Sara Kigin finished in first place in the 100-meter freestyle, fourth in the 200-meter freestyle, fifth in the 400-meter freestyle and second in the 4×25 relay.
Sara Kigin, 32, is one of four women and four men who will represent Team Minnesota in the swimming competition at the Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle July 1-6.
Cathy Bahmer, member of St. Mary Parish in Little Falls, has been named this year’s recipient of the Humanae Vitae Award. This year is especially significant as it is the 50th anniversary of the document, which was released in 1968 and explains the Catholic Church’s teaching about human life, married love, responsible parenthood and natural family planning. Pope Paul VI will be canonized in October in Rome along with martyr Oscar Romero.
A lot can happen when 16 young men in grades seven through 12 board a bus to tour churches around the diocese as part of a vocation camp experience.
The pews were packed, the aisles filled with children and the walls lined with people who stood for more than an hour at All Saints-St. Mary Church in Holdingford June 6 to listen to Father Carlos Martins tell dramatic stories of great miracles, inspiring conversions and chilling tales of the lives of the saints.
Bishop Donald Kettler presented them with certificates during a ceremony at St. Boniface Church in Cold Spring.
In a gymnasium packed with all her fellow students at All Saints Academy in St. Cloud, third-grader Raegan Lieser was presented May 29 with a framed print of the winning artwork she entered in the Knights of Columbus, “Keep Christ in Christmas” poster contest.
El espíritu enérgico de las más de 200 personas que se reunieron en Alexandria el 13 y 14 de Abril para el V Encuentro Regional capturó el corazón del obispo de St. Cloud, Donald Kettler: “El evento fue uno de los más destacados del año para él”, dijo durante una presentación en la reunión.
Seven Catholic adults from around the Diocese of St. Cloud will be confirmed by Bishop Donald Kettler during the 5 p.m. Mass May 19, the vigil of Pentecost, at St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud.
Kendra Sobania began playing the violin when she was just 5 years old. Her mother, Monique Sobania, encouraged her daughter to take lessons at the St. Francis Music Center in Little Falls, a ministry sponsored by the Franciscan sisters. Now she will perform a benefit concert for the center June 3 in Little Falls.