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  • August 7, 2022 from Fr. Steve

       God loves each one of us, without exception, and He wants to have a close intimate relationship with us and to give us eternal life. Jesus tells us in today’s Gospel: “Do not be afraid any longer little, flock, for your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12:32). Yet how do we become part of this kingdom and what does it involve? Jesus is the fulfillment of all God did throughout the history of man and woman on the earth. His suffering, death, resurrection and ascension to heaven have paved the way to eternal life for us. We are united to Him and what He has done for us by being baptized in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. In the Church we have the Sacraments, especially the Eucharist, where the body, blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ is made present to us. We then receive Him as we are sent forth into the world. The Sacraments sustain us in His grace as we travel through our short journey on earth. 

         And speaking of our short journey on earth, Jesus encourages us to focus our hearts and attention on what has lasting value for eternity. He reminds us: “Where your treasure is, so also will your heart be” (Luke 12:34). We can spend all of our time seeking pleasure, making money and gaining more and more possessions, but they are only for this world. We are invited and encouraged to remember how much God loves us and to love Him back with all our hearts, to make Him the center of our lives. Being in a close relationship with Jesus Christ and seeking the Holy Spirit’s guidance in every part of our lives, is what we are created for. Rather than stifling our lives, this is life lived to the fullest, having the peace and joy that only comes from God. Do I dare trust that surrendering to God’s will is beyond anything this world has to offer? 

           

  • Study Group Tuesday, August 9 at 6 p.m.

         Come join your fellow parishioners, who have met 4 weeks for a video series and discussion on the Eucharist in conjunction with the US Bishops call for a Eucharistic revival. Those attending have requested that we continue to meet weekly, as we all grow in our faith and are re-invigorated in what it means to be a Catholic and a follower of Jesus Christ. We will continue with this theme. It is not necessary to have attended it previously. All are welcome, visitors included. This week we will meet again on Tuesday, August 9 at 6 p.m. in the Social Hall. All are welcome, including visitors. 

  • Cookbooks for sale

    We have parish ccokbooks for sale for $10. This book was put together by Liz Rosenquist, with contributions from many parishioners, including original artwork by John Franz. They are on the table in the entrance to St. John's church or you can contact the office.

  • Are you interested in becoming Catholic or learning more??

    Contact Fr. Steve at the office
    or call 218-387-1409 

  • NEEDING HELP?

    If you are in need of help with groceries or anything else, please contact the office at 218-387-1409. If you simply want to talk or need prayer, please call Fr. Steve. If no answer, please leave a message and phone number.

  • St. Johns/ Holy Rosary is the name of our Facebook page

    www.facebook.com St. Johns/ Holy Rosary
    You should see the 2 pictures of our churches below, to tell you that you have OUR church page. Contact church office if you need help finding. It will have Mass times and other info updated periodically.

     

  • New Resources for You

    Exciting News

    We now have a parish subscription to FORMED, https://formed.org.signup
    If you are not familiar with it, it is a Catholic website, app that you can access on
    your phone, tablet, smart tv, etc. It has many movies about Saints, teaching,
    study materials and many ways to learn about and enhance your faith.
    It is for everyone. You can watch at home and there are many adult videos and books,
    as well as children's material. Simple go to formed.org and follow the sign-in
    instructions.  Click on sign-up as a parishioner. The easiest way is to just type in 55604
    and St. John's should pop up, click on that and then enter your email address.
    Once you register, you can stay logged in.