Lenten Suggestions

Lent is in full swing, so I thought it would be appropriate to give you suggestions for making this season especially fruitful. Here are a few that came to mind.Prayer:

  • Why not spend some time with our Lord in Eucharistic Adoration at Sts. Peter & Paul Church on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday mornings;
  • Attend a daily Mass during the week;
  • Go to Confession at least once during Lent (see the list of penance services in our parish bulletin and read about the “24 Hours of Mercy” event);
  • Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet each day;
  • Pray the Stations of the Cross;
  • Sign up for Matthew Kelly’s “Best Lent Ever” e-mail program (see http://dynamiccatholic.com/lent) and read his book Rediscover Jesus, of which free copies are still available in our churches.


  • Fast from things related to your “favorite” sins. Addicted to a TV show? Give it up. Waste too much time on the Internet? Give it up. Spend too much time playing games? Take a break.
  • Spend your reclaimed time studying the Catholic Faith by joining us Thursday nights (except this week, 2/18) for “Symbolon” or by taking in some of the programs on http://formed.org.


On Ash Wednesday we were reminded of our mortality, that we are “dust.” We all have good intentions of using Lent to get our priorities back in order, putting our pursuit of heaven at the top of the list. Many of us fail because we don’t make concrete plans. I hope these suggestions help you to do just that.

Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained, coming to Strasburg!

Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained

I'm excited to announce that our parish will be offering the adult education program called Symbolon. This program will help our parish discover the big picture of our Catholic faith. Symbolon reveals for us us the richness of the Catholic Faith and is comprised of beautiful and engaging video presentations filmed in different locations including Rome, the Holy Land, and Calcutta. In the 20 session series, a variety of teachers will take you through the entire story of the Catholic faith to answer questions like, “Who was Jesus? Why did He start a Church? How can I get the most out of reading the Bible? Why do I have to confession? Why must Catholics care for the poor?” And much more!

Everyone is invited to participate, especially those who are not Catholic or who wish they understood their Catholic faith better. Plan to attend, and invite others to join you.

When: Thursday evenings beginning January 28th, 2016, at 7 p.m.

Where: Sts. Peter & Paul Church basement, Strasburg.

Cost: The cost of the Participant Guide is $25. Contact the parish office at 1-701-336-7172 to reserve your copy. Alternatively, you may print the guides for free on your computer's printer by visiting http://formed.org/ and logging in using our parish's code, which is 5f67f8.

If you can't attend our group sessions, you may also watch the videos (and many more) from home or on your mobile devices by visiting http://formed.org.

See you there!

-Fr. Jason Signalness

Funeral Liturgies for Timothy Heier

A funeral vigil service will be held for Timothy Heier at Myers Funeral Home in Linton on Sunday, December 20th, at 7:00 p.m.  A funeral Mass will be held at the Church of St. Mary in Hague on Monday, December 21st, at 10:30 a.m.  For more information visit the Myers Funeral Home web site.

Seminarian Gregory Crane

Our Knights of Columbus have somewhat "adopted" the Bismarck seminarian Gregory Crane. Our Knights want to offer Gregory a scholarship and are sponsoring a breakfast from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on December 13th in the Sts. Peter and Paul Church basement.

Area Advent Penance Services


Prepare your heart to meet our Lord at Christmas!  Plan to receive God's forgiveness in the Sacrament of Confession at one of the area's Advent penance services

12/02/15    7:15 p.m.  St. Anthony, Linton
12/11/15    7:00 p.m.  St. Mary, Hague
12/13/15    4:00 p.m.  St. Michael, Herried
12/16/15    6:30 p.m.  Sts. Peter & Paul, Strasburg
12/18/15    6:30 p.m.  St. Michael, Rural Linton

-Fr. Jason Signalness


Articles by Fr. Jason

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Lenten Suggestions Friday, February 12, 2016
5th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C Saturday, February 6, 2016
4th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C Saturday, January 30, 2016
3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C Saturday, January 30, 2016
Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained, coming to Strasburg! Friday, January 15, 2016
Baptism of the Lord Sunday, January 10, 2016
Epiphany Sunday, January 3, 2016
The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) Thursday, December 24, 2015
Funeral Liturgies for Timothy Heier Saturday, December 19, 2015
4th Sunday of Advent, Year C Saturday, December 19, 2015
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