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9 Days for Life 2017

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The U.S. bishops annual novena 9 Days for Life takes place Saturday, January 21 – Sunday, January 29. Pray for the respect and protection of all human life with new intentions, brief reflections, and more each day. Download the novena online, or participate through Facebook, email, text message or an app. Join at!

January 15, 2017 – 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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January 15, 2017

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time


“Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.”



The Annual

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

begins this Wednesday, January 18,

and concludes next Wednesday, January 25.

Let us join with other Christian churches

as we remember the 2017 theme,

~ The Love of Christ Compels Us ~

(2 Corinthians 5:14-20)



 Prayer for Christian Unity

Eternal Father,

we praise you for sending your Son to be one of us and to save us.

Look upon your people with mercy, for we are divided in so many ways,

and give us the Spirit of Jesus to make us one in love.

We ask this gift, loving Father, through Jesus Christ our Lord.





Catholic Faith Study January 30 – April 3

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Symbolon is a 10-part series that explains the teachings of the Church in easy-to-understand short lectures by dynamic Catholic speakers. See how Scripture is so closely connected to the Catholic faith and how to better understand Scripture in light of Catholic doctrine.

We will study….

  1. The Journey of Faith
  2. Divine Revelation
  3. The Bible
  4. The Story of Salvation
  5. Who Is Jesus?
  6. The Paschal Mystery
  7. The Holy Spirit and the Life of Grace
  8. Why do I Need a Church?
  9. Mary & the Saints
  10. The Last Things

Mondays 7pm – 8:30pm
January 30 – April 3

Meeting Room, Civic Center

$22 (Includes participant guide)


To sign up or if you have questions, please contact: 

Ashlee Rickert via text at 952-292-6231 or email

Call the Parish Office at 507-744-2829 OR email

Sign-up dues can be mailed to the office or put in the collection basket

Sponsored by the Parish Pastoral Council

Parish Family Bingo – January 15, 2017

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Please join us for Parish Family Bingo on Sunday, January 15th! Bring the whole family for a Sunday afternoon of fun, food and prizes. Invite your family and neighbors – everyone is welcome!

Bingo will be held in the Crusader Civic Center.

11:00am – lunch is available for purchase

Bingo games start at 12:00pm. Play bingo all afternoon for a cover charge of $3.00. Extra cards are available for $0.50 each.

Sponsored by the IC-CCW.

All parish families are asked to donate two NEW $2.00 prizes for Bingo Sunday. There is a box in the back of church for your donations.

2016 Giving Tree

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lafs-christmas-gifts-2016-smallOnce again, we will be participating in the Lonsdale Area Food Shelf Christmas Gift Program by sponsoring 4 families. This provides us the opportunity to provide Christmas joy to several families most in need within our community!

✢Wish list gift “bulbs” will be hung on a tree in the back of Church.

✢Each “bulb” lists an item to buy, along with age, male/female, suggested price range, and clothing size (if appropriate).

✢Please take a bulb (or several)!

✢No time to shop? Take a bulb and donate the money instead. Or donate to the general program to offset costs for families that aren’t adopted

✢Return unwrapped gifts & gift bulb(s) by December 4

Questions? Please contact Parish Life Ministry


Nine Days for Our State and Nation

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As we approach Election Day, we ask for God’s guidance. By prayerfully turning to our Father, we are reminded that our state and nation are dependent upon His continued blessing, and acknowledge His sovereignty over all things, our political action included. After all, our vote isn’t to be frivolously cast; rather, it is to be used to build up a more just society where all can flourish.

Please pray the Novena, which starts on Sunday, October 30 and was written by the Minnesota Catholic Conference. The Novena, including videos and other resources can be found at

Daily Novena Prayer (Begin each day with this prayer)

Virgin Mary, patroness of America, Please prepare our hearts as we take part in this year’s elections. Help us to humbly receive the wisdom of the Church, and to accept the importance of Her teachings in our lives and voting decisions. Guide us as we choose leaders who will best uphold the common good and the dignity of all. In your Son’s name, Amen.

October 30, 2016 – 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

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October 30, 2016

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Priesthood Sunday


“For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save what was lost.”


Ministry Appreciation Month

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.”

– Colossians 3:23


October is Ministry Appreciation Month. This is a special time to express our appreciation for the ministries God has placed in our churches to bless us. It will surely please our Lord, though, when we remember His faithful servants all year long. Let’s open our ears to hear His voice as we look for ways to bless those who serve us on God’s behalf.

Churches come in all sizes; however, all churches have one thing in common. In each there are hardworking people who are dedicated to keeping the wheels on the wagon. These servants of the Lord teach Religious Education, serve on committees, lead small groups, keep and maintain the building, serve at the Mass, work with the youth, lead worship, tally weekly collections, and so much more. Some of these amazing individuals cover several functions at the same time.

If asked, most church workers would say they do what they do to ensure that the message of Christ goes forward and the needs of the parishioners are met. But even though their work is “unto the Lord,” they richly deserve our gratitude and appreciation.

Thanking those who bring so much to our church experience can be simple and heartfelt…

…Use your words. You might be surprised how powerful a simple “thank you for all you do” can be. “A word spoken at the right time is like fruit of gold set in silver.” -Proverbs 25:11 There are individuals in our church body who assemble the bulletin each week, dust the pews, deliver the Word, sing in the choir, and take up the offering. Use your words to let them know how much you appreciate their work. A thank you might be just the encouragement they need!

…Be there in prayer. Praying for someone, asking God to bless and keep them and meet their needs is the most valuable gift you can give to those who labor for the Lord in your congregation. Prayer adds a supernatural element to your words and actions. It invokes God’s richest provision, protection, and blessings. Praying for our church leaders also makes us more sensitive when they are experiencing discouragement or difficult times.

On Priesthood Sunday, please pray for our priests, praising God for their courage and their generosity. Make your appreciation for your parish priest known. A simple note, a smile or a call to assure him of your care and gratitude for his presence in the life of your church will go a long way to serve the greater good of our wonderful and growing Catholic Church.

Encourage each other and build each other up.

– 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Tour of Cursillo through a German Dinner

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Are you missing JOY in your life?
Looking for a way to reconnect with God?
Are you wondering if you are living the life God has called you to live?
Come learn on a …Tour of Cursillo Through a German Dinner!

ashleerickertcursilloFeaturing Guest Speaker Ashlee Rickert

Join us at St. Michael’s Archangel Hall
Sunday, November 13th

4:00pm – Social and appetizers
4:45pm – Dinner

Cursillo is open to anyone ages 18 and over.

St. Michael’s Catholic Church is located at 16311 Duluth Avenue SE in Prior Lake

RSVP to Bev Ostertag at 952-440-9152 by November 9th if you wish to attend.

Parish Bazaar 2016 – Thank You!

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Wow, another great year with our Parish Bazaar! Thank you to everyone for all their time, talent and treasure to help our Parish. And thank you to our visitors and guests for joining us. It was a beautiful day!

We were featured in the Lonsdale News Review. Please read the article at IC Church hosts annual summer celebration

Church Bazaar August 7, 2016

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Bazaar Poster 2016 SmallOur annual Church Bazaar will be held Sunday, August 7. Everyone is welcome!

10:00am Polka Mass
featuring the IC Church Choir

Many fun things to do:

  • Games for kids – many NEW games this year!!
  • Bean Bag tournament by Knights of Columbus
  • Try your luck at the Raffle Wheel, Chance Booth or Split the Pot!
  • Book of Prizes – drawing at 5:00pm
  • Bingo
  • Homemade Czech baking goods
  • Country Market and Crafts
  • Used-a-Bit stand
  • and more!!

Live Entertainment featuring the Jolly P’s

Many food choices (food stands open at 10:30am):

  • Pork and Dumplings *NEW*
  • French Fries and Corn on the Cob *NEW*
  • Pie and Ice Cream *NEW*
  • Brats and Hot Beef Sandwiches *NEW*
  • Snack bar
  • Ice cream stand

Please join us!