The Diocesan Council of Catholic Women will hold its 63rd Annual Fall Conference, titled “Instrument of God’s Mercy,” Saturday, Sept. 17, at St. Mary School, 320 5th Ave. SE in Melrose. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. Father Mitchell Bechtold will be the morning speaker, followed by Mass celebrated by Bishop Donald Kettler. The afternoon speaker […]
This year’s Act-oberfest variety show will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, at the Freeport Community Center in Freeport. In preparation for the event, the Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of St. Cloud requests that performers who would like to be included in the variety show “audition” by making a one-to-two-minute video and sending […]
The parish was founded in 1864 and now has 384 households. These questions were answered by parishioner Elissa Brenny, who was assisted by other parishioners. Q: What is the most interesting facet of your church building? A: We call our church “a cathedral in the country” — it is a rather large building. The present […]
“It is hard that those who are willing to sacrifice so much are so neglected spiritually,” Father Theis said. “I am very pleased that both Bishop Donald Kettler and Bishop Emeritus John Kinney support our men and women in uniform by offering the services of priests from the Diocese of St. Cloud.”
Father Vogel’s vocation story began in his home town of Wiesbaden, Germany, and was very much influenced by the events of World War II.
Bishop Donald Kettler will preside at two special Masses in September — the first for the feast of St. Cloud and the second to pray for world peace. The feast of St. Cloud will be celebrated at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, at St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud. Parish groups and individuals are invited […]
Father Tony Kroll and Lora Knafla of the St. Cloud Mission Office have designed a pilgrimage to remember Sister Adelaide Koetter and Mill Hill Missionary Father John Kaiser, two local martyrs from the St. Cloud Diocese. The pilgrimage will include prayer, Mass and learning.
Trappist Father Richard Gans will celebrate his 60th anniversary as a Trappist priest with a Mass of thanksgiving at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, at his hometown parish of St. Alexius in West Union. A coffee and doughnut gathering in the church basement will follow. Father Gans made his solemn vows as a Trappist monk […]
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Morris will host a special Mass for Healing at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15. Bishop Donald Kettler and the Fraternity of Priests will concelebrate Mass and offer the sacrament of anointing of the sick. All are welcome. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is at 4 p.m. The […]
The annual novena of rosaries preceding the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary begins 7 p.m. Aug. 7 at Assumption (Grasshopper) Chapel and continues daily — rain or shine — through Aug. 15. The novena each evening includes song, rosary, special prayer and petitions. The vigil Mass commemorating the Feast of the […]
On Friday, Aug. 5, the Melrose/Sauk Centre Deanery of the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women will host a tour of Year of Mercy chapels in the St. Cloud Diocese.
Hands Across the World is sponsoring a recreational community soccer tournament from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, at Wilson Park in St. Cloud. The event is open to everyone. Participants may register as individuals or as a team of seven players; individuals will be placed on a team on the day of the […]