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


Courage for Caregivers Workshop

 posted 9/6/18

Tuesday, October 2, Health Ministries of Central MN Conference: Courage for Caregivers Workshop, based on the work of Henri Nouwen, with Michelle O’Rourke, CentraCare Plaza, St. Cloud.  “Caregiving carries within it an opportunity for inner healing, liberation, and transformation for the one being cared for and for the one who cares.” – Henri Nouwen.  $60 includes 2 Courage for Caregiver books, lunch 320-249-0280 for information.


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.


St. Padre Pio relics coming to St. Cloud

posted 9/4/18

Relics of St. Padre Pio will be on display for public veneration from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25 at the Cathedral of St. Mary, 25 8th Avenue South, St. Cloud. Bishop Donald Kettler will celebrate Mass in honor of the saint at 7 p.m. The local stop is part of a historic U.S. tour commemorating the 50th anniversary of St. Padre Pio’s death. For more information, visit stcdio.org or call 320-251-1840.


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 sreineke@gw.stcdio.org.  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.


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.


Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life, Aug. 3–Sept. 28

 posted 7/24/18

Below are some sample bulletin announcements.

Sample announcement 1:

The U.S. bishops urge our participation each Friday in a nationwide Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life, Aug. 3–Sept. 28. Participants will receive weekly email or text reminders to pray and fast, along with little-known facts about Roe v. Wade to share with others. Sign up at www.usccb.org/pray!

Sample announcement 2:

Each Friday, Aug. 3–Sept. 28, answer the U.S. bishops’ call to pray and fast that a change in the U.S. Supreme Court will move our nation closer to the day when every human being is protected in law and welcomed in life. Join at www.usccb.org/pray!

Sample announcement 3:

Each Friday, Aug. 3–Sept. 28, answer the U.S. bishops’ call to education, fasting, and prayer for the legal protection of human life. Join at www.usccb.org/pray!