The Diocesan Pastoral Council met with Bishop Donald Kettler Nov. 4 at St. Mary of Mount Carmel in Long Prairie where he welcomed new members.
With her community present and with Bishop Donald Kettler as the main celebrant, Sister Mary Paul dedicated herself to God and to the Poor Clare community.
An estimated 400-500 people attended the historic joint worship service Nov. 5 at Our Lady of Victory in Fergus Falls. Titled “Lutherans and Catholics Together in Hope,” it was a blend of music, prayer, readings from Scripture, and reflections from both Lutheran Bishop Larry Wohlrabe and St. Cloud Bishop Donald Kettler.
Study sessions summarize the last 50 years of theological conversation between the ELCA and the Catholic Church.
As part of National Vocation Awareness Week Nov. 5-11, vocation directors from around the diocese organized a panel discussion in which the public was invited to ask questions about discerning vocations.
Seventeen-year-old Alaina Laing from St. Benedict Parish in Avon has taken ownership of her faith. While it continues to blossom, she said the roots have always been strong.
Through technology, connections both near and far made the experience what it was supposed to be — a year of learning, growing and stretching for Molly Minnerath, a short term Maryknoll missioner.
While in Minnesota Sept. 20 to Oct. 3, the 16 delegates from Homa Bay, Kenya — a sister diocese to St. Cloud — experienced everything from bowling and four-wheeling to raking leaves and square dancing to beautiful expressions of worship and prayer.
New Catholic Charities’ director of social concerns, Brian Jorgensen, is looking forward to orming relationships with those who are in need and with those who can help those in need.
Representatives from parish social justice teams around the diocese came together Oct. 14 at Seven Dolors Church in Albany to share stories and ideas about bringing communities together to focus on social concerns.