DIOCESE OF SAINT CLOUD

VOICE OF HOPE

HEART OF MERCY

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

The Diocese of St. Cloud filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the bankruptcy code in the Minnesota Bankruptcy Court.

More information about the
bankruptcy and reorganization

The diocese is working to keep you informed on the most udpated information of how the coronavirus has impacted the diocese with statements and resources.

Visit Coronavirus Updates and Spiritual Resources for Prayer and Engagement

The MIDDLE SCHOOL RALLY THEME IS, “CHRIST AMONG US.” THIS VIRTUAL EVENT FOR 6-7-8th GRADERS IS GATHERING THE YOUNG PEOPLE OF THE CHURCH TO CELEBRATE BEING CATHOLIC.

For more information visit the 2021 Middle School Rally event page.


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around the diocese

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Latest News

As the January print edition of The Central Minnesota Catholic went to press, we were notified of significant delivery delays at this time in the U.S. postal system
for mailings like ours. We apologize if this edition of the magazine has arrived much later than usual. We are hopeful the strain on the postal system will lessen beginning in the new year.

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Diocese of Saint Cloud 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>

CONVERSATIONS ON AUDIO

Minnesota Catholic Podcast is a series of conversations which covers three areas of interest. The “Heart of Mercy” minute, is a series of podcasts with St. Cloud Bishop Donald Kettler. “Hands of Justice” is a series of podcasts featuring local speakers discussing social issues impacting Catholic culture today. And “Voices of Hope” features guests from across the globe to our own backyard, who bring with them stories of hope, inspiration and wisdom. This show is made possible through the Bishop’s Annual Appeal for the Diocese of St. Cloud, Minnesota.

Family Together
Being the Domestic Church

“Becoming Eucharist: Mealtime Table Talk for Families,” the newest resource from Catholic Education Ministries, offers family reflection questions based on the Lectionary readings for each Sunday of the month in both Spanish and English. You can access it at https://familytogether.stcdio.org, where you also can download a monthly, printable PDF edition. This is a great formational resource for families without adding more to their already full plates.

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>