LIVESTREAM OF MASS
Distribution of Holy Communion
The Diocese of Duluth informed us today (Thursday, September 17, 2020) that we can return the distribution of Holy Communion to the normal time during Mass! Fr. Bissonette, our Diocesan Administrator, issued the policy today which follows the policy enacted by Archbishop Hebda.
Most pandemic-related protocols for Communion will remain the same. Please social distance, sanitize, etc. However, at our parishes we will now welcome you to receive Holy Communion during the Mass before the final blessing. I know many of you will be grateful for this news.
Jesus Christ remains with us on our journey through life. We rejoice in His promise, "I am with you always!"
Gratefully in Christ,
Fr. Daniel Weiske
We have resumed our normal Mass schedule.
Sign-up for Sunday Mass at St. Mathias is required, and recommended for Saturday and Sunday Masses at St. Andrew's. Please contact the office before noon on Thursdays to request a seat.
All the faithful remain dispensed from attending Mass for the foreseeable future and we will continue live-streaming Masses. In other words, no one is obligated to come to Mass.
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Welcome to the Catholic Parishes of St. Andrew and St. Mathias!
We look forward to serving together in the name of Christ.
Father Richard G. Oberstar, M.S.F.
June 28, 1929 - April 11, 2020
Our true vocation is to die and rise with the Lord.
Fr. Richard Oberstar, MSF, died in the Lord at 1:00 p.m. on, Holy Saturday, April 11, 2020 at CRMC Care Center in Crosby. Fr. Eli Gieske, the priest in Crosby, was present to administer the Sacrament of Anointing to Fr. Oberstar.
Fr. Oberstar was a priest for more than 50 years and he loved being a priest. We were blessed to have him with our community, living at St. Mathias for almost 17 years. In recent days many priests have shared their vocations stories online. Fr. Oberstar had recorded his story some years ago, and you can find it below. Now we pray that Fr. Oberstar will live in God's presence as a priest to intercede for us... "a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek." But Fr. Oberstar would certainly ask - insist - that we pray for him now!
Fr. Oberstar, rest in peace. May the angels lead you into paradise! May you rejoice in your true vocation, to live forever with the Lord who called you and gave His life for you.
-Fr. Daniel Weiske
Father Oberstar's Obituary
1108 Willow Street, Brainerd MN 56401
Monday thru Friday 8:30 am- 1:30 pm
Tuesday at 5:30 pm
Wednesday at 8:00 am
Thursday at 8:00 am
Saturday at 4:30 pm - Sign-up recommended*
Sunday at 10:00 am - Sign-up recommended*
Traditional Latin Mass: 2nd Sundays at 12:00 pm
Friday at 8:30 am
Sunday at 8:00 am - Sign-up required**
Low Gluten Hosts (less than 20 ppm) are available. Please see an Usher before Mass.
*To help us plan and to reserve a spot in the St. Andrew's Church proper, please contact the parish office by noon on Thursdays by calling 218-829-1340 or emailing [email protected] Overflow seating is located in the Social Hall.
**To reserve a spot in the St. Mathias Church proper, please contact the parish office by noon on Thursdays by calling 218-829-1340 or emailing [email protected] At this time, overflow seating is not available.
Our current Reconciliation times are listed on the Parish Calendar.
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
Diocese of Duluth Safe Environment
Prayer to St. Corona
Prayer to St. Corona in a Time of Epidemic
(Click the image to view and download the prayer)
Who is St. Corona? Click here to find out.
Fr. Daniel Weiske, Pastor
Deacon Mike Koecheler
Deacon Keith Grow
Deacon Jerry Bock
Ann Scheinost, Business Manager and Liturgical Coordinator
Anne Pritschet, Music Director
Celeste Badger, Elementary Faith Formation
Dan Johnson, RCIA & High School Faith Formation
Britt Johnson, Middle School Faith Formation
Krissy Nelson: Secretary & Bulletin Editor
Mary Stoffel, Part-time Secretary
Tim Johnson, St. Andrew Custodian
Peggy Tautges, St. Mathias Custodian