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Tri-Parish Catholic Community

If you choose to stay home please continue to watch Mass on Facebook Live at 5:00 pm on Saturdays.  

From the Desk of Fr. Marreddy

Readings: Ezekiel 18:25-28; Philippians 2:1-11; Matthew 21:28-32 

What prompts you to make the decisions you make? When confronted with a decision, whether one that is more trivial and mundane or one that is more significant and profound, we rely on guidance. That guidance can be the result of impulse and passion or the fruit of the interior voice of conscience. Decisions made on impulse and passion can be misguided and erroneous. Decisions based on conscience, or the moral voice within, will reflect the depth and maturity of our soul work. A more contemplative soul will make more contemplative decisions. A less developed conscience will make decisions based on the individual’s level of development. 

Conversion and a change of heart are at the core of Jesus’ message precisely because of this reality. We are works in progress. For the person on fire with the Holy Spirit and centered on God, life reflects an ever deepening awareness and heightened sense of God’s presence and a greater willingness to do God’s will. What is happening internally is validated by what is witnessed externally. The hypocrite is the one who says yes when they really mean no. From the start, they had no desire to do the virtuous act but wanted to outwardly appear as if they did. 

Where are you on the road of integrity? Honesty is all that is required. God is good with that. It is okay to struggle with our decisions and wrestle with ourselves. Consciences on the path to maturity and greater depth are not always going to know what action is immediately best. We may, at first; say no to what we know is right and, after prayerful reflection and thought, come around to doing it. Conversion happens when our no changes to yes, regardless of how sinful or out of sync we may be at the time. God is anxious to welcome us to Himself. But we cannot embrace Him unless we want to. Learning to orient our gift of free will to what is of divine origin, right, and best is a discipline we must always tweak and perfect. 


I am continuing to say Mass Live via Facebook Live on Saturday evenings at 5:00 pm on the Tri-Parish Catholic Community page.  Please join me if you can.  Here is the link to our Facebook page: Tri-Parish Catholic Community

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Prayer Chain 

Please keep the following sick, hospitalized & home-bound Tri-Parish members in your prayers.


Al Stier – St. Finbarr Parish  

Erna Tart – St. Ignatius Parish 

Dean Stern – St. Patrick Parish

Cassidy Pravecek – St. Ignatius Parish 

Loretta Ascheman – St. Ignatius Parish  

John Wade – St. Patrick Parish 

Sandy Erding Dose – St. Ignatius Parish  

Lois Gehling – St. Finbarr Parish 

Doc Doolittle 

 Isabella Morse – St. Patrick Parish 

Kurt Fuhrmann Jr. - St. Patrick Parish

Janelle Sunnes - St. Patrick Parish

Tanya Warmka  

 Josh Steichen 

Ida Rowe - St. Patrick Parish

Ella Bridge - St. Patrick Parish

Leon Steinkamp - St. Finbarr Parish

Kassidy Kirtz

Anna Christianson – St. Patrick Parish

Arlene Bastian – St. Patrick Parish

Jeanie Landree 

 Jenna Bentzin

Mariah Weiss

If you would like to add someone to the prayer chain send an email to

Offertory Totals As of Sept 12 , 2020

St. Patrick in LeRoy                   $916.00

 St. Ignatius in Spring Valley     $950.00

St. Finbarr in Grand Meadow  $508.00

2020 Catholic Appeal As of September 18, 2020


                                         St. Finbarr           St. Patrick            St. Ignatius

Goal                                 $8,500.00           $7,150.00             $9,900.00

Total Received YTD      $8,255.00            $7,150.00            $8,939.16 

$  To Meet Goal             $245.00               $0                        $960.84

Financial Giving

In addition to our goal to help keep people safe and healthy during this difficult time, we are also committed to meeting our other financial obligations. Please continue your financial support of your Parish by sending a check to your parish. The tri-parish church addresses can be found on the the right side of this page. Thank you.

St. Finbarr Catholic Church Grand Meadow 

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Mass Time:  Saturday Evenings @ 5:00 pm

St. Patrick Catholic Church LeRoy, MN

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Mass Time:  Sunday Mornings @ 8:30 am

St. Ignatius Catholic Church Spring Valley MN

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Mass Time:  Sunday Mornings @ 10:30 am

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St. Finbarr Catholic Church
504 1st Street S.W.
| Grand Meadow, MN 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

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