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St. Mary Catholic Church


St. Mary Catholic Church — A diverse, small-town parish working toward unity

Meet Fr. Jim and Peggy.

One a pastor, the other a music director, they both serve a rural community in Worthington, Minnesota. People come to work in the area’s farming and meat packing industry. Music plays an important role in the immigrant communities’ cultures here, and has been a crucial stepping stone toward creating multilingual liturgies at the church.

A decade ago, the parish was fractured — Hispanics and Anglos worshiping separately. Through pastoral leadership, charitable service and carefully selected liturgical music from Breaking Bread and Spirit & Song, Fr. Jim and Peggy have brought the community together.  They envision a day when the parish no longer celebrates separate Spanish Masses and English Masses, but one Mass for everyone.

Discover how St. Mary’s community has found unity through the music in OCP missals.


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