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 ISSUE 01 

PARISHIONER DAY OF RECOLLECTION

St. Callistus offers another great growth experience as speaker Fr. John Mark Ettensohn, OMI, guides us on How to Face Fear with God's Help - a topic so pertinent for our times. Attending IN-PERSON is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED, as there will be group activities involved in the Hall that cannot be live-streamed. These activities will  meaningfully enhance the benefits derived from this event.

 

Parishioners, please note:

  • All are welcome inside, no Vaccinated Card or proof of COVID test within 72 hours need  to sit in the pews with masks. 

  • Outdoor mask optional. 

  • Food and beverage are offered during lunch break for those who RSVP. 

  • Attendees are welcome to bring snacks as supplement.

  • Livestream links to Facebook and Zoom are found in our saintcallistus.org/mass web page. Scroll down past the Mass Intention information on the day of the event. Please be aware that livetreaming the event gives much less benefit than in-person because of group discussions.

RSVP for Flocknote users are extended to Friday, November 26, 12:00 p.m. RSVP through the office ends Wednesday, November 24, 12:00 p.m. due to office closure during Thanksgiving holiday.

 

Please sign up now by clicking on the button, then select
the response that fits you best, then follow prompts, if any:  

Fr. John Mark Ettensohn, OMI


BIOGRAPHY

Ordained in 1989, he has served in ministry as a pastor, retreat / renewal preaching team director and member, spiritual director, writer/producer/director in television for Oblate Media Productions, and Director of Christ the King Retreat Center in Buffalo, Minnesota.  He has preached retreats or parish missions in twenty-two states and Canada.

 

Fr. John Mark’s education has included a Bachelor of Science Degree in English and World History, a Masters in Telecommunications, and a Master of Divinity Degree with emphasis in Word and Worship from the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago.  After finishing his work as a member of the Mission with Secularity ministry (an effort to better determine how to be effective missionaries in a secular culture that the Oblates inaugurated in Indianapolis), Fr. John Mark now preaches parish missions and gives retreats full time throughout the country.

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Thanksgiving Mass

10:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m. devotional prayers

Bring your bread and wine for blessing during the Thanksgiving

mass and Fr. Dante will bless it (keep it at the pews with you,

not placed on altar). 

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ADVENT SEASON BEGINS

Our new Liturgical year begins on the Vigil Mass of Saturday, November 27.

 

LIGHTING THE ADVENT CANDLE DURING MASS SIGN-UP

Please sign-up to light the Advent Candle during the Advent Vigil and Sunday masses. The sign-up sheets will remain on a table in the vestibule until all the available slots are taken.