Jackson will be inducted June 15 into the Order of St. Gregory the Great, a papal knighthood granted for outstanding service to the Catholic Church.
On June 4, Bishop Donald Kettler ordained two permanent deacons, Hans Michael Froslee and Christopher Goenner, and one transitional deacon, seminarian Derek Wiechmann, at St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud. Read more about the new deacons in The Visitor.
St. Thomas Parish was founded in 1891. There are currently 90 households in the parish. The information below is from Kristi Bivens, pastoral associate. Q: What is the most interesting facet of your church building? A: We have four beautiful altars. Three of the altars were purchased from the E. Hackner Company of La Crosse, […]
The “Fishers of Men” Fish-a-thon, a new family event for all ages to support seminarians in the diocese, is set to begin at noon, Friday, July 8. The Fish-a-thon is sponsored by the Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Saint Cloud. “Everyone in the diocese can participate because they will fish in the lake or […]
The diocesan Office of Worship received a $15,000 grant from the Calvin Institute for Worship in Grand Rapids, Michigan, “to assist parishes to more fully embody the vision of the Second Vatican Council by training those who will form new Catholics for a life grounded in liturgical worship,” according to the institute. The Office of […]
The National Catholic Youth Choir will perform three concerts in the St. Cloud Diocese in late June. Concerts are set for: 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, at St. Mary Church in Alexandria; 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 24, at St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud; and 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 25, at the Great Hall, St. […]
“Love Never Fails: Tools for the Vocation of Christian Parenting” is the topic of a workshop sponsored by the Central MN Parish Nurses and CentraCare Health. Presenter Jim Otremba will discuss developing healthy family habits and relationships. The workshop is from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, at CentraCare Plaza, Windfeldt Room, 1900 […]
Michael Stalboerger joined Birthline Inc. of St. Cloud May 16 as its new executive director. The Christian-based organization provides education, mentoring, support services and referrals to those affected by an unintended or crisis pregnancy. Family is what drives Stalboerger, who lives in Cold Spring with his wife, Mandy, and their two children Noah, 6, and […]
On June 4, Bishop Donald Kettler will ordain two permanent deacons, Hans Michael Froslee and Christopher Goenner, and one transitional deacon, seminarian Derek Wiechmann at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud. The public is invited to attend. These three men had very different paths to their vocation but similar goals: to embody […]
Representatives from Holy Cross Parish in Butler traveled May 17 to Melrose to meet with Father Marvin Enneking, pastor of St. Mary Parish in Melrose. After hearing about the fire that St. Mary’s experienced March 11, the Holy Cross parish community wanted to deliver messages of hope, compassion and solidarity, especially since they know what […]
Steve Bresnahan has announced that after 22 years as the executive director of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud, he is planning for his transition to retirement. Catholic Charities will begin the process to select a new executive director in the next six to nine months, the agency announced May 31 in a […]
Bishop Donald Kettler is asking Catholics in the Diocese of Saint Cloud to join him in praying for healing for all victims and survivors of clergy sexual abuse, and for a just resolution to civil claims made under the Minnesota Child Victims Act. “I apologize again on behalf of the Church to all victims and […]
Parishes across the diocese celebrated the Feast of Corpus Christi May 29. St. Stephen Parish in St. Stephen honored the real presence of Christ with a procession of the Blessed Sacrament. Photos by Paul Middlestaedt
When Louise May saw a picture of Pope Francis opening the Holy Door of Mercy at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, she said she heard “a whisper of the Holy Spirit.” May, who teaches art at St. Mary Help of Christians School in St. Augusta, decided to work with the sixth-grade students to create a […]
By Maria Wiering / For The Visitor The establishment of a surrogacy commission, passage of drug sentencing reform legislation and withdrawal of a bill to legalize physician-assisted suicide are among the victories the Minnesota Catholic Conference is celebrating following the end of the Minnesota State Legislature’s 11-week session May 23. “A lot of good things […]