By partnering with local agencies as service sites for the Franciscan Community Volunteers, young adults, usually ages 21-30, work in areas like homeless outreach, after-school youth programs and domestic abuse programs. They are committed to the three pillars of the program: meaningful service, intentional community living and Franciscan spirituality.
Kevin Powers, who has served as principal for the last four years at St. Margaret of Scotland School in Chicago, has been selected to be the superintendent of Catholic Community Schools.
Every year in March, Minnesota FoodShare conducts a campaign to restock food shelves throughout the state. The organization solicits donations from Minnesota corporations, pools those funds, and then challenges food shelves to collect as much food and as many funds as they can. The more they gather in locally during Minnesota FoodShare Month, the more […]
Daniel Coborn, the late owner/director and chairman of the board of Coborn’s, Inc., championed Catholic education in the St. Cloud Diocese, including at Cathedral School in St. Cloud, which he attended, and St. John’s University in Collegeville, where he graduated in 1952.
Holy Family School opened in the fall of 1886, closed in 1888 and opened again in 1890. Benedictine sisters staffed the school between 1890 and 1998. Holy Family School has 117 students in grades K-6 and 18 preschoolers who come from eight different parishes. There are nine classroom teachers in preschool through grade 6 and […]
Molly Weyrens of St. Cloud and Deacon James Schulzetenberg of Greenwald have recently joined the board of directors for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud. Weyrens is the faith formation director at Christ Our Light parishes in Zimmerman and Princeton. Deacon Schulzetenberg serves St. Mary of Mount Carmel Parish in Long Prairie and […]
The Joint Religious Legislative Coalition honored Kathy Langer Feb. 23 with its highest honor, the Lawrence D. Gibson Interfaith Social Justice Award. Langer is the director of the Office of Social Concerns for Catholic Charities of the Dioce
Three students from the Father Pierz School of Religion in Pierz read their prize-winning pro-life essays at the annual pro-life dinner of the Morrison County chapter of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life Jan. 29 in Little Falls. The chapter awarded equal prizes of $75 to each of the students. Kami Athman, a ninth-grader, advocated for […]
Two seminarians from the Diocese of St. Cloud, Scott Wilber Athey of St. Cloud and Richard Leo Aubol of Big Lake, were among 63 men installed as acolytes Feb. 26 at the Pontifical North American College in Rome by Bishop David Kagan of the Diocese of Bismarck, North Dakota. Becoming an acolyte is the second-to-last […]
Choosing a leader is not a quick process, but it is one of preparation, discernment and prayer to identify the gifts and areas of growth one sister can bring to the leadership role for the community.
By Brenda Kresky For The Visitor The fifth Encuentro is a four-year, national process that begins in parishes with five sessions. The themes for these five sessions, rooted in the Emmaus Scripture story, are: 1) Called to a Loving Encounter with Jesus, 2) With Words and Action: Do It! 3) Walking Together with Jesus, 4) […]
Fr. Ben Kociemba, director of the Marmion House, explains what this unique setting provides and where men can be growing together with other Christian men: praying together the Liturgy of the Hours, sharing two dinners together weekly, inviting other men from campus or work to join.
More than 1,000 Minnesota Catholics — including 73 from the Diocese of St. Cloud — came to St. Paul March 9 to deliver a heartfelt message to their elected representatives: “Catholic voices count!”