The Minnesota Catholic Conference is calling on Catholics to contact their legislators and urge them to reject a bill that would legalize assisted suicide in Minnesota. The End of Life Options Act(HF 2152), which would allow terminally ill adults to choose to end their lives, was introduced March 7 in the Minnesota House of Representatives.
The goal of our process is to maintain a Catholic presence in all areas of our diocese. This includes ensuring that people have access to the Sunday Eucharist — the source and summit of our faith — within a reasonable distance from their homes.
Crosier Father Thomas Raymond Carkhuff, 70, died March 2 in Onamia. Funeral services will be held March 10 at the Crosier Priory Church, 102 Crosier Drive North, Onamia. Reception of the Body will take place at 1 p.m. with Prayers for the Dead. Vigil will be kept until the funeral Mass begins at 3 p.m. Dinner will be served following the funeral liturgy. A private burial will take place at the Crosier cemetery at a later date.
Benedictine Sister Paula Reiten, 94, died March 2 at St. Scholastica Convent, St. Cloud. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. March 8 in the Sacred Heart Chapel at St. Benedict’s Monastery, St. Joseph. Burial of cremated remains will be in the monastery cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, at St. Scholastica Convent or for a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m. at St. Benedict’s Monastery. Visitation continues at 9 a.m. on March 8 until the time of the funeral.