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Chili feedFree will donation meal with proceeds being given to the Ortonville Fire DepartmentWednesday, December 4th5:00 pm – 6:15 pmSaint John’s Church, OrtonvillePlease join us for chili, cheese, breads, salads, desserts, and beverages.

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Anger!What are you mad at; someone who died, a friend, someone who is sick, your finances, the economy, politics, the weather, your kids, life, your ex, addiction, neighbors, past hurts, abuse, yourself, your job, LIFE…Anger is part of life, grieving, and healing!How we deal with it, is what matters.Do you know what you angry at? What do you do with your anger?Do you explode at the wrong times? Do you blow up at the wrong people?Join us as we move from anger to peace.Wednesday, December 4th 6:30 pm – 7:30 pmSaint John’s Catholic Church ~ OrtonvillePresenters will be licensed family counselors~Kenny Tur...

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All are Welcome to a Harvest Meal on Sunday, November 24th, at Rosen School from 11am-1pm. Serving creamed turkey, mashed potatoes, hot vegetable and homemade desserts. Free will offering meal is sponsored by St. Monica/St. Anthony Catholic United Financial and St. Joseph’s Knights of Columbus.

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Socks of LOVE

Posted on November 14, 2019 in: General News

SOCKS of LOVESpreading love, one pair at a timeOur AFC Youth will be collecting Socks for the homeless. What a better way to SHOW Gods love than to help someone in need!WANTED*New Socks*Thermal Socks*Crew & tube socks only*Mens and Womens*Reinforced heels and toesBoxes will be in the back of AFC Churches.Did you know socks are the most needed and the least donated item. We will be collecting from November 6 – November 24. Please HELP keep someone warm this winter! Thank you!

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AFC Remembrance (Grief) Meals

Posted on November 13, 2019 in: General News

Our Area Faith Community is having Remembrance (Grief) meals for people who have lost a loved one in the last two years. Invitations have been sent out. If you did not receive an invitation but would like to attend please call Joy at 320-305-3364 by November 20th. Meals are scheduled as follows: after the 5:30 pm Mass, November 30th, at St. Michaels in Madison, December 1st, after the 8:00 am Mass at Holy Rosary in Graceville and after the 10:00 am Mass at St. John’s in Ortonville.

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The 21st Annual Thanksgiving Celebration will be held on Thursday, November 28th serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal at 12pm at the Holy Rosary Parish Center. A welcome is extended to all who need a family to share Thanksgiving with, or otherwise would not have the opportunity for a Thanksgiving celebration. After dinner there will be bingo for all those who would like to stay and win a prize of your choice. In order to plan accordingly, an RSVP would be appreciated, but you are welcome either way. Contact Mary at 748-7221. If no answer, please leave a message. Feel free to come and join us for family fun!

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The local Food Shelves are looking for donations to help the needy in our area. The annual food collection will be done during the month of November. Donations of non-perishable foods, personal items, cleaning supplies and cash are needed. In Madison, Ortonville and Rosen there is a tote to leave your donations for the food shelf. In Graceville items may be placed by the altar of the Blessed Mother. Please keep in mind that we cannot take any out dated, opened or damaged products for the food shelf. Please place cash donations in the weekly collection in an envelope clearly marked food shelf and we will see that they...

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That Man is You! Men's Program

Posted on September 11, 2019 in: General News

THAT MAN IS YOU! is an interactive men’s program combining the best research from science with the teachings of the Catholic faith and the wisdom of the saints to develop the vision of man fully alive. By honestly addressing the pressures and temptations that men face in our modern culture, That Man is You! Seeks to form men who will be capable of transforming homes and society.Schedule is Thursday mornings from 5:45 am to 7:15 am Starting September 19, 2019 and going for 13 weeks.Location is at St. John's Catholic Church Basement.To register call St. John's Office at 320-839-2772 or Dcn Paul Treinen at 320-808-6067.Local ...

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Faith Sharing: We meet every Wednesday at 5:00 pm, at the Holy Rosary parish center. Any questions call Michelle Taffe at 320-305-0435. All are welcome!

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Please join us for faith chats on Tuesdays, in the Rosen school basement, from 9:00-11:00 am. We will have Prayer, Rosary, scripture reading and commentary, Word Among Us articles, and discussion. Coffee and rolls will be served. Bring a friend. For more information contact Joy Dolan at 320-305-3364.

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Inclement Weather Information

Posted on November 30, 2017 in: General News

This is just a reminder that if school is cancelled or has a late start in your school district, there will be NO mass in your town that day. Also, if school is let out early due to weather, there will be no Religious Education Class that evening. Please be sure to listen to the following stations for weather related announcements: KLQP 92.1 in Madison  KDIO 1350 in Ortonville  KKOK 95.7 in Morris Thank You  

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Mass Intentions

Posted on November 16, 2017 in: General News

Mass intentions refer to the particular purpose for which a specific Mass is offered. This may be to honor God or thank God. Technically a Mass intention means that the sacrifice is offered for some person(s) living or dead. A priest may offer the Mass for several intentions. Mass stipends are a way of praying for the salvation of a lost one, growing in our faith as we ask God's blessings for a special event in life. Mass stipends are a matter of heart and soul when we want that extra prayer. To have a Mass offered for a deceased loved one is a beautiful act of love. To pray for their soul and that they are at peace is...

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Where is God

Posted on August 25, 2017 in: General News

This is a video made by high school students who don't say a word... From a Catholic High School (Archdiocese of Hartford, CT) in response to a Senator's remark about "Where is God in all the tragedy in the world?" Please click on this lilnk below to be taken to the video. https://www.youtube.com/embed/jFz4uUfPfN8?rel=0&autoplay=1  

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Mass Intentions

Posted on February 20, 2017 in: General News

Thank you for submitting your Mass Intentions to be said each week. As a reminder if there is a specific date that you want for your intention, please submit it or call the office a minimum of 3 months in advance of the date you are wanting. Mass intentions fill up fast and several people know the dates they want many months in advance. We also have to say one Mass each weekend for the People of the AFC. Also, we do not let people request Easter or Christmas for an intention. Thank You. 

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