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Bulletin Announcements2022-11-26T10:10:48-06:00

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.

Advent prayer journal

posted 11/21/22

Free download of Advent prayer journal by local authors available now!

As part of the Eucharistic Revival, members of the local Revival Prayer Team designed a beautiful journal to help people fall more deeply in love with Jesus, especially promoting a deeper understanding and connection with Jesus at Mass. This free resource can be used individually, with families and in small groups and is available at https://stcdio.org/eucharistic-revival.

December 2022 Bishop’s Annual Appeal bulletin announcements

posted 11/26/2022

December 3 – 4, 2022

Bishop’s Annual Appeal: Blessings to all of you in this season of Advent. Thank you to those who have already supported diocesan ministries through the Appeal. As of November 18, the Appeal raised $1,250,850 in gifts and pledges toward the goal of $1,400,000 with gifts from 7,509 households. Every dollar raised goes directly to ministries that support our Catholic faith and is not used for any other purpose. Learn more at www.stcdio.org/annualappeal.

December 10 – 11, 2022

Bishop’s Annual Appeal: Blessings to you and those you love on this third Sunday of Advent. Our diocesan ministries are walking with you as we joyfully anticipate the birth of our savior who comes to us to save us from our sins and bring new life. Please support these ministries with an end-of-year gift at www.stcdio.org/annualappeal.

December 17 – 18, 2022

Bishop’s Annual Appeal: In this fourth week of Advent, please remember the diocesan ministries that, through your generosity, continue to build the Kingdom of God here in Central Minnesota. Please keep them thriving by making a gift at www.stcdio.org/annualappeal.

December 24 – 25, 2022

Bishop’s Annual Appeal: Christ is born! Our mission is to be His heart of mercy, voice of hope, and hands of justice. The ministries supported by the Bishop’s Annual Appeal are at the heart of this mission. They provide assistance, education and pastoral care to people throughout our diocese. Please consider a gift at www.stcdio.org/annualappeal.

December 2022 Stewardship announcements

posted 11/26/2022

December 3 – 4, 2022
Stewardship as a Way of Life:
“Therefore, every tree that does not bear good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.” — Matthew 3:10

Do you bear good fruit for Jesus? Do you spend time in prayer, or do you waste it with mindless activity? Do you use your talent to help others or are you too busy? Do you use your treasure to support the Church, or do you buy more things that go unused. Our time, talent and treasure are gifts from God. What we do with these gifts is our gift back to Him. What gifts are you planning to give to the Lord during this upcoming Christmas season?

December 10 – 11, 2022
Stewardship as a Way of Life: “You too must be patient. Make your hearts firm, because the coming of the Lord is at hand.” — James 5:8

Patience is another one of those things many of us struggle with. We want things to go according to our plan and our schedule; we like things to be convenient. Any change brings anxiety and fear. Through daily prayer God reveals to us what He wants us to do with the gifts He has given us. We are able to better align ourselves with God’s will and His plan, which is far better than anything we can come up with on our own.

December 17 – 18, 2022
Stewardship as a Way of Life:
“When Joseph awoke, he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took his wife into his home.” — Matthew 1:24

Putting our complete trust in the Lord without expecting anything in return. Striving to put God first in all things and follow Him wherever He may lead us. Joseph was a model of these pillars of our faith. As we prepare for the birth of our Lord, pray for the strength and courage to be a model of discipleship, just as Joseph was.

December 24 – 25, 2022
Stewardship as a Way of Life: “And the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us…” — John 1:14

God made us to be in relationship with Him. He loves each of us individually. Through sin, our relationship with God was broken. He gave us Jesus to restore our relationship. Being a disciple of Jesus, we are given the model to obtain eternal life in Heaven. Christmas isn’t about the material gifts we receive, it’s about the love that God, Our Father, gave us by giving us His Son, Jesus — the best gift we could ever receive.

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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