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St. Patrick’s Celebration!Saturday, March 16th Saint Michael’s Catholic Church in Madison5:00 ~ 6:30 pmJoin us for a traditional Irish meal of “Bangers and Mash”This “free will donation” lunch includes; sausage, real mashed potatoes, traditional Irish soda bread, pistachio pudding salad, peas, (sauerkraut for the non-Irish) beverages, and...

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Baptism Classes will be held at St. John's in Ortonville at 7 p.m. These are the dates;February 21st, April 25th,June 20th,August 22nd,September 19th, October 17th, November 21st, and December 19th.Requirements for Baptism are listed on the file below. Thank You

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Our Advent Mission speaker will be Father Matthew Hincks on the weekend of December 8th & 9th. He will speak about Angels. Fr. Matthew will be in Madison on December 8th with Mass at 5:00pm, meal at 6:00pm, and his presentation about "Twelve Steps to Friendship with Your Guardian Angel" will be at 6:45pm. Graceville wi...

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Please join us for the Holy Day of Obligation for the Immacualte Conception. The Mass schedule is as follows: Friday, December 7th     5:30pm Holy Rosary - Graceville Saturday, December 8th    8am St. Joseph - Rosen Saturday, December 8th    8am St. John - Ortonville Saturday, December 8th&nb...

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Please join us for the great sacrament of Reconciliation this Advent. The schedule for Reconciliation is listed below: Sunday, December 23rd after the 8:00am Mass in Rosen (Form 2)
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Please join us for brunch after the 8am mass at Holy Rosary in Graceville on Sunday, June 3rd in honor of Father David's 45th anniversary of ordination. Everyone is welcome to join us in celebrating this milestone with Father David. 

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With praise and thanksgiving to God, we celebrate 25 years of priestly ministry of Father Brian W. Oestreich. Please join the Spirit of Life Catholic Area Faith Community on Saturday, June 16th, 2018 at St. John's Catholic Church, 421 Madison Avenue,  Ortonville, MN. Mass at 5:00pm with Bishop John LeVoir, followe...

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Congratulations to the following youth who are receiving the Sacrament of Confimation on Saturday, April 21st at 5pm at St. Joseph's Parish in Rosen, MN. Anthony Abramowski, Grace Adelman, Sam Adelman, Kevin Fischer, Dain Haas, Lindsey Hartman, Steven Hills, Tylaina Issendorf, Jordan Jahn, Breanne Kallhoff, Allyssa Kirchberg, Brian...

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The Most Reverend Bishop John LeVoir has made the following appointments effective at 12:00 noon on June 26, 2018 at the recommendation of the Priest Personnel Board.  Fr. Tony Hesse appointed Pastor of the Churches of St. Catherine in Redwood Falls and St. John in Morton in addition to his current responsibilities as the Pastor of th...

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We will recognize our graduates the weekend of May 19th & 20th in each of our parishes. Please pray for the following graduates: Julieanne Backer, Abbey Dale, Jacob Gillespie, Margo Gilsdorf, Zoee Iverson, Austin Kipp, Marlie Maanum, Samantha Erickson, Benjamin Eustice, Kaitlyn Kartman, Molly Hartman, Paytyn Lesteberg, Matthew Wellend...

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We have filled the bus to the Twins game on June 10th. More information will come out with details about the trip next week.  Our Area Faith Community is taking a charted bus to see the MN Twins play against the LA Angels at Target Field on Sunday, June 10th. This is also Faith Day at Target Field where there will be a post game p...

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Palm Sunday March 25th Saturday night ~ 5pm Graceville,   7pm Rosen Sunday ~ 10am Ortonville and Madison. No 8am mass due to meals being served after mass Holy Thursday 7pm mass in Graceville, Madison, and Ortonville Good Friday 1pm ~ Graceville 3pm ~ Rosen 5pm ~ Ortonville 7pm ~ Madison Holy Saturd...

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National Catholic speaker Tony Melendez will be in the AFC this weekend. Tony was commissioned by Pope Saint John Paul II, and the other Popes to preach the Word of God. We are needing volulnteers to help at each gathering to greet people, usher, help with the collection, packing & unpacking Tony's belongings, etc. If you are a...

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Here is the schedule for Stations on the Cross beginning the week of February 19th: Beardsley ~ Thursday at 6:30 pm Graceville ~ Wednesday at 7:00 pm Madison ~ Tuesday at 6:00 pm Ortonville ~ Wednesday at 7:00 pm Rosen ~ Thursday at 7:00 pm Thank You

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The Diocese of New Ulm has permission to cablecast the series "Marriage Works in Christ" on the local public access TV station in Ortonville and Madison. The Schedule for Ortonville on public access channel 3 is as follows: Sunday's at 6:30pm beginning on February 18th through Sunday, May 13th Monday's at 11:00a...

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The Contribution Statements for 2017 are in the back of church. Please pick yours up today and help the church save money on postage by not mailing them out. Thank You
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Here is the schedule for Christmas Mass in our Area Faith Community. Sunday, December 24th 4:00 pm        St. Michael's ~ Madison 4:00 pm        Holy Rosary ~ Graceville 6:00 pm        St. John's ~ Ortonville   Monday, December 25th 9:00 am ...

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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: ...

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Brent Heiser will be here next weekend to begin our AFC Advent Mission. Please join us for the various events and the inspiration talks Brent will share with us.  Lunch breaks will be served from 11:45 - 12:15. At 12:20 Brent will offer us 25 minutes of insight into spirituality, faith, and our call to holiness. Please join us ...

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Our Sacrament of Reconciliation schedule for Advent will be:  Saturday, Dec. 16th after the 7:00 pm mass in Ortonville (Form 2) Sunday, Dec. 17th after the 10:00 am mass in Graceville (Form 2) Wednesday, Dec. 20th at 4:00 pm in Graceville Wednesday, Dec. 20th at 7:00 pm in Graceville  

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            We are asking for prayers of safety and a faith filled experience for all of our youth and adult chaperones that are taking part in the National Catholic Youth Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana this weekend.

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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 ...

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Our local Food Shelf is looking for donations to help the needy in our area. In each of our parishes there is a tote to leave your donations for the food shelf.  The Madison Food Shelf has an opportunity to get a grant through Thrivent Financial if they can get 500 food items by Friday, November 17th. Let's do our part to help...

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Sunday, October 29th, 2017, has been designated as "Priesthood Sunday," a day for Catholics to honor the contribution of their parish priests. Catholics all over America are called to celebrate the gifts of priesthood in service to our parish communities. This event gives us an opportunity to affirm the priesthood in our Church ...

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Spirit of Life AFC Religious Education Schedule  2017 - 2018                                                                              &n...

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There will be a Live Virtus Training session held on Thursday, September 28th at Noon in the basement of St. John's Church in Ortonville. This will be for any parents, substitute teachers, or volunteers this year. If you are chaperoning any trip with students you need to make sure you have gone through this training. For any questions...

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Each year we do an annual coat drive to help those less fortunate. If you have any winter coats, snow pants, boots, gloves, hats or any other winter accessory that you no longer need, please consider donating them to the church. These items can de dropped off in any of the church offices. Please consider helping someone stay warm this win...

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The St. Lawrence Catholic School in Milbank, SD is sponsoring A Mystery Dinner Theather at the Speedway Event Center in Milbank on Friday, October 6th and Saturday, October 7th. Doors open at 6pm and the show starts at 7pm. The year is 1948. The atmosphere is thrilling and sensational. Penelope Parker presents her final radio show befo...

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MCCL Pro-Life Gathering will be held in Ortonville on Wednesday, September 20th at 7pm. The meeting will be held at the Ortonville Community Center. Come and discover the threats faced by th elderly, persons with disibilities, unborn children, their mothers, and other vulnerable adults. Find out what you can do to save lives and protect t...

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Region 4 CCW will be having their annual meeting at St. Isidore the Farmer Area Faith Community on Tuesday, October 3rd at the Sacred Heart Church in Murdock.  Registration begins at 5:30pm, Holy Mass at 6pm and dinner served at 7:00pm. Deacon Mike McKeown will be sharing insights from the recent Concovation of Catholic Leaders...

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The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), is a process developed by the Catholic Church for prospective converts to Catholicism who are above the age of infant baptism. RCIA is also for those who were not confirmed as teenagers, or those who grew up in another religion and now want to be Catholic. Candidates are gradually introdu...

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Please join us for the harvest mass to be held at Ed & Sue Vonderharr's farm at 1946 Hwy 75 in Madison on Tuesday, September 12th. Mass will be held at 5:30pm followed by a potluck meal. Please bring a chair and something to share for the meal. Everyone is welcome to this celebration as we pray for a safe and bountiful harvest....

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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?...

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Please join us on Sunday, August 27th for the annual Fall Bazaar. A Pork Dinner will be served from 11am to 1:30pm. Price for adults is $10, students ages 6-12 are $5 and children under 5 are free. There will be bingo, cake walk, outside games, concessions and the raffle drawing. All are welcome to attend this annual event. Thank You ...

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Religious Education classes will be starting in September. Registration will be the weekend of August 12th & 13th to register your child for class. Please contact the office if you are not able to register this weekend. Thank You 

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The permission form that needs to be filled out for any youth attending youth group on Tuesday, July 25th can be found under the Quick Links tab on the Home Page of the website. You can also click on the link below and it will also pull up the permission form. Thank You /Portals/sthubertafccluster/CMAdmin/Files/permission-form.pdf

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Come and celebrate with us on Wednesday, July 19th at Holy Rosary in Graceville! We will be hosting a free will donation meal of warm turkey sandwiches, salads, desserts, etc. to help raise money for the parish youth going to NCYC this November. Serving will beging at 5:30pm. Everyone is welcome to join us for food and fellowship.

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We are taking a charted bus to Valley Fair on Friday, August 4th. This is open to anyone in the Area Faith Community and their guest. Cost is $40 per person and includes your ticket to Valley Fair, and the waterpark along with a meal vouchure that can be used at specific locations within the park. Please call the Madison office to get sig...

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Bella Radermacher is the 4 year old daughter of Travis & Tabitha Radermacher who was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 Liver Cancer. There will be a benefit and silent auction held for Bella on Satuday, July 1st at Sioux Historic in Ortonville. Serving will start at 4:30pm. If you would like to donate towards the silent auction, items c...

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We are starting to organize the parish festivals in Madison, Ortonville and Rosen. If you would like to donate towards the raffle please contact one of the church offices. Thank You
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Our Area Faith Community will once again be serving a meal at the Banquet in Watertown, SD on Monday, June 19th. We will plan a meal to serve approximately 175 people who are homeless or less fortunate to have a hot meal. We are looking fo rsome volunteers to help prepare and serve this meal. Please call the office if you are willing to h...

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Vacation Bible School will be held in Madison June 27-29 from 4:00 - 7:30 pm.  We are looking for people to help with VBS. If you would like to help please call the Madison office at 320-598-3690. There are sign up sheets in the back of church to sign your child up for VBS. Thank you

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Let us welcome all the children into our Catholic Faith as they get baptized throughout the year. Weston James Streich  parents  Ryan & Melissa Streich Tanner Luther Martin  parents Gary Luther & Monica Swenson Grant Randall Reszel  parents Randall & Kristine Reszel Rory David Folk  parents...

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Let us congratulate the area priests on the anniversary of their ordination. Father David Breu will celebrate 44 years of priesthood on May 27th. Father Brian Oestreich will celebrate 24 years of priesthood on May 29th. Father Jack Nordick will celebrate 27 years of priesthood on June 16th. Congratulations and Happy Anniversar...

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Please join us at The Abbey of The Hills for the 3rd annual Joyful Noise Concert. Concert will be held on Saturday, May 27th from Noon to 5 pm.
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Please join us at 12 noon around the Fatima statue at St. John's in Ortonville. We will be praying the rosary in honor of the 100 year anniversary of Fatima.
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Please join us on Saturday, May 13th in Madison on the courthouse lawn as we pray for our country. We will begin at 12 noon. If you are not able to join us, please pray where ever you are at. This is sponsored by members of St. Michael's Church, Madison, MN

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First Communion will take place this weekend in Madison and Ortonville. Let us pray for the following students: Riley Bormann, Norah Hartman, Jonas Henrich, Brooklyn Olson, Iscies Rodriguez, Samuel Shelstad, Reginae Tandoh, Avery Wiese and Karcyn Wittnebel.

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Graduation Mass will be held the weekend of May 13 & 14 in each of the churches. Let us pray and off congratulations for our 2017 graduates: Allison Adelman, Jake Anderson, Paige Fredrichsen, Colin Hartman, Karissa Jahn, Preston McMahon, Caryssa Mielitz, Chase Olson, Christopher Parker, Deric Radermacher, Mackenzie Spaulding, Natha...

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Please join us for an egg bake brunch after the 10am Mass in Rosen on Sunday, May 7th. The students will be serving egg bake, muffins, rolls and fruit. This is a free will donation. All are welcome! Raffle tickets will still be available to purchase prior to the drawing on Sunday.

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There will be an informational meeting for all youth who will be attending NCYC this November on Wednesday, May 3rd. The meeting will be held at the Rosen School starting at 7pm. One parent is asked to be present for this meeting. Thank You

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Alleluia, sing to Jesus! My thanks to everyone who helped with all the masses and events last weekend! What a tremendous celebrations of faith and Easter we had! Thank you all so very much! Please join us this Sunday, the 23rd at St. John's in Ortonville for the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy. We will begin with the sacrament of ...

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Layne Arndt, Amber Bakeberg, Will Bakeberg, Jaycee Douglas, Mike LaMee, Clyde McCartney, Christopher Parker, Susie Perez, Jacob Redepenning, Patrick Soreneson
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Wednesday, March 1st ~ Ash Wednesday St. Michael ~ Madison 5:30pm St. John ~ Ortonville    5:30pm St. Joseph ~ Rosen    7:00pm
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Lent begins a week from Wednesday! Please begin now to think about what you're going to do extra or give up this Lent. The mass times for Ash Wednesday are; 5:30 pm in Madison followed by a tuna casserole free will supper, 5:30 in Ortonville followed by a soup supper, and 7:00 pm mass in Rosen. There will not be RE classes on Ash Wedn...

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Save the date ~ Annual Walk & Candlelight Vigil for the prevention of Child Abuse will be held Monday, April 24th from 5:30pm to 6:45pm. The walk will begin at the Clinton school and conclude at the Clinton Memorial Building. The speaker will be Jane Straub with the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center. A free meal will be provide along w...

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The Saint John's University Men's Chorus is the select male voice touring ensemble of the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University. "We get to a level of performance where it just pours out of you and becomes a reflection of your emotions." - Director, Dr. Axel Theimer. WHEN: Sunday, March 12, 2017 &n...

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Loved the Wedding. Invite me to the Marriage. Love, God. A Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend can help you do that! Marriage Encounter is 44 hours away from kids, chores, and phones-where married couples can focus just on each other. The next available Weekend is Nov 17-19, 2017 in Windom, MN. Early registration is highly recommended. F...

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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. W...

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