Now available to high school seniors
2015 Applications for Scholarships
from the Silver Lake Knights of Columbus. Contact Bob Penas at or 320-327-2122
to get a copy of the application sent to you.

continues to produce videos with accompanying PowerPoint presentations for educational purposes. People can watch them online from the convenience of their homes. The videos are free and require no registration. Useful titles include: “Why Sunday Mass is Essential to Every Christian”; “The Rosary and the Imitation of Christ”; and “The Theology Behind the Fourth Plan for Parishes.” These videos are available at and the links to them are on the ‘Free Distance Education’ tab.”
St. Pius    Fall Festival   Sunday Sept. 14    Click here
Catholics Come Home Website
Catholics Come Home is an evangelization campaign to welcome „lost? Catholics back into the church as well as to strengthen the faith of our faithful and help them spread Catholicism. Bishop LeVoir and the Diocese of New Ulm support the campaign.
ROSARY SOCIETY: The founder of the Confraternity is St. Dominic, who at the request of the Blessed Virgin, introduced and established the prayer of the Most Holy Rosary. Each member in good standing of the Holy Rosary Confraternity share in the prayers, good works and Masses of the society throughout the world. Each member gains extraordinary Indulgences, applicable to the souls in purgatory. The Rosary Society invites men & women of the parish to join the confraternity and share in the abundance of graces. Dues are only $3.00 per year, meetings are four times per year and we hold a bake sale on Palm Sunday with the money going towards altar needs.

To join, contact Celia Knoll at the parish office 320-327-2356.
Process for Parish Consultation
Jesus of Mercy
Rosary Society
Knights of Columbus
 This Week's Homily                (Audio)
Catholic Charities    Counseling Services
On-line Greeting Cards
MASS VIDEO                                      & Live Streaming
All Praise be to the Father, the Son & the Holy Spirit!
Holy Family Catholic Church
  A Glance at the Week

Saint John Paul II Area Faith Community of Silver Lake, Glencoe & Winsted
This Week's Bulletin  Click Here
Video Archive Page
Cemetery Adornment Guidelines
Pray for the Sick
Prayer & Meditation Room
If you or someone you know is going to be homebound or in a care facility for any period of time, please contact Celia Knoll for arrangements to bring communion and visitation.

Celia Knoll at the office 327-2356
or cell 320-583-1320.
Celia & Lori are available to assist as schedules allow.

700 West Main Street
Silver Lake, MN 55381
Rectory 320-327-2261
Bus. Office 320-327-2356
Rev. Anthony J. Stubeda, Pastor
  Fr. Paul Schumacher, Associate
                     Weekend Masses
Saturday  4:00 p.m.     Sunday  8:00 a.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Homebound  Ministries
Homebound             Ministries
Virtus On-Line
Bobbi's Office Hours this Week

          Upcoming Community Events
please see bulletin board in back of church for more information
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 6:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m
Friday: 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m

November 6, 2015. For complete details contact Fr. John Vakulskas, or 712-490-8047.

AUGUST 27 & 28: St. Anastasia White Elephant Sale, school gym, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. both days.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 30: Free will offering Breakfast, Immaculate Conception Knights of Columbus Council, Watertown,
9:00 a.m. - noon.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5: Mental Illnesses “Hope for Recovery” free workshop, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Meeker County Social Services, 114 N. Holcombe Ave #200, Litchfield, MN. Registration required Please bring a bag lunch.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9: 17th Annual turkey Supper, St. John’s Catholic Church, Hector, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Take-outs available.
SEPTEMBER 12 & 13: St. Anastasia’s Fall Festival, Saturday includes Mass and an outdoor social with live music, Sunday includes a polka style Mass and a chicken dinner and festival.
ST. MARY’S OF WAVERLY is selling Raffle tickets for a chance to win a new car or $15,000 cash. Tickets may be purchased from the parish office between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKENDS are October 9-11 in Buffalo MN, and November 20-22 in Prior Lake, MN. For more information visit the website at or contact John & Mary Beth at or 507-838-8178.

Join EWTN for Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S.! EWTN will provide live coverage of the Holy Father’s Masses, national addresses and the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. EWTN will be there every step of the way so you don’t miss a moment! Visit for more information, up-to-date schedules and online streaming.

ATTENTION: If you have returned to McLeod County from Active Military Service August 1, 2014 to present, please contact the McLeod County Beyond the Yellow Ribbon! We are looking to honor active military returnees at the McLeod County Fair by providing a fun-filled day of free admission, entertainment and treats on Sunday, August 23, 2015. Please contact us at 320-864-1454, or by July 31, 2015.

Common Cup Ministry and The Salvation Army are once again sponsoring the McLeod County Back to School Drive. Salvation Army has purchased 400 backpacks. Our goal is to gather enough supplies to match or exceed the number of donated backpacks so each child can fill their backpack with the basic supplies needed. Purchase any of the supplies listed and drop them off at Common Cup ministry or your local church. Monetary donations are also accepted and will be used to purchase additional supplies.

Basic School Supplies Needed

: #2 pencils, erasers, 4 oz bottles of glue, glue sticks, pencil boxes and bags, plastic pocket folders, spiral notebooks, scissors (Fiskar), rulers, boxes of color markers, loose leaf paper, boxes of color pencils, highlighting markers, protractors, compasses, calculators, 3-ring binders, black fine line Sharpie markers, pencil sharpeners with covers, pens (black, red, blue), Prang water colors, 4-pack of dry erase markers, dictionaries, thesaurus’ and backpacks.
The supply request forms are on the table in back of church at Holy Family or the parish office and in the kiosk at St. Pius X.
Common Cup Ministry and The Salvation Army appreciate your help in providing children with the school supplies they need to do well in school
. If you have any questions, please call
Bev Bonte at 234-8344 or Jackie Olson at 583-3423.

GET INVOLVED - Make a Difference: In just a couple of months we will begin regular Wednesday evening RE classes. The success of our RE program relies greatly on many volunteers who give an hour or two each week to pass along our faith to the young people of our parish, listen to prayers, or simply watch the office. Would you like to volunteer? This year we will need an Early Class (5:15 - 6:45 p.m.) Office Aide, additional substitute Catechists at all grade levels, classroom aides to assist our Catechists and additional prayer listeners for both the early and late classes. If you would like to volunteer for any of these ministries, please contact Lori Penas at 320-327-2356 or sign up on the sheet on the table in the back of Church.
Save The Date! Our parish Fall Bazaar will be held on Sunday, October 4. We are asking for your generosity with prize donations for Bingo and Children’s Games, as well as items for the Country Store. Containers are located in the Church lower level on the table inside the north entrance. Please remember that items for Bingo and the Children’s Games should be new and unopened. Suggestions for the Country Store include fancywork, crafts, canned & baked goods, plants, garden produce, etc. We kindly ask that all fancywork and craft items be handmade, and that you do not donate toys. Thank you for your continued support!

Raffle: Donations for our All-Cash Raffle are being accepted through the end of September. If you would like your name printed on the ticket as a donor, we kindly ask that you declare your donation by August 3. Donations can be dropped off at the parish office, mailed in, or put in the Sunday collection in an envelope marked “Raffle Donation.”

Sunday  August 23, 2015
Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

8:00 a.m. Mass (+Craig Wanous & deceased Wanous family members)
8:00 p.m. Area Faith Community Mass (+Florence Merrill)

Monday  August 24, 2015
St. Bartholomew, Apostle

No Mass

Tuesday  August 25, 2015
St. Louis; St. Joseph Calasanz, Priest

8:00 a.m. Mass (+Joseph & Angela Rozeske; +Randy Ardolf & deceased relatives)
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Wednesday  August 26, 2015
8:00 a.m. Mass (+Louis Nowak Jr.)
9:40 a.m. Cokato Manor Rosary
10:00 a.m. Cokato Manor Mass (+Mary Popelka)
7:00 p.m. Parish Administrative Council meeting

Thursday  August 27, 2015
St. Monica

10:10 a.m. Cedar Crest Rosary
10:30 a.m. Cedar Crest Mass (l & d Council of Catholic Women members)

Friday  August 28, 2015
St. Augustine, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

8:00 a.m. Mass (+Laurel & Dorothy Brandel)

Saturday  August 29, 2015
The Passion of St. John the Baptist

Noon Sacrament of Reconciliation
4:00 p.m. Mass (+Marvin & Magdalen Ardolf Miller)

Sunday August 30, 2015
Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

8:00 a.m. Mass (+Ron Artmann)
2:00 p.m. Baptism
8:00 p.m. Area Faith Community Mass (+Edward & Angeline Cacka; +Harold & Dolores Engelhart)
  Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
  Every Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES AND SPONSORS: If you did not attend the candidate, sponsor and parent meeting you need to make an appointment with Fr. Tony to receive the information for the sponsor program and about Confirmation preparation this year. The first sponsor session is to be completed by September 23. Please make an appointment soon.

RURAL LIFE MASS THIS WEEK: At 7:00 p.m. Tuesday the Winsted Knights of Columbus will be hosting their annual Rural Life Mass on the Tony Hausladen Farm in rural Winsted. Please see the Holy Trinity section of this week's Bulletin for details.