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St. Ignatius



Spring Cleaning Begins Tomorrow: There is a list of items that you and/or your family can do when it is convenient. When you have completed the job, please mark the done box. Supplies are available. If you think of something else that needs to be done, please list it on the sheet. Thank you for participating in this all-parishioner task to make our church building and grounds beautiful.

One Final Request to return the Stewardship form at the box in the entry, as the Parish Council will be reviewing them soon to formulate how each of you can help out in the areas indicated.

The Tri-Monthly CCW Meeting will be held on Saturday, April 27, at 9:00 a.m. in the church hall.

First English Lutheran Church spring dinner will be Sunday, Apr. 28, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM. Baked ham and meatballs and all the sides. There is a flyer on the bulletin board with more information.

Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life will be taking orders for Red Long-Stemmed Roses for Mother's Day from April 7 – 21. Suggested donations are: single $2.00, half dozen $12.00, dozen $24.00.

Thank you for purchasing Lillies: Joe & Rita Bezdicek in memory of Family; Janice Drees in memory of Family; Rosann Sanford in memory of Family; Russ & Joanie Betsinger in memory of Family; Bill & Kristi Mettler for deceased Family Members; Jeff & Cindy Erding in memory of Ken & Marietta Erding and Willison & Charlotte Hampel; Frank Weisinger in memory of Frank and Theresa Weisinger; Pat Blahnik for deceased Family Members; Roger & Angie Zeimetz for deceased Family Members; Charles & Jane Reineke for deceased Family Members; William & Eleanore Jones for deceased members of the Jones and Woida families; Blake & Valerie Ehlendfeldt for the Holy Souls in Purgatory; Wayne & Phyllis Buresh in memory of Family; Lee & Terry Hill for deceased Family Members; Rich & Maggie Ramaker in memory of Frank & Theresa Weisinger; Jackie Bell in memory of Caleb Bell; Mary Hadland for deceased Family Members; De Vreeman in memory of Family; Kelly & Tony Rahe in memory of Family; The Mulhollands in memory of Russ, Steve and Dorothy Mulholland.

Relay for Life: Spring Valley is responsible for the Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society. It is going to be July 12. Many families have been touched by cancer. It's important that we help those in Fillmore County. All helping hands are needed.

Marian Walsh died on Monday, February 26, 2024. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Ignatius on Saturday, March 2, 11:00 AM. Burial will be in St. Kilian Cemetery in Wykoff. There will be a visitation on Friday, March 1 from 4 - 7 PM at Macken Funeral Home in Rochester and at St. Ignatius one hour prior to the funeral service on Saturday, March 2. May she rest in peace. 

Standing Ovation for the crew on an EXCELLENT Fish Fry!! The meal was top shelf and the workers too! So proud of you all. It was especially nice to see all the kids pitching in doing a superb job of table service! Good job of parenting going on. Bob and Marcy C

Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life will be taking orders for Easter Lilies after Mass from Feb. 11 through March 10. Suggested donation is $15.00.

Scholarship Applications are available on the bulletin board. Applications are due March 31, 2024.

Volunteers Are Needed to deliver Meals on Wheels. Please contact Pat Blahnik if you can help: 507-346-7194.

Russ Mulholland died on Jan. 10 at Seasons Hospice in Rochester. His Memorial Mass was held on Thursday, Jan. 18 at St. Ignatius. May he rest in peace. 

Additional Thank You to the following for poinsettias: Richard and Maggie Ramaker in memory of Frank and Theresa Weisinger and Bruce and Rita Hartert in memory of family members.

Caleb Bell, son of Cory and Jackie, died on Sat., Dec. 16. Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, Dec. 21 and he was laid to rest in St. Ignatius Cemetery. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.

Thank You to the following who donated poinsettias: Father Marreddy in memory of Ravi Pothireddy, Candice Wiste in memory of family members, Wayne and Phyllis Buresh in memory of family members, Bill and Sue Puffer in memory of O’Brien and Puffer family members, Rosann Sanford in memory of family members, Tim and Juliet Engesser in memory of family members, Russ and Joanie Betsinger in memory of Betsinger and Kramer family members, Mary Lee in memory of Vic Lee, Jan Drees family in memory Drees family members, Joe and Rita Bezdicek in memory of family members, Bob and Jan Czapiewski in memory of family members, Paul Klockeman in memory of Forrest and Alvira Klockeman, Frank Weisinger in memory of family members, Lee and Teri Hill in memory of family members, Rose VanKirk in memory of Fred and Catherine Blahnik, Pat Blahnik in memory of family members, Roger and Angie Zeimetz in memory of family members, Charlotte Baudoin in memory of family members; Butch and Judy Douglas in memory of family members.

Thank You to those who ordered Christmas decorations from MCCL.

The Knights of Columbus Council 13609 smoked porkchop dinner in November was a success. Thanks to everyone who worked and donated in any way. Your support is greatly appreciated. The proceeds will be used for scholarships and for a donation to the Spring Valley Area food shelf.

Latest Liturgist Schedule is available at the back of church.

Support envelopes for 2024 and Lector Workbooks are available in the back of church.

Thank You Once Again for everyone who contributed to the success of our 47th Annual Chicken Dinner and Raffle. We served approximately 300 people and netted just over $2,000. Our raffle brought in a net of $4,350. Thank you and God bless.

The Overall Champion in raffle ticket sales goes to Paul Klockeman who led the whole way with 127 tickets. I think next year we should start a "contest" with an award to the leader. Outstanding job Paul! We need more Pauls!!

Eternal Rest Grant Unto Him: Joseph Walsh of Fountain died Friday, July 7. His funeral Mass was held Tuesday, July 10, 11 AM at St. Ignatius. May he rest in peace.

Receive the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, Confirmandi: Bailey Drees and Caden Reiter.

Prayers and Blessings to our First Communicants: Nadalie Oeltjen and Emily Wolfgram

Thank you to these parishioners for ordering lilies from our MCCL Chapter: Joe & Rita Bezdicek for family; Janice Drees for family; Rosann Sanford for family; Russ & Joanie Betsinger for family; Bill & Kristi Mettler for family; Jeff & Cindy Erding for family; Frank Weisinger for family; Pat Blahnik for family; Roger & Angie Zeimetz for family; Charles & Jane Reineke for deceased family members; William & Eleanore Jones for deceased members of the Jones and Woida families; Blake & Valerie Ehlendfeldt for the Holy Souls in Purgatory; Wayne & Phyllis Buresh for family; Lee & Terry Hill for Hill and Schmaltz family members.

St. Ignatius Fish Fry Committee would like to thank everyone who helped make our 37th annual fish fry a success again this year. We served approximately 360 people and made a profit of $2,300.

Thank You to the following for poinsettia donations: Frank Weisinger in memory of Frank & Theresa Weisinger; Paul Klockeman in memory of Forrest & Alvira Klockeman; Lee & Terri Hill in memory of Tim Schmaltz, David & Carolyn Hill; Bill & Sue Puffer in memory of O’Brien & Puffer families; Russ & Joanie Betsinger in memory of Kramer & Betsinger families; Roger & Angie Zeimetz in memory of family; Dee Vreeman in memory of family; Jeff & Cindy Erding in memory of family; Bruce & Rita Hartert in memory of family; Joe & Rita Bezdicek in memory of family; Bob and Janet Czapiewski in memory of Dan and Dorothy Czapiewski, Paul and Martha Brom, and in honor of Bob and Janet Czapiewski.

Thank You again to all the students and parents who helped with the Halloween Food Drive. 359 pounds of food and supplies were donated to the Spring Valley Food shelf as well as a cash donation. Your hard work is appreciated.

Thank You to all who purchased Christmas decorations from MCCL. This helps get out the pro-life message in Fillmore County.

Spring Valley Kiwanis Club volunteers are available to help you with projects that you are unable to do. These might be lawn care, minor painting, window washing, etc. Call Jay at Edina Realty, 346-1751 if you need help.


Please email all bulletin announcements to triparishsecretary@gmail.com by Wednesdays at 10 AM in order to be included in that weekends bulletin. Thank you. 



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