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 (Communion) --Sunday, 8:30 am Most Holy Redeemer, Montgomery, MN (Communion, Livestreamed) --Sunday, 10:30 am St. Patrick, Shieldsville, MN (Communion, Livestreamed) St. Patrick Office Hours: M-F, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
As the pandemic subsides, and public gathering restrictions and safety protocols are lifted, it is time to gather as the Body of Christ once again. Therefore, the bishops and diocesan administrators of the Minnesota Catholic Conference have decided to reinstate the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation beginning the weekend of July 3-4, 2021.
Even after that time, there remains reasons why a Catholic have a dispensation from the Sunday obligation, including when he or she is ill or serving as caretaker for one who cannot attend Mass. The faithful who do not attend Mass in person are asked to find a Mass on TV, the radio or online and make a Spiritual Communion. Where that is not an option, it would be appropriate to pray the Liturgy of the Hours or the Rosary.
Do You Miss the Outdoor Masses? They are coming again!
St. Patrick Sunday Masses will be celebrated in the parking lot during the Month of June and on July 4.
CELEBRATE RURAL LIFE SUNDAY AT ST. PATRICK!
This year's Archdiocesan Rural Life Sunday Mass will be hosted by St. Patrick on June 27th at 10:30 a.m. Archbishop
Hebda will preside and Mass will be celebrated outdoors in the parking lot. Attendees can remain in their vehicles or bring lawn chairs. Refreshments and a to-go snack will be served after Mass. In case
of inclement weather, Mass will be held indoors. Mass will be live-streamed. Please join us and others from throughout the Archdiocese to pray, remember, and celebrate all
the good things God has given us in our rural way of life.
Knights of Columbus Hot Dog Stand
Opens Tuesday, June 1! Located on the Most Holy Redeemer Parish House Grounds. 11:00 am—2:00 pm Monday—Friday Hot Dogs Daily Brats on Wednesdays, Pork Burgers on Fridays
Public Rosary for our Nation will be held the 13th of each month
at 12 Noon in Le Center, through October 2021 at the Fairground
park in the gazebo next to the swimming pool. If rainy weather, it
will be held in the Community pavilion on the fairgrounds. More
info, call or email Sheila McCabe Swan: 507-317-1496, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fortnight for Freedom: As we approach the time before the 4th of July, Catholics in the 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 meet on June 27 and July 1 at the home of a family for prayer, conversation, refreshments and
See the June 13 Bulletin for more information.
READINGS FOR: 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time June 20, 2021
1st Reading: Job 38:1,
Psalm “Give thanks to
the Lord, his love is everlasting.”
2nd Reading: 2
Gospel Mark 4:35-41
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 Masses Streamed on our YouTube page: Patrick ofAllIreland
Check the bulletin for other activities in our cluster parishes and nearby organizations. Current Bulletin
ATTEND VIRTUAL MASS AT ST. PATRICK How to view live-streamed or recorded Sunday or Tuesday Masses from your home.
ATTEND VIRTUAL MASS AT ST. PATRICK
St. Patrick Masses are now viewable on YouTube! For Recent Masses, go to our YouTube page: Patrick ofallIreland
CELEBRATING WITH FATHER GEORGE! Fr. George Grafsky celebrated his
Golden Jubilee or 50th Anniversary of priestly
ordination on May 30.
The St. Patrick Religious Education Program ended the 2020-2021 Year with the May Crowning and rosary.
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.
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.