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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

    Sunday 8:00 am at St. Teresa Sunday 10:00 am at St. Matthew

    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, Pastoral Minister

    (507) 524-4650

    Carol Cyr, Tri-parish Manager

    (507) 524-3127

    Darla Graf, Bookkeeper

    (507) 524-4646

    Connie Peters, St. Joseph Faith Formation

    Cindy Young, St. Matthew Faith Formation

    Karen Langworthy, St. Teresa Faith Formation

    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

    Confessions are available 30 minutes prior to each week-

    end Mass, at 8a.m. Thursday 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.


    We’re 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!

    May 11, 2014

    Fourth Sunday of Easter

    Good Shepherd Sunday

    I am the gate. Whoever enters through me will be saved,

    and will come in and go out and

    find pasture. John 10:9

  • From the Heart - by Fr. Kern

    I continue to offer thanks to God for all that is

    happening in our Tri-Parish. Your dedicated

    and faithful work has brought much fruit. I would like to

    say special thanks to all of you who labored this year as

    catechists in our classrooms teaching our youth the faith.

    As I stopped by each classroom I was always impressed

    with the dedication and love each of you shows to our

    children. We are in a good place and I hope we can con-

    tinue to improve upon what we are currently doing. I

    don’t know about you, but I never want to be satisfied

    with ‘good enough’ but hope to look to constantly im-

    prove our efforts and strivings to give the best presenta-

    tion of the Gospel to our children and to each of us. I

    want to continue to seek to find new ways to present to

    the upcoming generation the beauty of our faith and the

    impact living our faith can have on their lives. I hope

    you will search with me in this endeavor. Next weekend

    we will honor another class of graduates as they make

    their way toward college or work, we will thank God for

    showing each of us the Way to live for Him in this life.

    I would also like to say thank you again for your gener-

    osity toward the Annual Diocesan Catholic Ministries

    Appeal. Your service to the Church on a financial level

    makes a huge impact in the ministries our diocese carries

    forth and directly impacts our parishes in this way as

    well. The constant support you show to the Church goes

    to great lengths and shows your commitment to the life

    of the parish. Your contributions are great but they show

    your commitment is much deeper than just what your

    pocket book is able to handle. I thank you for your com-

    mitted and generous lives.

    Finally, on this Mother’s Day I say thanks to all moms.

    Every mom is a protector of life and a nurturer of love. I

    cannot help but think of all the love and goodness my

    own mother showed me in her short life. While we hon-

    or and pray for our Mother’s today, in a special way we

    know that even if our own mother is deceased the

    Blessed Virgin Mary is mother to us all. She is the per-

    fect protector of our life (especially spiritual) and she

    aids us with her prayers and grace of her Son (nurturing).

    We are abundantly blessed. Thanks both mom of this

    life and of my life in Heaven.

    Mass Intentions, Readings, & Saints

    Monday, May 12 Sts. Nereus and Achilleus, St. Pancras

    Acts 11:1-18; Psalm 42:2-3,;43:3-4; John 10:11-18

    7:30-8:30 a.m. Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction

    8:30 a.m. Mass at St. Teresa Reparation for our sins

    Tuesday, May 13 Our Lady of Fatima

    Acts 11:19-26; Psalm 87:1-7; John 10:22-30

    7:30-8:30 a.m. Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction

    8:30 a.m. Mass at St. Joseph  Bill Rigdon

    Wednesday, May 14 St. Matthias

    Acts 1:15-17, 20-26; Psalm 113:1-8; John 15:9-17

    7:30-8:30 a.m. Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction

    8:30 a.m. Mass at St. Matthew  Joe Caven

    Thursday, May 15 St. Isidore the farmer

    Acts 13:13-25; Psalm 89:2-3, 21-22, 25, 27; John 13:16-20

    7:30-8:30 a.m. Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction

    8:30 a.m. Mass at St. Teresa  Fr. Milo Ernster

    3:30 p.m. Mass at MCH Joan VanRossum

    Friday, May 16

    Acts 13:26-33; Psalm 2:6-11; John 14:1-6

    7:30-8:30 a.m. Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction

    8:30 a.m. Mass at St. Teresa  Howard LaFleur

    Saturday, May 17

    Acts 13:44-52; Psalm 98:1-4; John 14:7-14

    7:30-8:30 a.m. Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction

    8:30 a.m. Mass at St. Teresa Mary Seys Depuydt

    5:00 p.m. Mass at St. Joseph Leona Lawson

    Sunday, May 18 Fifth Sunday of Easter

    Acts 6:1-7; Psalm 33:1-2, 4-5, 18-19;

    1 Peter 2:4-9; John 14:1-12

    8:00 a.m. Mass at St. Teresa Edwin Langworthy

    10:00 a.m. Mass at St. Matthew People of the tri-parish

    Meetings and Events in the tri-parish

    Monday, May 12 7:00 p.m. St. Teresa CCW

    Tuesday, May 13 7:00 p.m. St. Joseph Pastoral Council

    Thursday, May 15 7:00 p.m. St. Matthew Finance Council

    God bless all mothers on this day and always.

    Happy MotHer’s Day,

  • God, grant healing and peace to the sick of our

    communities who have requested our prayers:

    Tiffany Sonnek, Noah Laird, Phyllis Lindeman, Jay Hiller, Krissy Wendlandt Bauer,

    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.

    Parish News

    Community News

    Faith Formation

    Thursday morning Bible Study This Lenten session we

    will be studying the Mysteries of the Rosary. The study

    begins after the 8:30 a.m. Mass at St. Teresa.

    St. Matthew: We are looking for a person or persons to oversee the Bingo stand at the Blue Earth Coun- ty Fair this August. Having someone step forward and over- see the bingo stand will allow us to keep our spot as well as provide income for our parish. If interested or would like more info, please contact the Tri-Parish office 524-3127 or

    Tri-Parish Server Appreciation Mark your calendars now to join Deacon Chris and Fr. Kern at the WOW Zone on Wednesday, May 14h from 6pm until 9pm for unlimited bowling, laser tag and mini golf. Pizza and Pop will also be provided. Please make sure you sign up for this

    event by Monday, May 12.

    St. Joseph CCW Plus will be collecting personal care "Ditty" bags for dislocated women and children at the CADA house dur- ing the month of May. If you'd like to donate to this great cause please bring your unused personal hygiene or care items in a self contained ba