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Tri-Parish Bulletin Announcements

    World Day for Consecrated Life was celebrated in the Church on Thursday, February 2, and in parishes this weekend (February 4-5). Please pray for all those who have made commitments in the consecrated life and be sure to thank them.

    Register Now!: All Catholics are invited to This is My Body, our diocesan Eucharistic Congress, to be held June 10 at the Mankato Civic Center. This event will draw thousands of Catholics from across our diocese! There will be national speakers, music, service, a Eucharistic procession, and conclude with our diocesan Corpus Christi mass. This event is designed for renewal, rejoicing, and mission–a life-changing day! Learn more and join us by registering here: . Register before March 31 for an early registration discount.

    St. Ignatius Fish Fry: The 37th annual fish fry will be on Friday, February 24 from 5-7:30 PM. Adults-$13.00 and children 12 and under $6.00.

    Worldwide Marriage Encounter is coming to St. Mary’s School in Owatonna on March 25 and 26. To enroll or for more information visit or call 507-227-8229.

    Holy Land & Jordan: Join Father Pratap Salibindla on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Jordan on September 18-29, 2023. You will visit Amman, Petra, Mt Nebo, The Dead Sea, Bethlehem, Galilee, Tiberias and Jerusalem. If interested visit or call 403-541-7072

    Thank you to all who contributed to the Box of Joy Program. A total of 790 boxes was collected for Haiti, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Grenada and Guatemala from the Austin Area Council of Catholic Churches, along with St. Benedict School of Decorah, Iowa and the Worthington Area Council of Catholic Women. Box of Joy is an extension of our Church’s mission activities; it becomes a tool in God’s hands, a way to lift up the Gospel and touch lives in Christ’s name and for his glory.

    Courier: The February edition is on the Diocese of Winona-Rochester website then click “The Courier.”

    Welcome: We warmly welcome new visitors and would-be members. Please make yourselves known to the ushers to you can be welcomed to our congregation.

     The Tri-Parish Rites for Christian Initiation for Adults/Adult Education sessions are in the planning stages and will begin sometime in September. The team leaders plan to work the two together this year.

    The Rites for Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) are sessions for anyone who would like to know more about the Catholic Faith and the process involved in joining the Church. If you, or anyone you know would like an invitation to the RCIA process, please let Father Marreddy or a team member know.

    The Adult Education part of the session is for any Catholic who wants to venture deeper into our Catholic Faith. We will be using the Symbolon Series of videos.

    If you are interested in coming, please contact Father or a team member: Tim & Juliet Engesser (507-346-1875); Joyce Arndorfer (507-440-3692); Loren Rickerl (507-251-1526); and Pat Utz (507-951-9333).

    Assisi Heights Job Opening: Assisi Heights is looking for an Event Planner. If you are interested in learning more, visit their website and click Employment.

    The Mower County Memory Cafe is a place for people with mild to moderate memory loss and their care partners to come and socialize freely and safely. The Mower County Memory Cafe creates a sense of love & warmth, a familiar routine & simplicity for individuals. It is free of charge, but donations are welcome. Refreshments are provided and an activity is planned for each gathering. We meet every 1st Thursday of the month from 2:00 PM-3:30 PM in the Mower County Senior Center Coffee Shop (400 3rd Ave NE, Austin).

    Janitors Needed: St. Ignatius and St. Patrick have immediate openings for janitors. Please see Father Marreddy for more information.

    Tri-Parish BulletinPlease e-mail for any bulletin announcements. Deadline is Wednesdays at 10:00 AM.

    Tri-Parish Masses: Please give ALL mass stipends directly to Father Marreddy along with the name(s) for whom the Mass is intended to be offered. Mass intentions are said during the week, as well as on weekends. Please make checks payable to St. Ignatius. Stipend requests are $5 per mass.

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