St. Peter & St. Paul News
Congratulations to Ethan Haehn son of Jason and Kristen Haehn who received the Annual Marvin Faber Scholarship Award. This scholarship is for service, leadership and academics. It was initiated in 1990 in memory of the late Marvin Faber, who was a firm believer of Christian education and who spent many years working with the children at Sts. Peter, Paul & Michael School now known as All Saints Academy.
Our Catholic Communities are extremely pleased to announce that through the generosity of the Catholic Foundation of the Diocese of St. Cloud, the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul have been bountifully blessed with donations though the Living the Promise Grant. Our Faith Formation program received $950 and All Saints Academy received $1,750. We are extremely grateful to the Catholic Foundation for bestowing such a wonderful gift upon our Communities.
The Catholic foundation is a non-profit organization that acquires, manages, and distributes financial gifts and bequests in service to the Catholic community and parishes of the Diocese of Saint Cloud. Please pray for those that serve on the board and the continued success of the Catholic Foundation.
KC Council 5548 Events
Thank you to everyone who worked at the Fireworks tent at the Walmart in Sartell to raise money for the Homeless Helping Homeless. We will also be paying our youth volunteers for their time to use for schooling this fall and using some of it for our KC programs. We sold over $50,000 in fireworks and raised over $10,000.
Our next KC meeting is planned for September 3 as we do not meet during the summer months.
With the corona virus pandemic you can now join the Knights of Columbus and become fully initiated as a Third Degree Knight by attending one of our virtual ceremonies. It has never been so easy to join the Knights to help you live out your “Faith In Action”. Visit the website KofC.org/JoinUs to sign up OR for more information call Tom Jacobs at 252-0126 or for the Ladies Auxiliary contact Corine Meier at 259-5169. MAINTENANCE AND CUSTODIAL POSITION OPEN: The Church of St. Peter is accepting applications for a Maintenance and Custodial Position. The position includes 30-40 hrs/wk with benefits. The person applying must have mechanical skills, basic computer skills, able to manage flexible hours, and be able to lift at least 40 lbs. as well as cleaning. Boilers License preferred or willingness to obtain a boiler’s license. Position includes overall maintenance of the church facility, overseeing security systems, working with contractors, dusting, cleaning bathrooms and floors, setting up tables for funerals, lawn mowing, trimming, snow removal, etc. Wages are negotiable. If interested, please check our parish website at: Taocatholic.org and fill out an application or stop in at the Main Office (Monday-Thursday 8-2)at: 1125 11th Ave. N., St. Cloud, MN to pick up an application. Position will start early this Fall 2020.
St. Joseph & St. Michael News
St. Joseph and St. Michael parishes is pleased to announce that both parishes received $950 from the Living the Promise funds for Catholic schools, and youth or adult faith formation and facilitated by the Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Saint Cloud. The Catholic Foundation is a non-profit organization that acquires, manages, and distributes financial gifts and bequests in service to the Catholic community and parishes of the Diocese of Saint Cloud. Thank you to the Diocese of St. Cloud for your generous donation.
Join the Women’s Faith Sharing at 9am at St. Michael’s on Tuesdays.
St. Michael News
The pandemic has curtailed many events and one of those was a recital by our very gifted organist Lee Treml. We were so looking forward to his recital which was to be in April. He has informed me that this event will now take place at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in St. Paul on Saturday, July 18 at 7pm. Because social distancing will be observed, a reservation will have to be made through Friends of St. Thomas More Organ Recitals at signupgenius.com. Masks will be required. It has been such a joy to have Lee at St. Michael's and we wish him well in his new position at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in New Brighton. I hope many of you can attend.
St. Joseph News
Mass Intentions - St. Joseph’s Church has openings for Mass intentions in the upcoming weeks. Your $10 donations could be used as a Mass for your deceased loved ones, someone who is living, special intentions or special needs. Stop by the parish office Monday or Wednesday from 8:30-11:30am, mail a check with your intentions to the office, or drop it in the collection on Sunday. Be sure to indicate for Masses and the intention on the envelope. THANKS!
St. Joseph is responsible for a few 5:00 pm Masses on Sunday at St. Michael’s Church. If you are interested in helping with the ministries of ushering or Eucharistic minister, please call 251-6923. We are looking for help at the July 29th Mass. Thank you!
Faith Formation News
Online Vacation Bible School: CAMP CREATION
August 3-7 at http://familytogether.stcdio.org/
“Camp Creation, Day by Day with God,” a free online Vacation Bible School, is being offered for parishes and families in the diocese of St. Cloud during the week of August 3-7. It will be an ‘asynchronous’ experience — those who would like to participate may join in from 9 a.m. to noon each day during the VBS week or whenever they wish, after the activities have been posted. It will be hosted at http://familytogether.stcdio.org/. There is no need to register. Written and/or compiled by faith formation staff from around the diocese, the family activities are based on Genesis 1. Printable resources will be available for those with limited internet access by calling Catholic Education Ministries at 320-251-0111.
2020 Summer Vocation Events: Avon Vocation Camp (7th – 10th grade) – tentatively something in July
Belle Prairie Vocation Camp (7th – 10th grade) – tentatively something in July
August 8: Paschal Challenge, Sauk Centre (9th – 12th grade) More information or to register go to http://vocations.stcdio.org/events/.