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.
Sara Kigin finished in first place in the 100-meter freestyle, fourth in the 200-meter freestyle, fifth in the 400-meter freestyle and second in the 4×25 relay.
Sara Kigin, 32, is one of four women and four men who will represent Team Minnesota in the swimming competition at the Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle July 1-6.
Cathy Bahmer, member of St. Mary Parish in Little Falls, has been named this year’s recipient of the Humanae Vitae Award. This year is especially significant as it is the 50th anniversary of the document, which was released in 1968 and explains the Catholic Church’s teaching about human life, married love, responsible parenthood and natural family planning. Pope Paul VI will be canonized in October in Rome along with martyr Oscar Romero.
A lot can happen when 16 young men in grades seven through 12 board a bus to tour churches around the diocese as part of a vocation camp experience.
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.
The Visitor has received six awards from the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada announced June 15 at the 2018 Catholic Media Conference in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
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.