News of St. Patrick's Council of Catholic Women (CCW) Chapter:
Mission of St. Patrick CCW Chapter:
St. Patrick CCW women help at the church by raising money
during bake sales, funeral lunches, Country store at the Fall Festival.
We help in updating the priest house when needed, helping in paying for
decorating the alter in the seasons of the Liturgical year, helping in
sending our youth to retreats, buying and suppling the kitchen in the
social hall and much more. We try to make sure women are informed of
trainings put on by the Southwest Deanery and the Archdiocesan Council
of Catholic women Convention, Advent Retreat, Legislative Day and
Focus During October:
--The Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women are to be recognized in the month of our Blessed Mother Mary.
-- We honor our Priests. We will be presenting Father Tom a certificate signed by Archbishop Hebda. We should always keep our clergy and religious in prayer as they pray for us in our lives to keep the faith in God.
-- We invite all women of St. Patrick to the Southwest Deanery Mission Event that to be held on Thursday, October 24, 2019 in Belle Plaine’s Our Lady of the Prairie church.
We will hear about some of the sistering we do with Kitui, Kenya, Africa. A project of helping to build a girls dormitory will be presented by Lucy Johnson who has been to Kitui and this project will receive the first $2000 of the funds raised that night. Each church of the deanery brings items to raffle and we earn money we distribute that night for mission in mind. This event has been in existence for over 40 years. This event starts at 5:30 p.m. Call Denise Haaland if you would like to attend. 507-334-2781
(Photo is from CCW luncheon in May, 2019)
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.