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Volunteers needed at St. Benedict’s Senior Community

 posted 12/8/18

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 8:30a.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

Retrouvaille, February 16, 2019

posted 10/17/18

As a peer ministry of couples helping other couples who are living in hurting marriages, the Retrouvaille program focuses on teaching couples communications skills that can help them work on their differences. For more information visit

Eucharist Volunteers Needed

 posted 10/1/18
“I was sick and you visited me (Mt. 25:36).” Do you feel called to visit the sick? Volunteers are needed on weekends (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) to provide Eucharist to Catholic patients at the Saint Cloud Hospital. The St. Cloud Hospital has a long standing tradition of providing daily Communion to patients who want to receive the Sacrament. This ministry is flexible to your schedule and training is provided. For more information, contact Anita Fischer, 320-251-2700 ext. 54621.