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  • Synod Small Groups

    Help Archbishop determine priorities under each Synod focus area, with Synod Small Groups! In his August 13, 2020 article for The Catholic Spirit, Archbishop Hebda announced three focus areas for the Archdiocesan Synod.

  • Parish Anniversary Festival

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  • Join a Synod Small Group at your Parish this Fall!

    Year 3 of the Synod Has Begun

    Year 3 (2021-2022): The Church Engages

    Fall 2021: Parish Consultation Process with Small Groups

    • Small groups meet in every parish to learn, pray, and discuss the Focus Areas.
    • Parish feedback on the Focus Areas will help determine the Synod Topics.

    January/February 2022: Deanery Consultation Process

    • Pastors and parish representatives gather to learn, pray, and discuss the Focus Areas.
    • Deanery feedback informs the Parish Consultation Process.

    June 2022: Archdiocesan Synod Assembly (Pentecost Weekend)

    • Approximately 500 appointed delegates (including two from each parish) gather to learn, pray, and discuss the Synod Topics and recommend pastoral priorities to Archbishop Hebda.
    • After considering the Synod recommendations, Archbishop writes a Pastoral Letter (Nov. – Feast of Christ the King), leading to a Pastoral Plan to move our Archdiocese into the future.

    If you do one thing this fall… 

    Help Archbishop determine priorities under each Synod focus area, with Synod Small Groups!

    In his August 13, 2020 article for The Catholic Spirit, Archbishop Hebda announced three focus areas for the Archdiocesan Synod. He then unpacked each of the focus areas with hard-hitting questions, such as:

    1. What can we do to make parishes more welcoming and accessible?
    2. How can we offer meaningful life-long formation for discipleship?
    3. How can we better assist parents in forming children as disciples who know and love Jesus and his Church?

    In Synod Small Groups this fall, you help determine the response of our local Church. In one session per week for six weeks, you will:

    • Pray for the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
    • Experience the compelling truth of the Catholic faith in today’s culture context.
    • Examine questions under each focus area, sharing perspectives among a small group of sisters and brothers in Christ.
    • Weigh in on how we as a Church might respond to these questions, to help Archbishop determine priorities.

    To make sure all Catholics have an opportunity to participate, every pastor in the archdiocese has been asked to host Synod Small Groups this fall. If just 100 gather in small groups at each parish, Archbishop Hebda will hear from nearly 20,000 Catholics!

    Be part of this historic moment now, and the future of our local Church. Join in your parish’s Synod Small Groups beginning in September!

    Watch for more to come on Synod Small Groups, plus find all video series from Year 2 of the Synod, at archspm.org/synod.

  • Social Justice Legislative Tracker

    Legislative Tracker – March 23, 2021 – View HERE

    Take part in a survey sharing what social justice issues matter to you most. Download Survey HERE **Send completed survey to Casey Green at cjgreen@stmarys-wbl.org.**

     

  • 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!
  • Cuppa Joe: 10 Talks on the 10 Wonders of Saint Joseph
    First Tuesday of the month, March – December 2021, 4:00 PM
    Cuppa Joe is a series of 10 talks by 10 theologians on the the 10 wonders of Saint Joseph, taking place at 10 locations in our archdiocese entrusted to the patronage of our spiritual father. These talks take place on the first Tuesday of the month, March through December, at 4:00 PM – just in time for your afternoon coffee. Talks will be posted on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram – and at archspm.org/synod/stjoseph/.

     

  • Prayer Opportunities

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

    April: View Here
    May: 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.