Special week, special events

Jan. 31, 2014, edition Photos by Paul Middlestaedt Schools across the St. Cloud Diocese observed Catholic Schools Week Jan. 26-Feb. 1 with fun activities, open house events and other opportunities to demonstrate students’ prowess. One of the activities at All Saints Academy in St. Joseph was a science fair.

Parents tell why they love their children’s Catholic schools

Jan. 31, 2014, edition By Nikki Rajala “We love Holy Cross School [of Pearl Lake/Marty] because we believe in passing on the Catholic faith to our children,” said Bob and Julene Faber-Andrusick. “We love the small class sizes, the one-on-one attention, the high academic standards and the leadership opportunities all of the children experience.” Their…

ANNUAL APPEAL FUELS MINISTRIES ACROSS THE DIOCESE

Jan. 31, 2014, edition By Sue Schulzetenberg-Gully In the last year, 52 televised Masses were produced by the Diocese of St. Cloud to be broadcasted by eight cable stations, one network television station and two radio stations. Some 530 men learned more about their faith and experienced fellowship through the Catholic Men’s Conference, and 500…

Through our gift, we say ‘THANK YOU’ — and ‘YES’

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I am excited that one of my first responsibilities is to ask for your support of our Annual Diocesan Appeal. Your response, and mine, as disciples of the risen Christ, expresses our “thank you” for God’s providence in our lives, and our “yes” to God’s call to care for…

Rallying, too, in Minnesota

Some 2,500 pray, march and stand up for life Jan. 31, 2014, edition The Catholic Spirit Wind chills dipping to -15 degrees couldn’t keep Mary Kay Mahowald and about 2,500 others away from the annual Prayer Service for Life at the Cathedral of St. Paul and pro-life march to the Minnesota Capitol Jan. 22. “I’ve…

Cathedral students join annual ‘March for Life’ in Washington, D.C.

Jan. 17, 2014, edition By Jennifer Janikula Twenty Cathedral School students and their five chaperones will climb aboard a bus in St. Paul Jan. 18 to enjoy a 24-hour ride to Washington D.C. Even though “enjoy” might not be the right word to describe anyone’s feelings about a 24-hour bus ride, every minute of this…

Students create toys

Jan. 17, 2014, edition Children from eight Catholic schools in the St. Cloud Diocese made toys using reused, recycled or common items in a contest sponsored by the Mission Office of the St. Cloud Diocese and The Catholic Foundation. The contest was designed to encourage pupils to think about and pray for children around the…

It’s ‘Pay It Forward’ time again

The Visitor offers seed money to those who will make the investment grow for a charitable cause Jan. 17, 2014, edition By Nikki Rajala In Matthew 25, Jesus tells the parable of a rich man who leaves a portion of his wealth with three trusted servants. Each used the money differently and those who increased…

Prayer vigil, March for Life commemorate Roe v. Wade anniversary

Jan. 22 MCCL March for Life moved to Capitol Rotunda due to severe weather Jan. 22 marks the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion in the United States. Parishioners are encouraged to attend events observing this anniversary and to board buses to attend the Jan. 22 March…