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Tri-Parish Bulletin Announcements

    Boxes of Joy: Christmas boxes are now available in the back of all the churches. Information on suggested gifts and postage are found in each box. Please fill the box with new/unused items and return it by November 3rd. Suggested postage is $9, but if you are unable to provide the postage, feel free to fill a box anyway. You may also give a monetary gift toward postage or filling boxes.

    Austin Area CCW will meet Tuesday, October 22nd at St. Peter Catholic Church in Rose Creek. The meeting begins with Mass at 6:00 p.m. followed by meal, speaker “Deb McManiman,” a street evangelist from Owatonna and end with important Respect Life information. Please come and join us.

    •Baby Bottle Campaign Gives Alternatives to Abortion: Help Catholic Charities' Pregnancy, Parenting, and Adoption Program provide assistance to pregnant women with babies through the Mother and Child Assistance Fund by taking a baby bottle home on Respect Life Sunday, October 6th, and filling it with your spare change during the month of October. Donations go directly to assisting women across Southern Minnesota who are choosing life for their babies. Catholic Charities assists more than 150 women of all faiths every year. Thank you so much for your generous support.

    •Women’s Conference: Can feminine genius change the culture? Join us at this year’s Women’s Conference to find out! Our theme is “Transforming Culture to Support Life: the Unique Gift of Womanhood,” and the day is jam-packed with amazing speakers. You won’t want to miss it! The Women’s Conference will be Saturday, November 2, at St. Augustine Parish in Austin. Register today at!

    You’re Invited! St. Charles Borromeo is celebrating “Octoberfest 2019” on Saturday, October 26th starting with a Polka Mass at 5 pm followed by a pulled pork supper at 6 pm. The Polka band will play until 8 pm. They will be serving pulled pork, coleslaw, baked beans, apple crisp and beverages (beer included). It will be a free will donation with all proceeds going to YOUTH MInistry.

    •Discipleship Quads: Learn and Launch Interested in taking the next step to grow in faith? Want a partnership with others rooted in God? Want to share your faith, but don’t know how? Discipleship Quads are a supported mission of the diocese to help people restore discipleship and find faith in their daily lives. Suitable for all adults who are interested in meeting in a small group with three others with structured and “real person” support. This event will be at St. Joseph’s Church in Owatonna on October 26th from 9:30am-11:30am. If you are at all interested in learning more, RSVP with Michele at . Continental breakfast included, free will donation accepted.

    •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

    •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 only 25 left!

    •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.

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