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...
“Now glorify me, Father, with you, with the glory that I had with you before the world began. I revealed your name to those whom you gave me out of the world. They belonged to you, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word.”
- Jn 17:5-6 
Rest in Peace
• Donald Walter Rasset
• Gregory Thompson
• Doris Miller
For service times & Obits:


Saturday: Mass of Convenience: 5 p.m.
Sunday: 8:30 & 10:30 a.m.
Daily Mass, Monday Evening 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:00 a.m.
Reconcilitation: One-half hour before Saturday Mass of Convenience;
*After Wednesday morning Mass.

Saturday & Sunday before & after masses.
Educate yourself on what is happening in Washington and elsewhere in the world on important life issues. FREE copies of Celebrate Life are available in the library.
Mike Cavanaugh, John
Anderson, Larry Oberg.
Elaine Manke, Joseph
Niznik, Megan Hughes, Ed Kaz, Barb Wiegand, Jerry Birgin, Carolyn Custer, Lynnea Stay, Jaden Hanson, Katelyn Buscher, Rosie Zeig, Mary Wittsack, Roxie Weese, Sue Custer, Mary Antil, Ivan Flicik, Shari Danzeisen, Nick Mares, Goldie DeGross, Valentine Smith
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.

Protecting God’s Children Safe Environment
Please e-mail Dianne information at diannmos@gmail.com
Readings for the Week of May 17
Friday: Acts 18:9-18/Ps 47:2-3, 4-5, 6-7 [8a]/Jn 16:20- 23
Saturday: Acts 18:23-28/Ps 47:2-3, 8-9, 10 [8a]/Jn 16:23b-28
Readings for the Week of May 24 Sunday: Ascension: Acts 1:1-11/Ps 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9 [6]/ Eph 1:17-23/Mt 28:16-20
7th Sunday of Easter: Acts 1:12-14/Ps 27:1, 4, 7-8 [13]/1 Pt 4:13-16/Jn 17:1-11a
Monday: Acts 19:1-8/Ps 68:2-3ab, 4-5acd, 6-7ab [33a]/ Jn 16:29-33
Tuesday: Acts 20:17-27/Ps 68:10-11, 20-21 [33a]/Jn 17:1-11a
Wednesday: Acts 20:28-38/Ps 68:29-30, 33-35a, 35bc- 36ab [33a]/Jn 17:11b-19
Thursday: Acts 22:30; 23:6-11/Ps 16:1-2a and 5, 7-8, 9- 10, 11 [1]/Jn 17:20-26
Friday: Acts 25:13b-21/Ps 103:1-2, 11-12, 19-20ab [19a]/Jn 21:15-19
Saturday: Morning: Acts 28:16-20, 30-31/Ps 11:4, 5 and 7 [cf. 7b]/Jn 21:20-25
Next Sunday: Vigil: Gn 11:1-9 or Ex 19:3-8a, 16-20b or Ez 37:1-14 or Jl 3:1-5/Ps 104:1-2, 24, 35, 27-28, 29, 30 [cf. 30]/Rom 8:22-27/Jn 7:37-39.
Extended Vigil: Gn 11:1-9/Ps 33:10-11, 12-13, 14-15/Ex 19:3-8a, 16-20b/Dn 3:52, 53, 55, 56 [52b] or Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 11/Ez 37:1-14/Ps 107:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 [1]/Jl 3:1-5/Ps 104:1-2, 24, 35, 27-28, 29, 30 [cf. 30]/Rom 8:22-27/Jn 7:37-39.
Day: Acts 2:1-11/Ps 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34 [cf. 30]/1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13/Jn 20:19-23
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 nothing that destroys more 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. 

Christ the King Retreat Center
Website: https://kingshouse.com
621 First Avenue South - Buffalo Phone: (763) 682-1394

St. Ignatius Catholic Church

Suspended until further notice.
The Parish Offices will NOT be open during the next few weeks.
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, transfer your call to the appropriate person or prepare any forms you need. Not all staff members will be present every day but they will get your message and attend to your needs in a timely manner Please leave a message with your name and phone number.
All meetings, Bible Studies, classes of any type are canceled.  We appreciate your understanding and patience and pray that this will keep us all safe and that this situation will pass quickly.
10:30 a.m.
May 24
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
Wednesdays: 5:00 to 6:45 p.m. - Food Shelf
Fridays: 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - Food Shelf
Tuesday: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Free Store
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 Noon - Free Store
Love Inc. Store, Maple Lake Thursday: 10 am to 6 pm
Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

We will NOT be holding Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesdays until further notice.
Calls of Kindness and St Ignatius Card Challenge
A big thanks to all the volunteers and participants who are making calls and sending cards to our St. Ignatius community. Parishioners have been very appreciative and thankful. We invite you to continue these uplifting gestures. It only goes to show that a little love and lot of faith does go a long way!
Please join us. Together we will grow.
Check back often for up-to-date information
Saint Timothy’s Catholic School - Preschool Registration
We are now accepting registrations for the 2020-2021 school year.
We offer flexible schedules with half day, full day, and everyday options with before and after school child care. We have scholarships available.
Here are the requirements:
1. Attending a Catholic Preschool
2. Last year in preschool before Kindergarten
3. Middle Income
Please email Alicia Christenson with any questions or to register your child:
           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
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.
Dear Parishioners,
Father Meyer
Hello Everyone,

   I hope that you are doing well. I wanted to update you on the Coronavirus situation here at Saint Timothy’s and Saint Ignatius.

  First, thank you so much for all of your expressions of concern and prayers for your fellow parishioners, the community, and clergy. They are deeply appreciated. I know we have received them from beyond our own parishes and beyond our own faith. We are grateful. Thank you for your support for each other and for us. We are looking forward to being able to celebrate the Mass with all of you and spending time with all of you soon.

  I wanted to send you an update today. I shared previously that Father Andrew tested positive for COVID-19. Since then, Monsignor Callaghan and I have tested positive as well. We are all quarantined and have not had any contact with others and are following the directives of the Minnesota Department of Health.

Practically, all of this means that we will need to pause all public celebrations of the Mass until the three of us are well and cannot spread the virus. This also means that there will be no confessions at Saint Timothy’s and no Wednesday adoration at Saint Ignatius during this time. We will not live-stream the Mass this weekend but hope to do so soon. Please visit this listing on the Archdiocese’s site for other options for live-streaming during this time:


Thank you for your understanding.

During this time, staff will continue to sanitize all parts of the church. We are looking forward very much to celebrating the Mass and spending more time with you in the days ahead, even if from a distance. It is unfortunate timing that we were diagnosed now when we could start to begin seeing all of you, even in a limited way, in the days ahead, but we know that delay is temporary and want to make sure we keep the virus from spreading. Know that we are looking forward eagerly to celebrating the sacraments with all of you and seeing all of you as soon as that is possible to do so in a healthy manner.

Of course, we will not be able to celebrate public Mass until we are confident that we have done all we can to keep everyone safe. We will be working within the guidelines put forth by health officials and the Archdiocese to make sure people can feel as safe as possible in returning to church.

While our parishioners will already know this, I also wanted to let the broader community know that this was not the case of having a large group service or Mass in defiance of the rules and regulations of our civil and diocesan authorities. Out of love and concern for our brothers and sisters and respect for authority and trying to prevent the spread of the virus, we have tried to follow and implement the guidelines as best as we were able, although I’m sure there were some failings through human error along the way.

If you have any questions or concerns, you can reach out to the parish office at 320-963-3726 or parishoffice@churchofsttimothy.org for Saint Timothy’s and 320-274-8828 for Saint Ignatius.

We will keep you updated with more information in the days ahead. Please know of our prayers for all of you. I hope that you are all doing well.
Father Meyer
...Additional Message...
   I also wanted to let the people of Saint Ignatius know officially that the volunteer mentioned earlier who was present for the drive through Mother’s Day flower distribution and helped with the distribution of flowers has tested postive as well. That volunteer was wearing gloves, trying to maintain social distancing, and the interactions with most of you would have been presumably very brief as you drove through. I share this out of caution and concern for all of you but am hopeful there was minimal risk.
   Again, all new confirmed cases mentioned in my post last night and this morning - Msgr. Callaghan, the volunteer, and I - were all previously mentioned cases in my first post as people who were feeling sick or had symptoms. It may seem like “everyone is getting sick” given the nature of these updates but I am not personally aware of any potentially church connected spreading of CO-VID beyond the ones I knew about earlier in the week as either potential or confirmed cases. We can also trace all of these cases very easily to each other. While they again come as a surprise to me as we did try hard to respect the regulations and rules, they also make sense in that we can see where we would have gotten the virus given our life in the parishes and interactions with the confirmed cases. The confirmed cases of which I know at this point were all connected through a small important gathering of people of ten people or less where we had thought we had strong restrictions in place and then a person or two from there possibly spread it to other(s) with whom they interact regularly.
Please do not hesitate to call the parish office with any questions or concerns or email me at frmeyer@stignatiusmn.com    I may not respond promptly but will try to respond.
God bless,
Father Meyer

Father Andrew is leaving our parish.  He has a new assignment. Click HERE to read message from Father.