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 […]
“College and heaven are two dreams we have for our students,” said Father Ron Nuzzi at the Breakfast with the Bishop May 4 at the College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph. “The former doesn’t matter if we haven’t worked toward the latter.” Father Nuzzi is the senior director of the Alliance for Catholic Education’s RISE […]
Two listening sessions previously scheduled for February following a recent allegation of past sexual misconduct involving Father Antonio Marfori have been rescheduled for later this month. The previous sessions were canceled due to inclement weather. They have been rescheduled for the following times: • 6 p.m., Thursday, April 21, for St. Paul Church in Sauk […]
St. Cloud Bishop Donald Kettler and Bishop Emeritus John Kinney released statements today following the announcement March 24 that Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Bernard Hebda, 56, as archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Archbishop Hebda has served as apostolic administrator of the archdiocese since June 2015 and as coadjutor archbishop of Newark since 2013. […]