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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.

November 2020 Bishop’s Annual Appeal bulletin announcements

posted 10/19/2020

November 7 – 8, 2020
Bishop’s Annual Appeal: Thank you to everyone who is supporting diocesan ministries through the Appeal. Our prayers are with you as we navigate these challenging times together. As of October 19, the Appeal raised $1,198,679 in gifts and pledges toward the goal of $1,300,000. Every dollar raised goes directly to ministries that support our Catholic faith and is not used for any other purpose. Will you help these ministries meet their funding needs? Visit www.stcdio.org/appeal.

November 14 – 15, 2020
Bishop’s Annual Appeal: We receive many prayer intentions from the diocesan faith community. All are carefully preserved and prayed over by Bishop Kettler, diocesan staff and the Poor Clare sisters at Saint Clare’s Monastery in Sauk Rapids. Please know that whether or not you are able to send a gift, your requests for prayer are welcome.

November 21 – 22, 2020
Bishop’s Annual Appeal: We are the Church Together: Our diocesan ministries are walking with you during these challenging times. Diocesan staff continue to reach out to parishes and advance ministries in new and creative ways. Our diocesan website has updates, spiritual resources and prayers at www.stcdio.org. May God bless you and those you love.

November 28 – 29, 2020
Bishop’s Annual Appeal: Our mission is to be His heart of mercy, voice of hope, and hands of justice. The ministries supported by the Bishop’s Annual Appeal are at the heart of this mission. They provide assistance, education and pastoral care to people throughout our diocese. We are Church together. Please consider a gift at www.stcdio.org/appeal.


November 2020 Stewardship announcements

posted 10/19/2020

November 7 – 8, 2020
Stewardship as a Way of Life:
“Therefore, stay awake, for you know neither the day nor the hour.” — Matthew 25:13

Many of us have put off doing something because we think we are too busy. We’ve all said, “I’ll do it later when I have time.” Unfortunately, too many of us apply this attitude to our faith. Jesus’ call is urgent, in the here and now, in your current circumstances. Don’t delay. How is God calling you to use your gifts today? None of us is guaranteed tomorrow.

November 14 – 15, 2020
Stewardship as a Way of Life:
“Well done, my good and faithful servant. Since you have been faithful in small matters, I will give you great responsibilities.” — Matthew 25:21

God calls us to nurture and develop the gifts He has given us and then generously return a portion with increase. He doesn’t want us to waste or hoard the gifts He has given us. He expects us to grow our gifts, use them wisely and be generous with them.

November 21 – 22, 2020
Stewardship as a Way of Life:
“…whatever you did for one of the least of my brothers, you did for me.” — Matthew 25:40

Most of us are generous when it’s convenient for us. We are generous when we have the time or the money. But generosity is the opposite of that. It means giving of one’s time, money, compassion, forgiveness, or mercy when it’s not convenient; when it’s not on our schedule, but on the other person’s schedule.

November 28 – 29, 2020
Stewardship as a Way of Life:
Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time will come.” — Mark 13:33

We all take things for granted. In particular, we take time for granted. We make our lives too busy. We plan our time, our days, weeks, months, even years in advance. Remember, our time on earth is a gift. None of us knows how long we will be here. Start today and begin thanking God for each and every day. Take time in silence, every day, and listen to how God is calling you right now to help build His kingdom on earth.


 

 


Extraordinary Ministers for Sundays

posted 9/20/2020

The Saint Cloud Hospital Spiritual Care Department is accepting applications for individuals to be part of our volunteer team. Additional Extraordinary Ministers are needed on Sundays to bring Holy Communion to Catholic patients during their hospital stay. We invite you to prayerfully consider if you are being called to this ministry. Minimum availability is one Sunday per month and the time commitment that day varies due to patient census. For questions or to learn more about this ministry, please contact Anita Fischer, Chaplain, at 320-251-2700 ext. 54621


Minnesota Farm & Rural Helpline

posted 9/20/2020

Catholic Rural Life, a national Catholic nonprofit organization dedicated to the vitality of the American countryside, is helping to spread the message about the 24/7 confidential “Minnesota Farm & Rural Helpline” to all Catholic dioceses in Minnesota. Need help finding a confidential financial or legal adviser? Feeling alone, sad or worried and need a listening ear? Call the hotline at 833-600-2670. “Our farmers are facing hard times and this is one way we can help them. This helpline is offered by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, and all calls are answered locally by trained staff and volunteers,” said Annie Huntington, Catholic Rural Life project coordinator.


Volunteers needed at St. Benedict’s Senior Community

posted 9/20/2020

St. Benedict’s Senior Community is seeking volunteers to assist with Catholic ministries. The primary need of the community at this time is eucharistic ministers. You do not need to have any prior experience in eucharistic ministry as SBSC will provide training and commissioning. Eucharistic ministers arrive at 8:30 a.m., round the floors distributing Communion, and serve during the 10 a.m.Mass. The current needs are for Thursday mornings and/or one Sunday a month. If you are unable to make a weekly commitment, any amount of time would be a welcome help. If interested in another ministry, other opportunities include rosary leaders (daily at 3:45 p.m.) and chapel attendants (setting up for Mass, escorting residents in and out of the chapel and tending to their needs during Mass). For more information, you can contact Rebecca Calderone, director of pastoral care, at 320-252-0010 ext. 30276 or at rebecca.calderone@centracare.com.


 
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