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
Life After Divorce: A Catholic Survival Guide
Six-week program begins Oct. 5, 2017
This six-week program is specifically designed to bring healing and hope to separated/divorced Catholics. The video and facilitated discussion format will explore the challenges of the separated/divorced process to assist individuals to more fully live their faith life.
• Part I – for the recently separated or divorced
Session Content: Dealing with emotions/finding support, managing finances/lifestyle adjustments, supporting children/co-parenting, bringing about spiritual healing
• Part II – for those past the initial trauma of divorce and looking for support as they move forward
Session Content: Dealing with day-to-day matters, ex-spouse, ex-in-laws; learning how to recognize your own needs; forgiveness; finding your place in the greater community; new dating relationships
Parts I and II will run simultaneously for six weeks starting Oct. 5, 2017. When registering, select Part I or II. Find more details and register online at http://omf.stcdio.org/family-supportsexuality/life-after-divorce/
Mass of Hope & Healing, October 26, 2017
Assumption Catholic Church, 464 State St N., Eden Valley. This special Mass is for couples experiencing infertility, as well as those who have suffered the loss of a child through miscarriage, abortion, SIDS, illness or accident. Part of this event consists of a candle-lighting ceremony remembering those who have died.
Spiritual Care Department at the St. Cloud Hospital looking for Eucharistic Minister Volunteers
One of the greatest gifts you can give is your time. Visiting the sick, one of the corporal works of mercy, is a beautiful way to give that gift of time. The Spiritual Care Department at the Saint Cloud Hospital is looking for volunteers to bring the Eucharist to patients in the hospital. Would you be able to commit a few hours of your time during the week or on one Saturday or Sunday a month? Help is especially needed on weekends and we can work with your schedule. For more information, please contact Deb Galvez or Anita Fischer at 320-251-2700 ext.54621.
Natural Family Planning
Click her for August and September First Instruction class dates for your bulletin http://omf.stcdio.org/natural-family-planning-bulletin-announcement/.
Beginning Experience (B.E.)
People who have lost a spouse through separation, divorce or death can find support through Beginning Experience. In this Catholic-based ministry, one finds spiritual, emotional and social support through a team of individuals who have experienced the same loss. The adult weekend program serves members of all faiths with an opportunity for a concurrent weekend including youth between the ages of 12-18. The B.E. weekends are held at Luther Crest Camp near Alexandria, MN. For information or questions, call Carol at 1-888-610-8877. Future weekends are as follows: October 6-8.
Diocesan V Encuentro/Diocesan Ministry Day 2017
SAVE THE DATES: Sept. 24 & 25!
The Diocese of Saint Cloud is hosting back-to-back events this fall inspired by Pope Francis’ call to create a “culture of encounter” to renew and enrich our parishes. On Sept. 24, join Bishop Donald Kettler and keynoter Christina Lamas, executive director of the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry, for the Diocesan V Encuentro, a gathering to discern ways we can better share the richness of our faith in a journey together with our Hispanic/Latino brothers and sisters. Diocesan Ministry Day follows Sept. 25 with keynoter Bishop Frank Caggiano of Bridgeport, Connecticut, speaking on “Missionary Discipleship.” Workshops throughout the day will focus on a variety of ministry topics. Both days will be held at the River’s Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud and include Mass and exhibits. For more information and the latest updates, visit http://dmd-vencuentro.stcdio.org.
RESERVE LOS DIAS: Sep. 24 y 25!
La Dioceses de St Cloud está teniendo dos eventos consecutivos este otoño, inspirados por el llamado del Papa Francisco a crear una “cultura de encuentro”para renovar y enriquecer nuestras parroquias. Unase al Obispo Donal Kettler y a nuestra ponente Christina Lamas, directora ejecutiva de la Federación Nacional para la Pastoral Juvenil Católica, para el V Encuentro Diocesano, una reunión para discernir juntos las formas en que nuestra Iglesia puede compartir la riqueza de su fe en un caminar juntos con nuestros Hispanos /Latinos hermanos y hermanas. El Día Ministerial Diocesano sigue en Sep.25 con el ponente, Obispo Frank Caggiano de Bridgeport, Connecticut, quien hablará del “Discipulado Misionero”. Diferentes talleres durante el día se enfocarán en una variedad de temas ministeriales. Ambos eventos tendrán lugar en el River’s Edge Convention Center en St Cloud e incluirán Misa y exibidores. Para más información y últimas actualizaciones, visite http://dmd-vencuentro.stcdio.org.