Bishop Patrick Neary has granted Catholics in the diocese a dispensation from the obligation to abstain from meat on Friday, March 17.
Bishop grants dispensation for St. Patrick’s Day
Photos: Latino community gathers to honor married couples
Bishop Partick Neary blessed the marriages of couples that gathered with their families Feb. 25 for the second annual Honoring Marriage Day for the Latino community.
Benedictine sisters elect Sister Karen Rose as new prioress
Sister Karen, 66, is from Manchester, England. She entered the monastery in St. Joseph in 2009 and made perpetual monastic profession on July 11, 2012. She currently serves as the director of mission advancement at St. Benedict’s Monastery in St. Joseph.
Bishop Neary asks for special collection for Turkey-Syria earthquake relief
In a letter dated Feb. 23, Bishop Patrick Neary asked parishes to take up a special collection for earthquake relief on the weekend of Feb. 25-26 or the weekend of March 4-5.
What are you reading for Lent? Local Eucharistic Revival team members weigh in
The Central Minnesota Catholic asked members of the local Eucharistic Revival teams to weigh in on what they will be reading this Lenten season. Here is a sampling of their responses.
Embracing cross, Bishop Neary to build his ministry on mercy, hope, justice
From Portland to Peru and many places in between, hundreds of people came to St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud Feb. 14 to witness the ordination and installation of the Diocese of St. Cloud’s 10th bishop, Bishop Patrick Neary, C.S.C., an Indiana native and priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross.
Bishop-elect Neary’s Solemn Vespers: ‘Together, we will be a heart of mercy, voice of hope, hands of justice’
During the service, Bishop-elect Neary made a Profession of Faith and took an Oath of Fidelity, which he and his predecessor, Bishop Donald Kettler, signed. A ring, pectoral cross and crosier were also blessed to be given to him at his ordination.
Obituary: Benedictine Sister Merle Maerz
Benedictine Sister Merle (Florentine) Maerz, 94, died Feb. 9 at St. Scholastica Convent, St. Cloud. The Eucharist of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. […]