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, March 15th @ 6:30 pm Stations & Mass for Pour Souls
Sunday, March 18th @ 10:30 am for Jerry Balbach †

Faith Formation Schedule:
Wednesday, March 14th - No Class for Grades 6 – 9
Wednesday, March 14th – Tri-Parish Reconciliation in LeRoy @ 6:30 pm
Thursday, March 15th – Stations of the Cross & Mass @ 6:30 pm
Sunday, March 18th – Class for Grade 10 from 9 – 10:25 am
Sunday, March 18th – Class for Grades Pre K – 5 from 9:15 – 10:20 am
Sunday, March 18th – Youth Mass @ 10:30 am

Bulletin Announcements:
• Fillmore County Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life will be selling Easter Lilies: Suggested donation is $13.00 a plant. If you would like to order a Easter Lilly, please stop at the back of church from February 18th – March 18th to place your order and pay for them. The plants will be delivered to the church on Wednesday, March 28th.
• Scholarships: Scholarship applications are on the bulletin board. Applications are due March 15th.

• National Honor Society Clothing Drive: will be on Saturday, March 24th from 8am – 12:00pm at Spring Valley Community Center. You can donate clean clothing in good condition and they will take any items that you want to part with for FREE. You can also drop off items here at church by March 23rd. Thank you!

• March is Minnesota Food Share Month: The Spring Valley Area Food Shelf is the recipient of any donations you choose to make. Boxes are available at Sunshine Foods and Dollar General if you wish to make a donation. We can always use dry cereal. Thank you for your consideration.

• Adorers needed: Please come spend an hour with Jesus. He is waiting for you at St. Ignatius parish from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM on Thursdays in the form of Eucharistic Adoration. More Adorers are needed especially in the afternoon. Please contact Bill Mettler (507) 251-5817.
·  Tri-Parish Communal Penance:  will be at St. Patrick’s in LeRoy on Wednesday, March 14th at 6:30 pm.
·        Resurrection Run:  Registrations for the Second Annual St. Finbarr 5K are due on March 15th.  Please get them to Jenny Gehling or Father by then.  You can register the day of the race, but you will not be guaranteed a t-shirt. Thanks!
·       March Knights of Columbus meeting: will be on March 19th. We will meet in the St. Ignatius basement with supper at 6 PM with meeting to follow.
·        St. Patricks Mulligan Stew:  Sunday March 11th, 11:00 am -1:00 pm, $8.00 for adults, $5.00 for students - preschool and under free.
·        Seder Meal:  will be on Holy Thursday, March 29th at 5:45 pm in the St. Ignatius hall.  If you would like to make a seder cake, attend the meal or be a reader please sign up in the back of your church.  Call Russ or Joanie Betsinger w/ questions 507-346-7888. 
·        Time for God in A Busy World:  St. Bernard’s & St. Bridget’s will host a Lenten Mission Retreat on March 16-18 at St. Bernard’s in Stewartville.  Members of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales will direct the retreat, entitled Time for God in a Busy World. You are most welcome to join us.  See the parish website for details.  March 16th “Sacrament of the Present Moment” from 7 pm – 8:15 pm.  March 17th “The Gift of Memory” from 10:30 am – noon & “Where do we go from here?” 1:30 pm – 3 pm.
·        Rosary Rally:  There will be a Rosary Rally on March 17th at 12:00 noon at  St. Patrick's in LeRoy to pray for traditional marriage.
·        Man of God: Diocese of Winona Men’s Conference will be held at Lourdes High School in Rochester on Saturday, April 7, 2018. The keynote speaker will be: Jason Angelette, Co-Director of the Faith & Marriage Apostolate for the Willwoods Community, a Catholic Non-profit located in the Archdiocese of New Orleans.  Men of the Diocese of Winona, come and see what you can do to grow in faith and love! Come and see how you can become the man God created you to be!  Registration and more information at
·        Director of Family and Individual Counseling:  Catholic Charities is looking for a Director of Family and Individual Counseling who will also provide direct clinical services.  The Director sees that effective services are efficiently delivered in a manner consistent with Catholic Charities’ mission and values and all applicable rules, regulations, and policies.  The Director supervises and directs program staff, works to enhance program revenue, monitors program finances, coordinates program marketing efforts, and strives to constantly upgrade the quality of services delivered. Applicants must have Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or Marriage and Family Therapy and a minimum of four years of post-graduate clinical work or program management experience.  Applicants must be licensed as an independent clinical practitioner in the State of Minnesota i.e., Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Psychologist, or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Please send your resume, cover letter and three work related references to Sheila Collom by March 23, 2018 at scollom@ccsomn.or
or Catholic Charities, PO Box

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