoming Catholic? Join Us For RCIA Information Nights

Posted by Jim Thorp

Are you or is someone that you know interested in becoming Catholic? The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) program assists people in their understanding of the Bible, Catholic beliefs and living the Catholic faith. Registration is free and open to all adults who have not been baptized ... Read More »