IMPORTANT NOTICE: CANCELLATIONS FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 4TH

Due to the annual Diocesan Clergy Conference, the following Mass and Confession times are CANCELLED:

  • Tuesday, October 5th: St. Andrew’s, 4:30 pm Confessions and 5:30 pm Mass
  • Wednesday, October 6th: St. Andrew’s, 8:00 am Mass
  • Thursday, October 7th: St. Andrew’s, 8:00 am Mass
  • Friday, October 8th: St. Mathias, 8:30 am Mass

Intentions scheduled for these Masses will be fulfilled privately.

 

Welcome to the Catholic Parishes of
St. Andrew and St. Mathias

We look forward to serving together
in the name of Christ.

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Jesus, Thy kingdom come.
In my heart through Mary.

Livestream of Mass

NOTICE: End of Dispensation

End of Dispensation for Sunday Mass Attendance: July 1, 2021

Bishop Felton of Duluth and the other bishops of Minnesota have issued a letter explaining that July 1 Marks the End of the Dispensation for Sunday Mass attendance in Minnesota.  Although the general dispensation will no longer be available, the Church has always recognized that certain circumstances can excuse a person from the requirement to observe the obligation. (Click here to view a copy of the statement.)

Why is attending Mass in-person so important? The celebration of the Eucharist truly is the source and summit of our faith. Pope Francis, in his homily on the Feast of Corpus Christi in 2018, said, “Jesus prepares a place for us here below because the Eucharist is the beating heart of the Church. It gives her birth and rebirth; it gathers her together and gives her strength. But the Eucharist also prepares for us a place on high, in eternity, for it is the Bread of heaven.”  Thank you for your understanding and for those who are just beginning to make your return to Mass, welcome home!

BLCC Faith Formation Registration is open!

 
To register your students, from 3-years-olds to 11th grade, please go to: https://www.lakescatholic.org/
 
There, under the Youth Faith Formation tab, you'll find links to the three age groups, each containing the parent letters and yearly schedules. You will also see a link to the registration page or simply scroll down a little on the main page to click on the "Register Here!" link.
 
We are so excited to be starting back up again! If you have any questions, please contact our Directors:
 
Pre-K through 5th grade, including Sacramental Prep: Celeste Badger, [email protected], 218-829-1340, ext. 2925
Middle School - 6th through 8th grades: Britt Johnson, [email protected], 218-829-1340, ext. 2926
High School - 9th through 11th grades: Dan Johnson, [email protected], 218-829-1340, ext. 2923

Women's Conference

Ladies ... You are invited!

Please join us on Saturday, September 25th, at St. Andrew's, for a day of prayer and friendship. The guest presenter is Fr. Tony Wroblewski. Topics are "End of Life Challenges" and "Healthcare Directives". The price is $20 which covers registration, meal, and educational materials.
Registration forms and payments should be mailed to Linda Braynard by September 17th. Forms are available at all parish offices or can be printed from the attachment. (If you are unable to "formally" register prior to this date, kindly RSVP by calling Pat Walsh at 218-831-0580, and bring your registration and payment to the conference. This will greatly assist us in planning for lunch.)
 
 
 

Transitional Deaconate Ordination of Daniel Richard Hammer

On Thursday, September 30, 2021, in the Eternal City of Rome, Daniel Hammer will be ordained to the Transitional Deaconate. Please join us in praying for Daniel as he continues his preparation for the Priesthood.
 
Information about the ceremony can be found at: https://www.pnac.org/diaconate-ordination/welcome/
 
Cards can be mailed to:
  Pontifical North American College
  Daniel Hammer
  Via del Gianicolo, 14
  00165 Rome RM
  Italy

Altar Server Formation for St. Andrew's & St. Mathias Youth

EMAIL SCAM ALERT

Hackers have once again started targeting the public with emails, posing as priests, asking for money or personal information. Please be aware of these phishing (fake) emails. If you receive one, please contact the Parish Office at 218-829-1340 to confirm it was sent from our priest, even if it says it is a secret. Thank you!

Statement from Bishop Felton on Vaccine Mandates

Please click here to view the statement from Bishop Felton on Vaccine Mandates.

 

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Office Hours

Parish Office Located at St. Andrew's
1108 Willow Street, Brainerd MN 56401
218-829-1340
Monday thru Friday 8:30 am- 1:30 pm

Mass Times

St. Andrew's:
Tuesday at 5:30 pm
Wednesday at 8:00 am
Thursday at 8:00 am
Saturday at 4:30 pm
Sunday at 10:00 am

St. Mathias:
Friday at 8:30 am
Sunday at 8:00 am

Low Gluten Hosts (less than 20 ppm) are available. Please see an Usher before Mass.

Reconciliation Times

Tuesdays from 4:30-5:15 pm at St. Andrew's
Saturdays from 3:30-4:15 pm at St. Andrew's
First Sundays of the month from 7:30-8:00 am at St. Mathias

By appointment: 218-829-1340

Stations of the Cross

This beautiful prayer is presented by Father Daniel Weiske and Father Tony Wroblewski and features the stunning paintings of the Stations of the Cross which adorn the walls of St. Mathias Church. Click the image below to launch the video and pray.