Dear Parishioners and Visitors,

It is my pleasure to welcome you to our Parish Website.  St. Alphonsus Catholic Church is staffed by Redemptorist priests and brothers of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer ministering in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, MN.

I am privileged to witness the various ministries, organizations and pastoral outreach programs at St. Alphonsus Parish Community.  Our Parish is a vibrant, culturally diverse Spirit-filled community with activities and programs for all ages, from the smallest of children to those who have advanced in years.  Each person is gifted by God.  

Therefore, everyone is welcome.  People of every race, language and way of life equally belong to this faith community.  All have an important part to play in helping to build God’s Kingdom in our midst.

Hundreds of people participate in our varied ministries, programs and various organizations.  There is a place for everyone at St. Alphonsus.  We have an active parish life and we endeavor to foster a good family atmosphere.  Our ministries continue to thrive and encourage others to join them in their efforts in serving God.  Our liturgical, praise and worship, adult education, pastoral care, faith formation, youth and young adult ministries all reflect our unique cultural diversity.  And, our pastoral outreach programs to the poor and the most abandoned demonstrate our dedication to making a difference in a broken world.

I welcome you to please contemplate where your place may be within our community. There are so many ways in which we can serve God as his faithful stewards.  It is my hope and prayer that you will discern where you can make a difference in the Church and in the world, today.

Yours in the Redeemer,

Rev. Donald Berry Willard, Jr., C.Ss.R,
Pastor