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Tri-Parish Bulletin Announcements

    Holy Thursday

    St. Ignatius – Thursday, April 18th @ 7:30 pm

    Good Friday Services

    St. Ignatius – Friday, April 19th @ noon

    St. Finbarr – Friday, April 19th @ 6:00 pm

    St. Patrick – Friday, April 19th @ noon

    Holy Saturday

    St. Ignatius – Saturday, April 20th @ 7:30 pm

    Easter Sunday

    St. Patrick – Sunday, April 21st @ 8:30 am

    St. Finbarr – Sunday, April 21st @ 10:30 am

    •Seder Meal:  Our Annual Seder Meal is Thursday, April 18th at 5:45 pm at St Ignatius Catholic Church.  It includes the Christian Passover Meal and Program.  Please sign up at the back of your church.  Please include: number coming, if you would like to bake a Seder Cake, or read one of the readings.  For questions please feel free to call Russ Betsinger at 507-346-7888.

    The collection on Good Friday is for the Holy Land.

    •Thank You!  Thank you to the tri-parish councils and parish members for helping decorate, prepare, serve and cleanup for Father's 25th ordination anniversary dinner.  We served 213 people. We do great things when working together!

    •Austin Area CCW Meeting: Austin Area Council of Catholic Women Meeting Tuesday, April 23rd at St. Patrick Catholic Church in LeRoy.  Business Meeting @ 9:30 am Speakers from 10:30 - 11:30 am with Shawn Vogt Sween & Caryl Jermier presenting information for all.  Mass @ 11:30 am followed by lunch.

    •2019 Men’s Conference:  All men of our tri-parish family are encouraged to attend this conference on Saturday, April 27th at Loyola Catholic School in Mankato from 9 am – 4 pm.  Come see what you can do to grow in faith and love and see how you can become the man God created you to be!  Cost is $25.  If you want to read more details or register online go to: 

    •Child Abuse Prevention Month: April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to celebrate the great efforts our communities have made to promote safe environments for children and vulnerable adults. It is also a time to reflect on the work that remains and how every person has a role to play in healthy child development.

    •Camp Summit: Middle school youth, along with high school leaders, chaperones, and youth ministers, from across the Diocese of Winona-Rochester, are invited to experience the prayer, fellowship, and high-energy atmosphere of Camp Summit! For more information, details, promotional material, and applications, please see the Camp Summit website:

    •Steubenville: The registration deadline for the Steubenville Youth Conference with the regular fee ($355) is May 3; after that date the fee will be $385. The diocese provides both transportation and lodging for groups that attend. For more information, please visit Registration forms will soon be available on the DOW-R website, and will be sent out to youth leaders early next week.

    National Catholic Youth Conference: The Diocese of Winona-Rochester has launched registration for NCYC! Please see our website for details and registration forms at The 2019 conference will be held in Indianapolis, IN, on November 20-24, 2019. When registering through the diocese, the diocese does provide transportation and lodging at a hotel. The cost is $650 with a deposit of $250 due April 15, and final payment due on September 20. Please send all completed registration forms to the Pastoral Center in Winona.

    Weather Related Announcements:  All weather related announcements will be posted to the Home page of the tri-parish website at  This does not only pertain to Mass cancellations, it also includes Faith Formation, church group meetings, dinners, anything that takes place in any of the three parishes

    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.

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