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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 »

Ignite Confirmation Retreat - Sunday Jan. 26

Posted by Bob Swift

This Sunday afternoon from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Confirmation Candidates from St. Michael and St. Albert with gather with parents and Confirmation sponsors for a time of prayer, reflection, and inspiration. Guest speakers include Dave Rinaldi and Kory LaCroix.

Wednesday Witness: Stewards of Creation

Posted by Jim Thorp

By Jim Thorp God our Creator, we give thanks to you, who alone have the power to impart the breath of life as you form each of us in our mother’s womb; grant, we pray, that we, whom you have made stewards of creation, may remain faithful to this ... Read More »

Restorative Justice Conference on Jan. 23 for Survivors and Those Impacted by Clergy Abuse

Posted by Jim Thorp

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis invites all survivors and anyone else affected by clergy sexual abuse to attend a special Conference for Restorative Justice and Reconciliation next Thursday, January 23, 9 AM-3 PM. The conference will feature a panel of survivors and others whose lives were changed ... Read More »

Don't Miss Winterfest Feb. 15-16

Posted by Jim Thorp

Warm up with Winterfest 2020, our annual community celebration and fundraiser, on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 15-16, at St. Michael Catholic Church. The festivities begin after 5 PM Mass on Saturday with the Spaghetti Dinner and Bake Sale in the Gathering Space, followed by cribbage and 500 card tournaments ... Read More »

Wednesday Witness: On Busyness

Posted by Jim Thorp

By Jim Thorp

“Idle hands are the devil’s playground”—so goes the old saying, and I can verify its truth. So many of the sinful traps I fell into as a young man were concealed in downtime and baited with curiosity and pleasure.

It’s good for young men to ... Read More »

Wednesday Witness: His Plan, In His Time

Posted by Jim Thorp

by Jim Thorp

“So I hear you’re back at St. Michael?”

That’s been the refrain almost every day for the past few weeks, usually with the lilt of a question at the end—and no, I am not sick of it yet.

The short answer to the implied question is ... Read More »