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Tri-Parish Bulletin Announcements

    •Second Collection: There will be a second collection on May 8th & 9th to go to Catholic Charities.

    •FORMED Renewal: The annual renewal of Formed (a resource helping Catholics continue to grow in their Faith) is coming due and the yearly cost is $1,000. If anyone would like help offset the cost and donate, please mark your envelope "FORMED" or you may contact Joanie Betsinger (507-491-3533) or Elaine Mills (507-440-0674) with your donations or questions.

    •Welcome the Stranger - Stories of Hope – We invite you to join us for this virtual event to aide us with our faith perspective on issues of immigration. Guests will be Kathy Klos – Staff attorney for the Immigrant Law Center of MN and John Meyers – Director of Refugee Resettlement for Catholic Charities of Southern MN. We will also be joined by immigrants who will share their personal stories. Wednesday, May 19th @ 7:00 pm on Zoom at: www. For more information or to have the Zoom link emailed to you contact Lisa Kremer at This event is sponsored by the social Concerns Roundtable Committee for the Worthington Deanery.

    • Evangelization Retreats: The Power of Spiritual Friendship, two summer retreats for evangelists (active or curious!). Registration open now. These retreats are open to all Catholic adults in the diocese who want to invest in their call to share the gospel. See the flyer on your church bulletin board and invite a friend; space is limited. ❖ The Power of Spiritual friendship: Being a friend of Christ and others in a hostile age ❖ June 18-20, IHM Seminary (Co-leaders Fr. Jeff Dobbs and Susan Windley-Daoust) ❖ August 13-15, Shalom Hill Farm, near Windom (Co-leaders Fr. Jonathan Fasnacht and Deb McManimon) The cost is $110 for two nights lodging with meals, or $55 for commuters. The COVID protocols as determined by state and diocese in that week will be in place

    •Catholic Charities Annual Mother’s Day Appeal theme: “Show COMPASSION ~ Create Lasting CHANGE” inspires all to sustain one another with creating change! Next weekend, our parish families have the blessed opportunity to bring God’s love to families in crisis, vulnerable adults and seniors, and children in need. Your compassionate generosity and support of the mission of Catholic Charities efforts embraces a love that sees the face of God in all those who suffer. Your generosity on all levels makes a life-changing difference!

    •Ministry Day / Catechetical Day: Mark your calendars… These back-to-back diocesan gatherings are being planned as “hybrid” (i.e., in-person and livestream) events, on August 26 and 27. More details to follow….

    •Below is the link to the April DOW Courier:

    •Are you homebound because of COVID? Good Samaritan Society Home Care can help you. You can qualify for their program if you are Homebound and need a Skilled Service such as a nurse, physical therapist or a speech therapist. You will need a note from your primary care physician to begin. During this pandemic, you could be deemed “homebound” because of the COVID restrictions. Almost all services provided by Good Samaritan are 100% covered through Medicare. Please call Dee Lehner at 507-377-1701 to look into getting assistance if you need it.

    •Catholic Charities of Southern MN is offering 3 new ZOOM studies beginning later in April! Choose from: The Dignity of Work (led by Isaac Landsteiner – beginning April 20th), The Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching (led by Chad Cagle and beginning on April 22nd), or Fratelli Tutti (led by Lisa Kremer – beginning April 27th). For more information or to register, contact Lisa at – 507-360-3423. More information can be found at our website: (

    Bulletin Announcements: Please send announcements to by Wednesday at 10 am to be included in the bulletin.

    •Weekday Masses:  There will be weekday Public Masses at St. Ignatius on Tuesdays and Thursdays mornings and at St. Patrick's at 8:30 am.   Masks are required and social distancing is mandatory.

    •Diocese of Winona-Rochester Televised Mass: The Sunday morning televised Mass is now on KAAL (channel) 3.1 at 7:30 AM. This schedule can also be found on the Diocesan website @ The Mass can also be viewed any time on demand at

    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.

    •Catholic 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 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.

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