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Tri-Parish Catholic Community

From the Desk of Fr. Marreddy

“Do you believe in the Son of Man?” Jesus wants to motivate each one of us to see the truth. After developing a relationship with Jesus, the blind man “sees” as someone very special. The Pharisees, due to the blindness caused by their ignorance, prejudice, and need for self-preservation, still remain blind. Presuppositions, prejudices, assumptions, and our needs can easily blind us to truth. We see what we want or need to see and not what is really there. In addition, our stubbornness continues to convince us that we are right and that our vision is perfect. Only God can complete the picture.

Look around at our world. So much of what is happening today is due to the reluctance of folks to allow themselves to be stretched and brought to see what is really there. Many react to what life presents to them more with the lenses of ignorance than lenses of clarity. The Gospel carries great transformative value. With it, God corrects our vision and replaces our limited sight with the fullness of his sight. God opens our eyes so that we can see that it is not about preserving what we have created but of living in the immensity and wonder of God’s kingdom.

Through a simple, loving relationship with God, we can break through the tethers of prejudice, eradicate fear, dispel the darkness of hatred and sin, discover freedom, live in peace, work for justice, be effective stewards of creation, assist the migrant and the immigrant, and safeguard our economic systems and policies so that they truly serve all of God’s children. What we see is often an artificial lie. Our truth is much bigger than what our limited sight believes it to be. Allow God to work in and through you. Do not be afraid. Be open and be humble enough to know that you need help. Many human beings are living with severe cataracts that produce sight that is at best blurred. Are you one of them?

Lenten Blessings!

“Acquire the habit of speaking to God as if you were alone with Him,

familiarly and with confidence and love,

as to the dearest and most loving of friends.”

St. Alphonsus Liguori

 2023 Catholic Ministries Appeals Update

                                             St. Finbarr           St. Patrick           St. Ignatius

Goal                                     $8,305.00           $6,051.00           $9,802.00


Total Received YTD                                           

$ Goal Exceeded                                                    

Prayer Chain 

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


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St. Finbarr Catholic Church 

Grand Meadow MN

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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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Pope Francis

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Bishop Robert Barron

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Fr. Marreddy Pothireddy

Thinking of becoming Catholic?  Watch this video from the Diocese of Winona that was put out by the Liturgy Training Publications.

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