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
Congratulations Mark & Lola Welle!
2019 Humanae Vitae Mass and Award Reception July 25, 2019!
Join us for the annual Humanae Vitae Mass and Award Reception on Thursday, July 25 at the Cathedral of Saint Mary in Saint Cloud. We will celebrate the Anniversary of Humanae Vitae with Mass at 7:00 PM with Bishop Donald Kettler, our presider. A reception will follow, with the presentation of the 2019 Humanae Vitae Award to Mark & Lola Welle. We hope you will join us!
Celebrate Natural Family Planning (NFP) Awareness Week July 21-27, 2019!
Plan now to celebrate NFP Week. This year’s theme is, “Love Naturally! Natural Family Planning, Cooperating With God’s Design for Married Love!” A colorful poster and other online resources are available at http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/marriage-and-family/natural-family-planning/awareness-week/. This is a great time to learn about NFP and God’s plan for married love. If you have questions or would like additional resources contact Sheila Reineke at 320-258-7609 email@example.com
Bishop’s Annual Appeal for July 2019 Parish Bulletins
The following are bulletin announcements for the 2019 Bishop’s Annual Appeal in June. Please include them in your bulletins for the weekends indicated. Attached are three different sized graphics that can be used to accompany the announcements in your bulletin. You can drag them off onto your desktop or document. Please feel free to contact Anna Kampa the Development Office with any questions at 320-258-7654 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 6 – 7, 2019
Bishop’s Annual Appeal: Thank you to everyone who has donated to the Appeal. As of June 17, the diocese has raised $962,984 in gifts and pledges. That is 74% of the Diocese’s goal of $1,300,000. This is made possible through the donations of 6,659 people throughout the 16 counties of our diocese. Every dollar raised goes directly to diocesan ministries like Catholic Education and TV Mass, and is not used for any other purpose. You can make a gift at www.stcdio.org/annualappeal or mail to: Bishop’s Annual Appeal, PO Box 1538, St. Cloud, MN 56302.
July 13 – 14, 2019
Bishop’s Annual Appeal: In June, the Bishop’s Annual Appeal distributed checks totaling $209,360 directly to parishes to support Catholic school education and religious education. This is just one of the many vital ministries you support when you make a gift to the Appeal. You can make a gift at www.stcdio.org/annualappeal or mail to: Bishop’s Annual Appeal, PO Box 1538, St. Cloud, MN 56302.
July 20 – 21, 2019
Bishop’s Annual Appeal: The Bishop’s Annual Appeal proudly supports respect-for-life efforts in the diocese. Your generosity helps make this possible. To donate, visit www.stcdio.org/annualappeal or mail to: Bishop’s Annual Appeal, PO Box 1538, St. Cloud, MN 56302.
July 27 – 28, 2019
Bishop’s Annual Appeal: Diocesan Ministries are here for YOU! Visit our webpage to learn more about how the Appeal supports ministries at the very core of our Church’s mission. Go to www.stcdio.org and click Bishop’s Annual Appeal.
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist needed at the Saint Cloud Hospital
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 Saint Cloud Hospital is in need of volunteers from area parishes to bring the Eucharist to Catholic patients in the hospital. Right now, the greatest need is on weekends, but there are a few shifts open during the week as well. For more information and questions, please contact Anita Fischer at 320-251-2700 ext. 54621.
Minnesota Farm & Rural Helpline
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
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 email@example.com.