Inviting people to actively participate in the life of Jesus.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2021
“Dear young people, may this academic year be for all of you a time of educational growth and deepening of the bonds of friendship. Upon you and your families I invoke the wisdom and joy of our Lord Jesus Christ. God bless you!”
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2021
“May the Blessed Virgin Mary, who was open to hearing the Word which became flesh in her, help us every day to listen to her Son in the Gospel and to our brothers and sisters with a docile heart, with a patient heart, and with an attentive heart.”
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2021
“Open your ears. Jesus, I want to open myself to your Word; Jesus, open myself to listening to you; Jesus, heal my heart from being closed, heal my heart from haste, heal my heart from impatience.”
Funeral for James (Jim) Felber is Saturday, September 18
at 10:00 AM at St. Theodore Church, Albert Lea, MN
Our Lady of Fatima, Queen of the most holy Rosary, pray for us.
Saint Pope Pius IX, pray for us.
The real reason to wait for marriage: https://youtu.be/AkLgD1KTUHQ
As a Church and a nation, we are polarized and divided. #PopeFrancis challenges us to respond by building a “better kind of politics, one truly at the service of the common good” (Fratelli Tutti, no. 154). Commit to building #ABetterKindofPolictics by pledging charity, clarity, and creativity to promote the common good at civilizeit.org #CivilizeIt
Guess who just spoke at the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary?
Our first Holy Spirit Alive conference speaker, Barbara Heil! She's coming to Albert Lea for our inaugural charismatic evangelization conference Nov 12-13!
The congress is being covered by EWTN. But you can see her live here! Click through to see more about the November event: https://www.facebook.com/events/607226747331390
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2021
“Dear brothers and sisters, with great concern I am following the situation in Afghanistan, and I take part in the suffering of those who are grieving for the persons who lost their lives in the su***de attacks…, and of those who are seeking help and protection... In historic moments like this one we cannot remain indifferent; the history of the Church teaches us this. As Christians this situation obligates us. For this reason I address an appeal, to everyone, to intensify your prayer and practice fasting. Prayer and fasting, prayer and penance. This is the moment to do so. I am speaking seriously: intensify your prayer and practice fasting, asking the Lord for mercy and forgiveness.”
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2021
“We pray that we all will make courageous choices for a simple and environmentally sustainable lifestyle, rejoicing in our young people who are resolutely committed to this.”
[08/31/21] A HUGE Thank You to all involved in making Mass in the Park a moving, spiritual celebration. What a blessint to be able to celebrate the Lord's abundant love for us out in His beautiful creation in the brigh sunshine, provided specifically by our Lord. Special thanks to those who donated the delicious meal and to those who took time to prepare it! All were well fed and the fellowship meal!
TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2021
“Hypocrisy in the Church is particularly detestable; and unfortunately, hypocrisy exists in the Church and there are many hypocritical Christians and ministers. We should never forget the Lord’s words: “Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil” (Mt 5:37).”
Mass in the Park; 8/29/2021
Mass in the Park; 8/29/2021
MONDAY, AUGUST 30, 2021
“Hypocrites are people who pretend, flatter and deceive because they live with a mask over their faces and do not have the courage to face the truth. For this reason, they are not capable of truly loving: a hypocrite does not know how to love. They limit themselves to living out of egoism and do not have the strength to show their hearts transparently.”
SATURDAY, AUGUST 28, 2021
“To pretend suffocates the courage to openly say what is true; and thus, the obligation to say the truth at all times, everywhere and in spite of anything can easily be escaped. Pretending leads to this: to half-truths. And half-truths are a sham because the truth is the truth or it is not the truth.”
SUNDAY, AUGUST 29, 2021
“Half-truths are a way of acting that is not true… And in an environment where interpersonal relations are lived under the banner of formalism, the virus of hypocrisy easily spreads. That smile that looks like this, that does not come from the heart. To seem to be on good terms with everyone, but with no one.”
Thank You St. Theodores School for keeping our children safe!!!
Albert Lea quarantines nearly 300 students for COVID-19 in first week of school Nearly 300 Albert Lea students have been quarantined for exposure to COVID-19 after the first week of school, prompting changes to the school district's face mask requirements.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 2021
“God made Himself flesh and blood; He lowered Himself to the point of becoming a man like us. He humbled Himself to the extent of burdening Himself with our sufferings and sin.”
TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2021
“Indeed, Jesus affirms that the true bread of salvation, which transmits eternal life, is His very flesh; that to enter into communion with God, before observing the laws or satisfying religious precepts, it is necessary to live out a real and concrete relationship with Him… This means that one must not pursue God in dreams and in images of grandeur and power, but He must be recognised in the humanity of Jesus and, as a consequence, in that of the brothers and sisters we meet on the path of life.”
MONDAY, AUGUST 23, 2021
“May these tranquil summer days be for you and your families a special time of grace and spiritual renewal. God bless you!”
SUNDAY, AUGUST 22, 2021
“How do I live? In the fear that if I do not do this, I will go to hell? Or do I live with that hope too, with that joy of the gratuitousness of salvation in Jesus Christ? It is a good question. And also the second: do I disregard the Commandments? No. I observe them, but not as absolutes, because I know that it is Jesus Christ who justifies me.”
SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 2021
“Vaccination is a simple but profound way of promoting the common good and caring for each other, especially the most vulnerable. I pray to God that everyone may contribute their own small grain of sand, their own small gesture of love; no matter how small, love is always great. Contribute with these small gestures for a better future.”
FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 2021
“Thanks to God and to the work of many, we now have vaccines to protect us from COVID-19. They grant us the hope of ending the pandemic, but only if they are available to all and if we work together. Being vaccinated with vaccines authorised by the competent authorities is an act of love. And contributing to ensure the majority of people are vaccinated is an act of love. Love for oneself, love for one’s family and friends, love for all people.”
THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 2021
“Do I want to be recognised by others, to affirm myself and to be praised, or do I think rather about serving?... Do I know how to take a step back, defuse quarrels and arguments, or do I always want to excel? Let us think about these questions, each one of us: how am I doing with humility?... With God, only those who recognise themselves as nothing can receive the all.”
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2021
“God does not exalt us because of our gifts, because of our wealth or how well we do things, but because of humility… God lifts up the one who humbles him or herself; He lifts up the one who serves.”
TUESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2021
“The human eye always looks for grandeur and allows itself to be dazzled by what is flashy. Instead, God does not look at the appearance, God looks at the heart… Humility of heart enchants God.”
[08/16/21] Faith Formation Classes for PreK-11th grade will be starting soon! Registration forms are available on St. Theodore's website: sttheo.org and in both the front and back entrances of the church. Please find detailed information for your student's scheduled Registration Night/Day & Parent Meetings listed here on St. Theodore's page under "Events"😄 Questions, contact Irene Nelson: [email protected] or 507-373-5254.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 2021
“May the Virgin Mary, in whom the Word became flesh, help us to grow day after day in friendship with Jesus, the bread of Life.”
Wisdom from Frank Sheed Check out this snippet from “Knowing God”
SATURDAY, AUGUST 14, 2021
“At least once a day we find ourselves eating together; perhaps in the evening with our family, after a day of work or study. It would be lovely, before breaking bread, to invite Jesus, the bread of Life, to ask Him simply to bless what we have done and what we have failed to do. Let us invite Him into our home; let us pray in a “homey” style. Jesus will be at the table with us and we will be fed by a greater love.”
Albert Lea Kingdom Hall
We are committed to serve the whole person, body, soul and spirit with integrity and respect, using creative solutions to positively transform lives.
As a Church we want Jesus to be front & center in our hearts & minds. We long to see people worship Jesus so that God is glorified and we have eternal joy.
Ascension Lutheran Church in Albert Lea, MN is committed to bringing our youth closer to God and also sharing their talents with the community.
Welcome to Albert Lea Vineyard Church. Come and join us Sunday mornings at 9:00am. Enjoy a time of worship and hear the word taught by pastor Matt Hundley. To give/donate, please go to: www.givlia.com/g/alvineyard or text "ALVC" to (833)976-1333