About five years ago, people in the neighboring communities of Staples and Motley wanted to address the many faces of poverty they were noticing in their areas. A group of interested townspeople met to discuss what their first steps should be.
A Christian-Muslim dialogue event was held Sept. 22 in Heritage Hall at St. Joseph Church in St. Joseph. The hall was filled to capacity as members of the community came together to “help everyone realize and understand the benefits as well as the challenges that are involved in developing neighborly relationships with one another.” The […]
The social ministry committee of St. Boniface Parish in Cold Spring will host a series of four sessions focusing on unity and solidarity in October. “This event is one of the ways our parish community of Anglo and Hispanic cultures can continue to grow closer in unity and solidarity,” said Sherry Braegelmann, pastoral leader for […]
In St. Cloud, the 40 Days for Life campaign will be from Wednesday, Sept. 28, through Sunday, Nov. 6, at the Planned Parenthood facility on East St. Germain Street in St. Cloud. To sign up for an hour of peaceful prayer and vigil at the site, weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., visit 40daysforlife.com […]
Two religious orders are hosting days of discernment. • The Poor Clare Sisters welcome Catholic “20-something” women to a “Discernment of Spirits” one-day retreat Saturday, Oct. 8, at St. Clare’s Monastery at 421 S. 4th St. in Sauk Rapids. The sisters are collaborating with the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity of Manitowoc, Wisconsin. The retreat, […]
Cathedral High School’s senior campus ministers greeted families, students, faculty, staff and community members the evening of Sept. 20 in front of the school’s main entrance in St. Cloud, as they gathered to pray together for the International Day of Peace. The candlelight service, which included Scripture, petitions, reflection and prayer, opened and closed with […]
Christian and Muslim faith and community leaders including through press conferences held Sept. 18 at Lake George in St. Cloud and Sept. 19 at St. Cloud City Hall. During the press conference Sept. 19, area faith leaders gathered and introduced the social media hashtag: #StCloudTogether.
One day after a knife-wielding man injured nine people at Crossroads Center mall in Waite Park, Bishop Donald Kettler called for prayers for those impacted by the violence. “Please join me in praying for the victims of last night’s mall attack, for our first responders & for peace and unity in our community,” the bishop […]
The Diocese of St. Cloud’s website includes a page devoted to “faithful citizenship,” including bulletin inserts in English and Spanish from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, articles on election issues and how to form your conscience to vote, a “Question of the Week” section and other resources. Visit: http://stcdio.org/faithful-citizenship-2016.
The Catholic Campaign for Human Development collection will take place the weekend of Sept. 17 and 18 in the St. Cloud Diocese. CCHD is the domestic anti-poverty program of the U.S. Catholic bishops. Its mission is to break the cycle of poverty by helping low-income people participate in decisions that affect their lives, families and […]
Persons who are suffering from a loss of a significant person through death, divorce or separation are invited to a Beginning Experience weekend of healing from Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at Luther Crest Camp, 8231 Co. Rd 11 NE, Alexandria. A Young People’s Beginning Experience (for ages 12 and older) will take place that same weekend […]
All health care professionals, physicians and medical personnel are invited to a Mass at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, celebrated by Bishop Donald Kettler at the Sacred Heart Chapel, St. Benedict’s Monastery in St. Joseph. During the Mass, Bishop Kettler will offer a special blessing for the hands of health workers, because hands symbolize the […]
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faith formation director, Shirley Scapanski, will receive certification as lay ecclesial minister.
The third annual Diocesan Partnership Barn Dance will be held at the Mark and Carla Hoelscher farm in Browerville. (23942–370th St.) from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. This event begins with liturgy with Bishop Donald Kettler at 4:30 p.m. A picnic dinner follows. There also will be kids activities, a silent auction, music, dancing, bonfire […]