St. Joseph's Church, Pierz, MN
St. Michael's Church, Buckman, MN
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Baptisms are held during the Masses if desired. In Pierz baptisms are at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday or
sometimes after the 4:30 p.m. Mass on Saturday. In Buckman, baptisms are after the 10:00 a.m.
Mass on Sunday. In Pierz, contact Fr. Ken Popp, in Buckman, Deacon Guy Beck. Instructions are
required for the first child and membership in the parish is needed to have a child baptized.
Confirmation: is held annually in late winter or spring of the year. Confirmation is held for those in
the 11th grade. Contact Fr. Pierz School of Religion, 468-2640 for more information.
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults is held each year aiming at reception into the church at the
Easter Vigil. Please contact Deacon Guy Beck, 468-2316.
FIRST COMMUNION AND FIRST RECONCILIATION:
These are held annually for boys and girls in the second grade. Please contact Fr. Pierz School of
SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE:
Membership in one of the parishes is required as well as a six month period of preparation including
taking the marriage course and the FOCCUS INVENTORY. Contact Fr. Ken Popp, 468-6033 for
.SACRAMENT OF THE SICK:
The Sacrament is given quarterly in the parishes or when requested. Contact Fr. Ken Popp
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION (CONFESSION):
Buckman: Thursday morning before the 8:00 a.m. Mass
Pierz: Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. or by appointment
Special schedule before Christmas and Easter
Parishes' Mass schedule for most weekends:
|Saturday Afternoon Mass at Pierz, 4:30|
|Sunday Morning Early Mass at Pierz, 8:00|
|Sunday Morning Mass at Buckman, 10:00|
Daily Mass schedule for most weekdays:
St. Joseph's: 8:00 A.M.Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
Villa: 9:30 A.M. Monday through Friday
St. Michael's 8:00 Wednesday A.M. 8:00 Thursday A.M. , 8:30 Friday A.M.
Our Mission Statements
St. Joseph's Parish is a Catholic, Christian community built from hard work and a strong
heritage of deep faith in God. Guided by the Holy Spirit, we welcome all people as children
of God and seek to love and serve the Christ in one another. By worshiping and praying
together, by celebrating the sacraments and by providing quality education for all, we hope
to grow in faith so that we can fulfill our call to follow Jesus.
St. Michael's Parish is a community of faith with deep roots of Catholic heritage and rural
living. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and belief in the power of prayer, we strive to
better our community and to educate adults and children alike in the Christian faith. We
worship joyfully and bear witness to the Good News of Jesus Christ.