Mass Schedule for Our Parish Cluster *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 *Weekend Masses: --First Saturday 8:30 am St. Canice, Kilkenny, MN (Confession and Adoration) --Saturday, 5:00 pm Most Holy Redeemer, Montgomery, MN
Revelation 21:10-14, 22-23 Gospel:
14:23-29 See usccb.org for full texts of these readings as well as for daily readings.
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 Masses at St. Patrick: Sundays at 10:30 am Tuesdays at 8:30 am Sunday Masses Streamed on our YouTube page: Patrick ofAllIreland
Check the Current Bulletin for other activities in our cluster parishes and nearby.
Virtual Reality at St. Patrick
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.
Ordination May 28, 10-11:30 a.m., Cathedral
of Saint Paul, St. Paul. Archdiocesan seminarians completing Theology
IV will be ordained to the Sacred Order of Priesthood. The general
public is welcome to attend this joyous celebration! Mass
Honoring 2022 High School Graduates Sunday, May 29, 8:30
am at MHR 10:30am at STP
Synod: Pentecost Vigil Mass Saturday, June 4, 7 p.m., Cathedral of
Saint Paul, St. Paul Be part of
this historic gathering of our local Church, joining Archbishop
Hebda, Bishop Williams and more than 500 Synod Members from across
the Archdiocese who are meeting June 3-5 for the Synod Assembly. Come
to worship alongside your parish's Synod representatives, clergy,
religious and lay faithful, calling upon the Holy Spirit to guide
those participating in the Synod Assembly - the final step in our
three-year Synod journey.
MOST HOLY REDEEMER SCHOOL BEGINS SEARCH FOR NEXT PRINCIPAL
Check the March 27 bulletin for Father Tom's letter acknowledging the importance of the school principal position and describing the search and hiring process.
Holy Redeemer School is also seeking a full-time 1st-2nd
grade teacher for the 2022-2023 school year and beyond.
Applicants must hold a valid Minnesota teaching license in Elementary
will be accepted for the position until filled.
applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and 2-3 letters of
recommendation to Principal Mr. George Vondracek
at firstname.lastname@example.org or
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
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.
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.
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.