Updated events during the week
USCCB Call to Prayer
The U.S. bishops urge our participation each Friday in a nationwide Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life, August 3-September 28. Participants will receive weekly email or text reminder to pray and fast, along with little-known facts about Roe v. Wade to share with others. Sign up at www.usccb.org/pray
Review the letter from Bishop James Powers concerning this Novena here
Upcoming Mass Time Changes
This past weekend, at all the Masses in Eagle River, Land o’ Lakes, and Phelps, Fr. Patrick announced coming changes to the weekend Mass schedule for the cluster of 3 parishes he serves as Parochial Administrator or Sacramental Minister. The decision to adjust the Mass times came after careful consideration of all the pertinent facts when it was clear that the current scheduling wasn’t serving the needs of the cluster. This is an important point because the three parishes have largely remained separate, distinct, and independent of each other, which means not really looking outside each of the individual parishes to understand the needs of the others. Representatives from the staff and parish council of all three parishes met late last fall, knowing that something had to change in order to provide at least one Sunday Mass at each of the three parishes. St. Albert has gone without a Sunday Mass for almost 20 years. The working group was tasked with sorting out all the possibilities. Rest assured, as you go through the mental gymnastics of trying to offer another solution (one that you’d perhaps like better), that this working group prayed and agonized over all the options that could be imagined before coming to agreement on a new schedule. The working group acknowledged that it was about what best serves the 3 parishes, not what any individual or any parish liked, and that it was workable throughout the calendar year and regardless of who the priest might be. The new schedule will ask all of us to make some adjustments and is an invitation to embrace necessary change.
The new schedule for Masses will begin September 8th and 9th, the weekend after Labor Day, and is as follows:
Saturday, 4:00 PM St. Peter, Eagle River
Sunday, 7:30 AM St. Mary, Phelps
Sunday, 9:15 AM St. Albert, Land o’ Lakes
Sunday 11:00 AM St. Peter, Eagle River
SUMMER BIBLE STUDY
Come join us for Summer Bible Study on Wednesdays, from 1:30 to 3:00 pm.
The theme for this summer is Missionary Discipleship. We’ll begin on May 30th, take a break for the Independence Day holiday (a Wednesday this year) and
finish on August 8th (10 sessions total). More information and sign-up forms are on the Gathering Space table.
Dates are: May 30; June 6, 13, 20, 27; July 11, 18, 25; August 1, 8
Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation "Gaudete et Exsultate"
Part-Time Music Minister
St. Peter the Fisherman Parish in Eagle River is seeking a Part-Time Music Minister to plan and lead liturgical music for worship. We’re looking for someone with a passion for music who is grounded in the Catholic faith and has an understanding of how liturgical music fits into the worship life of the parish. Requirements: Strong keyboard skills; familiarity with various forms of liturgical music; Musical Direction experience is preferred. Requirements and preferences may be negotiable with an experienced and proven individual. Duties to include music selection, preparation, and rehearsal, musical accompaniment as well as forming and directing choir(s). Recruit, train, and schedule cantors, choir members and other instrumentalists. Must be available most weekends and some evenings and willing to work collaboratively in the overall liturgical preparation. Interested persons may contact the parish office for an application at email@example.com or 715-479-8704.
Saturday Evenings, 3:00 to 3:30 pm
During Lent, from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM prior to Stations of the Cross.
Over 50 Spirituality Group
This group meets each 3rd Thursday of the Month in the 4 Seasons Room at St. Peter's