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6/5/20 AFC Update and Message from Fr. Joe

Dear Parishioners of the Heart of Jesus Area Faith Community,

Please pray for all the parishioners of St. John’s Parish as we celebrate the closing liturgy this Sunday, June 7th at 10:00am at St. John’s Church.  We will be live streaming the Mass on our AFC Facebook page for all to see.  I did not imagine 34 years ago that I would ever be celebrating a closing liturgy of a parish on the anniversary of my ordination.  In this historic time in our world, I am reminded that life is ever changing and we need to adapt to new realities within the Church and world.

St John’s Parish Administrative Council has approved placing the church building, rectory and property up for sale.  Anyone interested in purchasing this property should contact Fr Joe.

To the members of St. Mary and St Aloysius, please extend a warm welcome to those members of St. John’s who will be joining us as new members.  We will officially welcome these members next weekend at our Sunday liturgies.   I am sure the other parishes where members will be joining will also give them a warm welcome.

This weekend mass schedule is: 

  • Saturday, June 6th
    • at 4pm St Mary 
    • 5pm Holy Redeemer 
    • 7pm St Aloysius
  • Sunday, June 7th
    • 8:30am St Aloysius,
    • 10am St John LIVE STREAM
    • 10:30am St Mary. 

We will return next weekend to our regular Mass schedule posted in the bulletin.  

Please remember our social distancing protocols should you attend Mass at one of our parishes.  Also remember that we will have Holy Communion available on Sunday at the Church of St. Mary’s.  Drive up the handicap entrance to the archways and receive communion in your car, from 1pm to 1:30pm this Sunday.

Please pray for John Hayes and Shawn Polman who will be ordained to the Priesthood this Saturday, June 6th for the Diocese of New Ulm.


Fr. Joe Steinbeisser


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