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A Message from Father Schneider
We ask that anyone who is not vaccinated wear a mask. The virus is spread primarily when we breath, more so when we talk, even more when we sing and strongly spread when we cough. So a mask will go far to protect yourself and others should you be unvacinated and an asymptomatic carrier. We encourage those who are vaccinated to also wear a mask.
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Please pray the prayer below.
I believe that You are profoundly present in the Eucharist - in Your Word, the bread and wine become Your Body and Blood, and Your people gathered in prayer.
I love You above all things, and I desire to nurture Your presence in my life.
Since I cannot at this moment celebrate the Eucharist, I ask you to help me become more aware of Your pervasive presence in everyone and everything.
Humble me Lord that I may allow You to transform me and utilize me in the service of Your mission to recreate the world.
Help me Lord to always be open to Your wisdom and love that I may better embrace it and pay it forward to others.
Strengthen my faith that I may never suffer the illusion that You are not with me.
Lets pray for each other and for those affected by the virus.
Immaculate Conception, St. Clair, Minnesota
November through April - Saturday at 4:00 PM
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All Saints, Madison Lake, Minnesota
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Readings for the week of September 19, 2021
- Sunday: Wis 2:12, 17-20 / Ps 54:3-4, 5, 6-8 [6b] / Jas 3:16—4:3 / Mk 9:30-37
- Monday: Ezr 1:1-6 / Ps 126:1b-2ab, 2cd-3, 4-5, 6  / Lk 8:16-18
- Tuesday: Eph 4:1-7, 11-13 / Ps 19:2-3, 4-5  / Mt 9:9-13
- Wednesday: Ezr 9:5-9 / Tb 13:2, 3-4a, 4befghn, 7-8 [1b] / Lk 9:1-6
- Thursday: Hg 1:1-8 / Ps 149:1b-2, 3-4, 5-6a and 9b [cf. 4a] / Lk 9:7-9
- Friday: Hg 2:1-9 / Ps 43:1, 2, 3, 4  / Lk 9:18-22
- Saturday: Zec 2:5-9, 14-15a / Jer 31:10, 11-12ab, 13 [cf. 10d] / Lk 9:43b-45
- Next Sunday: Nm 11:25-29 / Ps 19:8, 10, 12-13, 14 [9a] / Jas 5:1-6 / Mk 9:38-43, 45, 47-48
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Bishops & Communion
Questions and Answers on the U.S. Bishops’ Vote to Draft a Document on the Meaning of the Eucharist in the Life of the Church
Since the conclusion of the Spring Plenary Assembly of the U.S. bishops last week, there has been much attention on the vote taken to draft a document on the Eucharist. The question of whether or not to deny any individual or groups Holy Communion was not on the ballot. The vote by the bishops last week tasked the U.S. Conference of Bishops” Committee on Doctrine to begin the drafting of a teach document on the Eucharist.
The Eucharist is the source and summit of Christian life. The importance of nurturing an every deeper understanding of the beauty and mystery of the Eucharist in our lives is not a new topic for the bishops. The document being drafted is not meant to be disciplinary in nature, nor is it targeted at any one individual or class of persons. I will include a section on the Church’s teaching on the responsibility of every Catholic, including bishops, to live in accordance with the truth, goodness and beauty of the Eucharist we celebrate.
Why are the bishops doing this now?
For some time now, a major concern of the bishops has been the declining belief and understanding of the Eucharist among the Catholic faithful. This was a deep enough concern, that the theme of the bishops strategic plan for 2021-2022 is Created Anew by the Body and Blood of Christ: Source of Our Healing and Hope. This important and document on the Eucharist will serve as a foundation for the multi-year Eucharistic Revival Project, a major national effort to reignite Eucharistic faith in our country. It was clear from the intensity and passion expressed in the individual interventions made by the bishops during last week’s meeting that each bishop deeply loves the Eucharist.
Did the bishops vote to ban politicians from receiving Holy Communion?
No, this was not up for vote or debate. The bishops made no decision about barring anyone from receiving Holy Communion. Each Catholic – regardless of whether they hold public office or not – is called to continual conversion, and the U.S. bishops have repeatedly emphasized the obligation of all Catholics to support human life and dignity and other fundamental principles of Catholic moral and social teaching.
Are the bishops going to issue a national policy on withholding Communion from politicians?
No. There will be no national policy on withholding Communion from politicians. The intent is to present a clear understanding of the Church’s teaching to bring heightened awareness among the faithful of how the Eucharist can transform our lives and bring us closer to our creator and the life God wants for us.
Did the Vatican tell the bishops not to move forward on drafting the document?
No. The Holy See did encourage the bishops to engage in dialogue and broad consultation. Last week’s meeting was the first part of that process. It is important to note that collaboration and consultation among the bishops will be key in the drafting of this document.
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If your income has not been affected by the virus, please consider making your weekly offering online at our website or mailing in your contribution to the parish office.
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If you wish to mail in your contributions, here are the mailing addresses.
All Saints, PO BOX 217, Madison Lake, MN 56063
Immaculate Conception, PO BOX 100, St. Clair, MN 56080