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|Elevator Construction Project|
|The elevator constructiion project will soon be completed. The ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, December 22nd at 8:15am on the south side of the church. There will be refreshments available following the 8:30am Mass. All are welcome.|
|Fruit Basket Ministry|
|On Saturday, December 7th, grades 6-10 will be making fruit baskets in the lower level for our Fruit Basket Ministry. Parishioners are asked to stop after all Masses and pick up a fruit basket (maps included) and drop it off on the way home.|
|Memorials for Christmas Plants|
|Memorials for Christmas plants and decorations can be obtained by filling out a form found at church entrances. Be sure and write in the name of who the memorial is for and from and drop it off at the parish office along with $18. The plants/decorations will be used to decorate the church for the Christmas season.|
|Confession Schedule for December
|There will be extra confessions scheduled during Advent. They are as follows:
Click here for a complete listing of additional confessions during Advent and the Mass schedule for Christmas Eve through New Year's Day for the 5 parishes.
|Coat, Hat, Glove, Blanket, Quilt Collection|
|There is a large box in the Bride's Room (on the south side of the front entrance of the church) for donations of good clean usable coats, hats, gloves, blankets and/or quilts. This box will be available through the weekend of December 7th & 8th.|
|Travel to Kitui, Kenya in October, 2014|
|You are invited to apply to participate in the archdiocesan partnership delegation to Kitui, Kenya on October 1-15, 2014. Meet new friends or renew acquaintances with the Kenyas who have visited our parish. Experience new culture, witness a vibrant faith, and celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Solidarity Partnership between the Diocese of Kitui, Kenya, and our archdiocese. Space on the delegation is limited, so contact Joyce Lorentz at 507-263-2452 if you are interested and for more information.|
|We are asking our parish family to consider making their gift purchases through the Gift Shop here at St. Pius V. Proceeds from items purchased from the Gift Shop from April 1st, 2013 through the end of the year will go towards the Living Water Project. This project will help to build five earthen reservoirs and dams which hold the scarce rain that falls in the drought stricken area of Kitui, Kenya. If you have questions about an item or don't see what you would like to purchase, please give Joyce Lorentz a call at 507-263-2452. If you need to order an item, please place your order at least two weeks in advance. Living Water Project calendars are available at church entrances.
The Gift Shop is located in the Sacristy. Enter through the south door of the church, walk past the Parish Office door to the open door on your left or if you are coming from the lower level, walk up the stairs and through the open door at the top.
|Events Throughout the Archdiocese|
|The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has many events coming up in the next several months. They are at many different locations throughout the area. Click here to see the listing and to get more information about any that may be of interest to you.|
|Counseling Services at Catholic Charities|
|Catholic Charities provide services to the separated and divorced which include: information and referral, support group facilitator training, Prepare/Enrich inventory, Second Marriage Seminar, newsletter and divorce education.
They provide a full range of adoption and post-adoption services inlucluding specialized couseling to individuals and families.
Catholic Services has offices in St. Paul, Red Wing, Faribault, Monticello, Chanhassen, Burnsville and Blaine for individual, family or couple counseling. They also have Spanish-speaking counseling services in designated areas.
Catholic Charities accepts most health insurance providers for counseling services. If a person doesn't have insurance, they have reduced and sliding fee options to make counseling affordable.
Their long-distance counseling intake number is 885-297-9262.
Counseling Services: 651-647-3186
Separated and Divorced: 651-647-3126
Adoption Services: 651-647-3103
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