Chalice made from the wood of a refugee boat from Lamedusa was shown by Holy Cross Father Daniel Groody as he spoke of the tensions in the topic of immigration, human rights, civil law and natural law, and national security and human security to the U.S. Bishops June 14.
Bishop Kettler is the third person in the Central Minnesota to be awarded the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award from the Central Minnesota Council and the Boy Scouts of America and he will be honored June 24.
Based on recommendations from the Diocesan Building Commission, St. Mary Parish in Melrose has hired a liturgical design consultant to assist the parish community in taking the next step forward in rebuilding the church.
Kevin Powers, who has served as principal for the last four years at St. Margaret of Scotland School in Chicago, has been selected to be the superintendent of Catholic Community Schools.
The healing service, which drew about 40 people, included representatives from each of four local religious communities including the Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls, the Crosier Fathers and Brothers of Onamia, St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville and St. Benedict’s Monastery in St. Joseph.
We are nearing the end of the Advent season, a time of waiting and preparing for the coming of Christ as a baby in the manger at Bethlehem and also for his second coming at the end of time.
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 […]
Twenty-seven community members walked solemnly down the center aisle of the church, placing a candle in the sanctuary to mark each year the Wetterlings waited for their son to come home.
“Our faith teaches us that black lives matter, police officers’ lives matter — every life matters, because every human life is sacred,” the bishop said in a July 8 statement.
I have wondered, “What can I do — what can we do — as a Catholic community in central Minnesota to honor the memory of the victims and to be instruments of mercy and peace in our world?”
Jackson will be inducted June 15 into the Order of St. Gregory the Great, a papal knighthood granted for outstanding service to the Catholic Church.
Bishop Donald Kettler will preside at a “Blue Mass” to honor all first responders and emergency services personnel in the Diocese of St. Cloud at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 19 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud. A light reception will follow. All are welcome to attend. Invitations have been sent to first responders around […]