6/5 Most Holy Trinity Weekend: The St. Mary & St. Michael Messenger
Help Wanted: We'll Save You a Seat!
Training at St. Mary's this Thursday, June 11 at 7:10 a.m.
Would you help us continue making this return to public Masses possible? Eight volunteers are needed at each Mass (daily and weekends) to serve as ushers and cleaners, ensuring the new protocols are followed to minimize risk.
Our volunteers and their families will be guaranteed seating at the Mass they volunteer for! The tasks are not challenging, and training will be available.
If you are in good health and want to serve, please consider signing up with your family, ministry, or friends to help us make possible this public celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
Mass Volunteer Training
Bring a friend (or three) and join us for a brief training of usher and cleaning roles at St. Mary's on Thursday, June 11. We will meet at 7:10 a.m; Stay for 7:30 a.m. Daily Mass, if you'd like! St. Michael's volunteers are welcome to attend this training.
Questions? Please reply to this note.
St. Mary's: Sign-Up to Volunteer at Mass
St. Michael's: Sign-Up to Volunteer at Mass
Last Call for
Super Raffle Tickets:
It's no surprise sales are down this year without the ability to sell after Masses. The delayed drawing will be held Sunday, June 14 following the 11:00 a.m. Mass. To date, we have sold 63 of the 200 tickets. It would be wonderful to reach 100 tickets sold which would bring the prizes and church profits to half their potential: a very acceptable outcome, given the timing.
Please send a check to St. Michael’s at 611 3rd Street South, Attn: Liz Junker for $100 to purchase a ticket. We will mail a stub back to you.
Checks must be RECEIVED in the mail NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, JUNE 12 to be included in the drawing. Any checks received after this time will be returned.
Returning to Church
Monday-Saturday 7:30 a.m. at St. Mary's
Monday-Friday 5:30 p.m. at St. Michael's
Saturday Vigil 4:30 p.m. at St. Michael's
Sunday 8:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 6:00 p.m. at St. Mary's
Sunday 7:30 a.m., 9:15 a.m., and 11:00 a.m. at St. Michael's
watch our Returning to Mass video
and/or review our
Protocols for Returning to Mass at St. Mary's & St. Michael's
before joining us for Mass.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
*Monday-Friday 5:00-5:25 p.m. at St. Michael's (Walk-Up)
Saturday 8:00-8:30 a.m. at St. Mary's (Drive-Thru)
*Saturday 3:00-4:15 p.m. at St. Michael's (Walk-Up)
*When you arrive at St. Michael’s parking lot, simply park your car and look for the priest and the portable screen/kneeler by the school gym doors. While making your confession, you can use the kneeler or stand on the side of Father at a safe distance of six feet.
We will continue live streaming our Masses
for those who are unable to celebrate with us in-person at this time.
7:30 a.m. Monday-Saturday Daily Mass,
4:30 p.m. Saturday,
9:15 a.m. Sunday, Channel 18 Valley Access: Our 4:30 p.m. Saturday Mass will be broadcast on Channel 18 (Valley Access) on Wednesdays (5 p.m. and 11 p.m.); Thursday (5 a.m. and 12 p.m.); Saturday (3 p.m. and 9 p.m.); and Sunday (3 a.m. & 9:15 a.m.)
Daily In-Church Adoration at St. Mary's
Mondays through Fridays (9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.)
Sundays (12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
Please follow the guidelines for social distancing and sanitation, especially limiting adoration to a maximum of 10 people at a time. Login to update your
commitments, sign up for a Holy Hour, or register to be a substitute during the times listed above. Please
contact Rick and Connie Hill
(612-597-0775 or 612-597-0769) with questions or if you prefer not to attend adoration at this time.
Meet Our Newly Confirmed Parishioners!
I have been privileged to get to know the good people of this parish over the last seven years. I have three children: Melissa (35), Grace (26), and Andrew James (9). Andrew James attends St. Croix Catholic School, and I have been active with him in the Boy Scouts. I’ve been very involved in the Men’s Club for the last four years. Through their encouragement and because of my son who is Catholic, I decided to become Catholic. I am very happy to become one in communion with my son and with all of you good people of St. Michael’s and St. Mary’s. I look forward to worshipping and serving with you for years to come.
I am a 27-year-old event planner currently living in Stillwater township. In my spare time, I love being outdoors, being with animals, cooking, and creating art. I was baptized and received my First Communion when I was younger but never was Confirmed. I am looking forward to returning to the Church community and all of the love and grace that comes with it.
After growing up in northern Minnesota, attending the University of Minnesota, and living in the western suburbs, my family and I moved to Stillwater in 2014. I have been married to my wife, Leah, for 13 years and have been blessed with three daughters. I grew up baptized and confirmed within the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. As an adult, I attend Catholic Church with my wife, and we have raised and baptized our daughters in the Catholic faith. I am called to pursue a deeper understanding of the Catholic faith, share in the Eucharist, and grow my faith through Confirmation in the Catholic Church.
I have been a follower of our Lord Jesus Christ since childhood, but about five years ago I began asking hard questions about the nature of Christianity and the Church: What is the Church? Who has authority within Christianity? What is Orthodoxy and how is it preserved? What began as questions became revelations and then convictions about Christ's one, holy, Catholic and apostolic Church. Those convictions require obedience, and so I now seek full communion with Christ's Church, for myself and for my family. My lovely wife Juliette and my eldest child Jameson have graciously, thoughtfully, and courageously joined me on my journey into the Church. We look forward to God's continued work in us, and we pray for the unity of all Christian believers.
Greetings church! I am the proud wife of Brad Welp (15 years) and mother to Jameson (9), Lila (6), Violet (2), and Rosemary (8 months). I was born and raised in a very strong Christian family with a mom and dad who pointed me to the Lord ever since I can remember. In 2019, Brad told me that he was ready to join the Catholic Church after much thought,prayer, and wrestling with deep theological questions. Initially, I was shocked and confused. But what started as confusion and suffering turned into beautiful mercy from the Lord. I felt called to “enter in” to my husband's spiritual journey and joined him in RCIA with a goal of discerning the Holy Spirit's calling. What brings me a sense of peace during this time is the grace of obedience: obedience to the Lord's calling (for my husband, myself and our children); obedience to the Church founded by Christ himself; and obedience to the sacramental life, in which I believe lives the grace that God intends for all of His children. I am so thankful that I get to call myself Catholic today and I am entrusting myself to our Lord and His leading throughout this journey of faith.
Read Our Bulletin
for Sunday, June 7
Thank you for helping us
the Church when we cannot gather together at church during this time. We are sincerely grateful for your support as we find creative ways to tend our Flock at St. Mary's and St. Michael's. May the Lord bless your generosity!
Make a Gift to St. Mary's
Make a Gift to St. Michael's
I have found heaven on earth, since heaven is in God, and God is in my soul.
Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity
on Friday, June 5 at 3:20PM