OTHER WEEKEND MASSES IN OUR PARISH CLUSTER: --Saturday, 5:00 p.m. Most Holy Redeemer, Montgomery, MN --Sunday, 8:30 a.m. Most Holy Redeemer, Montgomery, MN --First Saturday each month: 8:30 am St. Canice, Kilkenny, MN (Confession and Adoration) DAILY MASSES WITH COMMUNION: -- Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. St. Patrick, Adoration until 1:00 p.m. -- Wed-Fri, 8:30 a.m. at Most Holy Redeemer
CURRENT TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES PREVENT THIS SITE FROM DISPLAYING SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ST. PATRICK ACTIVITIES.
September 24, 2023 25th
Sunday in Ordinary Time 1st
Reading: Isaiah 55:6-9
“The Lord is near to all who call upon him.”
Reading: Philippians 1:20c-24,
Find the full text of Sunday and weekday readings at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: https://bible.usccb.org/readings/calendar
Calendar of Events: September 23-October 9
Sat, Sept 23 Mass 5:00pm at MHR Sun, Sept 24 Mass 10:00am at MHR, *Festival Following Mass Mass 10:30am at STP Mon, Sept 25 CCW Meeting 6:30pm at MHR Tues, Sept 26 Mass 8:30am at STP, Rosary 8:00am Wed, Sept 27 Mass 8:30am at MHR, Rosary 8:10am Thu, Sept 28 Mass 8:30am at MHR, Rosary 8:10am Fri, Sept 29 Mass 8:30am at MHR, Rosary 8:10am Sat, Sept 30 Mass 5:00pm at MHR Sun, Oct 1 Mass 8:30am at MHR Mass 10:30am at STP Tues, Oct 3 Mass 8:30am at STP, Rosary 8:00am Wed, Oct 4 Mass 8:30am at MHR, Rosary 8:10am Thu, Oct 5 Mass 8:30am at MHR, Rosary 8:10am Fri, Oct 6 Mass 8:30am at MHR, Rosary 8:10am Sat, Oct 7 Mass 8:30am at STC Mass 5:00pm at MHR Sun, Oct 8 Mass 8:30am at MHR Mass 10:30am at STP Youth Group 7:00pm at Le Center Mon, Oct 9 Blood Drive 1:00-7:00pm at STP *Most
Holy Redeemer Fall Festival, Sept 24Mass
10am, Festival Fun 11am -2pm. Bingo, KidsGames,
Country Store, Food, Live Music, Return ofthe
Raffle COMING SOON:
St. Patrick Grand Party, October 21, 5:00 pm at STP. Great food & entertainment! Music by theOld
Country Boys. Chance to win cash prizes! Stop by the St.Patrick
office or contact Randy or Kathy Archambault or JohnMcDonough to purchase tickets.
STP -- Church of St. Patrick, MHR -- Most Holy Redeemer, STC -- Saint Canice
Most Holy Redeemer Fall Festival, Sept 24 Mass 10am, Festival Fun 11am -2pm. Bingo, Kids Games, Country Store, Food, Live Music, Return of the Raffle
St. Patrick Grand Party, October 21, 5:00pm at STP. Join us for an evening of great food & entertainment! Music by the Old Country Boys. Chance to win cash prizes! Stop by the St. Patrick office or contact Randy or Kathy Archambault or John McDonough to purchase tickets.
CONNECT WITH ST. PATRICK ONLINE
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE TO ST. PATRICK? St. Patrick needs your support. You can contribute: 1)In person. Place your contribution in the collection basket at Mass
2)By mail. Make and send your check to St. Patrick.
3)Online. Just scan the code box at left with your phone or click on the link below.
& Invoice Scams Please
do not respond to fraudulent emails or invoices from scammers! Over
the past few weeks people from our area have beengetting
emails and in-the-mail invoices from scammers claiming to be doing
advertising for Most Holy Redeemer, St. Canice and St.Patrick’s.
The fraudulent emails and invoices are from a company called
LocalCatholicChurches.com. This group is illegallystealing
business information from our parish websites in order to defraud
local businesses by appearing that they need to pay foradvertising
for the parish bulletin through them. As a parish cluster that has a
unified an in-house printed bulletin, we track all of ourgenerous
bulletin advertisers and keep a record of payments. IN NO WAY WILL
PARISHIONER OR BUSINESSINFORMATION
BE GIVEN OUT FROM MOST HOLY REDEEMER/ST. CANICE OR ST. PATRICK’S
THROUGH OUR STAFF
OR VOLUNTEERS WORKING ON THE PARISH CLUSTER BULLETIN. See
more detail in the August 27 bulletin.
2) Recently, some of our area parishioners received texts
and/or emails from someone who claims to be Rev. Thomas Niehaus.
These texts and emails ask the receiver to send google play cards or
iTune cards to Fr. Niehaus for sick parishioners who are in need. The
emails ask for people to send the codes on the back of the cards
after you have purchased them or asks for money or other gift cards
to be sent. Please note that Fr. Tom Niehaus does not send out emails
or texts to anyone requesting money for the above-mentioned cards. Do
not respond to these requests! There is an article on the website
www.consumeraffairs.com that gives details on this scam appearing to
be from pastors of churches and what you can do to report the email
or text. The best advice is to forward any suspicious emails or texts
to the Federal Trade Commission via firstname.lastname@example.org. Call the parish
office at Most Holy Redeemer/St. Canice and St. Patrick if you are in
doubt about an email or text coming from Fr. Tom Niehaus or from the
parishes. From the July 24 Bulletin
Congratulations Fr. George Grafsky, recipient of the Lasallian & Benedictine Award from Hill-Murray High School, Maplewood, MN. The Lasallian & Benedictine Awards are meant to honor past & present faculty, staff, volunteers & friends of HillMurray who, through their commitment to Catholic education & students of Hill, Archbishop Murray, & Hill-Murray, embody the charisms of our founding religious orders.
Tracy Velishek is honored by the Archdiocese Council of Catholic Women for her involvement in their CCW groups, parishes
and communities. To see just some of the Tracy's accomplishments and leadership, check out this article from the recent Catholic Spirit. April 28, 2023
From the August 14, 2022 Bulletin:
Deacon Dan Wesley on 40 years of service!
Dan was ordained to the diaconate on September 25th 1982.
is a father of three plus foster parent to 12 over the years,
to eight, and married 52 years to Gloria. His ministry has
him to numerous parish administrative positions, mission work,
justice areas, working with the homeless in Faribault and
as a police chaplain in Faribault also. He has performed over
weddings, numerous baptisms (including many of his own
true blessing) many funerals including his parents, 10 years
prison ministry, 20 Quest retreats, serving at present as a
on the Deacon council, is active in his home parish of
Andrews of Elysian, plus has served in numerous other capacities
the years. He has touched many lives over the years and for this
are all truly blessed!
The youth of Holy Redeemer/St. Canice/St. Patrick attended the Steubenville North Youth Conference on July 15-17 in
Rochester, MN. See Father Tom's column in the July 17 Bulletin for more information.
This year’s theme was “I have told you this so that you might have peace in me. In
the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world (John 16:33).”
This event occurred simultaneously with Pope Francis’ prayer for peace, and consecration of Ukraine and Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, which will take place during the Celebration of Penance at Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome, and with Archbishop Hebda's Consecration at the St. Paul Cathedral. The Pope explains the meaning of the Act of Consecration:
“This Act of Consecration is meant to be a gesture of the universal Church, which in this dramatic moment lifts up to God, through His Mother and ours, the cry of pain of all those who suffer and implore an end to the violence, and to entrust the future of our human family to the Queen of Peace.” To see the official text that Pope Francis used on March 25, see:
February 20, 2022 Faith Formation Students Serve as Lectors
February 5, 2022 Saint Patrick CCW Meeting at the Vintage Escapes Winery and Vineyard, Shieldsville
October 23, 2021 Getting ready for the Grand Party.
We had a truly grand time. Grand food, grand band, grand time with friends, old and new. See more photos on the St. Patrick Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/spshieldsville.org
Schoenstatt Girls Summer Camp
are grateful that
we were able to
host at St. Patrick's the Schoenstatt Girls Summer Camp last week,
July 12-15, 2021 which led
in the charism and teachings of the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary.
The girls enjoyed enjoyed Mass, prayer, Confession, games,
dancing, and many other fun activities.
Thank you to the CCW for
providing a meal and to all the Faith Formation students and moms and
to all others who
make this a great event!
Schoenstatt Movement is a family oriented Marian community that
offers spiritual enrichment in virtuous living as found in the
teachings of the Catholic Church.
fees help support the Schoenstatt Sisters in Sleepy Eye.
RURAL LIFE SUNDAY, JUNE 27, 2021 Thank you to everyone who helped make Rural
Life Sunday a great success. We were blessed with a beautiful day to
celebrate Mass outdoors. What a blessing to have Archbishop Hebda
with us for the celebration. God bless all who made this an amazing
More photos from Rural Life Sunday, with many thanks to Gina Haaland.
Please see the St. Patrick FaceBook page for larger copies. (https://www.facebook.com/spshieldsville.org)
CELEBRATING WITH FATHER GEORGE! Fr. George Grafsky celebrated his
Golden Jubilee or 50th Anniversary of priestly
ordination on May 30.
St. Patrick hosted the2021 St. Paul & Minneapolis Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women’s 88th Convention on Friday, April 30th. Archbishop Hebda celebrated the opening Mass.
The St. Patrick Religious Education Program ended the 2020-2021 Year with the May Crowning and rosary.
First Communion, April 25, 2021
WE WISH FATHER TOM A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY
MARCH 16, 2021
Congratulations Fr. Tom!
Our parish cluster of Most Holy Redeemer-St. Canice and St.
Patrick are thankful to God our Father for the installation of our
Pastor, Fr Tom Niehaus. We wish him health, joy and peace. Together,
may we work to build up the church and glorify God's name.
Archbishop Hebda celebrated
Mass with us on July 26 as he formally installed Father Tom as
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
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
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."
(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!
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.
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.
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.