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  • October 25, 2020 from Fr. Steve

        We are now in the change of seasons. Some are experiencing what I did yesterday during my run on a hiking trail next to this river. Only a small bit of ice was evident on this fast flowing water. Lower ground elevations were grass or leave covered, but as I went higher up there was snow. Some of you already have snow that has stayed on the ground.
        We also go through different seasons in the church liturgical year, such as Christmas, Easter, Lent and Ordinary time. One thing that never changes, no matter which season we happen to be in, is God's love for us! And He is always offering us His Mercy and Forgiveness. We may focus more on one theme during different seasons but God is changeless and He is always waiting for us to say yes to Him in Jesus Christ our Savior. He is Love itself and wants us to share in the joy of our Creator by living in intimate union with Him by trust and worship. We can experience no greater peace than we can get from knowing Him.
         In todays Gospel reading (Matthew 22:34-40), Jesus proclaims and ties together all the commandments under the 2 greatest ones. "You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind....You shall love your neighbor as yourself". We then, have the responsibility and opportunity to pray and ask God for His Holy Spirit's help in seeking His will in all things. From there we can ask His guidance in how to love our neighbor as ourselves. We each have unique lives and circumstances, so each of us is called to follow Jesus' command in the particular surroundings that God has placed us. There is no shortage of practical, concrete ways that we can love and help one another as followers of Christ!
        

  • Visiting St. John's Church

    If you have stopped by church and have encountered locked doors, I am sorry you have encountered this by surprise. This is not something we wanted to do, given the fact that people stop by at various times. It was something that was necessary in order to give everyone the opportunity to come to Mass once again safely. We have to disinfect the pews, door handles, etc after each Mass to prepare for the next group attending Mass. Please go to the Diocesan website if you wish to read the safe protocols we are required to follow. Thank you for cooperating and respecting one another as we navigate these new circumstances we are living in.
  • 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.

  • IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SUPPORT YOUR PARISH IN THIS DIFFICULT TIMe

    Thank you to those who have mailed, dropped off in Rectory mailbox and sent your contributions electronically. They are greatly appreciated!
    You can mail in your contributions or submit them electronically at the following link.

    https://www.dioceseduluth.org/parishoffertory

    The Diocese is collecting online contributions which will be forwarded to St. John's and Holy Rosary Parishes. We are in the process of setting up our own online giving. This will be something we can use, not only during the pandemic, but also going forward in the future. This will be a personal option for those who would like to give electronically rather than write a check. Look for future updates regarding this project. Thank you very much for helping us to pay our bills, even as we realize you may be struggling financially too. Anything you can do is
    GREATLY APPRECIATED. If anyone is in need of help, please call the parish office.



     

  • Livestream Mass and in person Mass times. Visitors welcome. Please bring your mask.


    October 26 - Monday - NO Mass Today
    October 27 - Tuesday  8:15 a.m. (+H.R.Havener)
    October 28 - Wednesday 8:15 a.m. (+Bill Swanson)    -Adoration 8:45-9:45 a.m
    October 29 - Thursday 8:15 a.m. (+John Vekich)
    October 30 - Friday - No Mass
    October 31 - Saturday 5:00 p.m. (+Carol Gervais)
    November 1 - Sunday 9:00 a.m. (+Charlotte Maciejewski)

     
    PLEASE NOTE:
    MASS RESERVATIONS HAVE BEEN HELPFUL ON SATURDAY & SUNDAY FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING
    BUT WE HAVE NOT BEEN FILLING UP, EVEN WITHIN SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES, SO IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO SIGN UP, YOU ARE STILL WELCOME
    (If you have signed up, you have a confirmed reservation. Please come)

    We have been given permission from the Diocese to begin having public Mass with a 50% capacity,  under strict protocols which are in place to protect the health of all.

    If you are sick, vulnerable or uncomfortable coming, please stay home. Also, people 65 or older are encouraged  to stay home if you judge that to be best for your health.
     
    1.If you come, please bring your own mask and wear it during Mass. If you have signed up, please come early so we can work out seating arrangements.
    2. Hand sanitizer is right inside door and in aisle, please use.
    3.Please maintain a 6 foot distance between those who are not of the same household.
    4. Two out of three pews have been taped off so they are not used.
    5. Large families should sit together in 1 pew.
    6. Two people of same household can sit on each of the outside ends of large pews. leaving the middle open for proper distancing.
    7. Single people please sit on the ends of   the  short pews in the rear.
    8. I will explain receiving communion at Mass. 
     
    IMPORTANT
    Instructions on how to reserve seating at Mass
    Click on HOME button above
    Select MASS SEATING RESERVATION
    complete the form
    Click SUBMIT
    Thank you
     
  • 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.

  • You can now watch St. John's live-streamed Masses here(WITHOUT a FACEBOOK account)  

    Instructions:
    1. Put your cursor over the Home button on the upper left side, it will have a drop down menu. Click on 3rd drop down text button.
  • This brings up our St. Johns/ Holy Rosary Church Facebook page

    Our church Facebook page will appear. You can ignore the sign-in box at bottom of facebook page. Click not now or no, if asked to join.
    2. Scroll down the page until you see the picture of the interior of the church with altar
    3.Wait until the scheduled Mass time, then refresh the page...Click on the refesh button on the top left on toolbar( it is a circular arrow).
    4.Livestream icon should appear and Mass will begin playing.
    5. If you click on center of video it will increase in size.

    --Masses are recorded, so you can also click on interior church picture to watch at other times.

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