Welcome to the Parishes of Saint Joachim and Immaculate Conception
4:30PM at St. Joachim
8:30AM at Conception
10:30AM at St. Joachim
Prayer Against Coronavirus
Lord Jesus Christ, our Divine Physician, we ask you to guard and protect us from Coronavirus COVID-19 and all serious illness. For all that have died from it, have mercy; for those that are ill now, bring healing. For those searching for a remedy, enlighten them; for medical caregivers helping the sick, strengthen and shield them. For those working to contain the spread, grant them success; for those afraid, grant peace. May your precious blood be out defense and salvation. By your grace, may you turn the evil of disease into moments of consolation and hope. May we always fear the contagion of sin more than any illness. We abandon ourselves to your infinite mercy. Amen
Pedro de la Cruz
SYNOD 2021 -2023
WHO? The entire people of God are invited to the synod!
WHAT? The Synod is a way for us to all journey together in order to discern and to listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit.
Its goal is to promote communion, participation, and mission.
HOW? The primary way of participating in the Synod is in a spirit of listening – first to the Holy Spirit, then to each other.
We look forward to seeing you at the Synod!
Please take time to join us for this amazing invitation from Pope Francis to share your questions, concerns, and hopes for our church.
This will help guide our parish, our diocese, and our universal church.
You will find food for your soul and your body as a light lunch will be served.
WHERE & WHEN?
Choose a listening session:
Option 1: St. Joachim Catholic Church
Saturday, January 29, 2022
10:00 AM - Noon
Option 2: Immaculate Conception
Sunday, February 6, 2022
9:15 AM –11:15 AM
We have selected three key questions to focus on.
1. Do I feel like I belong in this community? Why or why not?
2. What hinders me as a baptized Christian from being an active, missionary disciple?
3. What area of Christ’s mission are we neglecting?
If you are unable to attend one of the scheduled listening sessions, we invite you to print the Synod question sheet, respond to the questions and return the form to St. Joachim by February 15, 2022.
Question sheets can be mailed, dropped at the Parish Center, or placed in the collection basket at Church.
Pope Francis wants to hear from YOU!
We are all on a journey, a journey of faith.
"God meets us where we are, on the often rocky roads of life." ~ Pope Francis
For more information download the documents below.
WE WELCOME OUR NEW PASTOR!
As of February 21, we welcome Monsignor Tom Melvin as our new pastor at St. Joachim & Immaculate Conception Parishes. Father Tom currently serves several parishes in the Rushford area; he has also worked at the diocesan offices, seminary, and a variety of other posts.
He is originally from Rochester, where his mother still resides, and was ordained a priest in 2001. Several of his relatives belong to St. Joachim or the area. Along with priestly ministry, he enjoys the great outdoors, hunting, fishing, and caring for his dog, Lily.
We look forward to welcoming him! Learn more at his bio page here: https://www.stpetershokah.org/meetstaff
Diocese of Winona-Rochester Sunday Mass
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Returning to Mass
July 1 Marks End of Dispensation in Minnesota
Now, as the pandemic subsides, and public gathering restrictions and safety protocols are lifted, it is time to gather as the Body of Christ once again. Therefore, the bishops and diocesan administrators of the Minnesota Catholic Conference have decided to reinstate the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation beginning the weekend of July 3-4, 2021.
For more information click on the documents below:
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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.
To address our parish needs, we are initiating a fundraising effort which we are calling the Saint Joachim Rectory Campaign. Our minimum goal over the next 3 years is to raise money to build a new Rectory. For more information, please click on the following documents to download and view.
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"The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it"