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2018 Humanae vitae Mass and Award Reception July 26
Congratulations Catherine Bahmer!
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Humanae vitae! Join us for the annual Humanae vitae Mass and Award Reception on Thursday, July 26 at Saint Mary’s Church in Little Falls. We will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Humanae Vitae! Mass will begin at 7:00 p.m. with Bishop Donald Kettler, our presider. A reception will follow Mass, with the presentation of the 2018 Humanae Vitae Award to Catherine Bahmer. We hope you will join us.
Celebrate Natural Family Planning (NFP) Awareness Week July 22-28, 2018!
Plan now to celebrate NFP Week. This year’s theme is, “Generations of Love, Humanae vitae (1968-2018) Natural Family Planning, Celebrate God’s Gift of Married Love!” A colorful poster and other online resources are available at http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/marriage-and-family/natural-family-planning/awareness-week/. This is a great time to learn about NFP and God’s plan for married love. If you have questions or would like additional resources contact Sheila Reineke at 320-258-7609 or email@example.com.
2018 Rural Life Celebration
The annual Rural Life Celebration, sponsored by Catholic Charities, the Diocese of St. Cloud and The Catholic Foundation, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 12, 2018. It will take place at the Galen and Karla Stumpf Family Farm in Pierz (12344 Lake Road, Pierz, MN). The celebration will feature outdoor Mass at 11:00 a.m. with Bishop Donald Kettler, immediately followed by special guest speaker Michelle Litke, local community member and cancer survivor. The festivities will continue with lunch, entertainment and activities for all ages. This event will take place rain or shine, and supports the Rural Life Fund to help those in need in our rural communities throughout the diocese. All are welcome!
Under the Stars – ‘Free’ Date night for couples, August 10
Join us at the showing of Fireproof (Spanish and English) on the Holy Spirit Church lawn. Music, popcorn, snacks, lemonade from 7:30 – 8:00 p.m., Welcome and prayer by Fr. Tom Knoblach at 8:15 p.m., movie begins at 8:30 p.m. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket. In case of rain, movie will be moved inside the church. Call 320-252-4721 for more information or visit http://omf.stcdio.org/th_event/under-the-stars-date-night-movie-for-couples/.
Eucharistic Ministers needed
What makes the St. Cloud Hospital Catholic? 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.