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Statement from Archbishop Hebda and Bishop Cozzens – Recent Acts of Terrorism and Violence

Statement from Archbishop Hebda and Bishop Cozzens Please click on the link below for a statement from Archbishop Hebda and Bishop Cozzens regarding recent acts of terrorism and violence.   +HEBDA +COZZENS STATEMENT ON VIOLENCE IN MN VA AND SPAIN 8-18-17 FINAL

Mass on the Grass – August 19

Mass on the Grass will be Saturday, August 19 for the 4:00 pm Mass. Sundaes will be provided after Mass by Community Life in the Mary Center. There will be a blessing of bikes (both bicycles and motorcycles) after Mass. Join us! Bring a lawn chair or blanket if you wish.

Oklahoma Pilgrimage – September 22 – 24

Fr. Stanley Rother is the first American-born martyr and the first U.S. priest to be beatified.The pilgrimage will leave for Oklahoma City from St. Elizabeth Ann Seton on Friday, September 22nd and return to Hastings on Sunday, September 24th. Bus cost per person is $290. Hotel cost per room, per night is $105 for a

Archdiocesan Fatima Centennial Celebration At Mary Mother

Mary. Mother of the Church will host a day of prayer as a continuation of the 100th Anniversary of the Fatima Celebration next Sunday, August 13. We will be welcoming visitors from the Archdiocese. The day begins with Adoration in the Church following 11:00 am Mass. Reconciliation is available from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Rosary


Dear Friends in Christ, On Saturday, September 23, Servant of God, Father Stanley Rother, will be beatified in his home diocese of Oklahoma City. Some of you may have already read his story in the biography by Maria Ruiz Scaperlanda, The Shepherd Who Didn’t Run, Fr. Stanley Rother, Martyr from Oklahoma. For a link to

Fr. Deogratias Bahizi – Mission Appeal Weekend

A note from Fr. Deogratias Bahizi, mission priest celebrating all Masses August 5 and 6 My brothers and sisters of Mary, Mother of the Church, My name is Fr. Deogratias Bahizi, and I was ordained to Priesthood in 2011. I belong to the Diocese of Nyundo in the central part of Africa, between two famous

Big Church – Small Groups

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD MEN AND WOMEN! This September we are launching a small group ministry. Small groups can go by many names: life groups, bible studies, book club, mom’s group or dads group. Anyone can start a small group – It is easy! Gather a few friends, pick a topic (Want

Just Do It!

Dear Friends in Christ, On Tuesday, May 18, all the parishes of the Archdiocese were invited to participate in Spring Formation Day. Invited back by popular demand, Bishop Frank Caggiano of Bridgeport, Connecticut (pictured), presented “Three Keys to Fostering an Encounter with Jesus, in Order to Build Credible Faith Communities.” To view the video of

Grandparent Day Conference August 2017

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Every Good Gift God Gives Starts with Our “Yes!” to the Holy Spirit!

Dear Friends in Christ, Just a couple of days before my annual priest’s retreat at King’s House in Buffalo, Minnesota, I received a call out of the clear blue from Deacon Rip Reardon and the Archdiocese inquiring if Mary, Mother of the Church would be open to receiving an Associate Pastor. Deacon Reardon was aware