The Roman Catholic Area Faith Community of

St. Mary’s – Tracy, Minnesota

St. Michael’s – Milroy, Minnesota

St. Paul’s – Walnut Grove, Minnesota

Area Faith Community Bulletin on line at www.stmarytracy.org

Fr. Robert Mraz, - fatherbob@iw.net

Father’s Office in Tracy (507) 629-4075, Residence in Walnut Grove (507) 859-2164

Richard Hamsa, Milroy Pastoral Administrator - stmichael@means.net

                                                                                                                                    Office & Residence in Milroy (507) 336-2505
 



Church of St. Mary
249 6th Street
Tracy, MN 56175
(507) 629-4075
www.stmarytracy.org
stmary@iw.net


St. Mary's School
Kathy Vondracek, Principal
(507)-629-3270
www.stmarysschooltracy.org
stmarys@iw.net


Religious Education for Tracy & Walnut Grove

Jean Schmidt (507) 629-3667
saintmaryre@iw.net

School Secretary

Cathy Schons (507) 629-3270
Church Bookkeeper
Joe Sanow (507) 629-4075
Prayer Network
Lota Hannasch (507) 629-4866
Alita Lenertz (507) 629-4145

Custodian - Tracy
Chuyee "Chewy" Her
(701) 212-9258



Church of St. Michael
200 Euclid Ave
Milroy, MN 56263
(507)-336-2505
stmichael@means.net

Administration / Religious Education
Rich Hamsa
(507) 336-2505
stmichael@means.net


Bookkeeper
Kami Parker (507) 336-2635
Prayer Network
Mary Kirsch (507) 336-2353

NU Diocese Catholic Charities
Counseling and Adoptions
Call toll free 1-866-670-5163


Confessions are before all weekday Masses

Baptisms: Contact Fr. Mraz or Rich Hamsa to schedule a date

Marriages:
Contact Fr. Mraz or Rich Hamsa 6 months prior to proposed date to begin marriage preparation.

Hospitalized or sick parishoners:
contact Fr. Mraz or Rich Hamsa.




Church of St. Paul
600 3rd Street Po Box 236
Walnut Grove, MN 56180
(507) 859-2164

Administrative Secretary

Nancy Hewittt
(507) 859-2375
hewithin@redred.com

Bookkeeper                                       
 
Pat Hansen (507) 859-2581


Prayer Network
Pam Baumann (507) 859-2503


Custodian - Walnut Grove
Merle Pacholl (507) 859-2627










UPCOMING  AREA  FAITH  COMMUNITY  EVENTS:

Sun.  Oct. 10   28th  Sunday in Ordinary Time (Green)  CCW & Vocations Awareness Sunday

                        8:00 a.m.         Confessions at St. Michael’s in Milroy

                        8:30 a.m.         Mass at St. Michael’s in Milroy

                                                CCW Breakfast after Mass

                        10:30 a.m.       Mass at St. Mary’s in Tracy

                        Confessions at St. Mary’s in Tracy before and after Mass      

                        7:00 p.m.         Southwest Minnesota Men’s Chorus practice at St. Paul’s/WG

 

Mon. Oct. 11                           No Mass Today

                                                Spirit Day at St. Mary’s School

                        10:30 a.m.       School Safety Patrol Training

                        5:30 p.m.         Catholic Daughter’s Mass & Meeting at Holy Redeemer School in Marshall

                                                No Marian Council KC meeting this month

                         

Tues. Oct 12    8:30 a.m.         Mass at St. Michael’s in Milroy

                                                Mission Tuesday at St. Mary’s School

                        1:00 p.m.         Priests’ Council Meeting in Olivia

                        1:30 p.m.         St. Mary’s Mission Group meets in Church basement

                        7-9 p.m.           Strengthening Social Ministry in Area Faith Communites Evening of

                                                Formation at St. Michael’s in Milroy

                                                                                                                                               

Wed.  Oct. 13  8:30  a.m.       Mass at St. Mary’s in Tracy

                                                Scrip orders due at St. Mary’s School

                        3:20-5 p.m.      Grades K-4 Religious Education at Tracy

                        7 – 8:15 p.m.   Grades 5-12 Religious Education at Tracy

                        7:00 p.m.         CONFIRMATION  PRACTICE for candidates and sponsors at St. Mary’s                 

                        6-7 p.m.           Grades K-6 Religious Education at Milroy

                        7:15-8:30 pm  Grades 7-12 Religious Education at Milroy

                                                                                                                                                                       

Thurs. Oct. 14  8:30 a.m.         Mass at St. Paul’s in Walnut Grove

                        Noon – 3 p.m.             Priests’ Support Group Meeting in Bird Island

                        7:00 p.m.         Combined Choirs Rehearsal for Confirmation in St. Mary’s School          

                                                music room in Tracy.

                                                           

Fri. Oct. 15      2:00 p.m.         School Mass at St. Mary’s in Tracy

                                                Scrip Pick-up at St. Mary’s School

                                                                                                                                                                       

Sat. Oct. 16      9:30 a.m.         Virtus Training Session at St. Anne’s in Wabasso for all who work                       

                                                with children or vulnerable adults. (Required by the Diocese.)

                        5:00 p.m.         Confessions at St. Paul’s in Walnut Grove

                        5:30  p.m.        Mass at St. Paul’s in Walnut Grove

 

Sun. Oct. 17    29th  Sunday in Ordinary Time (Green) 

                        8:00 a.m.         Confessions in Milroy

                        8:30 a.m.         Mass at St. Michael’s in Milroy

                        10:30 a.m.       CONFIRMATION Mass at St. Mary’s in Tracy

                                                Reception follows after Mass in church hall – all invited to meet    

                                                Bishop and congratulate confirmants.

                                                Confessions before & after Mass in Tracy

                        7:00 p.m.         Southwest Minnesota Men’s Chorus practice at St. Paul’s /Walnut Grove



OCTOBER IS THE MONTH OF THE ROSARY. Free Blessed Rosaries and instructions on how to pray the Rosary are found in the back of all 3 churches. Now is a good time to begin this devotion in your home. Help yourself to as many rosaries as you need. THIS IS VOCATIONS AWARENESS SUNDAY WHY NOT PRAY THE ROSARY THIS WEEK FOR AN INCREASE IN VOCATIONS TO THE PRIESTHOOD, RELIGIOUS LIFE, DIACONATE AND MISSIONARIES?

 

PRACTICE FOR CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES AND SPONSORS from all 3 parishes will be this Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s. Would the servers also be at the practice.

 

CONFIRMATION OF 28 OF OUR 11TH AND 12TH GRADERS FROM OUR 3 PARISHES will be at the 10:30 a.m. Mass next Sunday. Oct. 17 in St. Mary’s in Tracy. There will be a reception of bars and refreshments down in the church hall to meet Bishop LeVoir and candidates. All are welcome to come to the reception.

 

We are having combined choir rehearsal for Confirmation on Thursday, Oct. 14th.  All singers from the Area Faith Community are welcome.  Rehearsals will be held at the music room of St. Mary’s school.

 

CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS MEETING will be this Monday, October 11 beginning with Mass at 5:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Chapel in Marshall meeting to follow at Holy Redeemer School. 

GUMMI BEARS: the Catholic Daughters will be handing out Gummi Bears for free will donations for Habitat for Humanity in Milroy and Tracy on Sunday. October 17.

 

THIS IS CCW SUNDAY, We are thankful for all that the members do in our 3 parishes over the years to help our own parishes, parishioners, people of our country and around the world with CCW’s various projects. The world would be a very different place if it weren’t for all the good that is done locally, nationally and abroad.  If you want to make change in the world, I encourage you to be involved in the CCW. You will find yourself enriched and know your time and talents are doing God’s work of changing lives for the better by prayer, social action and respect for the lives of all people. Let us give 3 cheers to all those involved in our parishes for all they do and especially give thanks to our chair people and commission people for sharing their time and talents with and for us. – Fr. Bob Mraz, Region 3 CCW Moderator.

 

 PRO-LIFE EVENING – All are welcome! Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) is sponsoring a Pro-Life Evening on Tuesday, October 12 at Holy Redeemer Church – Carlin Hall in Marshall, MN. You will learn about how to help pregnant women in need, and be presented with the facts of abortion, stem cell research and more.  Learn how you can make a difference in protecting innocent human life.  Enjoy fellowship and refreshment at this free gathering! For more information, visit www.mccl.org .

 

STRENGTHENING SOCIAL MINISTRY IN AREA FAITH COMMUNITIES Evening of Formation 7:00-9:30 p.m. Oct. 12, 2010 at St. Michael’s in Milroy. For Social Concerns Committees, Hispanic Ministry Committees, Mission Societies, Knights of Columbus, Council of Catholic Women Commissions, and others involved in Social Ministry – Works of Mercy and Justice, Outreach to the Poor and Vulnerable, Advocacy for Human Rights and the Common Good. The diocesan Offices for Social Concerns, Hispanic Ministry and Catholic Charities will conduct the evening programs of formation. Presenters will provide resources, models and suggestions to: Identify and address social ministry needs in the Area Faith Communities, Foster cooperation and improve social ministry in Area Faith Communities.  Encourage Area Faith Community members to participate more fully in the social mission of the church. All are welcome to attend. Pre-registration is requested by contacting Margy at the Diocesan Pastoral Center at mmanderfeld@dnu.org or 507-329-2966 or by returning the registration form found in the back of the churches.

 

DID YOU MISS GETTING THE SUNDAY BULLETIN?- Feel free to look up the website to find the Sunday Area Faith Community bulletin, the Area Faith Community  monthly calendar, last Sunday’s homily and other information at the ST. MARY’S WEBSITE: www.stmarytracy.org

 

WEEKLY INSTRUCTION IN PREPARATION FOR THE NEW TRANSLATION OF THE MASS:  

Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

In the psalm today we hear, “Sing joyfully to the Lord, all you lands: break into song; sing praise.” Song has always been an integral part of the Mass. Singing helps us to remember. This is one reason why nursery rhymes are so popular in teaching things to children. When the revised texts of the Roman Missal are implemented, chanting parts of the Mass will be emphasized. In addition, there will be a need for parishes to learn new sung Mass settings (Gloria, Holy, etc…) that contain the new texts. The revised texts will help us in a deeper way to offer our prayers to God and to “sing to the Lord a new song”. To see what changes will take place in the texts of the Mass, go to www.usccb.org/romanmissal

 

NOTE: PLEASE HAVE ANY ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE BULLETIN IN BY WEDNESDAY A.M.  PLEASE SEND ALL BULLETIN INFORMATION TO THE CHURCH OFFICE - e-mail use: stmary@iw.net or call the office 629-4075.

 

TOGETHER IN MINISTRY is a diocesan formational opportunity that prepares parishioners for various activities within parish life, giving practical advice and guidance. We are blessed to have the October session led by Jack Hartjes, a member of St. Raphael’s Church in Springfield and author of the guide book for Lectors titled: Read the Way You Talk. The session is open to all those who proclaim the Word at Mass. Mr. Hartjes studied at The Catholic University of America and received B.A., M.A., and PhD. degrees in philosophy with an undergraduate minor in speech. The session will meet on Saturday, October 23 beginning at 9:00 a.m., ending with lunch at 12:15 p.m. at the Church of  St. Catherine in Redwood Falls. To register, contact Paulette Kral at pkral@dnu.org, or at 507-359-2966. Cost is $10. 

 

THE SENIOR HIGH YOUTH RALLY is to be held at Willmar Senior High School Gym.

WHO: All 9-12th grade youth are welcome to attend. This year’s Senior High Rally will have special offerings just for parents. Tony Melendez appeals to all ages so we’re inviting parents too!

COST: $17.00 per youth if registered in advance or $20.00 if registered after October 14, the deadline date. Adults are just $10; if registering after October 14 it is $13. Your parish contact persons are Rich Hamsa & Jean Schmidt.

WHAT: The program will be from 1:00-7:00 p.m. on October 24. However, you can join us early and hear Audrey Assad in a pre-event concert from noon-1:00. This will be a day of fun and inspiration—come celebrate Sunday Mass with the Bishop John M. LeVoir; there will be supper, and a time to meet hundreds of other youth. Tony Melendez will be your presenter for the day. Dr. Monica Breaux will give a talk to just parents about raising healthy teens. There will also be a spectacular dance to celebrate your day together!! Cecilia Schwartz is ready to teach you some new moves!

SPONSORED BY: Diocese of New Ulm – Office of Youth Ministry

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An informational and registration meeting in regard to the upcoming Pilgrimage to the Holy Land with Bishop John M. LeVoir (Jan. 14-24, 2011) will be held October 24 at 2:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity (Parish Center), 605 North State Street in New Ulm. For more information call (952) 949-0065, e-mail: info@magitravelinc.com, or visit www.dnu.org for brochure. Register NOW! Only 10 seats available.

 

 VIRTUS training dates – Required for all who work with children and vulnerable adults: 

10/16/10  9:30 a.m.  Wabasso, 11/11/10  7:00 p.m. Silver Lake,   01/18/11  7:00 p.m. Renville, 02/21/11 7:00 p.m. St. Anthony Elementary School in New Ulm, 03/10/11  7:00 p.m. Benson, 04/05/11  7:00 p.m. Green Valley

 You are invited to attend Prairie Home Hospice Orientation.  These sessions are open to anyone wishing to learn more about hospice or to become a patient care volunteer.  The following topics will be discussed: what is hospice, communication with patients and families, confidentiality, profiles of a hospice family, psychosocial aspects of terminal illness, medical aspects of terminal illness, spirituality, grief and bereavement, and being a volunteer. This orientation is FREE.  Thesessions will take place on Mondays:  October 18th, 25th and November 1st.  All three session will be in the Fellowship Hall at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church in Marshall from 6:30pm-9:30pm. Contact Prairie Home Hospice at 537-9247 for more information or to register. 

 

Autumn is a beautiful season full of color and crisp fresh air.  A Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend is like autumn because it’s a weekend full of fresh air, new beginnings and a time to rejoice in the beauty of your marriage and family.  It’s a great time to rekindle communication and enjoy a weekend away. Upcoming weekends are scheduled for:

* November 19-21, 2010 in Stewartville, MN* February 11-13, 2011 in Windom, MN* March 18-19, 2011 in Frontenac, MN.  For information and/or registration, contact:  Jeff and Rondi Kodet at 507-644-3523 or jrek@redred.com or visit our website at www.wwmeSection8.org.


 

Congratulations to our Marathon $500 calendar raffle winner, Lynnae Zieske and to our weekly winner, Eric Johnson. The school thanks you for your support.

Our Marathon and magazine sales have ended.  We appreciate everyone who contributed!

 

Looking ahead:  Wed., Oct. 20 is a 1:08 pm release, Thursday & Friday the 21st and 22nd are MEA.

 

ST. MARY’S & ST. PAUL’S RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS:

Registration for Rel Ed due! Teachers needed – Grades 7 & 8th and 11-12th

 

Catholic Heart Workcamp Mission Trip for 2011 – Must be 8th Grade and older. Kansas City, KS – Dates:  July 17th – 22nd – Contact Jean Schmidt for more information.  Cost Approx. $465.00 - Registration Fee - $75.00 due Oct. 2010.

 

Senior High Rally - Oct. 24th. (Gr. 9-12)  We are hoping all Confirmation Students will attend plus others from the 9th and 10th Grade.  Sign – up today.  Cost - $20.00  (leave St. Mary’s 11:30 and return at 8:30 PM.  Great day planned – Even inviting the Parents for special presentation- Cost - $10.00)

 

Casey’s Pizza Cards.Cost - $15.00 (Whenever you purchase a large specialty Pizza you can get a Medium single topping FREE)  (10 punches on each card)  GREAT DEAL! Cards will be here Oct. 3rd.  (Hoping each family can sell at least 2 cards). Money goes to support our Religious Ed. program & new bibles. Call 629-3667 for details.

 

St.  Mary’s CCW NEWS:

CLEANING:  October: St. Joseph

Next Large Function:    Our lady of Fatima: Elise and Karen Lanoue

Small Functions; St. Agnes: Carole Weedman and Arlene West

 

Upcoming Events:

Women’s Mission Group will meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 1:30.

November 6th: St. Mary’s Rummage Sale


Congratulations to Andres Martinez who will be making his First Communion this Sunday.

 ST. MARY’S MISSION GROUP will be meeting Tues. Oct. 12 at 1:30 p.m. for quilting in the Church basement. New quilters are invited to come and learn or help.

 St. Mary's choir will sing, Oct. 17, Nov. 14 and Nov. 28.  Please meet in the school music room at 10:00 a.m. for a short practice before the Mass.  All Area Faith Community Musicians:  Our practices for Confirmation will be Thursday Oct. 7th and Thursday Oct. 14 at St. Mary's School music room, starting at 7:00 p.m.  Confirmation is  Oct. 17th at the 10:30 Mass in Tracy. 

 

Benefit for Judy Lenertz, the daughter of Alita Lenertz will be in Sioux Falls, SD, on October 20th, 2010.  Judy has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. The benefit fundraiser will be held at the Pizza Ranch on 41st Street in Sioux Falls from 5-8PM.  Ten percent of sales and 100 percent of all tips during this time will go to Judy to help defray medical expenses.  If you are unable to come that night but would like to help out, there is a Fund started at Minnwest bank.  Let them know you are giving to the Judy Lenertz Benefit Fund. Thank you for all your support and prayers.

 ETERNAL REST GRANT UNTO HIM, O LORD! Please pray for the repose of the soul of Eldon Platcek, age 71, whose funeral was last Tuesday. Our condolences to his family.

 NEW CCW SHEPHERD OF THE FIELD FOR 2010-11 for St. Mary’s: Rev. Samuel Perez Tax, Church of the Sacred Heart, P.O. Box 9, Murdock, MN 56271.  Date of Ordination: June 2, 2001, Date of Birth: September 13.  Please remember him in your prayers and send cards and letters of encouragement, appreciation and congratulations for his priestly ministry.


WE WILL HAVE SECOND COLLECTIONS WEEKLY TO PAY OUR DEBTS to the Diocese and for the insurance payment. Please use your “Debt Reduction Envelopes” for this.

 

ALUMINUM CANS FOR NEW PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT for St. Mary’s School can be dropped off in the wagon behind St. Mary’s Church.

 

St. Mary’s Liturgical Ministries for Sunday October 17th, 2010

Gifts:

Lisa Schaar Family

Lector:

Marlene Halfmann

Organist:

Ann Przybilla

Cantor:

Art Rogers

Ushers/October

Dave VanDeWiele, Tom Lenertz, Mike Lenertz, Dave Lenertz

EMHC:

Maurice and Judy VanDeWiele, Dawn Benson, Lynn and Rose Goltz

Servers:

Morgan and Tanner Benson, Lauren Schaar

Please call a sub if you cannot be here.  If you cannot find a sub, please call Fr. Mraz.  Thanks

Wednesday Communion Schedule: October 13, 2010: Louise VanMoer       October 20, 2010: Alita Lenertz

 

ST. MARY’S SACRIFICIAL OFFERING FOR LAST WEEK; October 3rd, 2010;

Adult Envelopes          $1644.00          Debt Reduction                         $297.00                       Playground Fund            $0.00

Loose Plate                 $80.00              Candles                                    $9.00              

Youth                          $1.00               School Memorial                        $20.00

TOTAL                      $2051.00         Thank you for your generosity!

 

 

MINISTRIES  FOR  OCTOBER  16  , 2010    

LECTOR:   Marianne Boerboom

SERVER:  

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF THE COMMUNION:   John Plaetz, Nancy Hewitt, Pearl VanDeWiele

PRESENTATION OF THE GIFTS:   Tom & Kathy Vondracek

USHERS FOR OCTOBER, 2010:    Leo Theisen, Ron Kassel

LAWN MOWER:   Kerry Knakmuhs

LION’S SERVERS:    October 14    Beatrice Maeyaert, Bonnie Doubler, Connie Ourada, Kathy Vondracek

 

SACRIFICIAL GIVING FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 2, 2010

Adult   $251.00, Plate $91.00, Fuel $ 60.00, Maintenance $25.00, Propagation of the Faith $5.00, Cemetery $15.00 

TOTAL $ 447.00       

        

MASS INTENTIONS are needed.  If you wish to have a mass said for a loved one or special intention, drop a note in the

collection or call Nancy.  Each mass intention is $5.00.

 

ST. PAUL’S FALL LUNCHEON   will be held on November 7, 2010 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.  Please mark your calendars.

The CCW will be serving lunch at the Hewitt Farm Sale on November 22, 2010 as a fund raiser. 

St. Paul’s will also be hosting the Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service on November 24, 2010.  Thank you to Kathy Vondracek

who has volunteered to direct the choir.


Looking ahead, the Spring Luncheon has been set for April 10, 2011. Signup sheets will be out later to sign up to help with

these functions.

 

LAWN MOWERS are needed for the remainder of the mowing season.  If you are willing to help out either with cash donations

or mow, please call Nancy.  859-2375. Thank you to Kerry & Becky Knakmuhs who volunteered this coming week.

 

SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA MEN’S CHORUS PRACTICE, Sun. Oct. 10 & 17 at 7:00 p.m. in St. Paul’s Hall.

 RECONCILIATION: Saturdays at 5:00 P.M. and before weekday masses when held in church.

 NEW CCW SHEPHERD OF THE FIELD FOR 2010-11 for St. Paul’s: Rev. Anthony R. Hesse, Church of the Holy Trinity, 111 Winsted Ave. W., P.O. Box 9, Winsted, MN 55395. Date of Ordination: June 2, 2001, Date of Birth: October 23.  Please remember him in your prayers and send cards and letters of encouragement, appreciation and congratulations for his priestly ministry.

 CCW PRESIDENT - One person has volunteered to be a CCW Co-President. We just need one more person to help her. Contact Nancy if you are willing to serve this coming year. I know there is someone to serve.

   


Good People of St. Michael        Next week Sunday at the 10:30am Mass at St. Mary’s our young people will experience a once-in-a-lifetime moment with their bishop.  They have chosen names ~ either their baptismal name or a new name.  They have written a letter to Bishop LeVoir explaining why they are requesting the sacrament of Confirmation.  They will rehearse and practice this coming Wednesday for this important event in their life and in the life of our area churches.  They have contributed hours of service to their local community and parish.  They have learned and been on two retreats.  Now will be the time for them to be open to the pouring out of the Holy Spirit who will abundantly shower them with spiritual gifts—gifts and fruits of the Spirit that matter:  wisdom, understanding, knowledge, right judgment, courage, reverence, wonder and awe; and the fruits: love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, kindness, goodness, generosity, faithfulness, modesty, chastity, self-control.  Now, as St. Paul, states, there is no law against these things.

 Parish Catechist Needed for 3rd—4th Grade Religion     The US Bishops write:  “ The call to the ministry of catechist is a vocation, an interior call, the voice of the Holy Spirit. Catechists need to be practicing Catholics who participate fully in the communal worship and life of the Church and who have been prepared for their apostolate by appropriate catechetical teaching. “  Do you feel called to be a catechist this year?  Please contact Rich Hamsa, 336-2505, if interested.

 

 Gummi Bears Fundraiser after the Oct. 17th Mass    donations will go to the Habitat for Humanity.  Denise Delaney

 

Special Confirmation Choir Confirmation will be on Sunday, Oct. 17th.  Would you like to add your voice to a special choir to sing for this special occasion?  There is one more rehearsal on Thursday, 7:00pm, Oct 14, at St. Mary’s School music room so that we can learn the music.

 Catholic Stewardship is Putting Our Faith into Action ~  Talent, the Gift of Our Ability     It doesn’t matter how rich or how poor we are, how smart, educated, or famous we might be — each of us has been given at least one gift that we can use on behalf of the rest of humanity.  For every skill you possess, there is a need somewhere in your family, your parish, your town.  Our abilities should be recognized, cherished — and shared.  Henry Van Dyke puts it well when he says, “Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.”  If you aren’t sure where your talents lie, prayerfully contemplate the corporal and spiritual works of mercy  (like “teaching the ignorant”  we still need a 3rd—4th grade catechist).  Somewhere in them you are sure to find something that makes you say, “Yes, I can do that!”  Begin there, and soon other opportunities to use your talents will make themselves apparent.  Corporal Works of Mercy:  feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, visit the imprisoned, shelter the homeless, visit the sick, bury the dead.  Spiritual Works of Mercy:  counsel the doubtful, instruct the ignorant, admonish sinners, comfort the afflicted, forgive offenses, bear wrongs patiently, pray for the living and the dead.

 

Question of the Week        Showing gratitude toward God is an ancient practice of faithful people. How do you do it?  For what are you most grateful?

 

Catholic Heart Workcamp Summer Mission Trip Registration due by Nov. 1st               Destination: Kansas City, Kansas; Dates: July 17-22; Registration fee: $75.  Contact Jean Schmidt @629-3667 or 336-2583.

 

Marriage Encounter Opportunities    A Weekend of Discovery~ a Lifetime of Love      Don't talk about it ~ just do it! Discover the full potential of your marriage by attending the October 16-17 Marriage Encounter! Weekends are held at the Dakota Ridge Hotel on 35E and Yankee Doodle in Eagan.  Visit www.marriages.org for a listing of retreats or call 651.454.3238.  Your wedding was just one day in your life, but your marriage is forever!  Learn how to live happily ever after at a World Wide Marriage Encounter Weekend.  Upcoming weekends are scheduled for:   * November 19-21, 2010 in Stewartville, MN  * February 11-13, 2011 in Windom, MN;    * March 18-19, 2011 in Frontenac, MN      For information and/or registration, contact:  Jeff and Rondi Kodet at 507-644-3523 or jrek@redred.com or visit our website at www.wwmeSection8.org.

 Help for Hurting Marriages    Twin Cities Retrouvaille offers a monthly program consisting of a weekend and several follow-up sessions. Retrouvaille helps couples put the pieces of their marriages back together and rebuild loving relationships. Registration is required. For information call 651.464.5855, or www.helpourmarriage.com

 

 

 


Liturgical Ministers for Sunday,  October 17

Gifts

Ken & Kami Parker Family

Organist

Christie Gergen

Cantor

Trent Gergen

Lector

Ken Lanoue

EMHC

Don & Alice Zeug, Ron Coudron, Joni Baune, Cheri Appel, Bill Delaney

Ushers

Mike Appel, Mary Moudry, Larry Karsten, Paul Kirsh

Servers

Cody Welu (K), Kandace Karsten (S1), Evelyn Dolan(S2)

Money Counters

Jeanette Bitker, Ken & Kami Parker,  Melvin & Bev Welu

St. Michael Stewardship Report for October 3,  2010

Sunday offering

$1,175.70

Year-to-date

$18,503.06

Needed each week for budget

$1,700.00

Year –to-date + or (behind budget)

($5,066.24)

Other Revenues:  Religious Ed. Tuition: $210.00;  Mass stipends: $20.00; Community calendar: $20.00
Thank you for your stewardship offering. 
May God bless your generosity!

 


Oct 10

CCW Sunday—Rolls, juice & coffee after Mass

Oct 12

7:00-9:30pm, Strengthening Social Ministries in Area Faith Communities—at St. Michael’s

Oct 13

7:00pm, Confirmation Rehearsal at St. Mary’s;  6:00-7:00pm, Elementary Religion Classes
7:15—8:30pm,  High School Religion classes

Oct 17

10:30am Mass,  Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Mary’s in Tracy
No Children’s Liturgy of the Word this Sunday

Oct 20

No Wed evening religion—MEA

Oct 24

No Children’s Liturgy of the Word this Sunday
1:00-7:00pm, Senior High Youth Rally, at Willmar Sr. HS Gym for Grades 9-12 + parents invited

Nov 1

Please register for the Summer Mission Trip. Registration fee, $75.00.  Contact Jean Schmidt.

Nov 2

8:30am, All Souls Day Mass at St. Michael’s

 


AREA FAITH COMMUNITY LITURGY SCHEDULE: Oct. 11th-17th

 

MON.   Oct. 11th       No Mass

           

TUES   Oct 12th         8:30 AM Mass St. Michael’s/ Milroy

                                                +Annabelle Turbes

WED.   Oct. 13th        8:30AM St. Mary’s/Tracy                                                     

                                                +Edith DeBlieck

THURS.  Oct 14th      8:30AM Mass St. Paul’s/Walnut Grove

                                                +Robert Scott

                                                                                               

FRI.  Oct 15th             2:00PM School Mass St. Mary’s Tracy

                                                +Marge Schleppenbach

                                     

SAT.  Oct. 16th           5:00 PM. Confessions at St. Paul’s in Walnut Grove

                                    5:30 PM. Mass at St. Paul’s in Walnut Grove

                                                The People of the Area Faith Community

SUN.  Oct. 17th          8:00 AM.Confessions in Milroy

                                    8:30 AM Mass at St. Michael’s in Milroy

                                                +Louis Dolan

                                    10:30AM CONFIRMATION Mass at St. Mary’s in Tracy

                                                For the Confirmants

                                    Confessions before & after Mass in Tracy

                                                Confessions before & following Mass

 

NOTE:  Confessions daily prior to weekday masses when held in church.

 

Pray for safety for all those serving in the military from our families and from our communities especially:  Troy Baumann, Nathan Bernardy, Rory Matter, Pat Weisbrich, Joe Vogl, Patricia Baker, Kyle & Cole DeBlieck, Pete Jerzak, Henry Bernardy, Jessica Lenertz, Sam Van Nevel, Martin Hamsa, Travis Davis, Thomas Moudry and Matthew Dieter..

           

Pray for healing for all the sick of the area faith community especially: Rich Hamsa, Linus Dardis, J. M. Hannasch, Rich Van de Wiele, Francis Eichten, Judy Lenertz, Grace Buesing,  Bonnie Fenstra, Jeremy & Sara Goltz, Eleena Gorman, Linda Bruns, for 8 special intentions.  If you know of someone who should be now removed from the sick list, please let the rectory know.  Names will be left on the list for 1 month and then taken off, if you wish them put on again please contact the office we will gladly put them on again.