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.
The theme for this year’s Rural Life Celebration is “Caring for God’s Creation: Sharing in the Stewardship of God’s Country,” something the Joe and Toni Borgerding family have been working on for over 40 years.
As guests pull into the driveway of Adam and Leah Brix’s house just outside of Rockville on the first Friday of each month, they might think it looks like many other rural homes with its green acres, red outbuildings and kids running around. When the couple opens wide the doors of their large shed, however, […]
Doing anything from hilling potatoes to rabbit-proofing the gate to staking up pepper plants, to watering and weeding, about 200 volunteers from the Paynesville area are committed to their Food Shelf Garden on the outskirts of town. Last year, the garden — four-fifths of an acre in size — yielded 8,600 pounds of produce, which […]
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 […]
Franciscan Sister Mary Joel Bieniek will celebrate her 100th birthday with a private reception with her Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls community and family members Aug. 10. Bernice Clare Bieniek, daughter of the late Joseph and Agnes Bieniek, was born on Aug. 10, 1917, on a farm southeast of Holdingford. She entered the religious community […]
The Spiritual Care Department at the St. Cloud Hospital is seeking more volunteers to bring the Eucharist to patients in the hospital. “We provide the Eucharist daily to patients in the hospital, because the spiritual life is integral to the care of persons,” hospital chaplain Anita Fischer said. “These volunteers bring the Body of Christ, […]
An Ecclesia Domestica one-day men’s retreat begins with adoration and confession at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19, at Our Lady of the Lake Church, 407 Lake Ave. N., Battle Lake. The theme is “Spiritual Combat and Shield of Armor,” with Father Peter Anderl of the Fargo Diocese as the featured speaker. The day, which […]
A nine-day novena of rosaries, songs and prayers begins Monday, Aug. 7, at the Assumption (Grasshopper) Chapel in Cold Spring. The rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. each evening — rain or shine — through Monday, Aug. 14. On the Feast of the Assumption, Tuesday, Aug. 15, the rosary will begin at 6:30 p.m. […]
The Third Annual Bishop’s Charitable Golf Tournament, held June 19 at Territory Golf Club in St. Cloud, raised a total of $20,000 — up $from 15,500 in 2016. All proceeds from the tournament go to the Catholic Seminarian Education Fund to help with tuition and costs for the diocese’s 18 seminarians. Increasing the total were […]
Patrick Coffin will lead a “Recharge!” one-night parish mission at 6:15 p.m. Saturday, July 22, at St. Paul Church, 304 Sinclair Lewis Ave., Sauk Centre. The event begins at 3 p.m. with confession, followed by Mass at 4 p.m. and a parish chicken dinner at 5 p.m. (pay at the door for the meal). Coffin […]
This August, the Salvation Army in St. Cloud will be providing backpacks and school supplies for 1,400 children. The campaign for donations has already begun. “In 2017, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud will not be hosting a Back to School Supply Drive nor school supply distribution program,” said Steve Pareja, the agency’s […]