"I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. These also I must lead,
and they will hear my voice, and there will be one flock, one shepherd."
~Jn 10:17
Archbishop Hebda’s Statement Regarding Guilty Verdict in Derek Chauvin Trial 
“The verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer now convicted on all counts as a result of his role in the death of George Floyd last spring, is a sobering moment for our community. The decision by a jury of peers punctuates the grief that has gripped the Twin Cities in these last months and underscores the soul-searching that has taken place in homes, parishes, and workplaces across the country as we together confront the chasm that exists between the brokenness of our world and the harmony and fraternity that our Creator intends for all his children.

“We hold up once again the image of the Crucified Christ, whose resurrection gives witness to the healing power of forgiveness, compassion, reconciliation, and peace. It is our shared brotherhood with Jesus that calls us to a deeper respect for all human life. We ask him to bring healing into our communities, comfort to the family of George Floyd and all who mourn, and satisfaction to those who thirst for justice. May the many reminders of the Lord’s loving closeness even in challenging times inspire us to treat each other with unfailing respect, to work non-violently for the common good and to be instruments of reconciliation.”
Dedication of Chapel and Consecration of Altar at the Chapel of the Beatitudes
On April 21, 2021, we were blessed to have Archbishop Hebda come to the Parish Life Center and celebrate Mass, in which he dedicated the Chapel of the Beatitudes and consecrated the altar. The Mass was livestreamed to the Frassati students and staff and the staff of St. Mary of the Lake. You can watch the Mass by visiting the Frassati home page at frassati-wbl.org, scrolling down to the Falcon Feed, and clicking on the link. 

The Chapel of the Beatitudes was a joint project between the parishioners of St. Mary of the Lake and the families and supporters of Frassati Catholic Academy. At last year’s Frassati spring gala, we raised the funds to transform the former sacred space into the Chapel of the Beatitudes. I once again express my gratitude to everyone who supported this project with your time, talent, treasure and prayers. The chapel is available to the Frassati and St. Mary of the Lake communities for Mass and prayer. We have already seen many blessings with having Jesus present in our building and we pray that his Real Presence will continue to draw others into deeper relationship to him for years to come.
 
Peace, Fr. Talbot
Current Options for Mass at St. Mary of the Lake

Please view the guidelines for attending Mass HERE. Masks are required and seats are assigned.

Daily Masses
We have daily Mass in the church at 8:00 AM on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. There is no limit to the number of times you can attend daily Mass. Sign up is not necessary.
Saturday Mass
We have Mass in the church on Saturdays at 5:00 PM. Sign up is required as space is limited. Saturday Mass will continued to be livestreamed and can be viewed HERE.

Sunday Mass
We have Mass in the church on Sundays at 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM. Sign up is required as space is limited. These Masses are for those who are unable to attend Mass during the week.
Sign up for Saturday and Sunday Masses HERE. Or you may call the parish office between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday at 651-429-7771 option 1.
Confessions Heard Saturdays,
9:00 AM at the House of Mercy

Thanks to a generous donation, outdoor drive-up confessions will continue this winter with Fr. Talbot sheltered in a fish house, a.k.a. “The House of Mercy.”

Drive up and stop alongside the fish house and Fr. Talbot will hear your confession through the window.

Learn how to use the House of Mercy in this YouTube video.
Funerals are Private
In our ongoing efforts to keep parishioners as safe as possible during COVID-19, funerals at St. Mary’s will be private. Many families choose to have the funeral live streamed so that others can participate online.
NEWS & EVENTS
Catholic Home Missions Appeal
The Catholic Home Missions Appeal is this Sunday, April 25, 2021. Did you know that over 40% of dioceses in the U.S. and U.S. territories are unable to support necessary pastoral activities for their communities? Even dioceses in our own state receive grants from Catholic Home Missions: Duluth, Crookston and New Ulm. By donating to the Catholic Home Missions appeal, you provide support for even the most basic pastoral programs like faith formation and sacraments. Please prayerfully consider how you can support this appeal. Please write your checks to St. Mary’s. Use your Catholic Home Missions envelope and/or notate Catholic Home Missions in the memo line of your check. Thank you!
Outdoor Volunteer Opportunity
Volunteers are needed this spring to clean-up and prep all the shrub areas at the church. Please contact Greg at 612-978-8167 or gmortenson@stmarys-wbl.org.
Mark Your Calendar
St. Mary’s will have the Spring Senior Mass and Lunch on May 13, 2021. It will take place in the parking lot with Mass at 11:00 AM and a box lunch served.
Social Justice
Advocate for peace and justice with our representatives in the Minnesota Legislature. The Social Justice Legislative Tracker provides continual status updates of important legislation impacting our shared values as Catholics. View the latest updates HERE
Join a Synod Small Group at your Parish this Fall!

Learn more about what will be discussed, participation and how to join HERE.
Family Rosary Procession
Sunday, May 2, 1:15 PM from the State Capitol to the Cathedral of Saint Paul  
Please join Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda for the May Family Rosary Procession. The gathering at the Capitol will begin at 1:15 PM and the procession will begin at 2:00 PM. Limited seating will be available at the Cathedral. The event will also be livestreamed via the Cathedral of Saint Paul Facebook page. For more information visit minnesotarosaryprocessions.org.
PRAYER OPPORTUNITIES
Prayer Network At
St. Mary of the Lake
Please call your prayer requests in to the Parish Office 651-429-7771, option 1 or Terry (651) 429-4972.
Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis monthly prayer request for priests:

April: View Here
Blessed Sacrament Chapel - Adoration Hours
The 24 hour Eucharistic adoration chapel at church is now open for parishioners. Please call our main number 651-429-7771 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM weekdays for the three-digit code to get in the chapel. You will be asked to provide your name. Only one or two worshipers are allowed in the chapel at a time, to ensure social distancing. You must wear a mask in the chapel.
PARISH INFORMATION
Parish Office Information
The parish front desk is open from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Monday–Friday. During office hours, the door from the front entryway towards the front desk (to the right) will be unlocked. However, pick-ups and drop-offs are still available without approaching the front desk itself. If you would like our answering service to pick up your call when the front desk is closed, please call 651-429-7771.  

Note to Our Parishioners
Assistance may be available for parishioners who need some help during these uncertain times. Email cjgreen@stmarys-wbl.org or call the parish office at 651-429-7771 option 1 and ask for Casey Green. Thank you to parishioners who have made a donation to our Emergency Assistance Fund.  
How To Subscribe to Our Parish Bulletin on Parishes Online

  1. Go to www.parishesonline.com.
  2. Enter your church name and your city, state or zip. Click the search icon.
  3. Find your church on the search results page and click on the name of the church.
  4. Under recent publication, click subscribe.
  5. Enter your email, first name and last name in the pop-up box. Click subscribe.

You will now receive alerts in your inbox when new publications become available for your church on parishes online.

View this process step-by-step with visuals HERE.
Subscribe to St. Mary of the Lake on YouTube
Search and subscribe to St. Mary of the Lake - WBL on YouTube for Sunday Mass with Fr. Ralph Talbot. Or, just click on the Mass that is posted on the homepage of our website. 
Consider Remote Giving to Support Our Parish
There are currently three ways to give electronically:
  1. Monthly amount transferred from your bank account (click on the DONATE button on our website home page to find a form). It would be better to mail the form to us, since you need to include a voided check.
  2. Weekly, monthly, or one-time checks sent by your bank or other financial service organization (contact your bank to set up a plan that works for you). It is helpful to have your envelope number on the check your bank sends to us.
  3. Weekly, monthly, or one-time gifts charged to your credit card (click on the DONATE button on our website home page to set up your gift).

There is a way to give remotely that is not “high tech”: Simply mail us your check. Our address:
4690 Bald Eagle Avenue, White Bear Lake, 55110.

Thank you so much for your support in this difficult time.
FRASSATI CATHOLIC ACADEMY NEWS
We are quickly approaching the launch of the 2021 Spring FUN-draiser Virtual Auction at Frassati Catholic Academy, running April 28 through the 30! Have you registered for your bid number yet? Please do so now by visiting: https://fca.cbo.io/

Each year as we launch this critical initiative, we identify a specific area of need, known as our annual Fund-a-Need project, which supports an aspect of our STREAM (science, technology, religion, engineering, arts, and mathematics) curriculum. 

In 2020 St. Mary of the Lake parishioners played a significant role in helping us raise enough money to complete the school Chapel, supporting our religion curriculum. Our 2021 Fund-a-Need will raise funds specific to our science curriculum, impacting the learning experience in every classroom in our great school. In the auction preview site, you will see several auction items that you can “purchase” to directly support a teacher’s science curriculum.

Please join us at the launch of this incredible virtual event at noon on Wednesday, April 28. Here is that link again: https://fca.cbo.io/ 

Bidding will close at 9:00 PM on Friday, April 30, so be sure to claim your items before the virtual event closes.
Falcon Feed Blog
Stay in the loop on Frassati news and Falcon activities, be sure to subscribe to the Falcon Feed Blog. Have new blog posts sent directly to your inbox. Subscribe HERE
RESOURCES
White Bear Food Shelf Update
March is food sharing month in which every donation given to the White Bear Food Shelf is matched. Because of the pandemic this year, collections will be a little different:

  • First, there will be a social media campaign for nonperishable goods
  • Second, the WBL Food Shelf is in need of fresh and perishable foods
  • Third, diapers (sizes 4-6) and baby wipes are in high demand
  • Lastly, financial donations are encouraged for every dollar donated, the Food Shelf can purchase eight dollars worth of food. 

Please consider this donation. 
White Bear Area Food Shelf
1884 Whitaker Street
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
YMCA Food Distribution
The YMCA is partnering with Loaves & Fishes and United Health Group to serve free healthy meals to families in need. These organizations believe that supplying healthy fresh food is critical to supporting families in our communities to alleviate food insecurity and hunger. Together they combine the YMCA region-wide distribution network, Loaves & Fishes internationally recognized program, and United Health Group efforts to cover the more than $2 million in food costs and wages for the cafeteria employees preparing meals for people in the Greater Twin Cities.

Families may pick up food from Noon – 1:00 PM Monday through Friday at select YMCA and choose a meal package for a family of four including a protein, vegetables and other fresh food. Also, lunch bags with a sandwich, snacks and fruit are available. The White Bear Lake location is a designated pickup spot. Go to
Safe Environment Information
St. Mary of the Lake is devoted to creating safe environments for all to feel welcome. Protecting children, youth and vulnerable adults is of highest importance. If you want more information or suspect abuse go HERE