SacredHeart Heron Lake
Tri-Parish Mass Intentions
You are invited to pray the rosary 1/2 hour prior to masses.
Friday (6-14)
9:30 am  -  Sogge Home
† Mike Evers
Saturday (6-15)
5:00 pm  -  Brewster
† Tom and Rose Bohn
Sunday (6-16)
8:00 am  -  Heron Lake
Special Intention
10:00 am  -  Windom
† Ed Grunewald
Tuesday (6-18)
5:30 pm  -  Windom
† Dorothy A . Becker
Wednesday (6-19)
9:00 am  -  Heron Lake
Living/Deceased Members Bauman/Bonnell Fam
Thursday (6-20)
9:00 am  -  Brewster
† Joe & Marie McCarvel
Friday (6-21)
9:30 am  -  Sogge Home
† Al Purrington
Saturday (6-22)
5:00 pm  -  Brewster
† Lawrence & Esther Damm
Sunday (6-23)
8:00 am  -  Heron Lake
† Donna Henkels
10:00 am  -  Windom
† Jermaine Grove
Know that our pastor includes all of us in his daily prayers and private Mass intentions.
If a Mass is cancelled, our pastor will include that scheduled Mass Intention at his private daily Mass. If you prefer it be rescheduled, please let your respective parish office know.
An Act of Spiritual Communion
My Jesus,
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there
and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
Amen

Mass and Faith Formation have been canceled for Sunday, January 14th. St. Francis Xavier will still be having 10 a.m. Mass in Windom on Sunday.

Adoration Schedule
Sunday July 7th 11:00-12:00
Saint Francis Xavier Church Windom
Saturday July 13th 4:00-4:45
Sacred Heart Church Brewster

1st Sun:  Windom  11 - 12
2nd Sat:  Brewster  4:00 - 4:45
7 Reasons You Should Go to Eucharistic Adoration
Saint Alphhonsus Liguori proclaimed, “Of all devotions, that of adoring Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the greatest after the sacraments, the one dearest to God and the one most helpful to us.” Sitting before the Eucharist in awe and wonder is something faithful Catholics have been doing for centuries.
  1. Unites you to the Sacrament of the Eucharist. “When you look at the crucifix, you understand how much Jesus loved you then. When you look at the Sacred Host, you understand how much Jesus loves you now.” St. Mother Teresa
  2. Increase in Holiness by Bathing in the Light of the Son. “Gaze upon him, consider him, contemplate him, as you desire to imitate him.” St. Clare of Assisi
  3. Removes You from Temptations. Simply being before the Blessed Sacrament takes you away from worldly things.
  4. Helps you to Examine your Conscience. The longer you remain in the presence of God, the more you will reflect on your failings.
  5. Provides a Reboot to your Spiritual Life. We all need a reset; our lives get busy. Busy lives lead to tiredness, and tiredness causes us to give into temptation and sin.
  6. Prepares You for Sunday Mass. Praying before the Blessed Sacrament in adoration reminds you of the primary focus of the Mass.
  7. Because the Church Recommends It. The 7th reason is simple – the Catholic Church tells us to go. According to the Catechism, the Church and the world have great need of Eucharistic Adoration. Jesus waits for us in this sacrament of Love. Let us be generous in our time with Him. May our adoration never cease.
Weekly Words from The Rock:
Growing up on the farm, I was like any other farm kid. There was the weekly cleaning of hog barns and the twice a week chore of grinding feed. I have mentioned in previous columns how my father grew wheat for the purpose of straw. We baled in August, and normally the temperature was hot. I might find myself on the bale rack or in the barn stacking bales. Jesus speaks of seeds in today’s gospel, and I always marveled at how one kernel of wheat could produce, not only the straw for bedding, but also such a large number of kernels which my father would harvest and sell.
Speaking of seeds, what they can do with a seed today is remarkable. As a teenager, I enjoyed hunting and if I wasn’t helping my father, I usually had a gun in my hand. One fall day, I was walking along a field of corn. Before me appeared a rooster pheasant which darted into the rows of standing corn. I walked into the standing corn, he flushed, and my aim was true. At that time, a stalk of corn might be five feet in height. Today, if I tried the same endeavor, I would have no chance if a rooster flushed in front of me. With the new hybrids, stalks stand eight to ten feet in height.
I also used to ride with my father while he cultivated. We had a four-row front mount cultivator mounted on a 60 John Deere tractor. The tractor had no cab. My job was to watch one side of the tractor for any cockleburs or buttonweed which would show their face. If I saw one, I would tell my father to stop and I would jump off and pull it. My purpose on the tractor was also to keep an eye out for any rocks which may appear. Who jumped off to get them? Being young and spry, that was my work.
My earliest days and tangling with weeds occurred while walking beans. With the evolution of the bean bar, we would ride on a four-seat bean bar and spray weeds with Roundup. It was a boring job. The one story I would like to relate found myself on one end of the bean bar and my brother opposite. My brother had a fascination with sunflowers. He had always wanted to spray a sunflower, but the opportunity never presented itself. Then it happened. I could see a sunflower which my brother would have the opportunity to spray the next pass. I let him know it was coming. He was prepared. Seeing it coming, he raised his spray gun and let the sunflower have it at about twenty-five feet. Spray was flying everywhere. No bean plant in the area had a chance. My father slammed on the brake and started yelling, “Stop, stop, you are killing the beans.” My brother’s response? He had this big smirk on his face. Did the sunflower have a chance? No way and neither did anything else within a five-foot radius.
We realize with these stories whether it be wheat, cockleburs, buttonweed, beans, or sunflower, everything began from a seed. The seed of which Jesus speaks is the Word of God. It is planted within each of us with the purpose of growing. Whether it grows is left to each of us. The soil we offer could be rocky, full of weeds, a trampled path or good soil. My prayer is that God’s word finds within us a soil which bears fruit to thirty, sixty or one hundred-fold.
So, let that seed grow and produce for eternal life!
Blessings to you! Father Peter Schuster
Vocation View: The Lord has planted the seeds of service in the hearts of young people. We will reap the harvest when we cultivate it through prayer, invitation, and encouragement. (Mark 4:26-34)
There will be Confession Available 1/2 hour before mass on Sundays. (7:30 am—8:00)
Meeting: Pastoral and Finance Councils will meet on June 26th. Pastoral will meet at 6:00 PM and Finance at 6:45 PM.
All Youth Foresters will receive $10 in game tickets at Blue Heron Days on Saturday, June 29. Please find Mackenzie Erickson in the park after the parade to receive your tickets.
Mass Stipends will be $10 beginning July 1st, 2024.
Office Closed: The Office will be closed from June 27th to July 7th.
The Pilgrimage to Paris and Rome. If you are planning to take part in the tour, please sign up as soon as possible. The tour is scheduled for May 6—17, 2025. Sign up forms are in the brochures at entrances of the church.
Having Trouble Hearing? You are not alone. There have been several parishioners that have raised concern about the sound system in our church and having a hard time being able to hear what is being said at the altar. We will schedule a meeting soon so that people may bring up their concerns, so keep your eyes open for a meeting date in upcoming bulletins.
The National Eucharistic Revival
Eucharistic revival – Consider going to the National Eucharistic Revival, Indianapolis, Indiana, in July of 2024 from the 17th-21st. For more information, go to https:// www.eucharisticrevival.org/ and click on the Congress tab. If you wish to go as a procession with the diocese, click here, THIS LINK, (for digital bulletin readers. ) Or contact Zach Rawson, zrawson@dowr.org.
Eucharistic Revival Prayer
Heavenly Father, we thank you for the gift of your Son, Jesus Christ, present to us in the Most Holy Eucharist. In Your unfathomable love you sent Your Only Son, so that by His Passion, Death, and Resurrection He might free us from sin and gain for us eternal life. Through baptism we become Your adopted sons and daughters, members of the Body of Christ, the Church.
Lord Jesus Christ, at the Last Supper You instituted the Eucharist, when You gave the apostles Your Body and Blood and commanded them to do this in memory of You. As we continue to celebrate this Sacrament at every Mass, enkindle in us a burning love for Your Real Presence. Increase our faith so that we may always believe that You are truly present, Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity, in the Most Holy Eucharist, and that through partaking in this precious gift You strengthen us to live as Your disciples.
Holy Spirit, pour out on us an ardent desire to receive Jesus in the Eucharist, and to worship and adore Him with our entire lives. Help us to approach the Mass and Holy Communion with greater devotion, and to make time for silent prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. Enkindle in our young people a love for the Church and the Eucharist, and raise up many holy and faithful priests who by their service at the altar will continue to nourish the people of our diocese with the Bread of Eternal Life.
We ask for the intercession of all the angels and saints, especially Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, that this Eucharistic Revival may be a time of spiritual fruitfulness for the Diocese of Winona-Rochester and the whole Church, so that all Hearts may be transformed by the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist and come to know Him as the Source and Summit of their lives.
Blessed Carlo Acutis, patron of the National Eucharistic Revival, pray for us! Amen.
A Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend is a private weekend away from the distractions of daily life for couples in good marriages. Give your marriage this gift! The next available Weekends are Aug 17-18, 2024 in Oakdale, MN and Nov 22-24, 2024 in WINDOM, MN. Early registration is highly recommended. For more information visit our website at: southmnwwme.org or contact Miki at applications@southmnwwme.org or 507-227-8229.
Fr. Tim Biren Celebrates 25 Years. Your are cordially invited to a Mass of Thanksgiving celebrating Fr. Tim Biren’s 25th Anniversary as a priest of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester. Sun, June 16 - Mass at 5:00 PM followed by dinner in the school gym. St. Mary’s - Worthington.
Catholic Charities of Southern Minnesota is seeking a parish social ministry coordinator for the Worthington area. The primary mission of the deanery coordinator is to assist the Catholic parishes of Rock, Pipestone, Nobles, Murray, Jackson, and Cottonwood Counties in meeting the needs of the poor and vulnerable in their communities and in working for justice. The parish social ministry coordinator fosters collaboration between the parishes and Catholic Charities so that they work interdependently in carrying out this common mission. For a full job posting and details on how to apply, please visit www.ccsomn.org/ employment.
Whole Hearted—Parish Based Trauma-awareness Resource Culture tells us to rely on ourself. The Church tells us we are here for you. When something traumatic happens, are you shaking it off? Are you dealing in a mentally and emotionally healthy way? Come to an information session before committing to a 6-hour retreat. The information session will be Wednesday, June 26th 7-8:30 pm. The retreat will be June 30th, 2 to 8 pm all in St. Gabriel’s basement in Fulda. There is no cost. Contact Lisa Kremer 507-360-3423 or Marcie Cowan 507-360-1885 to register or for more information.
The Pilgrimage to Paris and Rome. If you are planning to take part in the tour, please sign up as soon as possible. The tour is scheduled for May 6—17, 2025. Sign up forms are in the brochures at entrances of the church.

Christmas letter from Lisa Kremer OFS of the Worthington Deanery

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New Parishioners
We welcome you into God’s family! If you are interested in learning more about our church, or would like to join, please stop in the Parish Office.
Please notify the Parish Office of any change of address.
Marriage Preparation
Contact the priest 6 to 12 months in advance of the date of marriage to fill out the forms, to do FOCCUS Test and to attend Marriage Prep Mentoring sessions. Fr. Pratap is seeking married couples who are practicing Catholics, and have children, who would be willing to volunteer to help prepare our engaged couples for marriage. Please contact Fr. Pratap at 507‑226‑4536, or your parish office, if interested.
Baptism Preparation
Contact the parish office a month in advance to fill out the form and to attend Baptism Mentoring Sessions. All Baptisms will be celebrated during Mass.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
The Sacrament of Reconciliation still available by appointment for each Parish.