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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 December 30, 2018

As always, I am very grateful and thankful for all of you here at our Twinned Parishes of St. Peter and St. Paul. We have a wonderful staff and parishioners who are so generous toward me in regards to sending me their Christmas cards, special gifts, and all your well-wishes this holiday season. Since it is very difficult for me to send a “Thank you” card to everyone personally, I would like to say it here: “Thank you! for your support and prayers and encouragement these past 5 ½ years as your pastor!” Can you believe I am almost completing my first term here as your pastor? Who knows what the bishop has in store next year, but my hope is to stay here at least a little longer until we get

Week of December 23, 2018

As we prepare for these last days before Christmas arrives, here is a meditation (paraphrased and taken) from an excerpt of Pope Francis’ words which might just help set the tone in our Advent preparation. It’s entitled “Life is Not the Same Without Jesus”: “We have a treasure of life and love that cannot deceive, a message that cannot mislead or disappoint. It penetrates to the depths of our hearts sustaining and enabling us. But this conviction has to be sustained by our own constant renewal….we know well that with Jesus, our life becomes richer and that with him it is easier to find meaning in everything. This is why we evangelize. A true missionary never ceases to be a disciple, know

Week of December 16, 2018

Here is good Advent advice and a meditation that I would like to give to you taken from one of our newest saints: St. Mother Teresa. This meditation is in regards to silence, which I believe should be an important part of our Advent Season of preparation in these final days and week before Christmas. It goes like this: “Prayer is a two-way process: speaking and listening. God speaks to us; we listen. We speak to God; God listens. God speaks in the silence of our heart, and we listen. And, then we speak to God from the fullness of our heart and God listens. Our words are useless unless they come from the bottom of the heart. Listen in silence, because if your heart is full of other th

Week of December 9, 2018

I hope everyone’s Advent Season is going well….Advent is a good time to truly open our spirits and minds to the hope and promise God has for us, how God speaks to us in so many ways and in different people and opportunities that are presented to us. God’s voice is often heard in the changes and transitions of our life. So, my prayer and hope for all of us is that this season of preparation finds everyone ready to welcome our Savior in! Speaking of changes and transitions, this week I would like to announce the retirement of Judy Rudnitski. Judy has been our Parish Secretary here at St. Paul (and later for both St. Peter and St. Paul) for the past 17 years. In that time, I believe she has

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