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Tri-Parish Bulletin Announcements


    •Important Message to everyone: It has been brought to Father Marreddy’s attention that people have been receiving fake text messages from him asking for a “favor”. Please do not respond to these text messages. Father will call to visit with you. He will never text asking for a “favor”.


    Second Collection: Two natural disasters have recently affected our brothers and sisters in Christ. Hurricane Laura in Louisiana and the California wildfires have created widespread destruction. We are asking you to respond with the Catholic community across the United States to a special emergency collection on September 26th & 27th. Catholic Charities USA is the official domestic relief agency of the U.S. Catholic Church and is already responding to urgent needs for shelter, water, and food of those affected by these two disasters. Checks should be made payable to your local parish. For more information, go to www.usccb.org or www.catholiccharitiesusa.org.


    You’re Invited: Immaculate Conception Parish in Riceville, IA is having their Fall Festival on Sunday, October 4th with Mass at 9 am and Drive thru dinner from 10:30 – 1 pm or until food is gone. Cost of meal is $13 and the menu includes: roast beef, ham, mashed potatoes/gravy, corn, coleslaw, rolls, pie and milk. There will be a quilt, cash and gift card raffle. All are welcome!


    Baby Bottle Campaign: Kicks Off on Respect Life Sunday on October 6th. Pick up your baby bottle today to help Catholic Charities’ Mother and Child Assistance Fund provide women who are considering adoption and/or parenting with financial assistance. The raised funds help women and children right here in Southern Minnesota! Unable to pick up a bottle? Please mail your donation directly to Catholic Charities Baby Bottle Campaign, PO Box 379, Winona, MN 55987 or give online at www.ccsomn.org/donate and designate your donation to the Baby Bottle Campaign in the notes section.


    Catholic Charities of Southern MN will be offering two fall studies based in Catholic Social Teaching on Zoom. Minnesota – Our Common Home will be offered on Thursdays at 7 pm from Sept. 10th to Oct. 15th, and Solidarity – We Are Our Neighbor’s Keepers will be on Tuesdays at 7 pm from Sept. 15th to Oct. 20th. Learn more about the teachings of the Catholic faith with others from across the Diocese! All materials are free. To register or get more information contact Lisa Kremer at 507-360-3423 or by email: lkremer@ccsomn.org


    Save the Date!!! On Oct. 3rd, 2020 the Diocesan Social Concerns and Catholic Charities of Southern Minnesota will be hosting a virtual event, Voting in 2020 – A Catholic Approach, featuring guest presenter Dr. Bernard Evans, Professor Emeritus from the School of Theology at St. John’s University in Collegeville, and author of several books based in Catholic Social Teaching including Vote Catholic? Beyond the Political Din. Registration information will be coming soon, or contact Isaac Landsteiner, (ilandsteiner@ccsomn.org) or Lisa Kremer (lkremer@ccsomn.org) for more information.


    You’re Invited! Little Cedar Lutheran Church in Adams is serving their Annual Meatball Diner drive-thru style on Sunday, November 8th from 3:30 – 6:30. Menu includes: Swedish meatballs & gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetables, cranberries, lefse and dessert. Free will donation.


    Blood Drive: Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. Now’s your chance to be a donor! Thursday, November 12th from noon – 6 pm at the Community Center in Spring Valley.


    National Council of Catholic Women: The National Council of Catholic Women is 100! In 1920, there were more than 5,000 Catholic women’s organizations nationwide-organizations that would eventually become the first NCCW affiliates. The purpose, as described by the US Catholic bishops at its founding, was to give Catholic women a common voice and an instrument for united action- not to replace the work of any existing woman’s group but rather to stimulate their growth and unify them. And so, in the same year American women earned the right to vote, the National Council of Catholic Women was born when nearly 200 Catholic women from around the country assembled on March 2, 1920 in Washington, DC, to unite and fortify their efforts in service to God and the Church! The NCCW mission is to support, empower, and educate all Catholic women in spirituality, leadership and service. Of note the First President for the NCCW was Gertrude Gavin from Minnesota. Bette Hillemeier and Mary Ann Kramer of Minnesota have also served as Presidents of the NCCW.


    2020 Catholic Ministries Appeal: Please consider donating to the appeal if you haven’t already done so. We are very close to meeting the goals at all 3 churches. Thank you to those who have already donated – your generosity is greatly appreciated!


    Bulletin Announcements: Please send announcements to triparishsecretary@gmail.com by Thursday to be included in the bulletin.


    •Election Resources: As Catholics, we have a long tradition of engagement in the political process as a means of putting our faith into action. Yet today, many shy away from such involvement because our national and local conversations are filled with vitriol and harsh language. As Catholics, we must model a better way. The USCCB invites you to join the Civilize It campaign by taking the pledge as a way to promote civility, love our neighbors, and build community. You can find further election year resources for your parish, including Parish Guidelines for Political Activity, Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, prayers, election logistics, and more, by visiting www.MNCatholic.org/election .


    •Weekday Masses:  There will be weekday Public Masses only at St. Ignatius on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 8:30 am.  Masks are required and social distancing is mandatory.


    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!


    •Diocese of Winona-Rochester Televised Mass: The Sunday morning televised Mass is now on KAAL (channel) 3.1 at 7:30 AM. 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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