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 bulletinPrepare Ye The Way,”


Under the Stars – ‘Free’ Date night for couples, August 10

 posted 5/22/18

Join us at the showing of Fireproof (Spanish and English) on the Holy Spirit Church lawn. Music, popcorn, snacks, lemonade from 7:30 – 8:00 p.m., Welcome and prayer by Fr. Tom Knoblach at 8:15 p.m., Movie begins at 8:30 p.m. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket. In case of rain, movie will be moved inside the church. Call 320-252-4721 for more information or visit http://omf.stcdio.org/th_event/under-the-stars-date-night-movie-for-couples/.


Religious Freedom Holy Hour, June 25

 posted 5/22/18

Please join us for Holy Hour at 7:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Mary, 25 South 8th Avenue, St. Cloud to pray for Religious Freedom. For more information visit: http://omf.stcdio.org/th_event/fortnight-for-freedom-4/.

People of faith are committed to serving others in God’s love in healthcare, child welfare, migration and refugee resettlement, education, and more. Religious freedom protects the space in which we can continue to serve. Religious Freedom week begins June 22, the Feast of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher. Learn more at www.usccb.org/ReligiousFreedomWeek.


Prepare Ye The Way” performed by the National Catholic Youth Choir

posted 4/13/18

The National Catholic Youth Choir (NCYC) of Saint John’s Abbey and University is performing two inspirational concerts within the St. Cloud Diocese in June.

NCYC will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 20 at Sacred Heart Chapel at St. Benedict Monastery in St. Joseph, Minnesota.

The choir will then end its five-site tour on Sunday, June 24 with a prelude concert at 10 a.m., followed by a Mass at 10:30 a.m. at Saint John’s Abbey and University Church in Collegeville, Minnesota.

The concerts, entitled “Prepare Ye The Way,” will be performed by more than 30 auditioned choristers from across the U.S. They arrive to Saint John’s each summer for nine days of rigorous daily music rehearsal, classes in music and religion, daily prayer and worship and sports and recreation.

A free will offering will be received at the concert.

Please visit www.CatholicYouthChoir.org for videos, photos and more information on NCYC.


Central MN Faith Community Nurses workshop: Church Safety & Security

 posted 4/13/18

Central MN Faith Community Nurses annual workshop is on Church Safety & Security, Tuesday, June 5, CentraCare Plaza Windfeldt Room, St. Cloud.  Faith Community Safety and Security is part of our church ministry.  Having a plan for it provides the faith community members the freedom to focus on mission and ministry while keeping the environment safe and protected.  It includes Debriefing and building resiliency after a Critical Incident. This workshop is for church staff and members who are in roles of safety and security for their faith communities.  Goal is to gain tools, resources and best practices to assist with church safety planning and implementation


Eucharistic Ministers needed

posted 1/19/18

What makes the St. Cloud Hospital Catholic?  You do 😊  We are in need of Eucharistic Ministers to volunteer a few hours each week to take the Eucharist to patients who are sick.  The schedule is flexible and the “ministry is a blessing,” said one volunteer.  Please call the Spiritual Care department at 320-251-2700 Ext 54621 or e-mail Deb Galvez at galvezd@centracare.com for more information.