The Rural Life Development Initiative is a three-phase system that provides social ministry education and training to rural parishes and communities.
A series of three meetings for priests across the diocese was held this summer to discuss the future of the 131 parishes within the boundaries of the St. Cloud Diocese. And now the bishop is looking for input from the laity.
Students gather with Bishop Kettler to ask questions and give input for the 2018 Synod on Young People, Faith and Vocational Discernment.
Bishop Caggiano to shed some light on his work with youth and young adults and discuss the opportunities and challenges ahead.
American Heritage Girls in grades K-12 earn badges and participate in programming that focuses on six areas: life skills, leadership, teamwork, and character, social and spiritual development.
The Visitor’s Youth and Young adult awards will recognize 12 individuals or married couples — one each month starting in September — who are enthusiastic about their Catholic faith and set a good example for their peers.
Catholics across the country are preparing for the V Encuentro (“fifth encounter”), a national process of discerning ways in which the church in the United States can better respond to the growing Hispanic/Latino presence.
Many of the missioners — whether short-term or long-term — are willing and able to continue to minister to, and with, the Hispanic/Latino communities in the St. Cloud Diocese by celebrating Masses, performing the sacraments and providing pastoral ministry.
When longtime parishioner Gail Schlicht, a retired nurse, learned that the pews salvaged after the fire that tore through the church March 11, 2016, were not going to be reused in the renovation, she was eager to see if she could get some of the rescued wood on her lathe.
The theme for this year’s Rural Life Celebration is “Caring for God’s Creation: Sharing in the Stewardship of God’s Country,” something the Joe and Toni Borgerding family have been working on for over 40 years.