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Extravaganza Sneak Peeks

September 8, 2017

Everything is coming together for next weekend’s big kick-off event!  Our theme is all about the miraculous apparitions at Fatima and we’re super excited to share it with our Family Formation families here at the Church of Saint Paul!  We’re testing games, assembling craft materials, finalizing decorations, and packaging snacks – all to create a big start to our year full of learning about Jesus, fun, praising Jesus, fellowship, inviting Jesus to be the center of our families, prayer, and … did I mention Jesus?



Just a reminder – Saturday families should be here by 9:30 a.m. on September 16 and Monday starts at 7:00 p.m. on September 18.  If you are new to Family Formation, bring your whole family an hour earlier for a brief orientation to what we do (child care and a meal will be provided).

We look forward to seeing you all then!

Contemplating His face

July 13, 2017

sentinels of the dawn

The Final Battle …

May 8, 2017

The Final Battle

8 Things You Should Know About the Fatima Apparitions

May 6, 2017
  1. We wrote about the first one, gaining an indulgence, yesterday.fatima icon
  2. Catholics are not bound to believe in the visions at Fatima.
  3. The miracle of the sun was requested by Lucia to prove that the devil was not at work in the apparitions.
  4. The chapel that Our Lady requested to be built in her honor in Fatima was destroyed in 1922.
  5. The famous statue of Our Lady of Fatima was made under the direction of Sister Lucia – one of the children to whom Our Lady appeared.
  6. The world is consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
  7. The children at Fatima saw hell and we should take warning.
  8. Jacinta, one of the children who Our Lady appeared to, is an incorruptible.

Read the details of each here, at

Fatima Indulgences

May 5, 2017

Mary at Fatima - TinaDid you know Pope Francis has granted ways for you to receive a full indulgence throughout this anniversary year of the Fatima apparitions?

In addition to the usual conditions*, you can:

  1. Make a pilgrimage to the Fatima shrine in Portugal
  2. Pray before any statue of Our Lady of Fatima anywhere in the world
  3. And for the elderly and infirm – These individuals can pray in front of a statue of Our Lady of Fatima and must spiritually unite themselves to the jubilee celebrations on the days of the apparitions, the 13th of each month, between May and October 2017.

EWTN’s explanation of an indulgence:

A plenary indulgence means that by the merits of Jesus Christ, the Blessed Virgin Mary and all the saints, the full remission of the temporal punishment due to sacramentally forgiven sins is obtained. The person becomes as if just baptized and would fly immediately to heaven if he died in that instant. A partial indulgence means that a portion of the temporal punishment due to forgiven sin is remitted. Partial indulgences are received either by doing some act to which a partial indulgence is attached (e.g. praying a partially indulgenced prayer), or by the incomplete fulfillment of the conditions attached to a plenary indulgence.

* For the “usual conditions” and a different explanation of indulgences, click over here.

70th Annual Archdiocesan Family Rosary Procession

April 28, 2017

Centennial Celebration of Our Lady of FatimaMary at Fatima - Tina

Sunday, May 7
1:30 p.m.
The procession takes place from the State Capitol to the Cathedral of Saint Paul.  As a public witness to our Catholic faith during this month of May dedicated to our Blessed Mother Mary, come with family and friends to the 70th annual Archdiocesan Family Rosary Procession in Saint Paul on Sunday, May 7. This year is also the Centennial Celebration of Our Lady of Fatima. Archbishop Bernard Hebda will lead the procession.
Gather at the State Capitol at 1:30 p.m.; the procession to the Cathedral of Saint Paul begins at 2 p.m. Those who cannot walk the procession route may go directly to the Cathedral to pray the Rosary with those who are in procession.

Procession Flyer: Procession_2017_8-5×11


Also, if you live a little further south you may be interested in this event in Kasson, MN on May 13.  May 13 2017 Flyer


Fatima Anniversary

April 26, 2017

Mary at Fatima - TinaYou may have heard that the 100th anniversary of the Fatima apparitions is coming up soon and since it’s kind of a big deal, we want to help your family celebrate!  Look for posts highlighting all sorts of opportunities coming up, both local and worldwide.

The first thing I have is an event for women and is taking place here at the Church of Saint Paul.  On Saturday, May 13 (8:30-12:30) come hear guest speaker Justin Stroh speak on Repent, Repair, and Revive – The Message of Our Lady of Fatima.  The ladies are also having a luncheon that day.  For more information and to register for the luncheon by May 11, contact Jane Boster (763-370-3166 or  Please bring a salad to share.

If you’d like childcare, call Tara Phillips at 763-757-6910, ext. 112 to leave a message to reserve a spot.  Cost is $4 per child for the morning.

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