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•Mulligan Stew Dinner: will be held at St. Patrick’s Church in LeRoy on Sunday March 17th form 11:00 to 1:00. It will be served family style. Cost is $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for students. Everyone is invited.
•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 @ http://www.ecclesiadomestica.net/registration.
•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.
•Weather Related Announcements: All weather related announcements will be posted to the Home page of the tri-parish website at www.tri-parish.net. This does not only pertain to Mass cancellations, it also includes Faith Formation, church group meetings, dinners, anything that takes place in any of the three parishes
•Parish Tables & Chairs:The tables and chairs at all three parishes are church property and are never to be used outside of the church or borrowed by parishioners. If you have any questions regarding this policy contact Father.
•Estate Planning: Please keep your parish or cemetery in mind when preparing your estate or will. Thank you.
•Charities of Southern MN: Have you always wanted a family? Have you been thinking about adoption but not sure where to start? Call Catholic Charities to schedule an adoption information meeting to learn about different types of adoption, the process, and how to begin. Visit us at www.ccsomn.org or call Catholic Charities in Austin at 507-433-3062, in Rochester at 507-287-2047 or in Winona at 507-454-2270 for more information.