Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

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June 25, 2020

Dear Parishioners and Friends of Our Lady of the Prairie:

We continue to be able to accomodate 50% of seating capacity at Mass which allows anyone who would like to attend Mass in person to do so.   A collection will be taken at each Sunday Mass, so those attending are encouraged to make contribution at that time.

For your safety and peace of mind we will continue to observe pandemic liturgical procedures published by our Archdiocese.  These include encouraging of both the 6 feet of social distancing between people living in separate households and the wearing of face masks.  Also, we will be offering you hand sanitizer before you receive Holy Communion.  We will have a limited amount of congregational singing.  If you and your family members have returned to your pre-pandemic social activities such as eating in restaurants, it is likely the right time for you to return to Mass.  That said, the Archbishop has suspended the obligation, so it is not required at this time.  Please watch his message at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLlQsTJh9Td9kAomSgyrZ___KiV1Oca35N&time_continue=74&v=qd2hZQ23VrE&feature=emb_logo

We will continue to live stream scheduled Sunday Masses at the regular times of 4:15 p.m. Saturday, and 8:00 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Sunday.  I will also continue to hear Confessions on the front porch of the rectory (212 N. Chestnut Street) at the regularly scheduled times of Saturday from 3:30 p.m – 4 p.m. and Sunday from 7:15 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.  There will be no Confessions on Tuesday, June 30.  Please look for a revised Confession schedule in the next bulletin.

As you may recall, this will be my last weekend as pastor of Our Lady of the Prairie.  At each Mass time, I will be available outside the church after you receive Holy Communion to say good-bye to anyone who would like to do so.  Please anticipate that the 10 a.m. Mass on Sunday, June 28 will be my last Mass at Our Lady of the Prairie.

The “Drive-Bye” for both Loree Heinkel and I will take place in the parking lot on Sunday, June 28, beginning at noon.  This event is especially intended to be especially helpful for those who are not yet comfortable attending weekend Masses.  There will be no daily Mass offered on Monday, June 29 nor on any Mondays going forward.  Fr. Hessian is expected to have the 8:30 a.m. Mass on Tuesday, June 30.

Thank you for continuing to stay engaged with Our Lady of the Prairie and for all your support during this difficult time. If you are not yet returning to Mass, please continue to leave your offerings in the dropbox on Church Street.  I know it is challenging to continue this practice as the weeks go by, but we really do continue to rely on your financial support and greatly appreciate it.  If you are open to electronic giving, please call Deacon Jim or Kelly in the parish office and they will get you enrolled.

All the Best in Christ,

Fr. Brian Lynch

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June 18, 2020

Dear Parishioners and Friends of Our Lady of the Prairie:

We continue to be able to accomodate 50% of seating capacity at Mass which allows anyone who would like to attend Mass in person to do so.   A collection will be taken at each Sunday Mass, so those attending are encouraged to make contribution at that time.  

For your safety and peace of mind we will continue to observe pandemic liturgical procedures published by our Archdiocese.  These include encouraging the 6 feet of social distancing between people living in separate households, wearing of face masks and application of hand sanitizer, and the regular sanitization of pews and bathrooms.  We hope to add back a limited amount of congregational singing.  If you and your family members have returned to your pre-pandemic social activities such as eating in restaurants, it is likely the right time for you to return to Mass.  That said, the Archbishop has suspended the obligation, so it is not required at this time.  

We will continue to live stream scheduled Sunday Masses at the regular times of 4:15 p.m. Saturday, and 8:00 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Sunday.  I will also continue to hear Confessions on the front porch of the rectory (212 N. Chestnut Street) at the regularly scheduled times of Saturday from 3:30 p.m – 4 p.m. and Sunday from 7:15 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.  

The 8:30 a.m. Mass on Monday, June 22, will be the last of the Monday daily Masses followed by a holy hour.  There will be no daily Mass offered on Monday, June 29 nor on any Mondays going forward.

Thank you for continuing to stay engaged with Our Lady of the Prairie and for all your support during this difficult time. If you are not yet returning to Mass, please continue to leave your offerings in the dropbox on Church Street.  I know it is challenging to continue this practice as the weeks go by, but we really do continue to rely on your financial support and greatly appreciate it.  If you are open to electronic giving, please call Deacon Jim or Kelly in the parish office and they will get you enrolled.  

All the Best in Christ,

Fr. Brian Lynch

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June 11, 2020

Dear Parishioners and Friends of Our Lady of the Prairie:

We are now able to accommodate 50% of seating capacity at Mass!  Practically speaking, this allows anyone who would like to attend Mass in person to do so.   A collection will be taken at each Sunday Mass, so those attending are encouraged to make contribution at that time.  

For your safety and peace of mind we will continue to observe pandemic liturgical procedures published by our Archdiocese.  These include encouraging the 6 feet of social distancing between people living in separate households, wearing of face masks and application of hand sanitizer, and the regular sanitization of pews and bathrooms.  We will not yet be adding back congregational singing.  If you and your family members have returned to your pre-pandemic social activities such as eating in restaurants, it is likely the right time for you to return to Mass.  That said, the Archbishop has suspended the obligation, so it is not required at this time.  

This Sunday we celebrate the Solemn Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, traditionally called Corpus Christi.  Our annual Eucharistic procession will take place following the 10 a.m. Mass.  As is our custom, this will feature First Holy Communicants dressed in their Sunday best.  Even if you are not yet comfortable attending Mass indoors, consider taking part in this outdoor celebration (weather permitting).  

We will continue to live stream scheduled Sunday Masses at the regular times of 4:15 p.m. Saturday, and 8:00 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Sunday.  I will also continue to hear Confessions on the front porch of the rectory (212 N. Chestnut Street) at the regularly scheduled times of Saturday from 3:30 p.m – 4 p.m. and Sunday from 7:15 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.  

Thank you for continuing to stay engaged with Our Lady of the Prairie and for all your support during this difficult time. If you are not yet returning to Mass, please continue to leave your offerings in the dropbox on Church Street.  I know it is challenging to continue this practice as the weeks go by, but we really do continue to rely on your financial support and greatly appreciate it.  If you are open to electronic giving, please call Deacon Jim or Kelly in the parish office and they will get you enrolled.  

All the Best in Christ,

Fr. Brian Lynch

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June 4, 2020

Dear Parishioners and Friends of Our Lady of the Prairie:

We had a successful first weekend of the Limited Reopening of Churches for Mass (Phase II) during the last two days of May.  We will continue to observe a number of restrictive guidelines at Masses, including the limit of 25% capacity and 6 feet of social distancing between folks living in different homes.  While the guidelines I sent you last week continue to be valid, we were well below our 25% capacity limits at all Pentecost Masses, so if you feel it is safe to return to church for Mass, please do so. All are welcome.

We will continue to live stream scheduled Sunday Masses at the regular times of 4:15 p.m. Saturday, and 8:00 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Sunday.  I will also continue to hear Confessions on the front porch of the rectory (212 N. Chestnut Street).  Now that we have implemented our Phase II plan, I will hear Confessions at the regularly scheduled times of Saturday from 3:30 p.m – 4 p.m. and Sunday from 7:15 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.

Please know of the following Masses being offered in addition to our regularly scheduled Masses:

On Friday, June 5 at noon, Fr. Joe Bambanek will offer a Mass at OLP as part of a virtual retreat offered by the John Paul II Healing Center.  Fr. Joe is a remarkably gifted priest and we are blessed to have him visit us.  Please consider attending this Mass.

On Saturday, June 6 at 7 p.m., we will have an outdoor Mass for our high school graduates at our Sacred Heart Cemetery chapel. We had a successful outdoor Mass on Memorial Day; please consider attending this Mass in support of the 2020 graduates who have had such an unusual conclusion to their high school experiences.

On Sunday, June 7 at 1 p.m., we will have a Mass at OLP for for Angela Sybrant who will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.  Angela has been preparing for approximately one year for this special day; please consider attending and supporting her!

Thank you for continuing to stay engaged with Our Lady of the Prairie and for all your support during this difficult time. Please continue to leave your offerings in the dropbox on Church Street.  I know it is challenging to continue this practice as the weeks go by, but we really do continue to rely on your financial support and greatly appreciate it.  If you are open to electronic giving, please call Deacon Jim or Kelly in the parish office and they will get you enrolled.

All the Best in Christ,

Fr. Brian Lynch
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Dear Parishioners and Friends of Our Lady of the Prairie:

We will continue to live stream scheduled Sunday Masses at the regular times of 4:15 p.m. Saturday, and 8:00 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Sunday.  I will also continue to hear Confessions on the front porch of the rectory (212 N. Chestnut Street); however, the times will be adjusted.  I will hear Confessions on Saturday from 3:15 p.m – 3:45 p.m. and Sunday from 7 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.  This will allow me 30 minutes to prepare for Mass under the Phase II restrictions.  

We have begun the Limited Reopening of Churches for Mass (Phase II).  We will be observing a number of restrictive guidelines at Masses, including the limit of 25% capacity and 6 feet of social distancing between folks living in different homes.  I am trusting that Christians choosing to attend Sunday Mass will make good and prudent decisions.  In doing so please be aware of and consider the following:

  1. Archbishop Hebda has suspended the obligation to attend Sunday Mass for “as long as the pandemic continues,” that is, for the foreseeable future, so be at peace.  You ought not to attend Mass at this time if you have any reservation whatsoever.  
  2. Those who are 65 years old and better and children younger than 7 years old are encouraged to NOT attend Mass during Phase II.  For those who are 65 years old or better and those with young children, attending Mass this first weekend of Phase II may be especially ill advised.  Those able to do so would benefit from joining our Sunday Mass or another Sunday Mass by way of television or computer and then attending one of our daily Masses at 8:30 a.m. Monday – Thursday when Mass attendance is lower.  
  3. Seats will be assigned at weekend Masses.  This is a consequence of the guidelines mentioned above and the additional complexity caused by our stationary pews.  If you are unwilling to accept assigned seating, you ought not to attend Mass during the weekend and would benefit from attending on a weekday instead.  
  4. Those attending Mass are strongly encouraged to wear a face mask and bring a personal supply of hand sanitizer.
  5. We will not have singing at Masses this weekend. This is being done because singing has the potential to spread COVID-19 between persons 6 feet apart.  
  6. Those choosing to attend Sunday Mass during Phase II should do so at the time (4:15, 8, or 10) they have generally attended in the past.  This will reduce the likelihood that we will excede capacity.  
  7. Holy Communion will be distributed to the congregation following the final blessing and dismissal of the Mass.  The procedure will be explained at that time and will take considerably more time than usual.  This will allow you to watch Mass at home, then drive over to receive Holy Communion after Mass if you would like.  
  8. We will benefit from help sanitizing pews after Mass during the distribution of Holy Communion.  Please bring a plastic wrapped roll or rolls of paper towels to donate to the parish for use in sanitizing after Mass.  
  9. Those diagnosed with COVID-19, those experiencing the symptoms of COVID-19, and those caring directly for such people MUST NOT attend Mass.  
  10. Fr. Brian Lynch and Archbishop Hebda are the only two Church officials with authority to publicize, judge, and enforce attendance policies for Masses at Our Lady of the Prairie.  Anyone else who speaks on this particular issue is offering an opinion that is not authoritative at Our Lady of the Prairie and may not be true. 
  11. All of this is likely to test the patience of each and every one of us.  Those with little or no patience may benefit from not attending Mass at this time.  

Thank you for continuing to stay engaged with Our Lady of the Prairie and for all your support during this difficult time. Please continue to leave your offerings in the dropbox on Church Street.  I know it is challenging to continue this practice as the weeks go by, but we really do continue to rely on your financial support and greatly appreciate it.  If you are open to electronic giving, please call Deacon Jim or Kelly in the parish office and they will get you enrolled.  

All the Best in Christ,

Fr. Brian Lynch

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Thursday, April 30, 2020

Dear Parishioners and Friends of Our Lady of the Prairie:

We will continue to live stream scheduled Sunday Masses at the regular times of 4:15 p.m. Saturday, and 8:00 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Sunday.  I will continue to hear Confessions on the front porch of the rectory (212 N. Chestnut Street) at the regularly scheduled times of Saturday afternoon 3:30 – 4:00 p.m., Sunday morning 7:15 – 7:45 a.m. and Tuesday morning 7:45 – 8:15 a.m. as well.

Friday, May 1, Feast of St. Joseph the Worker:
Though there will not be a Mass live streamed from OLP on Friday, May 1, please do consider joining Archbishop Gomez of Los Angeles and Catholics across North America at 2 p.m. as the Marian consecration of both the United States and Canada are renewed. The following link should allow you to participate:

Praying Together: Renewing Our Consecration to Mary

You may also want to pray the Prayer to St. Joseph by Pope Saint Pius X at the following link:

Prayer to St. Joseph by Pope St. Pius X – Prayers

Sunday, May 3, the Fourth Sunday of Easter and Good Shepherd Sunday:
In addition to our regular 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Masses, please consider joining Archbishop Hebda and Bishop Cozzens at 2 p.m. for the Rosary Procession.  The following link should allow you to participate:

https://www.archspm.org/rosary/

Thank you for continuing to stay engaged with Our Lady of the Prairie and for all your support during this difficult time. Please continue to leave your offerings in the dropbox on Church Street as you have been doing.

All the Best in Christ,

Fr. Brian Lynch

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Friday, April 24, 2020

Dear Parishioners and Friends of Our Lady of the Prairie:

We will continue to live stream scheduled Masses at the regular times until the current stay-at-home order expires on May 4, and quite likely beyond.  I will continue to hear Confessions on the front porch of the rectory (212 N. Chestnut Street) at the regularly scheduled times of Saturday afternoon 3:30 – 4:00 p.m., Sunday morning 7:15 – 7:45 a.m. and Tuesday morning 7:45 – 8:15 a.m. through May 4 as well.

As you know a number of our young people have been preparing to receive their First Holy Communion this spring. Although the 2020 celebration of First Holy Communion is likely to look different than it has in the past, we are working with the families of our aspiring First Communicants, and I am confident that we will provide a way for them to receive their First Holy Communion.

We also have a number of middle school and high school students in religious education classes whose formation in the Faith has been disrupted.  Some unusual circumstances are actually playing in our favor, and I anticipate that our young people who have been preparing tor Confirmation will be able to get back on track in the fall of 2020 with relative ease.

Thank you for continuing to stay engaged with Our Lady of the Prairie and for all your support during this difficult time. Please continue to leave your offerings in the dropbox on Church Street as you have been doing so faithfully.

All the Best in Christ,

Fr. Brian Lynch

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Monday, April 6, 2020

Dear Parishioners and Friends of Our Lady of the Prairie:

Thanks to all of you who have participated in Mass by way of the internet for Palm/Passion Sunday. A number of you took us up on the offering of palms. It is my intention to bless palms for anyone who would like them at 10 a.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday of Holy Week.  After blessing palms, I will go to the rectory porch (212 N. Chestnut Street) to hear the Confessions of anyone who is waiting for me to do so (please wait in your car). I will also hear Confessions on the rectory front porch at the regular 7:45 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. time on Tuesday morning. Please expect that Wednesday at 10 a.m. will be your last chance to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) at Our Lady of the Prairie before Easter Sunday.

For Monday – Wednesday of Holy Week we will be live streaming Mass at 8:30 a.m. At 6:30 p.m. on those same days we will live stream a combination of instruction, devotions and Mass.  I expect the Mass to begin at 7 p.m. and I will be offering that Mass for protection of our parishioners, their family members, loved ones, and friends from the CoronaVirus. If you would like to serve as lector at the evening Mass on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday of Holy Week, send me an email message at blynch@olp.church.

On Holy Thursday at 8:30 a.m. I will introduce you to the Liturgy of the Hours. We will pray the Office of Readings and Morning Prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours on Good Friday and Holy Saturday at 8:30 a.m. using the attachments provided.

I continue to be grateful for those of you who have been willing and able to support us financially during this challenging time, whether through e-giving (which can be done on the website) or by placing your envelopes in our Church Street dropbox.  Again, thank you.

I intend to send you an update for the weekend on Thursday.

All the Best in Christ,

Fr. Brian Lynch
blynch@olp.church

Luturgy of the Hours Good Friday

Liturgy of the Hours Holy Saturday

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Friday, April 3, 2020

Dear Parishioners and Friends of Our Lady of the Prairie:

Holy Week 2020 will be unlike any Holy Week we’ve ever known.  The Palm Sunday Masses at 4:15 p.m., 8 a.m., and 10 a.m. will be live-streamed.  In anticipation of the Palm Sunday Masses, palms will be available for pick-up on Saturday, April 4, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. inside Roedel Hall.  Also, I will hear Confessions on the front porch of the rectory (212 N. Chestnut Street) from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and 7:15- 7:45 a.m. on Sunday.  Archbishop Hebda has asked that we provide you with the following prayers in anticipation of Confession and prayers asking for God’s forgiveness:

An Examination of Conscience for Kids:
https://teachingcatholickids.com/examination-of-conscience/

An Examination of Conscience for Young Adults:
https://evangcatbr.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-Examination-of-Conscience-for-Young-Adults.pdf

An Examination of Conscience for Married Persons:
https://d2y1pz2y630308.cloudfront.net/1436/documents/2016/12/Examination%20of%20Conscience%20Married%20People.pdf

Act of Contrition:
https://www.vaticannews.va/en/prayers/act-of-contrition.html

That is what you need to know for the weekend.  We will live-stream Masses and devotions Monday – Friday of Holy Week at 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., beginning with the regular 8:30 a.m. Mass and Holy Hour on Monday.  Additional details will be provided in Monday’s update.

Thanks to all of you who have participated in Mass by way of the internet. I continue to be grateful for those of you who have been willing and able to support us financially during this challenging time, whether through e-giving (which can be done on the website) or by placing your envelopes in our Church Street dropbox.  Again, thank you.

All the Best in Christ,

Fr. Brian Lynch


Sunday, March 29, 2020

Dear Parishioners and Friends of Our Lady of the Prairie:

As you may know we started live-streaming our Mass on Friday, March 27 and continued to do so over the weekend at the regular weekend Mass times.  I don’t think I could have possibly anticipated how comforting it was for me. Praise God!

Know that I have consulted with the Archdiocesan staff (almost certainly to the point of annoying at least one of them) and I am following the parameters they established in conversation with Governor Walz, including the 10 person limit at Mass.  (I was delighted that when Governer Walz announced the the stay-at-home order he specifically and explicitly mentioned his conversation with Archbishop Hebda, so I know that the Archdiocese understands what the Governor expects with regard to Church activities.)

For ministries at weekend Masses, generally speaking I have been contacting those who were scheduled for each Mass (we don’t need Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion) or those who established a presence by custom, telling them that they are welcome to serve as they had been scheduled but ought not to do so if they do not feel safe or comfortable under the present circumstances.  If you were scheduled for a Palm Sunday Mass you can expect a call from me this week. I have generally allowed a “+1” for those ministers serving a Mass; this is expected to be a closely related relative in nearly all cases. As you can imagine, this quickly adds up to a total of close to 10, the limit we have been and intend to observe. Though I clearly cannot have the whole 10 a.m. choir at any one Mass, I could use a few “here and there” and some instrumentalists as well.  Please contact me (blynch@olp.church) if you would like to play piano or organ or sing and I may very well be able to get you on the Mass schedule, especially if these restrictions carry over into the Easter season.

We will be streaming the daily Mass this week at the normal times; that is Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. and Friday at 4:15 p.m.  John Walsh is my newly appointed Coordinator of Daily Mass Servers due in part to his familiarity with serving and availability for serving. If you would like to serve at a daily Mass (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday) please text or phone John at 612-817-6333.  (Messaging and data rates may apply.)

As far as weekday lectors go we have a less formal schedule for daily Masses; I have been reaching out to them, but I am not entirely clear how this will play out. (I’ve never been the pastor during a pandemic before!)  If you would like to lector at a daily Mass, please contact me (blynch@olp.church) and I should be able to get you on the schedule for a Mass. Under the current circumstances we don’t need a sacristan for any Masses.

So, I encourage you to watch the live-stream Masses this week.  You can also check out OLP Facebook for my short videos geared towards children and the young-at-heart.  We of course continue to need financial support; please consider signing up for E-giving on the website or depositing your donation in our big gray drop-box on Church Street on one of your errands.

You may not receive another update message like this from me until Friday, April 3.

All the Best in Christ,
Fr. Brian Lynch
blynch@olp.church

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Dear Parishioners and Friends of Our Lady of the Prairie:

You are encouraged to join Pope Francis and Catholics around the world for prayer and a special Urbi et Orbi blessing (blessing to the city and to the world), Friday, March 27, at noon (CST). Please click the link that follows, not only for the live video stream from St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, but also for recorded messages from Archbishop Hebda about this particular blessing and the associated plenary (full) indulgence available at this difficult time.

https://www.archspm.org/popeblessing/

This weekend, Friday, March 27 – Sunday, March 29, I will hear Confessions at the “regular” times: Friday at 5 – 5:30 p.m., Saturday at 3:30 – 4 p.m., and Sunday at 7:15 – 7:45 a.m.; however, I will be on the rectory porch at 212 N. Chestnut Street.  You can walk over or you can stay in your car if you pull into the driveway. Though not prohibited, please do not bring young children for confessions in this format. Please consider coming on Friday rather than Saturday or Sunday, as I will have time to stay late on Friday, though not on Saturday or Sunday, since I will need to leave promptly to celebrate Mass.

We intend to live stream our Masses on Friday at 4:15 p.m., Saturday at 4:15 p.m., and Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. To do this, go to the Our Lady of the Prairie website where you will find the words “Watch Our Lady of the Prairie Live Stream” in a blue rectangle.  Please click on that rectangle join us. Know that the live stream is not available 24/7, so if you click on the rectangle well outside of Mass times, there will be nothing to see. It is possible that you (and we) will experience technical difficulties; for that we are sorry.

You may not receive another email from me until Monday, March 30. Check out the Our Lady of the Prairie website and Facebook page for more information, including videos.  You are welcome to phone me with any needs or concerns you have at 952-454-1954. I am especially concerned about our homebound elderly parishioners who may not be receiving these communications; if you become aware of any needs of our elderly homebound parishioners, please help them to get the resources they need, including my personal attention.  Again, in the event I do not answer your phone call, please leave a short message, clearly stating your name and phone number.

All the Best in Christ,
Fr. Brian Lynch

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Monday, March 23, 2020

Dear Parishioners and Friends of Our Lady of the Prairie:

This week, Monday, March 23 –  Friday, March 27, Our Lady of the Prairie church will be open for private quiet individual prayer from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. There will be no communal recitation of prayers.  We will be enforcing the social distancing requirements, including the upper limit of just 10 people, and sanitizing before and after this designated time. All are welcome.

I will next hear Confessions at the “regular” time on Tuesday, March 24, from 7:45 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.; however, I will be on the rectory porch at 212 N. Chestnut Street.  You can walk over or you can stay in your car if you pull into the driveway. I will also hear Confessions in the church at the regular time on Friday, March 27, 5 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. and will stay longer if needed. I will maintain the required social distancing by being in the server sacristy (St. Joseph/east side of church) with each penitent kneeling behind a screen or sitting in a chair at a recommended social distancing distance; a staff member will be on hand to help facilitate the process and maintain precautions. If you will have trouble navigating the few stairs to the sanctuary, you will not want to come for confession in the church; please contact me 952-454-1954 for alternative arrangements, including a home visit, if you would like.  It is very possible that I will not answer if you call, so please leave a short message clearly stating your name and phone number.

Archbishop Hebda invites you to pray with him daily.  Each day at 11:05 a.m. our Archbishop will pray the Litany in Time of Need on Relevant Radio 1330am, www.relevantradio.com and on the Relevant Radio App.  Please join him and Catholics throughout the Archdiocese!

Visit the Formed.org website for a vast library of Catholic information including books, audio recordings, and videos.  Our parish has a subscription that allows you access. If you have not already used Formed and need help, email Loree Heinkel at lheinkel@olp.church; she will be happy to help you!

You may not receive another email from me until Friday, March 27, when I intend to give you an update for the weekend. You may check out the Our Lady of the Prairie website and Facebook page for more information, including new videos.  You are welcome to phone me with any needs or concerns you have at 952-454-1954. I am especially concerned about our homebound elderly parishioners who may not be receiving these communications; if you become aware of any needs of our elderly homebound parishioners, please help them to get the resources they need, including my personal attention.  Again, in the event I do not answer your phone call, please leave a short message, clearly stating your name and phone number.

All the Best in Christ,
Fr. Brian Lynch

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Due to recent events regarding Covid19, scheduled activities have been cancelled or postponed. 

The Adoration Chapel will be closed until further notice.

 

 

 

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