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Laurie Russell Pickert
October 4, 2021

• Stewardship Committee Meetings – Church Hall

Laurie Russell Pickert

ST. STAN’S STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE MEETINGS  Our Parish Community has gone through significant changes over the last couple of years, and we have all faced together the challenges and hardships around the COVID-19 pandemic this past year and going forward. Our Pastoral Councils (Finance and Parish Councils), Trustees and Parish Administrator have been meeting regularly to […]

September 27, 2021

• Craft Fair October 2 – 9am-4pm

Laurie Russell Pickert

September 27, 2021

• Archdiocesan Synod Information – Next Session October 3rd

Laurie Russell Pickert

ARCHDIOCESAN SYNOD — SEPTEMBER 19, 2021 – OCTOBER 24, 2021 NEXT SESSION:  Session 3 – October 3, 2021 Topic A: Welcoming parishes Topic B: Collaboration in parish ministry As part of the ongoing three year Archdiocesan Synod process which began in 2019 with the Prayer and Listening events many of you attended, we are now approaching […]

September 27, 2021

• Blog: World Peace Day: Peace is an inside job

Laurie Russell Pickert

Tuesday, September 21st, was World Peace Day.  It was a breather after an intense couple of weeks. I ran into this quote on Facebook today: “There is no way to peace, peace is the way” (A.J. Muste, via Kissing Fish Book). It reminded me so much of Father Clay and the idea that heaven (and […]

September 14, 2021

• Father Clay & My Spiritual Journey to Wellness Sept. 18, 2021

Laurie Russell Pickert

PARISHIONER KATIE WALTER PRESENTATION TALK: FATHER CLAY AND MY JOURNEY TOWARD SPIRITUAL WELLNESS SEPTEMBER 18, 2021 following the 4PM Mass @ St. Stan’s Katie Walter soaked up Father Clay and his wisdom and love during his last 15 years at St. Stan’s. In this talk, she shares how she applied his message of love and […]

August 30, 2021

• Fall Festival September 12, 2021 11am-3pm

Laurie Russell Pickert

FALL FEST SEPTEMBER 12, 2021 This year’s Fall Fest event will be held on St. Stan’s church lawn on September 12, 2021 from 11am to 3pm. Our Fall Fest will center around an outside picnic meal, raffle, and pull tabs event. While we are still living with the COVID19 pandemic and as more people become […]

August 22, 2021

• Blog: I admit it: these kids are pushing my buttons

Laurie Russell Pickert

The summer is getting long … and this year, the fighting and button pushing between my kids is making it hard for me to concentrate. I want them to go back to school so they can interact with people their own age. And so that their fighting can stop pushing my buttons. This reading from […]

July 24, 2021

• Blog: God’s “in” his heaven, and all is right in my world

Laurie Russell Pickert

We’re spending the week in “God’s Country” – an informal nickname for the part of Minnesota where I grew up. I guess people call this God’s Country because it feels so far away, and there are definitely more trees than people. I know it’s not heaven, but it does make me feel close to God […]

July 8, 2021

• Blog: Gardens, rabbits, and spirituality

Laurie Russell Pickert

My heart has been changed, and it’s proof that gentle prayers asking God to help you find peace can help you. It took almost 9 years, but I can finally look at a rabbit in my yard with peace in my heart.   Read more @ www.dearpeoplewhomgodloves

June 12, 2021

• Blog: Jesus Is Inclusive: A Pride Month Story

Laurie Russell Pickert

Father Clay says “Jesus was inclusive.” And he says we’re called to mirror that inclusiveness and communicate it in the way we live. Which means that it was my petition, too. It’s my job to live the value of human rights even when – especially when – it isn’t my humanity that’s under attack.   […]

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