“…the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, ‘On whomever you see the Spirit come down and remain, he is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.’ Now I have seen and testified that he is the Son of God.” John 1:33–34

Fr. Mike helps break down the barriers we may have that are keeping us from evangelizing. He points out that the best way to spread the gospel is just by being yourself, and leading people to Christ in your own way. Sometimes the greatest witness is a quiet one.

For more Ascension Presents videos, go to our Ascension page

In this video, Fr. Josh Johnson teaches us how to read Scripture prayerfully and come away with something we can do to improve our faith in God. He demonstrates how lectio divina is a helpful guide in our walk toward eternity.

Fr. Kirchner is in the process of organizing a Human Resources Committee for our parishes. Presently we have an accountant on the committee and we are looking for a parishioner knowledgeable as a personnel manager. If you are interested in serving on this committee, please call Fr. Kirchner at 218-820-7907. For more details, go to Father’s webpage {From Fr. Kirchner}.

Read ‘The Confessional is a Place of Victory’ by Fr. Mike Schmitz.

THE CATHOLIC WATCHMEN • Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis


Our Mission Statement

To be an inviting Catholic community of both young and old, journeying together in service as we build God’s kingdom, with our eyes fixed on Jesus, nurturing ALL to grow through life-long education, and the celebration of the Sacraments, especially the Holy Eucharist.


We welcome you to our three-parish cluster of Catholic churches in Belgrade, Brooten, and Elrosa, Minnesota, for Holy Mass, the Sacraments, and events.