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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 June 4, 2017

This weekend we select new members for our Parish Pastoral Council here at St. Peter and St. Paul. We are doing this at the 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM Mass on the Feast of Pentecost, and we are doing this by the “drawing of lots.” The “drawing of lots” is a practice done by the Early Church when selecting important members for positions to be filled. By drawing lots or (pulling the names out of a hat) the early Church understood that God, the Holy Spirit, is the real force that drives our life in Christ, and so they wanted to allow the Spirit to move and guide them as much as possible. In the Acts of the Apostles, when Judas betrayed Jesus and was no longer with them, the Apostles “drew lots

Week of May 28, 2017

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all our graduating Seniors (the Class of 2017) not only from Cathedral High School, but also all the surrounding schools in the St. Cloud area. High school graduation is a big step and probably one of the biggest transitions into adult life a young person can make. This is where important decisions are made as to where to one’s future journey and career will go. It may lead us on further in school either to college or tech-school, or it can lead us to jump immediately into the work force earning a living. These are exciting and sometimes scary times for our young people, so let’s be sure to encourage, support, and pray for them. Speaki

Week of May 21, 2017

We continue in this season of Easter, to respond to the call to be Easter people. We are each called to celebrate and rejoice in our new life in Christ once again. Our parishes are filled with signs and celebrations of our new life as Catholic Parishes. God created us to be people of community. Living in community is essential to who we are as well as, who we are called to become, as individual and as family. Pope John Paul II reminds us, “…A community needs a soul if it is to become a true home for human beings. You, the people must give this soul.” I have been once again blessed to be in the space and place to see, hear and feel this witness revealed. To see and be blessed by the Won

Week of May 14, 2017

May is the Month of Mary! It’s a wonderful time to contemplate the wonderful and beautiful example of Mary, not only as the Mother of God, but also as the first disciple of Christ. If Jesus is the “Word made flesh,” then I wonder what the first words Jesus said were? I guess some secrets are best left for eternity, but Mary knows because she was there! Mary was there when Jesus spoke his first words as a child and when Jesus spoke his last words on the cross. From beginning to end, Mary was there. As Catholics we know that Mary is not only the Mother of God, but she is also our mother too! While hanging on the cross, Jesus gave us his last and greatest gift, Mary as our Mother. He gav

Week of May 7, 2017

“April showers bring May flowers!” I certainly hope that is true given some of the rains we have had. April seems to be a month of preparation for the Spring planting season and for the soil. It’s a time of new beginnings and new growth whether it be farmers planting in their fields or gardeners working in their gardens or flower lovers cultivating their new flower beds. Hopefully, all of us can find some time to get out and dig into some dirt this Spring! There is something about digging in soil, into the earth that beckons within us a deeper connection to God, a God of new life, the original gardener at Easter. These past days and weeks I want to congratulate our First Holy Communion

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