HOW DO I FIND OUT IF MASS IS CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER? It is very rare for Masses to be cancelled at St. Patrick, but if the weather is severe, check the following sites:
-Radio stations KDHL (920 AM) or KCHK (1350 AM, 95.5 FM) -Call the office at 507-334-6002 -Check St. Patrick's Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/spshieldsville.org (NOTE: It is not always possible to update the phone message and Facebook Page in time but every effort will be made to do so. ) If you are questioning whether you should venture out, it is always a good idea to play it safe and stay at home.
OFFICE HOURS: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. NOTE: Office is Closed on Monday, January 27
Tuesday, January 28: Fatima Prayer Group, 7:30 a.m.
Wednesday, January 29: Religious Education, Grades 1-10, 6:30 p.m.
Sat/Sun,February 1 & 2:Soup Sale after Masses
Sunday,February 2:PreSchool/Kindergarten Sunday School
NOTE: NO MORNING MASS on Tuesday, February 4. No morning Masses at Most Holy Redeemer February 5-7.
Monday, February 17, American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m
Pope Francis has named Father Daniel DeGrood to be Bishop of diocese of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Bishop-elect DeGrood has several ties with our parish. He was raised on a farm not far from Shieldsville and has several family members in our parish. He has served Mass for us, and was ordained by Archbishop Harry Flynn, who was a frequent Easter Week celebrant at St. Patrick for many years.
Bishop-elect DeGrood is the son of Robert and Joanne DeGrood. He attended Catholic grade school in Faribault and graduated in 1983 from Bethlehem Academy High School. We are proud of you Bishop DeGrood!
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.