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Fr. LeRoy Scheierl
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St. Cloud Metro area pastors, staff and parishoners are working together to share information about the upcoming parish planning changes, specifically addressing how these changes will affect the St. Cloud Metro.  View the blog here: https://togetherinchange.wordpress.com/

Week of November 30th - First Sunday in Advent

We are currently embarking on our First Sunday in Advent. Of all the sacred seasons of the Church, Advent is the first four weeks in preparation before Christmas. Advent is a time of spiritual preparation in which believers (like us) ready themselves for the coming of the Lord. Advent typically involves prayer, silence, fasting and repentance in anticipation of holy days of hope and joy to come. Advent is celebrated not only by thanking God for Christ’s first coming at his birth, but also for his presence among us through the Holy Spirit today, and as well as his coming at the end of time. All these things come together as one; an awareness of the three-fold dimension of our faith in Christ.

Week of November 30th

We are currently embarking on our First Sunday in Advent. Of all the sacred seasons of the Church, Advent is the first four weeks in preparation before Christmas. Advent is a time of spiritual preparation in which believers (like us) ready themselves for the coming of the Lord. Advent typically involves prayer, silence, fasting and repentance in anticipation of holy days of hope and joy to come. Advent is celebrated not only by thanking God for Christ’s first coming at his birth, but also for his presence among us through the Holy Spirit today, and as well as his coming at the end of time. All these things come together as one; an awareness of the three-fold dimension of our faith

Week of November 23rd

Message from Geralyn Nathe-Evans... In today’s Gospel we hear Matthew speak to us of how we care for Jesus when we take care of others and of ourselves. Jesus is among us and within each of us. Jesus wears the face of the hungry who need to be fed, the thirsty that want to be quenched, the naked that cry for clothing and those experiencing homelessness and seek shelter, those who suffer from illness-physical and mentally, those who are lonely and seek love and companionship, those who are imprisoned and seek a friend. We are first people of God. People who have various needs, experience various struggles, we are all people of God. When we care for one another, we care for Chr

Week of November 16th

Message from Deacon Dave... The last Thursday Morning Mass in October was followed by the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick which was administered by Fr. Leroy and Fr. Al Stangl. It was heartening to see so many people in attendance and so many people of all ages participating in the Sacrament. If we pause to imagine the Sacrament of Anointing, I think many Catholics picture a priest standing at a hospital bedside with a person close to death. This hopefully is a diminishing image of the sacrament. Indeed, for an increasing number of Catholics, particularly those born after Vatican II the mental picture is different. They picture a parish gathered for Sunday or Weekday Eu

Week of November 9th

I would like to thank the Boy Scouts of America, Troop # 106, for the wonderful work they did for the Church of St. Paul. Eagle Scout projects can be a daunting task. Before a Boy Scout can achieve the rank of “Eagle” he must come up with an approved project that benefits part of the community at large. He must provide for the project materials, the workforce, the time, and the actual task to be done in an organized fashion. Last month Eagle Scout, David Reisdorf, son of Paul and Theresa Riesdorf organized members of Troop #106 to paint the curb stops, hand rails (including removing the rust), paint window frames, ramp walls, and power-sprayed the church entry rugs at St. Paul. The plac

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