Members of mission groups from around the diocese gathered for the fifth annual Diocesan Mission Rally April 26 at St. Joseph Church in Clarissa.
Participants shared breakfast and lunch, celebrated Mass with Bishop Donald Kettler and listened to speakers.
The rally, titled “Share the Journey: The Faces behind Pope Francis’ Campaign,” was an opportunity to explore the changing face of mission in the diocese and hear from speakers. Ayan Omar, Gladys Gutiérrez and her mother, Maria Elena Gutiérrez, talked about the realities faced by refugees and immigrants in central Minnesota.
St. Cloud Mission Office staff also gave updates on their current needs and collected items such as quilts, dish towels and rosaries made by mission group members.