SUNDAY MASS OBLIGATION RETURNS JULY 3-4, 2021

Archbishop Hebda and the Minnesota Bishops announce end of the Sunday dispensation of obligation, effective the weekend of July 3-4, 2021


Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
I write to you with important news and a grateful heart. After much prayer,
consultation, and discussion, the Catholic bishops of Minnesota today announced that the
Sunday Mass obligation will return the weekend of July 3-4. I encourage each of you to
read the full text of the Minnesota bishops’ statement, which may be found here. It
includes the rationale for the decision, the importance of the return to the Mass,
and possible exceptions to the Sunday obligation.  READ MORE...

MINNESOTA BISHOPS LETTER AND ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Returning to Mass: July 1 Marks End of Dispensation in Minnesota

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a painful time of separation that necessitated, for a short
while, suspension of public Masses and the dispensation from the Sunday obligation to attend
Mass. Nonetheless, since May 2020, Minnesota’s bishops have made available the public
celebration of Mass to those who wished to attend. Parishes have done an amazing job creating
safe spaces for worship and the sacraments during the past year.
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.
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Synod 2021

What is a Synod? What is the purpose?

“A Synod is a formal representative assembly designed to help a bishop in his shepherding of the local Church.”
The purpose is “to discern and establish clear pastoral priorities in a way that will both promote greater unity and lead us to a more vigorous proclamation of Jesus’ good news.”

SYNOD PRAYER

Come Holy Spirit
Make our ears to hear
Make our eyes to see
Make our mouths to speak
Make our hearts to seek
Make our hands to reach out
And touch the world with your love.
AMEN.

Mary, Mother of the Church,
Pray for us.

FALL 2020: Prayer and Study Events
Healing and Hope Series
This five-part virtual retreat grounds each person’s fundamental identity as a beloved child of God. Yet each person has experienced wounds that bind. This retreat explores how to unbind these knots through the intercession of Our Lady, Undoer of Knots, and open these wounds to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Encountering Jesus’ love and mercy brings healing and hope. This series begins October 18.


Date: October 18 – November 15 (Livestreams Tuesdays beginning October 20 at 7 p.m.)
Location: Online and on Facebook and YouTube
More Information: Download the App (https://myparishapp.com/download/) or Sign Up for Weekly Emails (https://www.archspm.org/synod/fall2020/)

LEARN MORE about the Archdiocesan Synod 2021 by clicking HERE





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