Daily Update for Tuesday, March 24
Mar 24, 2020
Sacraments and Prayer
New Livestream Link. Our livestream was down briefly this morning. It is back up now, but with a new web address. Please use this link and update your bookmarks. We continue to livestream all scheduled Masses as well as Perpetual Adoration and Stations of the Cross (Tuesdays at 1 PM and Fridays at 7 PM) from this link. If you experience any issues with the livestream, contact Jim Thorp at [email protected].
Curbside Confessions. Our priests continue to hear confessions at all scheduled times at St. Michael. Beginning this evening at 5:15 PM, confessions will be heard outside. Staff will be on hand to direct parishioners to the confessionals.
Special Solemnity of the Annunciation Mass Tomorrow. We will be streaming a special Mass for the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord this Wednesday at 7:30 AM. Please join us online for this important feast!
Special Indulgences Available. Pope Francis and the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis have shared information for the faithful on a new plenary indulgence the Church is making available to the faithful as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. For more information on indulgences and this beautiful opportunity, read the complete Archdiocesan letter.
Special Papal Blessing Friday at Noon. Pope Francis will give a special Urbi et Orbi (“to the city and to the world”) blessing on Friday, March 27, and has invited everyone to participate spiritually online. It will be livestreamed by the Vatican at noon Minnesota time. All the faithful who listen to the blessing at noon this Friday (even electronically) can gain the Cornoavirus plenary indulgence described above.
Study and Formation
Virtual Catholic Men’s and Women’s Conference. Free online conferences for men and women, featuring outstanding Catholic speakers from across the country, are scheduled for the first week of April. Register online for free.
10 Things to Think About When You Can’t Go to Mass. Struggling with not being able to receive Holy Communion? Read and share this blog post from the National Catholic Register.
Giving and Service
We Need Your Support. Even with public Masses and school suspended, we still pay for staff, facilities, debt service and more—as well as providing charitable support for those in need. Please continue to donate if you are able. Mail in or drop off your envelope, complete an electronic funds transfer (EFT) form for automatic withdrawal, or donate online using the Virtual Offertory button on our homepage.