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Parish Update for Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Confirmation Mass Tonight at 7 PM; Adoration Closed 6-10 PM

St. Michael faith formation teens will be confirmed tomorrow at a special Mass at 7 PM. 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. Adoration will be closed 6 to 10 PM; please do not drop by to adore during those hours.

Cemetery Cleanup Tomorrow

The Cemetery Committee will be doing its annual cleanup on Thursday. All living plants and other items should be in planters. Any deceased plants or items left on or in the ground (not in planters) must be removed before tomorrow, or they will be discarded. Thank you for your help with this!

Say Farewell to Fr. Richards This Weekend

This Saturday and Sunday will be Fr. Richards’s last weekend here at St. Michael. After each Mass, he will be available to say goodbye to parishioners either outdoors or in the gathering area. 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! 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.

Justice, Healing and Forgiveness Initiative Kicks Off June 27-28

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.

For more information, as well as printable flyers you can share for each of the upcoming events, visit our Justice, Healing and Forgiveness Initiative webpage at stmcatholicchurch.org/healing-initiative.

Generosity Made Easy

Did you know you can support our church electronically?

  • Text GIVE to 763-296-1003. Click the link to set up an account with a credit or debit card, then simply text the amount each time you wish to donate going forward.
  • Visit stmcatholicchurch.org and click the Virtual Offertory button.

To set up a regular donation from your bank account or to request donation envelopes, contact the Parish Office at (763) 497-2745.

Stay In Touch!

Please update your contact information by answering a few easy questions at this link: tinyurl.com/yafslz4w. 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!

 

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