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Tri-Parish Bulletin Announcements

    Christmas Mass Schedule

    December 24th @ 4 pm at St. Patrick and St. Finbarr

    December 24th @ 6 pm at St. Ignatius

    December 25th @ 9 am at St. Ignatius

    Tri-Parish Reconciliation:  will be at St. Patrick Catholic Church on Wednesday, December 11th @ 6:30 pm

    LIVE Drive-By Nativity: St. Finbarr Catholic Church along with Grand Meadow Lutheran, Bear Creek Lutheran and United Methodist Church all of Grand Meadow are putting on a Live nativity at St. Finbarr on Wed, Dec 18th from 4 pm – 8 pm with all proceeds going to the Cord’s family of Rushford. There will be actors and real animals portraying the birth of Jesus. The cost of this is $5/car and then you can come inside the church to enjoy bowl of chili or chicken noodle soup with all the fixings for a free will offering. You are all invited to attend. Thanks for your generosity - this family will appreciate it!

    •Second Collection: There will be a second collection the weekend of December 15th to go towards the Retirement Fund for Religious. The money will fund the retired religious priests and sisters in the USA. Please be generous to support our religious brothers and sisters. Thanks.

    •Father’s Fund: If you would like to help support Father’s Fund, please put your donation in an envelope marked Father’s Fund and put in the collection basket. This fund is for Father to use throughout the year to help people who need gas, food, etc. Thank you for your generosity.

    •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.

    •4th Degree Knights Christmas Party: will be held at St. Edward’s Fellowship Hall in Austin on December 14th starting at 6 pm. The meal is being catered and the cost is $12.00/person. Please call 507-440-1450 by December 11th to reserve your spot so they get an actual head count. After dinner there will be an auction fund raiser and are asking all Sir Knights to bring a wrapped $10 gift to be auctioned off. ~Steve & Randi Chicos

    •Winter Wonderland Dueling Pianos: will be presented by Fr. Tim Biren and Garrett Steinberg and friends on Sunday, December 15th at 6:00pm at St. Charles Borromeo, St. Charles. Doors will open at 5:30pm. In addition to the Christmas musical entertainment, a delicious Roast Beef Dinner from the Canadian Honker (with all the trimmings) will be served. This is a Christmas Dinner and Show that you will not want to miss! Only 150 Tickets are being sold. $50 per person with all the proceeds benefiting our parish youth activities. Tickets may be purchased by calling 932-3294 or emailing your reservation o

    St. Charles Borromeo is located 1 mile east of St. Charles on Highway 14.

    •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 @ The Mass can also be viewed any time on demand at

    •Clean Heart Online: Another new anti-pornography resource is now available for the Diocese of Winona-Rochester. Clean Heart Online @ 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 ( 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 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 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 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

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