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...
But when he saw how strong the wind was he became frightened; and, beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” Immediately Jesus stretched out his hand and caught Peter, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?"
- Mt 14:30-31
Rest in Peace
• Brian Thomas Paumen
• Thomas Franklin Taylor
For service times & Obits:
CHANGE- Public Daily Mass - 8:00 a.m.  
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Public Sunday Mass- 8:30 a.m.
(Live stream public mass on Facebook, if unable to attend.)
Feast of The Assumption of The Blessed
Mary- 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 15
Reconciliation: Call rectory for appointment

Closed now.
Mike Cavanaugh, John Anderson,
Larry Oberg, Elaine Manke,
Joseph Niznik, Ed Kaz, Barb Wiegand, Jerry Birgin, Lynnea Stay, Jaden Hanson, Katelyn Buscher, Rosie Zeig, Mary Wittsack, Roxie Weese, Ivan Flicik, Shari Danzeisen, Nick Mares, Goldie DeGross, Valentine Smith, Mike Zeig, Reanna Braun, 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 August 2
Thursday: Dn 7:9-10, 13-14/Ps 97:1-2, 5-6, 9 [1a, 9a]/ 2 Pt 1:16-19/Mt 17:1-9
Friday: Na 2:1, 3; 3:1-3, 6-7/Dt 32:35cd-36ab, 39abcd, 41 [39c]/Mt 16:24-28
Readings for the Week of August 9
Sunday: Kgs 19:9a, 11-13a/Ps 85:9, 10, 11-12, 13-14 [8]/Rom 9:1-5/Mt 14:22-33
Monday: 2 Cor 9:6-10/Ps 112:1-2, 5-6, 7-8, 9 [5]/Jn 12:24-26
Tuesday: Ez 2:8—3:4/Ps 119:14, 24, 72, 103, 111, 131 [103a]/Mt 18:1-5, 10, 12-14 Wednesday: Ez 9:1-7; 10:18-22/Ps 113:1-2, 3-4, 5-6 [4b]/Mt 18:15-20
Thursday: Ez 12:1-12/Ps 78:56-57, 58-59, 61-62 [cf. 7b]/Mt 18:21—19:1
Friday: Ez 16:1-15, 60, 63 or 16:59-63/Is 12:2-3, 4bcd, 5-6 [1c]/Mt 19:3-12
Saturday: Vigil:1 Chr 15:3-4, 15-16; 16:1-2/Ps 132:6-7, 9-10, 13-14 [8]1 Cor 15:54b-57/Lk 11:27-28. Day: Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab/Ps 45:10, 11, 12, 16 [10bc]/1 Cor 15:20-27/Lk 1:39-56

Next Sunday:
Is 56:1, 6-7/Ps 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8 [4]/Rom 11:13-15, 29-32/Mt 15:21-
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.
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 on Wednesdays until 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
Saint Timothy’s Catholic School
Pre-K through 8th grade!
St. Timothy’s School provides a high-quality education and a faith-filled environment where our Catholic faith is the center of who we are and all we do. We provide a nurturing environment where we can meet the individual needs of all of our students both academically and spiritually. With small class sizes and dedicated teachers, we are able to provide a rigorous academic program where all students can succeed and grow to their highest ability! Before and After School Care is available for all ages. The 3 and 4 year old Preschool Program has openings for the 2020-21 school year. Flexible scheduling with full and half day options are available. Scholarships are available for all grades!  For more information or to request a tour, please call the school office at (320) 963-3417 or email us at principal@churchofsttimothy.org
We are also looking for substitute teachers.
If you would like to be a substitute at St. Timothy’s School and support students in the learning process with a positive impact, please contact the school office at 320-963-3417 or by email schooloffice@churchofsttimothy.org
Training is offered free through the Catholic Schools Center of Excellence.
           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. 
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Attn: Business Owners,
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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.
First Communion Mass
Sunday, July 19, 2 p.m.
to the following:
1. Brynlee Bergstrom
2. Cooper Burslie
3. Presley Dwenger
4. Evan Hennen
5. Brody Horsch
6. Carter Neutz
7. Hadley Paquin
8. Adelle Pawelski
9. William Reich
10. Olivia Rossman
11. Molly Schnabel
Sunday August 1, 3 p.m.
to the following:
1. Alex Dircks
2. Savanah Elfmann
3. Celia Erickson
4. Jameson “JJ” Hansen
5. Adelyn Guck
6. Rylan Mackedanz
7. Arthur Manual
8. Dayanara Martinez
9. Tayden Petersen
10. Jackson Paulson
Hello Everyone,

   I hope that you are doing well, especially during these unique times. Let’s continue to pray for each other as a parish, being especially mindful of anyone who may be suffering or experiencing difficulties or hardships.
   As you can see in the newsletter below, the Archbishop has asked Monsignor Callaghan, in addition to other responsibilities, to serve at both parishes in the months ahead. We are blessed to have him. We are looking forward to moving to Saint Ignatius, while continuing to be very present pastorally at Saint Timothy’s, and getting to know the people of Annandale and Saint Ignatius better.

   While your Sunday obligation remains suspended and we want to make sure you stay healthy, it has been nice to be able to celebrate Mass with all of you in person these last few months. It is great to be able to be together once again, even if in a somewhat limited way. I’m grateful to Deb Goodale for all of her work on the CO-VID preparedness plan and all of our volunteers who allow us to have the sacraments once again. It was a lot of work and we’re grateful.

   It’s been great to have the sacraments of initiation celebrated and a few weddings and more. I hope to see all of you soon. Let’s keep praying for each other.

Father Meyer

Clergy Update: Since Father Andrew departure, Father Meyer and Monsignor Callaghan have been serving both St. Ignatius and St. Timothy’s as the Archdiocese determined our clergy plan going forward.
It has been announced by Archbishop Hebda that Father Meyer will continue to be the pastor of both parishes. Because of COVID 19 Monsignor will not be returning to Italy to serve as the formator for the seminarians that were abroad for the Rome program. That unfortunate news is our gain as Monsignor will now assist with both parishes in a more extensive way than he has in the past, along other responsibilities with the seminary. Father Meyer has also decided to move to the rectory at St. Ignatius. Partially, it was a practical decision as our rectory is built more readily for two priests and will accommodate them more comfortably than the home in Maple Lake. This will also allow the staff at St. Timothy’s to have their own office and not have the sometimes inconvenience of the office in the same
location as the pastor’s home. As well, Father Meyer is hopeful this will allow him and Monsignor to get to know our parish and the Annandale community better!

Nursery Windows: We are excited to announce the stained glass windows for the nursery will soon be installed. After a long wait due to restrictions of overseas deliveries because of COVID 19 the stain glass is here and will be installed as soon as the contractors are available. Once again, thank you for all who helped make this initiative happen. We are so blessed to have such a generous community and now an even more beautiful church to worship the Lord.
Sunday Mass Schedule: Mass is currently being held on Sunday at 8:30 AM with live streaming available on our Facebook and YouTube pages. We are looking to add an additional weekend mass with the hope this will allow more flexibility to accommodate our parishioners who wish to attend a weekend mass. More information forthcoming.
Change in Daily Mass Schedule: Effective the week of August 9th daily mass will change to Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 8:00 AM. The first day of the new change will be Wednesday, August 12th. There will not be a mass on Monday or Tuesday going forward.
Safety Precautions: The church continues to be cleaned and sanitized after each mass, following the Archdiocese, CDC and state guidelines. Social distancing requirements are being maintained with the help of ushers seating everyone before mass as well as excusing parishioners, by pew, after mass to receive communion. We will also continue to require facemasks or cloth coverings for anyone over the age of 5 unless you have trouble breathing or are unable to remove the mask without assistance. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Deb Goodale, Plan Administrator at 612.719.7973.
Ministry Volunteers Needed: We are still in need of help with the ministries of sacristans, lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, greeters and ushers. If you can even do one Mass a month it would be greatly appreciated! Please call the office at 320.274.8828 if you are able to help.
Synod Update: As you may have guessed or seen on the Archdiocese’s website, the Synod project was put on the backburner because of COVID 19. The hope is to restart the process in 2021. We did however, receive some results from the survey we participated in last February. Father Meyer along with our Survey Chairperson will soon be reviewing the data and hope to have some information to share in the future.
Offerings: Weekly contributions are still needed. We understand your financial situation may have changed, so please give as you are able. Donations may be mailed, electronic transfer may be set up through the parish office and a collection “bowl” is available at the back of the church. We give because God gave first. Thank you!
Spiritual Resources: Missalettes and The Word Among Us are available in the tote outside the office door. Feel free to stop by and pick one up.
Congratulations to the children who have received the sacrament of First Communion and to the young adults who will receive the sacrament of Confirmation on August 23rd. May God bless as you continue to grow in your faith.

The Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forever more.
Psalm 121:8
Confirmation Mass
Sunday, August 23, 2 p.m.
for the students and their families/guests.
Baptismal Class
Tuesday, August 11, 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 remains CLOSED..
If you have something that needs our attention, please CALL the parish office 320-274-8828 ext. 21. This will connect you with the office of the parish secretary who will assist you. Please leave a message with your name & phone number if there is no answer. Most staff members will not be present every day but they will get your message and attend to your needs in a timely manner.
“The Word Among Us”, July/Aug edition is now available in the chapel entry and in the plastic container outside the chapel entry door for after hour pickup.
Congregational Responses for Mass
The stained glass windows in the nursery area are installed!

The beauty of our church has truly been enhanced by this project.

We want to thank all those who helped make it possible and successful, THANK YOU!!