Middle School Science Testing Results are in!

An important update from Mr. Richards – SCIENCE TESTING RESULTS As we complete different segments of our spring testing, I will aggregate results and share them with you. We start science testing in 4th grade, so to show growth of our students, we will look at grades 5-8 to show the spring to spring growth. … Continue reading

Catch the flame, share the fire! Let’s Build it!

Next Saturday evening, May 5th,  is our most anticipated event of the school year, Boogie Blast! I wanted to write this note to personally invite each of you to come and support us and see some familiar faces from the past. RSVP HERE. For those of you that follow us on Facebook,  I hope you have … Continue reading

Open the Gates

Open the Gates! I imagine that all of us have had experiences where we are eager to open our doors for a much-anticipated guest.  Prior to the guests’ arrival we work hard to prepare the rooms of our homes, to make some food to share and we plan some entertaining activities for our guests.  There … Continue reading

The Rich History of St. Joseph Catholic STEM School

The Rich History of St. Joseph Catholic STEM School   St. Joseph Catholic School was built on the backs of Minnesota’s first citizens.  The school first opened in the fall of 1860, just two years after Minnesota became a state and just a few months prior to Abraham Lincoln’s inauguration as the 16th president of … Continue reading

Shine on!

Our world needs light; God’s light of love. Can you commit to 1% more in prayer, fasting and almsgiving all year long? 2%? 5%? Let’s be a Beacon of Light to our community that brings more souls to Christ, and evangelize our community like never before!

A Chance for Redemption

The gospel story of Jesus destroying the temple is at the forefront this week.  For some reason, the imagery of Jesus being angry and overturning the temple is one that I can see very easily. 

What if?

What if? I’ve always been a wonderer. I find myself wondering and dreaming about things, some are realistic possibilities, others are just far off thoughts. At adoration this week I found myself wondering about what my life would have been like if I had lived at the time and place when Jesus walked the earth? … Continue reading

What if?

At adoration this week I found myself wondering about what my life would have been like if I had lived at the time and place when Jesus walked the earth? What role might I have played? Would I have been one of the first disciples? Would I have been a Roman soldier or a ranking member of the Sanhedrin who was directly responsible for his death?

How can a stranger show so much love?

If these strangers are able to share so much love with someone that they don’t personally know, how much more love and comfort will the Father’s loving care bring us when we rely on Him? We can’t begin to imagine the joy of heaven.

How can a stranger show so much love?

“Comfort, Give Comfort to My People” Isaiah 40:1 I looked up to the heavens as I stepped from my vehicle and asked myself why Linda was here. I could hear the whir of the helicopter blades as I approached the hospital doors. My heart raced and a sense of dread filtered through my veins as … Continue reading

A Call out for our Faculty

St. Joseph Catholic School has been in existence since 1860!  That was the year the Abraham Lincoln was elected President of the United States.  In that time, thousands of students have roamed the halls of the school and hundreds of teachers have dedicated their careers to the youth of our parish. Over the next several … Continue reading

Humble Leader

We are called to live our parish mission to Know, Love and Serve the Lord. Someone out their needs you today, how will you answer the call?

Saint Making Factory

This week we celebrate All Saints Day. Each and every day we have an opportunity to make decisions that can lead us to heaven. Once we make it there we will join the host of saints. Here is a great story of a modern day saint. I hope it can give you inspiration to Serve the Lord each and every day.

Nurture the Gift

This past week I was thinking about God’s response to our broken humanness and I was wondering if He ever gets tired of man’s rejection of the gift of faith. Here’s my line of thinking, starting with the history of our faith, with Abraham. Here’s a Bible history in less than two pages… God made … Continue reading

Soul Living

According to the Catechism (part 1, chapter 1, paragraph 33) the human person discerns signs of his spiritual soul. The soul, the “seed of eternity we bear in ourselves, irreducible to the merely material”, can have its origin only in God. In the glossary of the Catechism, a soul is defined as the spiritual principle … Continue reading

Invitation to a deeper relationship with Jesus

I have an invitation for each of you who are seeking a deeper relationship with Jesus. In the next few weeks, we will be hosting a ‘Christ Renews His Parish’ experience for both men and women (ages 18 and up) here at St. Joseph. The men’s weekend is next weekend, Sept. 30 – Oct. 1 and the women’s weekend is Oct. 14-15.

#GoSaints

The question is: If you could be the patron saint of something, what would you be the patron saint of?

Saint Making Factory

Our mission statement drives us to become the best version of ourselves, day in and day out. That best version of self is the one who God made us to be. If each of us does our part, we can become saints!

Three Gifts

What is it that you pray for so fervently and relentlessly? Health for a loved one or ourselves? Financial freedom? Peace and justice in our world? Healthier relationships? Prayers for vocations?

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