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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.

August 2022 Bishop’s Annual Appeal bulletin announcements

posted 7/30/2022

August 6 – 7, 2022

Bishop’s Annual Appeal: Thank you to those who have already supported diocesan ministries through the Appeal. As of July 18, the Appeal raised $1,083,962 in gifts and pledges toward the goal of $1,400,000 with gifts from 6,733 households. Every dollar raised goes directly to ministries that support our Catholic faith and is not used for any other purpose. Will you help these ministries meet their funding needs? Visit www.stcdio.org/annualappeal.


August 13 – 14, 2022

Bishop’s Annual Appeal: The Bishop’s Annual Appeal proudly supports respect-for-life efforts in the diocese. Your generosity helps make this possible. To donate, visit www.stcdio.org/annualappeal or mail to: Bishop’s Annual Appeal, P.O. Box 1538, St. Cloud, MN 56302.


August 20 – 21, 2022

Bishop’s Annual Appeal: Have you attended a baptism, First Communion, confirmation, wedding, or ordination? All of these sacraments are supported through the ministries funded by the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. Help continue to support these vital milestones of our faith through a gift at www.stcdio.org/annualappeal.


August 27 – 28, 2022

Bishop’s Annual Appeal: Your generosity makes it possible for diocesan ministries to provide essential education, pastoral care and other assistance to thousands of people across our 16-county diocese. These ministries couldn’t happen without you. Learn more at www.stcdio.org/annualappeal.


August 2022 Stewardship announcements

posted 7/30/2022

August 2022

August 6 – 7, 2022

Stewardship as a Way of Life: “For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be” (Luke 12:34).

Jesus encourages us to build up our treasure in heaven. The world encourages us to build up our treasure in real estate, investments and material goods. How much time are you investing in building up a worldly treasure? How much time are you investing in building up a heavenly treasure? To invest more in the things of heaven, you must let go of some of the things of this world.

August 13 – 14, 2022

Stewardship as a Way of Life: “Do you think I have come to give you peace on Earth? No, I tell you, but rather division” (Luke 12:51).

Many of us like to play it safe and not cause waves. We don’t want to cause any turmoil. However, many times this is at the expense of the truth. The truth being Jesus Christ. Too many people are misguided because they rely on their own limited human ability to reason and are not allowing faith in God to guide them. Form your conscience; take a stand for life and the common good of all.

August 20 – 21, 2022

Stewardship as a Way of Life: “For behold, some are last who will be first and some are first who will be last” (Luke 13:30).

Our cultural standards are different from God’s standards. We often rank people by what they have, how powerful they are, or how successful they are. Jesus reminds us that God will not judge us by the same earthly standards. When God asks you, “What have you done with the gifts I have given you?” How will you respond?

August 27 – 28, 2022

Stewardship as a Way of Life: “Rather, when you hold a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind; blessed indeed will you be because of their inability to repay you” (Luke 14:13-14).

One of the main principles of living a stewardship lifestyle is to give without expecting anything in return. This is difficult for some to comprehend in the consumerist culture we live in. This is opposed to our parish offertory at Mass, where you unite your sacrifice with Jesus’, renewing our covenant relationship with Him.

Volunteers needed at CentraCare St. Benedict’s Community

CentraCare St. Benedict’s Community is seeking volunteers to assist with Catholic ministries. The primary need of the community at this time is Eucharistic Ministers. You do not need to have any prior experience in this ministry as St. Ben’s will provide training and commissioning. Eucharistic ministers arrive around 8:30 a.m., round the floors distributing Communion, and serve as Eucharistic Ministers during the 10 a.m. Mass. The current needs are for Monday, Thursday, or Friday mornings and/or one Sunday a month. If you are unable to make a weekly commitment, any amount of time would be a welcome help. If interested in another ministry, other opportunities include chapel attendants (setting up for Mass, escorting residents in and out of the chapel and tending to their needs during Mass) or one-to-one visits with residents in their rooms. For more information, you can contact Rebecca Calderone, Director of Spiritual Care, at 320-252-0010 ext. 30276 or at rebecca.calderone@centracare.com.

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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