FEBRUARY 17, 2019 – 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

FEBRUARY 17, 2019

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

  “Rejoice and leap for joy on that day! …Your reward will be great in heaven.”


 Congratulations and God Bless 

the Newly Confirmed Members of Our Parish Family


Joseph Daniel Cienciwa

Son of Michael & Allison Cienciwa


Olivia Helen Gergen

Daughter of Bradley & Jaime Gergen


Alexis Ann Gramley

Daughter of Todd & Bernadette Gramley


Adam Michael Malecha

Son of Steven & Heather Malecha

These students received the Sacrament of Confirmation

from Archbishop Bernard Hebda

on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at the Cathedral of St. Paul

5 Things Women Need to Know About Men

This month’s Lighthouse CD is 5 Things Women Need to Know about Men by Dr. Allen Hunt.

While in the Valentine’s Day mood, I wanted to offer a CD for couples this month.

What in the world is your husband thinking?  What really makes him tick?  In this talk, Dr. Allen Hunt shares the five things women most need to know about men.  Simple, helpful, and inspiring wisdom to enrich your marriage and relationships.

Dr. Allen Hunt is a nationally known speaker and bestselling author.  He leads a powerful marriage seminar titled: Passion and Purpose for Marriage, and this talk is part of that conference.

If it would be easier for you to listen to this (or any other Lighthouse CD talk) as an MP3, rather than on CD, please talk to me.

You are in my daily prayers.

God bless you,

Fr. Nick VanDenBroeke



























You are in my daily prayers.

May God bless you,

Fr. Nick VanDenBroeke




Please see the Bulletin insert from the LNMV CEC this weekend!

Feb 16-17  CSA Video/flyer


Baptism Congratulations


to Jacob & Jennifer (Mike) Rhein

on the Baptism of their daughter, Nora Rose

on Sunday, February 17, 2019


Love is patient, love is kind.

 It is not jealous, it is not pompous,
It is not inflated, it is not rude,

 it does not seek its own interests,
it is not quick-tempered,

 it does not brood over injury,
it does not rejoice over wrongdoing

but rejoices with the truth.
It bears all things, believes all things,

hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never fails.


Prayer for Married Couples

Almighty and eternal God,

You blessed the union of husband and wife
So that we might reflect the union of Christ with his Church:
look with kindness on us. Renew our marriage covenant.
Increase your love in us, and strengthen our bond of peace
so that we may always rejoice in the gift of your blessing.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.



Grant me, O Lord my God,
A mind to know you, A heart to seek you,
Wisdom to find you, Conduct pleasing to you,
Faithful perseverance in waiting for you,
And a hope of finally embracing you.



“Eternal Father,

I offer you the most precious blood of the Divine Son, Jesus,

in union with the Masses said throughout the world today,

for all the Holy Souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere,

for sinners in the universal Church, for those in my home

and in my family. Amen”

-St. Gertrude the Great

“Lent is a fitting time for self-denial;

we would do well to ask ourselves what we can give up

and enrich others by our own poverty.” –Pope Francis



Please note that our IC-CCW will be receiving funds from the CARDBOARD RECYCLING at Mackenthun’s during the months of February and March!


SAVE THE DATE – Totus Tuus is coming to our 3 parishes

the week of June 23 through 29

– More information will follow…

TOTUS TUUS is a fun and energetic parish based summer catechetical program, for both grade school age children & junior & senior high school youth.


Teaching Parish Seminarian

Mitchell McLaughlin

December 8-9

January – NONE

February 16-17

April 14-15 also Triduum

May 11-12





FAST AND ABSTINENCE is to be observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. These are days of fast, and abstinence from meat. Fasting is having only one full meal, with the option of also having two smaller meals that do not equal a full meal, for all Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59, inclusive.


All Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence from meat for all who have reached their 14th birthday.


We are once again participating in the Catholic Relief Service (CRS) program “Operation Rice Bowl”. The www.CRSRiceBowl.org website is full of stories and tips! During Lent, we are asked to occasionally eat the sort of meal people in poor countries have, and place the money saved in the rice bowl (available in the back of church). You may also use the envelope included in your giving packet. At the end of Lent, this money will be sent to CRS for its work in helping the poor in mission lands.


This Lent, join the Walk with Jesus Lenten Challenge. The walk is a twice-weekly

reflection program (beginning March 5th) that places a special emphasis on the

Way of the Cross. It is designed to help people focus on their spirituality so they

can grow in faith during these 40 days of Lent.

Join the challenge by visiting www.4lpi.com/LentReflections today.



~~Franciscan Retreats & Spirituality Center-Prior Lake~~

To register or for more info: www.franciscanretreats.net or 952-447-2182.

~~Christ the King Retreat Center~~

621 First Ave. South, Buffalo, MN (763) 682-1394 –www.kingshouse.com

~~Relevant Radio 1330AM~~                     

Program your dial to Catholic radio-Listen online at www.relevantradio.com

~~Retrouvaille ~~

Call (651) 464-5855, or visit www.helpourmarriage.com, or www.tcr-mn.org

~~Faribault Area Hospice ~~

Groups meet at District One Hospital lower level. Call 507-332-4837 for info

~~Area Regional Bereavement Support Group~~

St. Wenceslaus Church, 215 East Main St, in New Prague.

For more information call Deacon Bob Wagner at 952-758-0463.

~ Parkinson’s Support Group ~

4th Tuesday of every month from 1:00-2:30 PM at the New Prague Public Library.

For more information contact Betty Tupy 952-758-3924.



Dave & Mary McFadden 744-5341




Pope Francis’ 2019 Monthly Intentions


Evangelization – Christian

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