COVID-19 Updates and Spiritual Resources

7-3-2020

The churches of St. Columbkille in St. Wendel and All Saints – St. Mary’s in Holdingford are open for private prayer.

The schedule is as follows:

St. Columbkille in St. Wendel

10 AM – 6 PM Monday – Saturday

All Saints – St. Mary’s in Holdingford

10 AM – 6 PM Sunday – Thursday

6-4-2020

Mass times have been announced for the weekend!

Saturday, June 6th, 6:00 p.m. Bowlus
Saturday, June 6th, 8:00 p.m. St. Anna
Monday, June 8th, 9:00 a.m. Arban

5-27-2020

Last night Fr. Gregory announced that public Masses will be resuming in our parish cluster.  Masses will be outdoors with a maximum of 250 people.  Please bring your own chair.

Mass schedule is as follows:

Today (May 27)
4:30 p.m., outside St. Stanislaus Church

Weekend Mass Schedule
8:00 p.m. Saturday, May 30th, St. Anna Cemetery
8:00 a.m. Sunday, May 31st, Arban Cemetery
10:00 a.m. Sunday, May 31st, Outside St. Stanislaus Church

5-26-2020

On May 23rd, Bishop Kettler released a statement regarding Governor Walz’s new executive order on the reopening of churches.  Read Bishop’s statement here. 

Fr. Gregory will be giving an update on the reopening of our churches tonight on his Facebook Live.  His Facebook Live video will be posted on our “Updates from Fr. Gregory page tomorrow.

5-5-2020

Bishop Kettler has announced that churches can start to open their doors for private prayer and devotion.   At this time, St. Stanislaus Kostka in Bowlus will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  We will inform you when the other two churches open.

Read the official update from Bishop Kettler by clicking here.

4-30-2020

Today at 2 p.m!
Join Archbishop Gomez and the bishops of the United States as we pray as one nation to renew our consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary. More information including liturgical aids at: usccb.org/consecration

4-29-2020

Information regarding a Virtual Novena to St. Isidore the Farmer was just posted to our website.  Click here to learn more.

4-27-2020

We are doing some rearranging on our website to keep our updates and spiritual resources organized during this time of Mass suspension.

Here are the four most helpful tabs on our website for updates and resources:

1. The Bulletin
A digital copy of our weekly bulletin is available each week online under the “Bulletin” tab.
(Hard copies of the bulletin are available in the plastic containers outside of every church building in our cluster).

2. Updates from Fr. Gregory
Missing Fr. Gregory?  Pray night prayer and watch live streamed Mass with him under the “Updates from Father Gregory” tab.  This is a great way for non- Facebook users to stay in touch with him online.

3. Grow in Your Faith at Home
We created the Grow in Your Faith at Home webpage to provide you with online resources to help you grow in your faith during this time of quarantine.  We are doing our best to update it with resources relevant to the liturgical calendar. We are also keeping past resources  (Stations of the Cross, Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday) available under this tab so you can continue to access them for prayer at any time.

4. COVID-19 Updates and Spiritual Resources
Under this tab, we will continue to post updates not listed in the bulletin. We will also post here when new items are added to our website.

You can also stay in touch with us by calling the office or emailing parish staff.

Click here if you’d like to read Bishop Kettler’s statements regarding Mass suspension in the Diocese of St. Cloud.

4-26-2020

Watch Mass with Fr. Gregory Mastey.  The recording can be found here.

4-9-20

Resources to help you pray during this Triduum can be found here.

3-25-20

Stay connected with Fr. Gregory on the new webpage we created!  Check it out here!

3-23-20

We created a webpage of resources to help you grow in your faith during this time of quarantine.  Check it out here!

3-19-20

simon helps jesus

The COVID-19 virus and the suspension of public Masses has been a difficult cross to receive this Lent. While this cross may be heavy, it’s not meant to be carried alone. In the Fifth Station of the Cross, Jesus teaches us that sometimes we need a Simon of Cyrene to help us carry our cross and sometimes we need to be a Simon of Cyrene to help others carry their crosses. Suffering becomes beautiful when it leads us into deeper communion with one another.

We know the quarantine has made it difficult for us to be in communion with one another, but even though we cannot physically gather, we can take comfort knowing that through our baptism in Christ, we are always united to one another. Now, more than ever, we need to commit to one another through prayers and sacrifices. While Masses may be suspended, the graces of prayer are available to us and they are real. Your prayers matter and do effect change.

We have created this webpage in an effort to stay in community with you. Although our office is not able to receive you physically, please call us to let us know your spiritual and material needs. We are happy to assist you. We want to be your Simon of Cyrene.

We will update this page regularly with a variety of resources to help you during this time. Our bulletin will also continue to be published and placed in the entry way of every church. Please let those who do not have Internet access know that our bulletin is a great source of information for them.

We are holding each and every one of you in prayer.

St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church, pray for us and protect us.