More than 30 foster children passed through the doors of Kathy and Tim Jones’ home in Clear Lake over the 10 years they served as licensed foster care providers. Although many have come and gone, each of them left an impression on their hearts.
Seven Catholic adults from around the Diocese of St. Cloud will be confirmed by Bishop Donald Kettler during the 5 p.m. Mass May 19, the vigil of Pentecost, at St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud.
Kendra Sobania began playing the violin when she was just 5 years old. Her mother, Monique Sobania, encouraged her daughter to take lessons at the St. Francis Music Center in Little Falls, a ministry sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls. She received instruction there for nearly a dozen years.
Every year, The Visitor contacts a sampling of parishes with graduating seniors in the Diocese of St. Cloud, as well as Cathedral High School and St. John’s Preparatory School, and asks them to nominate students to profile in our Salute to Grads section. The students who were nominated are featured here.
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the death of Venerable Bishop Frederic Baraga, a 19th-century Slovenian missionary who served in the vast Michigan Territory to help build up the Catholic Church in America.
Thomas Burnford, president and CEO of the National Catholic Educational Association, spoke May 3 at the Breakfast with the Bishop fundraiser held at the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph. The annual event raises funds for the Catholic Schools Student Scholarship Fund, an endowed fund of the Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of St. Cloud that assists Catholic school students in grades one through eight.
Brother Seraphim Wirth was ordained a transitional deacon for his community, the Franciscan Brothers of Peace May 12 at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis.
Two churches in the St. Cloud Diocese will host “Exposition of Sacred Relics — Treasures of the Church” presented by Companions of the Cross Father Carlos Martins.
Members of mission groups from around the diocese gathered for the fifth annual Diocesan Mission Rally April 26 at St. Joseph Church in Clarissa.
Chantelle Frie strives to live her life and her faith without fear. Whenever something needs to be done in her parish of St. Mary’s in Upsala, she isn’t afraid to step up and give it a try, something she said is an inspiration from her favorite saint, St. Teresa of Calcutta.
The moms’ group at St. Boniface Parish in Cold Spring decided to make Mother’s Day about helping other mothers this year.