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.

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…

Aglow at the rally

Winter Spectacular was a time of fun & faith for junior high students Jan. 17, 2014, edition Photos and text by Sue Schulzetenberg-Gully  About 320 youth from across the St. Cloud Diocese attended the Jan. 12 Winter Spectacular Junior High Youth Rally in Collegeville. Participants were welcomed to the Weber Center at St. John’s Preparatory…

2014 Ministry Calendar

 January 1 Solemnity of Mary 6 Epiphany 5-11 National Migration Week 12 Junior High Youth Rally 19 Vespers for Life 22 MCCL March for Life, St. Paul 26-Feb. 1 Catholic Schools Week February 1-2 Annual Diocesan Appeal kick-off 8 Marriage Enrichment Day, St. Michael Parish, St. Cloud 9 World Marriage Day March 7 World Day…

Bishop releases statement for victims, including list of clergy

From +Donald J. Kettler Bishop of Saint Cloud January 3, 2014 When I became Bishop of the Diocese of Saint Cloud, in November 2013, I immediately began connecting with people, familiarizing myself with policies, and reviewing important documents that I am responsible for as Bishop. Part of that process has involved reviewing files regarding claims…

Initiative begun to form leaders in rural areas

Jan. 3, 2014, edition By Sue Schulzetenberg-Gully An initiative underway in the eastern part of the St. Cloud Diocese might become a national model for helping rural communities thrive. Members of several parishes in Benton, Kanabec, Morrison, Mille Lacs and Sherburne counties are in the midst of training for the Rural Life Leadership Development Initiative,…

NCYC — faith on fire

Faith forms bedrock of who Catholic youths say they are Dec. 6, 2013, edition By John Shaughnessy and Natalie Hoefer Catholic News Service At the National Catholic Youth Conference, held Nov. 21-23 in Indianapolis, the St. Cloud Diocese was represented by 169 people — Bishop Donald Kettler, 45 other adults and 123 youth, including a 3-month-old…

Celebration aims for solidarity with Hispanic community

Compassionate immigration reform to be the focus of Dec. 15 events; Bishop Kettler to preside at Mass for Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. John’s Abbey Nov. 22, 2013, edition By Carol Jessen-Klixbull The Catholic community of the St. Cloud Diocese will come together in prayer and communion to support its Hispanic brothers and sisters…