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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 April 29, 2018

As our Faith Formation year comes to an end, I would like to congratulate both our Confirmation Candidates on receiving the Sacrament from Bishop Kettler this past April 18th and also congratulate our First Holy Communion children these past weekends on receiving Jesus in the Eucharist for the first time. May the presence of the risen Lord be always felt and experienced in your life! Special thanks to all the choirs, musicians and liturgists who helped make these celebration possible. I want to also thank Geralyn Nathe-Evans, our Faith Formation Director, all our teachers and volunteers who helped form our children in Christ. Thanks also to our parents, the first teachers of our childre

Week of April 22, 2018

This weekend is “World Day of Prayer for Vocations.” It’s a day we set aside to pray specifically for an increase in vocations to the priesthood, deaconate, and religious life. This is also what we call, “Good Shepherd Sunday” as we focus on Jesus, the Good Shepherd, who has not only risen from the dead but is present to guide us to eternal life. It’s his voice we listen to above all else, and so we ask God to help us have ears open to hear his voice which speaks of peace and comfort to all. “Driving Miss Daisy!” Continuing my series on my own vocation story, I want to begin by saying over the years I have listened to many priests and their stories: I know priests who were either engage

Week of April 15, 2018

Last week I promised to put out a series of bulletin articles telling my vocation story, “the call” as many say. I would like to start by saying, that everyone (young and old, rich or poor, short or tall, man or woman) has a vocation or a “call” by God. That vocation is in essence means listening to a voice that speaks deep within the human mind and heart. Ultimately, I believe, it is a call to spend our life, to serve, or to lay down our very self for another. This can take many shapes and forms. To serve and to lay down your life to me is the single, most-important, common element of any vocation in Christ. As I jokingly say, “A vocation not to be confused with a vacation!” which w

Week of April 8, 2018

Today is Divine Mercy Sunday, an opportunity we have to take special advantage of God’s inexhaustible mercy held out for us this Easter Season. Pope Francis, in the first year of his Pontificate 2013, gave us some beautiful words concerning this holy feast. Pope Francis said “true peace….comes from the experience of God’s mercy.” For Pope Francis, Jesus reveals himself as “Mercy Incarnate.” Further on he said, “God is always waiting for us, He never grows tired.” At this point in our history, I believe it is God’s mercy that is holding our whole universe together. So, here’s hoping all of us come to realize this wonderful gift of grace given to us. One way to take advantage of this opp

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