Priests’ council hears reports on forgiveness festival, pastoral letter

The Visitor Members of the Presbyteral Council heard reports March 8 about the Festival of Forgiveness and Bishop Donald Kettler’s recent pastoral letter on mercy, and gave their approval for a draft 2016-2017 budget for the offices of the Diocese of St. Cloud. The council, which is comprised of priest representatives from around the diocese…

Festival of Forgiveness called a ‘smashing success’

By Kristi Anderson The Visitor For the last few years, Pope Francis has celebrated “24 hours for the Lord,” a penitential celebration at St. Peter’s Basilica. The event includes several hours for confession and eucharistic adoration. After hearing about this initiative as well as the 24-hour Festival of Forgiveness in the Archdiocese of Chicago last…

Let the healing begin

By Kristi Anderson The Visitor Priests all over the Diocese of St. Cloud are preparing for the Festival of Forgiveness March 4. The sacrament of reconciliation will be available at designated churches around the diocese for 12 hours from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. All are invited to participate in this special Year of Mercy…