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


Survivors of Suicide Loss Day – St. Cloud

posted 11/7/17

The St. Cloud Hospital will host a Survivors of Suicide Loss Day event from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 18 in the Benedict Room. Light snacks served. The gathering begins with the documentary, “The Journey: A Story of Healing and Hope,” and follow-up video, “The Journey Revisited.” A facilitated discussion to share experiences of healing and coping follows the videos. To register, visit https://afsp.org/survivor_day/saint-cloud-minnesota/.

Survivors of Suicide Loss Day – Melrose

posted 11/7/17

Melrose will host a Survivors of Suicide Loss Day event Saturday, Nov. 18, at St. Mary School, beginning with a potluck at noon. The gathering includes the documentary, “The Journey: A Story of Healing and Hope,” and follow-up video, “The Journey Revisited.” A facilitated discussion to share experiences of healing and coping following the videos. For more information, visit https://afsp.org/survivor_day/melrose-minnesota/.


The Visitor launches annual Christmas poster contest

posted 11/7/17

The Visitor invites young artists across the diocese to complete and then illustrate this sentence: “I unwrap the real gift of Christmas when I …”

A $50 prize will be awarded to the best entry in each of four grade categories (grades 1-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12). The sentence must appear on the front of the sheet with the 8.5-by-11-inch illustration. Name of artist, address, town, zip code, telephone, grade, parish and parish town must be included on the back of each entry

Posters should be mailed (postmarked by Monday, Dec. 4) to: The Visitor Christmas Contest, P.O. Box 1068, St. Cloud, MN, 56302. Winning entries will be published in The Visitor’s Christmas edition, Dec. 15.


Diabetes Self-Management Program

posted 10/17/17

Sacred Heart Parish in Sauk Rapids will be offering a Diabetes Self-Management Program presented by Catholic Charities Educators. This is a series of six sessions for 2.5 hours weekly. This self-management program is for people living with Type 2 Diabetes or their  caregiver. The program is led by two certified leaders and subjects covered include: techniques to deal with the symptoms of diabetes, fatigue, pain, hyper/hypoglycemia, stress and emotional problems such as depression, anger, fear and frustration; appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength and endurance; healthy eating and meal planning; appropriate use of medication; and working more effectively with health care providers. Participants will make weekly action plans, share experiences and help each other solve problems they encounter in creating and carrying out their self-management program. Class will meet from 9-11:30am and dates of this 6 week workshop are as follows: November 2, 9, 16, 30, December 7 and 14. To register please contact: Joelyn Barrett: 320-229-4594 or  jbarrett@ccstcloud.org


Natural Family Planning

posted 11/14/17

Click her for November and December First Instruction class dates for your bulletin  http://omf.stcdio.org/natural-family-planning-bulletin-announcement/.