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.

Pray for...
• Judith Joyce (Bissonnette) Thompson
• Ivan R. Flicek
For service times & Obits:
Everyone welcome!
Stations of the Cross
Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday Mass - 5 p.m.
Reconciliation, 4:40 p.m.
Sunday, March 7, 5-7 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 -Wednesday-  8:00 a.m.



Closed until further notice.
Mike Cavanaugh, John Anderson,
Larry Oberg, Elaine Manke,
Joseph Niznik, Reanna Braun, Mike Meyer, Barb Wiegand, Valentine Smith, Shari Danzeisen, Lynnea Stay, Jaden Hanson, Katelyn Busch, Nick Mares, Herm & Mary Wittsack, Goldie DeGross, Marie Taylor, Joyce Bartels, Mary Danielson, Louise Borstad
Place prayer request, please call 274-8828 ext. 21 
Readings for the Week of February 28

Thursday: Jer 17:5-10/Ps 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6 [40:5a]/ Lk 16:19-31
Friday: Gn 37:3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28a/Ps 105:16-17, 18-19, 20-21 [5a]/Mt 21:33-43, 45-46
Saturday: Mi 7:14-15, 18-20/Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 9- 10, 11-12 [8a]/Lk 15:1-3, 11-32
Readings for the Week of March 7
Sunday: Ex 20:1-17 or 20:1-3, 7-8, 12-17/Ps 19:8,9,10/1Cor 1:22-25/Jn 2:13-25 or Ex 17:3-7,8-9 Rom 5:1-2,5-8/Jn 4:5-42 or 4:5-15, 19b-26,39a,40-42 Monday: 2 Kgs 5:1-15ab/Ps 42:2, 3; 43:3, 4 [cf 42:3]/Lk 4:24-30
Tuesday: Dn 3:25, 34-43/Ps 25:4-5ab, 6 and 7bc, 8-9 [6a]/Mt 18:21-35
Wednesday: Dt 4:1, 5-9/Ps 147:12-13, 15-16, 19-20]/Mt 5:17-19
Thursday: Jer 7:23-28/Ps 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9 [8]/Lk 11:14-23
Friday: Hos 14:2-10/Ps 81:6c-8a, 8bc-9, 10-11ab, 14 and 17 [cf. 11 and 9a]/Mk 12:28-34
Saturday: Hos 6:1-6/Ps 51:3-4, 18-19, 20-21ab [cf. Hos 6:6]/Lk 18:9-14
Next Sunday: 2 Chr 36:14-16, 19-23/Ps 137:1-2, 3, 4-5, 6 [6ab]/Eph 2:4-10/Jn 3:14-21 or 1 Sm 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a/Ps 23:1-3a, 3b-4m 5, 6 [1]/Eph 5:8-14/Jn 9:1-41 or 9:1, 6-9, 13-17, 34-38
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.
                        BIBLE STUDY
Men’s Bible Fellowship-  Evangelization and current topics of our Catholic Faith
Mondays, 6:30 p.m.
• Ladies Bible Study - The Book of Acts
Mondays, 6:30 p.m
Ladies Scripture Study- Matthew the King & His Kingdom
Wednesdays, following 8 am Mass

St. Ignatius Catholic Church

March 7
Please join us. Together we will grow.
Check back often for up-to-date information
 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. 
Christ the King Retreat Center
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
Monday-Friday, 8-Noon & 1-4
Required to sign in at the office prior before entering the chapel. 

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

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. 

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.


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.

•  Annual Catholic Appeal continues
• Sunday, March 7, Reconciliation 5-7 pm.
• Thursday, March 11 - NW Deanery CCW Lenten Day of Prayer @ King’s House
Thursday, March 25 - Eucharistic Adoration 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
• Tuesday, May 11, 7 p.m. Baptismal Class
And to those who sold doves he said, “Take these out of here and stop making my Father’s house a marketplace.” His disciples recalled the words of Scripture, Zeal for your house will consume me.
- Jn 2: 16-17
 Grow closer to Christ and His Church    A GREAT LENTEN TOOL!
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“He who cannot forgive others burns the bridge over which he himself must pass.”
 Catholic Service Appeal 
Catholic Service Appeal Foundation is an inde-pendent foundation and all donations go only to carry out the Appeal and fund the 20 Designated Ministries and parishes. CSAF funds several ministries that we may not think of donating to, or even know how to donate to, that would not be able to minister as they do without parishioners’ support. Some examples include: hospital chap-laincies, prison ministry, outreach to deaf and mentally challenged Catholics, regional events for Grandparents’ ministry, Catholic Watchmen, and the annual Archdiocesan Youth Day. Be reminded, if we exceed our goal and/or raise more funds for CSAF this year than last year, we will receive funds back for our own ministries. Additional information is available online at
Message from Father  Meyer
 Synod at Home Series
New and exciting opportunity! 
This series’ videos include helpful instruction and testimonies with practical tips and tools for growing in faith, paired with family-friendly activities based on four pillars:
• Prayer and Sacraments
• Lifelong Learning
• Generosity and Service
• Traditions and Fun.
Each video and accompanying materials will be posted on Thursdays in Lent, Feb. 18-March 18, at
 Lent 2021

Stations of the Cross: Come pray the Stations of the Cross every Wednesday at 6:30 PM starting February 24th through March 31st. Let us walk with the Lord to remind us of his ultimate sacrifice for us.

Reconciliation: 3-week spotlight on the Sacrament of Reconciliation. This weekend we will show the first half of a video featuring Father Joshua Walz and continue next weekend with the second half. Each video is about 6 to 7 minutes long and will be shown after each Mass. They will also be live streamed along with the 8:30 AM Mass. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is a way for us to lift our hearts, heal our souls and restore our relationship with Christ. It is our hope that we can all participate in this beautiful gift from God.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation
available every Saturday, 4:30 pm, prior to mass and Sunday, March 7th between 5:00 & 7:00 pm.
As Fr. Meyer said in his letter, “Lent is a great time to go to confession once again, whether it’s been twenty days or twenty years since you last went.” This sacrament helps us draw closer to the Lord and allows us to receive His grace and grow in His love. Click HERE

40 Hours For Our Lord (with St. Timothy’s): Something new! An event in conjunction with St. Timothy’s church to help us with our Lenten journey. For more details, please see the enclosed event schedule. What a wonderful opportunity to get closer to the Lord. (More info to come)

Memorial Candle Offerings: Candle offerings have returned! Candles are at the front of the church by the baptismal font. The offering drop box, matches and match disposal plate are located on the table by the exit door on Mary’s side of the altar. Please sanitize your hands before and after lighting the candles. Thank you!

Year of St. Joseph: Pope Francis recalls the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To mark the occasion, the Holy Father has proclaimed a “Year of Saint Joseph” from December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021. Archbishop Hebda stated “Our hope is that the Year of Saint Joseph will be a source of renewal in our local Church.” St. Joseph was given to Mary and Jesus as a protector and guide. May he also serve as a model to our families too. In honor of his special role in the Holy Family we have “The Year of St. Joseph” prayer cards available in the gathering space and in the container located outside by the chapel and office entrance. We invite you to pray this beautiful prayer in honor of St Joseph.

A suggested Lenten commitment - send a card or call a friend (new or otherwise) or family member and just say “Hi!” A quick note or call could be the best gift of kindness there is!

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.  Ephesians 4:32
Gospel Meditation
Reconciliation, Sunday, March 7
Priests available for confession between the hours of
5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Come at your convenience.
 National Catholic Sisters Week - Mar. 7-13
Week designated to raise awareness and promote the wonderful works of women religious. Loving and Gracious God, You express your love by putting special people in our lives and today we thank you for a very special group, the Catholic Sisters you have given to the church. They fulfill a unique role, devoting their lives to building the Kingdom of God here on Earth. We ask you to bless all women religious. Guide them, strengthen them, sustain them. Shower them with your grace. And we ask that you may open our eyes to the beauty of their work, so that we too may draw close to you in prayer and reach out in turn, to help neighbors in need. Give us the courage to answer the unique call you have for each of our lives. It is the path to great joy. We ask this in the name of Jesus the Christ and the Holy Spirit, both now and forever.