News from Fr. Stan:
“I wish to let you know of an important breakthrough in our state that will allow for greater worship opportunities for all Minnesotans as we together address the Covid-19 pandemic. On Tuesday, Governor Walz will issue a new executive order that allows faith communities to accommodate up to 250 people for worship services…” (CLICK READ to read more!)
“Drive-In & Park ” Mass | Sundays
Please join us this Sunday for Mass! It will be celebrated outside on the Rectory Lawn. You will drive in, park, and tune your radios to 87.9 FM. Stay in your cars! The 8:30 am Mass will be streamed live. There will be an opportunity for an offertory collection! Communion will not be distributed nor will any restroom facilities be available. Please arrive no earlier than 30 minutes prior to Mass starting.
Just for Fun!
This is Mary Jo Gothmann playing When Peace Like A River by Phillip Bliss…CLICK TO WATCH!
She is a concert pianist and organist, and the daughter of Jo and Corky Gothmann of St. Joseph Catholic Community.
What some of you working at home might also experience …. CLICK TO WATCH!
When someone has too much time they create something like this. Remember to turn on the sound …. CLICK HERE!
If you need something to cheer you, to inspire you, to rejoice in the underdog, WATCH THIS!
Nessun Dorma means “It is night.” The final phrase sung is, “I will win, I will win!” skip the ad when you can, and watch the next 4:30 minutes.
Resources to Check-Out:
160, 000 Service Hour Challenge | STJ Hands & Feet
The 160,000 hours of service challenge is still running. Now you can record your service hours online! (CLICK HERE) In the past 5 months, 13,854 hours have been recorded. This is about 9% of the total, leaving 146, 146 hours to go until we reach our goal! Even though we are unable to gather together, there are still many opportunities to volunteer. CLICK HERE to see those options.
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”.
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)
Formed.org | FREE!
Free access to Formed.org is our gift to you! You will find access to great Catholic content of all types! There are great resources for children too!
Listen to Sunday’s Homily | STJ Homily Podcast
Sunday’s homilies are recorded weekly and placed online on the following Monday. However, with the suspension of public Mass, homilies will not be recorded until Mass resumes publically. Please tune into Celebration of Mass to watch Mass which will be streamed live on Facebook.