For the gate is small and the way is narrow, Matthew said in his Gospel. Admonishing the sinner is a spiritual work of mercy meant to be a gentle way of helping a person correct wrong choices or behavior. That person, in turn, can then choose to make amends for what they have done and help others not to make the same mistakes they made.
Worshippers gathered at St. Mary’s Cathedral Sept. 7 to celebrate the Feast of St. Cloud. Bishop Donald Kettler presided at the Mass, which was followed by an opportunity to venerate relics of St. Cloud. The event concluded with an ice cream social.
A Mass for Peace and Justice will be celebrated at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at St. Augustine Church, 442 2nd St. SE, in St. Cloud. In light of recent incidents of violence and racial tension in communities across the United States, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has asked every diocese to observe a […]
Agnes Imdieke woke up the morning of Sept. 3 in her apartment on the outskirts of Albany and got ready for the day. As she did every day, she lit a candle and said a prayer for the safe return of Jacob Wetterling.
“While there is still a need for these services, there are many other organizations who provide these services, and provide them with the same philosophies that we have,” said Steve Bresnahan, executive director.
Just before the business she sewed for closed its doors almost 10 years ago, Janine Bertram’s boss asked her if she could use the store’s leftover fabric. She had no idea how much there was but knew she could put it to good use and accepted the offer. Five pickup truck loads later, she filled […]
When Butch Mueller was a child, his father kept Maryknoll magazines around the house not only to instill in his children a sense of mission, but also to remind them of those in need around the world. “Whenever we complained about something, he’d pull out the magazines and show us the children in other parts […]
More than 900 people visited the Mark and Shelley Czech farm in rural Gilman Aug. 21 for the annual Rural Life Celebration. The event — which included outdoor Mass with Bishop Donald Kettler, lunch, farm tours and live music — was hosted by Sts. Peter and Paul, Gilman; St. Elizabeth, Brennyville, and St. Joseph, Morrill. […]
Catholics from around the diocese, including Bishop Donald Kettler, traveled by bus to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse, Wisconsin, Aug. 20. The group toured the Shrine Church and the grounds before attending a Mass that Bishop Kettler concelebrated with a priest of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate, who care […]
The smell of freshly sharpened pencils wafts through school hallways across the diocese as administrators, teachers and staff prepare to welcome students. Soon they’ll be met with eager faces anticipating all things new — friends, knowledge, opportunities, even new teachers and administrators. “We are always excited to start a new school year,” said Linda Kaiser, […]
Family, friends and community members flooded the parking lot at St. Anthony Church in Watkins Aug. 23 to remember the short life of 5-year-old Alayna Ertl at a candlelight vigil. Supporters carried candles, lighted paper luminaries in the symbol of a cross and lined the back of a flatbed truck with colorful votives. Balloons in […]
To support the leadership of the United States, Catholic groups are uniting to pray the rosary at 12:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at St. Joseph Church in Pierz. Bishop Donald Kettler will join in prayer with the Hearts of Faith, local Christian Women groups, Legion and Auxiliary, Knights of Columbus and the students of Holy […]
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 […]