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St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Carver, MN


  • St. Nicholas is hosting bingo at River City Days July 28. We need volunteers to help sell sheets, verify bingo and distribute payouts. Help is needed 3:00 - 5:00 PM. Click here for info and signup.
  • We are in the planning stages for the 2018 Fall Festival. This year it is on Sept 8-9. Please see the page for ways you can help.
  • The Steamer 5K run is set for September 8. See the link for details, registration forms and donor information.
  • Thanks so much to the volunteers who came to help with the grounds cleanup. We appreciate your help!
  • The Friends of St. Nicholas are hard at work getting the prayer garden ready for the summer season. You can still purchase a brick or sponsor a station.
  • 5/11/18 Letter from the Archdiocese regarding Father Thomas. Spanish version.
  • Update on new mass times beginning May 20: The English Sunday morning mass time has been changed to 9:15 AM. See the April 29 bulletin for additional details.
  • We are now offering drop in Sunday School. See link for more details.
  • Please continue to bring us your aluminum cans and drop them in the receptacle in the parking lot.   Be sure to check out the new stairs which make it easier for you to make your donation.
  • Follow this link for more information on the 2018 Annual Catholic Appeal

Feast of Corpus Christi

June 2, 2018

Corpus Christi!  This weekend we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, also known by its Latin name Corpus Christi.  The feast day celebrates the real presence of Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist—Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity.  We celebrate Corpus Christi on the Sunday following the Holy Trinity.  A nun, St. Juliana of Mont Cornillon from Belgium, had a great veneration for the Blessed Sacrament and always longed for a special feast in its honor.  She had a vision of the Church under the appearance of the full moon having one dark spot, which signified the absence of such a solemnity.  In 1263, a German priest, Fr. Peter of Prague, made a pilgrimage to Rome.  He was struggling with the current debate at that time surrounding doubts about the Body and Blood of Christ being actually present in the consecrated bread and wine.  As Fr. Peter said the prayer of consecration during one Mass, blood started seeping from the consecrated host and onto the altar and corporal.  This Eucharistic Miracle confirmed the visions given to St. Juliana and helped further her cause to establish a liturgical feast for the Holy Eucharist, which she was very passionate about.  Soon after her death, Pope Urban instituted Corpus Christi for the Universal Church and celebrated it for the first time in Orvieto in 1264, a year after the Eucharistic Miracle in Bolsena.