Saturday, August 1st Worship Aid
Sunday, August 2nd Worship Aid
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.
If you are attending Mass we invite you to wear a mask, we require everyone to maintain social distancing, and please be aware that the distribution of Holy Communion will be after the final blessing of Mass. You are free to depart without receiving Communion - you can exit the building when your pew files out for the Communion line - or you are free to receive.
Also, if you are aware of someone who did NOT receive communication from us about the opportunity to sign up for Mass, PLEASE let them know to email or call our parish office. Staff spent nearly 30 hours calling all the phone numbers on our parish phone list to reach everyone we possibly could. If a person was not called, it was not for lack of trying.
Also, after this weekend we will assess whether we can or should provide music at all of our weekend Masses. Remember, we are NOT allowed to have congregational singing.
In all of this, we have had a matter of days to organize after we learned we were allowed to have public Masses again. I would like to thank our very dedicated staff that has been working more than overtime. We ask your patience in this difficult time.
More than all that, pray for peace in our state and in our world. The Rosary is a powerful spiritual weapon to repel the tactics of Satan and to convert our hearts toward peace and true justice. And I hope that our prayers, united to the Cross and Resurrection of Jesus through the Mass, the source of reconciliation, will bear the fruit of peace.
In Christ's Peace,
Fr. Daniel Weiske
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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
Welcome to our Catholic Parishes!
Welcome to St. Andrew and St. Mathias Catholic Churches. We welcome you to join us for Mass. Perhaps stick around for coffee and treats after each 10:00 Sunday Mass, join a small group Bible study, take time in our Adoration Chapel, or help us house the homeless at our church. We look forward to welcoming you and serving together in the name of Christ!
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
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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
Melina Birchem: Secretary & Bulletin Editor
Mary Stoffel, Part-time Secretary
Tim Johnson, St. Andrew Custodian
Peggy Tautges, St. Mathias Custodian