DIOCESE OF SAINT CLOUD



HEART OF MERCY

VOICE OF HOPE

HANDS OF JUSTICE

DIOCESE OF SAINT CLOUD

HEART OF MERCY • VOICE OF HOPE • HANDS OF JUSTICE

Our Mission

We, the people of God of the Diocese of Saint Cloud, in union with the Universal Church,
believe in and proclaim the presence of Jesus Christ in our world.

Our mission is to be His heart of mercy,
voice of hope, and hands of justice.

From the Diocese

Starting in November 2023 Bishop Neary will have monthly visits for the Area Catholic Communities (ACCs), in groups of 3-4 at St. Mary’s Cathedral. During this visit each ACC will give a short presentation.

View the summaries and presentation information for the pastoral visits.

In light of the National Eucharistic Revival, St. Cloud Bishop Patrick Neary, C.S.C., was moved by the Holy Spirit to write his very first pastoral letter, “As the Father has sent me, so I send you.”

Read Bishop Neary’s Pastoral Letter

Please join us on Thursday, February 22 at 6:30 p.m. for webinar Mental Health Ministry: a Catholic Response to the Mental Health Crisis webinar with Deacon Ed Shoener, Director of the Association for Catholic Mental Health Ministers.

For more information and to register.

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Latest News

Photos of the week Feb. 23, 2024

Photos featured this week include a cow in St. Peter's Square, Los Angeles Archbishop José H. Gomez at a Religious Education Congress and a vigil in memory of late Russian Read more.

Ayuno y abstinencia: Más que leyes de la Iglesia

Al empezar la temporada penitencial de la Cuaresma, nosotros los católicos, así como los cristianos en todas partes, nos preparamos para conmemorar la pasión de Nuestro Señor Jesucristo. The post Read more.

Subject of a new film, Mother Cabrini left native Italy to serve U.S. immigrants

Frances Cabrini's mission work in America became a bright page in the sometimes tumultuous story of Italian-American Catholicism, and she was the first U.S. citizen to be canonized. The post Read more.

Bernini’s baldachin masterpiece disappears from public view until Holy Year

Bernini's 100-foot-tall baldachin In St. Perter's Basilica will be completely covered by metal scaffolding before Easter to allow a team of restorers to clean and repair the masterpiece. The post Read more.

It’s 90 seconds to midnight: Can Catholics stop the tick tock of the Doomsday Clock?

The Doomsday Clock -- the theoretical timepiece that measures humanity's march toward nuclear annihilation when it strikes midnight -- continues to dismally tick forward, currently marking 90 seconds until Armageddon. Read more.

YOU BELONG HERE

Young Adult Ministry

To support single and married young adults to live the Gospel message through a life of prayer, study, community, and service.

 

PROVIDING SPIRITUAL COMPANIONSHIP

Mental Health Ministry

The role of a mental health ministry team is to provide spiritual companionship, to listen and enter into relationships; provide spiritual and practical support and resources; and provide educational opportunities for mental health awareness to the parish and community.

Mental health ministry is not about solving someone’s problems, but rather listening and accompanying individuals on their journey.

Check out the resources for help.

“Whoever suffers mental illness always bears God’s image and likeness, and has an inalienable right to be considered a person and treated as such.”

– St. Pope John Paul II

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St. Cloud Diocese TV Mass

Our diocesan televised Mass reaches nearly all households in our diocese through network programming each Sunday morning. This Mass is a wonderful opportunity for our home bound parishioners to enjoy their faith with the Diocese of Saint Cloud. Those who can’t watch the Mass on television are invited to view it online. This ministry is fully supported by donations and through the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. Get viewing information or watch the online TV Mass>

What is the Emmaus Institute?

The Emmaus Institute for Ministry Formation is a four-year intellectual and ministerial formation program for lay leadership ministry and potential Latino/Hispanic diaconal candidates from the Diocese of Saint Cloud, in partnership with Saint John’s School of Theology and Seminary. Its purpose is to create well-formed ministers who will serve the mission of the Gospel in their families, parishes, and wider communities throughout the diocese. Read more>