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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 October 1, 2017

By now, most of you have heard or seen the movie, “The Bucket List” starring Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholas. It’s a movie about two terminally ill men who have a wish-list of things they would like to do before they “kick the bucket.” This is how their friendship develops and their adventure begins. Morgan plays a man of faith while Jack is basically an atheist. By the end of the movie, however, the viewer sees Jack beginning to step out of his cynicism and comes to a greater sense of faith. He then experiences his estranged family reconciled again. If you haven’t seen it, you should rent it and enjoy. I think everyone should have some sort of “bucket list” whether be traveling to an

Week of September 24, 2017

I want to thank all of those who so generously donated to our Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund which Bishop Kettler has ask of us this past month. It’s always important that we look out for others, and although what we give is very small compared to the huge task of those who have to do the clean-up and rebuilding, when you put all Catholic Churches in our country together and all other Christian denominations, the total sum can be an awful lot! So, thank you again for your help. The Bishop’s Office will make sure all our donations get to places where it is needed most. Speaking of charity and our call to be outward focused as “disciples” of Christ, I would like to remind everyone that this y

Week of September 17, 2017

Inserted into our bulletin this week is a copy the Annual Parish Financial Report for the Churches of St. Peter and St. Paul. This report is part of a much more detailed and larger report each parish is required to submit to our Diocese at the end of our fiscal year, July 1, 2016-June 30th 2017. We as a parish, are also required to publish these numbers and make them public for you as members for your information as well. One reason we like to wait until mid-September before we publish these to our parishioners, is because September is a time when most families are done with their family vacations and summer events and so more people will be able to see them. This said, please look over b

Week of September 10, 2017

Several years ago, our youngest son asked if we could give a friend of his, I’ll name “Joe”, a ride to school on the first day of senior high. I happily agreed to share the excitement of this new adventure and off we headed to pick up Joe. As Joe jumped into the van you could sense his excitement. “Excited for your freshman year?” I asked. “ I’m so excited to get a new start”, Joe replied. “New start? “, I replied. “Yes, Mama Evans, I get to have new teachers and I’m hoping they will see me as a new kid and not know me as the little brother of_______.” You see he continued on to explain, my sisters and brothers have not always made good choices and I’m trying really hard to learn fro

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