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  • Saint Mary Catholic Church 32 1

    st St. NE

    Winnebago, Minnesota

    Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church 214 S. Holland

    Blue Earth, Minnesota

    Pastor: Fr. Andrew Beerman Church Secretary: Pat Boettcher; Faith Formation & Youth Ministry: Angie Nagel

    Maintenance: Duane Rorman (SS Peter & Paul)

    Office: 214 S. Holland, Blue Earth; 507-526-5626 – Priest’s phone: 507-235-5535 Website:

    Summer Office hours: Mon., 8 a.m. – noon., Tues., 8 a.m. – noon, Wed., 8 – noon, Thurs., 8:00 – noon.

    Sunday, Sept. 6th 2020 – 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time SUNDAY MASS SCHEDULE Saturday, 5:15 p.m., SS. Peter & Paul

    Sunday, 8:00 a.m., St. Mary

    Sunday, 10:00 a.m., SS. Peter & Paul

    DAILY MASS SCHEDULE Tuesday, 8:30 a.m., St. Mary

    Wednesday, 8:30 a.m., SS. Peter & Paul

    Thursday, 8:30 a.m., SS Peter & Paul

    Friday, 8:30 a.m., SS. Peter & Paul (1 st Friday

    Mass is followed by Holy Hour)

    Please check page 2 of bulletin for

    any changes to the schedule

    Sacrament of Reconciliation:

    SSPP – Saturday at 4:00 PM

    St. Mary’s : Sunday at 7:30 AM

    Sacrament of Baptism

    Arrangements are made by contacting the pastor in

    advance of the date.

    Sacrament of Marriage

    Arrangements for preparation & the date are made by

    contacting the pastor at least 6 months before.

    Pastoral Care of the Elderly/Sick

    Please contact the pastor when someone is

    hospitalized or homebound.

    Prayer Network

    Anyone wishing to have the prayerful support of our

    parish community may relay your prayer request to

    Ruth Kastner (943-3478) or Jeanette Verdoorn (526-

    2333) to initiate the calling tree.

    For prayers requests for St. Mary's, call Mary

    Franta (893-4326) or Chris Rockers (893-3729).

    Faith Formation We have resources & activities for growth &

    formation of faith in all members of all ages. For our

    young people, we have programs & youth ministries

    coordinated by Angie Nagel at SS. Peter & Paul

    (526-5626) & Pat Salic at St. Mary (236-2195).

    Joining or Returning to the Catholic Church

    The rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is

    the process for adults to become members of the

    Catholic Church. For additional information, please

    contact the pastor.

    To rent the Social Hall of SS Peter & Paul

    To schedule activities/events, please contact Pat


    Bulletin notices Contact Pat by Wednesday

    afternoon at the office ( or by

    phone (526-5626).

  • May the peace of Christ be with you,

    Please keep in your prayers all our students and

    teachers as school begins that they may grow in

    knowledge of the truth and the virtues of faith,

    hope, and love; and that they may be kept safe

    from harm and illness. Please pray for those who

    are experiencing isolation and loneliness from the

    pandemic that the Lord may console them with his

    presence. Please also continue to pray daily for

    vocations to the priesthood and religious life,

    especially from your own families and parishes.

    In continuation of our reflection on the eighth

    commandment, “You shall not bear false witness

    against your neighbor,” the definition of a lie is

    “speaking a falsehood with the intent of

    deceiving.” Jesus says that lying is the work of the

    devil, “You are of your father the devil,…there is

    no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks according

    to his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of

    lies” (John 8:44). Lying is a direct offense against

    the truth, who is Jesus Christ, since he said, “I am

    the way, the truth, and the life.” To lie is to speak

    against Jesus. “By injuring man’s relation to truth

    and to his neighbor, a lie offends against the

    fundamental relation of man and his word to the

    Lord.” There are no circumstances in which it

    would be justified to lie to another with the intent

    to deceive. The gravity of a lie is measured against

    the nature of the truth it deforms, the

    circumstances, the intentions of the one who lies,

    and the harm suffered by its victims. The

    culpability is greater when the intention of

    deceiving entails the risk of deadly consequences

    for those who are led astray. Lying contains the

    seed of discord and all consequent evils; it is

    destructive of society; it undermines trust among

    people and tears apart the fabric of social

    relationships. Not everyone must be told the whole

    truth, so there is the possibility of mental

    reservation, which means what we say is true, but

    we refrain from revealing the whole truth. For

    example someone could ask, “What did you think

    of the dish I prepared?” and you could say, “It’s

    like nothing I’ve ever had before.”

    The Catechism goes on to say that every offense

    against justice and truth involves the duty of

    reparation, that we should make an effort to repair

    the harm we have caused by lying or by gossiping

    and harming the reputation of others. “This

    reparation, moral and sometimes material, must be

    evaluated in terms of the extent of the damage

    inflicted. It obliges in conscience” (Catechism of

    the Catholic Church, 2482-2487).

    In next Sunday’s gospel, St. Peter approaches Jesus

    and asks how often we must forgive others. He

    knows that Jesus teaches the importance of

    forgiving, but what if the person continues to

    offend us, how many times should we forgive

    them? He asks, “As many as seven times?” Jesus

    responds, “I say to you, not seven times, but

    seventy-seven times.” In another gospel, he says,

    “seventy times seven times.” This means that there

    is no limit to how often we should forgive, since

    the Lord does not limit how much he forgives us.

    Jesus tells a parable about a servant who owed the

    master a huge amount (about 100 million dollars,

    in today’s terms). There is no way he can repay the

    amount, so the master forgives him the loan. Then

    he turns to a fellow servant and demands that he

    pays back what he owes, a much smaller amount

    (about 10,000 dollars). Even though the fellow

    servant pleads with him to give him time, he

    refuses and puts him in prison. The master upon

    hearing about this handed him over to the torturers

    until he paid back the debt since he did not have

    pity and forgive his fellow servant. Jesus ends by

    saying, “So will my heavenly Father do to you,

    unless each of you forgives your brother from your

    heart.” It is not possible to receive the forgiveness

    and mercy of God as long as we are holding on to

    resentment and anger in our own hearts. It is a

    good practice to regularly pray prayers of

    forgiveness toward all those who have offended us

    and also to forgive ourselves the most of all.

    God Bless you,

    Fr. Andrew Beerman

    Even though we may not be able to receive Jesus in the Eucharist, we can make an act of spiritual

    Communion. My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all

    things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.

    Since I cannot at this moment receive You

    sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my

    heart. I embrace You as if You were already there

    and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to

    be separated from You. Amen.

  • MASS SCHEDULE for 9/8-9/13

    Tues., 9/8- St. Mary’s – 8:30AM – Living & deceased Members of the Rosary Society

    Wed., 9/9 - SS PP - 8:30 AM – Roger & Candace Carr

    Thur., 9/10– SSPP – 8:30AM – Lucille Jacobs 

    Fri., 9/11 – SSPP – 8:30AM - Susan Carr 

    Sat., 9/12 – SSPP – 5:15 PM – Marian Warmka 

    Sun., 9/13 – St. Mary’s – 8:00 AM – Mary Honken  Sun., 9/13 - SSPP – 10:00 AM – JoAnne Ascheman 

    Please follow the Safety & Hygiene protocol at both churches. The churches will be cleaned and sanitized before and after each Mass. Some pews will be taped off to allow for distancing. There will be hand sanitizer at the church entrance to use when arriving and when departing the building. The Bishop’s dispensation for Mass attendance is still in place. Masks are required at Mass in both parishes. If you are unable to attend, Mass can be viewed on the

    St. John Vianney website. SJV website – Masses , bulletins, etc. SJV Youtube Chan

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