One of the most important gifts we can share with the world around us is our faith in Jesus Christ. While this invitation from God may be simple and straightforward, living out this faith in today’s world is challenging and complex. May God bless all of the ways in which you choose to live out your baptismal call.

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Lent is always an opportunity for reflection, prayer and growing in our faith. We are certainly being challenged to respond in faith given the world situation with the COVID 19. Let us see this as an opportunity to grow in Christian charity toward our neighbor, especially those most vulnerable and in need.

All parish activities are cancelled and the church and school buildings are closed to all parishioners.

The one exception is the Saturday and weekday reconciliation schedule. We at St. Peter’s will do everything possible to prevent infection and the transmission of disease within ourselves and our neighbors.

Even with Masses canceled, the parish has significant financial responsibilities. Your contributions to our parish operations are crucial, with automatic giving being the most reliable and efficient. That said, we are continuing to deposit contribution envelopes received by mail.  

Parishioners and friends may also donate online to St. Peter’s at https://www.stpetersrichfield.org/stewardship/

It is in times like these when our commitments are tested and our core values really shine forth – we thank you in advance for your ongoing support.

In case of emergency, call Father Jerry at 612 866 5089 option #1.

Options for Mass and Prayer Resources:
https://www.archspm.org/covid19

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A beautiful resource our Archdiocese will be offering for Holy Week

is an online Retreat you can participate in by going to: archspm.org/holyweek

Date(s): Sunday, April 5 – Saturday, April 11

This week-long virtual retreat begins Palm Sunday (April 5) with Mass from the Saint Paul Seminary and culminates with the Easter Vigil Mass from the Cathedral of Saint Paul April 11. Each day has two parts:

  1. Mass or prayer at 9 a.m. followed by directed Lectio Divina.
  2. Evening session at 7 p.m, consisting of conferences from
    Archbishop Bernard Hebda, Bishop Andrew Cozzens,
    Father Charles Lachowitzer and Father John Ubel.

Palm Sunday, April 5

9 a.m. Mass from the Saint Paul Seminary
7 p.m. Opening retreat conference – Archbishop Hebda

Holy Monday, April 6

9 a.m. Morning Prayer from the Pro Ecclesia Sancta Sisters –
Followed by directed Lectio Divina on the Gospel of the Day, John 12:1-11
7 p.m. Retreat Conference – Father Charles Lachowitzer

Holy Tuesday, April 7

9 a.m. Morning Prayer from the Dominican Sisters of Mary Mother of the Eucharist, St. Agnes –
Followed by directed Lectio Divina on the Gospel of the day, John 13
7 p.m. Retreat Conference – Father John Ubel

Spy Wednesday, April 8

9 a.m. Morning prayer from St. Paul’s Monastery –
Followed by directed Lectio Divina on the Gospel of the day, Mt 26:14-25
7 p.m. Retreat Conference – Bishop Cozzens

Holy Thursday, April 9

9 a.m. Morning prayer from St. Paul Seminary –
Directed Lectio Divina on John 13 – foot washing.
7 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper Cathedral of St. Paul –
Archbishop Hebda presiding

Good Friday, April 10

9 a.m. Morning Prayer – Cathedral of St. Paul –
Followed by directed Lectio Divina on Passion
7 p.m. Celebration of the Lord’s Passion – Basilica of St. Mary –
Bishop Cozzens presiding

Holy Saturday, April 11

8:30 p.m. Vigil Mass with Archbishop Hebda

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