• The House of Mercy
    Confessions Heard Saturdays, 9:00 AM at the House of Mercy
    Thanks to a generous donation, outdoor drive-up confessions will continue this winter with Fr. Talbot sheltered in a fish house, a.k.a. “The House of Mercy.”
    Learn how to use the House of Mercy in this YouTube video.
    See Fr. Talbot and the House of Mercy featured on KSTP, Channel 5 News!
  • Faith Formation Begins

    All registered families were invited to pick up materials on October 7, including this Letter to Faith Formation Families.

    If you would like to watch the video made by Justin explaining how to use the materials at home, you can watch it here.

    You can still register for Faith Formation by completing and returning the New Families Registration Form. Class availability is limited, due to COVID restrictions, but we will do our best to meet your needs. Contact the Faith Formation staff with questions.

  • Lenten Retreat on Prayer entitled Praying With America

    St. Mary of the Lake is offering a Lenten retreat on prayer entitled Praying With America, led by Patrice Halbach and Kathryn Lien. Join us as we explore the archive of articles on prayer written by members and friends of the Society of Jesus and published in America magazine.

    The retreat begins the week of February 21, the first week of Lent.  There will be two sessions each week, one on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30 PM and one on Wednesday mornings from 10:00-11:00 AM. Gather virtually with your fellow parishioners as we reflect on the readings we’ve done, build relationships and enrich our own personal prayer.  Each week materials will be sent to you to read. 

    Register by contacting Kathryn Lien at kathrynannlien@gmail.com

  • Prayer Opportunities

    Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis monthly prayer request for priests:

    February: View Here

    March: View Here

  • Open Wide Our Hearts: The Catholic Church Confronts Racism

    The tragic death of George Floyd has ignited a public conversation about ongoing racial inequity and injustice in America. How can the Church uphold the dignity of all human persons and foster the common good during these contentious times? What issues do we need to address with our own Church that prevent an appropriate response? The Minnesota Catholic Conference, the public policy voice of the Catholic Church in Minnesota, is hosting this forum for priests, deacons, educators, and lay ecclesial ministers on the memorial of St. Peter Claver to provide an opportunity for formation and reflection on these critical issues in our community, and how we as a Church can respond.

    This free online event will take place on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 from 10 AM – Noon. To register, please visit https://www.mncatholic.org/openwideourhearts/.

  • Consider Remote Giving to Support Our Parish

    There are currently three ways to give electronically:

    1. Monthly amount transferred from your bank account (click on the DONATE button on our website home page to find a form). It would be better to mail it to us, since you need to include a voided check.
    2. Weekly, monthly, or one-time checks sent by your bank or other financial service organization (contact your bank to set up a plan that works for you). It is helpful to have your envelope number on the check your bank sends to us.
    3. Weekly, monthly, or one-time gifts charged to your credit card (click on the DONATE button on our website home page to set up your gift)

    There is a way to give remotely that is not “high tech”:
    Simply mail us your check. Our address is 4690 Bald Eagle Avenue, White Bear Lake, 55110.

    Thank you so much for your support in this difficult time.



  • The Church Responds to the Death of George Floyd and Civil Unrest 

    View resources from St. Mary’s, the USCCB (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops), Archdioceses of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the Catholic Spirit HERE, view prayers HERE.

  • Virtual Fair Trade Sales

    Are you running low on your favorite coffee, chocolate bars, or olive oil? Then place your Fair Trade Sales order today. The Social Justice Committee of St. Mary of the Lake is resuming their Fair Trade Sales this week and every week after, virtually! Please follow the steps HERE to place your order. Contact Nick Brady, Coordinator of Mission at nbrady@stmarys-wbl.org if you have any questions or concerns.

    Order Form and Step to Place Your Order

  • Prayer Opportunities
    Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis monthly prayer request for priests:
    October: View HERE
    November:  View HERE
  • Catholic Podcasts – Listen Now
    Looking for Catholic Podcasts to listen to when on the go! We have a few recommendations for you highlighting a variety of timely, inspirational and educational topics.