These announcements are for parishes to use in their weekly bulletins. To submit bulletin announcements for use of all diocesan parishes, please email them.

PRAY FOR PRIESTS – Serra Monthly Calendar is available here for download (PDF) for parish bulletins

Mass for Honoring Veterans, Weekend of November 10-11, 2018

posted 10/17/18

Please remember our veterans, those currently serving in the military and their families on this weekend. For the blessing during the concluding rite visit

Christ the King materials – November 25, 2018

posted 10/17/18

The USCCB has prepared materials to help educate the faithful about the Solemnity of Christ the King, which the Church celebrates on November 25, 2018, and its connection to religious liberty.  For resources, go to

Retrouvaille, February 16, 2019

posted 10/17/18

As a peer ministry of couples helping other couples who are living in hurting marriages, the Retrouvaille program focuses on teaching couples communications skills that can help them work on their differences. For more information visit

Back from the Dead cemetery walk

posted 10/1/18

St. Cloud area homeschoolers sponsors “Back from the Dead cemetery walk” from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Assumption Cemetery on Oct. 26 and Nov. 2. As participants walk through the cemetery, they will encounter martyrs, saints and others who relay their stories about “The Last Things.” (Recommended for ages 14 and up.) For more information or to reserve a spot, contact Roseanne or Brenda This is a free event! You may also review last year’s story which was featured in The Visitor at

Eucharist Volunteers Needed

 posted 10/1/18
“I was sick and you visited me (Mt. 25:36).” Do you feel called to visit the sick? Volunteers are needed on weekends (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) to provide Eucharist to Catholic patients at the Saint Cloud Hospital. The St. Cloud Hospital has a long standing tradition of providing daily Communion to patients who want to receive the Sacrament. This ministry is flexible to your schedule and training is provided. For more information, contact Anita Fischer, 320-251-2700 ext. 54621.


Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Class for RNs

 posted 9/6/18

Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Class for RNs to be trained as Faith Community Nurses, Thursday November 1 & 8; Friday November 2 & 9, Grace United Methodist Church, St. Cloud.  Fee $450. $350 Scholarships available. 40 Hours. 320-249-0280 for information.

National NFP Teacher Training in Saint Cloud, October 18-21, 2018

 posted 8/30/18

Do you know a woman or couple with a talent for teaching NFP?  Invite them to consider attending a Billings Ovulation Method Teacher Training Course! We have a particular need for NFP teachers in Breckenridge, Onamia, Milaca, Cambridge, and Paynesville.  We also need bilingual (Spanish & English) teachers.  Please encourage any candidates to contact Sheila Reineke, NFP Program Coordinator, at 320.252.4721 or  Thank you!

Mass of Hope & Healing, Thursday, October 25, 2018

 posted 8/30/18

St. Andrew, 566 4th St, Elk River, MN 55330 This special Mass is for those who have suffered the loss of a child through miscarriage, abortion, SIDS, illness or accident as well as couples experiencing infertility. Part of this event consists of a candle-lighting ceremony remembering those who have died.  Mass begins at 6 pm.

Gather with Catholics from your area of the Diocese!! (for the western part of the diocese)

 posted 9/26/18

All are invited for an evening of learning, faith sharing and fellowship at our first diocesan sponsored Regional Ministry Gathering, Thursday, October 25, from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Victory, 207 N. Vine Street, Fergus Falls. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Based on the feedback received from parishes in your region, the Diocese of St. Cloud offices have collaborated to bring you an evening of praying together, networking and learning from one of three breakout sessions:

  1. Exploring the Essential Elements of a Vibrant Parish (presentation in English)
  2. Planning, Building and Fostering a Culture of Life (presentation in English)
  3. Ministerio Hispano/ Latino V Encuentro: Conclusiones y Acciones a Implementar en la Diócesis de St. Cloud (Presentación en Español)

This event is funded by the Bishop’s Annual Appeal.  For more information and to RSVP for this free event, please visit:

Hispanic Marriage Course, Saturday, November 10, 2018

 posted 8/30/18

Held in St. Cloud at the Pastoral Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Couples should register at least two weeks before the course (October 26) and include the $110 registration fee per couple.  For more information contact the Office of Marriage & Family at 320-252-4721.