35 Birch Street East, P.O. Box 126, Annandale, MN 55302 • (320) 274-8828

Vision of St. Ignatius Parish 

St. Ignatius parish is a joyful, spirit-filled community of faithful believers, unified by one baptism, rooted to one identity in the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  We are a faith community possessing an ever unfolding spirituality centered in the Eucharist and a prayers' life inclusive of many expressions of faith.  Under the guidance of our Blessed Mother Mary and St. Joseph, we are a journeying community sharing in the mission of Christ to establish God's kingdom of justice, peace and love committed to a loving and faithful service to our families and compassion for the poor.

Our warmest welcome to all who celebrate with us, whether long-time residents or newly arrived in the parish. If you have not registered, have had a change of address, or are moving, please Click HERE to submit form.

Pray for...
“When John came to you in the way of righteousness, you did not believe him; but tax collectors and prostitutes did. Yet even when you saw that, you did not later change your minds and believe him.”
- Mt 21:32
• Kathleen "Kay" Ryan
• Amber Rose (Zitzloff) Goff
• Edward A. Kaz
For service times & Obits:
Everyone welcome!
Saturday Mass - 5 p.m. and
Reconciliation, 4:40 p.m.
Held in a private corner of the gathering space 1/2 hour prior to the Saturday mass.
Sunday Mass- 8:30 a.m.
(Live stream public mass on Facebook, if unable to attend.
Daily Mass - 8:00 a.m.
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday



Closed until further notice.
Mike Cavanaugh, John Anderson,
Larry Oberg, Elaine Manke,
Joseph Niznik, Reanna Braun, Barb Wiegand, Jerry Birgin, Mike Zeig, Lynnea Stay, Jaden Hanson, Katelyn Busch, Rosie Zeig, Mary Wittsack, Goldie DeGross, Roxie Weese, Ivan Flicik, Shari Danzeisen, Nick Mares, Valentine Smith, Mike Meyer
Place prayer request, please call 274-8828 ext. 21 
Heart to Heart
Sister Parish
Activity Summary
for 2018
Pastoral Friendship Ministry
Nothing brightens their day like a short visit -
definitely the best ’gift’ they will receive!
There are presently 30+Catholic residents at the Annandale Care Center
facilities. Help is also always needed at the First Friday Mass and Tuesday
Communion and Rosary Service at 10:30 in the chapel. Women visitors are terrific, but we have a big demand for men visitors, men appreciate men! • If you’re interested in this ministry or for further information, please call Renee Logeais at 320-274-2943.  We anxiously await your calls, the residents anxiously await your visits! Thank you.   God bless you.

Readings for the Week of September 20

Friday: Eccl 3:1-11/Ps 144:1b and 2abc, 3-4 [1]/
Lk 9:18-22
Saturday: Eccl 11:9—12:8/Ps 90:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14 and 17 [1]/Lk 9:43b-45
Readings for the Week of September 27
Sunday: Ez 18:25-28/Ps 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 [6a]/Phil 2:1- 11 or 2:1-5/Mt 21:28-32
Monday: Jb 1:6-22/Ps 17:1bcd, 2-3, 6-7 [6]/Lk 9:46-50
Tuesday: Dn 7:9-10, 13-14 or Rv 12:7-12a/Ps 138:1-2ab, 2cde-3, 4-5 [1]/Jn 1:47-51
Wednesday: Jb 9:1-12, 14-16/Ps 88:10bc-11, 12-13, 14- 15 [3]/Lk 9:57-62
Thursday: Jb 19:21-27/Ps 27:7-8a, 8b-9abc, 13-14 [13]/ Lk 10:1-12
Friday: Jb 38:1, 12-21; 40:3-5/Ps 91:1-2, 3-4ab, 4c-6, 10-11 [11]/Mt 18:1-5, 10
Saturday: Jb 42:1-3, 5-6, 12-17/Ps 119:66, 71, 75, 91,
125, 130 [135]/Lk 10:17-24
Next Sunday: Is 5:1-7/Ps 80:9, 12, 13-14, 15-16, 19-20 [Is 5:7a]/Phil 4:6-9/Mt 21:33-43
Weekly Meditation(s)
Daily Prayer to End Abortion
 Lord God, I thank you today for the gift of my life and for
the lives of all my brothers and sisters. I know there is noth-
ing that destroys more in life than abortion, yet I rejoice that
you have conquered death by the resurrection of  Your Son.
I am ready to do my part in ending abortion.
 Today, I commit myself never to be silent, never to be passive, never to be forgetful of the unborn. I commit myself to be active in the pro-life movement, and never to stop defending life until all my brothers and sisters are protected, and our nation once again becomes a nation with liberty and justice, not just for some, but for all. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Ladies Scripture Study
Wednesdays, following 8 am Mass
8:30 a.m.
Men’s Bible Fellowship
Mondays, 6:30 p.m.
Ladies Bible Study
Mondays, 6:30 p.m

WELCOME!  This church is our Heavenly Father’s house, a place of solace and grace; so feel at home here. Enter reverently, pray quietly, sing joyfully, listen attentively, give cheerfully and come back gladly. If you are new to our community; Welcome! If you are visiting, please remain a few minutes after Mass and get acquainted. We are a welcoming community. To know more about us please call 320-274-8828. 

St. Ignatius Catholic Church

Suspended until further notice.
September 27
Free Store in Annandale
Annandale Area Food Shelf
Free Store - Hwy. #55 & Cherry Ave. in “Midtown 55”
Mall, (clothing & small household items).
Annandale Area Food Shelf - 390 Annandale Blvd.
Mondays: 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. - Food Shelf
Mondays: 1:00 to 3:00 - Free Store
Tuesday: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Free Store
Wednesdays: 5:00 to 6:45 p.m. - Food Shelf
Wednesdays: 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. - Free Store
Thursday: 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. - Free Store
Fridays: 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - Food Shelf
Fridays: 9:00 a.m. to Noon - Free Store
Love Inc. Store, Maple Lake Thursday: 10 am to 6 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

We will NOT be holding Eucharistic Adoration further notice.
We continue to practice social distancing and honor your phone or email requests by gathering what you need and leaving it on the table in the chapel entry with your name on it. Although the office is closed physically, please do not hesitate to contact us with your requests. If you had a mass intention scheduled during the time our priests were unable to celebrate mass, we will contact you to reschedule when they are able to celebrate mass. Please remember them in your prayers.
Please join us. Together we will grow.
Check back often for up-to-date information
Ministry Update - Ministry Help Needed
We have returned to using the automatic scheduler starting with October. For those who have signed up, you should have received an email asking for your updated availability as well as the October schedule. As well, you should have received an updated ministry duties in the mail. If you did not receive one please call or text Deb Goodale @ 612-719-7973 and she will get one sent to you. We only sent the schedule out to those who have been volunteering since the church reopened however additional volunteers are still welcome. Interested in joining the ministry team? Just call the office at 320-274-8828 and we’ll get you signed up and trained! This is such an important role, now more than ever! Thank you for your consideration.
           St. Ignatius partners with Love Inc.,
               a non-profit group that providesservices,
rides for medical appointments & job
interviews, minor car & house-hold
repairs,delivery of used furniture &
household items. All services are
provided by area church volunteers.
Love Inc. is not an emergency agency and has no cash to give out. However, resources allow some callers to be referred to other agencies in a crisis situation. If you have a need and live in Annandale, Maple Lake or Buffalo, call the Clearinghouse at 763-682-6820.
Volunteers from St. Ignatius are also needed to help with the ministries - call 763-682-6820.
Now open in downtown Buffalo next to Hair Architects. 
LPi - Because Vibrant Parishes Matter!
Attn: Business Owners,
self-employed and families!
Steve Swenson of Liturgical Publications, our bulletin supplier, is presently working to secure ads for our bulletin. We need your help! Please consider purchasing an ad.
You participation makes our bulletin successful and you attract customers!
Benefits of advertising include: Local, targeted community advertising for one full year, at one low price. Contact Steve at 320-557-6776
or email sswenson@4LPi.com
for further information.
Baptismal Class
Tuesday, November 10, 7 p.m.
Sign up . (320- 274-8828 ext. 21), if this class is rescheduled we will contact you.
Christ the King Retreat Center
Website: https://kingshouse.com
621 First Avenue South - Buffalo Phone: (763) 682-1394
Parish office OPEN
Monday through Friday
8 a.m.-4 p.m. (Cloesed Noon-1 p.m.)
To help contain the spread of the virus the exterior entrance, by the chapel, is open but the interior door to the office foyer shall remain locked. Please knock on the door and someone will open the door to let you in. Masks are required during your visit. Only one visitor will be allowed in the office foyer at a time unless they are with a family member, 2 maximum in the office foyer with proper social distancing. If you are not feeling well we ask you to please stay home and instead call the office at (320-274-8828) or email
Bonnie@stignatiusmn.com  Thank you.
“The Word Among Us”, September/October editions are now available in the chapel entry and in the plastic container outside the chapel entry door for after hour pickup.
Congregational Responses for Mass
A Prayer for Priests
Gracious and loving God, we thank you for the gift of our priests.
Through them, we experience your presence in the sacraments.
Help our priests to be strong in their vocations.
Set their souls on fire with love for your people.
Grant them the wisdom, understanding and strength they need
to follow in the footsteps of Jesus.
Inspire them with the vision of your Kingdom.
Give them the words they need to spread the Gospel.
Allow them to experience joy in their ministry.
Help them to become instruments of your divine grace.
We ask this through Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns as our Eternal Priest.
Faith Formation Classes
Youth Faith Formation classes begin Wednesday, October 7th. If you are new to the parish and would like your children to join our program, we would love to have them. Please be in touch with Mary in the Youth Faith Formation Office 274-8828 ext. 24 or email  Mary@stignatiusmn.com
Communion Distribution During Mass
As you may have heard the Archdiocese is allowing parishes to distribute communion during mass, as long as social distancing and other CDC requirements can be met. We are happy to announce we have started distributing during daily mass as of Wednesday, September 16th and will begin distributing during weekend mass starting on October 3rd and 4th. Please know things will still look a little different. Communion will be distributed from the altar. An usher will continue to dismiss for communion by pew, however they will now start at the front of the church. Another usher will remain at the front of the church to help direct parishioners and maintain social distancing. Father will stand at the front of the altar and a Eucharistic Minister will be positioned on Joseph side of the church. No matter which side you are sitting on you may go to either distributor. Please respect each other space when returning to your pew. We ask for your patience as we work through this new transition.
Hello Everyone,

    I hope that you are doing well during these unique times. We pray in a special way for all of our students, teachers, and staff as they begin a new school year. While very much reiterating that those who do not feel comfortable returning or are vulnerable to the virus or close to someone who is should not feel obligated to attend, it has been great to see so many of you at church once again. It's great to celebrate the Mass with and to see many of you in the pews. Hopefully we can all the more return to normalcy in the months ahead. Below, you will find some practicalities on parish news and updates, as we continue to "open up" a little further at Saint Ignatius.

   These are unique times in any number of ways. In the midst of uncertainty, unrest, and lack of peace in our world, we know how important it is to keep our eyes fixed on Christ, that steady presence that never changes and is always there with His love, His strength, and His grace. We pray that we can be instruments of His peace, truth, and charity during these days and be that light of Christ that stands out from the others by how we conduct ourselves as followers of Jesus Christ. God bless all of you. Let's keep praying for each other as a parish, staying strongly united in our faith, our prayer life, our thoughts, and in the sacraments.

God bless.
Father Meyer 
Monday-Friday, 8-Noon & 1-4
Required to sign in at the office prior before entering the chapel. Pews will be limited and please bring your own reading material (none available in the chapel). Limitation of two households in the chapel at one time. Face masks are required. Hand sanitizer and disinfectant spray available in the chapel. Before leaving you are asked to spray your pew and kneeler. Sign out with the office. We know this is not as flexible as we would like but since our chapel is small these steps are necessary in order to keep everyone safe and healthy. We appreciate your understanding and thank you for helping make that happen.