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


“Band of Brothers” Camp (Vocation Camp)

posted 4/13/17

Men grades 7-10 are invited to join the “Band of Brothers” this summer! This will be a camp where men will find out what it means to pray and follow Jesus Christ. They even learn about calls to marriage, priesthood or religious life. The men will get lots of time to go fishing, swimming, play ultimate frisbee, soccer and more! Prayer opportunities will include daily Mass, adoration, rosary walk and the opportunity to go to Confession. There will be three camp dates this summer: Avon: June 19-21, Battle Lake: June 26-28, Big Lake: July 10-12. Register now with Julie Jacobs at the Vocation Office of the Diocese of St. Cloud at vocations@gw.stcdio.org or 320-251-5001.


Abortion Survivor

posted 4/10/17

Gianna Jessen survived an abortion at 7 1/2 months and will be coming to Ritsche Auditorium to share her story.

Ritsche Auditorium in Stewart Hall, St. Cloud State University
Tuesday, April 18 at 7:00 PM
FREE ADMISSION

Her life has been a short path littered with obstacles at every turn: challenges, betrayal, and cruelty, but for every setback, there have also been invitations into the greatest halls of government. A life that was never meant to be has been used
to inspire—even save— others.


Three presentations set for Divine Mercy Sunday prayer event

posted 4/10/17

St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud will host Eucharistic adoration and confession from 1 to 4 p.m. on Divine Mercy Sunday April 23, and three priests will present talks on Divine Mercy. The exposition of the Blessed Sacrament is at 1 p.m. followed by Father Doug Liebsch presenting “Divine Mercy and the Sacred Heart” and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Father Aaron Nett’s talk at 2 p.m. is titled “Divine Mercy and Our Lady of Fatima,” after which the rosary will be prayed. At 3 p.m. Father Thomas Knoblach speaks on “Divine Mercy and St. Joseph” with the Chaplet of Divine Mercy afterwards. Benediction is at 3:50 p.m. All are invited to attend.


Natural Family Planning

posted 4/6/17

Click her for April and May First Instruction class dates for your bulletin  http://omf.stcdio.org/natural-family-planning-bulletin-announcement/.


St. Luke Productions’ “Therese: The Story of a Soul”

posted 3/13/17

Live Drama “Therese: The Story of a Soul”
Tuesday, April 25 at 7 pm
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Sartell
St. Luke Productions’ “Therese: The Story of a Soul,” performed by Audrey Ahern, is a stirring play about St. Therese of Lisieux, one of the most beloved saints of modern times. In this one-woman Catholic theater performance, Therese speaks to the audience with humor, grace and humility about trusting in God. Audiences of all ages will be encouraged by the message that anyone can become a saint. Admission: $10 advance; $15 at the door; $30 ticket 6-pack. Tickets available online at kyesradio.com, in person at AM 1180 KYES or St. Francis Xavier, or by calling 320-257-9700. Sponsored by St. Cloud Bookshop, The Visitor, and AM 1180 KYES.

More information: http://kyesradio.com/kyes-production-theresest-luke-productions/


Catholic Foundation sponsored trip to Israel

posted 3/9/17

Israel: A Journey to the Holy Land, sponsored by the Catholic Foundation, will be Oct. 25-Nov. 3, 2017. Join Spiritual Directors, Fr. Aaron Kuhn and Fr. Matthew Kuhn, for this 10 day Pilgrimage. Discover the ancient cities of Nazareth and Bethlehem, explore the ancient ruins of Jericho and enjoy the wonder of the Dead Sea and the Sea of Galilee.

There will be 2 informational meetings; St. Henry’s in Perham on Monday, April 3 at 5:30 p.m. and at the Pastoral Center, St. Cloud on Monday, April 10 at 5:30 p.m. Call to sign up or receive more information: Alice at the Catholic Foundation 320-258-7656 or on website catholicfoundation.info.


Beginning Experience (B.E.)

posted 2/27/17

People who have lost a spouse through separation, divorce or death can find support through Beginning Experience. In this Catholic-based ministry, one finds spiritual, emotional and social support through a team of individuals who have experienced the same loss. The adult weekend program serves members of all faiths with an opportunity for a concurrent weekend including youth between the ages of 12-18. The B.E. weekends are held at Luther Crest Camp near Alexandria, MN. For information or questions, call Mary Ellen Klein at 320-761-5912 or Carol at 1-888-610-8877. Future weekends are as follows: October 6-8.


Faith and Fun with Franciscans – 10th Annual Franciscan Girls Camp

posted 2/14/17

The Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls are hosting the 10th annual Franciscan Girls Camp entitled, “Faith and Fun with Franciscans,” on Tuesday, June 6 (10 a.m.) – Thursday, June 8 (6 p.m.) in Assisi Park, located on the grounds at St. Francis Convent, Little Falls. Girls who have completed grades 6-8 are invited to enjoy a variety of nature and fun activities, campfire, prayer and singing. Participants will have an opportunity to visit with and learn about the Franciscan Sisters and the values of St. Francis of Assisi. In addition, campers will discover their unique gifts and become aware of God’s presence in their lives—all while camping outdoors in the beauty of nature. This year’s theme is “Dance the Circle of Sacredness.”

For more information on the Franciscan Girls Camp, or to register by May 1, contact Sister Ange Mayers at (320)632-0680 or email: amayers@fslf.org; www.fslf.org.


Diocesan V Encuentro/Diocesan Ministry Day 2017

posted 1/18/17

SAVE THE DATES: Sept. 24 & 25!

The Diocese of Saint Cloud is hosting back-to-back events this fall inspired by Pope Francis’ call to create a “culture of encounter” to renew and enrich our parishes. On Sept. 24, join Bishop Donald Kettler and keynoter Christina Lamas, executive director of the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry, for the Diocesan V Encuentro, a gathering to discern ways we can better share the richness of our faith in a journey together with our Hispanic/Latino brothers and sisters. Diocesan Ministry Day follows Sept. 25 with keynoter Bishop Frank Caggiano of Bridgeport, Connecticut, speaking on “Missionary Discipleship.” Workshops throughout the day will focus on a variety of ministry topics. Both days will be held at the River’s Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud and include Mass and exhibits. For more information and the latest updates, visit http://dmd-vencuentro.stcdio.org.

RESERVE LOS DIAS: Sep. 24 y 25!

La Dioceses de St Cloud está teniendo dos eventos consecutivos este otoño, inspirados por el llamado del Papa Francisco a crear una “cultura de encuentro”para renovar y enriquecer nuestras parroquias. Unase al Obispo Donal Kettler y a nuestra ponente Christina Lamas, directora ejecutiva de la Federación Nacional para la Pastoral Juvenil Católica, para el V Encuentro Diocesano, una reunión para discernir juntos las formas en que nuestra Iglesia puede compartir la riqueza de su fe en un caminar juntos con nuestros Hispanos /Latinos hermanos y hermanas.   El Día Ministerial Diocesano sigue en Sep.25 con el ponente, Obispo Frank Caggiano de Bridgeport, Connecticut, quien hablará del “Discipulado Misionero”. Diferentes talleres durante el día se enfocarán en una variedad de temas ministeriales. Ambos eventos tendrán lugar en el River’s Edge Convention Center en St Cloud e incluirán Misa y exibidores. Para más información y últimas actualizaciones, visite http://dmd-vencuentro.stcdio.org.