April and May 2021 Announcements

Nominations open for the 2021 Humanae vitae Award – July 25, 2021 will mark the 53rd Anniversary of Humanae vitae! We’ll host our annual diocesan Humanae vitae Mass & Award Presentation on Thursday, July 29 at St. Mary’s Cathedral, St. Cloud at 7:00 p.m. with Bishop Donald Kettler. We are blessed to have people in our diocese who have dedicated themselves to the promotion of Natural Family Planning and the principles of Humanae vitae. If you know a person(s) who has demonstrated courage in promoting Natural Family Planning, submit your nomination in writing (500 words or less). For more information visit: https://stcdio.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/2021-Humanae-vitae-nomination-flyer-FINAL.pdf Send, fax, or e-mail nominations before April 29, 2021 to the Office of Marriage and Family, Natural Family Planning Advisory Committee, 305-7th Avenue North Suite 100, Saint Cloud, MN 56303 Fax: 320-258-7658 e-mail: omf@gw.stcdio.org Questions? Contact Sheila Reineke, sreineke@gw.stcdio.org or 320-252-4721 x308.

Happy Spring! This time of year we enjoy new beginnings. Allow God to bring something new to your marriage. Come – discover the beauty of Natural Family Planning (NFP) and learn how to live in harmony with nature and God’s plan for married love.

A First Instruction in the Billings Ovulation Method will be offered in:

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Breckenridge by appointment at St. Mary’s Church. For more information, or to register, contact Julie Budke at bhome.jmj@gmail.com or (218) 731-3953. The class is approximately 1½ to 2 hours long. *Note: Most insurance plans cover the cost of NFP Instruction and follow-up!

Fergus Falls by appointment at Our Lady of Victory Church. For more information, or to register, contact Julie Budke at bhome.jmj@gmail.com or (218) 731-3953. The class is approximately 1½ to 2 hours long. *Note: Most insurance plans cover the cost of NFP Instruction and follow-up!

Glenwood by appointment at Sacred Heart Church. For more information, or to register, contact Amanda Recker at mandyrecker@hotmail.com or (320) 239-2108. The class is approximately 1½ to 2 hours long. *Note: Most insurance plans cover the cost of NFP Instruction and follow-up!

Little Falls on Tuesday, April 6 & May 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the NFP Office in the Unity Specialty Center of St. Gabriel’s Hospital. For more information, or to register, contact Mary Bontjes at bontjesmary@yahoo.com or call the Little Falls NFP Office at (320) 631-5660. The class is approximately 1½ to 2 hours long. *Note: Most insurance plans cover the cost of NFP Instruction and follow-up!

Long Prairie on Monday, April 26 & May 28 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Church. For more information, or to register, contact Victoria Bulcher at vbulcher@stmaryslp.org or (320) 360-5193. The class is approximately 1½ to 2 hours long. *Note: Most insurance plans cover the cost of NFP Instruction and follow-up!

Morris by appointment at the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Mary or in the Board Room of the Stevens Community Medical Center. For more information, or to register, contact Joan Jay at georgejay@hotmail.com or (320) 589-4865. The class is approximately 1½ to 2 hours long. *Note: Most insurance plans cover the cost of NFP Instruction and follow-up!

Osakis by appointment at St. Agnes School. For more information, or to register, contact Hollie Kulzer at bhk97@hotmail.com or (320) 859-5864. The class is approximately 1½ to 2 hours long. *Note: Most insurance plans cover the cost of NFP Instruction and follow-up!

Randall by appointment at St. James Church. For more information, or to register, contact Mary Bontjes at bontjesmary@yahoo.com or (320) 360 6599. The class is approximately 1½ to 2 hours long. *Note: Most insurance plans cover the cost of NFP Instruction and follow-up!

Rice on Monday, April 5 & May 3 at 6:30 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church. For more information, or to register, contact Ann Marschel at amarschel21@gmail.com or (320) 290-6311. The class is approximately 1½ to 2 hours long. *Note: Most insurance plans cover the cost of NFP Instruction and follow-up!

St. Cloud on Thursday, April 22 & Monday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Office of Marriage & Family. For more information, or to register, contact Sheila Reineke at omf@gw.stcdio.org or (320) 252-4721. The class is approximately 1½ to 2 hours long. *Note: Most insurance plans cover the cost of NFP Instruction and follow-up!

St. Michael on Tuesday, April 6 & May 4 at 6:00 p.m. in Room #4 at St. Michael’s Church. For more information, or to register, contact Nora Dehmer at noradehmer@hotmail.com or (320) 248-5892. The class is approximately 1½ to 2 hours long. *Note: Most insurance plans cover the cost of NFP Instruction and follow-up!

Sauk Centre on Monday, April 19 & May 17 at St. Paul’s Church or CentraCare Health – Sauk Centre Hospital. For more information, or to register, contact Jill and Isaac Uphus at uphus.nfp@gmail.com or (320) 290-8751. The class is approximately 1½ to 2 hours long. *Note: Most insurance plans cover the cost of NFP Instruction and follow-up!

Wadena on Friday, April 23 & May 28 at 5:30 p.m. at St. Ann’s Church. For more information, or to register, contact Victoria Bulcher at vbulcher@saintanns.net or (320) 360-5193. The class is approximately 1½ to 2 hours long. *Note: Most insurance plans cover the cost of NFP Instruction and follow-up!