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 Patrick


  Mass Schedule for Upcoming Week

Wednesday, October 18th @ 8:30 a.m. for Eldmira Sanchez †
Saturday, October 21st @ 5:00 p.m. for Fr. Charlie Collins

Faith Formation

 Wednesday, October 18th – No Class for Grades K – 9th
 Saturday, October 21st – Class for 10th Grade after Mass
 Saturday, October 28th – Youth Mass

Church Announcements

• The 2017 Christmas Box project: has begun, and St. Patrick's has again pledged 100 boxes, due by November 5th. Empty boxes can be taken from the back of church and returned to the side elevator room. All the information you will need to pack a box is contained in each box. Donations of money are much appreciated and can be put in the collection plate at any time in an envelope marked "Christmas Boxes." A donation box for school supplies, small toys, or hygiene products is also provided. If you took a box, but were unable to fill it, PLEASE RETURN THE EMPTY BOX. Your generosity is needed to fulfill our pledge.

• ST PATRICK LADIES/MEN - Please sign up on the sheets in the back of the church for furnishing food and/or working at the Fall Dinner. Your help is sincerely appreciated.

• A bucket raffle: will be held with our annual Fall Dinner on Sunday, November 5th. To donate an item for the raffle please contact Joyce Arndorfer @ 507-440-3692 or 507-324-5681 or leave at church.

* Shoes Wanted: You can donate your unwanted shoes to the LeRoy Lions Shoe drive. A box is at the entrance of the church for your donation. They can be well loved or slightly loved, we'll take them all. Help us make a difference. The drive will go through October.

* Mass of Remembrance is a special Mass for anyone who has suffered the loss of a child through any means including illness, accident, still birth, abortion, miscarriage or suffered due to infertility. Hospitality and refreshments will be available after Mass. Everyone is welcome to join in prayerful support on Thursday, October 19 at 7:00 PM at St. Mary of the Lake, Lake City, for this Second Annual Mass of Remembrance. Rebecca Stolz (651-448-0206) or Maria Schultz (651-345-4134) can be contacted for more information.

* Knights of Columbus Breakfast will be on Sunday, October 22nd from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in the St. Ignatius church hall. The proceeds will benefit the Spring Valley Food Shelf. Everyone is invited.

* Austin Area CCW Meeting will be on Tuesday, October 24th @ St. John Baptist de La Salle, Dodge Center beginning at 9:30 a.m. with Rosary, followed by Meeting, Speaker and Lunch. Please come and join us.

* St. Patrick's Annual Turkey & Ham Fall Dinner will be on Sunday, November 5th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in LeRoy. Cost of the dinner is Adults-$10.00, Students (5-10 Yrs of age)-$5.00 and 4 & under-Free. We will be serving Turkey & Dressing, Baked Ham, Potatoes/Gravy, Vegetable, Homemade Pies and beverage. There will also be a bake sale and bucket raffle. Please come and enjoy delicious food and fellowship.

* Diocese of Winona - Child Sexual Abuse Policy Information: The Diocese of Winona will provide a prompt, appropriate and compassionate response to reporters of sexual abuse of a child by any diocesan agent (employees, volunteers, vendors, religious or clergy). Anyone wishing to make a report of an allegation of sexual abuse should call the Victim Assistance Coordinator at 507-454-2270, Extension 255. A caller will be asked to provide his or her name and telephone number. Individuals are also encouraged to take their reports directly to civil authorities. The Diocese of Winona is committed to protecting children, young people and other vulnerable people in our schools, parishes and ministries. The diocesan policy is available on the diocesan web site at under the Safe Environment Program. If you have any questions about the Diocese of Winona's implementation of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, please contact Mary Hamann, at 507-858-1244, or

* Prayer Chain Requests: Please send your prayer requests to

* 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

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


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