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The Church of St. Patrick welcomes you!

*Daily Masses with Communion:
          -- Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. St. Patrick
          -- 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      
                  (No Communion)
            *Sunday, 8:30 am  Most Holy Redeemer, Montgomery, MN
                 (Communion, Livestreamed)
          *Sunday, 10:00 am St. Patrick, Shieldsville, MN
                (Communion, Outdoors, Livestreamed
             Rosary at 9:30 

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

7525 Dodd Road, Faribault, MN  55021  Phone: 507.334.6002        
Map: http://mapq.st/petd7Q              FaceBook: Church of St. Patrick, Shieldsville

On Sunday July 26, 2020 Father will be installed as pastor of our cluster parishes at two Masses celebrated by Archbishop Hebda:    

     --8:30 am Mass at Most Holy Redeemer in Montgomery and    

     --10:30 am Mass at St. Patrick of Shieldsville

NOTE: There will be NO Adoration on Tuesday, July 7.



Note, due to problem with website operation, clicking on the Mass title may not work.  If not, you may copy the address and paste in a new tab.

*July 05 Outdoor Mass, 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
         Part 1:  July 05   
         Part 2:  July 05 

*June 28 Outdoor Mass, 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time    


All Live Streamed Masses are also available on Facebook:
          -- Streamed live and recorded on Father Tom's Facebook Page  

-- Recorded for later viewing on the Church of St. Patrick Page
Sunday 10:00 a.m. Masses will continue to be offered outdoors until further notice,  and will be cancelled only if there is lightning or threat of a tornado. 
Come at 9:30 to recite the rosary and stay after Mass to receive Holy Communion.


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
  • July 6-17, Sidewalk Replacement, see below for details.
  • Tuesday, July 7, NO ADORATION
  •  Sunday July 26,  Father Tom Installed as Pastor of Cluster Parishes,
               Archbishop Hebda Celebrating at two Masses:
               8:30 a.m. at Most Holy Redeemer
             10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick

St. Patrick’s will begin the process of replacing new sidewalks beginning Monday, July 6th. Expect limited Church access from July 6-17 (dates may be extended due to weather). At times the main entrance will not be accessible. If you need to conduct business at the Church during this time or if you’d like to pick up a Bulletin, please call the office or make an appointment (507) 334-6002.

Tuesday morning Masses will continue while using an alternative entrance as needed.
There will be NO Adoration on Tuesday, July 7.

* Father Tom’s Letter to Parishioners, June 3         
    See insert to June 7 Bulletin
Father discusses the reasons behind these changes to the Mass schedule as well as safety warnings and other issues to be addressed by parish leadership.

* Archdiocese document: Coming Together Safely at Mass and Safely Returning to Communion   
    See insert to June 7 Bulletin
The Archdiocese has released a set of guidelines for Safety at Mass and in Receiving Communion.


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