Saturday, October 3, 2020
"Lord, let your face shine on me."
Saint Francis of Assisi was a man of heroic faith. He preached by word and deed the Good News of Jesus Christ wherever he went and to anyone that would listen to him, including animals and nature.

What would drive a person to do such things? Would you believe me when I say, it was because of love?

Love is a word that doesn't necessarily carry a lot of weight to it anymore in our society as we tend associate it with things we enjoy. Take for example, I love my phone, I love my car, I love my sweatshirt, I love a good burger, etc.

Those things we may say we love, although we enjoy them very much, we may fid that they are things we would not be so willing to give our lives away for. But, when it comes to relationships with others people and living creatures, that becomes a different story, as a real, reciprocated relationship can be fostered in which we find it easier to give of ourselves to another.

In that same way Saint Francis has come to love our Lord, Jesus Christ. Our Lord has let His face shine upon Saint Francis and through that encounter, Saint Francis had decided to give of his whole life to and for love of God, finding God's loveliness in all of creation.

This morning, Saturday, Oct 3rd at 10am, there will be a Blessing of Animals at the Kennard Street Entrance of the church. Bring any pets/animals you have to be blessed this morning! When we lift up God's creatures in this way, to thank God for the companionship He has given to us through our pets, we give God honor because we recognize the beauty of these creatures that God has given to us.

May we always recall the blessings and love our Lord gives to us when we look upon his animals and all of nature that He has surrounded us in.

Saint Francis and Mary, our Blessed Mother, pray for us!
Grow Your Faith
Come join us for a 5 Week Online Bible Study Presented by
Archbishop Hebda and Bishop Cozzens

Topic: "Praying with Scripture"
Dates to meet via Zoom: Wednesdays, Oct. 2 - Nov. 18
Choose: Wednesday mornings, 9:00-10:30 a.m. or Wednesday evenings, 7:00—8:30 p.m.
To Register (no fee): https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090F48A9AB23A20-praying (A link to Zoom will be sent to you once your registration is received.)

We hope you will join us in the Praying with Scripture series taught by Archbishop Bernard Hebda and Bishop Andrew Cozzens. If you have never prayed with Scripture, that’s okay - this teaching series will help you get started! If you have prayed with Scripture and want to go deeper, this teaching series will help you grow. Prayer is a relationship with God. Just like any relationship, there are always opportunities to grow deeper.

The titles of the talks and speakers are listed below:
Week 1: Prayer is a Personal Relationship with God Archbishop Hebda
Week 2: How to Listen to God in Our Hearts Bishop Cozzens
Week 3: Conversation with God – Acknowledge, Relate, Receive, Respond Bishop Cozzens
Week 4: Discernment of Spirits – Consolation and Desolation Bishop Cozzens
Week 5: Overcoming Obstacles Archbishop Hebda

Talk outlines are provided for each week. 
Questions? call Kay Mottaz at 651-842-6022
Eucharistic Adoration
Monday-Friday: 2pm-12am
With so much still going on in our country and the world, how important it is for us to remember to retreat to our Lord for rest and strength, and lift up your prayers to Him. Come spend some time with our Lord, truly present in the Eucharist.
Limited to 4 adorers at one time.
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Important Information
The Protocols for Mass have recently changed to allow the distribution of Holy Communion at its normal place during the Mass.
Faith Formation
Registration forms for Sunday Faith Formation are forthcoming. Please email Fr. Peter so he can make sure you get a form when they are available (please note child(ren)'s grade(s) in email).
Sunday Faith Formation is for all school ages Kindergarten through 8th Grade, and includes First Communion and Confirmation.
Upcoming Events
CCW Virtual Holiday Boutique

Presentation of Mary CCW is hosting a Virtual Holiday Boutique and is seeking vendors. Please click here for more information on registering!
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Stewardship
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Loaves & Fishes
Serving meals to those who have none is still an essential ministry during this pandemic.
Please prayerfully consider giving to this ministry. Donations can be placed in an envelope with Loaves & Fishes written on it, and drop it in the basket at church or in the secured mailbox at the Parish Center.
Catholic Services Appeal
The Catholic Services Appeal is still in need of your support to serve those many ministries that not one community can do on it's own, all the more during this pandemic.
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