Saturday, August 22, 2020
Mary, Queen of the Universe!
Today we celebrate the Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

What does this mean? If Mary is the Mother of Jesus, and if Jesus is King of the Universe (God), then she must in turn be the Queen, being the mother of a king, our King. We see this clearly in the Book of Revelations 12.1, "A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars."
Mindblowing!!! I don't know of many queens who have a crown of stars! There must be some significance in that vision Saint John received. :)

I want to take this opportunity to give thanks to you, my parishioners. As many of you know, I was officially installed as your Pastor this past week. It was a beautiful and emotional evening, made more so as I was unable to open the church doors to the whole parish to attend. But I am extremely grateful to our parish leadership members who were able to attend that evening and represent all of you. I am grateful also for all those who made the evening possible, to our liturgical ministers, coordinators and staff, to my brother priests and Deacon Mike Powers, to my sister religious (Missionaries of Charity and Missionary Sisters of Saint Peter Claver), and to Sweet Mary's treats (Kristi Otto) and her packaging team (Carrie Hansen and Patti Adams). And last but not least, all of you, my parish family. For your continued prayers and support, not just for me, but for our parish. Don't stop.

Let's continue to walk forward towards Jesus together, bringing everyone we meet along the way with us: family, friends, neighbors, strangers, everyone!

To watch the Installation Mass, go to the following link which will take you to our parish YouTube channel:

Mary, Queen of the Universe, 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
Congratulations to our 12 newly Confirmed students!
They were Confirmed on Saturday, August 8th at the 5pm Mass. What a privilege it was for me to be the one to dispense to them this beautiful Sacrament. But more wonderful it was to see the joy and excitement that they had to finally be able to come together to receive the fullness of the Holy Spirit in their lives! Let His Love continue to pour out over you and give you the courage to follow Him wherever He may lead you!
Come, Holy Spirit, come!
Panther News
Oh, boy! School begins just over a week from now!
Keep our Principal, teachers and staff in your prayers as they get the final touches ready for our students and families to return on Monday, August 31st!
For the latest School Newsletter, click here.
Schulze Summer Challenge Grant Update
Early this summer, we were the recipients of a $35,000 Summer Challenge Match from the Schulze Family Foundation. During one of the most difficult times the world has experienced, our Presentation of Mary community pulled together, prayed together, and were successful together…...WE DID IT! We raised $40,663.52 this summer to match the Challenge Match resulting in a total of $75,663.52 which will greatly benefit Presentation of Mary Catholic School and our students. THANK YOU to all of our financial supporters and prayer warriors.
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
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
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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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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