Together in Spirit

From the Desk of Fr. Mike

From the Desk of Fr. Mike

Faith is Action

Posted by Anne Serwe on 9/04/18

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God and the Father is this: to care for orphans and widows in their affliction and to keep oneself unstained by the world.” James 1:17

The apostle James will tell us that we need to be doers of the Word and not just ... Read More »

The Broken Church

Posted by Anne Serwe on 8/27/18

I have little energy left to become angry at the report of the Pennsylvania grand jury about clergy sexual abuse; all that is left is sorrow. I read the Pope’s letter to us concerning sexual abuse in the Church and found little solace in it. There are so many ... Read More »

Another Great Festival Weekend!

Posted by Anne Serwe on 8/21/18

Today we welcome Sr. Rose Vu as our annual mission speaker. She will be raising money to support the work of the Church in Vietnam. In an email I received from Paul Lillyblad (one of our parish trustees) he said, “Festival weekend was another awesome experience for our parish. Excellent ... Read More »

Welcome to Festival Weekend

Posted by Anne Serwe on 8/13/18

Welcome to everyone who is visiting us this weekend as we celebrate our Summer Festival. There are all sorts of volunteers who want to make your day with us a celebration not only of our parish community, but also of our place within the Lino Lakes community. Thank you ... Read More »

Feeding Five Thousand

Posted by Anne Serwe on 8/08/18

In today’s Gospel reading the crowd gathers around Jesus because he gave them a sign by feeding the five thousand gathered with five barley loaves and a few fish. They saw the disciples gather 12 baskets of leftovers from this meal. The sign was about how abundant God is, ... Read More »

Understanding the Eucharist

Posted by Anne Serwe on 7/31/18

For the next several weeks we shift from listening to St. Mark’s gospel to listening to St. John’s sixth chapter. It is the heart of our understanding of the Eucharist as a Catholic Church. If you get a chance please read this chapter of John’s gospel on your own ... Read More »

Message from Driving?

Posted by Anne Serwe on 7/22/18

Last week I started out on my vacation which was beginning at Pelican Lake. I got lost traveling north in Anoka trying to stay on highway 169. Instead, I got twisted up and ended up going north on highway 47. As I passed through St. Francis I became more ... Read More »

God's Grace

Posted by Anne Serwe on 7/18/18

In Jesus Christ we have redemption by his blood, the forgiveness of transgressions.”

We hear about the great early martyrs who when pressed to deny their relationship with Jesus Christ were willing to shed their blood, lose their property, and see their families destroyed by the Roman persecutors. What ... Read More »

Happy 4th of July

Posted by Anne Serwe on 7/09/18

Blessings to all as we celebrate our Country's birth.  Hope you have time to spend with your friends and family.  As a personal note I will be out of the office on my summer vacation starting July 9 and will be back in the office on July 18.

Knight of Columbus State Gathering

Posted by Anne Serwe on 7/02/18

This weekend the Minnesota State Knights of Columbus will be gathering here at St. Joe’s for the installation of one of our parishioners, Marc Peters, as the State Deputy. I want to welcome the Knights of Columbus State organization and to congratulate Marc on this singular honor. On Saturday night we ... Read More »

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