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: https://togetherinchange.wordpress.com/

Week of April 30, 2017

Ahhhh! Easter! The Easter Season is a wonderful time of year when everything seems to come back to life! For example, it’s a great act of divine providence that God planned the resurrection of His Son, Jesus, to happen just as nature itself is experiencing new life with the grass turning green, flowers beginning to blossom, birds singing their songs, trees putting out leaves and buds, young baby animals being born, “Alleluias” in church and the list goes on. In moments like this the Easter Season seems to be all around! It’s also great to see the smiling faces of our First Holy Eucharist (First Communion) children as they receive new life through the risen Body and Blood of Christ who bec

Week of April 23, 2017

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who were involved with our Holy Week and Easter Liturgies. They were wonderful celebrations of our faith and our Paschal Mystery in Christ. Jesus has risen! We are saved! Special thanks to our decorators, our parish liturgists, our choirs, our altar servers and all our volunteers who helped put on our various ceremonies. Thanks also to those from St. Peter who put on our Seder Meal prior to Holy Thursday Mass, and those from St. Paul who helped put on our Easter Vigil reception after our Holy Saturday celebration. Special thanks to both Fr. Greg Lieser and Fr. Gerry Dalseth who helped me with some of our liturgies and to Deacon

Week of April 16, 2017

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who were involved with our Holy Week and Easter Liturgies. They were wonderful celebrations of our faith and our Paschal Mystery in Christ. Jesus has risen! We are saved! Special thanks to our decorators, our parish liturgists, our choirs, our altar servers and all our volunteers who helped put on our various ceremonies. Thanks also to those from St. Peter who put on our Seder Meal prior to Holy Thursday Mass, and those from St. Paul who helped put on our Easter Vigil reception after our Holy Saturday celebration. Special thanks to both Fr. Greg Lieser and Fr. Gerry Dalseth who helped me with some of our liturgies and to Deacon

Week of April 9, 2017

In one of my previous lives as a geology student, I carried with me certain tools and instruments to better understand the rocks and minerals I was examining in the field. These “tools of trade” so-to-speak included things like: a rock hammer to chip off a piece of stone to examine at hand, a small bottle of acid to test for calcium carbonates in the stone, a scratch stone to identify hardness of certain minerals, a Brunton compass to determine direction and slants of various outcrops, and lastly a field magnifying lens to look more closely at the interior structure of the rock at hand. This small, magnifying lens I had strapped around my neck with a leather tie, since I frequently used it

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