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It highlights the wide variety of worship, ministry and service opportunities available.
We invite you to learn more about our faith community, and welcome you to celebrate the Eucharist with us.
News & Events
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Transformed by faith and sent in service to all.” The Appeal supports ministries that affect you, your family and your greater parish community. Please make a gift today. Every dollar raised goes directly to ministries that support our Catholic faith and is not used for any other purpose.
Visit www.stcdio.org/annualappeal or mail a gift to: Bishop’s Annual Appeal, P.O. Box 1538, St. Cloud, MN 56302.
Anyone who wishes to bring forward a complaint of sexual misconduct on the part of church personnel is encouraged to contact a victim advocate who will assist the person to take whatever steps the victim feels are appropriate to resolve the issue. (Confidentiality is assured to anyone who speaks with them.)
Victim Assistance Advocates for the Diocese of St.Cloud are:
Roxann Storms, MSW, LICSW, FT, (320) 248-1563
Jane Blee: St. Cloud (320) 251-3430
Tom Klecker: St. Joseph (320) 253-2866
Peggy Rezac: Fergus Falls (218) 731-5528 Rev.
Stanley Wieser: Wheaton (español) (320) 815-9696
Jennifer Wirz: Central MN (320) 339-0622
Bishop's statements regarding COVID-19
To read Bishop Kettler’s recent statements regarding the Coronavirus, go to http:// thecentralminnesotacatholic.org/. In addition, the
diocese is maintaining and regularly updating a “Coronavirus Update” page at http://stcdio.org/ coronavirus-update. The page features the latest messages from the diocese, prayers, and links to resources from the Minnesota Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Lent is a time of reflection and renewal. It is when we are reminded of Christ’s journey to Calvary and the great sacrifice he made to save us from our sins. We deeply appreciate the sacrifices you make in order to support diocesan ministries, your parish and worthy causes in our communities.
FoodShare March Campaign. Learn more at ccstcloud.org - Thank you
Support farmers in Central America by purchasing Fair Trade coffee, chocolate and tea after Mass the first weekend of the month in the Gathering Place. Thank you for using your purchasing to live out your faith.
The Sartell Community Gardens has a number of openings. Cost is $25.00 for a 20’x20’ plot. If interested, please call Dennis Molitor at 252-7055 for more information! Gardens are located near Oak Ridge School.
Central MN Catholic Magazine
The Central MN Catholic, our Catholic Diocesan magazine, is provided to each home in our parish and is billed to the parish as part of our annual diocesan assessment. If you would like to donate funds to help offset the cost to the parish for your subscription, please use the pink envelope from your packet (still marked with the prior newsletter name St. Cloud Visitor) or a separate envelope marked “Central MN Catholic” and list your name. Make checks payable to the parish. The suggested annual subscription is $20. This magazine is a valuable tool to keep abreast of what is happening in our Diocese.
In Times of Great Need
The Memorare (pronounced “memo-are-a”) is an ancient prayer of the Catholic Church that calls upon the Blessed Mother in time of need. It was written in the 15th century and continues to be prayed by Catholics trusting the intercession of our Blessed Mother Mary to her Son, Jesus Christ. We invite all to include this prayer in your personal daily prayers and/or pray it with your family. State your need to your Blessed Mother, then pray:
The Memorare to the Blessed Virgin Mary
Remember, O most
gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known
that anyone who fled to
thy protection, implored
thy help, or sought thy
intercession was left
unaided. Inspired with
this confidence, I fly unto
thee, O Virgin of virgins,
my Mother. To thee do I
come, before thee I
stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word
Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy
hear and answer me. Amen
Mass & Reconciliation
Saturday: 5 pm
Sunday: 8:30 & 10:30 am
Word & Communion
Monday 8 am
Tuesday-Thursday 8 am
Friday 9 am
(June-August) Friday Mass 8 am
20 minutes prior to Mass
Saturdays at 4:00pm
Additional Times prior to Easter & Christmas
SFX 9:30 am.
Daily & Sunday Mass
have been Suspended
Make the switch to e-giving one-time donations and reoccurring gifts. It’s safe, easy, secure, and convenient, and it offers consistency the parish consistency for planning and budgeting.
Click “Donate” or call Adam Vonderahe for help switching to e-giving.
Parish Operations and Finances
The parish office is effectively closed until further notice. However, parish expenses will continue to be incurred and paid, making our Mass collections and your gifts of treasure still very much needed throughout this challenging time. We know that supporting the St. Francis Xavier community is important to you and understand that the impact of the spread of COVID-19 may financially hamper individuals and families. The mission of the Catholic Church, our work supporting members and our community, will not stop because of this public health emergency. Therefore, we ask that as you are able, please continue to support your parish community and mail your weekly contribution envelopes, go to our website and make a one-time donation, or sign up for automated electronic giving.
There are other secure ways to make your gift via eGiving through Vanco:
Go to the App Store or Google Play and search for “GivePlus” to download the app for free. Or for an even faster way to give, you may donate by text.
To donate via text, text the dollar amount you wish to give to 844-257-8581. Including a dollar sign, for example: $50. Follow the link to register your contact and payment information. For an instructional video to see how easy it is to use these methods, click the link here: video or go to https:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nj7AiH6rty0 Please remember to continue to pray for all those affected by illness, their caregivers and public officials working to keep us all safe.
“Truly I tell you, just as you did it for one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.” Matthew 25.40
Are you or someone you know in need of assistance with picking up groceries or other necessary items? There are a number of volunteers from St. Francis Xavier willing to bring these items to you. They will call you, set up a time to stop by to get your list and your money, shop for you, then deliver to your doorstep.
Please call Deb Rudolph, Pastoral Associate at the Parish Office at 252-1363 with questions or assistance.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Monday, March 30th from
“Quiet Time,” Sit with the Lord
This will continue during this difficult time, please adhere to social
distancing. Thank you.