Corpus Christi Procession This Sunday After 10:30 AM Mass
Our annual Corpus Christi Eucharistic Procession will be following the 10:30 AM Mass on Sunday, June 14. Please mark your calendars and join us if you are able. Weather permitting, we will walk from the church to altars in the Peterson Funeral Home Parking Lot, the StMCS parking lot, the rectory and the St. Michael statue near the main entrance of the church. We plan to stream the procession via Facebook Live at facebook.com/stmcatholicchurch/ if you are not able to attend in person.
Adoration Remains in the Main Church
Per Adoration coordinator Steve House, as the parish begins to reopen, we will continue to offer adoration exclusively in the main church through at least the summer months. We are not ready to manage Adoration in the more confined space of the chapel and have received universal positive feedback about Adoration in the main church. However, we are also beginning to see more Adoration closures because of sacramental events and other parish activities re-starting. Scheduled adorers are being notified of Adoration closures in advance; if you drop by for Adoration at an unscheduled time and there is an event in the church, please come back to adore at another time.
Confirmation Mass for Faith Formation Families Next Wednesday!
St. Michael faith formation teens who will be confirmed next Wednesday, June 17, at 7 PM. Come Holy Spirit! Please note that Adoration will be closed until 9 PM both nights. Since attendance at these Masses is limited due to coronavirus, friends and family are invited to watch via livestream at our parish YouTube channel, youtube.com/c/StMichaelCatholicChurchStMichaelMN.
Cemetery Clean-Up Next Thursday
It has been three weeks since Memorial Day weekend, and the Cemetery Committee will be doing its annual clean up on Thursday, June 18. Please remove items that were placed in the ground or that are deceased. All items should be in planters. Any items left in the ground will be discarded. Thank you!
Celebrate Fr. Richards and Say Farewell June 20-21
The weekend of June 20-21 will be Fr. Richards’s last days here at St. Michael. After each Mass, he will be available to say goodbye to parishioners either outdoors or in the gathering area. For those who are not yet attending Mass in person, you can drive through the circle in front of the church to see Father beginning at around 12:45 PM on Sunday. Given social distancing requirements, we ask the you be patient and mindful of those around you from other households as you wait—and as brief as you can be when it’s your turn with our beloved pastor! Follow on-site directions, and let’s give him a great sendoff!
Justice, Healing and Forgiveness Initiative Coming Soon
In the coming weeks, our parish will be hosting a series of events on Restorative Justice, Healing and Forgiveness in collaboration with the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. The first two events have already been scheduled:
- Saturday and Sunday, June 27-28: Restorative Justice and Healing Circles. Dan Griffith will be preaching at 5 PM Mass on Saturday and 8:30 and 10:30 AM Masses on Sunday on the topic of restorative justice, followed by an opportunity to experience healing circles firsthand after the 10:30 AM Mass.
- Wednesday, July 8: The Imprint of Trauma. Laura Harder, a compassion fatigue therapist, will speak on abuse from the survivor’s perspective. Attendees will gain a basic understanding of how trauma effect psychology and perception and what makes it difficult for survivors to move past it.
Watch our bulletin, website and Facebook page in the coming weeks for details—and check out this blog post/bulletin column introducing these initiative: stmcatholicchurch.org/blog/church-news/love-in-the-face-of-suffering.
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