Teens hope to build relationships on mission trip to Mexico

By Dianne Towalski The Visitor Stephanie Jimenez and Esmeralda Mancilla will experience Easter in Mexico this year. The two Catholic high school seniors from central Minnesota will spend 10 days there, but it won’t be a vacation. Jimenez and Mancilla are traveling to Mexico March 19 with Mayuli Bales, director of the Office of Multicultural…

Partners in need of prayer

With political unrest and disease taking their toll in Homa Bay and Maracay, central Minnesota Catholics are being asked to pray By Dianne Towalski The Visitor Prayer is a pillar of any global solidarity partnership, and our partners in Maracay, Venezuela and Homa Bay, Kenya need our prayers more than ever. The St. Cloud Mission…

Advent Toy Contest raises awareness, funds

The St. Cloud Mission Office, with the Knights of Columbus, a Knights Auxiliary and other donors, is sponsoring the second annual Advent Toy Contest. Catholic school children are encouraged to create a homemade toy or game using only reused, recycled or common items from around the house or classroom (such as rubber bands, old ribbon,…

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…