The man, the mission and the ministry

Pastoral leaders reminisce about Bishop Kinney Since his arrival in 1995, countless stories of Bishop John Kinney’s guidance, service and his love of celebrating the sacraments have been woven into teh fabric of his tenure, threaded with compassion, laughter, mission and hope. One of his first tasks was carefully tailoring a diocesan mission statement with…

‘I know it’s time for a fresh apostle’

A Visitor interview with Bishop John Kinney After suffering a bout of pneumonia and other ailments this fall, Bishop John Kinney is upbeat because the medical folks caring for him say he’s ahead of expectations in his recovery, so he fully expects to be at St. Mary’s Cathedral when Bishop Donald Kettler is installed as his successor…

Bishop Kinney’s current board memberships

• Member, Board of Overseers, School of Theology of St. John’s Seminary • Member, Board of Directors, Catholic Mutual Relief Society of America Bishop Kinney’s past committee and board memberships: • Member, Bishops’ Committee for Priestly Life and Ministry • Episcopal Liaison with NOCERCC • Chairman, NCCB Ad Hoc Committee on Bishops’ Life and Ministry…

Newsboys pump up the spirit for Spirit 92.9

Oct. 25, 2013, edition Newsboys, the pop, rock and worship band with 30 #1 hits on Christian radio, was one of the groups that performed Oct. 20 for more than 2,000 at River’s Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud as part of an outreach by Spirit 92.9. Photos by Paul Middlestaedt for The Visitor

All Souls’ Day Indulgences

A plenary indulgence, applicable only to the dead, can be acquired only once on Nov. 1 or Nov. 2. The conditions to gain this plenary indulgence are: 1. A visit to a church or public oratory — and in semipublic oratories by those who have the right to use them. 2. The work prescribed for…

Homelessness has a face

People who lived on the streets, in shelters and in their cars talk about how they got there, how they survived and how they found hope through local community organizations Oct. 25, 2013, edition By Sue Schulzetenberg-Gully In the midst of transitional housing, Jennifer Parker’s children were restless. They had been living at Recovery Plus,…

Fall Mission Forum Oct. 30 will feature CRS correspondent

The St. Cloud Mission Office invites all to its 11th annual Fall Mission Forum and prayer, beginning with Mass at 12:05 p.m. Oct. 30 at St. Mary’s Cathedral lower church. Following Mass will be a light reception and presentation by Caroline Brennan, an overseas field correspondent with Catholic Relief Services, who has worked across four…

Albany students join others across diocese in annual fundraiser

Oct. 25, 2013, edition In Albany, students at Holy Family School participated in a variety of service activities for the Service-A-Thon on behalf of Catholic education. The activities included making blankets, placemats and decorations for several organizations, making crafts for the school’s carnival,cleaning the church, cemetery and grounds, cleaning the school grounds and playing Bingo…