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Tri-Parish Bulletin Announcements


    •21st Annual Tri-Parish Harvest Mass: will be on Sunday, September 8th at 10 am at Wayne and Phyllis Buresh’s @ 76721 State Highway 16 Grand Meadow, very centrally located for our 3 parishes. Wayne and Phyllis were the very first host family when we began having the Tri-Parish Harvest Mass. We hope to have a great turnout. Feel free to bring your own lawn chair or seating will be available. Each entryway has a list of workers needed if you are able to help out on that day. We are also looking for garden tomatoes as the day approaches so please sign up to drop those off in the church entryway. Thank you!


    •Second Collection: There will be a second collection the weekend of August 24th & 25th to go towards Catholic Home Missions and Black and Indian Missions. Thank you for your generosity.


    DivorceCare: If you or someone you know is hurting from the effects of a marital separation or divorce, we are now accepting registrations for a DivorceCare program. The first of thirteen sessions begins Thursday September 5th and meets weekly from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Pax Christi Catholic Church in Rochester. Cost of the program workbook is $20. You may register with parishioner Dick Frost by email at: finehire2@gmail.com. For an overview of the program, visit www.divorcecare.org.


    Exercise Classes: Catholic Charities is sponsoring a free SAIL exercise class (Stay Active & Independent for Life) on Tuesdays at 11:00 AM and Thursdays at 9:30 AM at the LeRoy Community Center.


    Coming this Fall! Mark your calendars! All parishes welcome! We will be starting our fall Adult Study Program. Please join us for faith and fellowship at St. Ignatius Hall. We will be reviewing the Acts of the Apostles. Sessions will begin Saturday Sept. 28TH from 7-8:30. Only $10 for workbook, or just follow on formed.org. Contact Amy Mulhern (507)421-1929 or email bygodsgrace777@hotmail.com


    •Courier: If you did not request to send the Courier to your address, your August issue is in the narthex of all three parishes. Please be sure to stop and pick up a copy. Thank you.


    •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.


    •St. Finbarr “Tried and True” Cookbook for Sale: St. Finbarr parishioners have contributed over 535 “Tried and True” recipes to a brand new cookbook that you can own! If you would like to purchase a cookbook for $20 please contact Jenny Gehling at 507-251-7929 or Jenny Weiss at 507-951-3083. They are going fast – we have less than 50 left!


    •St. James Coffee Pilgrimage to Poland: Join Fr. Tom Loomis on a pilgrimage to Poland August 22nd to 31st, 2020 to the sites of St. John Paul II as well as many other important spiritual and historical sites. Information meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 30th at 6:30 pm at St. James Coffee. There is an optional extension August 31st to September 5th to Oberammergau Passion Play in Germany. More information is available on the St. James website www.stjamescoffee.com and brochures available at St. James as well. Questions call Ed Ventures Inc. at 507-289-3332.


    •Unbound: Freedom in Christ conference with Neal Lozano: Sept 27-28, St John Vianney Church in Fairmont, MN. Do you feel spiritually stuck? Everyone is fighting an invisible battle against negative thoughts, secret sins, destructive habits, and lack of forgiveness. Unbound is a prayer ministry that releases the power of Jesus Christ into wounded hearts, helping people live out the freedom they have been given through Christ. This powerful conference of music, worship, sacrament, talks, and prayer is sponsored by the Office of Missionary Discipleship in the diocese, and all are welcome and encouraged to come. More about Unbound @ www.heartoftheFather.com Register before August 8 for an early bird discount of only $50: www.dowr.org/unbound.html


    •Catechetical Day: Catechetical Day this year is Monday, August 26, and will again be held at Lourdes High School in Rochester. Our theme will be “Missionary Discipleship.” Registration is $10 to cover lunch. Please register at https://www.dowr.org/event-details/599


    •Married Couples Retreat: The sixth annual Married Couples Retreat will be held at Shalom Hill Farm in Windom, on the weekend of October 4-6. Please offer this retreat to the couples in your parish by posting the attached poster.


    •Retrouvaille: The Retrouvaille weekend experience will take place in Rochester on October 11-13! Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi), a French word meaning “Rediscovery,” is a program for couples with marital problems that want marriage help. Those who are considering separation and those who are already separated or divorced are encouraged to consider the Retrouvaille Program. There is always hope of reviving your relationship. More information can be found at semnretrouvaille.org.


    •Women’s Conference: The Women’s Conference will be Saturday, November 2, at St. Augustine Parish in Austin.


    •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.


    •Looking for a Job? Care & Rehab–Ostrander is looking for people to fill the following positions: RN or LPN, Business Office Employee and Culinary Cook. If you want to learn more about Care & Rehab-Ostrander or to fill out an application, check out their website at: www.careandrehab.org, call 507-657-2231 or email Andrea Thayer @ andrea@seniormi.com


    •Unbound: Freedom in Christ conference with Neal Lozano: Sept 27-28, St John Vianney Church in Fairmont, MN. Do you feel spiritually stuck? Everyone is fighting an invisible battle against negative thoughts, secret sins, destructive habits, and lack of forgiveness. Unbound is a prayer ministry that releases the power of Jesus Christ into wounded hearts, helping people live out the freedom they have been given through Christ. This powerful conference of music, worship, sacrament, talks, and prayer is sponsored by the Office of Missionary Discipleship in the diocese, and all are welcome and encouraged to come. More about Unbound at www.heartoftheFather.com. Register before August 8 for an early bird discount:www.dowr.org/unbound.html


    Farm and Rural Helpline: Catholic Rural Life is helping to spread the message about the 24/7 confidential “Minnesota Farm & Rural Helpline.” Our farming communities are facing hard times and this is one way to provide assistance. This helpline is offered by the Minnesota Department of Ag and all calls are answered locally by trained staff and volunteers. If you or someone you know is struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, or suicidal thoughts — call. Sometimes it’s easier to talk to somebody you don’t know. The number is 833-600-2670 ext. 1


    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.

    Anti-Pornography Resource on DOW-R Website: A 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 to us from Covenant Eyes as a Safe Haven Sunday participating Diocese.

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