It is with much joy and gratitude to God that we welcome Mother Mary Regina and the sisters of Filiae Laboris Mariae to the parish. As was announced a few weeks ago, after months of discussion, Archbishop Hebda extended a formal invitation for Mother to permanently relocate their foundational house to the convent here at All Saints. The presence of the sisters at Masses and other parish events, as well as their assistance with catechetical instruction for the youth, will be a great blessing for the parish for years to come.
The parish will sponsor another food packing event for the sick in Haiti. Come help achieve the goal of packing 14,000 meals in two hours at the Ukrainian Center on 301 Main Street (near All Saints) on Saturday, March 23 from 10:30 AM –12:30 PM (perhaps attend the 9:00 Mass beforehand).
Meals will be shipped to Sacred Heart Hospital in Milot, Haiti. A contingent of five people is needed for setup from 8:30-10:30 AM. It was a lot of fun last year and this is great corporal work of mercy for Lent. For more info, contact Bob Hanten at (763) 575-7810. Thank you!
The Parish Lenten Mission is scheduled for April 4-6, preached by Fr. John Perricone. A priest from the metro-New York area for almost 45 years, Fr. Perricone is an experienced retreat-master, professor, and homilist; some of his retreats, lectures, and recollections can be found at www.keepthefaith.org. All are encouraged to attend all or part of the mission, and bring your friends!
The daily mission program is the same as the monthly recollections, with two sermons, exposition, Rosary and Benediction. The mission schedule is as follows:
Thursday and Friday, April 4/5
6:30 PM Low Mass
7:30-9:00 PM Mission
Saturday, April 6
9:00 AM Low Mass
10-11:30 AM Mission
Fr. Perricone will also preach at the Masses on Sunday, April 7, and offer the solemn Mass at 10:30 AM.
Envelopes for the Appeal will be available in the vestibule Sunday, February 24. Information on the twenty ministries this appeal supports can be found online at www.csafspm.org, which may assist in consideration of the best way to lend support.