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 bulletin

Diabetes Self-Management Program

posted 7/25/17

Sacred Heart Parish in Sauk Rapids will be offering a Diabetes Self-Management Program presented by Catholic Charities Educators. This is a series of six sessions for 2.5 hours weekly. This self-management program is for people living with Type 2 Diabetes or their  caregiver. The program is led by two certified leaders and subjects covered include: techniques to deal with the symptoms of diabetes, fatigue, pain, hyper/hypoglycemia, stress and emotional problems such as depression, anger, fear and frustration; appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength and endurance; healthy eating and meal planning; appropriate use of medication; and working more effectively with health care providers. Participants will make weekly action plans, share experiences and help each other solve problems they encounter in creating and carrying out their self-management program. Class will meet from 9-11:30am and dates of this 6 week workshop are as follows: November 2, 9, 16, 30, December 7 and 14. To register please contact: Joelyn Barrett: 320-229-4594 or

Mass of Hope & Healing, October 26, 2017

posted 7/25/17

Assumption Catholic Church, 464 State St N., Eden Valley. This special Mass is for couples experiencing infertility, as well as those who have suffered the loss of a child through miscarriage, abortion, SIDS, illness or accident. Part of this event consists of a candle-lighting ceremony remembering those who have died.

Spiritual Care Department at the St. Cloud Hospital looking for Eucharistic Minister Volunteers

posted 7/13/17

One of the greatest gifts you can give is your time. Visiting the sick, one of the corporal works of mercy, is a beautiful way to give that gift of time. The Spiritual Care Department at the Saint Cloud Hospital is looking for volunteers to bring the Eucharist to patients in the hospital. Would you be able to commit a few hours of your time during the week or on one Saturday or Sunday a month? Help is especially needed on weekends and we can work with your schedule. For more information, please contact Deb Galvez or Anita Fischer at 320-251-2700 ext.54621.

Natural Family Planning

posted 9/13/17

Click her for September and October First Instruction class dates for your bulletin