Fr. Ron Weyrens

Pastor

In the Star Trek series, the Next Generation, Jean-Luc Picard, the captain of the starship Enterprise, would give the command “engage” to send the crew to its next adventure. “Engage”, at noon, June 30, One In Christ ​

Area Catholic Community began its journey. ​

 

A ship is ​one of the ​ images for ​ the Church. Jesus is with us as we ​ navigate the calm waters and ​ especially in the turbulent waters, ​ offering us his reassuring love and ​ protection. Perhaps we can imagine ​ a spaceship as an image for the ​ Church, as we face challenges in ​ what seems like warp speed.​

 

As your pastors, Fr. Tom, Fr. Doug, and I join you in this exciting new venture. While our rotating of weekend Masses provides variety for all involved, it will be a challenge for us to get to know you. On behalf of ​

Fr. Tom and Fr. Doug, I thank you for your warm reception. Consider having fun making a name tag to wear at ​parish functions. ​

 

Our ACC Planning Council has been developing strategies for: Stewardship, RCIA and Evangelization, Young Adults, and Worship. Currently the council is looking for parishioners to help carry out the vision. If interested in ​

any of the above areas, please contact your parish office. ​

 

Today begins the first edition of our joint bulletin. The bulletin will capture event highlights in our ACC. Over the weeks various voices will write in this column, giving a perspective of ministry and/or life. Take the time to visit​ our website for more news from the parishes. Contact parish offices to make sure you are on the list for emails ​ and texts. Also check out Facebook pages. And yes, there will also be phone calls, so make sure we have your ​phone number! ​

 

While we venture together in new directions, we are also challenged to uphold or to reimagine the traditions of ​ each parish. Being in uncharted space hiccups will happen. All questions and answers are not known. Patience and understanding will help us greatly as we develop this ​new vision of pastoral ministry.​

 

Sacred Heart of Jesus, guide us; Mary, mother of God, pray for us; St. Francis Xavier, pray for us; St. Stephen, pray for us. Come Holy Spirit inspire our ACC! ​

 

Fr. Ron

St. Francis Xavier Parish    

219 2nd Street North

P.O. Box 150

Sartell, MN 56377     ​

Phone: (320) 252-1363

information@stfrancissartell.org

Staff Contacts

Parish Contacts

Parish Office Hours (Sept. - May):

Monday thru Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Closed over the lunch hour 12 - 1 pm

 

Summer Parish Office Hours (June - Aug.):

Monday thru Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Fridays 8:00 am—Noon

Weekend Mass Schedule:
Saturday: 5:00 pm

Sunday: 9:30 am

Weekday Mass:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:00 am
Friday - 8:30 am (during the School year)

Reconciliation: Saturday 4:00 to 4:30 pm​

Rosary: Wednesday & Friday -

20 minutes prior to Mass

One in Christ Area Catholic Community

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