Parish Response Updates (to COVID-19)

 
JUST RELEASED!
ARCHBISHOP HEBDA MESSAGE TO SENIORS & CARE CENTER RESIDENTS:

Archbishop Hebda recorded this video for all the elderly and those in care centers throughout our Archdiocese. This message of thanks, hope, and encouragement may be helpful to share with older parishioners who cannot yet return to the limited public celebration of Mass.
 
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OURS ARE THE HANDS THAT GIVE (AND RECEIVE) THE LOVE OF CHRIST.
 
Our community needs us now more than ever. Many want to serve the growing needs in our community. And many may need help. All Saints is working to coordinate efforts to serve members in our local community who may find themselves in material need. You can directly respond by completing the forms with the links below. 
  1. If you need something, let us know.
  2. If you have a little time or the ability to offer assistance, let us know
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Fr. Gifford
Fr. Gifford is representing the Archdiocese 'Anointing Core'
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MAY 20 UPDATE FROM THE MINNESOTA CATHOLIC BISHOPS

Arch LogoPlease continue to watch the All Saints website, Facebook page,
and your email for announcements for parish information.

Open Door

 

WHO & WHAT IS

Lakeville CARES

 

Mary’s Pantry

Not as well known as COVID 19
by Chris Kuhn

To be honest I never had much of a connection with Mary until I learned more about her as part of a Marian consecration I did about 8 years ago. I chose to explore Marian consecration because I had a simple epiphany: the Saints and holy men and women I most respect LOVE Mary. There are a lot of apologetic writers and smart people out there that provide lots of theological reasons and supports for our “different” Catholic focus on Mary. But for me, the turning point was a simple understanding and desire to trust Saints like John Paul II, Maximillian Kolbe, Mother Teresa, Padre Pio, Josemaria Escriva, Therese of Lisieux, John Vianney, etc…

“Be it done unto me… do whatever he tells you” - not many of Mary’s words are recorded in the scriptures but they point to why Catholics love Mary; she trusted in God and said “yes.” So simple, so fundamental, and so challenging at times!

The appearance of COVID-19 in Minnesota, closing of schools, toilet paper hoarding, and “panic” by some and worrying by others resulted in a situation where our pastor wanted to be ready to respond practically to the needs of our parishioners and others in our community. We wanted to provide a temporary place where people could get needed items and also donate items. A place where people could trust in God’s providence and care for them through the Church. A place where people could say “yes” and trusting God give to those with less. This place, this idea is “Mary’s Pantry”, a temporary collection site or hub, at All Saints, that parishioners can easily give to or make use of if needed (see the list on this page).
 
Thanks to everyone who has stepped up to help with or given to Mary's Pantry!

Mary’s Pantry has collected and distributed over 1591 POUNDS of food and supplies to Pregnancy Choices, The Open Door, and 360 Communities food shelves as well as local senior care communities like Highview Hills and Trinity Care.
 
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