The priests of the Diocese of St. Cloud support having another diocesan-wide Festival of Forgiveness next year, although they may consider making changes to the format, according to members of the Presbyteral Council who met March 20 in St. Cloud.
For the third consecutive year, the Diocese of St. Cloud will celebrate a “Festival of Forgiveness” at various locations across the diocese giving thousands of people the opportunity to receive the sacrament of reconciliation.
A task force comprised of principals, pastors and Catholic school parents will be appointed to explore possible changes to the current interparish subsidy policy for Catholic schools in the Diocese of St. Cloud. The diocesan Presbyteral Council supported the formation of the task force after discussing the current interparish subsidy policy and a new proposal […]
The 12-hour event, in its second year in the Diocese of St. Cloud, is similar to “24 Hours for the Lord,” an event held by Pope Francis in Rome to help every person experience the power of God’s love and mercy through the sacrament of reconciliation.
Following the success of last spring’s “Festival of Forgiveness,” the Diocese of St. Cloud will hold it again next year during Lent. The diocesan Presbyteral Council voted Dec. 6 to schedule the event for March 31, 2017, the Friday of the fourth week of Lent. The diocese held the inaugural event last March in conjunction […]
Members of the Presbyteral Council heard reports March 8 about the Festival of Forgiveness and Bishop Donald Kettler’s recent pastoral letter on mercy, and gave their approval for a draft 2016-2017 budget for the offices of the Diocese of St. Cloud. The council, which is comprised of priest representatives from around the diocese and serves […]
For the last few years, Pope Francis has celebrated “24 hours for the Lord,” a penitential celebration at St. Peter’s Basilica. The event includes several hours for confession and eucharistic adoration. After hearing about this initiative as well as the 24-hour Festival of Forgiveness in the Archdiocese of Chicago last year, Father Virgil Helmin, pastor […]
Priests all over the Diocese of St. Cloud are preparing for the Festival of Forgiveness March 4. The sacrament of reconciliation will be available at designated churches around the diocese for 12 hours from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. All are invited to participate in this special Year of Mercy celebration, including those who have […]