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Tri-Parish Bulletin Announcements


    **Reminder: Father will be gone January 14th – February 20th. If you have an emergency please contact Jenny Gehling @ 507-251-7929.


    Second Collection: There will be a second collection next weekend to go towards the church in Latin America to support their pastoral programs & for Catholic Communications to foster activities in relation to television, radio, internet and other media.


    Austin Area CCW Meeting: Austin Area CCW will meet Tuesday, January 28 at St. Finbarr, Grand Meadow. Meeting begins at 1:00 pm with Rosary followed by business meeting with many things to discuss with food and beverages provided. Please come and join us.


    Annual Prayer Service for Life: Bishop Quinn will preside at the Annual Prayer Service for Life this year in Rochester at the Co-Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist on Sunday, January 26, 2020. All are invited to come and pray for a greater respect for the dignity of all human life. The Service will begin at 2:00pm.

    “It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.” - St. Theresa of Calcutta


    •March for Life: You are invited to join us on January 22nd to board a chartered coach bus from Rochester to St. Paul, to commemorate the 47th Anniversary of the Roe vs Wade and Doe vs Bolton US Supreme Court decisions. We will honor the 60 million + lives lost to abortion - not to mention the millions of wounded mothers and fathers. We will leave Rochester at 8:30 am from Hy-Vee North and attend the Prayer service for Life at the St. Paul Cathedral. We will then walk to the Capitol and attend the March for Life. Afterwards, we will board the bus and return to Rochester, returning around 3 pm. Please note we will NOT be stopping for lunch but please feel free to bring a bag lunch if desired. Please RSVP to Linda McGuire by email @ linda11carlson@hotmail.com or call/text at 507-259- 4035 by January 19th. Adults $10. No charge for children/students.


    Matching Grant Dinner: Catholic United Financial will be holding their annual Matching Grant Dinner benefitting Sacred Heart School in Adams on Sunday, Jan. 26th. A free will dinner of Pulled Pork, Cheesy Potatoes, Coleslaw, bars and beverage will be served from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM in the gym at Sacred Heart School.


    FORMED POTLUCK: All are welcome to come and join in fun and fellowship! St. Ignatius will be hosting a tri-parish potluck on Sunday, February 2nd, right after mass! We would like all to come and bring one of your delicious dishes to pass. Along with sharing food and community, we will kick off our Lenten preparation retreat. We will watch the first video with the series: THE WILD GOOSE: Discovering a Deeper Relationship with the Holy Spirit. Some may ask why focus on the Holy Spirit? Come and rediscover the great importance of the third person of the Holy Trinity--so important that Christ himself commanded the disciples TO WAIT in Jerusalem to receive the power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. This program is on FORMED, so there is NO charge. Please make sure to sign up with the Betsingers: email jabphn@hotmail.com or call 507-346-7888 or 507-491-3533. Looking forward to seeing all of you on Sunday, February 2nd!


    Physician Assisted Sucide (PAS):

    PAS myth: People can’t afford pain management medications. Physician Assisted Suicide is a dignified out.

    Truth: For people over 65, hospice care is covered by Medicare. The VA and Minnesota Medical Assistance, as well as most private insurers, also cover hospice care.

    Catholic compassion: If people are struggling with the costs of health care or signing up for Medicare, please contact Catholic Charities or your county’s social services. However, hospice care is covered by Medicare, and cost should not be a consideration. And we never want to encourage assisted suicide as a substitute for decent health care—we want to fix the health care system where it is broken. No one deserves an early death sentence due to their finances.

    PAS myth: People can’t afford pain management medications. Physician Assisted Suicide is a dignified out.

    Truth: For people over 65, hospice care is covered by Medicare. The VA and Minnesota Medical Assistance, as well as most private insurers, also cover hospice care.

    Catholic compassion: If people are struggling with the costs of health care or signing up for Medicare, please contact Catholic Charities or your county’s social services. However, hospice care is covered by Medicare, and cost should not be a consideration. And we never want to encourage assisted suicide as a substitute for decent health care—we want to fix the health care system where it is broken. No one deserves an early death sentence due to their finances.



    How to be a Steward of your parish: If you would like to serve your parish by becoming an Usher, Lector, Eucharistic Minister, Gift Bearer or Counter, please let Fr. Marreddy (507-346-7565), Jenny Gehling (507-251-7929) or Joyce Arndorfer (507-440-3692) know. We will train you and put you on our schedule. Thank you!


    Want to grow in your spiritual life this winter? The Diocese of Winona-Rochester is offering a free online book study of Fr. Jacques Philippe’s Fire and Light: Learning to Receive the Gift of God, about growing in prayer in everyday life. It is led by Dr. Susan Windley-Daoust, Director of Missionary Discipleship. Tuesdays, Jan 7-Feb 11 at 7pm online through Zoom technology (you need a smartphone or laptop with camera and mic to participate). All are welcome. If interested, please buy the book online and contact Michele Klein asap at mklein@dowr.org.


    •Diocese of Winona-Rochester Televised Mass: The Sunday morning televised Mass is now on KAAL (channel) 6 at 9 AM, not on KTTC (channel 10) anymore. This schedule can also be found on the Diocesan website @ www.dowr.org. The Mass can also be viewed any time on demand at https://www.dowr.org/about/weekly-mass.html.


    •Clean Heart Online: Another new anti-pornography resource is now available for the Diocese of Winona-Rochester. Clean Heart Online @ https://cleanheart.online/diocese-winona-rochester. On the website you will find resources available for strugglers, parents, educators, and ministry leaders. These resources vary from short articles to full courses taught by well-known Catholic educators. This is a free benefit from Covenant Eyes since the Diocese of Winona-Rochester is a Safe Haven Sunday-participating Diocese. Please go to our website (tri-parish.net) under the “Tri-Parish Announcements” tab, for a link to Clean Heart Online.


    Prayer Chain-Please keep the sick, hospitalized & homebound Tri-Parish members in your prayers. If you would like to be included in the bulletin prayer chain, send an email to triparishsecretary@gmail.com. Your name will be listed in the bulletin for our parish family to pray for your return to good health.


    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.

    •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 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.

    Diocese of Winona-Rochester - Child Sexual Abuse Policy Information: The Diocese of Winona-Rochester will provide a prompt, appropriate and compassionate response to reporters of sexual abuse of a child by any diocesan agent (employees, volunteers, vendors, religious or clergy). Anyone wishing to make a report of an allegation of sexual abuse should call the Victim Assistance Coordinator at 507-454-2270, Extension 255. A caller will be asked to provide his or her name and telephone number. Individuals are also encouraged to take their reports directly to civil authorities. The Diocese of Winona-Rochester is committed to protecting children, young people and other vulnerable people in our schools, parishes and ministries. The diocesan policy is available on the diocesan web site at www.dowr.org under the Safe Environment Program. If you have any questions about the Diocese of Winona's implementation of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, please contact Mary Hamann, at 507-858-1244, or mhamann@dowr.org.

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