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 October 4, 2015

This past Friday, October 2nd we celebrated “Grandparents Day” at both campuses here at All Saints Academy School (ASA). It was a great day for our children to spend some quality time with their grandparents, to celebrate with them our school Mass, to show off their classroom and teachers, talk about the things they are learning and show off any projects they may be working, especially here at our St. Cloud campus. I think grandparents and grandchildren share a special bond. Grandparents seem to have the time, patience, and wisdom of years to really connect with their grandchildren, and they do so with such great love! You could see the pride our children had in showing grandma and gran

Week of September 27, 2015

It's official, Fall has arrived. But we really didn't need an official date on the calendar to tell us. Change is evident. We see new colors in nature; new sports being played on the field and new shows on television. New aromas are in the air, a new angle to the sun is seen in the sky and new behaviors of insects, birds and animals can be observed. All of these signs tell us the old is passing away. So, it seems a bit ironic that in a country identified with the “next new thing” and with all this “newness” in nature around us, we find ourselves often resisting it and wanting to hold on to the old days of summer. Perhaps this is because it is a reminder of the seasons of our lives, and th

Week of September 20th, 2015

Inserted in our bulletins this week is our 2014-15 Annual Financial Report for both the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul. Also, enclosed in our bulletin is an updated report on both our “Focus on Facilities” campaign for St. Peter and our “Journey in Faith” capital campaign for St. Paul. I felt this was a good time to show everyone who gave so generously to both these campaigns a basic breakdown of our contributions and expenses thus far. I am very proud of how so many people stepped up to donate toward both these fundraisers in order to help build up our parish facilities. I also think we can be very happy with the great improvements we have made so far. As the “Focus on Facilities” campaig

Week of September 13th, 2015

Another school year has begun as fall approaches and we return to a rhythm of learning. We are all on a life long journey of faith. We must seek to become what we already are, the Body of Christ. Every encounter of our lives allows and challenges us to live into our Baptismal call to be a priestly person, a prophetic person as well as kingly person. In our baptism, we recognize that we are chosen and claimed, we are the Body of Christ. St. Francis de Sales writes, “Be who you are, and be that well.” We are called to reflect Christ’s light into the world and from the very core of our breath. Lumen Gentium explains that by our priestly duty we are called to “consecrate the world it

Week of September 6th, 2015

I trust that everyone is having a safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend! Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer. For many of you that means it’s a nice time to finish those summer projects, enjoy some family time together with a barbeque, close up the lake cabin, and/or just enjoy a long relaxing weekend at home. Over the years what Labor Day has become and what is was originally intended to be is not exactly the same. The first Labor Day was celebrated on Tuesday in New York City on September 5, 1882. It was originally designed to strengthen Labor unions, to have a public parade and demonstrate. Then and only then did they enjoy a picnic, a sort of day off for workers. This gradua