Chocolate chip cookies win a first place blue ribbon at the Stearns County Fair.
It is good to honor them together during the summer months that are marked by abundant hospitality to family members and neighbors in our homes and to vacationing worshipers in our churches.
Letters and journals are used to tell the story,“The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir,” which is set in a small village in England in the early days of World War II, when many of the men have left to join the war effort.
The Diocese of St. Cloud needs singers and instrumentalists to assist with the diocesan V Encuentro and Diocesan Ministry Day events, Sunday, Sept. 24 and Monday, Sept. 25, respectively. Both will be held at the River’s Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud. Rudolph Lopez, from OCP Publications, will be the clinician for the musicians, according […]
Assumption Parish was founded in 1892. It currently has about 400 households. The following responses were provided by a committee of parishioners and Father Aaron Nett. Q: What is the most interesting facet of your church building? A: In the original building are beautiful exposed wood beams and a high altar made of hand-carved oak […]
The Most Reverend Donald J. Kettler, Bishop of the Diocese of Saint Cloud, makes the following appointments in the Diocese of Saint Cloud effective July 1, 2017: Reverend Steven Binsfeld is reappointed as dean of the Alexandria/Morris Deanery for a three-year period ending June 30, 2020. Reverend Marvin Enneking is reappointed as dean of the […]
Sister Tamra Thomas and Sister Bridgette Powers professed their final vows at Sacred Heart Chapel of St. Benedict’s Monastery in St. Joseph July 11.
Father Ronald Schmelzer, 73, a retired priest of the Diocese of St. Cloud, died July 14 in Kentucky. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated July 20 at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Lexington, Kentucky, with Franciscan Bishop John Stowe of Lexington presiding. Burial followed at Calvary Cemetery there. Father Schmelzer had served […]
Hala Alyan, award-winning author of three poetry collections, has recently published “Salt Houses,” an elegant novel that follows several generations of a Palestinian family, set mainly in the Middle East.