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BOLD FUTURE Update: Halfway There, Building Committee Announced

Posted by Jim Thorp

Building Committee

Members: Chris Busch, co-chair ([email protected]) John Meilahn, co-chair ([email protected]) Wayne Becker Brad Hackenmueller Eric Hamilton Angie Hennessy Greg Noel

Ex-officio members: Fr. Brian Park, pastor Jane Hackenmueller, trustee Steve Long trustee Melissa Ginther, principal Dave Ferry, parish business administrator

It's official: The BOLD FUTURE Campaign is more ... Read More »

Sign Up Now for Christmas Mass!

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 2 PM, 4 PM, 6 PM, 8 PM and 10 PM. We will have two ... Read More »

Weekly Email: New Mass Times, Christmas Sign-Ups and More!

Posted by Jim Thorp

Note: This is the first weekly email update to all parishioners from Fr. Park. We plan to send a similar email every Thursday afternoon. If your family did not receive it this week, please take time to update your contact information using our easy online form.

 

Howdy Friends!

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Rationale for Pandemic Programming

Posted by Jim Thorp

QUESTION: Why are we continuing to offer onsite formation opportunities in Youth Ministry and Faith Formation here at St. Michael and St. Albert?

ANSWER: To be clear, we are focused on compliance with Minnesota Department of Health protocols, the Governor’s executive orders and guidance from the Archdiocese. Unfortunately, there ... Read More »

COVID Update: Modified Schedule; Priests Back Beginning Thursday

Posted by Jim Thorp

The Mass and Confession schedule at St. Michael and St. Albert will be modified through the middle of this week while Fr. Park and Fr. Joe finish their quarantine period: Tuesday morning: 7:30 AM Communion Service at St. Albert Tuesday evening: 6:30 PM Communion Service at St. Michael (no ... Read More »

Coronavirus Update re: Our Priests

Posted by Jim Thorp

Dear Parishioners: Both Fr. Park and Fr. Joe have tested positive for COVID-19. Both are notifying those people they know they were in close contact with last weekend (within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more in a 24 hour period). If you think you may have been in ... Read More »

COVID Updates from Fr. Park and Archbishop Hebda

Posted by Jim Thorp

Dear Parish Families,

You may have heard that I am sick with several symptoms associated with COVID. We cancelled Mass on Monday morning so Fr. Joe and I could be tested; both of us are in quarantine awaiting the results of those tests.  Thanks to the generosity of several ... Read More »

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.

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 St. Michael, we are seeing more and more people returning to Mass (praise God!). ... 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 »