St. Finbarr Catholic Church
504 1st Street S.W.
Grand Meadow, Minnesota 55936
Tel: (507) 754-5190

St. Ignatius Catholic Church
213 W. Franklin Street
Spring Valley, MN 55975
Tel: (507) 346-7565

St. Patrick Catholic Church
436 West Main
LeRoy, MN 55951
Tel: (507) 324-5792

Wheelchair accessible

St Ignatius

 Upcoming Mass Schedule:
Thursday, December 14th @ 6:30 pm for John Koch †
Friday, December 15th @ 10 am at Care Center for Walter Mulhern †
Sunday, December 17th @ 10:30 a.m. for The People
      Faith Formation Schedule:
Wednesday, December 13th - Class for Grades 6 – 9 from 7:00 – 8:15 pm
 Wednesday, December 13th – Tri-Parish Reconciliation in Spring Valley @ 6:30

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Bulletin Announcements:
Calendar of Events
Wednesday, December 13th – Tri-Parish Reconciliation at St. Ignatius @ 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 23rd – 4th Sunday of Advent Mass at St. Patrick @ 5 pm
Saturday, December 23rd – 4th Sunday of Advent Mass at St. Finbarr @ 5 pm
Sunday, December 24th – 4th Sunday of Advent Mass at St. Ignatius @ 8:30 am
Sunday, December 24th – Christmas Eve Mass @ St. Finbarr @ 4:00 pm
Sunday, December 24th – Christmas Eve Mass @ St. Patrick @ 6:00 pm
Sunday, December 24th – Christmas Eve Mass @ St. Ignatius @ 8:00 pm
Monday, December 25th – Christmas Day Mass @ St. Ignatius @ 9:00 am
Monday, January 1st – New Year’s Day Mass @ St. Ignatius @ 8:30 am

• Poinsettias for Christmas: Poinsettias are $10. If you would like to donate one please list your name, in honor/memory of whom, and the donation in an envelope with POINSETTIA –attention Rita Bezdicek. Put in collection basket.

• Bell Ringers Needed: Spring Valley Kiwanis is looking for volunteers to ring the bell for the Salvation Army Kettle at Sunshine Foods. Call Jay at 346-1751 or Steve at 346-9836. You can also sign up at

• Adult Choir will sing next Sunday December 17th, and the Christmas Day morning Mass.
• Spring Valley Area Community Christmas Dinner will be served at noon on Christmas Day at Faith United Methodist Church. The shared meal with friends and neighbors makes the day even more special! Please consider signing up to help or donate food…sign-up sheets are in the back of the church.
* Updating Parish Records: If you have any changes to your address, phone number or email address, please email the information to Thank you!
Father’s Fund:  If you would like to help support Father’s Fund, please put your donation in an envelope marked Father’s Fund and put in the collection basket.  This fund is for Father to use throughout the year to help people who need gas, food, etc.   Thank you for your generosity!
* PLEASE NOTE a Mass Time Change!! The Christmas Eve Mass schedule published in the November 26th bulletin was incorrect. The Christmas Eve Mass at St. Patrick’s is at 5:00 pm, and the Christmas Eve Mass at St. Ignatius is at 6:00 pm.

* LENTEN PREPARATION: How do you become closer to family and friends? Don't you have to spend time with them and get to know them? Come take the time to deepen your relationship with Christ this upcoming Lenten season! Sessions will start Jan. 13, 2018 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the St. Ignatius Parish hall. We will discover a deeper prayer life the first 6 weeks, and conclude the last 4 weeks with focusing on the healing powers of confession (attend both sessions or just one). Book cost for first 6 weeks is $9, or you can print your own materials off the FORMED website. Come and be a part of the group study, or get a book and follow at home! Please sign up in St. Ignatius entry by Dec. 27th to assure the lower price for books or call Amy Mulhern (507-421-1929) with questions/sign-up/book purchases.


*  Thank you to the youth of St. Ignatius Parish for providing services and music to our monthly Youth Mass.  Your parish is so appreciative of your participation and talents!


*  Thank you to Father Marreddy for the blessings and visits. The Tri-parish for the prayers, greetings, and visits. I am now in remission. Rita Bezdicek

* Supporting Your Church: Please consider giving to your parish for the year 2017: The books will close on December 31, 2017. Please be sure to have your donations in by that date. Thank you for your support and generosity.

* Compliment Corner: Please keep those compliments coming. There are a lot of good people out there, we need to let the world know about them. Send compliments to

* Prayer Chain Requests: Please send your prayer requests to

* Estate Planning: Please keep your parish or cemetery in mind when preparing your estate or will. Thank you.



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