Love gives life, pope proclaims at Easter; share it with others

April 25, 2014, edition By Catholic News Service Pope Francis urged Christians to remember how they first encountered Christ and to share his love and mercy with others, especially through acts of caring and sharing. Proclaiming the good news of Jesus’resurrection means giving concrete witness “to unconditional and faithful love,” he said Easter Sunday before…

Holy Week and Easter services with religious communities

Palm Sunday, April 13 Collegeville • All are invited to join St. John’s monastic community for the blessing of palms and celebration of the Eucharist at 10:30 a.m. at the Abbey Church. Little Falls • All are invited to join the Franciscan Sisters for the blessing of palms and Eucharist at 8:30 a.m. in Sacred Heart Chapel,…

Bishop Kettler’s Holy Week Schedule

April 13 • Palm Sunday Liturgy 9:45 a.m. St. Mary’s Cathedral, St. Cloud • Penance Service 2 p.m. St. Francis de Sales Church, Belgrade April 15 • Penance Service 6:30 p.m. St. Mary’s Cathedral, St. Cloud April 17 • Holy Thursday Liturgy 7 p.m. St. Mary’s Cathedral, St. Cloud April 18 • Good Friday Service 12:05 p.m. St. Mary’s Cathedral,…

Holy Week Services at St. Mary’s Cathedral and St. Augustine Church

Palm Sunday, April 13 • Mass and blessing of palms 9:45 a.m., St. Mary’s Cathedral with Bishop Kettler 8 and 10 a.m., St. Augustine Church April 15 • Penance Service 6:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Cathedral with Bishop Kettler Holy Thursday, April 17 • Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7 p.m., St. Mary’s Cathedral with Bishop Kettler 7 p.m.,…

‘Journey with Jesus to Calvary’

April 11, 2014, edition Photos by Paul Middlestaedt Parishioners of St. Francis of Assisi in St. Francis will again present the unique play, “Journey With Jesus to Calvary.” With each year of production, this play is gaining popularity. In its sixth year, the play was initially written by a parishioner for presentation to the religious education students to…

The Resurrection of Jesus — God’s sign and seal

An Easter message April 11, 2014, edition by Bishop Donald Kettler Someone once designed an unusual Easter card, which looked like a Christmas card. The upper half of the card had a picture of a Nativity scene with the shepherds worshiping the newborn baby Jesus. The lower half of the card pictured those same shepherds,…

‘Risen’

Premier on St. Cloud stage of musical that tells the story of what happened after Jesus’ death March 28, 2014, edition By Sue Schulzetenberg-Gully An original, locally written production based on Jesus’ resurrection is set to hit the stage this April. Through dramatization and 21 songs, “Risen” tells the story of what happened after Jesus’…

Can we joyfully share all that God has given to us?

Lent is a good time to spread the good news through sacrifice, prayer, almsgiving and action March 28, 2014, edition By Bernie Evans “There are Christians whose lives seem like Lent without Easter.” Pope francis makes this observation in his encyclical, “The Joy of the Gospel” (6). He writes that evangelizing — proclaiming the good…