COVID-19/coronavirus Updates and Information

Many of our faithful are understandably concerned about COVID-19/coronavirus. We continue to monitor reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) and Minnesota Department of Health. Please join in praying for all those affected by COVID-19/coronavirus. Check this … Continue reading

Guidance Regarding the Coronavirus

Many of our faithful are understandably concerned about the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We continue to monitor reports from the Centers for Disease Control  and Protection. Continue reading

World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests Encourages Priests to Reflect on Their Vocation

The World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests will be celebrated by the universal Church on June 19, 2020. Occurring annually on the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests was established by Pope St. John Paul II in 2002 and encourages priests to reflect upon the importance and dignity of their vocation. Continue reading

Talk About Food Prices!

Conversations these days in both Venezuela and Minnesota inevitably gravitate to the coronavirus and social distancing restrictions, but what about back in “normal” times? In Minnesota the go-to topic is weather. With temps into the 90’s almost every day, people … Continue reading

Baseball Withdrawal in the USA and Venezuela

If you’re a Twins fan, with the 2020 season suspended indefinitely due to the coronavirus, you may be going through baseball withdrawal. Not to worry. Major League Baseball has you covered, making every one of the 4,930 games played in 2018 and 2019 available free at MLB.com. Continue reading

Events Canceled or Postponed

In response to concerns regarding COVID-19/coronavirus and out of an abundance of caution, the following events have been canceled:  Continue reading

Prayers and Support for Those Affected by COVID-19

Thank you for praying for an end to the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic, and for all those affected by it. Below are two ways you can commit to prayer at this challenging time. Pray for COVID-19 Anointing Corps, Patients and Support TeamsParishioners … Continue reading

Praying Together: Renewing Our Consecration to Mary

Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has announced that the U.S. bishops will join the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops on May 1 in renewing the consecrations of the two nations to the care of our Blessed Mother. Continue reading

COVID-19 Resources for Parishes and Schools

Thank you for your diligence and ongoing service at this time of uncertainty. Please see below for resources to help you in your ministry during this pandemic. Have a resource you'd like us to share? Are we missing a resource … Continue reading

Going Bananas from Staying Home?

Are you “going bananas” from staying at home these days due to the precautions against the spread of the coronavirus? Well, many folks here in our parish in Venezuela don’t even have to leave home to get a nice delicious banana. They grow their own bananas right there in their yards. Continue reading

Economic Impact Task Force

On March 24, Archbishop Bernard Hebda introduced the Economic Impact Task Force. The ETF is designed to help parishes and schools by monitoring financial situations and identifying resources, both private and public, to assist those facing financial crisis. The ETF … Continue reading

Archbishop Hebda Suspends Public Masses in Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis

From Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda: State Officials have communicated to religious leaders that the next two weeks are critical for the containment of the COVID-19/coronavirus and that all congregational gatherings should be avoided. While I am sure that the advice is startling for those of any creed, it particularly hits hard for Catholics, given our beliefs about the Mass and the Eucharist. Continue reading

Online Prayer and Formation Resources

On this page, you will find a variety of resources to help you and your family continue to grow and connect with your faith. Parish Catechetical Leaders and K-8 Teachers of Religions will also find materials to assist in online … Continue reading

Update Regarding the Archdiocesan Catholic Center Status

As a result of COVID-19/coronavirus and mitigation strategies and recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Minnesota Department of Health, all Catholic Center employees who are able to perform their work duties and responsibilities remotely are for the time being encouraged to do so. Continue reading

Final Prayer and Listening Event Canceled

​In response to concerns regarding COVID-19/coronavirus and out of an abundance of caution, the final Prayer and Listening Event, scheduled for Saturday, March 14 at St. Alphonsus, Brooklyn Center, has been canceled. ​ Please visit our Synod page to learn more … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Dispensation from Sunday Mass Obligation

From Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda: In ordinary circumstances, Catholics are obliged to participate in Mass on Sundays and other holy days of obligation. This obligation is suspended in cases of moral or physical impossibility, and may also be dispensed for a just cause when it is for the spiritual good of the faithful. Continue reading