Spirit Fest 2020 is Cancelled

In consultation with parish leadership, we have made the decision to follow the actions of organizers with events like the Minnesota State Fair, Twin Cities Marathon, and neighboring parishes and cancel this year’s Spirit Fest. We hope to be able to celebrate together in the future.  Read More >

Seven Sisters Apostolate

The Seven Sisters Apostolate is an opportunity to put one's prayer to a very important specific intention—praying for our priests and bishops. A Seven Sister commits to a Holy Hour on a distinct day of the week, thus covering a complete week. The Seven Sister may pray at any time on their day. If she is unable to offer her Holy Hour, she is to secure a substitute. A Holy... Read More >

May 1 Film Recommendation: Miracle

At the moment of my writing this article, the directive to stay at home is still is in effect, and not being able to go out and about, I have really begun to miss sports in my life. Whether it’s coaching Holy Spirit middle schoolers in baseball this spring, or getting ready for my Sunday evening “old man’s”  baseball league that I play in each Sunday night, or... Read More >

Month of Mary

On May 1, United States and Canadian bishops will consecrate their countries to the care of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Read the Catholic Spirit article here . During the month of May, join the faithful in asking the Blessed Virgin for her protection and healing. Hail Mary Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the... Read More >

Easter Flower Memorials

Thank you to those who donated to the Easter flower fund. While we were not able to decorate the church for Easter, we will use donations to decorate the church when we are able to celebrate Mass together again. Michael and Mary Block In memory of: Cathy, Robert, and Mark Glynn Donald and Virginia Blomquist In memory of: Tom Wolter Lance and... Read More >

Apr. 17 | Update from Archbishop Hebda

(Originally printed in a letter dated April 17, 2020) Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Easter Blessings in our Risen Lord! Thank you for supporting our Catholic parishes and schools and caring for those in need during these difficult times. I have been praying often and intensely for you, especially during Holy Week. I hope you were able to enter into the spirit of... Read More >

Apr. 17 Film Recommendation: Raiders of the Lost Ark

Over the last few weeks I have been watching a lot of films revolving around World War II, in particular, “The Longest Day” (1962) and “Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz” (2018). I would recommend both of these for the grown-ups out there. But for the whole family, if you want some good old fashion WWII adventure, one of my favorite movies... Read More >

An Appeal from Father Haugan

Our Easter will be different this year. Our world is in an unprecedented health crisis and the timing has coincided with our celebration of the Risen Christ. Saint John Paul II reminds us, “It was He (Jesus), and He alone, who satisfied the Father’s eternal love…that love which man in a way rejected by breaking the first covenant,” and that it was through... Read More >

Apr. 3 | Fr. Dan's Film Recommendation

In last week’s Sunday paper insert, Parade Magazine suggested 14 of the best 80s movies to watch while we are home staying safe .   As a child of the 80s, I remember watching many of these great movies both at home on our brand new VCR, and at school, when the teacher needed an easy day (How are all you parents holding up homeschooling your kids?). Many of the... Read More >

Mar. 27 | Fr. Dan's Film Recommendation

Greetings Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As a young student I was never very good at history. In fact, I found it kind of boring. But I did love historical movies as a kid. As I grew older, I came to appreciate history more and more, and I have never lost my love for movies set in historical periods. The first place I was introduced to historical movies was watching the classics... Read More >