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  • October 2, 2022 From Fr. Steve

    God is so wonderful, awesome and immense and has revealed to us not only the wonders and beauty of His physical creation, but the existence of a vast invisible spiritual realm. September 29 is the Feast of the Archangels Gabriel, Michael and Raphael and October 2 is the Memorial of the Guardian Angels, though this year it falls on a Sunday, which takes precedence over it. 

         St. Gregory tells us “You should be aware that the word “angel” denotes a function rather than a nature. These holy spirits have always been spirits. They can only be called angels when they have been given a message”. Archangels are given very special missions. Gabriel (“The strength of God”) was sent to announce to Mary that she would give birth to the Savior of mankind, the One everyone had been waiting for since the Fall of Adam and Eve. In Revelation 12:7-8, we are told “War broke out in heaven; Michael and his angels battled against the dragon. The dragon and its angels fought back, but they did not prevail and there was no longer any place for them in heaven”. Satan the devil and his rebellious angels now wreak havoc and bring temptation to those on earth, but it is Michael, whose name means “Who is like God?” that God will send at the end of the world to defeat and banish the devil and the demons forever. 

         As for the guardian angels, we have a brief but important reference to them from Jesus himself as children are brought to him: “See that you do not despise one of these little ones; for I tell you that in heaven their angels always behold the face of my Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 18:10-11). We have Jesus’ presence in the Eucharist. We have the Holy Spirit living within us as baptized believers. And we also have the witness and intercession of all the angels and Saints in heaven who have gone before us, all working together to worship the Father, Son and Holy Spirit with us. What a wonderful God we have, who comes to us Himself and also inspires and empowers His creatures to support one another, as we travel through this life on earth during our pilgrimage to heaven! 

  • Faith-sharing/Study Group will NOT meet this Tuesday, October 4.

  • 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.