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Bulletin Announcements2021-03-30T08:43:13-06:00

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.

Totus Tuus Leaders Needed

posted 3/30/2021

The Vocations Office for the Diocese of Saint Cloud will need eight fabulous college students who are ripe for taking their faith to the next level. How about inviting them to apply to be a Totus Tuus team member? Totus Tuus offers them an intense summer of growing in their faith and sharing it with the younger generation. Application deadline as soon as possible. For more information and application, visit https://stcdio.org/vocations/totus-tuus/leaders/


April 2021 Bishop’s Annual Appeal bulletin announcements

posted 3/25/2021

April 3 – 4, 2021

Bishop’s Annual Appeal: Rejoice in our risen Lord! Thank you to those who have already supported diocesan ministries through the appeal. As of March 23, the Appeal raised $842,817 in gifts and pledges toward the goal of $1,400,000 with gifts from 5,804 households. Every dollar raised goes directly to ministries that support our Catholic faith and is not used for any other purpose.

April 10 – 11, 2021

Bishop’s Annual Appeal: Please take time this week to read the April edition of The Central Minnesota Catholic, where you’ll find stories of how our Catholic faith is transforming lives in positive ways. Visit www.stcdio.org/annualappeal for information about the ministries of the appeal.

April 17 – 18, 2021

Bishop’s Annual Appeal: “Gifts Offered by Human Hands.” The Appeal supports ministries that benefit you, your family and your greater parish community. Please make a gift today. Each 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.

April 24 – 25, 2021

Bishop’s Annual Appeal: We ask you to please take a moment pray for the Bishop’s Annual Appeal and the vital ministries it supports. Every dollar raised goes directly to ministries that support our Catholic faith and is not used for any other purpose.


April 2021 Stewardship announcements

posted 3/25/2021

April 3 – 4, 2021
Stewardship as a Way of Life:
“Think of what is above, not of what is on earth.” — Colossians 3:2

On this day we thank God for His Son, Jesus, who died, rose and opened the gates of heaven for us. We celebrate and sing “Alleluia.” Let’s try to keep the joy of this Easter season in our hearts throughout the year! Pray daily and listen for how God is calling you to joyfully use your gifts to fulfill His salvation plan.

April 10 – 11, 2021
Stewardship as a Way of Life:
“The community of believers was of one heart and mind, and no one claimed that any of his possessions was his own …” — Acts 4:32

All that we are and all that we have is a gift from God! Think of your family, your friends, your life, your talents and your money — these are all gifts from God! We aren’t really owners of anything; we are merely “stewards” of the gifts God has blessed us with. We are called to be grateful and generous with all of our gifts for the benefit of others.

April 17 – 18, 2021
Stewardship as a Way of Life:
“Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’ But they were startled and frightened …” — Luke 24:36-37

Throughout the day we have many opportunities to “see the face of Jesus” in others and to “be the face of Jesus” to others. Do we take that opportunity to provide “peace” to those we encounter, or are we afraid of what others will think of us and do nothing? Pray for the strength and courage to live a “God-centered” life and not a “self-centered” life.

April 24 – 25, 2021
Stewardship as a Way of Life: “I am the good shepherd … and I lay down my life for the sheep … and they will heed my voice.” — John 10:14-16

When you pray, do you only ask Jesus for the things that you want? Do you ever ask Him what He wants from you? How do you listen for His response? Many times Jesus responds in “quiet whispers” that are not so obvious. So, take time every day, in silence, to actively listen for His voice.


Extraordinary Ministers for Sundays

The Saint Cloud Hospital Spiritual Care Department is accepting applications for individuals to be part of our volunteer team. Additional Extraordinary Ministers are needed on Sundays to bring Holy Communion to Catholic patients during their hospital stay. We invite you to prayerfully consider if you are being called to this ministry. Minimum availability is one Sunday per month and the time commitment that day varies due to patient census. For questions or to learn more about this ministry, please contact Anita Fischer, Chaplain, at 320-251-2700 ext. 54621


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.


Volunteers needed at St. Benedict’s Senior Community

St. Benedict’s Senior 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 eucharistic ministry as SBSC will provide training and commissioning. Eucharistic ministers arrive at 8:30 a.m., round the floors distributing Communion, and serve during the 10 a.m.Mass. The current needs are for Thursday 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 rosary leaders (daily at 3:45 p.m.) and chapel attendants (setting up for Mass, escorting residents in and out of the chapel and tending to their needs during Mass). For more information, you can contact Rebecca Calderone, director of pastoral care, at 320-252-0010 ext. 30276 or at rebecca.calderone@centracare.com.


 
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