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This Week’s Calendar

Tuesday, May 17

7:00pm – 9:00pm: Praise and Worship at Resurrection
9:00pm -10:00pm: Softball at McQuillan #2

Looking Ahead

Monday, May 23
7:00pm – 8:30pm: Endow at St. John’s

Tuesday, May 24
7:00pm – 9:00pm: Softball at McQuillan #2

Event News

Social Squared
As part of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, the Rochester Catholic Young Adult Social Action Group, called Social Squared, invites you to join us for a discussion at St. James Coffee House on Tuesday, March 29th at 6:00pm on the corporal Work of Mercy “Visit the Imprisoned.” Follow-up will involve opportunities to volunteer for programs encouraging children of inmates as well as opportunities for mentorship programs through Next Chapter Ministries.

Summer Book Study – “The Joy of Love”
On April 8th, the Vatican published Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation entitled “Amoris Laetitia” or “The Joy of Love.” This document discusses love in family life. Young adults are considering studying this papal document this summer. If you are interested in attending or possibly interesting co-leading the study, please e-mail Jenny Helms at vmhelms1@gmail.com. Thanks!

Young Adult Summer Softball Team
Interested in playing on the Young Adult Softball Team this summer?  Games are played every Tuesday night from May – end of July.  Please contact Dana Petricka for more information and/or to sign up.

1st Annual St. James Coffee Run!
Mark your calendars for the 1st Annual St. James Coffee Run on July 30th, 2016. The run features a 5-mile run and a 1-mile walk/rum. Join us for this fun even as we help raise money for St. James Coffee, and please visit our website for more information or to register.

Schoenstatt Year of Mercy Pilgrimage
Join us for a day of prayer and pilgrimage on Saturday, May 21st from 9:00am to 6:00pm! We will be journeying to the beautiful place of Schoenstatt on the Lake in Sleepy Eye, MN, a Marian shrine designated by Pope Francis as a pilgrimage site for the Year of Mercy. The schedule consists of Reconciliation, Mass, silent reflection, and community as well as the chance to walk through the Holy Doors of mercy. Schoenstatt is a place where love for Mary opens avenues for a relationship with God and renews love for neighbor and self. The cost is $25 per person (includes lunch and snacks). For more information and to register, contact St. John’s parish office at 507-288-7372. All are welcome!

ENDOW “Educating on the Nature and Dignity of Women”
Meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 7-8:30pm for fellowship, prayer, and study! We will meet in the LOFT area of St. John’s, which is up the stairs from the fellowship area. Please contact Megan Rodriguez at mrodriguez@sj.org for more information. 

Frassati Fraternity:  Men’s Group
Young men, ages 18-39, are invited to join this dynamic group for young men – hosted in a variety of settings to serve a variety of interests and needs. Through prayer, service, and study, we break through surface level relationships to instead build true fraternity, with the challenge to build up virtuous lives among men. We meet the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month. Contact Brian Kusek at bkusek@sj.org for more info. 

Rochester Living Rosary
Based on the Living Rosary Association, each member of the Rochester Living Rosary will take on a new mystery to focus their meditation on at the beginning of each month and then share their experiences with the other members of the Living Rosary at the end of the month.  Contact Jess Mollison to sign up: mollison.jess@gmail.com.


Jubilee of Mercy Days

Diocese-wide events

Three events, three different days and locations.

St. Mary’s Parish in Worthington – Wednesday, June 8th
Sacred Heart Parish in Owatonna – Thursday, June 9th
Resurrection Parish in Rochester – Friday, June 10th

Day Program

8:30 am – Gathering & Registration
9:00 am – Morning Prayer
9:30 am – Session led by Stephen J. Binz
– “The Divine Mercy of Our God” June 8th
– “The Sacred Heart of Jesus” June 9th
– “The Spiritual & Corporal Works of Mercy” June 10th
11:00 am – Mass (with Bishop Quinn presiding)
12:00 pm – Lunch Break
1: 00 pm – “Works of Mercy” program/activity
1:50 pm – Wrap-up & Closing Prayer

Pilgrimage Visit

2:00 pm – Depart for pilgrimage visit to “Sacred Heart” parish
3:00 pm – Holy Hour
– Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
– Sacrament of Penance available
4 :00 pm – Afternoon & Dinner break (dinner on your own)

Evening Performance

7:00 pm – Performance of “Haunted By God: The Life of Dorothy Day”
There is no charge to attend the evening performance


Year of Mercy – Holy Door Pilgrimage

On Tuesday, April 26, you are invited to gather at Sacred Heart Church in Hayfield by 8:00 am.
Benediction at 8:00 am.
Mass at 8:30 am.
Adoration till noon.
During that time there will be a tape for us to follow. Lunch will be in Owatonna followed by a visit to Sacred Heart Church’s Holy Door. Please pick up booklet available in our churches.

Call Darleen Gillard 527-2166 if any questions.

Sponsored by St. Vincent de Paul's Conference of Catholic Women