Parish Update for Friday, May 22, 2020
May 22, 2020
Limited Public Masses to Resume on Tuesday
Fr. Peter Richards officially announced today that limited public Masses will resume on Tuesday, May 26. Check out the latest Priests In Shorts video from Fr. Richards and Fr. Joe below. Then, take time to read Fr. Richards's letter to parishioners explaining what to expect in terms of safety protocols and, if you haven’t already, read the letter from Minnesota’s bishops permitting a return to limited public worship. Both letters are posted on our parish homepage, stmcatholicchurch.org.
Confessions to Move Back Indoors Saturday
Beginning Saturday morning, Confessions will move back into the church. They will be held in the area where people usually wait to go to Confession to allow for both privacy and social distancing. The line for confession will be near the statuary apse. Please maintain at least six feet between you and others while waiting in line.
Scammers Posing as Priests
Parishioners are again receiving messages that appear to be from our priests, asking for gift-card donations. Please note that our clergy and staff members will never ask you for money or gift cards by text or email. Do not respond to these messages, and please spread the word!
Celebrate Local Seminarian Josh Salonek’s Ordination to the Diaconate this Weekend!
This Saturday at 10 AM, St. Michael native Josh Salonek will be ordained a transitional deacon, in preparation for ordination to the priesthood next spring. The entire parish is invited to celebrate virtually with the Saloneks:
- To watch the ordination Mass via livestream from the Cathedral of St. Paul, visit 10000vocations.org/ordination-2020.html.
- Then tune in to our livestream of the 10:30 AM Mass this Sunday for the newly ordained deacon’s first homily in his home church! (Our livestream link can be found on our parish homepage or our YouTube channel at youtube.com/c/StMichaelCatholicChurchStMichaelMN.)
And don’t forget: Next Saturday, May 30, at 10 AM, our teaching parish seminarian Dcn. Tim Tran will be ordained as a priest. For more information, visit 10000vocations.org/ordination-2020.html.
Help Us Stay in Touch as the Church Reopens
Please update your contact information by answering a few easy questions using the link on our parish homepage, stmcatholicchurch.org. We hope to be able to send text messages to our parishioners soon. If you have a cell phone that can receive texts, providing us with that phone number will assist us in contacting you with important information in a timely and convenient way. Thank you!
Your support of our parish ministries is still essential. Donate online using the Virtual Offertory button at stmcatholicchurch.org, mail in or drop off your donation at the parish office, or complete an electronic funds transfer (EFT) form to contribute directly from your bank account. Call 763-497-2745 for details.