Sunday Dispensation lifted in the Fargo Diocease - as of May 1, 2021.
Bishop John Folda reinstated the obligation to attend Mass - some exceptions remain in place. Please click on the link below to read the Bishop's decree.
Sacred Relics of the Saints, Treasures of the Church
A teaching and exposition of the Sacred Relics was presented by their guardian Father Carlos Martins of the Companions of the Cross at St. Mary's Parish on Saturday, May 1st.
A very speical Vatican collection of over 150 relics, some as old as 2000 year was on display. Among the treasures will be relics of St. Marie Goretti, St. Therese of Lisieux (the "Little Flower"), St. Francis of Assisi, St. Anthony of Padua, St. Thomas Aquinas, and St. Faustina Kowalska. There will also be present a portion of the veil of Our Lady, as well as one of the largest remaining pieces in the world of the True Cross.
Those in attendance were able to examine and venerate each relic. In the Church's history many miracles and healings have been worked in the presence of relics, and many have been healed through this ministry.
Final Session of Wednesday Night RE:
Don Palmiscno directed the action during BINGO night for the final session of Wednesday night Religious Ed May 5th.
Please spread the word about our open DRE position and encourage any good candidates you know to apply.
Fr. James Gross, St. Mary's
St. Mary's Hospitality Campaign
We are hoping to replace the tile flooring in our Social Hall and school basement hallway. In addition, we would like to fill the need for an accessible restroom in our Social Hall.
We are calling this our "St. Mary's Hospitality Campaign" and we are asking for your help. If either or both of these needs is valuable to you, please take part in this campaign.
Thank you for your consideration and generosity!
Our main corridor in the basement of the school building is a high-traffic area. Notice the considerable wear in these sections of the floor.
This is the entrance to the room on the north side of our Social Hall we are planning to convert into a single-occupanct unisex restrooom.
May is the Month of Our Lady.
The piety of the faithful has special Marian devotions during the month of May, honoring Mary, the Virgin Mother of Jesus as the Queen of May.
2021 is the Year of St. Joseph:
150 years ago, Pope Pius IX in his decree Quemadmodum named St. Joseph Patron of the Universal Church. To commemorate this 150th anniversary, Pope Francis in his Patris Corde (With a Father's Heart) declared December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021 the Year of St Joseph.
May's theme is St. Joseph, Model of Workers: We must not simply intent love, we must labor to fulfill love's demands. Beneficence, laboring for the good of another, in Joseph's case was direct labor for God. Working in Adam's curse by the sweat of his brow was replete with purpose as it was done to feed, to clothe, to shelter God Himself.
Welcore [the company who doues our Flu Vacine Clinics] will conduct a COVID Vaccine Clinic at St. Mary's Parish. The plan is to have the Pfizer vaccine available --- that will require the 2 (two) injections, 3 (three) weeks apart. People 16 and older will be eligible to receive the vaccine.
The clinic is scheduled for the following days:
[Welcore is also conducting COVID vaccine clinics at Holy Family and Calvary Churches. ]
First Fridays, Eucharistic Adoration
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
Confessions will be available:
Confessions are in the Reconciliation Room in the Sacristy. [until further notice while making appropriate arrangements that allow for both social distancing and confidentiality.]
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM to Noon
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