Welcome to the Parishes of Saint Joachim and Immaculate Conception
4:30 PM at St. Joachim
8:30 AM at Conception
10:30 AM at St. Joachim
8:30 AM at St. Joachim
10:00 AM at Green Prairie Rehabilitation Center
12:05 PM at St. Joachim
8:30 AM at St. Joachim
Prayer for Pastoral Planning
Almighty God, we the people of the Diocese of Winona prayerfully look to the future. During this time of pastoral planning, we implore the Holy Spirit to pour out upon us the gifts of wisdom, courage and hope.
May we exercise the virtue of prudence by opening our hearts and minds to be good stewards of the legacy of faith inherited from those who built the Church on the prairie, the hills, and in the valleys.
May we exercise the virtue of justice by opening our hearts and minds to assure that the voices of people from all generations, all vocations and all areas of the Diocese are welcomed and respected.
May we exercise the virtue of fortitude by opening our hearts and minds to understand and acknowledge the spiritual and practical realities of our day and prepare for the days to come; and
May we exercise the virtue of temperance by opening our hearts and minds to accept the changes in diocesan, parish and personal life that the Holy Spirit, through this planning process, is guiding us to make.
Under the protection of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, our Mother, may we discern and implement what is best for the diocesan Church and all the faithful of southern Minnesota.
We pray this through Christ, our Lord
A parish cluster in the Diocese of Winona
St. Joachim Parish seeks to courageously proclaim the Truth and Love of Jesus Christ to all people through Word and Sacraments, and to live the Catholic Faith in loving service to our parish and community for the salvation of souls.
at St. Joachim Church
November 4th-8th, 2017
Saturday & Sunday at all masses.
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 7:oo pm
Come join Deacons Eddie Ensley and Robert Herrmann on a contemplative journey…learn to pray as Jesus and the early Christians prayed “and you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11:29
What is a parish mission?
A parish mission is like a spiritual revival during which a speaker preaches the Gospel and inspires people to greater spiritual growth. It is designed for busy people; an opportunity to step back a bit, to slow down and simply reconnect with God; a time of spiritual refreshment and invigoration.
Deacons Ensley and Herrmann will speak at all Masses Saturday and Sunday and give a presentation Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm at St. Joachim.
Deacon Ensley is one of the most gifted Catholic speakers today. His writings have been fervently recommended to the Church by spiritual giants like Fr. Benedict Groeschel. Describing himself as "a miner in search of the forgotten riches of our Christian past" he conducts primary-source research into the vast and long Christian and Jewish history of spirituality.
• is the author of twelve books and articles, including Prayer That Heals Our Emotions (Harper/Collins) and his most recent book Love Your Neighbor by Franciscan Media(2015).
• Holds a masters degree in Catholic pastoral studies from Loyola University, New Orleans and teaches distance courses in spirituality for the Diaconal Program at the Pontifical College, Josephinum of Columbus, OH.
Deacon Herrmann holds a widely respected expertise in spiritual journaling and teaching contemplative prayer. He is the author of Writing To Be Whole published by Loyola Press of Chicago. Deacon Herrmann holds certification in parish ministry from Loyola University. He has more than 35 years experience leading parish missions, parish retreats and parish renewals.
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