News & Events
- Text Giving Now Available! You can now make a contribution to St. Gerard’s with a quick text message! Simply send a text to 763-225-1078 with the amount you would like to contribute. You will then be sent a text with a link to register. Click on the link and enter your cardholder name and credit/debit card information. Once your registration is complete, you will receive a text verification and a receipt via email. For future giving, simply send a text with the amount you wish to give, and it will process automatically! Text giving is managed through the same secure, reputable company as our electronic giving. For more information, click here.
- Greeter/Ushers Needed: Have you considered the ministry of Greeter/Usher? A Greeter/Usher welcomes people, assists with seating and the collection, and helps distribute the parish bulletin. This is a great opportunity to meet others and use your talents. We are in need of 10 Greeter/Ushers at the 5:00pm Mass, 5 at 8:30am Mass, and 15 at the 10:30am Mass. Greeter/Ushers are scheduled once a month and will be mentored by a seasoned Greeter/Usher. Please prayerfully consider this. Contact Amy Wittak at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
- Youth Homelessness Project Outreach Collection: Due to your generosity, $360 in gas and grocery cards were distributed to the youth homeless programs in the NW suburban area. Our parish community has made a homeless youth’s struggle to survive a little easier. Thank you! Blessings to all,
The St. Gerard’s Youth Homelessness Project
- Hermanas Franciscanas Newsletter: Read the Hermanas Franciscanas 2018 Newsletter. The young women that attend the Casa Franciscana, and their parents, are our fellow parishioners from San Rafael, our sister parish.
Corn Fest News
Corn Fest 2018 is August 10-11!
Up-to-date Corn Fest volunteer information will be posted here. For more information on our church festival, visit the Corn Fest page.
Events - June
Anointing of the Sick
The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will be celebrated on the following days in June. If you are ill and would like to receive this sacrament, please stay in the Church following Mass.
Saturday, June 9- after 5:00 pm Mass
Sunday, June 17- after 8:30 am Mass
Sunday, June 24- after 10:30 am Mass
Loaves & Fishes - June 22
St. Gerard’s hosts Loaves and Fishes on the 4th Friday of every month. Our next date is Friday, June 22nd. We serve from 5-7 pm at St. Stephen's in Minneapolis. Sign up to serve on the easel in the Gathering Space. Contact Karen Brenteson at 763-561-7411 with any questions.
Visiting Missionary - June 23-24
Fr. S Johnus Cherunilath V.C., a Vincentian Missionary Priest from India, will be in our parish on the weekend of June 23 & 24 to participate in our Annual Missionary Cooperation Plan. He will preach at all the Masses on that weekend and will make an appeal on behalf of the Vincentian Missions. There will be a special mission collection that weekend to help the Vincentian Missionaries. Please keep Fr. Johnus and all the Vincentian Missionaries and seminarians in your prayers.
The Vincentian Congregation (V.C.), a missionary sending Religious Congregation, was founded in Kerala, India in 1904, modeled after the Congregation of the Mission founded by St. Vincent de Paul. Members of this flourishing Religious Congregation, all natives of India, are engaged in mission work in all parts of India and in several countries in Africa.
Events - July
Summer Youth Mission Trip - July 9-14
Attention all current 8th-12th graders! Are you looking for a way to serve others, grow in your faith, meet new people, and have fun this summer? Consider attending our mission trip to Catholic Heart Work Camp, Detroit Lakes from July 9-14! Contact Emily at
email@example.com for registration materials.
Please consider supporting this mission by taking stock in our youth! Donations can be made online using the GIVE page of our app or website under “Mission Trip Stock Donation”. Thank you for your generosity.
Events - August
Corn Fest 2018 - Aug 10-11
Join us Friday, August 10, 6-11pm and Saturday, August 11, 5-11pm (with outdoor mass at 4pm) for our 48th annual Corn Fest. Help us celebrate 48 years of faith, family, and community! All are welcome! For more information on our church festival, visit the Corn Fest page.
Growing Through Loss - Oct and Nov 2018
The Twin Cities' North Metro Grief Support Coalition sponsors the "Growing Through Loss" series twice yearly, providing an opportunity for individuals to obtain information and support for a variety of loss and grief issues. The next six-week series for adults will be held on Thursdays, beginning October 11, at Faith Lutheran Church in Coon Rapids. Each session is complete in itself. You are welcome to attend one or all sessions. All sessions are open to the public. Read the flyer for more information.