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 April 28, 2019

As the old saying goes: “In Minnesota we have two seasons: Winter and Road construction!” With the late, heavy snows in April, it seems this is definitely true! My hope is that all the potholes will soon be filled as well! Some two years ago, the City of St. Cloud informed us that they were going to do some major road construction around the Church of St. Peter and the surrounding neighborhoods and that each household or property would be assessed a specific dollar amount. This said, some of you might have already noticed that at St. Peter, some serious plans for road construction are already taking place. If you’ve driven by, you will see the construction signs set up, not to mention

Week of April 21, 2019

“Happy Easter Everyone!” Easter is such an important and central aspect of our Catholic Christian Faith in Christ. Next to the celebration of Jesus’ birth at Christmas, only Easter truly rivals and captures the essence of what Jesus has done for us by his passion, death and resurrection on the cross! No more do we have to live in fear of death or live with the question of whether or not we are loved. God loves us with an infinite love from birth to death to life again. Easter celebrates that fact! I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who attended our various Holy Week celebrations. Thanks for walking with our Lord and being with us! Special thanks to our liturgists

Week of April 14, 2019

This Sunday begins our Holy Week! Holy Week is really seven days of readings, worship and intense prayer that really focus on the Pascal Mystery of what Jesus, God’s Son, has done for us. I like to think of is as taking the magnifying lens of our Catholic Christian Faith and really looking caring at what God has done! These 7 holy days (in a sense) are patterned after the Jewish Feast of Passover, a 7 day Feast of Unleavened Bread where various meals and prayers are said in celebration of Israel’s freedom from slavery in Egypt and exodus into the “promised land,’ a land God had initially granted to Abraham and his descendants (the current land of Israel) as part of his Old Testament Coven

Week of April 7, 2019

“But Now I See:” Sally, who was blind, told her boyfriend, “If I could only see the world, I would marry you.” Then one day, someone donated their eyes to her. With new eyes, she saw Mark for the first time and was shocked to realize that he, too, was blind. “Now will you marry me?” Mark asked. But because of his blindness, Sally refused. Days later, she received a note: “Dear Sally, take good care of your eyes. Before they were yours, they were mine.” Now, although this is just a story, it’s pretty obvious who acted like more Christ and who did not; who can now see and who is the one who has really become blind. Sometimes in life our eyes are opened to who some people are. Some, w