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
Fr. Michael Doyle, 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 Week of Aug. 14th
          Upcoming Community Events
please see bulletin board in back of church for more information
Catholic Charities offers individual and family
counseling services in locations around the diocese. They also work
with people interested in adoption. To make an appointment or learn
more about Catholic Charities’ services call 1-866-670-5163.

CATHOLIC ORDER OF FORESTERS OFFERING A PRODUCT TO HELP YOUR PARISH: See below for another way to support our Catholic Parish Area Faith Community. The Catholic Order of Foresters has life insurance policies that offer you financial security and the satisfaction of knowing you provided for your beneficiaries and given a meaningful benefit to our Catholic parish without any additional cost to you. For complete details, contact COF Agent Jean Kappel, FICF at 320-485-2821 or Catholic Order of Foresters Bringing Catholic Values to Life! A fraternal benefit life insurance society since 1883. Home Office: 800-552-0145. #15-01-103 JK1844 (11/15)

SUNDAY, AUGUST 28 the Silver Lake Legion Post #141 all you can eat breakfast, 8:00 - 10:30 a.m.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 28: Jessenland Irish Festival, Oratory of St. Thomas the Apostle, Henderson, MN,
SEPTEMBER 10 & 11: St. Mary’s Fall Festival, Waverly, Car Raffle tickets may be purchased from the parish office.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17: Boy Scout Troop 352 hosts the first annual “Light up the Night” 5K walk and Fun Run, at Glencoe’s Oak Leaf Park. Pre-register by printing and mailing in the registration form found at For more information, contact Kurt Pevestorf at 651-829-0131.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17: Tim Orth Memorial Foundation, 4th Annual Sanctuary Health & Wellness fund raiser. For mission statement, speaker bios, agenda summary and registration form visit and click on the Sanctuary Slide. Location and Sponsored by REMA Homes, Tim & Michaelee Jenkins, 1930 E 10 Street, Glencoe, 952-992-9299.

JUBILEE YEAR PILGRIMAGE to Italy, November 7-17, 2016,Fr. John Vakulskas Jr, for morein formation.

THE WWME weekend is a time to look at our love for our spouse and decide to do something to make our love more like Jesus’ love for us. The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends are September 30-October 2, 2016 in Mankato, MN and February 17-19, 2017 in Windom, MN. For more information visit our website at: or contact John & Mary Beth at or 507-838-8178.

Sunday  August 21, 2016
Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

8:00 a.m. Mass (+Theresa Borka)
Religious Education registration before and after Mass
Council of Catholic Women serving coffee & rolls after Mass
8:00 p.m. Area Faith Community Mass (+Ray & Marcy Koktan)

Monday August 22, 2016
The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

10:30 a.m. Leona Nowak Funeral Mass

Tuesday August 23, 2016
St. Rose of Lima, Virgin

8:00 a.m. Mass (+Bob Sopkowiak)
8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
7:00 p.m. Parish Administrative Council meeting

Wednesday  August 24, 2016
St. Bartholomew, Apostle

8:00 a.m. Mass (+Eddy, Emma & Joe Lewandowski)
10:00 a.m. Cokato Manor Mass (l. & d. Council of Catholic Women members)

Thursday  August 25, 2016
St. Louis St. Joseph Calasanz, Priest

10:10 a.m. Cedar Crest Rosary
10:30 a.m. Cedar Crest Mass (+Dolores Shimanski)

Friday  August 26, 2016
8:00 a.m. Mass (+Zickmond Chrast)

Saturday August 27, 2016
St. Monica

Noon Sacrament of Reconciliation
4:00 p.m. Mass (+Paul & Edna Anderle)

Sunday  August 28, 2016
Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

8:00 a.m. Mass (+Dolores Schultz)
8:00 p.m. Area Faith Community Mass (+Glenn Pilarski)
  Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
  Every Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Monday & Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.,
Wednesday: 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m

If you are interested in learning more about the Rosary Society,
please contact,
President, Celia Knoll 320-583-1320,
Vice President, Minerva Stritesky 327-2147,
Secretary, Patricia Mahon 327-2801 or
Treasurer, Jeanette Mickolichek 327-2187.

We are in need of a Rosary leader
before the 4:00 p.m. Mass on the second Saturday and
before the 8:00 a.m. Mass on the second Sunday of each month.
Please pray that we find volunteers.
If you are interested, please
Celia Knoll at the parish office 327-2356.

Our weekend Mass is now showing on TV
at 8:00 p.m. Saturday,
9:30 a.m. Sunday
and 7:00 p.m. Tuesday
for everyone to enjoy. Mass will show on channel 8 if you use a Mediacom cable box or on channel 107.3 if you don’t use a cable box on your TV. This is available for Mediacom customers in both Silver Lake and Lester Prairie.

VOLUNTEERS FOR FUNERAL LUNCHEONS: If you have some time and are interested in helping setup, serve & clean up for funeral luncheons as a regular or a sub, please contact the Parish office. The service we provide is always appreciated by families and we can always use more dedicated workers to join those already on the list.

WEEKLY EUCHARISTIC ADORATION NEEDS SUBSTITUTES: One of the great opportunities we have in our parish is to spend time in the presence of the Lord through Eucharistic Adoration. From 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. each Tuesday, the Eucharist is exposed in the chapel for quiet prayer and adoration. At this time there is a need throughout the day for substitutes. Now is the time to search your heart, to consider volunteering. Please contact Celia Knoll at the parish office 320-327-2356.

After many years of faithful service to the youth of our parish, Brenda Rothstein has decided to leave her ministry of coordinating the Holy Family/St. Pius X Youth Group
. We are currently looking for adult leaders to help coordinate our Youth Group activities and programs. If you are willing to help or would like more information, please call Fr. Tony.
FALL BAZAAR: Flyers are on the tables in the back of the church - please take a few with you!

Donations for Prizes and Country Store: We are again asking for your generosity with prize donations for Bingo and Children’s Games, as well as items for the Country Store. As you travel around this summer, keep your eyes open for those unique items and summer sales! 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. Thank you for your continued support!

Donations for the All-Cash Raffle is being accepted through the end of September. If you would like your name printed on the ticket as a donor, please declare your donations by August 8. Donations can be dropped off at or mailed to the parish office, or placed in the Sunday collection in an envelope marked “Raffle Donation.”