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From the Desk of Fr. Mike

From the Desk of Fr. Mike

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 »

What do our Actions Represent?

Posted by Anne Serwe on 4/08/19

About a week ago I received a phone call from a woman who works in “a local restaurant” near Blaine. She had a concern that I think is worthy of passing on. She spoke of how parishioners from St. Joe’s frequent the restaurant after Sunday “services” (Mass) and do not ... Read More »

Mortgage Payoff - Let's Celebrate!

Posted by Anne Serwe on 4/04/19

After 22 years of ups and downs we are coming to the end of the mortgage for the church project. As of April we will owe the bank $16,288.00. We will make our regular payment of $10,000 so that in May we will owe $6,288 and then we will ... Read More »

The Divine Presence

Posted by Anne Serwe on 3/18/19

Today the scriptures speak to us of remarkable encounters with the Divine. In both the first reading and the Gospel highly unusual events take place where God physically interacts with human beings in mystical ways. This is the way we expect God to show Himself when He talks with ... Read More »

The Reflective Time of Lent

Posted by Anne Serwe on 3/11/19

And so it begins.....we enter into one of the more reflective times of the Church’s year: the season of Lent. Hopefully Ash Wednesday provided a good entry into the season. I know that a few of you will have forgotten to abstain from meat, while others will argue that ... Read More »

Week of Contrasts

Posted by Anne Serwe on 3/04/19

This is our last weekend before we begin the great season of Lent. As we gather to enjoy the Variety Show I am reminded of the tradition of Carnival throughout Christian lands. In Brazil, New Orleans, Germany and elsewhere people take this last weekend to celebrate just before they ... Read More »


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