Mass from March 22nd 2020 - Fourth Sunday of Lent
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Audio Clips From Mass - The Gospel According to John March 22nd 2020
Audio Clips From Mass - Homily from March 22nd 2020
March 17 through April 3: closures, cancellations and postponements due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
- 10:15 Mass with Fr. Steve will be live-streamed on Facebook starting Sunday, March 22. Join us live by going to our Worship Live page where Facebook streaming links are posted.
- Read the COVID-19 letter from Pastoral Administrator John Riehle (mailed to parishioners on 3-17-20)
- Read statement from Archbishop Hebda: Coronavirus Mass Suspension 3-18-20
Most of our church activities will either be cancelled or postponed, from Tuesday, March 17 through Friday, April 3 (a little over two weeks). The COVID-19 outbreak is "fluid." Fr. Steve and parish staff will revisit the situation as it unfolds and later make an announcement regarding Holy Week and Easter.
Closed/cancelled: Parish office, weekend Masses, weekday masses, weekday Communion services, Stations of the Cross, funerals, Faith Formation classes.
Postponed: March 22 Confirmation, Fr. Steve's March 21 and 28 "Gospel of St. Matthew" bible study sessions.
Fish Fries will continue but only with drive-up service. No Social Hall dining. Please see this updated post about the modified Fish Fries.
Loaves and Fishes is now providing take-away meals.
Suggested Catholic resources:
- Relevant Radio: Daily & Sunday Masses, talk shows on spirituality and being Catholic: https://relevantradio.com/
- EWTN: Daily Catholic Mass: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL98FC02E5AA17A7C8
Worship and Prayer
Saturday at 4:15 pm and Sunday at 10:15 am
Daily Mass times:
- Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 8:00 am
- Wednesday at 8:00 am: Sacred Scripture/Communion Service
- Thursday at 9:10 am at Community of Saints School in West St. Paul (St. Michael's campus)
Sacrament of Reconciliation (Penance):
- 1st & 3rd Weekends: After 4:15 Mass until 5:20 pm – in chapel
- 2nd & 4th Weekends: After 10:15 Mass until 11:20 am – in chapel
THE POWER OF PRAYER: You can request prayers for yourself, family and friends by calling St. Matthew’s Prayer Line 651.457.0228. You can request prayers for healing, family unhappiness, help to find a job, addiction to name a few. All requests are confidential.
Liturgical Ministry Schedule
Volunteer Opportunities and Parish Needs
We need volunteers to continue the work of serving our parish and community. Opportunities here: st-matts.org/opportunities-needs
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The Good News
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- Class of 1970 – All School Reunion! St. Matt’s, St. Mike’s, St. John Vianney, and Our Lady of Guadalupe, Saturday, May 16, 5:30 p.m., St. Matthew’s Social Hall.
- COS Rewarded for “Exceptional Results”, Receives Bonus $10,000 Grant from Healey Foundation
- Fr. Steve’s Column: "Community of Saints Regional Catholic School grows enrollment, expands educational opportunities, and thrives in the development of the whole student – physically, intellectually, socially, and spiritually."
- Ret. General Joseph Votel ‘72 Will Address COS Middle School and Donors on Monday, April 20
10 a.m., Community of Saints School, 335 Hurley St. East, West St. Paul.
- Gifts Given in Memory of George Kronschnabel (1925–2020)
- Planning for Giving – Donors Use "Required Minimum Distribution" (RMD) to Contribute to COS
- Remember When... Class of 1970 from St. Matthew, St. Michael, and St. John Vianney Share Memories
- Class of 1970 group graduation photos
- School News
- What Makes Preschool So Popular. Community of Saint’s preschool has a great reputation with families and the credentials to back it up. It’s earned a Four-STAR Parent-Aware rating, the highest possible score, and it’s received national accreditation from NAEYC (the National Association for Education of Young Children).
- A Community Eager to Give What They Receive. After some family’s circumstances have improved, they return the favor!
- STEM Club Sparks Interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Building robots and programming them to do things is fun!