Corona Virus Update



Please click here to read Fr. Kevin Kenney's letter to the parish, dated 08/13/2020


            Saint Olaf is closely monitoring the Covid-19/Corona Virus pandemic and is following Archdiocesan and State of Minnesota 

                On Wednesday, May 13, Governor Walz lifted the STAY at HOME Mandate and replaced it with the
              "STAY SAFE MN" directive. This directive was later modified to allow 25% or 250 people to gather for
               Church services, whichever is the lower number. Saint Olaf will follow State and City guidelines

              Click Here to Read Archbishop Hebda's letter on reopening (released Friday, May 23)

                  Click Here to Read Fr. Kevin Kenney's letter on Re-opening for Mass sent to all parishioners
                   via email and/or regular mail, Thursday, 5/28/20

                                                 WELCOME HOME
                               Saint Olaf is open for Daily Mass, Reconciliation, and Weekend Mass
                               We will return to our regular Mass schedule.
                               Please be patient with us as we maneuver a new way of existing.
                               Please be attentive to the following:
                                     • If you are sick, please stay home
                                     • Please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before Mass starts
                                        (allow us to clean the Church between Masses)
                                     • Please enter through the Parking Lot doors or the Handicapped
                                        Door off of Eighth Street
                                     • Hand sanitizer is available
                                     • Please wear a mask to Mass
                                     • Please observe social distancing
                                     • Please make your visit brief
                                     • Please only use bathrooms out of necessity
                                     • Please follow the directions of the Greeters and Ushers who are
                                        here to help and protect you
                                     • Instructions about how to receive Communion will be given
                                       during Mass (Communion will be distributed at the end of Mass).
                            We look forward to you coming home when you feel comfortable.
                             Remember the obligation to attend Sunday Mass is suspended
                             until further notice. If you are older or have some underlying health
                             conditions and don’t feel comfortable returning to Mass yet and
                             want to receive Communion, please call the parish office and one of
                             us priests will be happy to bring communion to you outdoors at your
                             home. Please call if you have any questions. Be safe and be well.
                             God bless!
                              - Fr. Kevin Kenney


              The daily Mass schedule is as follows:
                  Monday - Friday
                                                           7:00am                                  MASS in Main Church
                                                           7:30am - till line ends        RECONCILIATION in Main Church
                                                         12:00pm                                  MASS in Main Church

                 Tuesday & Thursday  12:30pm - till line ends        RECONCILIATION in Main Church

                 Saturday                        12:00pm                                MASS in Main Church                   
                                                         12:30pm - till line ends       RECONCILIATION in Main Church

               Weekend Masses follow our regular schedule:
                Saturday:  4:00pm
                Sunday: 6:00am, 8:00am, 10:00am, 12:00noon, and 4:00pm


  •            Fr. Kevin is recording the daily Mass in English and in Spanish MONDAY - THURSDAY and we are posting these on our website,
  •            We are posting Fr. Kevin's Weekday Liturgical commentary for your personal reflection time. 
             This can be found on the front page of the website, click on the photo of Fr. Kevin and then select
             the day of the week that you would like to read.

  •          A list of resources available for prayer during these difficult days, from a variety of publishers is posted on the
             US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB): Click here for: USCCB Prayer Resources
  •        The Magnificat Family is offering a FREE online version of Magnificat  for prayer and reflection during this time.
             The link is
  •        Pray for those who have contracted the virus, as well as their family, friends, and the health care workers assisting them.
  •        Pray for those who are working hard to find some type of medical solution to lessen the impact of this virus.
  •        Visit the Saint Olaf Prayer Request (upper right corner of this website) to submit your prayers to our dedicated prayer partners.

            Saint Olaf appreciates your continued support during this time:     
            Consider supporting Saint Olaf via online giving, visit for one time gifts or to set up recurring gifts.
            We appreciate your continued support to help us meet our financial obligations.

            A couple of reminders:
             If you are ill, please stay home until you feel better. 
            Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.  Refrain from touching your face.
            Practice Social distancing, self-quarantine as much as possible, and PRAY.

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