May 22, 2015
By Kristi Anderson
Last year, St. Agnes Parish in Roscoe, one of the three parishes Father Glenn Krystosek shepherds, reached their Annual Diocesan Appeal goal for the first time since he started there in 2009. His other two parishes, St. Louis in Paynesville and St. Margaret in Lake Henry came very close.
“I try to help parishioners realize the importance of the annual appeal,” he said. “It does help everyone in the diocese in some respect, through the Office of Marriage and Family, the Tribunal, Catholic Education Ministries. It helps the Vocations Office prepare seminarians studying for the priesthood. These are things that impact or will impact all of us at some point.”
Bishop Donald Kettler said in a letter to potential donors that “the Diocese of St. Cloud — including you, me and more than 50,000 other households — is blessed by ministries and offices that serve our parishes, Catholic schools, families and organizations throughout all 16 counties They fill critical needs of our faith life — needs that our parishes cannot provide on their own.”