The 12th annual Green Fair Folk Festival will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, outdoors at St. Francis Convent. This community celebration showcasing environmentally friendly ideas is free and open to the public.
Newly ordained Crosier Father Alex Juguilon will celebrate a first Mass at the National Shrine of St. Odilia in Onamia on July 22.
Members of the diocesan Presbyteral Council heard reports about a new initiative for regional ministry gatherings, the diocese’s pastoral planning process and the deacon formation program at their meeting June 26 at the Chancery in St. Cloud.
St. Mary Parish in Little Falls celebrated its 150th anniversary June 24. The celebration included Mass with Bishop Donald Kettler, a pork chop dinner, games for kids, a bean bag tournament and live music.
Congregation of Holy Cross Father William Lies, vice president for mission engagement and church affairs at the University of Notre Dame, was elected June 14 the provincial superior of the Congregation of Holy Cross, United States Province of Priests and Brothers, by the Provincial Chapter at its meeting in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
The transfer of leadership for the Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls occurred June 10 at St. Francis Convent with Crosier Father Kermit Holl presiding to Sister Carol Schmitt.
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, On World Refugee Day June 20, Pope Francis sent two messages via Twitter on which we should all reflect: He said, “We encounter Jesus in those who are poor, rejected, or refugees. Do not let fear get in the way of welcoming our neighbor in need.” Later, he added: […]
Summer is a busy time of comings and goings, which may be why I didn’t receive a question for this column. So in the spirit of summer travel and activities I offer you some timely prayers.
Just last year, the church celebrated the 50th anniversary of the renewal of the diaconate as a permanent ordained ministry of the Catholic Church. Following the Second Vatican Council, Pope Paul VI re-established the permanent diaconate in 1967.
Many men today are redefining what it means to father. They are intimately involved in the raising of children and the responsibilities of family life, navigating the competing demands of work and home with love.