3-27-20 Letter from Fr Omar Update to Parish

March 27, 2020

My Fellow Parishioners,

It is with a heavy heart and great sadness, but to comply with the Governor’s Executive Order to “stay at home”, St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church and parish office will be closed effective March 27 at 11:59 p.m.   

Our Bishop issued a letter today to all Pastors in the Diocese, and under obedience I am closing our Church building and parish office until April 10. However, emails and telephone calls to the parish office will be answered.

If you are feeling lonely or isolated in this time of crisis, please use our Prayer Line Ministry by calling Mary Kay Eifert at 320-732-3341. Mary Kay and her team are ready to listen to you and pray with you.

Please watch the Recorded and/or live-streamed Masses I have been doing in conjunction with fellow priests that can be found on our website at the following link: https://stmarymtcarmellongprairie.weconnect.com/mass-online.

I continue to be available for emergencies.

I am looking into having a drive-thru (by the Church window) Reconciliation service before the Holy Week Triduum. Stay tuned!

Please check out our website, or Facebook page and Parish Bulletin for upcoming updates. 

Let us continue to carry this cross and follow Jesus. Resurrection will come!


Father Omar Guanchez