UPDATED: Your guide to fall parish festivals in the diocese

Updated Oct. 18.

Wednesday, October 20

Pelican Rapids • St. Leonard of Port Mauritius Parish hosts fall roast beef dinner with mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and pie from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Event includes a silent auction.

Saturday, October 23

Chokio • St. Mary’s Parish Fall Bazaar is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Event includes food, baked goods, crafts and grab bags for kids. Raffle drawing (quilt, cash, gift certificates, prizes) at noon.

Sunday, October 24

Belgrade • St. Francis de Sales Parish serves sausage and pancake supper from 2:30  to 6:30  p.m. at parish center (across from church).

Eden Valley • Assumption Parish serves a Fall Dinner of roast beef with mashed potatoes and gravy and homemade pies from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the handicapped-accessible church. Takeout available. Event includes a raffle.

Staples • Sacred Heart Parish Fall Dinner begins with Mass at 8:30 a.m. followed by fried chicken and roast beef meal (catered by the Clarissa Ballroom) from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Takeout orders — call Dan at 218-639-8032. (In-town delivery available.) Event includes cash bingo (with the KCs) starting at 10 a.m. and raffle drawing at 1 p.m. A bazaar at the school (with bake, plant and produce sales) starts at 10 a.m.

St. Cloud • St. Anthony Parish hosts quilt bingo and raffle at 6 p.m. Shredded roast beef sandwiches for sale at 5 p.m. (30 games for $25 or $.85 per game; $2 blackout game for cash prize, $2 quilt raffle tickets for quilt valued at $1,000.)

Friday, October 29

Opole • Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish hosts family fun night from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the church. Event includes games for all ages, food, beer, bingo and bake sale.

Waite Park • St. Joseph Parish of Waite Park hosts a Fall Fest Dinner and Dance at the Eagle’s Club (730 41st Ave. N.) starting with a social hour at 5 p.m. followed by a ham and chicken dinner at 6 p.m. and music by BLT from 7 to 11 p.m. Event includes free drawings throughout the night and a silent auction from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets ($15 per person) available at St. Michael Church (1036 Co. Rd. 4, St. Cloud, or call 320-251-6923). Tickets must be purchased by Oct. 15. No tickets sold at the door.

Sunday, October 31

Breckenridge • St. Mary of the Presentation Parish Fall Festival begins with Mass at 10 a.m. at the church. Booths open in St. Mary’s School (across from church) at 10 a.m. Roasted turkey and pork dinner with all the trimmings from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cash raffle at 1:30 p.m.

To update your parish festival information or add a new event, contact Carol at 320-258-7626 or cmccalendar@gw.stcdio.org. See the online “Events Calendar” at www.thecentralminnesotacatholic.org for additional festival information.

Note: These events are subject to change due to coronavirus restrictions.


Author: The Central Minnesota Catholic

The Central Minnesota Catholic is the magazine for the Diocese of St. Cloud.

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