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St. Finbarr

Upcoming Mass Schedule:

Saturday, February 23rd @ 5:00 pm for Mary Ann Lammers

Faith Formation Schedule:

Wednesday, February 20th –  Class at 7:00 pm
Saturday, February 23rd – Mass @ 5:00 pm 

Bulletin Announcements

Greeting Cards Needed:  St. Finbarr will be collecting “greeting cards for St. Jude’s Ranch for Children.”  They will take “Christmas, Birthday and Blank cards.”  They do not accept Hallmark, Disney or American Greeting cards and prefer 5 x 7 inch or smaller. “Box for cards will be in the narthex until March 15th.”  They sell repurposed cards in their gift shop and online.

The next CCW Meeting will be Monday, February 25th @ 6:30 pm.

Fish Fry Dinners:  Mark your calendars - the Fish Fry Dinners have been scheduled for March 8th in Spring Valley and March 22nd in Grand Meadow.  Watch the bulletin for more information on these two events.

Safe Environment Re-Certification Training: In February and March, the diocesan Safe Environment Office will launch Keeping Our Promise Alive 3.0, a VIRTUS® online re-certification training for anyone who completed the “VIRTUS live training” in 2014 or earlier. Employees and volunteers of DOW-R parishes or schools that are due for re-certification will receive an email from VIRTUS Online with credentials to login and complete the training, which takes 30-40 minutes and can be done at any time of the day.  All teachers and substitutes need to complete this re-certification  training if you haven’t already done so.

2019 Catholic Men’s Retreat:  will be held February 22nd – 24th at Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch by Stewartville.  It starts at 8:30 am on Friday and runs until 11 am on Sunday.  The theme this year is “Now is the Time, Prepare for Spiritual Battle”.  You can register online @

You’re Invited to Bible Study:  St. Paul's Letter to the Philippians may be short, but it packs a powerful punch! All are invited to come and discover scripture in a deeper way.  Join us for 6 weeks as we explore St. Paul's circumstances as he writes under house arrest in Rome. Paul reveals how he is able to joyfully share the Gospel despite his imprisonment.  Throughout his difficult circumstance, he paints a beautiful picture of what this means—a life lived out in humble obedience while emptying oneself for others.  For through our daily offerings, we are all called to strive after holiness by imitating Christ—specifically in Christ’s sacrificial gift of self. Come and be empowered by St. Paul's words which call on all of us to pour ourselves out as an offering to God, just as Jesus did on the Cross.  Group discussion will start Sat. March 2 at 7pm and continue weekly till April 6th.  Books cost only $9; make checks to St. Ignatius.  Contact Amy Mulhern at 507-421-1929 to register by February 15th.

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