St. John Nepomuk Church

Father James Statz, Pastor

25890 110th St. 

Lowry, MN  56349


Near Beautiful Lake Reno






Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time





"And I tell you, ask and you will receive;


seek and you will find;


knock and the door will be opened to you."



Luke 11:9













Daily Masses


 Monday:  9:00 a.m. at Reno


Tuesday:  9:00 a.m. at Reno


  Wednesday: No Mass


Thursday:  No Mass


 Friday: No Mass




Weekend Masses

      Saturday: 8:00 p.m. at Reno  

Sunday:   8:30 a.m. at Kensington


      10:30 a.m. at Reno




Before Mass or by Appointment



This Week's Readings

and Parish Assignments



July Ministry Schedule


Our Church History


Map with Directions to the Church


Faith Formation Schedule



No Daily Masses on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday This Week!

No Saturday Mass on August 6th.

Flowers:  Looking for donations of any fresh flowers to decorate the altar.

We have plenty of vases to use, or you can bring the flowers in your own vase

to display. Thank You!


Bazaar Updates:     Raffle sign up is in the back of church

                                         Job sign up is in back of church. Please sign up by July 17th

                                         Raffle tickets available before and after Mass every weekend or

                                         by contacting Marlena at 320-761-9515

                                         Raffle Prizes, get your Raffle Prizes to Marlena as soon as possible

                                         Bingo & Kids Game Prizes can be brought to church at any time. If

                                         you would prefer to donate cash instead, you are more than welcome

                                         to. Place it in an envelope and label what it is for. This can also be

                                         placed in the collection and we will get it to the right destination.

                                         Silent Auction Donations can be brought to church any time. Please

                                         label the minimum bid for these.

                                         Kolache Day, Thursday, August 11th

                                              1. Start Time:  8 a.m. or whenever you can make it.

                                              2. Please bring starter dough and large mixing bowls.

                                              3. If you cannot make it all day, please feel free to come for part of

                                                   the day. We typically are finished around 3:30 or 4:00 p.m., so feel

                                                   free to come in the afternoon and help clean up & pack kolaches,

                                                   If it works into your schedule.

                                              4. Potluck lunch (meat will be provided).

                                         Bazaar, Sunday, August 14th


Mass Intentions:  Mass intentions are needed. The suggested donation is $10.00 for each

                                        Mass. Mass Intention envelopes are in the back of church and can be

                                        Placed in the collection or by contacting the office.

Grant Received:  St. John Nepomuk is pleased to announce that $887.00 has been received from the Living the Promise Funds for Youth and Adult Faith Formation and facilitated by the Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Saint Cloud. The Catholic Foundation is a non-profit organization that acquires, manages, and distributes financial gifts and bequests in service to the Catholic community and parishes of the Diocese of Saint Cloud.


First Saturdays of the Month:  August 6th, September 3rd, October 1st

     7:15 p.m. Confessions & Meditation

     7:35 p.m. Rosary

     8:00 p.m. Mass

     We will have communion under both species on the First Saturdays. Please enter the church quietly on the First Saturdays in respect for those in prayers.


Spring Cleaning:  A Spring Cleaning List is in the back of church. Please consider taking time to do a few jobs. After a job is completed, please sign or date the list so it doesn't get done twice. You may start any time. There are still jobs remaining to be done.


Dates to Remember:

     Monday, August 1st:  Parish Council Meeting at 6:30 p.m. in Church             

     Thursday, August 11th:  Kolache Day

     Sunday, August 14th:  2016 Bazaar & Dinner


Prayer Book:  Please add some personal prayer intention to the Prayer Book. Take advantage of it... It's FREE and we are happy to pray for them whether you are able to attend or not.

Prayer Chain:  If you would be interested in participating in a prayer chain, please contact Marlena Hillemeier (320) 761-9515. Each member of the chain will pray in the will of God on behalf of the prayer request we receive. Requests can be a special intention or for an individual person. It is our hope that by praying for the needs of others we can spread God's love to everyone we pray for.            

Home Visits:  If anyone is interested in assisting Father with home visits for our parishioners that are not able to attend Mass, please contact Amber. We are trying to set up a visiting schedule and Father could use some help with directions and possibly bringing along some baked goods for the visits.

Reconciliation:  Reconciliation is offered a half hour before Mass or by appointment. Please step into the sacristy to inform Father you are ready if using the confessional!

Eucharistic Adoration:  Come receive the graces of Eucharistic Adoration

     Eucharistic Adoration is any prayer in front of the Blessed Sacrament (whether in front of a closed Tabernacle or in front of the exposed host in a monstrance.

      Wisdom, calmness, patience and joy are just a few of the many fruits that come from Adoration.

     Come read, pray a rosary, pray spontaneously, journal or just sit quietly in the Lord's presence.

     Adoration is available when the church is open - 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Sit near the Tabernacle in the front left side of the church. Even if you only have a few minutes, come adore!

     Every first Tuesday of the month, join us for 9:00 a.m. Mass when an additional time of prayer and Adoration will take place. Following Mass, the Rosary will be prayed and then there is time for Eucharistic Adoration. Feel free to add your own intentions that we will pray for during this time.

     "We cannot be messengers of God's consolation if we do not experience first the joy of being consoled and loved by Him... When we remain in prayerful silence in His presence, when we meet Him in the Eucharist this consoles us!"  Pope Francis


Questions?:  At any time if you have questions about our Catholic faith and teachings or questions as to why we do or don't do certain things, please ask. You can do this by calling or emailing. We can set up a time to ask Father directly.

Contact Amber:  Please contact Amber Green for Bulletin Announcements, Baptism, Marriage, and Funeral Arrangements. 

     Amber's Cell:  320-766-2953

     Church Office: 320-283-5273

     Email:   (NOTE:  This is not a link to the email address)

Pastor Visits:  If you, or anyone you know, would like a visit from Fr. Statz, please contact the office.


Preparation For Marriage:   If you are engaged and in need of Marriage Preparation, please contact the office to get these visits set up. This process takes time, so please get this started at least 6 months prior to the wedding date.
Retreats & Events:  Flyers for upcoming retreats and events will continue to be posted in the back of church. Please contact the office if you are ever in need of more information.


2016  St. John Nepomuk   Last Modified July 24,  2016