Saturday, August 8, 2020
"O you of little faith, why did you doubt?"
This month is certainly full of many exciting things. This past week we celebrated a number of wonderful feast days including Saint John Vianney, patron of parish priests, and the Transfiguration of our Lord on Mount Horeb. Next Saturday, Aug 15th we celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary into heaven. All this in just the first half of August, and there's still more to come!

On top of these wonderful feast days, our Principal, teachers and staff have been working hard to get our school ready for the fall, which starts on Monday, August 31st! I know that they are excited to see their classrooms filled with warmth and laughter again, and I know that the students are excited as well! I actually ran into one of our families yesterday when I went out to the food trucks on White Bear Ave and the excitement of the two boys about school resuming was very apparent! What a joy it was to see them yesterday. A beautiful reminder of the good times that are to come when all of our students are back!

Here at the church we have an exciting event taking place next weekend as well. On Saturday, August 15th, at the 5:00pm Mass, I will be officially installed as your Pastor here at Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. I mentioned that the summer's been busy, so some things have fallen on the wayside, including sharing this wonderful news with my own family! Thankfully I remembered to at least tell my mom. :)

Unfortunately, as I am unable to have the whole parish attend physically, I have had to make the difficult decision to keep this Mass non-public and by invite-only. Those who have been invited are our parish leadership members so that they can represent our entire Presentation family. This includes: our Pastoral Council members, the Finance Council members, the School Advisory Committee members, our parish Trustees and staff. Unfortunate again, but I hope that you will al understand. Please do tune in to either that evening or the Sunday Mass, as I have also invited our Principal, Sue Lovegreen, to attend and introduce herself to our community as well.

How blessed we continue to be... may we acknowledge these blessings and give praise and thanksgiving to our Lord who loves us!

Continue to keep our parish, church and school, in your prayers, and if you remember, please throw a little prayer my way as well. Let's not doubt the love our Savior has for each of us, and may we continue to walk towards our Lord together as He calls His family back to Himself.

Mary, Mother of the Church, pray for us!
Public Mass Times where the faithful are invited to attend in the church:
Sundays at 9:30am, Wednesdays at 8:00am and Fridays at 8:45am.
Non-Public Mass Times where the faithful will not be able to join: Tuesdays & Thursdays at 8:00am and First Saturdays at 9:00am and Saturdays at 5:00pm.
All Mass times will continue to be live streamed on our Facebook page.
For Sunday's Mass Readings, click here.
Faith Formation
Confirmation Mass will be held tonight, Saturday, August 8th at 5pm here at Presentation. This Mass is by invite-only to the Confirmation families and their guests. Please keep our students in your prayers!
Come, Holy Spirit, come!
Panther News, Part 01
Our school is opening this Fall!
Don't forget to register your student(s) for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. Share this with others who may be interested as well!
Read the latest School Newsletter here.
Panther News, Part 02
Quick update on the Schulze Summer Challenge Grant: As of today, we have raised $30,629! We have until August 31st to reach our goal.
Let's double the scoop!
Please pray and see if this is something you, or someone you know, may be interested in. Click on the image or read the school newsletter on how you can participate.
PBVM Parish Bulletin
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*Note: summer bulletins cover two weeks.*
NEW Drive-Thru Hours
With families returning to work and school reopening soon, Drive-Thru hours need to change.
New hours: Tues-Thurs: 5:00-5:45pm
NOTE: the new hours will begin on Tuesday, Aug 18th. NO Drive-Thru this week, Tues, Aug 11—Fri, Aug 14. HEO donations can be brought to the Parish Center or to Mass.
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.
Pastoral Care
Presentation of Mary is here for you!
Conversation, prayer requests, resources...? Please ask.
All information will remain confidential.
Contact the Parish Office at 651-777-8116 or Mail@PresentationOfMary.org.
Stewardship
Amidst this pandemic, I have been very edified by the generous outpouring of love and support from our community . Thank you!
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Questions? Please contact the parish:
651.777.8116 or Mail@PresentationOfMary.org
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.
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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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