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
Retrouvaille Marriage Help
Thinking about Separation or Divorce? Hurting? Angry? Feel helpless? Retrouvaille is a lifeline for troubled marriages. Couples learn the tools to rediscover each other and heal their marriage. 100% confidential.
When: Jan 31 – Feb 2, 2020
Where: Dakota Ridge Best Western Hotel, Eagan, MN
3450 Washington Dr, Eagan, MN 55122
Registration cost is $250; however, no couple is ever denied the chance to heal their marriage due to financial challenges. Assistance is available.
Contact: TCRRegistration@tcr-mn.org or call 651-440-1426
More Information: http://www.tcr-mn.org/
Advent Healing Mass
You are invited to join the Crosier Fathers and Brothers at the National Shrine of St. Odilia in Onamia on Sunday, December 15, at 9:00 a.m., for an Advent Healing Mass. The Mass will include the Anointing of the Sick and the ritual of blessing with the Relic of St. Odilia. Coffee and rolls will be served following the Mass. All are welcome! For further information call 320.532.3103 or email email@example.com.
Extraordinary Ministers for Sundays
The Saint Cloud Hospital Spiritual Care Department is accepting applications for individuals to be part of our volunteer team. Additional Extraordinary Ministers are needed on Sundays to bring Holy Communion to Catholic patients during their hospital stay. We invite you to prayerfully consider if you are being called to this ministry. Minimum availability is one Sunday per month and the time commitment that day varies due to patient census. For questions or to learn more about this ministry, please contact Anita Fischer, Chaplain, at 320-251-2700 ext. 54621
Bishop’s Annual Appeal for December 2019 Parish Bulletins
The following are bulletin announcements for the 2019 Bishop’s Annual Appeal in September. 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.
December 14 – 15, 2019
Bishop’s Annual Appeal: Thank you to everyone who has donated to the Appeal. As of December 2, the diocese raised $1,271,681 in gifts and pledges. That is 97.82% of the Diocese’s goal of $1,300,000. This is made possible through the donations of 7,528 people throughout the 16 counties of our diocese. Every dollar raised goes directly to ministries that support our Catholic faith and is not used for any other purpose. Join others around the diocese in making a gift at www.stcdio.org/annualappeal or mail it to: Bishop’s Annual Appeal, P.O. Box 1538, St. Cloud, MN 56302.
December 14 – 15, 2019
The 2019 Bishop’s Annual Appeal is coming to a close on December 31. If you still have a pledge balance, please complete your pledge payments as soon as possible. For those who make charitable contributions at the end of the year, please consider gifts to your Parish and to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. Your financial support is greatly appreciated. To donate, visit www.stcdio.org/annualappeal or mail a gift to: Bishop’s Annual Appeal, PO Box 1538, St. Cloud, MN 56302.
December 21 – 22, 2019
The Office of Stewardship and Development for the Diocese of St. Cloud thanks you for your support of diocesan ministries through the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. May you and your loved ones experience all the love and joy of this holy season.
December 28 – 29, 2019
Bishop’s Annual Appeal: There is still time to make your end-of-year charitable donations. All gifts received go directly to ministries that support our Catholic faith and are not used for any other purpose. To donate, visit www.stcdio.org/annualappeal or mail a gift to: Bishop’s Annual Appeal, PO Box 1538, St. Cloud, MN 56302.
Angel of Hope Candlelight Vigil
Please join us for the annual Angel of Hope Candlelight Vigil. The Angel is a gathering place for anyone grieving the loss of a child of any age, for any reason. All are welcome here to grieve, reflect, find solace and hope for the future.
The event is held at the Sartell Community Center on December 6 at 6:30 p.m. The evening begins with a brief indoor ceremony before proceeding to the outdoor pavilion. White flowers will be provided to participants to place at the foot of the Angel, in honor of their child or loved one. Attendees are encouraged to register at Eventbrite.com under the Angel of Hope Candlelight Vigil in Sartell, MN. If interested, attendees may submit a photo of their loved one for a slide show presentation. This is an all-weather event.
For more information about What Would Bri Do visit http://wwbdinc.org/.
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.