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
Past Bulletins
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 Oct. 23rd
                      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)
ANNUAL AFC LIVING ROSARY ON OCTOBER 23: Our area faith community will gather on Sunday, October 23, at 1:30 p.m. for their annual celebration of the Living Rosary for vocations and life. Everyone is invited to come and pray with us. If called on to be part of the rosary we hope you will generously respond. Even if you are not leading one of the prayers you are invited to join us for prayer that day.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23: Silver Lake Legion Post #141 all you can eat breakfast from 8:00 - 10:30 a.m.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27: Glencoe Lions Club Annual Sausage/Ham Supper, 4:30 - 7:00 p.m., Pla-Mor Ballroom, Glencoe. Proceeds toward community projects. Please bring a Food Shelf item!

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5: “Taste of the Holidays” 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 the Silver Lake Auditorium.

HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE: Walk where Jesus walked,10 days,
Jerusalem, Nazareth, Bethlehem, Cana, Mount Carmel, Mount Tabor,
Dead Sea, Sea of Galilee, Way of the Cross, Mount Calvary, Jericho
and much more; February 14-23, 2017, contact Fr. John Vakulskas Jr, for more information.
September 30-October2, 2016 in Mankato, MN and February 17-19,
2017 in Windom, MN. Early registration is highly recommended.
For more information visit our website at:
or contact Miki at or

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

Sunday  October 23, 2016
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

8:00 a.m. Mass (+Melvin & Irene Cantin; +Frank & Emma Penas)
1:30 p.m. AFC Living Rosary at St. Pius X
5:00 p.m. Discovering Christ lower level of Holy Family
5:45 p.m. Following Christ lower level of Holy Family
8:00 p.m. Area Faith Community Mass (+Mary Popelka)

Monday  October 24, 2016
St. Anthony Mary Claret, Bishop
No Mass

Tuesday  October 25, 2016
8:00 a.m. Mass
(+Wayne Welch)
8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
7:00 p.m. Parish Administrative Council meeting

Wednesday  October 26, 2016
8:00 a.m. Mass
(+Harry, Mary Krecji, +Richard Krecji)
9:40 a.m. Cokato Manor Rosary
10:00 a.m. Cokato Manor Mass (+Albert & Josephine Ardolf,
+Marvin & Magdalene Miller)
5:30 p.m. Grades 1-6 Religious Education
7:00 p.m. Jr. Choir practice
7:00 p.m. Grades 7-10 Religious Education
7:00 p.m. AFC Confirmation candidate/parent session

Thursday  October 27, 2016
10:10 a.m. Cedar Crest Rosary
10:30 a.m. Cedar Crest Mass (+Dolores Schultz)

Friday  October 28, 2016
Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles
7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Knights of Columbus Paper Drive
8:00 a.m. Mass (+Rick Thiemann)
3:30 p.m. AFC staff meeting

SaturdayOctober 29, 2016
7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Knights of Columbus Paper Drive
Noon Sacrament of Reconciliation
1:00 p.m. AFC Y  ear of Mercy afternoon of reflection
4:00 p.m. Mass (+Theresa Borka)

Sunday October 30, 2016
Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

8:00 a.m. Mass
(+Ken Stritesky)
5:00 p.m. Discovering Christ lower level of Holy Family
5:45 p.m. Following Christ lower level of Holy Family
8:00 p.m. Area Faith Community Mass (+Leo & Marietta Mallak)
  Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
  Every Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Monday & Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.,
Friday: 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.

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.

Schoenstatt Shrine Retreat: September 26, October 11 or
November 9, 2016. A one day retreat starting at 10:00 a.m. and
finished at 3:00 p.m. This is a very good way to have a faith filled
day and go through the Holy Door of Mercy. If interested in
attending either of these events or want more information, please
contact Irene Kutz at 320-485-2407 or Dorothy Karels at
320-485-2408. Expenses will be covered.

WE NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE: Each year we buy materials for
our musicians who help us at Mass. Every five years the whole
accompaniment series is renewed. To provide guitar
accompaniments, keyboard accompaniments and the responsorial
Psalms for the year will cost $471.00 this year. If you would like to
help with this cost, please put your donation in an envelope marked
“Music” and drop it in the Sunday collection. Thank you for your

you are interested in exploring the possibility of becoming a Catholic
or if you are a Catholic adult who has not received the Sacraments of
the Eucharist and Confirmation, we invite you to participate in the
RCIA, Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, process of exploring
and learning about the faith in order to become a Catholic. This
process will be beginning soon for both St. Pius X and Holy Family.
If you are interested, and have not already done so, please contact
Fr. Tony.

The CCW Quilting Group is looking for help in sewing quilt tops.
They can be any size or any pattern and the group is willing to help
you get started. If you are interested in learning to quilt, this is a good
way to get started, call Celeste Zirbes at 320-282-1909.

Catholic Lighthouse media: Are you ready to grow in love for the
Lord and have the flame of the Holy Spirit? Want to better
understand the Catholic Church and its teaching? The CCW is
sponsoring the Catholic Lighthouse Media. CDs will be available that
have catholic inspirational speakers such as Matthew Kelly, Dr. Scott
Hahn, Dr. Tim Gray, Fr. Michael Gaitely, etc. The talks are available
on a variety of topics. The CDs are free to use, just listen to them and
bring them back when you are done for others to use. The CDs are on
the table in the back of church. A new CD will be available every
month. For any questions call Cindy Entinger

Due to MEA break, there will be no Religious Education on Wednesday, October 19. We will resume our regular class schedule on Wednesday, October 26.