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Fr. LeRoy Scheierl
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Week of November 2nd

In the movie and in the book, “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” written by Ann Brashares, four girlfriends separated by distance and facing a particular stage in their life remain bonded together by taking turns wearing the same pair of blue jeans sent to each other over the summertime. Through this connection each of them develops in different ways both as a group and as individuals into adults as they enter into mature world. It is with this common sense of support and bond which enables them to face what challenges come. It’s what I call a, “Chick flick,” but one that makes good sense. Children become aware of the communion of traveling pants, shirts, and jackets by wearing

Week of October 26th

Last weekend it was great to have Bishop Kettler come to our October 19th Sunday morning 10:30 a.m. Liturgy at the Church of St. Peter and pay a pastoral visit. It was a wonderful great celebration, complete with the our local Knights of Columbus Council who presented the bishop with a special suit coat for him to wear on their behalf. I hope it’s size 2X or 3X large! We are very blessed to have a bishop who is so willing to visit all the different parishes throughout our diocese and who truly enjoys doing so. Bishop Kettler makes himself very much present and is very approachable as well. He is definitely a people friendly person and so we are blessed to have him. Next weekend on Saturday,

Week of October 19th

This weekend we celebrate World Mission Sunday. Pope John Paul II called the support given to world missions on this day the “central fund of solidarity.” As such, it is a visible reminder that “we are one human family whatever our national, racial, ethnic, economic, and ideological differences. We are our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers, wherever they may be. Loving our neighbor has global dimensions in a shrinking world. At the core of the virtue of solidarity is the pursuit of justice and peace. Pope Paul VI taught that, “if you want peace, work for justice.” The Gospel calls us to be peacemakers. Our love for all our sisters and brothers demands that we promote peace in a world surround

Week of October 12th

Some of you may not know this but on Mondays (my day off) I almost always go back my home to work on some project(s). Among the many things I have is metal shop complete with welders, grinders, cutting torches, metal band saw, drill press, and hand tools that won’t end. Everyone needs a hobby, right? On these days, I am almost always tearing something apart or fabricating some new invention for use in the woods or on the farm. One of the many things every metal shop cannot and should not do without is a large can of WD-40! It’s great for loosening those hard to turn bolts or keeping all kinds of metal parts rust free and clean. Do you know what the word, WD-40, means and why it wa

Week of October 5th

Every year at this time, all the priests and deacons of the St. Cloud Diocese gather together with our Bishop for our Annual Clergy Conference to be held at the Arrowwood Radisson in Alexandria. The purpose of these conferences is to pray, to listen, to enjoy some fellowship, and to enrich our faith through the help of various speakers and presenters who give us talks on certain topics of our time. It’s a great gathering of clergy and is meant to help us all improve our ministry in Christ, which we take back home to our parishes. Starting this Sunday, October 5-8th, Deacon Dave Lindmeier, Deacon Bill Ritchie, and myself along with all the other clergy will gather for these talks. This year’s