Bishop Kettler, 600+ parishioners celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe

December 20, 2013, edition By Sue Schulzetenberg-Gully Sounds of maracas and bells echoed through St. John’s Abbey Church as traditional Matachines dancers, wearing feathered headpieces and images of Our Lady of Guadalupe, marched down the aisle at the beginning of the Dec. 15 Mass. Facing the assembly of more than 600 Hispanics and Anglos from…

Grandparents’ Day at CHS

Dec. 6, 2013, edition Students and visitors rise as Bishop Donald Kettler enters the gym at Cathedral School Nov. 26 to preside at Mass for Grandparents’ Day. Cathedral School 10th grade student Amy Howard, 16, poses for a picture with Bishop Kettler at the request of her grandmother, Sarah Howard of St. Cloud Photos by…

Sioux Falls church recalls Bishop Kettler as ‘real deal’

Nov. 15, 2013, edition By Bill Vossler For The Visitor “There aren’t enough adjectives to describe how good Bishop [Donald] Kettler is,” said Donna Cannon of the Communications Office of the Diocese of Sioux Falls, S.D. As producer for their TV Mass, she worked with him from 1990 until he was named bishop in 2002….

Bishop Kettler impressed Alaskans

Nov. 15, 2013, edition By Bill Vossler For The Visitor During his 11-year bishopric in Fairbanks, Alaska, Bishop Donald Kettler impressed Alaskans in many ways. One was by journeying out to remote villages in the 400,000 square mile diocese, said Robert Hannon, chancellor of the Diocese of Fairbanks, Alaska. “Traveling in small aircraft and snow…

Blessed with a new bishop

Nov. 15, 2013, edition The following photos were taken by Paul Middlestaedt for The Visitor Acolyte Gabriel Walz swings the censer down the center aisle of St. Mary’s Cathedral as he leads the procession beginning the Nov. 7 installation Mass in which Bishop Kettler became the bishop of St. Cloud. Bishop Edward Burns of Juneau, Alaska,…

Flock seeks strong, faithful collaborator

Nov. 15, 2013, editon By Jennifer Janikula For The Visitor Expectations are high, but the people of the St. Cloud Diocese are confident Bishop Donald Kettler will serve them well. Speaking with The Visitor, several who attended his installation Mass shared their hopes for the diocese’s future, covering a wide range of topics including immigration…

About the vestments

Prelates and deacons in significant roles wore the six new vestments that were sewn for the installation and future celebrations by Candice Koopmeiners of St. Francis Xavier in Sartell, in consultation with Tildy Ellis, of St. Boniface in Cold Spring. The vestments coordinate with the existing chasubles and dalmatics that were sewn for the millennium…

Religious leaders from far and near admire new bishop

Nov. 15, 2013, edition By Kristi Anderson For The Visitor “Give him back!” joked Bishop Edward Burns, bishop of Juneau, Alaska, who traveled over 2,500 miles to attend the installation of his friend and colleague, Bishop Donald Kettler. “The people of the St. Cloud Diocese are so blessed to have Bishop Kettler coming their way,”…

Bishop Kettler installed as bishop of St. Cloud

Bishop Kettler installed as bishop of St. Cloud Nov. 15, 2013, edition By Sue Schulzetenberg-Gully In good times and bad times, Bishop Donald Kettler hopes to be walking beside the people of the St. Cloud Diocese. “There are ruts in the road and sometimes difficult — bitter even — weather, but the Spirit is with us,”…