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Fr. LeRoy Scheierl
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Week of December 28th

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those from both parishes who participated in all our Christmas Liturgies, those who regularly attend as members, those who just happen to drop in, and those who have come home for the holidays to visit us as well. It was great to see so many people gathered to celebrate our Lord’s birth! Christmas is such meaningful time of year when the “Prince of peace” is born. Jesus comes to bring God’s gift of peace, hope and reconciliation to all the world! I would like to extend my sincere thanks to all our choirs, liturgical ministers, and volunteer decorators who helped make our services so beautiful. Everyone did a wonderful job! Special

Week of December 21st – 4th Week of Advent

This coming week we will be celebrating the great Solemnity we call Christmas! I hope all of you will take enough time and opportunity personally needed to truly absorb this special time of year. In these last days before Christmas, our readings naturally focus on the Blessed Virgin Mary. Like her, we should take the rest of Advent and our expectation for Christmas as seriously as a new mother takes her pregnancy with child. Think of the all the excitement and anticipation a new mother experiences as she prepares for her new baby. Think of how a special room and place has to be set up in the house, how new supplies will have to be bought, how life will be changed, how everything will be very

Week of December 14th - Third Week of Advent

Have you ever had the opportunity to watch the train slooooowwwwllllyyyy go by, across the tracks on 25th Avenue, St. Cloud? I know I have on a few occasions this past month. If you have not had this experience, you should. It tends to try one’s patience a lot! December tends to be a busy month anyway for all of us, not the least of which for us here at our Main Office for St. Peter and St. Paul. There is lots of planning going on, lots of Advent Masses and Penance Services, lots of Faith Formation program stuff. All of these need to be planned well in advance. Starting in early Advent, we already are getting things ready for Christmas, the Holy Family, the Solemnity of Mary on New Ye

Week of December 7th - Second Week of Advent

Do you know about the Seven “Cs” that we use to get ourselves prepared for the Spirit of Christmas? Let’s see now….we have: Christmas Cards, Christmas Carols, Christmas Cookies, Christmas Candy, Christmas Candles, the Christmas Crib, and oh yes, Christmas Confession! During this time of year we have lots of traditions that tend to come out at our church and at home. All of these help bring more meaning and joy to our holiday season. They draw us closer as a family and as a parish church. They also reinforce our bond with God. So, what better way than adding Christmas Confession to our “to do” list? In Advent we are called to truly open our hearts to Christ. As John the Baptist wo