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Heart of Jesus Area Faith Community

Heart of Jesus Area Faith Community

Mass Times

Weekend Mass Schedule:
Saturday
4:00pm - St. Mary - Bird Island
5:00pm - St. Aloysius - Olivia
Sunday:
8:30am - St. Aloysius - Olivia
8:30am - St. John's - Hector
10:30am - St. Mary's - Bird Island
10:30am - Holy Redeemer - Renville

Next One Priest Weekend: March 3/4
Saturday:
5:00pm - St. Aloysius - Olivia
7:00pm - St. John's - Hector
Sunday:
8:30am - Holy Redeemer - Renville
10:30am - St. Mary's - Bird Island

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Office Hours

St. John - Tue: 9:15am-11:30am
St. Mary - M- Th: 9am -4pm, F: 9am- 12pm (noon)
St. Aloysius - M- Th: 9am -4pm, F: 9am- 12pm (noon)
Holy Redeemer - Please contact St. Aloysius

Welcome to the Heart of Jesus Area Faith Community consisting of four parish communities: Holy Redeemer Parish in Renville, St. Aloysius Parish in Olivia, St. Mary’s Parish in Bird Island, and St. John’s Parish in Hector, MN. Our four parishes are in the heart of the Diocese of New Ulm. As pastor of the four parishes I want to welcome you to our website and to our parishes. I invite you to come to one of our weekend Masses to worship with us. If you are new to the area and would like more information about any of our parishes, please contact one of our parishes.

 ~ Fr. Denny Labat, Pastor

Heart of Jesus AFC News

New AFC Bible Study

A new Bible Study titled A BIBLICAL WALK THROUGH THE MASS is starting Monday, ... Read More »

Stations of the Cross

AFC Stations/Lenten Meals: Holy Redeemer–EveryWednesday throughout Lent, there will be a soup supper from 4:30-7:00 pm followed by stations at 7:00 ... Read More »

Ash Wednesday Mass Schedule

ASH WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE: Wed., Feb. 14 8:30 am St. Aloysius11:00 am St. Mary ~ ... Read More »

Reconciliation Times

Regular times schedule for the sacrament of reconciliation are:

  •  Holy Redeemer
    • Sunday - 10:00 – 10:20am
  • St. Aloysius
    • Sunday – 8:00 – 8:20am
    • Monday - 8:00 – 8:20am
    • Friday - 8:00 – 8:20am
    • Saturday – 4:30 – 4:50pm
  • St. Mary’s
    • Saturday – 11:00am
  • St. John’s
    • Sunday - 8:00 – 8:20am

Extra times are scheduled during Advent and Lent. Individual appointments may also be scheduled by calling the parish office.

Word On Fire

The Death of an Evangelical Titan

Billy Graham, arguably the greatest Christian evangelist of the past hundred years, died this week at ninety-nine, and it’s difficult to overstate his impact and importance.

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“America” Magazine’s Survey of Women in the Church

Last week, America magazine published a fascinating survey regarding the attitudes of women in the Church. They were kind enough to publish a few of my reactions to the study, but I would like, in this article, to offer a fuller response to their findings.

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An Evening with William Lane Craig

Ten years ago, a seminarian friend told me that Dr. William Lane Craig, an evangelical Protestant, was by far the most effective spokesman for the Christian point of view and that he had taken on the atheists with great intelligence, wit, and panache. That night, I looked up Dr. Craig on YouTube and watched, with fascination, his debates with the superstars of the atheist movement. From that evening on I was a fan. This is why, when I was invited by the good people at the Claremont Center for Reason, Religion, and Public Affairs to participate in an all-day dialogue with William Lane Craig, I jumped at the opportunity.

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USCCB News

National Call-in Day for the Protection of Dreamers, Feb. 26

WASHINGTON—Cardinal

Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of

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U.S. Catholic Bishops Chairman of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs Offers Condolences on the Death of the Rev. Billy Graham

WASHINGTON—His Excellency, Bishop Joseph Bambera of

Scranton, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Office

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USCCB President Offers Condolences on the Death of the Rev. Billy Graham

WASHINGTON—His Eminence, Cardinal

Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the United

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