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The Church of St. Patrick welcomes you!


Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the following changes in worship schedules will be in effect until further notice:
*Communion and Confession are suspended
*Tuesday morning and Saturday afternoon Masses are suspended

*Sunday Mass will:
          -- Move to 10:00 a.m. and will be outdoors when possible.
          -- Be streamed live on Father Tom's Facebook Page  
               (www.facebook.com/tom.niehaus.7902) 
          -- Be recorded for later viewing on Father Tom's Page or
              on the Church of St. Patrick Page    
               (www.facebook.com/spshieldsville.org)
        --Available on this page for non-Facebook users.

7525 Dodd Road, Faribault, MN  55021  Phone: 507.334.6002        
Map: http://mapq.st/petd7Q              FaceBook: Church of St. Patrick, Shieldsville

                                   ANNOUNCEMENTS







HOLY COMMUNION WILL BE OFFERED AFTER MASS ON MAY 31








 



*May 24 Outdoor Mass
         www.facebook.com/tom.niehaus.7902/videos/143669810602584/

*May 17 Outdoor Mass
           www.facebook.com/tom.niehaus.7902/videos/138149797821252

*May 10 Outdoor Mass      
         www.facebook.com/tom.niehaus.7902/videos/138149797821252

*May 3 Outdoor Mass   
         www.facebook.com/tom.niehaus.7902/videos/135235358112696

*April 26 Outdoor Mass        
          www.facebook.com/tom.niehaus.7902/videos/13240936172862

*April 19 Outdoor Mass        
          www.facebook.com/tom.niehaus.7902/videos/129370495365849


FROM ARCHBISHOP HEBDA

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Archbishop Hebda announces that agreement has been reached to return to public Masses.  May 23, 2020 
 www.archspm.org/letter-from-archbishop-hebda-regarding-return-to-public-mass-agreement-with-walz-administration/?fbclid=IwAR1V6LJI8VlFGB3UzZ7gY2i9Nr9c8isO63iL19kk2e5QeUaJqOLZGdi71El

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Letter from Archbishop Hebda, May 20, 2020, forwarding letter signed by Minnesota Bishops
www.archspm/catholic-bishops-of-minnesota-move-ahead-with-plan-for-limited-return-to-public-masses/?fbclid=IwAR3XQA7aFk68h-fsilwNGF6IvJeB-dtUDVEnN4lW1ZP2TV0wft7jCRvv3Fl

PDF FORM OF LETTER

From the May 24 Bulletin


Also see in the May 20 Catholic Spirit: What to Expect When You Return to Mass:

thecatholic spirit.com/news/local-news/what-to-expect-when-you-return-to-mass-a-short-guide/

*
May 15, 2020 Video:

Update from Archbishop Hebda Regarding Public Masses following Governor Walz's Stay Safe Miinesota order. : 
      https://www.facebook.com/ArchdioceseSPM/videos/544699263078411/

Letter from Archbishop Hebda:
Stay at Home Update, May 01, 2020

https://www.archspm.org/letter-from-archbishop-hebda-to-faithful-following-extension-of-governors-stay-at-home-order/?fbclid=IwAR0rixcmYhOsI4_5WIkQKIkk_uk7PtfaJOG_Rtda-UrzOuHrc1azgvAhfoM

Letter from Archbishop Hebda:
Stay At Home Update, April 17, 2020

*MARCH 2020:  MORE ABOUT COVID-19 AND ARCHDIOCESE POLICIES

** VIDEO OF FATHER TOM'S ANNOUNCEMENT OF LIVE-STREAMED MASSES, MARCH 19, 2020

**FATHER TOM'S LETTER TO PARISHIONERS DESCRIBING CHANGES

**Archbishop Hebda's Letter to the Faithful, March 18 2020

**MN Department of Health: Strategies to Slow the Spread of Covid-19 in Minnesota March 25, 2020

**Archbishop Hebda's Statement Regarding Gov. Walz's Stay-At-Home Order, March 25, 2020



DON'T FORGET!

WOMEN IN THE NEW EVANGELIZATION BOOK CLUB BEGINS SOON.

You do not need to join by May 4, but please indicate your interest as soon as possible so that books may be ordered. Please contact Heather Richardson at heather.richardson92@yahoo.com for more information.

What is Happening at St. Patrick?

  • Office Hours Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00p.m.
  • Church open for private prayer during office hours
  • Sunday, May 17:  Outdoor Mass, 10am. 
              Live Streamed and recorded for later viewing
              Rosary before Mass 9:30 a.m.       



MEMORIES




May 10: The Sprinkling Rite during Mass in the parking lot. 

Easter Decorations:

https://www.facebook.com/tom.niehaus.7902/videos/125793305723568/


Celebrating Easter Mass in a snow storm.  Only in Minnesota!

Mass was celebrated from cars in the St. Patrick parking lot and via live stream on Fr. Tom Niehaus's Facebook page:              
                www.facebook.com/tom.niehaus.7902  

If you missed it, check out the video copy at the St. Patrick Facebook page at
              www.facebook.com/spshieldsville.org

              



Recognize the altar platform?



In the parking lot after Easter Mass

MORE INFORMATION ON ST. PATRICK  AND ARCHDIOCESE RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 SITUATION


FAITH FORMATION ON-SITE INSTRUCTION SUSPENDED


ATTENTION FAITH FORMATION PARENTS AND FAMILIES: On-Site instruction is suspended until further notice.
From Father Tom:
For the duration of this public health emergency, I am declaring that all religious instruction is to continue via on-line, email and phone based teaching with at-home learning to be carried out on a weekly basis.  On-site Wednesday evening instruction is to be suspended until the all-clear is given by public and Church officials.

See Father Tom's letter to parents for more details.

Picking up classroom material: If you know the materials your child uses in the classroom you may pick them up Wednesday March 18 from 6:15-7:45 p.m. or any day during office hours (9 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.).   If you aren't sure what you need to pick up please contact your child's teacher for information.

All public on-site events at St. Patrick have been suspended for the duration of the Covid-19 Public Emergency.  See information above about on-line Masses and Faith Formation classes.

Office hours remain at 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. until further notice.

    
 
 



MEMORIES

MARCH 14, OUR FIRST LENTEN FISH FRY

GOOD FOOD, GOOD COMPANY.







Making Tambourines to Praise the Lord!

Sunday, February 2



Sunday School students read a Bible story, then made a church out of egg cartons and finally made and decorated tambourines out of stapled together paper plates filled with chips to make a joyful noise.  See the St. Patrick Facebook page for the results.

Sunday, February 2

Our Faith Formation Youth worked hard to prep all of the soups for our Souper Bowl Sale on super bowl weekend! The sale helped support their efforts to raise funds for our upcoming Food For Kidz packaging event scheduled for April 1st.

Lots of people eating delicious soup at home this week!

TRANSITIONS FOR ST. PATRICK YOUTH

Sunday, October 13 was a big day at St. Patrick.  During Mass we welcomed some of our youth to new stages in their life in faith:

We welcomed one new member to St. Patrick through the Sacrament of Baptism.

Two second graders began their study for First Communion by Signing the Book of Enrollment.

Four eighth graders began their preparation for Confirmation by receiving their Confirmation bibles.





We will miss you, Tracy!

For more photos of Tracy's two retirement celebrations. see our

Facebook page
at

https://www.facebook.com/spshieldsville.org

August 04, 2019


On the Feast Day for St. John Vianney, the patron saint of all priests, Father Tom invited the congregation to venerate the relic of St. John Vianney.

St. John Vianney was a parish priest in the small town of Ars, France, in the early 19th century.  In the words of Father Tom, "He loved Jesus so much as a priest that his life of prayer and simplicity radiated a powerful love that attracted thousands of people to come to Ars to be healed and forgiven."

August 01, 2019

Our New Pastor Has Arrived !!


Welcome Father Tom Niehaus!!

See More Information about Father Tom



July 27, 2019

MEET OUR NEW PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL MEMBERS

Mike Paukert

Tim Hunt

Don Jensen






From Our Facebook Page: June 23, 2019




(The Youth Group) Spent the morning tie dying t-shirts for Steubenville! Steubenville is a teen retreat in Rochester that St. Patrick’s teens team up with Most Holy Redeemer teens! This year's theme is Belong!



Grand Party May 18, 2019
More photos on the St. Patrick Facebook page.





Congratulations,



St. Patrick Confirmation Class 2019

Religious Education is finished for the year.

We wish all our students a happy summer and look forward to seeing them in the fall. 


This item from the April 28 Bulletin says it all.

THANK YOU!

                        May 5, 2019

               First Holy Communion Sunday

    FROM OUR FACEBOOK PAGE
Parish Youth Minister Amy Schendel wrote on April 24:

Tonight was a wonderful night! Our 8th and 9th religious education classes helped pick up sticks at Al and Betty David’s home tonight. It was a fun night and we all enjoyed helping them out.



March 03, 2019
Setting the Table for Steubenville: The Social Hall was elegantly decorated for this Ladies Luncheon to raise money to send our youth to Steubenville.


March 03, 2019
Setting the Table for Steubenville: Each table had a different theme.

March 03, 2019
Setting the Table for Steubenville: Lots of flowers throughout the hall. A day to remember.

January 20, 2019
Youth Group braved the elements today (below zero!) and hung up the wooden stations of the cross plaques donated by Father Berry Schneider! Now the parishioners of our parish can enjoy walking through the pine trees praying the stations of the cross. We hope to get a sign made saying, “The Stations of the Cross in memory of Father Berry Schneider.”

December 09:  5th graders sponsored a bake sale as a fundraiser for our February Food for Kidz pack.

November 17-18.  Religious Education Grades 4 and 7 students sponsored the Soup to Go sale as a one of our fundraisers for Food for Kidz. 

Sold out!!

Watch for another soup sale the first weekend in February.



Youth Group had a great time putting up the Giving Tree on November 11!

Stop by next weekend after Mass and take a tag to help The Earnest Effort Christmas Wish!

Bring unwrapped gifts to the parish office between now and December 17!




Another Successful Holiday Open House! 


Mark your calendars for next year -- 2nd weekend in November.




Religious Education Students in Pre-School/Kindergarten/Grade 1 sponsored a Bake Sale as a fundraiser for the Food For Kidz project.

July 2018

Seven parish youth participated in the 2018 Steubenville Youth Conference.

May 12, 2018

Grand Party 2018.  A time to meet friends and have fun.

First a fine Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings ...

Grand Party, 2018

Then dancing to the music of the Downtown Sound Band.

Lots of fun for all!

May 1, 2018

Congratulations to the Confirmation class of 2018!!

May 6, 2018
Our newly confirmed students celebrated becoming full participants in the faith. Parents had made the promises of faith for their children at baptism and received the baptismal candle. In this ceremony, parents pass on the baptismal light to the confirmands signifying that they are now in charge of their faith. Watch the video on our Facebook page of the parents lighting their candles, which they then will pass on to, the confirmands.  2018 confirmands are from front to back: Samuel Manahan, Romecio Davis, Madelyn Skjeveland, Holly Schendel, Kyle Chappuis, Jonathon Caron, Joshua Caron

May 6, 2018

Congratulations to St. Patrick youth who are graduating from high school this year.  Here Claire Drentlaw and Andrew Dozark receive a blessing from Father Victor.

Other St. Patrick graduates are Taylor Beaupre, Rose Chmelik, Griffin Ernste, McKenzie Filipek, Ciera Fitzpatrick, Ellee Huber, Karl Jacobson, Kathryn McDonough, Michael Stephanites.

April 21, 2018:
We celebrated Father Victor's Silver Anniversary of his Ordination to the Priesthood with a Mass of Thanksgiving and a Luncheon and Reception.

Congratulations, Father!

For photos of the celebration, go to our
Facebook page at

https://www.facebook.com/spshieldsville.org/posts/


25 Years ago:
Father Victor's Ordination

April 01

Happy Easter!


March 4: Big attendance at "Setting the Table for Steubenville" fundraiser where a Silent Auction and Elegant Luncheon raised money to send youth to Steubenville this summer. See more photos on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/spshieldsville.org 

February 18: The Youth Group had a striking good time bowling today!! See more photos on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/spshieldsville.org






   
 
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