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Tri-Parish Bulletin Announcements

    Please join us on June 10 in Mankato for a Christ-filled day with speakers (including our own Bishop Barron), musicians, and worship. Register through the Diocese of Winona-Rochester website at Please contact Denice Gehling (St. Finbarr), Joanie Betsinger (St. Ignatius), or Jodi Miller (St. Patrick) with questions.  

    Bus to Congress: St. Bernard, Stewartville, is opening their bus to additional riders. If interested, please call Pam in the St. Bernard office (533-8257) or email

    Calling All Singers! We need you for the Eucharistic Congress Mass on June 10 in Mankato! Rehearsal will be at noon the day of the Congress. If you are interested, contact Tanya Diggins at with your name, part you sing, and parish you are from.

    There will be no Saturday Evening Mass at St. Finbarr on June 10 due to the Eucharistic Congress. There will be a 4:30 PM Mass at St. Augustine in Austin on Saturday, if you wish to attend. Sunday schedule for Sts. Patrick and Ignatius will remain as usual.

    Ice Cream Social- Saturday, June 10- 4-6:30 PM @ Chester Community Center. Come and enjoy a sloppy joe meal and listen to 50/60's music with Grooving with Brian Lewis. Free will donation. Proceeds for this event will go towards local high school youth traveling aboard.

    Remember: Saturday evening Mass will move from St. Finbarr to St. Patrick on Saturday, July 1.

    Visit the Sisters of St. Francis, Assisi Heights Spirituality Center for the list of upcoming events open to the public. Go to

    Bulletin Advertising: There are a couple of open ad spots on the back of the bulletin. Your advertisement will reach people in the communities of Spring Valley, LeRoy, Grand Meadow and beyond. For more information, please contact Mary Kuhlman,

    Assisi Heights is Hiring: Looking for RNs, LPNs, Trained Medical Assistants and Nursing Assistants. Visit their website: for more information.

    Holy Land & Jordan: Join Father Pratap Salibindla on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Jordan on September 18-29, 2023. You will visit Amman, Petra, Mt Nebo, The Dead Sea, Bethlehem, Galilee, Tiberias and Jerusalem. If interested visit or call 403-541-7072

    Courier: The June edition is on the Diocese of Winona-Rochester website then click “The Courier.”

    Welcome: We warmly welcome new visitors and would-be members. Please make yourselves known to the ushers to you can be welcomed to our congregation.

     The Tri-Parish Rites for Christian Initiation for Adults/Adult Education sessions are in the planning stages and will begin sometime in September. The team leaders plan to work the two together this year.

    The Rites for Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) are sessions for anyone who would like to know more about the Catholic Faith and the process involved in joining the Church. If you, or anyone you know would like an invitation to the RCIA process, please let Father Marreddy or a team member know.

    The Adult Education part of the session is for any Catholic who wants to venture deeper into our Catholic Faith. We will be using the Symbolon Series of videos.

    If you are interested in coming, please contact Father or a team member: Tim & Juliet Engesser (507-346-1875); Joyce Arndorfer (507-440-3692); Loren Rickerl (507-251-1526); and Pat Utz (507-951-9333).

    The Mower County Memory Cafe is a place for people with mild to moderate memory loss and their care partners to come and socialize freely and safely. The Mower County Memory Cafe creates a sense of love & warmth, a familiar routine & simplicity for individuals. It is free of charge, but donations are welcome. Refreshments are provided and an activity is planned for each gathering. We meet every 1st Thursday of the month from 2:00 PM-3:30 PM in the Mower County Senior Center Coffee Shop (400 3rd Ave NE, Austin).

    Janitors Needed: St. Ignatius and St. Patrick have immediate openings for janitors. Please see Father Marreddy for more information.

    Tri-Parish BulletinPlease e-mail for any bulletin announcements. Deadline is Wednesdays at 10:00 AM.

    Tri-Parish Masses: Please give ALL mass stipends directly to Father Marreddy along with the name(s) for whom the Mass is intended to be offered. Mass intentions are said during the week, as well as on weekends. Please make checks payable to St. Ignatius. Stipend requests are $5 per mass.

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