Parishes throughout the Diocese of St. Cloud will take a special collection the weekend of Dec. 8-9 for the Retirement Fund for Religious.
Coordinated by the National Religious Retirement Office in Washington, D.C., this annual appeal benefits 31,000 elderly Catholic sisters, brothers and religious order priests.
The largest component of the campaign is focused on growing the college’s endowment to provide perpetual scholarship support for students in order to improve access to higher education for low-income and first-generation students.
Health care professionals from around the diocese gathered Nov. 4 in the Sacred Heart Chapel of St. Benedict’s Monastery in St. Joseph for a special “White Coat” Mass in recognition of their dedicated work.