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The Church of St. Patrick welcomes you!

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                       
     --Sunday, 8:30 am  Most Holy Redeemer, Montgomery, MN
     --Sunday, 10:30 am St. Patrick, Shieldsville, MN
Livestreamed on our YouTube Channel: Patrick ofallIreland

7525 Dodd Road, Faribault, MN  55021 

Phone: 507.334.6002                  Office Hours: M-F, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

http://mapq.st/petd7Q       FaceBook: Church of St. Patrick, Shieldsville

          READINGS FOR:                              
             Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ June 19, 2022

                1st Reading: Genesis 14:18-20

                Psalm “You are a priest for ever, in the line of Melchizedek.”

                2nd Reading: Corinthians 11:23-26

                Gospel: Luke 9:11b-17

                  See usccb.org for full texts of these readings
                  as well as for daily readings.


        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

         See the Current Bulletin for complete Schedule of Masses,
         Confession and Adoration times in all of our cluster parishes.    

        Check the Current Bulletin for other activities in our cluster parishes and nearby.

Join our Parish Cluster in our commemoration of the Fortnight for Freedom.

As we approach the time before the 4th of July, Catholics in the Join members of our Parish Cluster to in the annual celebration of United States of America are encouraged to annually commemorate the Fortnight for Freedom. This two-week period from June 22 to July 4 is a time to reflect upon the gift of religious liberty and for Catholics to gather in various locations around our country to pray for our nation and the people who make up this great land.

In the spirit of the early Catholics in America we will meet at the home of a family for prayer, conversation, refreshments and night prayer. Please bring a lawn chair and a beverage as we gather on:

Wednesday June 29, 2022 at 7 pm at the Reger place located at 10300 160th Street W Kilkenny, MN 56059
June 30, 2022 at 7 pm at the Redman place located at 15548 Camp Winona Trail Faribault, MN 55021.

Public Rosary Rally Saturday, June 25 at 12pm. This month’s rosary is in honor of the Sacred Heart. Meet in the Holy Redeemer church parking lot. We will be praying by the fence facing the highway (on the corner of Vine & 4th St.)
Rural Life Sunday - June 26, 1:30 p.m. Mass, Jack and Debby Lorenz Family Farm- 12670 270th St. E., Cannon Falls, MN 55009 Host parish: St. Pius V, Cannon Falls. Join Archbishop Hebda at this celebration of rural life. Mass will be followed by lunch, music, children’s activities, games and the chance to see the farm animals.
All are welcome.

The Peter’s Pence Collection June 26. You have an opportunity to be in solidarity with the Holy Father as your contributions to Peter’s Pence aid the Holy Father with two universal mission activities: spiritual & material. Your financial contributions help the Pope continue the work of formation of the clergy, communications, promotion of integral human development, education & justice. Materially, you will enable assistance for the most needy who are victims of war, oppression & natural disasters. Please offer what you can on Peter’s Pence collection June 26.

American Red Cross Blood Drive at STP Monday, June 27, 1:00 pm– 7:00 pm.

Join us as St. Patrick again hosts a
Red Cross Blood Drive on June 27, 2022

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                 Virtual Reality at 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.

                                     GIVE HERE   


View live-streamed or recorded Sunday Mass from your home. 

Just go to YouTube site Patrick ofallIreland (note spacing)


                  ANNOUNCEMENTS and UPCOMING EVENTS                        


From Father Tom:
It is my pleasure to announce that Mrs. Kari Marsh has accepted the position of principal at Most Holy Redeemer Catholic School. Mrs. Marsh will begin serving as Most Holy Redeemer School principal starting on July 1, 2022. Mrs. Marsh is from Brooklyn Park, MN and is a dynamic elementary school teacher with 28 years of experience in Catholic Schools. She has been an elementary teacher specializing in math, religion, & literature and has experience as an elementary school administrator at St. Raphael Catholic School in Crystal, MN and currently is at Epiphany Catholic School in Coon Rapids, MN.

See the June 05, 2022 Bulletin for more information about Mrs. Marsh.


Easter at St. Patrick

For more photos of Easter Celebration, go to St. Patrick's Facebook Page

Fun and Friendship to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at St. Patrick.

For more photos go to:

St. Patrick's Facebook Page

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:

Schoenstatt Girls Summer Camp

We 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 campers 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 volunteered to help make this a great event! The Schoenstatt Movement is a family oriented Marian community that offers spiritual enrichment in virtuous living as found in the teachings of the Catholic Church.

Tuition fees help support the Schoenstatt Sisters in Sleepy Eye.  


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 event!

More photos from Rural Life Sunday, with many thanks to Gina Haaland.

Please see the St. Patrick FaceBook page for larger copies.

Even More Photos Rural Life Sunday, June 27, 2021 at St. Patrick


 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 Pastor.

Click here to show this chart shown full page
or go to the Church of Saint Patrick Facebook Page to see individual photos. 

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

Easter Decorations:


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:              

If you missed it, check out the video copy at the St. Patrick Facebook page at


Recognize the altar platform?

In the parking lot after Easter Mass



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.





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!


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


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


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.


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.


                        May 5, 2019

               First Holy Communion Sunday

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


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