News from Fr. Stan


News from Fr. Stan:

The Immaculate Conception

Join us to celebrate this Marian feast!!! There will be three Masses held for this Holy Day:
Today, Dec 7 at 6:30 pm (Vigil Mass), Dec 8 at 8:30 am, and Dec 8 at 6:30 pm.

Advent | A Brief talk by Fr. Stan

Fr. Stan talks briefly about Advent: the wreath, the candles, and the liturgical colors.

A Letter from Fr. Stan on November 24, 2020 (CLICK HERE)

“On Friday, November 20, Archbishop Hebda sent a letter to all the priests of the Archdiocese. In it, he thanked us for our ongoing ministry during the pandemic and for our commitment to following the COVID-19 safety protocols instituted by the Archdiocese and public health officials…” (Click to read more!)


Archdiocesan Consecration to St. Joseph

Archbishop Hebda will consecrate the Archdiocese to St. Joseph Tuesday, December 8 (Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception). Learn more at! Click here to read the article in the Catholic Spirit!


Saturday, September 26 we will re-open the Saturday 5:15 pm (Sunday Vigil) Mass! (Sign-up to attend.)


Resources to Check-Out:

Weekly Bulletins
To read the news of the parish, please “pick up” a bulletin on the weekend by signing up to receive the bulletin by email! CLICK HERE to Subscribe!

Celebration of Mass | Watch Mass 
Mass will be streamed live through Facebook every day at 8:30 am! These recordings will also be posted on the website by 10:00 am every day.

Perpetual online Eucharistic Adoration
Eucharistic Adoration has been postponed until further notice. However, the practice of a Holy Hour or Holy Half-Hour can be continued or started through online Eucharistic Adoration

60 Seconds with Fr. Stan
In 60 Seconds, Fr. Stan Mader will highlight what we’re excited about for the week at St. Joseph Parish. These episodes will appear weekly, occasionally more often if Fr. Stan has something more to say as a spin-off called “News from Fr. Stan”.

Parish App
We have a parish App! Please download it by texting App to 88202. It will lead you through steps to download it. The easiest way to get the right app is by entering the Waconia zip code when it asks for which parish. It takes just a minute and will give you access to daily readings, news about the parish, immediate access to the website and much more. We will be adding additional features as needed. (from Fr. Stan’s Article in the February 23, 2020 Bulletin) | FREE!
Free access to is our gift to you! You will find access to great Catholic content of all types! There are great resources for children too!