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 September 3, 2017

Yes, we like to complain about it, but labor/work is a good for us! Think about this: Whenever we work, we are also exercising at the same time, so we are catching two birds at once! Otherwise we would all have to exercise as well, and that sometimes becomes more simply like work! Second, whenever we work or labor, we become the very reflection of God (putting to good use the Imago Dei within us). In the Book of Genesis it says “God worked…” for 6 days to establish creation and saw that “it was very good.” If it is good for God, maybe it’s good for us too! Truth is, when we actively engage in any kind of work, we are expressing in some way, our creative genius and are exercising our f

Week of August 27, 2017

If you are reading this before Saturday, August 26th, then I invite you that evening to our Parish Outdoor Summer Concert hosted by our St. Peter and St. Paul Art and Soul Committee. Our Concert starts at 5:30 PM immediately following the Saturday evening Mass at St. Peter. There is food, beverages, some kids games and great music provided by our own Steve Lungstrom and his “Full Deck” band. (I always kid Steve as to whether or not he is playing with a “full deck,” but of course I know he does! Steve has a rare talent which he willingly shares with all of us.) This said, I want to thank Steve and his band for offering to play. They always do a wonderful job, and in my mind this concert

Week of August 20, 2017

Mid-August is a time of year when many of our Parish Organizations and School planning begins to really gear up and prepare for September and the rest of the school year. Some of these groups or committees include Parish Finance Committee, Parish Council, Knights of Columbus, Christian Women‘s Group, Breakfast Groups, Prayer/Study Groups, Parish Choirs, Faith Formation Teams, CCS School Board, CHS School Board, ASA School Board, Principals and Teachers just to name a few. We are all starting to buckle down and get things ready. It’s both an exciting and yet challenging time to come down from our Summer season which seems a bit more relaxed and then brace our self for much more activity.

Week of August 13, 2017

It’s been 2009 since our twinned parish communities have had a new Parish Directory. Now, I feel is the time to renew and update! The discussion of having a new parish directory has actually been on our Parish Council agenda off and on over the past year. In that discussion, both councils decided it would be best to wait until after our St. Peter & St. Paul Parish Mission, which was held back in February. Remember the title: “Living Faith, Hope and Love?” Both councils thought this mission would be an excellent springboard toward connecting individual members to our wider faith communities and bringing us even closer together as Church. Since 2009 much has changed in regard to contact

Week of August 6, 2017

Ahh! The “Dogs Days of Summer!” For many years, as I child, I used to think the “Dog Days” of summer was a term we use for those lazy days of summer when the weather gets so hot that dogs would lie around and pant and when our local lake (which we used to swim in) turned into a pea-green soup, complete with chiggers for all those who were foolish enough to jump in! This could not be further from the truth! The Dogs Days of Summer do occur during the hottest time of year, the late days of July and through mid-August, but that’s where our common understanding begins to depart from the facts. Historically, the concept of “Dog Days” began with the ancient Romans and Greeks who recognized tha