Welcome to the Parishes of Saint Joachim and Immaculate Conception
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8:30 AM at Conception
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10:30AM at St. Isidore
@ Green Prairie
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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
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.
You are all invited to the ‘This Is My Body Eucharistic Congress’ to be held at the Mankato Civic Center on June 10th.
Please register for the event at the Diocese of Winona Rochester website: This Is My Body – Eucharistic Congress 2023 (dowr.org)
April has been designated in our country as child abuse awareness month. The sexual and physical abuse of children is a problem that runs through the whole of our society, but as we all know, it has been a particular curse within our own Catholic community.
Bishop Baron wrote a short book on this entire sad subject called Letter to a Suffering Church. This text is available online, free of charge at, sufferingchurchbook.com. Everyone in our diocese is encouraged to download and read it.
Please continue to pray for all the victim/survivors of sexual abuse throughout our society.
Election Year Statement
"Catholics are called to be faithful citizens and to infuse public life with the values necessary to protect human dignity, combat injustice, and promote the common good. Because of this duty, it is necessary that we, your pastors, reflect with you on the state of our public life and the choices Minnesotans face as we go to the polls in a year in which all state legislative and executive officers are up for election."
To learn more: Please download the Minnesota Catholic Conference Election Year Statement below that is supported by Bishop Barron and all of the Minnesota bishops.
Bishop Robert Barron's New Diocese
Below: Bishop Barron's Homily during the Episcopal Installation Mass to the Diocese of Winona-Rochester.
Below: Bishop Robert Barron talks about his new appointment by Pope Francis as the Ninth Bishop of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester.
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 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?
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.
Diocese of Winona-Rochester Sunday Mass
The Diocese of Winona-Rochester Sunday Mass can be seen online and is broadcast on local television. Use the link below to see the broadcast schedule or watch the Mass on Youtube.
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:
Calendar of Events
Thank you for supporting the Catholic Ministries Appeal.
Your gift supports ministries and services that carry forth the Diocese of Winona-Rochester’s mission and vision, including faith formation, vocations discernment, Hispanic ministry, and many more.
Every gift makes a difference!
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.
Diocese of Winona-Rochester
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June 19-23, 2023
at St Joachim’s Parish Center & Grounds
9:00am – 2:30pm
For children going into
1st through 6th grades
7:00pm – 9:10pm
For youth going into
7th through 10th grades
9:00am – 11:00am
For children age 4 and
going into kindergarten
Help us build a home in the heart of the community
Ways to Help:
Pray: Follow us on social media, comment - and let's pray for each other.
Give: Consider a $40 gift or MORE this Lent to help us reach our $7.7M goal for the Motherhouse.
Share: Ask 10 friends to share
with 4 of their friends!
For more information visit:
"The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it"