Bulletin Announcements

Bulletin Announcements2024-04-26T11:27:04-05:00

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 bulletins.

May Annual Appeal 2024 Bulletin Announcements

posted 4/26/24

May 4 – 5, 2024
Bishop’s Annual Appeal: Thank you to those who have already supported diocesan ministries through the Appeal. As of April 22, the Bishop’s Annual Appeal for 2024 has raised total cash and pledges of $1,007,638 toward our goal of $1,450,000 (71.97%). This was made possible through the generous donations of 5,829 people throughout the 16 counties of our diocese. Will you help these ministries meet their funding needs? Visit www.stcdio.org/annualappeal.

May 11 – 12, 2024
Bishop’s Annual Appeal: Behold who you are. Become what you receive.” Vocations are essential to the long-term vitality of our faith communities in Central Minnesota. To see how your gifts support diocesan seminarians, please view our video at:  https://youtu.be/aqW_qIyYS3Q   Each dollar raised goes directly to ministries that support our Catholic faith and is not used for any other purpose.

May 18 – 19, 2024
Bishop’s Annual Appeal:  The Diocesan TV Mass has been a lifeline for the homebound. Other diocesan ministries continue their work in support of faith formation, family life, Catholic schools, multicultural ministries, evangelization and vocational discernment. Will you help keep these ministries strong? Visit www.stcdio.org/annualappeal.

May 25 – 26, 2024
Bishop’s Annual Appeal 2024: We honor God by learning about our faith and passing it to the next generations, teaching them the power of love, mercy, hope and forgiveness. Strong faith formation opportunities provide meaningful experiences to people of all ages, enriching our families, parishes, and communities. See how your generosity makes a difference at: https://youtu.be/Y4uT9k4VBVo.



May 2024 Stewardship announcements

posted 4/26/2024

May 4 – 5, 2024
Stewardship as a Way of Life: “This is my commandment: love one another as I love you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” – John 15:12-13

Do you love Jesus? Do you consider Him your friend? Jesus says that if we love Himwe would be willing to offer whatever we have to Him, not because we want praise and glory, but simply because we love Him. Does your giving seem mechanical out of obligation or do you share freely out of love?

May 11 – 12, 2024
Stewardship as a Way of Life: “Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.” – 1 John 4:15

How strong is your faith? When you have an opportunity to either defend or clarify a question about our Catholic faith, do you do it? Or, do you remain silent so that others don’t think you are weird? Pray for the courage to be strong in all circumstances and to joyfully share your witness with others.

May 18 – 19, 2024

Stewardship as a Way of Life: “There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit; there are different forms of service but the same Lord; there are different workings but the same God who produces all of them in everyone.” – 1 Corinthians 12:4-6

All of us are blessed, regardless of our own individual circumstances. God has given each of us many gifts. How we use those gifts is our gift back to God. For God’s plan to work, each must do what we are called to do. Guess what? We are not all called to do the same thing! For God’s plan to work you have to do what God is calling you to do and I have to do what God is calling me to do.

May 25 – 26, 2024

Stewardship as a Way of Life: “The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ…” – Romans 8:16-17

If we are heirs to the kingdom of God, shouldn’t we work to build up His kingdom? Shouldn’t we be good stewards of our inheritance, using our time in prayer, our talent in charitable works and our treasure to care for the Church that God has left to us? Our Church is a treasured heirloom from God. Do we treat it that way?

Minnesota Farm & Rural Helpline

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.

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