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 January 29, 2017

“Are you ready to make a winning move?” The Churches of St. Peter and St Paul Parish Mission begins next weekend (February 5-9th ) and so we are excited to have Fr. Peter Schavitz come speak to us and help us make that “winning move…” for our Catholic Christian spiritual life! It seems to me that some people might have a misunderstanding of what a “Parish Mission” is about, that it is about supporting and promoting our involvement in some sort of “world mission work.” This misunderstanding is partly due to the fact that our diocese has a “World Mission Sunday” in October of each year asking for our support of various Catholic missions in poorer countries. Either this, or our misunderstan

Week of January 22, 2017

“IS IT TIME TO RE-ALIGN YOUR SPIRITUAL COMPASS?” Every once in a while we all need a “jump-start” or a “re-alignment” not only for our cars, but also in our spiritual life. Batteries often go dead in the cold of winter and tires often hit huge pot-holes that mess up our wheel-alignment as we try to travel along and so it is also with our relationship with Christ as we move along the bumpy road of life. Our upcoming Parish Mission is a wonderful opportunity to renew ourselves, especially as we prepare for the Season of Lent. The purpose of a Parish Mission is to get people excited and re-energized about their faith in Christ. It’s a way of not only inspiring those of you who are committe

Week of January 15, 2017

“If you come to our Parish Mission, we won’t through the Book at you!” By now most of you should have heard the exciting news! We are having a Parish Mission hosted by the Churches of St. Peter and St. Paul on February 4-9th of this year! A Parish Mission is something churches often do every several years or so to re-energize our faith community and inspire us to come to an even closer relationship with God. For those of you who are simply searching for more meaning and purpose in your life, this mission is for you! For those of you who have been lukewarm in your Catholic Faith or have thought about abandoning God, this mission is for you! For those who have remained connected and invo

Week of January 8, 2017

This weekend we celebrate the Feast of Epiphany. Epiphany is the other half of our Christmas Story where we are reminded that all peoples are welcomed by our Lord and are invited in to encounter our Savior, Jesus, the Prince of Peace at his birth. This weekend in particular we are mindful of those who are considered “foreigners,” different from us. These are the migrants, immigrants, and refugees from other countries apart from the U.S looking for a better life. Like our own ancestors of old, they too are seeking new opportunities of hope for their future. They too deserve some of the same freedoms we enjoy! The Bishops of the United States (USCCB) have made it a point to say that eve