From the Pastor's Desk

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:

Week of February 1, 2015

We just concluded celebrating “Catholic Schools Week” here in the Diocese of St. Cloud. This past week (January 25-30th) has been an excellent opportunity for us to highlight the Catholic Schools in the area, not only our own All Saints Academy but also the other Catholic grade schools and Cathedral High School as well! Catholic education brings with it a quality education for our children. It builds community, and it instills a strong Catholic faith and Christian identity, while passing on good values, values which will help our children and students grow into healthy, quality adults. We here at All Saints Academy are proud of what we do with our students and teachers! This past week at ASA

Week of January 25th, 2015

Throughout the month of January our Confirmation Candidates along with their sponsors have been meeting regularly, each weekend, with Geralyn Nathe-Evan (our Faith Formation Director) before and after each of the Saturday and Sunday Masses at the Church of St. Paul. They have been doing this in order to deepen their faith-life and prepare them in more spiritual ways for the reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation. This has been a wonderful opportunity for our sponsors to connect with our candidates and hopefully share their faith journey and story as well. It has also been a good time for our Confirmation parents, candidates, and sponsors to come to worship together at church. I encou

Week of January 18th, 2015

This week January 22nd marks the 41st Anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision which legalized abortion in this country. As always there is good news and bad news with regard to this issue. The bad news is that this continues to be a hot contested debate in this country. The good news is that we haven’t given up on the fight yet. The bad news is some 57 million babies have lost their lives through abortion in this time. The good news is slowly but surely fewer and fewer women are choosing this option. This week I read an article in the “Catholic Digest” magazine by Dr. Donna Harrison who belongs to the American Association of Pro-life Obstetricians and Gynecologists. In that artic

Week of January 11th, 2015

As we conclude this wonderful Christmas Season and celebrate the Feast of the Baptism of our Lord, I thought I would leave you with a poem that was tucked into one of the many Christmas Cards I received. It goes like this: If you look for Me at Christmas you won’t need a special star, I’m no longer just in Bethlehem. I’m right there where you are. You may not be aware of Me amid the celebrations- You’ll have to look beyond the stores and all the decorations. But if you take a moment from your list of things to do And listen to your heart, you’ll find I’m waiting there for you. You’re

Week of January 4th, 2015

This week we celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany. Epiphany is the other half of our Christmas Story where we are reminded that all peoples are welcome to encounter the peace of Christ. This weekend in particular, we are mindful of those who are considered “outside” the normal course of things, those migrants and immigrants who come to us from outside our country. Like our own ancestors of old, they too are looking for new life, new opportunities. They too deserve some of the freedoms we enjoy. The Bishops of United States (USCCB) point out that everyone deserves a chance to better themselves by “following the star,” the light of Jesus. Yet, so often they are prevented from doing so, e