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Wednesday Witness: How Many Licks?

Posted by Jim Thorp

Who else remembers the candy commercial that seeks to answer the age-old question, “How many licks does it take to get to the Toostie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop?” A "wise" old owl manages just three licks before crunching the candy with his beak and swallowing it hole. ... Read More »

Facing Difficult Challenges in your Marriage? There is hope.

Posted by Deanna Larson

Are you or someone you know living in the pain of a marriage in trouble?  Retrouvaille can help.  The next program starts on April 3, 2020, in Minneapolis, MN.  Call 651-440-1426 or check their website for more information.  Preregistration is required, space is limited.

Wednesday Witness: An Amputated Will

Posted by Jim Thorp

In last Sunday’s gospel, Jesus doesn’t mince words about the seriousness of sin and the need to uproot it entirely from our lives: If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one of your members ... Read More »

Wednesday Witness: Help Me, I'm Hopeless!

Posted by Jim Thorp

In recent weeks, God is trying to change some old habits in me that get in the way of loving as He loves. It’s exciting to feel the Lord’s presence and attention when He’s nudging you to some deeper insight or change.

It’s exhilarating…for awhile.

What happens with me ... Read More »

Impact Ministry for 8th Grade Parents - Wed. Feb. 12

Posted by Bob Swift

Our next Impact Session is Wednesday Feb. 12 and will focus on the important topic of "Teens and the Crisis of Faith: Questions Surrounding Faith and Science." Our guest presenter is Mr. Jim Thorp. We are meeting in the Church from 6:45-8:15 p.m.

Discipleship Opportunity: Childcare Coordinator

Posted by Jim Thorp

St. Michael Catholic Church is considering options for providing childcare during church activities and events. We are looking for a volunteer childcare coordinator to help lead this new ministry. This is an opportunity for true discipleship for someone who feels called to serve children and families in our parish.

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Wednesday Witness: Who Are You Pointing To?

Posted by Jim Thorp

The Superbowl was this past Sunday. Midway through the evening, social media exploded with critiques of the halftime show, which apparently featured two high-profile female performers in various states of undress dancing provocatively while sharing a medley of their musical hits.

I am not sorry we missed it.

I ... Read More »

Wednesday Witness: Tame My Tongue

Posted by Jim Thorp

I seem to have a faulty filter.

It is well established that I am an emotional and vocal person with a strong desire for affirmation and an apparent inability to suffer in silence. Those characteristics alone ought to be enough to sanctify my wife and children. But I have ... Read More »

Free Parishwide Financial and Legal Affairs Seminar

Posted by Jim Thorp

Start the year off by getting your financial and legal affairs in order! Join parishioners Jason P. Clark and Heidi Van De Berg from 9:30 to 11 AM on Saturday, Feb. 1, to tackle the following issues (and more): What financial strategies help secure your financial wellbeing? What are ... Read More »