Bulletin Announcements

Bulletin Announcements2023-09-28T09:09:29-05:00

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.

Pilgrimage to Meet a True Holy Family

posted 8/22/23

The relics of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux and her parents, Saints Zélie and Louis Martin, will be touring Minneapolis and Saint Paul between October 4 and October 15. Learn more about the “Little Flower’s” “Little Way” and her impact in her short life on Earth. Visit https://www.st-therese.org/st-therese-relics for more information about this opportunity to venerate this family of saints outside of France

Ministry as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion
A workshop presented by the Diocese of St. Cloud’s Office of Worship as part of the Eucharistic Revival Year in the Parish

updated 9/28/23

All present Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion as well as those interested in this ministry are encouraged to participate. History of this ministry, theology/spirituality for those who minister, and practical considerations will be covered. This event is FREE. Registration will be onsite.

  • Sept. 30 – 9:30-11:00 a.m. St. Mary’s Alexandria
  • Oct. 5 – 7:00-8:30 p.m. Our Lady of Lourdes, Little Falls
  • Oct. 7 – 9:30-11:00 a.m. Seven Dolors, Albany
  • Oct. 14 – 9:30-11:00 a.m. Holy Spirit, St. Cloud
  • Oct. 17 – 6:30-8:00 p.m. Seven Dolors, Albany
  • Oct. 18 – 6:30-8:00 p.m. Holy Cross, Onamia
  • Oct. 21 – 9:30-11:00 a.m. Church of Mary of the Visitation, Becker

All workshops will take place inside the church.

Questions may be directed to: Sr. Jeanne Wiest, OP, Director of Worship Jeanne.wiest@gw.stcdio.org or (320) 255-9068.

Diocesan Eucharistic Congress

posted 8/18/23

Please add this announcement to your parish bulletin:

September 8 & 9 Diocesan Eucharistic Congress Events – POSTPONED
Dr. Timothy O’Malley is unable to join us for the Eucharistic Congress events slated for Sept. 8-9. We will work with Dr. O’Malley to reschedule. Stay tuned for more information.

October Annual Appeal 2023 Bulletin Announcements

posted 9/28/23

October 2023 Bulletin Announcements

October 7 – 8, 2023
Bishop’s Annual Appeal: Thank you to those who have already supported diocesan ministries through the Appeal. As of August 21, the diocese has raised $1,252,711 in gifts and pledges toward the goal of $1,400,000, with gifts from 7,005 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.

October 14 – 15, 2023
Bishop’s Annual Appeal:
The Bishop’s Annual Appeal proudly supports respect-for-life efforts in the diocese. To provide even better support and coordination for these ministries, the diocese has recently named an Associate Director for Respect Life.  This change allocates more time and resources to respect-for-life initiatives. 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.

October 21 – 22, 2023
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.

October 28 – 29, 2023
Bishop’s Annual Appeal: “Do This in Memory of Me.” 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.

October 2023 Stewardship announcements

posted 9/28/2023

October 7 – 8, 2023
Stewardship as a Way of Life: “The stone that the builders rejected has become the corner stone…” – Matthew 21:42

Jesus was rejected by the religious and political leaders of his day, as well as ordinary citizens, but he was still obedient to God, the Father.  Similarly, living a stewardship lifestyle may cause you to be “rejected” by others, but we, too are called to be obedient.  Saying grace before a meal in a restaurant may attract some strange looks from some.  But to others it is a sign that God is alive and well!

October 14 – 15, 2023
Stewardship as a Way of Life: “My God will fully supply whatever you need…” – Philippians 4:19

God really does provide for those who are grateful and generous.  This is very difficult for people that don’t live a stewardship lifestyle to believe.  People are skeptical and say it’s just coincidence.  If you are skeptical, try living a stewardship lifestyle for just one month – be generous with your gifts of time in prayer, talent in charitable works, and treasure, then see how God provides for your needs.

October 21 – 22, 2023
Stewardship as a Way of Life: “Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and to God the things that are God’s. – Matthew 22:21

Everything we are and everything we have belongs to God.  We aren’t “owners” of anything, we are merely “stewards” of the gifts God has given each of us.  All God is asking is that we give back a portion of what He gave us.  This is the essence of Stewardship.  God should be our first priority in everything.  All else comes second, especially our money.

October 28 – 29, 2023
Stewardship as a Way of Life: “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.” – Matthew 22:37

Do you put other “gods” before God?  Is your love of money, power, status, comfort or some personal possession greater than your love for God?  Do you recognize that everything you have and that everything you are is a gift from God?  Putting God first in everything helps keep us from becoming a slave to our possessions and to our pride.

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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