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St. John’s Catholic Church and the Spirit of Life Area Faith Community will be live streaming mass on Sunday’s, Tuesday’s and Thursday’s at noon. Check us out on Facebook @Ortonville.st.john.

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St. John’s Catholic Church and the Spirit of Life Area Faith Community will be live streaming mass on Sunday’s, Tuesday’s and Thursday’s at noon. Check us out on Facebook @Ortonville.st.john.Our live streaming of mass for Holy Week will be at noon on,April 5th, Palm SundayApril 9th, Holy ThursdayApril 10th, Good Friday andApril 12th, Easter Sunday.

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On March 18, I publicly announced the immediate suspension of all public weekday and weekend Masses in theDiocese of New Ulm until at least March 31, 2020.After prayer, reflection, and consultation, and in consideration of the most recent guidelines issued by local, state,and federal health authorities for slowing the rapid spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), I have made thedifficult decision to extend this suspension through April 13 (Easter Monday). All Catholics in the dioceseremain dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass during this time.The fundamental operating principles of the Diocese of New Ulm as we...

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Can't go to confession during coronavirus? Consider an 'act of perfect contrition'Imagine that Michael, a practicing Catholic, committed a mortal sin yesterday.Normally, Michael would go to confession. But because of the coronavirus pandemic, he can’t. It simply isn’t available. What can Michael do?Despite some creative efforts by priests to continue to offer the confessions during the pandemic, country-wide lockdowns and stay-at-home orders mean that Catholics around the world are finding it difficult to seek God’s forgiveness in the confessional.So when Catholics like Michael can’t seek God’s mercy in confession, the Ch...

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CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!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 January 30th, 2020 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...

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CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!Faith Sharing: We meet every Wednesday at 5:10 pm, at the Holy Rosary parish center. Any questions call Michelle Taffe at 320-305-0435. All are welcome!

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CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!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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