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


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.


Catholics at the Capitol

posted 2/3/17

Protect Life & Human Dignity
Thursday, March 9, 2017
St. Paul, Minnesota

Our state faces real challenges. Assisted suicide threatens the vulnerable. Underprivileged kids are stuck in failing schools. And too many families are trapped in poverty. Christ asks us to boldly step into the public square to protect life and human dignity. Will you answer the call?

Join Minnesota’s bishops, dynamic Church leaders, and 1,000+ Catholics from across the state for Catholics at the Capitol, a day of inspiration and advocacy at our State Capitol.

  • Be INSPIRED by dynamic Church leaders and the power of prayer.
  • Be INFORMED about the critical issues impacting life and human dignity in Minnesota.
  • Be EQUIPPED to effectively engage your elected officials.

Legislators pay attention to their constituents. We WILL influence what they do.

This is our moment! Learn more and register at CatholicsAtTheCapitol.org or call 651-227-8777. You can also register for a bus to the event departing from St. Cloud or Alexandria by clicking on the link at http://omf.stcdio.org/th_event/catholics-at-the-capitol, or call 320-252-4721.


Service of Healing

posted 2/2/17

Bishop Donald Kettler will preside over a healing service for anyone who has been wounded in any way by the Church at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16 at Holy Angels Performing Arts Center, located at the corner of 3rd Street North and 6th Avenue North in St. Cloud. This service will provide a time to pray for healing and for the Church to seek the forgiveness of those whom it has hurt. It will include readings from Scripture, intercessory prayer and the anointing of individuals with oil blessed during the service. All are welcome.


2017 Bishop’s Annual Appeal

posted 2/2/17

February 11-12, 2017 – (please use this announcement on this parish bulletin date)

Bishop’s Annual Appeal is his outreach to the faithful for our help. Bishop Don needs robust Ministries and Offices to serve our parishes and carry forth his mission. Ministries and Offices are only as strong as their funding allows. Your tax-deductible gifts will be used solely for the purpose of funding such things as TV Mass (Office of Worship), scholarships for seminarians (Office of Vocations), marriage preparation, men’s and women’s conferences (Office of Marriage and Family), retreats and faith formation for all youth (Catholic Education Ministries), assistance and healing for divorced couples (Tribunal), and much, much more! Please be generous to our good Bishop.

February 18-19, 2017 – (please use this announcement on this parish bulletin date)

Thank you to all who participated in Bishop’s Annual Appeal! Thanks for your prayers, and thanks for your generosity. If you haven’t yet made a gift, THERE IS STILL TIME! May God bless you and those you love, for supporting the Church throughout the sixteen counties of our Saint Cloud Diocese.


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.