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|From Fr. Ortega|
|"I have received and accepted the resignation of Matthew Davis as Youth Minister of our Five Parishes. I am grateful for the gifts he brought to this ministry and wish him well as he undertakes a new position. Matthew and his wife are expecting their first child in July so please join me in blessing them and keeping them in our prayers."|
|Thank You to the CCW|
|Thank you to the St. Pius V CCW for their generous donation of funds to purchase new dinnerware for the lower level kitchen. This service for 324 people includes dinner plates, soup/salad bowls, dessert plates and cups with 24 matching serving platters and 24 serving bowls. The funds also went towards an updated hand washing sink in the kitchen, more silverware, serving trays, dishwasher racks and many other much needed kitchen items. Be sure and check out the new dishes the next time you are enjoying a meal here at St. Pius V.|
|How to Pray the Liturgy|
|On Tuesday, may 21st after the 8:00 AM Mass, Fr. Leonard Siebenaler will have an instructional meeting on how to Pray the Liturgy of the Hours and the Divine Office. This will be at St. Pius V in the lower level. All are welcome.|
|Wednesday, June 5th
St. Pius V Lower Level
To schedule call Karen
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|Archdiocesan Marriage Day Celebration
Saturday, June 8, 2013
10:00 AM at the Cathedral of St. Paul
|Honoring all married couples but especially those celebrating silver and golden anniversaries in the 2013 calendar year. Married couples are invited to join The Most Reverend John C. Nienstedt for Mass, renewal of vows and a short reception. All married couples can receive a certificate signed by Archbishop Nienstedt. All requests for a certificate must be made in writing by June 1, 2013. Click here for more information.|
|Thank you to everyone who has given so generously to the Catholic Services Appeal. If you have not yet returned your appeal envelope, please fill it out and drop it at the parish office even if you are not able to give at this time.|
|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.
|Habitat for Humanity to
Build Home in Cannon Falls
|The Goodhue County Habitat for Humanity will be building a home in Cannon Falls this summer. St. Pius V is looking for a crew of volunteers who can participate in this project as well as a key contact person. Call the parish office at 507-263-2578 or email if you want to sign up. Habitat for Humanity builds affordable housing, answering Christ's call to shelter those in need of a helping hand.
St. Pius V volunteer workday will be on Wednesday, July 24th to frame and sheath the garage walls.
|Two Year Course at the
Harry J. Flynn Catechetical Institute
|This fall, the Archbishop Harry J. Flynn Catechetical Institute will begin another two-year course. The classes will be held at the Church of the Epiphany in Coon Rapids. Under the direction of Mr. Jeff Cavins and taught by some of the best instructors in the Twin cities, the program follows the four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church and will make sense of all things Catholic, deepen your faith, and lay out the roadmap to heaven. The classes are divided into four eleven-week modules and meet on Monday evenings, 7:00-9:00 PM, with two Saturday morning formative sessions per module. Applications are now being accepted through June 1, 2013 for the class beginning in September. For more information and an application, call 651-962-5028 or visit www.saintpaulseminary.org.|
|We have recently formed an Elevator Committee that will be meeting on a regular basis during the next few months to plan for the location and installation of an elevator for access to and from the basement level. We believe that the installation of an elevator will solve a much needed access issue, and also enhance the use and enjoyment of our entire Parish facility.
Funding is being provided for by donations from individual contributions from Parish members. We will learn more about actual costs after we have received firm construction bids for the work.
If you have an opinion or information that you would like to share with the committee, please send a note to the parish office directed to the Elevator Committee or contact a member directly. The members of the Committee are listed below:
Matthew Kelly's book Rediscover Catholicism was given out as a gift to all parishioners at all Christmas Eve/Day Masses as part of the Rediscover: initiative that was launched throughout the Archdiocese at Christmas. This initiative reaches out to Catholics and invites us to find meaning and purpose in life through our shared faith. Extra copies of the book are available at church entrances if you don't yet have one or if you need more than one. There is also a kiosk in the back of the church with more information.
|How to register for the St. Pius V Book Club/Speaker Series:
Visit Rediscover-faith.org the online home for Rediscover: Here there are links to social media, handy event listings and exciting mulitmedia material, including videos from Father Robert Barron and Matthew Kelly, both of whom will be among those at the Rediscover: Catholic Celebration on October 12, 2013 at the Saint Paul RiverCentre.
|Celebrating the Year of Faith|
|Men's Therapy Group|
|Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis is now offering a therapy group for men. This therapy group will deal with:
Group will be facilitated by Steven Roecklein, Therapist; 612-388-3588.
Catholic Charities accepts most insurance and provides sliding-fee scale payments for uninsured participants.
For more information contact: Jean (Intake Counselor) at 651-647-3186 for costs and coverage.
|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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