St. Joseph + St. Matthew + St. Teresa .St. Joseph + St. Matthew + St. Teresa Good Thunder Vernon

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  • St. Joseph + St. Matthew + St. Teresa Good Thunder Vernon Center Mapleton

    The Catholic

    Diocese of


    Tri-Parish Mass Schedule

    Saturday 5:00 p.m. at St. Joseph (1st, 3rd, 5th)

    At St. Matthew (2nd, 4th) Sunday 9:00 am at St. Teresa

    Weekdays: Please see Inside Bulletin

    Holy Days See Inside Bulletin

    Eucharistic Adoration held before daily Mass

    Tri-Parish Office

    Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-4:30pm

    Address: 104 West Silver Street Mapleton, Minnesota 56065

    Phone: (507) 524-3127




    Mass Times: (507) 387-8806

    Tri-Parish Staff

    Father Jason Kern, Pastor

    (507) 524-4628

    Deacon Chris Walchuk

    (507) 469-5563

    Carol Cyr, Tri-parish Manager

    (507) 524-3127

    Darla Graf, Bookkeeper

    (507) 524-4646

    Jonah Lippert Tri-parish Director of

    Faith Formation and Youth Ministry (507) 327-2767

    The Sacrament of Baptism Pre-Baptism preparation is required. Please contact the

    office at least one month before the desired date.

    The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick Please notify

    the office if you or a family member is in the hospital or

    homebound and would like a pastoral visit.

    The Sacrament of Reconciliation

    One half hour before each weekend Mass, 8a.m. Thurs-

    day at St. Teresa or by private appt. with Fr. Kern

    The Sacrament of Marriage

    All Catholics need to meet with the priest or deacon at

    least 6 months before being married. Contact the office

    at least 6 months in advance of your wedding.


    Were here to help you begin or continue your faith

    journey, so you can find true peace, happiness and purpose in life. If you would like to join one of our

    parishes, contact any staff member and we will be

    honored to officially welcome you home!

    February 26, 2017 Eighth Sunday in

    Ordinary Time

    But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness,

    and all these things will be given you besides. Matthew 6:33

  • Meetings and Events in the tri-parish

    Wednesday 1:00 p.m. Quilters at St. Teresa

    Mass Intentions, Readings, Saints From the Heart by Fr. Jason Kern

    This week I submit Dr. Scott Hahn, a biblical

    scholar, Sunday reflections on the readings as my bulletin

    column (Source:



    We are by nature prone to be anxious and troubled about

    many things.

    In Sundays Gospel, Jesus confronts us with our most com-

    mon fears. We are anxious mostly about how we will meet

    our material needsfor food and drink; for clothing; for

    security for tomorrow.

    Yet in seeking security and comfort, we may unwittingly be

    handing ourselves over to servitude to mammon, Jesus

    warns. Mammon is an Aramaic word that refers to money

    or possessions.

    Jesus is not condemning wealth. Nor is he saying that we

    shouldnt work to earn our daily bread or to make provisions

    for our future.

    It is a question of priorities and goals. What are we living

    for? Where is God in our lives?

    Jesus insists that we need only to have faith in God and to

    trust in his Providence.

    The readings this Sunday pose a challenge to us. Do we real-

    ly believe that God cares for us, that he alone can provide

    for all our needs?

    Do we believe that he loves us more than a mother loves the

    infant at her breast, as God himself promises in this weeks

    beautiful First Reading? Do we really trust that he is our

    rock and salvation, as we sing in the Psalm?

    Jesus calls us to an intense realism about our lives. For all

    our worrying, none of us change the span of our days. None

    of us has anything that we have not received as a gift from

    God (see 1 Cor. 4:7).

    St. Paul reminds us in the Epistle that when the Lord comes

    he will disclose the purposes of every heart.

    We cannot serve both God and mammon. We must choose

    one or the other. Our faith cannot be partial. We must put

    our confidence in him and not be shaken by anxiety.

    Let us resolve today to seek his Kingdom and his holiness

    before all elseconfident that we are beloved sons and

    daughters, and that our Father in heaven will never forsake


    Restore the ChurchBuild the Future The collection taken up at all Masses on Ash Wednesday is used to support the Church in Central and Eastern Europe. Please be gener-ous in helping to rebuild the church in these former Soviet countries.

    The Magnificat Lenten Companion is available at each church. There are daily reflections and ideas for penance. This is a great tool for increasing prayer dur-ing Lent.

    Monday, February 27 Sirach 17:20-24; Psalm 32:1-2, 5-7; Mark 10:17-27

    Tuesday, February 28 Sirach 35:1-12; Psalm 50:5-8, 14, 23; Mark 10:28-31 Rosary for Vocations 8:30 a.m. at St. Joseph

    Wednesday, March 1 Ash Wednesday Joel 2:12-18; Psalm 51:3-6, 12-14, 17; 2 Corinthians 5:206:2; Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18 7:00 a.m. Mass at St. Teresa Eugene Langworthy 7:00 p.m. Mass at St. Matthew Poor Souls in Purgatory 4:15 p.m. Rosary for our country at St. Teresa

    Thursday, March 2 Thursday after Ash Wednesday Deuteronomy 30:15-20; Psalm 1:1-4, 6; Luke 9:22-25 7:30-8:30 a.m. Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction 8:30 a.m. Mass at St. Teresa Stan Gartner

    Friday, March 3 St. Katherine Drexel Isaiah 58:1-9; Psalm 51:3-6, 18-19; Matthew 9:14-15 10:30 a.m. Mass at MCH Anna Breiter

    Saturday, March 4 St. Casimir Isaiah 58:9-14; Psalm 86:1-6; Luke 5:27-32 7:30-8:30 a.m. Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction 8:30 a.m. Mass at St. Teresa Dale Massop

    5:00 p.m. Mass at St. Joseph People of the tri-parish

    Sunday, March 5 First Sunday of Lent Genesis 2:7-9; 3:1-7; Psalm 51:3-6, 12-14, 17; Romans 5:12-19; Matthew 4:1-11

    9:00 a.m. Mass at St. Teresa Kevin Etherington

    What is the purpose of Lenten sacrifice and resolutions?

    Why do we fast, abstain, and make sacrifices during Lent?

    ...(I) started paying attention to my relationship with God, and realized that I literally would not survive without him. I learned that God is not a lifeline to be used as a last resort; he is, in fact, everything, whether things are going well or badly. One reason we fast and abstain and make sacrifices in Lent-in oth-er words, one reason we do without- is so that we can focus on the One we cannot do without.

    from A Lenten Pilgrimage by Archbishop J Peter Sartain

    CRS Operation Rice Bowl incorporates all

    three pillars of Lent:

    prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.

    Operation Rice Bowl Prayer: We lift our prayers to you, God of Love, on behalf of our brothers and sisters in need. As we learn about their struggles, our almsgiving comes to their aid; our fasting unites us in their hunger. You call us to be dis-ciples for all nations. Bless us this Lenten season. Amen. Rice Bowl items are available at all churches.
  • Parish News

    God, grant healing and peace to the sick of our

    communities who have requested our prayers:

    Angie Gartner, Shelly Holt, Todd Kopischke, Bill Flem-ing, Maureen Springer, Lucille Schubbe, Stanley Gart-ner, John Pluym, Toos Roelofs, Jan Samuelson, Jerry

    Wersal, Jim Carey, If you or a member of your family would like our prayers, please call 524-3127 and ask to be put on this prayer list. Each name will remain on the list for eight weeks unless the office is notified to leave the name for a longer amount of time.

    Faith Formation

    No Classes will be held Wednesday, March 1 Attend Mass for Ash Wednesday

    BINGO and Pie social Sunday, February 26 Begins at 4 p.m. at St. Teresa Hall $.25 a cardtotal payout

    On each Friday during Lent , beginning March 3, Stations of the Cross will be lead by Fr. Kern at St. Teresa beginning at 5:30 p.m. There will be a Len-ten supper following these devotions. Replacing the

    Burger BarFundraiser for Maple River Dollars for Scholars on Monday, February 27, 4:30 7:30 p.m. at Maggie Js. Proceeds for the Class of 2017.

    Odd Fellows Pancake Brunch will be held on Sunday, March 5th, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of The United Church of Mapleton. You can enjoy a delicious breakfast of pancakes and more. All proceeds will go to help sponsor our local youths attendance at Camp FaHoCha, (Faith, Hope, and Charity) located at German Lake.

    St Matthew: Lenten Supper and Stations Wednesdays during Lent: There will be a supper served at 5:30 6:30 pm. Meal will be provided by: March 8- St. Margaret circle. March 15 no supper -tri-par