Many attended one of several informational forums taking place at parishes around the diocese intended to educate and inform Mexican citizens of their civil and human rights.
Benedictine Sister Delores Dufner will receive the Christus Rex award from Valparaiso University’s Institute of Liturgical Studies at their annual conference April 24-26 in Valparaiso, Indiana.
The USCCB’s assistant director of the Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church, Alejandro Aguilera-Titus, will speak on the theme “Building Intercultural Competence for Ministers” at Leadership Day April 27 in St. Joseph. The day is designed for both lay and ordained ministry leaders from around the Diocese of St. Cloud.
Catechist, Jeff Mo prepared Daniel Stellmach as he went through the RCIA process. He provided support, answering questions and challenged himself to know his faith more deeply.
The 12-hour event, in its second year in the Diocese of St. Cloud, is similar to “24 Hours for the Lord,” an event held by Pope Francis in Rome to help every person experience the power of God’s love and mercy through the sacrament of reconciliation.
By partnering with local agencies as service sites for the Franciscan Community Volunteers, young adults, usually ages 21-30, work in areas like homeless outreach, after-school youth programs and domestic abuse programs. They are committed to the three pillars of the program: meaningful service, intentional community living and Franciscan spirituality.
Choosing a leader is not a quick process, but it is one of preparation, discernment and prayer to identify the gifts and areas of growth one sister can bring to the leadership role for the community.
Fr. Ben Kociemba, director of the Marmion House, explains what this unique setting provides and where men can be growing together with other Christian men: praying together the Liturgy of the Hours, sharing two dinners together weekly, inviting other men from campus or work to join.
With a a steering committee formed to help gather information, work with the insurance company and general contractors and report their findings, the community is moving forward one year later.