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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 August 30th, 2015

On the lighter side of things I thought I would show you something I ran across in my reading this past week. This particular parish church decided to put on a “No Excuse Sunday” as a way to encourage more members and followers. It goes like this: To make it possible for everyone to attend church next Sunday, we are going to have a special “No Excuse Sunday.” Cots will be placed in the foyer for those who say, “Sunday is my only day to sleep in.” There will be a special section with lounge chairs for those who feel that our pews are too hard. Eye drops will be available for those with tired eyes from watching TV late last Saturday night. We will have steel helmets for those who say, “T

Week of August 23rd, 2015

As summer comes to a close and before we prepare for the business of reactivating our parish schools and parish committees, I thought it best to present my 4th and final installment of the Pope’s encyclical “Laudato Si”: on the Care of our Common Home.” Again, if you get a chance please take time to read the whole document. In the final paragraphs of the Pope’s message, he links the care of our planet in a real sacramental way to our relationship with Jesus Christ. A sacrament by definition both points to and realizes God’s presence at the same time. It is a very real encounter which we both experience and yet propels us to move forward to something even deeper and more profound around us

Week of August 16th, 2015

Hi everyone! This past Saturday we highlighted the Assumption of Mary on August 15th. I want to thank Fr. Al Stangl and everyone who participated in the Living Rosary and the Vigil Mass at St. Paul on Friday evening, and I also want to thank those of you who came to Mass at St. Peter’s this Saturday morning. Since we as Catholics have a special place for Mary and as we recently celebrated her entry into heaven, I would like to pull a couple statements out of the Universal Catechism regarding Mary and why we honor (not worship) her as virgin and mother: #773…”Mary goes before us all in the holiness that is the Church’s mystery as “the bride without spot or wrinkle.” This is why Marian

Week of August 9th, 2015

Hi everyone, below is my 3rd of 4 total installments on Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si” which I would like to present to you. My reason for doing this is because I know many of you may not have the time nor the opportunity to read the whole 82 page document, so I have been offering bits and pieces for you as parish members to reflect and ponder. This week Pope Francis speaks of the blessings of our human progress and yet the limits of technology that we as a People of God should be concerned about as we move forward: #102-105 Humanity has entered a new era in which our technical prowess has brought us to a crossroads. We are beneficiaries of two centuries of enormous waves of chang

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