When you catch sisters Nikki and Tricia Walz together, it’s not hard to notice the family resemblance — their wide welcoming smiles, their long golden tresses and their happy laughs. But what people often notice is “more than just a pretty face.”
A juvenile was charged with arson in the first degree for the fire that damaged St. Mary Church in Melrose in March 2016, according to a news release June 20 from the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office.
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.
In “Amoris Laetitia,” Pope Francis teaches that the sacrament of marriage is not merely a “thing” or an impersonal power. It is an encounter with the person of Jesus who strengthens, heals and walks with the couple in their life together (No. 73).
Over the course of 2,000 years, the church has canonized myriad bishops, priests and deacons, but what is common to all of them is their path to holiness was marked by a unique sacrament: holy orders.
Some key observations Kresky has made involve taking a deeper look at lay leadership in the diocese.
Through a “Why Catholic” study group in their parish, St. Joseph in Pierz, Michelle and Jamie Litke have seen their faith increase as well as their commitment to their family and their community.
Anointing a sick person with the oil of healing and peace petitions God to strengthen, comfort, encourage and even heal the person.
About 450 people gathered Feb. 11 at Melrose High School to see a proposal for a new church in Melrose.