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 bullet


July 2020 Bishop’s Annual Appeal bulletin announcements

posted 7/1/20

The following are the bulletin announcements for the Bishop’s Annual Appeal for June 2020.  Please include them in your communications for the weekends indicated.

July 4 – 5, 2020

Bishop’s Annual Appeal: Thank you to everyone who is supporting diocesan ministries through the Appeal, especially during these trying times. Our prayers are with you as we all work together and open our parishes to the celebration of the Eucharist. As of June 29, the Appeal raised $1,013,905 in gifts and pledges toward the goal $1,300,000.  Every dollar raised goes directly to ministries that support our Catholic faith and is not used for any other purpose.

 

July 11 – 12, 2020

Bishop’s Annual Appeal:  We are the Church Together: Your diocesan ministries are walking with you during these challenging times. Diocesan staff continue to reach out to parishes and advance ministries in new and creative ways. Our diocesan website has updates, spiritual resources and prayers at www.stcdio.org. May God be with you and those you love.

 

July 18 – 19, 2020

Bishop’s Annual Appeal: “Transformed by faith and sent in service to all.” The Appeal supports ministries that affect you, your family and your greater parish community.  Please make a gift today. Visit www.stcdio.org/annualappeal. Every dollar raised goes directly to ministries that support our Catholic faith and are not used for any other purpose.

 

July 25 – 26, 2020

Bishop’s Annual Appeal: We are the Church Together:  The diocese is grateful to be able to offer weekly Mass to the faithful in many formats. TV, online and radio options are available at http://worship.stcdio.org/tv-mass.


2020 Humanae Vitae Award and Presentation announcements

posted 6/29/20

The following are bulletin announcements to use for your parish bulletins:

Congratulations Dr. Thomas Newton!  

To Receive the 2020 Humanae Vitae Award July 24, 2020!             

Join us for the annual Humanae Vitae Mass and Award Presentation on Friday, July 24th, 2020 at the Cathedral of Saint Mary in Saint Cloud.  We will celebrate the 52nd Anniversary of Humanae Vitae with Mass at 7:00 PM with Bishop Donald Kettler presiding. The presentation of the 2020 Humanae Vitae Award to Dr. Thomas Newton will follow Mass.  We hope you will join us!

 

Celebrate the Anniversary of Humanae vitae! Mass and Award Presentation July 24,2020!

Mark your calendars! The Diocese of Saint Cloud will celebrate the Anniversary of Humanae Vitae on Friday, July 24th, 2020 at the Cathedral of Saint Mary in Saint Cloud. The celebration will begin with Mass at 7:00 p.m. with Bishop Donald Kettler presiding.  The Humanae Vitae Award Presentation will follow Mass. The recipient of the 2020 Humanae Vitae Award will be Dr. Thomas Newton.

 

Celebrate Natural Family Planning (NFP) Awareness Week July 19-25, 2020!

Now is a great time to learn about NFP and God’s plan for your marriage.  This year’s theme from the USCCB is, “Live the truth and beauty of God’s plan for married love!” Click here for this year’s USCCB resources. If you have questions or would like additional resources contact Sheila Reineke at 320-258-7609 or sreineke@gw.stcdio.org

2020 Bishop’s Annual Appeal Bulletin Announcements

posted 4/30/20

For those of you who are publishing bulletins or otherwise distributing communications to your parishioners, I am attaching bulletin announcements for the Bishop’s Annual Appeal for April 2020.  Please include them in your communications for the weekends indicated.

Also attached are graphics of different shapes that you can size and use to accompany the announcements as space allows.

Please feel free to contact Anna Kampa at akampa@gw.stcdio.org with any questions.

May 9 – 10, 2020

Bishop’s Annual Appeal:  We are the Church Together: Your diocesan ministries are walking with you during these challenging times. Diocesan staff continue to reach out to parishes, advance ministries from home and respond to phone calls and messages. Our diocesan website has updates, weekly video messages from Bishop Kettler, spiritual resources and prayers at www.stcdio.org. May God be with you and those you love.

May 16 – 17, 2020

Bishop’s Annual Appeal: We are the Church Together:  The diocese is grateful to be able to offer weekly Mass to the faithful in many formats. TV, online and radio options are available at http://worship.stcdio.org/tv-mass/. 

May 23 – 24, 2020

Bishop’s Annual Appeal: We receive many prayer intentions from the diocesan faith community. All are carefully preserved and prayed over by Bishop Kettler, diocesan staff and the sisters at Saint Clare’s Monastery in Sauk Rapids. Please know that whether or not you are able to send a gift, your requests for prayer are welcome.

May 30 – 31, 2020

Bishop’s Annual Appeal: May God bless you and those you love. Diocesan ministries are here for YOU! Our diocesan website has updates, spiritual resources and prayers at www.stcdio.org. We are the Church Together.

 


13th annual Franciscan Girls Camp

posted 2/11/20
The Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls are hosting the 13th annual Franciscan Girls Camp entitled, “Faith and Fun with Franciscans,” on Tuesday, June 2 (10 a.m.) – Thursday, June 4 (6 p.m.) in Assisi Park, located on the grounds at St. Francis Convent, Little Falls. Girls who have completed grades 6-8 are invited to enjoy a variety of nature and fun activities, campfire, prayer and singing. Participants will have an opportunity to visit with and learn about the Franciscan Sisters and the values of St. Francis of Assisi. In addition, campers will discover their unique gifts and become aware of God’s presence in their lives—all while camping outdoors in the beauty of nature. This year’s theme is “Dance the Circle of Sacredness.”
For more information on Franciscan Girls Camp, or to register by May 1, contact Sister Ange Mayers at (320)632-0680 or email: amayers@fslf.org; www.fslf.org.

Extraordinary Ministers for Sundays

posted 11/21/19

The Saint Cloud Hospital Spiritual Care Department is accepting applications for individuals to be part of our volunteer team. Additional Extraordinary Ministers are needed on Sundays to bring Holy Communion to Catholic patients during their hospital stay. We invite you to prayerfully consider if you are being called to this ministry. Minimum availability is one Sunday per month and the time commitment that day varies due to patient census. For questions or to learn more about this ministry, please contact Anita Fischer, Chaplain, at 320-251-2700 ext. 54621


Minnesota Farm & Rural Helpline

posted 10/1/19

Catholic Rural Life, a national Catholic nonprofit organization dedicated to the vitality of the American countryside, is helping to spread the message about the 24/7 confidential “Minnesota Farm & Rural Helpline” to all Catholic dioceses in Minnesota. Need help finding a confidential financial or legal adviser? Feeling alone, sad or worried and need a listening ear? Call the hotline at 833-600-2670. “Our farmers are facing hard times and this is one way we can help them. This helpline is offered by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, and all calls are answered locally by trained staff and volunteers,” said Annie Huntington, Catholic Rural Life project coordinator.


Volunteers needed at St. Benedict’s Senior Community

 posted 10/1/19

St. Benedict’s Senior Community is seeking volunteers to assist with Catholic ministries. The primary need of the community at this time is eucharistic ministers.  You do not need to have any prior experience in eucharistic ministry as SBSC will provide training and commissioning. Eucharistic ministers arrive at 8:30 a.m., round the floors distributing Communion, and serve during the 10 a.m.Mass. The current needs are for Thursday mornings and/or one Sunday a month. If you are unable to make a weekly commitment, any amount of time would be a welcome help. If interested in another ministry, other opportunities include rosary leaders (daily at 3:45 p.m.) and chapel attendants (setting up for Mass, escorting residents in and out of the chapel and tending to their needs during Mass). For more information, you can contact Rebecca Calderone, director of pastoral care, at 320-252-0010 ext. 30276 or at rebecca.calderone@centracare.com.