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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 »

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 »