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Sunday July 4 - 8 AM MASS ONLY
Due to road closings for the 4th of July parade in Delano, Mass times for the weekend of July 3-4 will be: Saturday, July 3 at 5:00 pm Sunday, July 4 at 8:00 am Weekend Masses at our St Peter Campus

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Free movie - UNPLANNED

Posted on June 18, 2021 in: General News

Free movie - UNPLANNED
Unplanned is an inspiring true story of a woman’s journey from being involved in over 22,000 abortions to becoming one of the most ardent pro-life speakers in America.   A powerful movie.   See image below for information on the showing this week and next.

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Daily Mass Schedule - Week of June 21
With the majority of our parish staff traveling to Kansas City for a conference this week -- and the rest of the Archdiocesean priests attending a presbyterial assembly in Winona -- please note the daily Mass times this week: Daily Mass on Wednesday and Friday only, June 23 and June 25 ...

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Girls' Youth Summer Camp 2021

Posted on June 10, 2021 in: General News

Girls' Youth Summer Camp 2021
June 21 - 24 Girls ages 9-14 For information and registration, please go to  Schoenstatmn.com Or scan the QR code in the flyer image above!

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Pietra Fitness for Women

Posted on June 10, 2021 in: General News

Pietra Fitness for Women
Wednesday, June 16 7:00 - 8:30 pm St Joseph Campus ~ Handzel Hall Free!

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Sunday Mass dispensation to lift July 1
Minnesota’s Catholic bishops have reinstated Catholics’ obligation to attend Sunday Mass and holy days of obligation, beginning the weekend of July 3-4. Come join us for weekend Mass on Saturdays at 5:00 pm or on Sundays at 8:00 am or 10:00 am.  Traveling out of the area?  C...

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Adoration Chapel at ST JOSEPH CAMPUS
Adoration is in the church at our St. Joseph Campus Stop by anytime Sunday 12:00 pm - Saturday 4:00 pm to refresh, adore and pray with Christ The elevator entrace will be open from 6:00 am - 8:00 pm daily We are currenty in need of Adorers at the following times; if available,...

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School Garden Angels Requested
Hello St. Max Families! Our St Max Kolbe School is requesting your service:  they are looking for “Garden Angels” to help keep the front garden at St. Max School watered and looking beautiful this summer! Can your family can give 20 minutes of time to water the plants in front...

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Congratulations High School Seniors
Congratulations to our 2021 High School Seniors! We are proud of their achievement, and we thank Father Kowalczyk and our College Ministry Team for hosting the Baccalaureate Mass and reception this past week. To learn more about our College Ministry program, check us out St Max College Mi...

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Parish Offices MOVED!

Posted on June 04, 2021 in: General News

Parish Offices MOVED!
Amidst the high heat and road construction, our parish office moved from our St Peter Campus to our St Joseph Campus this week.   Staff is busy unpacking and getting the new offices organized and welcoming, so the office will be CLOSED through Wednesday, June 16. We will be checking voice...

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Special Morning Mass - Saturday June 12
Come celebrate and worship with us on the Feast of The Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary Saturday, June 12 9:00 AM Saint Peter Campus Mass will be said in the Ordinary Form in Latin ...which is different than the Extraordinary Form in Latin Mass celebrated on 1st Saturdays...

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River Street Jam - June 5

Posted on May 28, 2021 in: General News

River Street Jam - June 5
Come support our St Max Kolbe School by attending River Street Jam on June 5. Proceeds benefit our awesome St. Max Kolbe School!

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Rumors

Posted on May 28, 2021 in: General News

Rumors
Did you hear that.....   Recently someone called to ask if a rumor they heard was true - THANK YOU for asking! What was the rumor?  That St. Joseph Rectory was going to be bulldozed. We are here to clarify -- THAT IS NOT TRUE.  We are not bulldozing the rectory.  (In ...

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Confessional Box - back in use!
Confessions will once again be heard in the confessional box at the back of the church. Some adjustments have been made to the box at St. Peter Campus so be sure to read and follow the instructional signs :) Namely: Father will be seated in the section that was previously used for 'b...

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Summer Mass & Location Schedule
Please note the CHANGES BEGINNING June 5!  

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Financial Update - Month-End 04/30/2021
Thank you for your offering. For questions concerning these financials, please contact our bookkeeper, Marie Bauman, at marie@stmaxkolbechurch.org or at 763-972-2077 x 226. 

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Mass on Friday April 30 at 9:30 am
There will be no school Mass on Friday, April 30th, so we are able to accommodate the public! Mass will be at 9:30 am on the Campus of St Peter.  (no confessions that morning)  

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St Max Kolbe School HIRING

Posted on April 23, 2021 in: General News

St Max Kolbe School HIRING
St. Max School has openings for several elementary teachers for the 2021-2022 school year.  We are looking for energetic, faith-filled teachers who would like to be a part of the St. Max School team.  For more information, please check out the full job description on the Archdiocese ...

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Financial Update - Month-End 03/31/2021
For any questions related to these figures, please contact our bookkeeper, Marie Bauman, at marie@stmaxkolbechurch.org or at 763-972-2077 x 226.   Thank you for your generosity.  

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April 17 - Cemetery Clean Up and Beautification
Calvary (St. Peter) & St. Joseph Cemeteries Needs Your Help Catholic United Financial is supplying the funds for supplies and repairs of our cemeteries.  Come to volunteer your time and rakes to keep our cemeteries beautiful for our parish and the community. Meet on Saturday April 17...

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Easter Thank You!

Posted on April 09, 2021 in: General News

Easter Thank You!
Thank you to all who helped decorate so beautifully our parish for Easter! With several talented regular volunteers taking the lead, and many others who graciously stepped forward to help, our church looks and smells beautiful and clearly shows, "He is risen!  He is risen indeed!" ...

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Divine Mercy Sunday - April 11

Posted on April 08, 2021 in: General News

Divine Mercy Sunday - April 11
If you'd like to attend a Divine Mercy Sunday prayer event, here's a link to show churches in the area hosting one: Divine Mercy Sunday Events   For the sake of his sorrowful passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.  

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May 4th Meeting

Posted on April 08, 2021 in: General News

May 4th Meeting
A new ministry is forming called, "Respect Life Ministry", which is for adults who want to come together to support respect for human life through all stages, from natural conception to natural death. We invite all interested persons to a meeting on Tuesday May 4th at 7:00 p.m. in&...

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New Sunday Mass Times!

Posted on April 02, 2021 in: General News

New Sunday Mass Times!
Beginning April 11, we will add a 3rd Mass on Sundays in order to allow more people to attend Mass in the church. On a provisional basis, we are shifting Mass times to  7:30 AM 9:00 AM 11:00 AM We will try this through April and re-evaluate. We are happy more people are ret...

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1st Saturday Mass - Transferred to April 10
Reminder....due to the Easter Vigil falling on the first Saturday of April, we moved our 1st Saturday Devotional Mass to April 10...this Saturday! Rosary in Latin at 8:30 am Mass in the Extraordinary Form at 9:00 am Confessions at 10:00 am  

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UPDATE: 40 for 40 Spotlight: Altars
As we mentioned last week, Father K's wish for his recent birthday was to purchase some new vestments for the parish and to repair and repaint the high and side altars at St Peter's.  We previously shared how much good quality vestments cost (around $3500+ for a set), and i...

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After celebrating the Triduum and then his 40th birthday on April 5th, Father K will be taking the day off on Tuesday, April 6 so there will be no evening Mass or confession on that day. Daily Mass and confession will resume on Wednesday, April 7.    

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Seating for Holy Week

Posted on April 01, 2021 in: General News

Seating for Holy Week
Did you pre-register for Holy Week services? Church seating is full for all Holy Week services and seating has been pre-assigned. If you pre-registered to sit in the church, please check in with an usher and you will be directed to your pew. If you did not pre-register, you may sit anywhe...

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Adoration Closed During Triduum
Adoration closes at 6:00 pm on Holy Thursday

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7:00 pm Mass - March 25

Posted on March 18, 2021 in: General News

7:00 pm Mass - March 25
Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, March 25 7:00 pm on the Campus of St Peter Ordinary Form in Latin ~ booklets will be provided with Latin/English translation for those who'd like to follow along

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NO Daily Mass or Confession MARCH 23-24
Father K will be at an Archdiocesan retreat        There will be no DAILY Mass or confessions here, Tuesday March 23 or Wednesday March 24 All Mass intentions requested for the week will still be said by Father K in his daily private Mass. Nearby church with...

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Financial Update - Month-End 02/28/2021
Thank you for your continued generosity.

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Thank You for Supporting Life

Posted on March 12, 2021 in: General News

Thank You for Supporting Life
Youth from St. Max's "To Save a Life Ministry" recently presented a $354 check to Cornerstone Options for Women in St. Michael. They raised money through an online t-shirt and sweatshirt fundraiser; THANK YOU to all who purchased! Those pictured (L to R) are Jadyn Weinzierl, Ca...

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Solemnity of St. Joseph Mass - March 19
Mass will be celebrated at 7:00 pm on Friday, March 19 There will be no Stations of the Cross on Friday, March 19th as Mass will instead be celebrated at 7:00 pm in honor of the Solemnity of St. Joseph. 7:00 pm Campus of St. Peter Father Kowalczyk presiding As a reminder, the ...

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Daylight Savings Time - SUNDAY March 14
Friendly Reminder to 'spring forward' 1 hour this Sunday, March 14. If you forget and show up for Sunday Mass on the 'old time', you'll be able to pray quietly in the church as Mass will be over!      

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Calling All Cooks (or Delivery Persons)
Our Meal Ministry for Families in Need requests a few more cooks...or delivery persons! Our parish has some families who need meals prepared for them due to physical limitations (permanent or temporary).   We have a small group of people who make 1 meal every month for these famil...

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Seniors - "Keeping in Touch"

Posted on March 02, 2021 in: General News

Seniors -  "Keeping in Touch"
Senior Parishioners!  Did you know that the Delano Senior Center is open for business again?   They are offering limited activities, including coffee hour, daily lunch service, movies, knitting & crocheting, and other small gatherings.  You are welcome to stop in and say h...

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Request for Lawn Mowing Bids

Posted on February 24, 2021 in: General News

Request for Lawn Mowing Bids
REQUEST FOR LAWN MOWING BIDS The Cemetery Board for the Church of St. Maximilian Kolbe is requesting bids from qualified contractors to mow the cemeteries commonly known as St Peter’s Calvary Cemetery, St Joseph’s Cemetery, and St Peter’s “old” Cemetery.  Int...

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Confession Schedule

Posted on February 18, 2021 in: General News

Confession Schedule
"Confession is the soul's bath.  Even a clean and unoccupied room gathers dust; return after a week and you will see that it needs dusting again!"   St. Pio of Pietrelcina  

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This Lent - Surrender

Posted on February 17, 2021 in: General News

This Lent - Surrender
Do you ever find yourself worrying about things?  I do. Too often I let my heart become concerned with things I cannot change or have limited control of...choices other people make, comments spoken, the speed of the driver ahead of me, the weather, etc.  Some concerns are large, ot...

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Raise Money for our School While Shopping
Buy Gift Cards..get the Full Value Purchased... and Scrip Donates a % of Sales  to Our School See image below for details.  To make it easier for you, here's a quick link to the Scrip website   ShopWithScrip.com.  Once there, follow the instructions below be...

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Lent & Holy Week Schedule

Posted on February 12, 2021 in: General News

Lent & Holy Week Schedule
Postcards with times of Masses, Stations of the Cross, and Confession were mailed to all registered parishioners last week.   The schedule is also posted on our Home Page.   Perhaps post it on your refrigerator or bookmark the home page so you have the schedule handy :) &n...

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Free Ultrasound for Pregnant Mothers? Possibly!
Robbinsdale Women's Center provides life-saving help in life-changing ways. Robbinsdale Women’s Center is conducting Ultrasound Training for their nurse sonographers and they need ultrasound models! RWC is looking for models who are pregnant in their first trimester or seco...

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LAST DAYS TO ORDER ~ Apparel to Support Life
To Save a Life Ministry is selling apparel to save lives. St. Maximilian Kolbe's pro-life group, To Save a Life Ministry, is excited to announce that they are selling apparel to raise money for Options for Women Cornerstone in St. Michael. Super cute hoodies and t-shirts  will be sold...

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Catholic Services Appeal - 3 min VIDEO
Together in Hope Please watch this 3 minute video on the Catholic Services Appeal, with a message from Archbishop Hebda  CSA Video The Catholic Services Appeal Foundation partners with fellow Catholic to share Christ’s love with neighbors in need through ministries that serve t...

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The Bulletin Contains What?

Posted on January 28, 2021 in: General News

The Bulletin Contains What?
Readings & Psalm for Weekend Masses The Readings, Psalm, Gospel, Sanctus, and Agnus Dei are printed in the bulletin each week...and one can even be e-mailed to you Saturday morning!    If you're attending Mass in person, feel free to take a bulletin as you enter the chu...

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Be a Weekend Usher

Posted on January 22, 2021 in: General News

Be a Weekend Usher
Volunteer once a month! Our ushers have been doing a fantastic job assisting at weekend Masses, especially during this pandemic as their duties have changed a little.   Not only do they do a head-nod greeting as people enter, they help ensure safe seating in the church, bring ...

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Marriage Retreats ~ grow together

Posted on January 22, 2021 in: General News

Marriage Retreats ~ grow together
Listen with your spouse for God’s message of love... ....by exploring a Worldwide Marriage Encounter (WWME) weekend.   The next WWME weekends at the beautiful King's House Retreat Center in nearby Buffalo, MN are February 12 - 14 April 30 - May 2  ...

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Lent is coming...

Posted on January 22, 2021 in: General News

Lent is coming...
Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on February 17.  Postcards with the Lenten & Paschal Triduum schedule will be mailed within the next couple of weeks.   If you've had any change to your personal information that we have on file for you (name, address, marital status, pho...

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Snow Parking - Night Hours at Church
As the snow season continues, we would like to clarify where to park in the parking lot on our St. Peter's campus if there is a snow event, especially for those Adorers coming in the evening/night hours.   Please park in front of the narthex in the unmarked spots near Door...

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December 31, 2020 Collections

Posted on January 15, 2021 in: General News

December 31, 2020 Collections
Below are the financials for the month of December 2020.    If you have any questions, please contact our bookkeeper, Marie Bauman, at marie@delanocatholic.com or at 763-972-2077 x 226. Thank you for your continued generosity.    

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Catholic Schools Raffle is Here!

Posted on January 14, 2021 in: General News

Catholic Schools Raffle is Here!
Every dollar raised stays with our St Max Kolbe School!   Catholic Schools Raffle sponosored by Catholic United Financial               January 15 - February 28, 2021        Live drawing to be held on March 11, 2021 ...

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Easily Update your Information

Posted on January 08, 2021 in: General News

Easily Update your Information
Now Available ~ Update Cards for your Personal Information Having current and correct information on file for our parish family is helpful and necessary! If you have a change to your home address, phone number, or email - or if you've had a family status change (birth, divorce, marriage) -...

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FORMED is for everyone

Posted on January 08, 2021 in: General News

FORMED is for everyone
What's on FORMED? Have you checked out the videos, books, audio books, and programs on FORMED lately?  Great resources for Catholics, most of it free, and something for everyone, from children to teens to adults.  You can access the site on your smartphone, tablet or compu...

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Adoration Closed 9:45 am - 1:00 pm Saturday
Adoration will be closed this Saturday, January 9th from 9:45 am - 1:00 pm for the private funeral Mass of Dolly Secora.   May God grant eternal rest to all the faithful departed.   Normal Adoration Hours: Round the clock from Sunday 12:00 pm through Saturday 4:45 pm in...

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Your Helpful Feedback is Welcome

Posted on January 08, 2021 in: General News

Your Helpful Feedback is Welcome
? QUESTION, COMMENT, COMPLIMENT ? Do you have a question about the Catholic faith?  Is your name misspelled on your giving envelope? Do you like the communication provided in our Friday electronic newsletter?    Your questions, comments, and compliments are welcome...

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Elevator is Working

Posted on December 31, 2020 in: General News

Elevator is Working
Just in case we missed posting it in an e-mail, the elevator (and the sound system) at St Peter's Church is working!  

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NO 1st Saturday Mass this month

Posted on December 31, 2020 in: General News

NO 1st Saturday Mass this month
First Saturday Mass for January 2nd has been cancelled; Father K is not feeling the best so we decided to take precautions and cancel that morning Mass.    We look forward to our next Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Saturday, February 6th. Mary, Queen of Peace, pray for us. &nbs...

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Parish Office Closed on...

Posted on December 24, 2020 in: General News

Parish Office Closed on...
The Parish Office will be closed on January 1st.   We will be back in the office on Tuesday, January 5th! If you have a pastoral emergency (i.e., for a death or for last rites annointing for imminent death), please call the office at 763-972-2077 and follow the instructional prompt...

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Tuesday Dec 29 - NO Mass or Confession
Father K is taking a break following the Christmas and weekend Masses and will be out of the office on Tuesday, December 29th, hence we will not have a public Mass or confessions that day.   The Mass intention for that day will still be offered in Father K's private Mass. Thank you!...

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Confession Hours before Christmas

Posted on December 16, 2020 in: General News

Confession Hours before Christmas
Father K will be hearing confessions inside the Holy Family Room on the campus of St. Peter's. Come receive the sacrament of mercy and welcome Jesus with a clean heart. 

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Prayers for COVID-19 Patients

Posted on December 11, 2020 in: General News

Prayers for COVID-19 Patients
Parishioners across the Archdiocese are invited to prayerfully support those who are suffering most intensely, usually in sterile isolation, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Text: archspm-anointing to 55321 or sign up to receive a text each time a COVID-19 Anointing Corps...

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Unborn/Miscarriage Ministry

Posted on December 11, 2020 in: General News

 Unborn/Miscarriage Ministry
St Max is here to offer Spiritual and Physical Works for any parent experiencing the loss of a holy innocent through miscarriage. We offer  guidance and the resources to help assist with any concerns which may include: navigating both inside and outside of a medical facility ...

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Online Giving ~ tutorial

Posted on December 11, 2020 in: General News

Online Giving  ~ tutorial
  Online giving is an easy way to make a donation to the parish -- as a one-time donation or a recurring donation.    We know that setting things up online can sometimes be confusing, so here's a short instructional video on how to make a gift to the parish: htt...

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Due to the busyness of December AND the social distancing in place, the Knights of Columbus will NOT be meeting this month. Stay well and stay joyful!   We are Catholic men building a bridge back to faith. There is much good and necessary work to be done in this world, and that's what Knights do every day.  

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Adoration Schedule During Christmas

Posted on December 09, 2020 in: General News

Adoration Schedule During Christmas
Normally Eucharistic Adoration would continue throughout the Christmas holy days and season.  Since we adore in St. Peter's Church and there are extra Masses Christmas Eve and no Mass on Saturday December 26th, we have decided to end adoration at 2:00 PM Christmas Eve, Thursday Decemb...

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Select Your Pew for Christmas

Posted on November 26, 2020 in: General News

Select Your Pew for Christmas
Would you like to be able to pick where in the church to sit at a Christmas Mass?   Perhaps come just 5-10 minutes before Mass starts and walk right to a pew reserved for you, rather than arrive 30+minutes beforehand (with maybe even young ones in tow who don't have the patienc...

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No Daily Mass on Friday, Nov 27

Posted on November 19, 2020 in: General News

No Daily Mass on Friday, Nov 27
The parish offices will be closed on Thursday & Friday, November 26 and 27. On Thursday (Thanksgiving Day), Mass will be offered at 9:30 am in St. Peter's Church On Friday, there will be no public Mass;  the intention for that day will be said by Father K in his private Mas...

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Catholic Kids Advent Activity Book

Posted on November 19, 2020 in: General News

Catholic Kids Advent Activity Book
Here's a cute 9-page coloring activity book for children this Advent season. Catholic Activity Book Download the PDF and print at home, or if you would like to pick one up from the parish office, just send me an e-mail at office@delanocatholic.com and I'll make one for you. Happy Ad...

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Coming Nov 29 - Extended Adoration Hours
Beginning Sunday November 29th, St. Peter's Church will be open for Eucharistic Adoration from Sundays at noon until Saturdays before the 5:00 PM Vigil Mass. During daily Masses, the Blessed Sacrament will be reposed at the start of Mass and then exposed again following Mass. If there is...

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Adoration - Is it Calling You?

Posted on November 18, 2020 in: General News

Adoration - Is it Calling You?
Beginning SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29, we will extend our hours of adoration as we begin waiting for the Lord in the season of Advent. Many parishioners have stepped forward to take an hour with the Lord - thank you! We are still in need of a couple adorers for the following times; please prayerf...

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You Can Donate from Your IRA

Posted on November 13, 2020 in: General News

You Can Donate from Your IRA
You can donate directly from your IRA to The Church of St Maximilian Kolbe and support our parish this Christmas. Donate directly from your IRA by December 31st Save income tax on your gift If you have any questions, please call Marie Bauman in our office at 763-972-2077 x 226 or email ...

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Unbound - Archdiocesan Prayer Ministry
Are you feeling heavy, weighed down with troubles or worries? Do the same heavy thoughts, fears or feelings keep returning? We are fortunate our Archdiocese has prayer teams trained in a ministry formed on the Unbound model of prayer. This prayer is a form of healing and deliverance, and is...

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Raffle Tickets - RETURN BY NOV 18

Posted on November 06, 2020 in: General News

Raffle Tickets - RETURN BY NOV 18
Raffle Drawing is Approaching!   We have some great cash prizes and your efforts in selling tickets help support our awesome parish.   If you need more tickets, please contact Ted May at 763-972-6213. Please return your ticket stubs and money (or unsold tickets) by Wedn...

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Holy Water Dispenser

Posted on November 05, 2020 in: General News

Holy Water Dispenser
Are you missing blessing yourself with holy water? Under COVID restrictions, the Archdiocese has stated we are not allowed to have holy water fonts in the churches.  However, you still can get holy water if you want it!  How? Our stainless-steel holy water canister inside St. Pete...

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Memorial Candles

Posted on November 05, 2020 in: General News

Memorial Candles
We had a beautiful Mass for the Commemoration of the Faithful Departed on November 2nd.  The names of parishioners who died in 2020 are listed on scrolls inside St. Peter's church, and the Book of the Dead and blessed memorial candles will remain available throughout the month of No...

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Moving?

Posted on November 04, 2020 in: General News

Moving?
If you're moving across town, or if you plan to vacate Minnesota for the snowy season... ...and have an address change, please let the parish office know.    Having a current mailing address on file will ensure you get mailed notices timely and will save the parish money by ...

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Reading the Bible with New Eyes

Posted on November 03, 2020 in: General News

Reading the Bible with New Eyes
Reading the Bible with New Eyes There is always a hunger for more Bible resources. Chances are you know several people who are already eyeing their new year's resolutions and thinking, "2021 is the year I'll read the Bible cover to cover!" If you're looking to refresh you...

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Do you miss volunteering in our parish?
While COVID has caused us these past several months to temporarily eliminate or reduce gatherings we can host at our parish and curb the number of volunteers that can assist in different ministries, we are starting to slowly and cautiously expand some activities. If you miss volunteering either a...

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Do you like snow? Helper Needed

Posted on October 30, 2020 in: General News

Do you like snow?  Helper Needed
If you are interested in helping out (and learning what equipment we have), please call us at the parish office.  Thank you! Catherine: 763-972-2077 x 221    office@delanocatholic.com

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Handyman/woman?  1 Saturday per Month
If you are interested in helping out or learning more about what is needed, please contact us at the parish office.  Thank you! Parish Office: 763-972-2077 x 221   office@delanocatholic.com

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Watching Mass from home?  Our story.
Dear St. Max Parishioners, Just a note of encouragement from a fellow parishioner. Has it been a while since you attended church?  It had been a while for me. I asked myself why I hadn’t attended recently during self-introspection.  The fact is, I had become so used to not goin...

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Raffle Tickets - Final Weekend to Pick Up Tickets!
This is the last weekend (Oct 24-25) that you can pick up raffle tickets at St. Peter’s Church.   Starting next week, volunteers will deliver tickets (possibly winning tickets!) to the homes of parishioners who could not pick up their tickets. You will receive a call from ...

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Raffle Tickets - PICK THEM UP

Posted on October 16, 2020 in: General News

Raffle Tickets - PICK THEM UP
Our Raffle Ticket PICK UP is underway! Come pick up your tickets ANY TIME Saturday 4 pm through Friday 3 pm in the narthex outside St Martha Hall at our St Peter campus; enter through Door 12 off the back parking lot.   Tickets arranged by last name.     (If you are unabl...

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Financial Update - Month-End 9/30/2020
  Watch for a detailed report to come next month.

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Desired ~ Persons to Help Decorate
Caring for and decorating our beautiful churches takes time and talent. We would love to put together a team of people who'd like to help change out the decorations in the churches.   We have books from people who've decorated in the past filled with ideas, and we know t...

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Where Do the Candidates Stand on Life?
If you'd like a short side-by-side comparison of where the U.S. President and U.S. Senate candidates stand on abortion / life, please see the attached article. U.S. President & Senate Candidates Stand

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Raffle Tickets ~ Kick Off Weekend is Here!
Pick up your tickets this weekend outside St. Martha Hall and win a bonus prize!       The Harvest of Faith Raffle acknowledges our gratitude to God for his generosity in the fields and on the farms, in our hearts and in our homes. The raffle kicks off at weeken...

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Dennis Langen as "The Lunch Lady"

Posted on October 07, 2020 in: General News

Dennis Langen as "The Lunch Lady"
After many years of working dual roles as Custodian and as what the school children fondly call him, "The Lunch Lady", Dennis Langen has decided to partially retire.    While he will no longer be *cleaning our facilities, he will continue part-time doing Food Service (Hot Lunc...

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Why is October "Rosary Month"?

Posted on October 01, 2020 in: General News

Why is October "Rosary Month"?
Why is October referred to as the Month of the Rosary?   And where did the rosary come from?   Great questions!  I found interesting answers to both questions in this article at Northwest Catholic.     Some of my takeaways from the article: October 7 ...

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Adoration: Closing Early on....?

Posted on September 18, 2020 in: General News

Adoration: Closing Early on....?
Generally, Eucharistic Adoration is open from noon on Sundays through 3:00 pm on Fridays.    Sometimes we have to close early due to a funeral or other event taking place in the church; in those situations, we will do our best to update our Online Calendar timely so you can see the...

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General Collections for Month-Ended 8/31/2020
  If you have any questions on this information or would like to adjust your giving, please contact Marie Bauman, our bookkeeper, at 763-972-2077 x 226 or at marie@delanocatholic.com.   Thank you for your support; know that it is greatly appreciated.   "Remember thi...

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Why all the names...?

Posted on September 17, 2020 in: General News

Why all the names...?
Ever wonder why Fr Kowalczyk lists "so many" names during the Eucharistic Prayer?  And why are those particular names stated?    In doing my research, I found the short answer to be:  "During the Eucharistic Prayer I, before the consecration, the priest cal...

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Calling All Mothers

Posted on September 16, 2020 in: General News

Calling All Mothers
Mothers Groups forming now at The Church of St. Maximilian Kolbe parish. Join a group with other moms who want to renew and refresh their energy for their family. There is still time to join the Cana Experience.  The first meeting will be Wednesday September 23rd in St. Martha Hall o...

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Knights of Columbus - 9/15 Meeting

Posted on September 11, 2020 in: General News

Knights of Columbus - 9/15 Meeting
Calling All Men Ages 18+ The Knights of Council 4653 will be having their monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 15th at 7:00 pm in St Martha Hall.   All Brother Knights and men interested in learning more about our awesome fraternity are welcome to attend. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS&nb...

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Confessions in Holy Family Room

Posted on September 09, 2020 in: General News

Confessions in Holy Family Room
Confessions will be heard in the Holy Family Room of St. Peter's Church, 30 minutes prior to weekday Masses on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and 1 hour prior to the Saturday Anticipatory Mass.  Signs are posted inside the church directing you were to wait if the room is occupied.&nbs...

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No-Cost Meals for Seniors

Posted on September 04, 2020 in: General News

No-Cost Meals for Seniors
Wright County Community Action and Catholic Charities have partnered with Nourishing Hope to provide and distribute nutritious made-from-scratch meals to seniors (age 60+) who live in Wright County or Hennepin County. If you have a loved one in your life that is aging and needs help wit...

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Contribution Envelopes?

Posted on August 28, 2020 in: General News

Contribution Envelopes?
Has it been a while since you used your Sunday contribution envelopes?  Have you switched to online giving?   Have you had an address or name change?  Perhaps you're using the envelopes and they're working well for you as they are -- that's awesome and we appreci...

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Coming Soon - RAFFLE!

Posted on August 26, 2020 in: General News

Coming Soon - RAFFLE!
Due to the current pandemic, we will not be having our annual parish Harvest Festival this year; we know this is tradition and it will be missed.  We WILL, however, have our annual RAFFLE and some new exciting changes to it will be announced soon!   Look for a letter to arrive...

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College Bound?

Posted on August 26, 2020 in: General News

College Bound?
College Students Will you be living away from home this Fall while working on your undergrad or technical degree?  Would you like to stay connected to our parish during the school year?   Would you be happy to receive notes of encouragement throughout the year i...

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Tuesday, August 25th - num!

Posted on August 21, 2020 in: General News

Tuesday, August 25th - num!
Tuesday, August 25th is National Banana Split Day!   This may not be the type of announcement you expect to see from our church's website, yet we do like to have fun and it IS an announcement you'll see on our Facebook page this Tuesday. If you haven't signed on to Face...

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Financial Update - Thank You

Posted on August 21, 2020 in: General News

Financial Update - Thank You
Thank you for your continued generosity to our parish!  We recently concluded our fiscal year on June 30, 2020 and we are pleased to report that we exceeded our budget for general collections (Sunday envelopes & electronic withdrawals).  In addition, we exceeded our general collections...

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Do we have your current address..or phone #?
Has it been a while since you've updated your information with our church office?  Any recent change in address?  Phone number?  How about email address change?   Perhaps you've moved or switched parishes and need us to update that information.   Do you thi...

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School Mass - for Students & Staff Only
Beginning Friday, September 11th, daily Mass on Fridays will be at 8:30 AM and until further announced, the Mass will be limited to St. Max Kolbe school students and staff only.    While we would love to have anyone who wanted to attend Friday Mass come, for the safety of our students and ...

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Thank You "Garden Club"

Posted on August 14, 2020 in: General News

Thank You "Garden Club"
Thank you to those volunteers who came out this week to pull and spray some weeds around St Peter's campus -- much appreciated!   Our grounds are looking better and with a little more work -- and the new blacktopped roads SOON to come -- we will once again shine. PS We don't ...

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Sunday Mass - Live streamed & Recorded
Our Sunday 8:00 AM Mass... ...is live-streamed via our Facebook page every Sunday.   Following the Mass, we will post the recording to our Facebook page so you may watch (or re-watch) it at any time thereafter.   The link to our Facebook page is found on t...

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Is This a Weed?

Posted on July 30, 2020 in: General News

Is This a Weed?
Do you know a weed from a flower or plant?  Do you like to dig up weeds and work in the soil and make things tidy and nice-looking? We've got quite a few weeds around our campuses and would love some more volunteers who enjoy working outside to come help make the church propert...

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Did You Know - Bulletin news?

Posted on July 29, 2020 in: General News

Did You Know - Bulletin news?
Did you know you can easily access our online bulletin?  While we have printed ones available at St. Peter's church...and we have Announcements on our website and Posts on our Facebook page...the Bulletin contains other information you may want to read.  Don't want a p...

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Face Coverings Required

Posted on July 24, 2020 in: General News

Face Coverings Required
Face Coverings Required  In order to comply with Governor Walz's Executive Order effective July 25, 2020 requiring people in Minnesota to wear a face covering in all public indoor spaces, unless alone, we are asking those who attend Mass or have an appointment in the parish office t...

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NEW MINISTRY - The Calling Tree
In a world with social media, cell phones, e-mail, and Internet browsing, it can be easy and quick to disseminate information to people.  However, we are aware that some people are still without electronic means of communication.   With the rapidly changing scenarios and orders during...

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Did you know? ONLINE CALENDAR

Posted on July 17, 2020 in: General News

Did you know?  ONLINE CALENDAR
Did you know our parish has an online calendar with up-to-date information* that you can acccess 24/7? Wondering if Adoration closes early one day (possibly due to a funeral or other event)? Wondering what time Confession is on Thursday morning? What time is Mass now on Fridays? Are ther...

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OFFICE UPDATE:  Who retired ~ What’s gone ~ I Don't Know who’s left
The title sounds like an Abbott & Costello act and at times with all the changes over the past several months in our parish office, it may feel or look like one. Here are some of the recent changes to our Parish office team! In June, Connie Botz retired 100%!  After working years in th...

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Journey Home(Formerly Faith Formation)
Dear St. Maximilian Kolbe parish families,     We pray this letter finds you well and enjoying the MN summer with your family!    Living as a Catholic family in the world has always been tough, but today it seems like it is harder than ever. Then, add a pandemic on top of tha...

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GROW IN FAITH: Discernment of Spirits
The phrase "discernment of spirits" refers to what St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, calls "the motions of the soul." These motions are felt by all of us - thoughts, images, feelings, desires, and repulsions that flow through us and shape who we are. Not many of ...

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Summer Mass Schedule

Posted on July 02, 2020 in: General News

Summer Mass Schedule
For your bulletin board or refrigerator posting :)       

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Sign Up NO LONGER Required

Posted on July 02, 2020 in: General News

Sign Up NO LONGER Required
After several weeks of monitoring Mass attendance, we are eliminating the sign-up requirement for all Masses; we believe this will be easier on folks and we will still be able to comply with Archdiocese guidelines during the pandemic.   Every other pew will remain open with no seatin...

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Happy Father's Day!

Posted on June 19, 2020 in: General News

SIGN UP for WEEKEND Masses

Posted on June 19, 2020 in: General News

SIGN UP for WEEKEND Masses
We are trying "Book A Pew" to reserve seating for weekend Masses; it is a calendar version so you can reserve for any weekend you choose.    Please see the instructions and link on our website homepage: Parish Home Page - Sign Up for Masses

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Summer Office Hours

Posted on June 12, 2020 in: General News

Summer Office Hours
Parish Office Hours for the Summer will be: Monday:  Closed Tuesday: 11 am - 5 pm Wednesday:  8 am - 2 pm Thursday:  8 am - 2 pm Friday:  8:30 am - 11:30 am  We are still requesting visits by appointment only as we are practicing safe social...

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MASS SIGN UP for WEEKENDS

Posted on June 11, 2020 in: General News

MASS SIGN UP for WEEKENDS
We will soon be into week 3 of being back together for Masses and things have been going well.  THANK YOU for signing up for Mass and following our guidelines. The Archdiocese announced this week that we can allow up to 50% capacity of our church in attendance (versus 25%); we are grate...

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Mass Schedule for June

Posted on June 05, 2020 in: General News

Our Mass scheduling is fluctuating....   during Phase II of public Masses as we are dependent on staff for sanitizing our facilites and we need to coordinate schedules.    We will resume a more 'normal' schedule as time goes on and be sure to update you! Please see the updated Mass schedule on our homepage of this website: delanocatholic.com    ...

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Saturday Mass Added - June 6th
We have added a Mass for this Saturday, June 6 at 4:00 pm at the Church of St. Peter....up to 20 households may register via Sign Up Genius. Since we have openings still for both Masses on June 14 and for our daily Masses June 9-11, you may sign up for a second Mass in this SignUp :SignUp Genius

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Sign Up for Mass - Required to Attend
    Welcome back! While we are allowed to celebrate Mass together again, Archdiocese directives, in accordance with the agreement with Governor Walz, require that no more than 25% capacity of the church be utilized hence we are required to limit attendance.   (All Masses...

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Congratulations St. Max School Graduates!
Congratulations to the 6th grade graduates of St. Maximilian Kolbe School. Charlie R. Hunter H. Gloria R. Trais T. Charles K.         Olin N. These students worked diligently to complete their final weeks through distance learning.  This class of students has been...

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Novena to the Holy Spirit: May 22-May 30
The 9 day Novena to the Holy Spirit for the Seven Gifts begins... ...this Friday, May 22nd and ends on the Vigil of Pentecost, Saturday May 30th.  The novena in honor of the Holy Spirit is the oldest of all novenas.  It was first made at the direction of Our Lord Himself when He...

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Parish Office CLOSED Monday, May 25th
The Parish Office will be closed in honor of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25th. The office will reopen on Tuesday, May 26th at 9:00 AM Have a blessed, safe weekend!

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Troop 273 Places Temporary Flags in Cemeteries
Thank you to Delano Troop 273 Boy Scouts for placing flags at all veterans' graves in the local cemeteries this week and to American Legion Post #377 who provided most of the flags.   Your service to honor our deceased veterans is kind and appreciated.       &nbs...

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Road Construction Continues

Posted on May 21, 2020 in: General News

Road Construction Continues
Hopefully it won't be too much longer before we can drive on smooth streets and walk on the sidewalk. Until then, if you want to drop your contribution or other mail off at the parish office, you have several options: During normal businses hours*, come to Door 1 (the main p...

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Adoration IS OPEN on Memorial Day
A quick reminder that Eucharistic Adoration will remain open on Monday, May 25 -- Memorial Day -- inside St. Peter's Church. This will be a  good opportunity to pray for the valiant men and women who gave so much to our country!    Please enter through Door 12 off the parkin...

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Are you free for an hour this summer?
Would you like to be part of our Eucharistic Adoration Ministry program? Beginning June 7th, Eucharistic Adoration will shift to starting at 12:00 pm on each Sunday and remain available until 3:00 pm each Friday.  (Currently it is available 24/7.) We are in need of adorers...one per hour&...

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Where is the Can Cart?

Posted on May 18, 2020 in: General News

Where is the Can Cart?
It's back! You may have noticed the can cart missing from Coburn's parking lot the past couple of months.   This cart -- for dispensing of your recyclable aluminum cans -- had been temporarily removed when COVID-19 hit and things got a little too messy to be handling the ca...

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Thank You, Parishioners!

Posted on May 15, 2020 in: General News

Thank You, Parishioners!
Thank you to all who help keep our parish looking beautiful and running smoothly...visibly and invisibly. Those who help with planting of flowers and weeding; those who schedule adorers and take an hour with the Lord; those who wash linens and decorate the churches; those who help with our minist...

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Email Update Switched to Friday Mornings
If you were looking for the e-mail from the parish yesterday, you didn't overlook it....we decided mid-week to switch the delivery day to Friday mornings to coincide more with the upcoming weekend and week ahead.      Be sure to check out our parish website for latest...

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St. Max School is looking ...
...for a few good people to join SAC!   St. Max School Advisory Committee (SAC) is looking for 2 new members to join them for the upcoming year.  If you are 18 years of age or older and a school parent, parishioner, or community member that is interested in the growth and well-bei...

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Handzel Hall Temporarily Closed
Reopen Date Unknown The flooring at Handzel Hall needs to be removed and replaced because the original asbestos manufactured tiles are buckling and/or have become loose creating a potential health risk.  An estimate to repair the flooring has been received, yet due to the current COVID-19 he...

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Cemetery Decorating Reminders
With Memorial Day approaching May 25, 2020, here are some reminders for those who decorate the graves of their loved ones: Live plantings are not allowed around flat stone memorials No digging is allowed without permission from cemetery personnel Remove all decorations by June 10, 202...

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Outdoor Volunteers Needed

Posted on May 11, 2020 in: General News

Outdoor Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are needed at St. Joseph's Cemetery ....to trim around the gravestones two times per month during May, June, July, August, and September.  Please call Joe Kittok to schedule your times and arrange equipment needs.  763-221-6658. Thank you for helping keep our parish...

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Drop Off Location ~ Door 4 or Door 1
Due to the sidewalk construction... ...in front of the parish office, if you want to drop off your contributions at the office, please feel free to either: a) continuing using the secure mail slot at Door 4; or b) ring the doorbell at Door 1 during normal office hours and hand it to us. ...

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Important - Weekend of May 8-10 Adoration
Adoration continues except on...   Adoration will continue in St. Peter's Church 24/7 until further notice and unless a special situation arises, such as this one:      On FRIDAY this week, May 8, adoration will BE CLOSED from 10 am - 1 pm for a private funeral ...

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National Day of Prayer ~ May 7
The History of The National Day of Prayer On April 17, 1952, President Harry Truman signed legislation establishing the National Day of Prayer in law in the United States. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan amended the law, designating that the National Day of Prayer should fall on the first Thursd...

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Our Lady of Fatima ~ May 13th
In 2018 I had the pleasure of visiting Fatima, Portugal with my son, Adam.   While our time there was limited, we were able to experience the beauty and holiness of the grounds, and kneeling next to each other in prayer at the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary was moving and beyond w...

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Seen flowers at the Holy Family statue?
If you've driven or walked by St. Joseph's Church this week, you may have noticed more flowers than normal around the Holy Family Statue at St. Joseph's Church. Since it is a Catholic tradition to honor Mary, our Mother, during the month of May by placing on her statue a crown of flow...

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Mother's Day is May 10th

Posted on May 06, 2020 in: General News

Mother's Day is May 10th
Happy Mother's Day Wishing all mothers a blessed day on May 10th...and always! In tribute to mothers, here's a writing by Cardinal Joszef Mindszenty from his book, Mother   "The most important person on earth is a mother. She cannot claim the honor of having built Notre...

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Go Fly a Kite

Posted on April 30, 2020 in: General News

Go Fly a Kite
Go Fly a Kite The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has staffed and supported parishes in the diocese of Ciudad Guayana in Venezuela since 1970. The “Did you know?” papers are designed to give you a better understanding of life in Venezuela and to strengthen conne...

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May 1 - Feast of St Joseph the Worker
May 1 is the Feast of St Joseph the Worker Pope Pius XIII composed a St. Joseph prayer fitting for our pandemic, and those who pray it may obtain a partial indulgence. To You, O Blessed Joseph Pope Pius XIII Aug. 20, 1885 “A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who invoke S...

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How the Saints Handled Irritations
Living in general has its challenges -- from minor uncertainties or inconveniences to dealing with people who have varying opinions or dispositions than us to handling major life changes.  And with restrictions in place due to COVID-19, not being able to socialize closely with friends...

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St Catherine of Siena

Posted on April 29, 2020 in: General News

St Catherine of Siena
“Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.” Having been named after St Catherine of Siena, I wanted to post something on her feast day, April 29, and providentially (?), this article arrived in my in box; it is a homily from FAITH Catholic for St Catherine's f...

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We are Here for You!

Posted on April 23, 2020 in: General News

We are Here for You!
    Our parish staff is still here and available to you! While public Masses may be suspended and office visits are allowed by appointment only, we are still here and availble to you! Have a question or concern?  Call us at 763-972-2077 or email us at info@delanocatho...

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Adoration? Yes!

Posted on April 21, 2020 in: General News

Adoration? Yes!
Christ has risen! Allelulia!  Spend an hour with Him. There is something special about meeting with Christ face-to-face in Eucharistic Adoration.   Thanks to people who volunteer to to 'take an hour' and sit with Christ in the church, our parish is able to keep adoration go...

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Baseball Withdrawal in the USA and Venezuela
Baseball Withdrawal in the USA and Venezuela The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has staffed and supported parishes in the diocese of Ciudad Guayana in Venezuela since 1970. The “Did you know?” papers are designed to give you a better understanding of life in Venezue...

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Easter Vigil PROGRAM

Posted on April 09, 2020 in: General News

Easter Vigil PROGRAM
For those who want to follow along with the Easter Vigil Mass, a program has been created.   You may pick up a printed copy in the narthex at St. Peter's Church, or you may view or print a copy of the attached PDF file here Easter Vigil 2020 PDF Easter Blessings to you! &nbs...

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Confession Hours

Posted on April 08, 2020 in: General News

Confession Hours
Fr Kowalczyk will be hearing confessions in St. Martha's Hall at St. Peter's Church at the times noted on our website home page: DelanoCatholic.com

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Drive-Through Confessions APRIL 4
On Saturday April 4th from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm, confessions will be heard. You have the option of going into St. Martha's Hall where Fr Kowalczyk will be hearing confessions, or you may go "drive through" style where Fr Peter Hughes will be hearing confessions outside. For drive-...

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Holy Week Activities for Your Family
St. Max Families, It's been a challenging and intersesting time in our world and for the Church. Even more challenging is that we are quickly approaching Holy Week, the pinnacle week of our faith and why we are Catholic. I would never have guessed that we would not be able to worship together...

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Decree of the Apostolic Penitentiary on the granting of special Indulgences to the faithful in the current pandemic
Please follow this link for this important decree.   http://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/en/bollettino/pubblico/2020/03/20/200320c.html

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DOOR 4...For your contributions & other mail
Door 4 is on the side of the parish office facing Rockford Avenue....there is a sidewalk with steps leading up to the door for your convenience. Since the office is temporarily closed to visitors, except by appointment only, we ask that you drop any donations, certificates of marriage or bap...

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Confession Hours

Posted on March 24, 2020 in: General News

Confession Hours
   Please check our website frequently for scheduled hours.       You may also call the Parish Office during regular hours to request a scheduled appointment.    View the current schedule here:  Confession Schedule  

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Magnificat - free online

Posted on March 23, 2020 in: General News

Magnificat - free online
Reminder that you can access the digital edition of Magnificat (for adults and children) or register and download the App for free access through the end of May by visiting www.magnificat.com/free. The Sunday missalette, MagnifiKid! (for 6-12 years old) is also available for access an...

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Your Generosity is Appreciated!
Thank you for giving generously to support our parish. We are humbled by your willingness to continue giving in difficult financial times, and your support is appreciated and necessary . Donations can be submitted: By MAIL:   PO Box 470, Delano, MN  55328 By DROP OFF...

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Office Visitors by Appointment Only
To protect the health of all individuals, the office will be open to visitors by appointment only.   Our hours are Monday - Thursday, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM and Friday 9:00 AM - Noon. Please call or email us when possible: 763-972-2077  office@delanocatholic.com.    Deli...

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Homlilies

Posted on September 30, 2019 in: General News

Homlilies
Want to relisten? Maybe you were out of town!   Follow this link to all past homilies. https://delanocatholic.com/Grow-In-Faith/Homilies

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Results of Coat and Sock Drive

Posted on December 17, 2018 in: General News

Well done St. Max!! You came through again on the coat and sock drive! A big St. Max thank you to all that donated. Here are the numbers: 16 Hats 13 pairs of gloves 1,163 pairs of socks 203 coats 22 new toothbushes And Otto Transfer drivers collected 1000's of shampoo, lotion and soaps. All of this will be delivered to Allan Law and he will be personally handing all of it out on th...

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Youth Life Night

Posted on November 15, 2018 in: General News

The Journey Together

Posted on November 05, 2018 in: General News

The Journey Together
Saturday, December 1st 5:00 pm ~ Handzel Hall A Father/Daughter Event Mass Dinner Speaker Dance $20 per Adult $5 per Daughter Tickets will be sold the first three weekends of November. Questions? Contact Jennifer Dougherty at 763-528-0022.

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