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

12/15     Monday        8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
12/18    Thursday       8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
12/19     Friday          Noon - 4:00 p.m.

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
          Upcoming Community Events
please see bulletin board in back of church for more information
Weekday Mass Schedule     click here
                     Weekend Masses
Saturday  4:00 p.m.     Sunday  8:00 a.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Homebound  Ministries
Homebound             Ministries
Virtus On-Line
  Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
  Every Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Bobbi's Office Hours this Week
We are in immediate need of someone to spend time adoring the Blessed Sacrament during the
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. - noon hour.
We could use another person(s) for the
10:00 - 11:00 a.m., 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. and the 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. times.
Please contact Celia Knoll 320-583-1320 or 320-327-2356.

Monday  December 15, 2014
No Mass
5:00 p.m. Deadline for Christmas flower and decoration donations to be included in the bulletin
7:30 p.m. Individual Celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation

Tuesday  December 16, 2014
8:00 a.m. Mass (+Paul Anderle Sr.)
7:00 p.m. Knights of Columbus meeting

Wednesday  December 17, 2014
8:00 a.m. Mass (+Craig Wanous and deceased Wanous family members)
10:30 a.m. Communal Reconciliation service followed by lunch
5:30 p.m. Grades 1-6 Religious Education classes
7:00 p.m. Grades 7-11 Religious Education classes

Thursday  December 18, 2014
10:10 a.m. Cedar Crest Rosary
10:30 a.m. Cedar Crest Mass (+Albin & Leona Lewandowski)
11:30 a.m. Meet & Greet at the Pines in Hutchinson

Friday  December 19, 2014

8:00 a.m. Mass (+Eleanore Kucera)
5:00 p.m. Bulletin Announcements to Carla for December 28 bulletin

Saturday  December 20, 2014
Noon Sacrament of Reconciliation
4:00 p.m. Mass (+James W., Julia, James E. & Dennis Pavlish)

Sunday  December 21, 2014
Fourth Sunday of Advent

8:00 a.m. Mass (+Luella & Chester Kaczmarek, +Ken & Mike Kaczmarek)
6:00 p.m. Communal celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation
8:00 p.m. Mass (+Marion Loebertmann)
Once again this year the CCW will be taking cookies to our homebound parishioners for Christmas. Please drop off your cookies in the lower level of the church on Saturday, December 20 or Sunday December 21. Plates will be ready for pick-up and delivery after the 8:00 a.m. Mass on December 21. Let's remember those who can no longer worship with us with a Christmas treat.
DECORATING CHURCH FOR CHRISTMAS: Sunday Dec. 21st, after the 8:00 a.m. Mass
we will be decorating the church for Christmas. We could use your help in decorating. This is a great opportunity for Confirmation students to get service hours. We also appreciate the help of our junior and senior high school volunteers. Please plan to help us after Mass next Sunday.
             St. John Paul II  AFC

At this busy time of year we know that many families are already making plans for their celebrations of the Birth of Jesus. To help you in your planning we are publishing the Mass schedule in the St. John Paul II Area Faith Community. Our hope is that this will help all of you make plans to celebrate with our Church family

Christmas Eve Dec. 24th
4:00 p.m. Mass at all three parishes
6:00 p.m. Mass at Holy Trinity
6:00 p.m. Mass in Spanish at St. Pius X
Midnight Mass at Holy Family and at Holy Trinity
Christmas Day  Dec. 25th
8:00 a.m. Mass at Holy Family
10:00 a.m. Mass at Holy Trinity
10:00 a.m. Mass at St. Pius X

As you make your plans we ask you to remember the ministries and programs in your Christmas giving plans. The Christmas gift you give to your parish helps us to announce the Good News of Jesus Christ throughout the whole year. God has been generous to us in his gift of salvation; let us be generous in return to the Lord.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20: Litchfield Area Male Chorus Christmas Concert, 4:00 p.m. at St. James Church, Howard Lake. Admission: Free will donation.