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

Fortnight for Freedom 2017

posted 6/5/17

Bishop Donald Kettler will preside at a Holy Hour from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, June 26, at the Cathedral of St. Mary as part of the national Fortnight for Freedom.

The U.S. bishops have called all the faithful to celebrate the Fortnight for Freedom from June 21 to July 4, 2017. This observance is to bring witness to the importance of defending religious freedom. This year’s theme is “Freedom for Mission.” Please join together with Bishop Kettler in prayer and adoration for the intention of defending life, marriage and religious liberty.

For more information, resources and promotional material, visit and click on “Fortnight for Freedom.” The Cathedral of St. Mary is located at 25 8th Ave. South in St. Cloud.

“Band of Brothers” Camp (Vocation Camp)

posted 4/13/17

Men grades 7-10 are invited to join the “Band of Brothers” this summer! This will be a camp where men will find out what it means to pray and follow Jesus Christ. They even learn about calls to marriage, priesthood or religious life. The men will get lots of time to go fishing, swimming, play ultimate frisbee, soccer and more! Prayer opportunities will include daily Mass, adoration, rosary walk and the opportunity to go to Confession. There will be three camp dates this summer: Avon: June 19-21, Battle Lake: June 26-28, Big Lake: July 10-12. Register now with Julie Jacobs at the Vocation Office of the Diocese of St. Cloud at or 320-251-5001.

Natural Family Planning

posted 5/18/17

Click her for June and July First Instruction class dates for your bulletin

Beginning Experience (B.E.)

posted 2/27/17

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 Mary Ellen Klein at 320-761-5912 or Carol at 1-888-610-8877. Future weekends are as follows: October 6-8.

Diocesan V Encuentro/Diocesan Ministry Day 2017

posted 1/18/17

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

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