As Bishop Donald Kettler celebrates the “Blue Mass” Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud, he wants to recognize the work of all who serve as first responders.
Australian native Jonathan Doyle stood before a crowd of about 350 Catholic educators from across the Diocese of St. Cloud Aug. 20 at St. John’s University in Collegeville, challenging them to “be great.”
The people of St. Elizabeth Church in Brennyville recognized one of their parishioners, Emil Broda, July 8 with a retirement celebration for his almost two decades of service.
Thirty-nine pilgrims from the parish of Polhov Gradec near the capital city of Ljubljana, Slovenia, traveled to the United States to follow in the footsteps of their Slovenian ancestors, including Father Francis Xavier Pierz, former St. Cloud Bishop James Trobec and Bishop Frederic Baraga, all Slovenian missionaries to the United States.
The Stumpfs and their family, who will be wearing coordinating blue shirts at the event, have planned a variety of activities. The day begins with Mass at 11 a.m. with Bishop Donald Kettler, followed by a speaker, Michelle Litke, who is a teacher at Holy Trinity School in Pierz and a cancer survivor.
Kari Hoeft is a woman with a mission: to share a message of authentic love and life with young people through a missionary experience called The Culture Project.
The Diocese of St. Cloud has created a new position to help form parish leaders. The new role, titled associate director of lay leadership, is part of the office of Catholic Education Ministries.
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.
When you catch sisters Nikki and Tricia Walz together, it’s not hard to notice the family resemblance — their wide welcoming smiles, their long golden tresses and their happy laughs. But what people often notice is “more than just a pretty face.”
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.
Four men in the Diocese of St. Cloud are preparing for ordination June 16 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud. Three of the four will be ordained transitional deacons: seminarians Rick Aubol, Mark Botzet and Gregory Sauer. Dean Pawlowski will be ordained a permanent deacon.
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.