Seven Catholic adults from around the Diocese of St. Cloud will be confirmed by Bishop Donald Kettler during the 5 p.m. Mass May 19, the vigil of Pentecost, at St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud.
110 participants from 18 states were drawn together through concerns about “what’s happening around agriculture and family farms, what’s happening in our rural communities and our rural life, concerns about food security and how we’re going to feed the world in the future, while caring at the same time for our environment,” Catholic Rural Life executive director James Ennis said.
The Diocese of St. Cloud celebrated Catholic Schools Week by holding Masses at two locations simultaneously Jan. 31. Two thousand students and teachers from the St. Cloud area Catholic Community Schools gathered at Cathedral High School, while 600 were on hand at St. John’s Abbey Church in Collegeville.
About 430 men from around the diocese gathered for the 21st annual Catholic Men’s Conference Feb. 3 at St. John’s University in Collegeville.
Catholics across the country are preparing for the V Encuentro (“fifth encounter”), a national process of discerning ways in which the church in the United States can better respond to the growing Hispanic/Latino presence.
Catholic Charities has announced that St. Cloud Children’s Home will expand its day services to benefit more kids needing help with mental health issues. Catholic Charities announced March 2 that the facility will transition from a residential-based model to a day services model beginning immediately, citing a change in the type of services needed. […]
Cathedral High School’s senior campus ministers greeted families, students, faculty, staff and community members the evening of Sept. 20 in front of the school’s main entrance in St. Cloud, as they gathered to pray together for the International Day of Peace. The candlelight service, which included Scripture, petitions, reflection and prayer, opened and closed with […]
Q: I think more people would celebrate the feast of St. Cloud, our diocesan patron, on Sept. 7, if they knew more about him. Can you please give us something about his life? A: To celebrate St. Cloud is to celebrate the meaning of “vocation.” What makes a vocation to consecrated life or ordained ministry […]
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. […]
Loecken became part of the Family Life Bureau Dec. 1, 1974. That was the beginning of 42 years with the office, which has had three name changes over the years.
“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 […]