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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 »

Bulletin Column: Why Tithing Matters

Posted by Jim Thorp

By Fr. Brian Park “The Lord’s are the earth and its fullness: the world and those who dwell in it.” – Psalm 24:1

Few topics test the patience of the faithful like money does. As a result, some pastors avoid the subject altogether or leave it to their business ... Read More »

On Mission: New Faces, New Approaches at StMCS This Fall

Posted by Jim Thorp

Lead article from the August 2020 issue of DISCIPLE, online now.

It’s been the steady drumbeat since Melissa Ginther arrived as the new principal at St. Michael Catholic School (StMCS) this summer—the question behind almost every conversation: What will school be like for parish school students this fall?

“Recognizing ... Read More »

Friday Morning Mass to Remain at 7:30 AM

Posted by Jim Thorp

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, we are rethinking how we celebrate our weekly school Mass. As a result, the Friday morning Mass will remain a regular daily Mass at 7:30 AM.

Please rest assured that there will still be a weekly school Mass! School families will be contacted directly ... Read More »

Information Packet: 8th Grade Discipleship Groups and Confirmation

Posted by Bob Swift

The 2020-2021 Information Packet For 8th Grade Discipleship Groups and Confirmation is now available (Please Click Here). Families with an 8th grade teen who plans to discern receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation during the upcoming school year should do the following: 1.) Complete online registration for Discipleship Groups 2020-2021 ... Read More »

Faith Formation Online Registration Is Now Open

Posted by Bob Swift

St. Michael Faith Formation online registration is now open on the parish website under the Formation Tab at This includes LIFT Family Formation, 1st Communion / 1st Reconciliation Classes, and the Impact Ministry for 8th Grade Parents. Online registration for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) opens on ... Read More »

EFC 'Day' Camps Means No Confessions Tuesday, Adoration Moves Back to Chapel

Posted by Jim Thorp

Next week, Aug. 10-13 in the evenings, STMA Catholic Youth Ministry will be hosting Extreme Faith Camp (EFC) 'Day' Camps for students in grades 7-9 onsite at St. Michael Catholic Church, both outdoors and in the church.

EFC Day Camp requires a few changes to other activities for the ... Read More »

Masks at Church Beginning This Weekend

Posted by Jim Thorp

Dear Parishioners,

In light of the governor’s mandate, Archbishop Hebda has announced that, beginning this Saturday, July 25th, masks will be required when you come to church unless you have a health condition that prevents you from wearing one. We will have masks on hand if you forget to ... Read More »

The Week Ahead for Monday, July 20

Posted by Jim Thorp

Adoration Changes: New Cleaning Protocol, Back to Chapel Friday-Sunday

Beginning this week, parishioners will notice two changes regarding Adoration: Adoration in Chapel Friday Through Sunday. Due to an increase in the number of weddings and other church activities and events, we are moving weekend Adoration back to the Adoration ... Read More »