375 people attended the annual Catholic Men’s Conference Feb. 23 at Sacred Heart in Sauk Rapids.
The event included a keynote speaker, workshops, reconciliation, lunch and Mass with Bishop Donald Kettler.
110 participants from 18 states were drawn together through concerns about “what’s happening around agriculture and family farms, what’s happening in our rural communities and our rural life, concerns about food security and how we’re going to feed the world in the future, while caring at the same time for our environment,” Catholic Rural Life executive director James Ennis said.
The Diocese of St. Cloud celebrated Catholic Schools Week by holding Masses at two locations simultaneously Jan. 31. Two thousand students and teachers from the St. Cloud area Catholic Community Schools gathered at Cathedral High School, while 600 were on hand at St. John’s Abbey Church in Collegeville.