The goal of Project H.E.A.L. — which stands for “health, education, access, link” — is to overcome the barriers to health care for the under-served population of Central Minnesota.
Bishop Donald Kettler will ordain two new priests at 10:30 a.m. June 18 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud: Deacon Matthew Langager of Alexandria and Deacon Doug Liebsch of Long Prairie.
A prayer service has been planned for June 16 at Christ Church Newman Center in St. Cloud to honor the memory of Earl H. Potter III, the president of St. Cloud State University, who died in a tragic car accident June 13. The service, which begins at noon, will include prayer, Scripture and song. People […]
The doors opened June 13 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Parish leaders were on site all day to answer questions and welcome visitors.
Michael Stalboerger joined Birthline Inc. of St. Cloud May 16 as its new executive director. The Christian-based organization provides education, mentoring, support services and referrals to those affected by an unintended or crisis pregnancy. Family is what drives Stalboerger, who lives in Cold Spring with his wife, Mandy, and their two children Noah, 6, and […]
On June 4, Bishop Donald Kettler will ordain two permanent deacons, Hans Michael Froslee and Christopher Goenner, and one transitional deacon, seminarian Derek Wiechmann at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud. The public is invited to attend. These three men had very different paths to their vocation but similar goals: to embody […]
Representatives from Holy Cross Parish in Butler traveled May 17 to Melrose to meet with Father Marvin Enneking, pastor of St. Mary Parish in Melrose. After hearing about the fire that St. Mary’s experienced March 11, the Holy Cross parish community wanted to deliver messages of hope, compassion and solidarity, especially since they know what […]
When Louise May saw a picture of Pope Francis opening the Holy Door of Mercy at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, she said she heard “a whisper of the Holy Spirit.” May, who teaches art at St. Mary Help of Christians School in St. Augusta, decided to work with the sixth-grade students to create a […]
Relics of St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher, two 16th-century martyrs who exemplified courage and conviction in the face of persecution, are coming to St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud June 27 as part of the “Strength of the Saints” relic tour. Bishop Donald Kettler will celebrate a holy hour at the cathedral starting […]
One of Irene Linn’s favorite things to do was to go for a drive in her car. Whether it was a quick jaunt into town or an outing through the countryside, her little dog Hunter rode alongside her wherever she went. But in 2008, when Linn was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia — a fast-moving, rare […]
Cullin Egge wants to be an inspirational voice in the world — and the St. John’s Preparatory School sophomore is well on his way. When he heard from one of his instructors about a video contest giving students a chance to become philanthropists, he took the idea and ran with it. The contest’s sponsor is […]
Ellie Vanasse, a senior at the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, imagines herself looking out over a sea of 2 million young people immersed in prayer at World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland, this July — a trip she and three other leaders from St. Ben’s and St. John’s University in Collegeville have […]
The Diocesan Pastoral Council discussed how to help parishes in the diocese engage in Life and Dignity Sunday, set for the weekend of Oct. 22-23. Parishioners will be encouraged to register that weekend for the Catholic Advocacy Network, an online resource that informs Minnesota Catholics about the responsibilities of faithful citizenship, while also providing them […]
Prep school students send encouraging notes, prayers to First Nation youth following suicides Just about two weeks ago, School Sister of Notre Dame Bridget Waldorf heard about a rash of more than 100 suicide attempts that wracked a rural area of Ontario, Canada, in a First Nation community called Attawapiskat. When she learned the youth […]