Ego te baptizo – January 2019

Cecilia Bernadette Andrus, of Luke and Katie Andrus

Benedict Raymond Driver, of Daniel and Sarah Driver

Theodore David Loomis, of Chris and Deanna Loomis

Ada Lea Torpin, of Richard and Jena Torpin

“Super Bowl” February 24

Have a pre-Lenten “super bowl” and a relaxed afternoon at Flaherty’s Bowl in Arden Hills on Sunday, February 24 starting at 2:00 PM! Please bring a chili or hearty soup to share (potluck style) – we’ll have a contest for the best chili and a prize. Home-brewers are invited to showcase their beer. More details to follow in the coming weeks, but mark the calendar now and plan to attend!

Direct Deposit is now available!

Direct Deposit is now available!

Weekly or monthly donations and tithes can now be made via direct deposit! This can be done by clicking on the new “Online Giving” link. The link is user-friendly and should be self-explanatory.

  • To set up recurring donations, click the “First Time?” button and create an account. 
  • One-time “Quick” gifts are also possible through this link without logging in.
  • A ConnectNow Giving App can also be downloaded to the phone.

While direct deposit is encouraged (45% of the parish is enrolled), check and cash donations are still welcome. As the envelope system has been discontinued, for cash donations to be credited for tax purposes, please be sure to put your name and address on the envelope that is used so it can be identified and recorded. Thank you!

Pack ‘n’ Purge – Saturday, January 26

With the preparation for the Parish Center demolition in its final stages, volunteers are needed to help clear the building out for either storage or trash. A “pack ’n’ purge” work day has been scheduled for Saturday, January 26 following the morning Mass, hosted by the men of the St. Joseph’s guild. The salvage yards have been through the building and the library has already been moved to the convent, so most of the work entails packing and moving items to the semi-trailer for longterm storage or on-site in the garages. It will be a full afternoon of manual labor. While many hands make light work, due to some hazards involved with the building and this project, it is requested that young children not participate in this event. Thank you!

Blessing for Expecting Mothers

Any expecting mother is most encouraged to receive the special pregnancy blessing. Please ask one of the priests if you have not yet received this blessing.

Projects Update

A dampener was installed on the HVAC system which has significantly reduced the blower noise. Do you (not) hear what I (do not) hear? 

A new digital carillon bell system is due for installment and will replace the old tape system. 

The hazardous materials report for the Parish Center will be completed by early January which will enable the demolition bids to be finalized.