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Tri-Parish Catholic Community


Public Mass will NOT resume on Saturday, June 6th or Sunday, June 7th.  Please watch it on FaceBook Live at 9 am on Sunday, June 7th.

From the Desk of Fr. Marreddy

Feast of the Holy Trinity Sunday, June 7, 2020

Readings: Exodus 34:4-6, 8-9; 2 Cor. 13:11-13; John 3:16-18

A well-choreographed dance can be truly inspirational. Each movement and step are interconnected, each contributing a piece of the unfolding artistic story. The beholder is caught up in the rhythms, music, and gestures, realizing that none are dispensable and all are necessary. The same is true of the Divine Dance of the Trinity. Each Person plays a part, using unique gestures and movements that are connected to the other Divine Partners. They tell a story of love. Every movement and step is born of love and flows on into eternity. The Divine Dance never ends.

God the Creator powerfully, yet with gentle love, leads. Creating and recreating, birthing and sustaining, He dances with the compassionate incarnate Son, guided by the breath of the Holy Spirit. They are three distinct Persons but move as One. On one hand, the cascading flow of their Presence appears motionless, yet on the other, flows and moves with effortless attention. They share one heart, one goal, and one purpose and invite all of creation to join in their dance, their joy.

The energy of the Trinity flows through all created things. It is a dance of the heart, not of the mind. It has to be experienced, not dissected, and contemplated, not understood. We stand in awe of the Divine Dance and find ourselves watching in amazement all that God creates and sustains. The dance continues in the majesty of a mountain, the power and wonder of an ocean, and the vastness of the universe. It moves in the cry of a newborn infant and in the soul of one who has been forgiven. It flows in the cry for justice and in the wounds of the oppressed. It circles through the changing of seasons, the cycles of birth and death, and the wisdom that one acquires when they love God.

The Dance never ends. Its movements and rhythms go on forever. The Trinitarian Dance sustains all things, endures all things, and brings hope. You are invited to dance. Don’t just watch as if you were simply a spectator. Join in the dance and move as they move.

Blessings!


I am continuing to say Mass Live via Facebook Live on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am 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 

https://www.facebook.com/Tri-Parish-Catholic-Community-111569390503132


Weekend Mass Readings 

All weekend Mass readings are on this website. Just click on the tab "Weekend Mass Readings" left of here.




DOW-R Protocols to Return to Mass

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MDH Guidelines

MN Dept of Health Guidelines for Opening Churches

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Pentecost Seminar Flyer from DOW-R

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Prayer Chain 

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

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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 

Louise Hahn †  - St. Ignatius Parish 

Kurt Fuhrmann Jr. - St. Patrick Parish

Janelle Sunnes - St. Patrick Parish

Tanya Warmka  

 Josh Steichen 

If you would like to add someone to the prayer chain send an email to  triparishsecretary@gmail.com



Offertory Totals As of May 28, 2020


St. Patrick in LeRoy                   $46,933

 St. Ignatius in Spring Valley     $79,859

St. Finbarr in Grand Meadow  $75,251




2020 Catholic Appeal As of May 28,2020

                            

                                         St. Finbarr           St. Patrick            St. Ignatius

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

Total Received YTD      $5,955.00            $6,225.00            $7,370.00 

$  To Meet Goal            $2,545.00             $925.00               $2,530.00




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.



Most Recent Letter from Bishop Quinn about COVID-19

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St. Finbarr Catholic Church Grand Meadow 

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Mass Time:  Sunday Mornings @ 8:30 am


St. Patrick Catholic Church LeRoy, MN

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Mass Time:  Saturday Evenings @ 5:00 pm


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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Fr. Marreddy Pothireddy

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St. Finbarr Catholic Church
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504 1st Street S.W.
| Grand Meadow, MN 55936
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Tel: 507-754-5190
St. Ignatius Catholic Church
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213 W. Franklin Street
| Spring Valley, MN 55975
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Tel: 507-346-7565
St. Patrick Catholic Church
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436 West Main
| LeRoy, MN 55951
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Tel: 507-324-5792

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