Welcome to the Parishes of Saint Joachim and Immaculate Conception
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8:30 AM at Conception
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10:00 AM at Green Prairie Rehabilitation Center
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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-Rochester
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.
Fall fun for everyone!
Wednesday, Sept 19
Fall Festival Kickoff Bonfire
Friday, Sept 21
Father/Daughter Harvest Ball
Saturday, Sept 22
Mother/Son Kool-Aid & Canvas
9 & 11 am
Wine & Beer Pairing
Sunday, Sept 23
Mass 10:30 – 11:30 am
Chicken Dinner, Live & Silent Auction, Beer Tent, Concession Stand, Bounce House, Kid’s Games, $10,000 Cash Prize Raffle, And more!
St. Joachim Staff Transition
Sharon Schouweiler will become our Director of Faith Formation. She replaces Dennis Kunkel, who has served us for four years, and is moving on to a new employment opportunity at St. Charles Borromeo Parish in St. Charles.
Father Becker Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Priesthood
A reception to thank both Sharon and Dennis is scheduled for July 7-8 after Masses, as well as to acknowledge Father Becker's 30th Anniversary of priesthood. We hope you can join us as we honor the Lord’s call to ministry in different ways. Watch the bulletin for more details!
Catholic Radio broadcasting in southeast Minnesota
970AM is now owned and operated by “Real Presence Radio”, an apostolate out of Fargo. The signal reaches many cities including Rochester, Austin, Owatonna, Albert Lea, and many communities beyond. For those who do not get the signal in their radio, there is also a live stream which can be found here: https://yourcatholicradiostation.com/ and also the Real Presence Radio app.
This summer we have lots of activities in the works. Feel free to look over the pages by clicking on the link below.
If you have any questions, contact Dennis Kunkel at (507)534-3321 ext. 13 or email email@example.com
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Diocese of Winona-Rochester
"The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it"