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
Eucharistic Ministers needed
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 email@example.com for more information.
Vespers For Life, Sunday, January 21
Held at the Church of St. Anthony, 2405 N 1st Street. Rosary at 3:30 p.m. and Vespers at 4:00 p.m. Vespers includes music, prayer, Scripture and reflection for the over 59 million children who have been aborted since 1973. Monetary donations accepted for Mother Mary’s Fund to assist crisis pregnancy centers in the Diocese of St. Cloud. http://omf.stcdio.org/th_event/vespers-for-life-3/
March For Life, Monday, January 22
Join us on the bus for a Prayer Service and the March for Life on January 22nd at the Cathedral of St. Paul. The bus will leave the St. Anthony Parish parking lot in St. Cloud after the 7:15 a.m. Mass. It will pick up people in Foley and Clearwater and return at approximately 3:00 p.m.
A free-will offering will be accepted to help defer the cost of the bus. To reserve a space for the bus ride, register online or contact the Office of Marriage & Family at 320-252-4721 or http://omf.stcdio.org/th_event/march-for-life-2/
Life After Divorce, February 1 through March 8
Held at the Pastoral Center, 305 Seventh Ave N, Suite 100, St. Cloud, MN 56303. This six-week program is specifically designed to address the challenges separated/divorced Catholics encounter – offering support and healing so individuals may live a full faith life. For more information and to register, go to www.stcdio.org/life-after-divorce. If you have questions, please contact Chris Codden via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 320-252-4721, ext 325. Or, outside the St. Cloud area, call our toll free number: 800-624-9019. The cost is $25.
Marriage Ministry Evening, Friday, February 2
Held at the Church of St. Anthony, 2405 N 1st Street, St. Cloud from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The toughest topic to discuss with youth and young adults is the Church’s teachings on contraception. Join Damon Owens, internationally known speaker, as he shares insights and wisdom about the beautiful teachings of Blessed Pope Paul VI’s encyclical “Humanae vitae.” Keynote: “We are Missionaries of Joy” http://omf.stcdio.org/th_event/marriage-ministry-evenings/. The evening will be open to the public, but with special emphasis for priests, deacons, sponsor couples, RCIA catechists, etc.
Catholic Men’s Conference, Saturday, February 3
Held at St. John’s University, Collegeville, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Men of Integrity, A Call to Responsibility. Keynote speaker – Damon Owens. Join men of all ages and walks of life to explore new ways to renew your faith. Take the time to listen to how Christ is calling you to follow him. Set aside this one day to reflect on your chosen vocation and how being a man of integrity impacts those around you. http://omf.stcdio.org/th_event/catholic-mens-conference-2018/
Marriage Ministry Evening, Friday, March 9, 2018
Held at the Church of St. Anthony, 2405 N 1st St, St. Cloud from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The toughest topic to discuss with youth and young adults is the Church’s teachings on contraception. Join Dr. Janet E. Smith, internationally known speaker, as she shares insights and wisdom about the beautiful teachings of Blessed Pope Paul VI’s encyclical “Humanae vitae.” Keynote: “Just Follow Your Conscience” http://omf.stcdio.org/th_event/marriage-ministry-evenings-2/. The evening will be open to the public, but with special emphasis for priests, deacons, sponsor couples, RCIA catechists, etc.
Catholic Women’s Conference, Saturday, March 10, 2018
Held at the Church of St. Anthony, 2405 N 1st St, St. Cloud from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Why the Pope was Right: A Day of Reflection. Keynote speaker: Janet E. Smith, Ph.D. Join women of all ages and walks of life for a “faith lift” at our 2018 Catholic Women’s Conference. This day retreat will allow women to gather together to be renewed in their faith and to grow in fellowship with one another. Women will have the opportunity to attend Mass with Bishop Kettler and listen to our dynamic speaker, Janet E. Smith, Ph.D. http://omf.stcdio.org/th_event/catholic-womens-conference-2018/