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Pray for Our Seminarians about to Be Ordained

Posted by Jim Thorp

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis Office of Vocations is happy to announce upcoming ordinations, which will be livestreamed from the Cathedral of St. Paul! Diaconal Ordination for seminarians completing Theology III will be held on May 23 at 10 AM. This year’s class included St. Michael native ... Read More »

Mother's Day Blessings, Flowers and More After 10:30 AM Mass

Posted by Jim Thorp

This Sunday after 10:30 AM Mass (and aftr 9 AM Mass at St. Albert), parishioners can again drive through the circle drive at the church for a blessing and to pick up flowers and bubbles for Mother’s Day, as well as prolife "precious feet" pins from Options for Women ... Read More »

Patriotic Rosary Today at Noon!

Posted by Jim Thorp

Please join us via livestream as we observe the National Day of Prayer with our annual patriotic rosary, today (Thursday, May 7) from noon to 1 PM, led by Fr. Peter Richards. 

Livestream link: youtube.com/watch?v=bHiAt9zmzKU

Patriotic Rosary Online Guide: patrioticrosary.com/patriotic-rosary.html

We hope you will pray along with us from ... Read More »

Chillin’ With the Priests Virtual Open Forum on Saturday!

Posted by Jim Thorp

All high school -and college-age men and women are invited to a virtual vocations night this Saturdaym April 9 from 7 to 8 PM.

This night will be an Open Forum with Fr. Richards and Fr. Joe. Questions will be taken before the event. Do you have any questions ... Read More »

St. Michael Catholic School Hires New Principal

Posted by Jim Thorp

St. Michael Catholic School (StMCS) has hired Melissa Ginther as its new principal. Ginther comes to St. Michael from St. Pius X Catholic High School in Atlanta, where she currently serves as a high-school theology teacher and softball coach while working to complete her master of arts degree in ... Read More »

Holy Water and Blessings Available After 10:30 AM Mass This Sunday

Posted by Jim Thorp

Our pastor, Fr. Peter Richards, will be giving blessings and distributing bottles of holy water to those parishioners who would like to receive them after 10:30 AM Mass this weekend in the turnaround near the St. Michael statue. Please come to the church parking lot and drive through.

Parish ... Read More »

Meet Fr. Brian Park!

Posted by Jim Thorp

Of course we will miss Fr. Peter Richards when he departs for Mound at the end of June, but to prepare us to welcome our incoming pastor, Fr. Brian Park, here's a short profile in his own words: I was born and raised in Ft. Worth, Texas. My parents, ... Read More »

Wednesday Witness: Ever Chasing God

Posted by Jim Thorp

During our morning prayer time today, my bride read Bishop Robert Barron’s gospel refection aloud. One part, in particular, captured my imagination: In so many spiritual traditions, the emphasis is placed on the human quest for God. But this is reversed in Christianity. Christians do not believe that God ... Read More »

Wednesday Witness: Experience the Difference

Posted by Jim Thorp

Jodi and I are blessed with five children, four of whom are high-schoolers or older. All of them are knowledgeable about Catholicism and practice their faith daily. Indeed, they humble us with their devotion to the sacraments, their service to the Church and their willingness to evangelize.

Sometimes people ... Read More »

Wednesday Witness: Business as Usual

Posted by Jim Thorp

It has been almost a month since Catholics in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis were dispensed of our Sunday obligation to attend Mass, and even less time since public Masses were suspended and we were told by state officials to stay home for two weeks. It seems ... Read More »