Together in Spirit

From the Desk of Fr. Mike

From the Desk of Fr. Mike

Being Prepared

Posted by Anne Serwe on 6/17/19

It seems that the majority of mass shootings occur either in schools or churches. Most schools have adjusted their security styles to limit access into the school and to protect their students throughout the day. They have fire as well as shooter drills to practice what happens in those ... Read More »

The Holy Spirit is Active in our Lives

Posted by Anne Serwe on 6/13/19

I was confirmed in fourth grade. The teaching of the time was with the onset of the Holy Spirit I would become a soldier for Christ. To punctuate this idea first the bishop would anoint me with Chrism Oil and then he would tap me on my cheek as ... Read More »

Take Time to Slow Down

Posted by Anne Serwe on 6/03/19

A few years ago I began to confront the manic interiority that I was raised in. Growing up I was always be busy doing something. If I had a break in the action, my mother or father would find something for me to do. This led to a certain ... Read More »

Appreciating Wisdom

Posted by Anne Serwe on 5/28/19

Tuesday is the 36 year anniversary of my ordination to priesthood. When I was a younger priest I never really appreciated the collected wisdom that comes with the years of experience. Now I find myself enjoying the fruits of these many years of living as a priest. I used ... Read More »

Accepting Others as They Are

Posted by Anne Serwe on 5/20/19

My mother was a back seat driver of the highest proportion. At almost every intersection she would gasp as she waited for the impact of the on-coming car, even if there were no cars at the intersection. Driving faster than 30 miles an hour was incredibly risky calling for short ... Read More »

Celebration of Life

Posted by Anne Serwe on 5/13/19

I have noticed when the cremation society advertises its services on TV they have survivors talking about the “celebration of life” of the deceased person. One woman says that when she dies she doesn’t want anyone standing over her coffin crying; instead she wants a celebration of her life. ... Read More »

Bringing People closer to Jesus

Posted by Anne Serwe on 5/06/19

What a huge week we have had between the Easter Vigil, Confirmation and First Communions we have brought over one hundred people into a closer contact with Jesus and His body here on earth. When you multiply those initiations by all the dioceses throughout the United States alone the ... Read More »


Posted by Anne Serwe on 4/29/19

Jesus has risen and is alive today, not as a character from the past found in history books but in day-to-day life, Pope Francis said Saturday as he celebrated the Easter Vigil Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica.

“To return to a lively love of the Lord is essential,” Francis ... Read More »

Happy Easter! He is Risen!

Posted by Anne Serwe on 4/23/19

Congratulations to our newly baptized and confirmed members! I am so grateful that you listened to the Holy Spirit and turned towards this body of Christ. My hope is that you will continue to be open to that same Holy Spirit so that your growth as a member of ... Read More »

40th Anniversary for Fr. Mark Juettner

Posted by Anne Serwe on 4/15/19

The 40th Anniversary Of Priesthood for Fr. Mark Juettner

The Church of St. George and the Juettner family invite you and your family to a Mass of Thanksgiving for the 40th Anniversary of Ordination to Holy Orders of Fr. Mark Juettner, a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Fr. Juettner was ordained ... Read More »


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