Typical Liturgy Schedule (see current bulletin for any changes)

 Saturday (vigil) 4:00 p.m. Mass at Sts. Peter & Paul Church, Strasburg
  8:00 p.m. Mass at St. Mary Church, Hague
Sunday 8:45 a.m. Mass at Sts. Peter & Paul Church, Strasburg
  11:00 a.m. Mass at St. Michael Church, Rural Linton
Monday No Mass
 Tuesday 4:00 p.m. Mass at Sts. Peter & Paul Church, Strasburg
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. Mass at Sts. Peter & Paul Church, Strasburg
Thursday 8:00 a.m. Mass at Sts. Peter & Paul Church, Strasburg
  9:15 a.m. Mass at the Strasburg Care Center Chapel
 Friday 10:00 a.m. Mass at St. Mary Church, Hague

Eucharistic Adoration at Sts. Peter & Paul

I tell everyone, over and over, about the importance of having a prayer routine. It’s great to learn all kinds of facts about our faith and about how to live a good, morally upright life. But for our faith to actually transform our lives for the better, for it to really mean something to us, we need to spend time getting to know the one who’s at the center of it all: Almighty God! I know this from personal experience. It’s not enough to see our Catholic faith as only an intellectual exercise punctuated by weekend Mass. There must also be a real, personal relationship with God. In fact, much of Sacred Scripture depicts the relationship between Jesus and his Church as a marriage. Thus we, together as the Church, are described in a way as the “spouse” of Christ. How strong is a marriage where the two spouses never speak to one another or spend time together? Not strong at all! It’s important for us to get to know the Lord on a personal level, and that only happens through a regular and disciplined prayer routine.

To get into a real habit of prayer that sticks, we need to set aside a regular time and place which will be devoted to prayer. We need to make that appointment the first priority on our calendar or it will be pushed off of our busy agendas. It’s often said that if we’re too busy to pray, we’re too busy! Lastly, we will also need to have a plan for what to do during that time.

So, I want to try an experiment. Beginning this week, to help you all (and myself) make the time to pray, I will be offering Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. in Sts. Peter & Paul Church. Bring your Bible, some favorite spiritual book, or just yourself, and join me for quiet time in the presence of Our Lord. Confession, the Rosary, and Mass will continue on Wednesday and Thursday at the usual times. Start your day with Jesus!

-Fr. Jason

Magdalena Leier Funeral Liturgies

A funeral vigil service for Magdalena Leier will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, July 24th, in Sts. Peter & Paul Church, Strasburg.  A funeral Mass will take place on Saturday, July 25th, at 10:30 a.m., also at Sts. Peter & Paul Church, Strasburg.  Burial will follow the Mass in St. Anthony Cemetery in Linton, ND.  For more details, visit the Myers Funeral Home web site.

Funeral Liturgies for Joseph Schmaltz

A funeral vigil for Joseph Schmaltz will be held on Monday, July 20th, 7:00 p.m., at Myers Funeral Home in Linton.  The funeral Mass and burial will take place at the Church of St. Mary in Hague on Tuesday, July 21st, at 10:30 a.m.  For more information, visit the Myers Funeral Home web site.

Limited Edition Prints of St. Michael Painting Now Available!

Amazing Grace

In honor of the parish's centennial celebration, the Church of St. Michael has commissioned J.D. Speltz, an artist from Iowa, to paint the above image of the St. Michael church and parish hall.  Prints are now available, and can be purchased for as low as $40.  Framed prints are also available at a reasonable price.  To see the painting or prints, visit St. Michael Church or stop by the parish office in Strasburg.  To order your print, contact the parish office at 1-701-336-7172 or visit with Marie Vetter or Denette Jacob.  Don't wait to order your print, as they will only be available for a very short time.

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