Our reliance on contributions from the pew, which has served us so well in the past, today has the potential for a catastrophic impact on vulnerable churches and communities that rely on support from our annual appeals. Consider mailing in your second collections and/or special collections. Here are a few that are coming up:
Your donation makes a difference in the many ways to reach out in our Diocese. No prayer goes unanswered and no gift is too small
We are now able to move to the next stage in the process and we are excited to announce that we will no longer need parishioners to make reservations to attend Mass. That doesn't mean that we are completely ready to have parishioners sit at will, but we are getting closer a normalcy! Parishioners are encouraged to come earlier so Usher's can get them seated on time.
Sunday at 8:00 am or
Tuesday at 5:30 pm.
Protocols that will be followed:
1. Parishioners will still need to maintain the 6 foot distancing
2. Parishioners will still individually come up for the host during communion
3. Ushers will need to take each parishioner to an appropriate pew, based on keeping non family at a social distance
4. Ushers will allow for the front pews (pews 1 and 3) to be reserved for persons that have mobility needs
The weekly televised Mass will be station affiliates in the Rochester-Austin-Mason City market, as well as the Winona-La Crosse-Eau Claire market. The broadcast schedule is as follows:
The TV Mass can also be watched online anytime at www.dowr.org.
St. Patrick’s Parish now offers another option for giving by going to our Parish website at www.stpatrickschurchbrownsvillemn.org.
Just select the “Giving” tab to get started and enter your information. It is safe, secure and easy. Your contributions will be recorded in your parish account and linked to your envelope number. You may do a one-time contribution or set up a recurring amount directly from checking, savings, or credit/debit card accounts.
If you have any questions or need assistance please contact Debi at the Parish Office. [507-482-6818].
WE NOW OFFER TEXT GIVING AS WELL! Text “GIVE” to 507-200-3719
Children from age 3 to 6 hear and learn about the Gospel in a way that is understandable for them. All children at Mass are welcome to come forward before the Gospel is read and return after the homily. This is held at Sunday Mass throughout the year.
Generations of Faith is for all members and ages of the Parish. It is designed to educate our children and youth about the basics of our faith and allows adults to answer their questions about the Catholic faith, explain religious traditions and help them grow in their faith. It is held six times per year from September through March. Each session begins at 5:30 p.m.. with a potluck meal, followed by a program and is 2 hours in length. Session include "break away" time for the pre-school through grade school ages. No registration necessary.
2020 - 2021 Schedule
Generations of Faith sessions have been cancelled for the 2020-2021 season. Watch for opportunities for Youth (who do not attend Catholic Schools) to engage in faith formation activities.