“Look at the birds in the sky; they do not sow or reap, they gather nothing into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are not you more important than they? Can any of you by worrying add a single moment to your life-span?” Matthew 6:26–27

If the Church is truly the body of Christ, then everything we do must have some effect on the body, even those acts we think nobody sees. Fr. Mike shares how this may be tough to acknowledge when it comes to sin we wish only affected us privately, but he also points out how all the good we do that nobody sees is empowering the Church in some way as well.

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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.


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.