St. John Nepomuk Church

Father James Statz, Pastor

25890 110th St. 

Lowry, MN  56349

320-283-5273


Near Beautiful Lake Reno

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

 

 

"No servant can serve two masters.

 

He will either hate one and love the other,

 

or be devoted to one and despise the other.

 

You cannot serve both God and mammon."

 

Luke 16:13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Masses

 

 Monday:  9:00 a.m. at Reno

 

Tuesday:  9:00 a.m. at Reno

 

  Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. at Kensington

 

Thursday:  9:00 a.m. at Reno

 

 Friday: 9:00 a.m. at Kensington

 

 

 

Weekend Masses

 

      Saturday: 8:00 p.m. at Reno

Sunday:  8:30 a.m. at Kensington

 

      10:30 a.m. at Reno

 

 

Reconciliation

Before Mass or by Appointment

 

 

This Week's Readings

and Parish Assignments

 

 

October Ministry Schedule

 

Our Church History

 

Map with Directions to the Church

 

Faith Formation Schedule

 

Ministries

NOTE:  The Road Ditch Clean Up that was scheduled for Saturday, September 24th at 8:00 a.m. has been postponed, due to all the rain. We will try again next Saturday, October 1st at 8:00 a.m. Thank You!

 

Upcoming Events: 

    

      September 25th:  John and Marian Chan will celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary with a Mass at 10:30 a.m., September 25th. They were married September 20, 1966 at St. John Nepomuk Church. Family and friends are invited to stop by during an informal reception on September 25th, from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at The Muddy Boot in Forada, Minnesota.

        September 25th:  Our Lady of the Runestone Fall Dinner

      Tuesday, September 27th:  "Holy Stitches" is starting up again at 6:00 p.m.  The mission of this group is to have fun together and create quilts that will be donated to good causes including church raffles. We will meet in the church basement. Meeting times will be:

               2nd Sunday starting at 4:00 p.m.

               4th Tuesday starting at 6:00 p.m. (September 27th)

No sewing talent necessary; there is a job for everyone. For more information, call Sharie Kalina (320) 766-6637 or Judy Radil (320) 760-4810.

 

     Wednesday, September 28th:  All 10th & 11th Grade Students will be attending the Retreat at Sacred Heart Church, Glenwood. Supper will be served at 5:30 p.m. and the Retreat will be from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., all in the Church Basement. Students are to provide their own transportation.

           Preschool through 9th Grade students will have regularly scheduled classes, from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Reno. Please make sure that students arrive early enough in order for classes to begin promptly at 6:30 p.m.

 

Parish Pictorial Directory:  It has been 23 years since our last pictorial directory and we are doing a new one to build a stronger sense of community among all our members, create a tool for telling people about our parish families and celebrate our Church. We will begin scheduling appointments this weekend for photography beginning on October 4th - 8th. October 4th, 5th & 6th from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. will be in Kensington at OLR and October 7th from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and October 8th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. will be at SJN. Parishioners can schedule photos at either parish. The decision to add one more day to OLR schedule was due to their building being fully handicap accessible. There is no cost to the Church and no sitting fee for the family. You will receive a complimentary 8 x 10 portrait and a directory just for participating. In one trip you will be photographed, choose your directory pose and have the opportunity to purchase 'Studio Quality' portraits; and Christmas cards with envelopes ($.64 a piece). Extended family and friends are welcome to take advantage of the photography as long as they sign up on the schedule. Flyers, discounts and information about on-line scheduling will be available before and after church. Please contact Amber Green 320-766-2953 or Mary Robertson 320-808-1306 with any questions.

Mass Intentions:  Mass intentions are needed. The suggested donation is $10.00 for each

                                        Mass. Mass Intention envelopes are in the back of church and can be

                                        Placed in the collection or by contacting the office.

First Saturdays of the Month:   October 1st

     7:15 p.m. Confessions & Meditation

     7:35 p.m. Rosary

     8:00 p.m. Mass

     We will have communion under both species on the First Saturdays. Please enter the church quietly on the First Saturdays in respect for those in prayers.

40 Days for Live Campaign:  Help multiply our prolife impact with another informal 40 Days for Life Campaign in Alexandria, MN beginning September 28th through November 6th. We will meet in front of Planned Parenthood at 1103 Broadway, Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Fridays 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. This will be a time of prayer, fasting and community outreach. Signs will be provided and all are welcome! Sign up to walk and find additional information on the website:  www.AlexandriaForLife.org    More information: Beth Bohannon 320-760-9036 or elcbohannon@yahoo.com

Prayer Book:  Please add some personal prayer intention to the Prayer Book. Take advantage of it... It's FREE and we are happy to pray for them whether you are able to attend or not.

Prayer Chain:  If you would be interested in participating in a prayer chain, please contact Marlena Hillemeier (320) 761-9515. Each member of the chain will pray in the will of God on behalf of the prayer request we receive. Requests can be a special intention or for an individual person. It is our hope that by praying for the needs of others we can spread God's love to everyone we pray for.            

Home Visits:  If anyone is interested in assisting Father with home visits for our parishioners that are not able to attend Mass, please contact Amber. We are trying to set up a visiting schedule and Father could use some help with directions and possibly bringing along some baked goods for the visits.

Reconciliation:  Reconciliation is offered a half hour before Mass or by appointment. Please step into the sacristy to inform Father you are ready if using the confessional!

Eucharistic Adoration:  Come receive the graces of Eucharistic Adoration

     Eucharistic Adoration is any prayer in front of the Blessed Sacrament (whether in front of a closed Tabernacle or in front of the exposed host in a monstrance.

      Wisdom, calmness, patience and joy are just a few of the many fruits that come from Adoration.

     Come read, pray a rosary, pray spontaneously, journal or just sit quietly in the Lord's presence.

     Adoration is available when the church is open - 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Sit near the Tabernacle in the front left side of the church. Even if you only have a few minutes, come adore!

     Every first Tuesday of the month, join us for 9:00 a.m. Mass when an additional time of prayer and Adoration will take place. Following Mass, the Rosary will be prayed and then there is time for Eucharistic Adoration. Feel free to add your own intentions that we will pray for during this time.

     "We cannot be messengers of God's consolation if we do not experience first the joy of being consoled and loved by Him... When we remain in prayerful silence in His presence, when we meet Him in the Eucharist this consoles us!"  Pope Francis

 

Questions?:  At any time if you have questions about our Catholic faith and teachings or questions as to why we do or don't do certain things, please ask. You can do this by calling or emailing. We can set up a time to ask Father directly.

Contact Amber:  Please contact Amber Green for Bulletin Announcements, Baptism, Marriage, and Funeral Arrangements. 

     Amber's Cell:  320-766-2953

     Church Office: 320-283-5273

     Email: snepomuk@runestone.net   (NOTE:  This is not a link to the email address)

Pastor Visits:  If you, or anyone you know, would like a visit from Fr. Statz, please contact the office.

 

Preparation For Marriage:   If you are engaged and in need of Marriage Preparation, please contact the office to get these visits set up. This process takes time, so please get this started at least 6 months prior to the wedding date.
 
Retreats & Events:  Flyers for upcoming retreats and events will continue to be posted in the back of church. Please contact the office if you are ever in need of more information.

 

2016  St. John Nepomuk   Last Modified September 25,  2016