Welcome to the Parishes of Saint Joachim and Immaculate Conception
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ALL MASSES SUSPENDED until further notice.
Prayer for Pastoral Planning
Almighty God, we the people of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester 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.
Update - Masses Cancelled
Until further notice, our two Catholic churches are closed for public Masses and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.
They will remain open only for private prayer and confessions – as well as Baptisms, Weddings, and Funerals “with a small number of immediate family only."
The Conception Parish Auction is cancelled. First Communion will be postponed at both parishes. I will be clarifying all other gatherings in light of federal, state, and diocesan directives, on an ongoing basis.
Further information from Bishop Quinn download the documents below or visit the Diocese of Winona/Rochester online at: https://www.dowr.org/alerts.html
Televised Diocese of Winona-Rochester Weekly Mass
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Catholic Spiritual Resources And Prayers During The Coronavirus Outbreak
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.
**All Lenten activities cancelled due to concerns with COVID-19.**
CANCELLED: STATIONS OF THE CROSS are held on Wednesdays of Lent:
CANCELLED: 30-minute discussion on the readings for the Sundays of Lent on Tuesday mornings after 8:30 am Mass in St. Ann Hall.
Please join Deacon John. It will be time well spent.
CANCELLED: ATTENTION MEN OF THE COMMUNITY!
We will have our Lenten journey of reading and discussing the Sunday readings. Fr. Larry Richards will lead us via podcast. So, “Be a Man and become the man God created you to be. Your life will be changed forever.”
When: Tuesday’s 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm; Feb. 25 – March 31
Where: St. Anne Hall
Invite a friend! Hope to see you there!
Questions: Contact Deacon John 507-261-8307
CANCELLED: Lenten Lunches – The Catholic Daughters invite you to join us on Thursdays during Lent for a light lunch served in St. Anne Hall following the 12:05 p.m. Mass.
CANCELLED: BIBLE STUDY - All are welcome to a Bible study which meets on Wed. mornings at 10:30 a.m. in the St. Isidore Chapel at Green Prairie Health Center. Questions, contact Deacon John at 507-534-3321 or email@example.com.
Abstinence from meat is observed on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all Fridays of Lent, by Catholics who are at least 14 years old. Fasting is observed on Ash Wednesday & Good Friday, by Catholics from the 18th until the 59th birthday. Only one full meal and two smaller meals are permitted, but no solid foods between meals (liquids are excused).
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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
Celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation
St. Joachim, Plainview
Any Saturday 3:30-4:00 pm
Wed. March 11 7:00-8:00 pm
Wed, March 18 8:00-9:00 am
Fri. March 20 7:00-9:00 pm
Wed. March 25 7:00-8:00 pm
Good Fri. Apr 10 1:00-200 pm
Immaculate Conception, Kellogg
Good Fri. Apr 10 6:30 pm
St. Mary’s, Lake City
Sun., March 22 3:30 pm
St. Felix, Wabasha
Sun., March 29 3:30 pm
"The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it"