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Heart of Jesus Area Faith Community

Heart of Jesus Area Faith Community

Mass Calendar

Returning to Public Mass Guideline

May 14, 2021  Church Protocols 

  • Wearing Face Mask is Optional
  • Non Vaccinated Persons are Encouraged to Continue wearing Masks Indoors
  • All are encouraged to be mindful of others, by maintaining social distance and not overcrowding pews by keeping every other pew open as marked.
  • Stay Home if sick, or vulnerable!
  •  All are encouraged to sanitize their hands as they enter church.
  • The Obligation to attend Sunday Mass will continue to be dispensed.
  • We will continue to Live Stream one of our weekend Masses each Sunday.
  • No sign of peace and no greetings with hands will take place
  • The Great Command to love our God, Our Neighbor and Ourselves continues to be our guide.  We ask everyone to be mindful of their Neighbor and take care to protect them by keeping these and other social distancing practices.

AFC News and Updates

Returning to Mass: July 1, 2021 marks the end of Dispensation in Minnesota

Please click on the link to read the message from our Diocesan update for ... Read More »

Vacation Bible School

Our AFC will be offering Vacation Bible School (VBS) this comign Summer, August 2-5, ... Read More »

May 14 AFC Church Guideline Update

May 14, 2021  AFC Church Protocols


Wearing Face Mask is Optional: Non Vaccinated Persons ... Read More »

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Office Hours

Our Church Office (for all three parishes) is located in Olivia. Office Hours are:
M- Th: 9am -4pm
F: 9am- 12pm (noon)


MEDIA ADVISORY: Agenda for U.S. Bishops’ Meeting June 16-18

WASHINGTON—The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will gather virtually for the 2021 Spring General Assembly starting today, Wednesday, June 16 in a virtual format.

The agenda for the meeting may be found here.

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On Anniversary of DACA, Migration Chairman Reaffirms Need for Congress to Act

WASHINGTON—Today marks nine years since Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was created. DACA allows certain undocumented immigrants who entered the United States as children—known as Dreamers—to remain in the country, subject to several requirements. DACA does not provide legal status, nor does it create a pathway to citizenship, but it does make recipients eligible for work authorization and other benefits. There are over 600,000 active DACA recipients currently living in the United States and as many as 3.6 million Dreamers total, about 1.8 million of which are DACA-eligible.

In recognition of DACA’s anniversary, Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville, auxiliary bishop of Washington and chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Migration, issued the following statement:

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Rev. Ronald Kunkel Appointed as Executive Director of USCCB's Secretariat of Doctrine and Canonical Affairs

WASHINGTON – Father Ronald Kunkel, S.T.D., a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago, has been named executive director of the Secretariat of Doctrine and Canonical Affairs for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). The appointment was made today by Monsignor Jeffrey D. Burrill, USCCB general secretary, and is effective August 9.

“Father Kunkel brings an extensive background of theological instruction to the Conference,” said Monsignor Burrill. “I am confident that his expertise will fruitfully serve both the bishops’ Committee on Doctrine, as well as the secretariat with the theological and pastoral consultation that is necessary in carrying out the work of the Conference.”

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