Young Adult Lenten Book Study

If you are a young adult, 21+, like to deepen your faith this Lent, Join us at SCCYA for a study on Mathew Kelly’s book “Rediscover Jesus”.

We meet Thursdays, 7:15 pm at Sacred Heart Owatonna during Lent.

No Fee, book provided.

More info: like Facebook @SCCYAWinona or contact Teresa at 507-451-1588, ext 215 or email


Lenten Parish Mission

St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin is having a Lenten Parish Mission on March 1st and 2nd. They will be hosting Frank Runyeon Productions for a set of performances from the Gospels about our faith.

  • March 1st, 7-8pm: Dramatization of the Gospel of Luke
  • March 2nd, 6-8:30pm
    • 6pm: Presentation of Salt & Light, a comedy for kids and all ages
    • 6:45pm: Dramatization of the Sermon on the Mount and an animated discussion of Hollywood vs. Faith will be presented
    • 8-8:30pm: Meet the Actor reception

All events will be at St. Augustine: 405 4th Street, NW, Austin, MN 55912

Free will donations accepted.

Life with a Purpose

When a person is without a goal for his life or without an intention for his day, his soul is at the mercy of circumstances. We believers must fix on our mind and heart that our final destination is to be with God.

But sadly people do not like to be told. They think that nothing can limit their freedom. For them freedom is a license to do whatever they want. But this is an illusion, because true freedom is present only when we do what is best to our being according to the divine plan. We are most free when we do things that reflect who we are before God.

During the Lenten season we purify our life purpose to make sure that it is for God. That is why in the prayer Our Father we earnestly pray for God’s Kingdom. Every step of our life journey should be a move closer to God.


Lent Calls for Repentance

The kingdom of God is at hand, repent.” If repentance means anything, the season of Lent is the perfect time.

When we repent we let go of the grips of sin. When the mouth that speaks words of blessings begins to gossip and slander others, when the hands that help the weak start to point the accusatory finger at the neighbors, when the concern for saving souls is reduced to the sole concern for self satisfaction, we see the evidence of the evil power at work.

Evil schemes are deceptive. They often hide themselves behind the disguise of goodness. Jesus observes that the tombs can look good on the outside. Many people think that they are “good” and this self deception can go on a long time.

With repentance we turn around and truly make an authentic journey to God.

-Father Thien Nguyen


Lenten Fish Frys

Byron-Church of Christ the King – 5 Fridays of lent from 5:00 to 7:30 pm

Pine Island-St. Michaels-all Fridays of lent 4:30-7:00 pm followed by Stations of the Cross at 7:00 pm

Dodge Center-St. John’s-March 18 from 4:30-8:00 pm

Hayfield-Sacred Heart-March 18 from 5:00-7:00 pm

Geneva-St. Mary’s-March 18 from 4:30-7:00 pm