UPDATED: Your guide to fall parish festivals

The list of festivals is current as of Sept. 19. If you have a parish festival to add, please email cmccalendar@gw.stcdio.org.

Sunday, September 25

BLUFFTON • St. John the Baptist Parish Fall Bazaar begins with Mass at 10 a.m. followed by a chicken and ham dinner in handicapped accessible church basement. Meat raffle, tip board, bingo, games for all ages, lunch stand. Raffle at 3 p.m.

KENSINGTON • Our Lady of the Runestone Parish hosts Fall Dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in parish hall. Event includes silent auction.

Sunday, October 2

ST. CLOUD • St. Augustine Parish Harvest Sunday begins with breakfast of sausage, eggs, hash browns and fresh doughnuts served from 7:30 a.m. to noon in the parish center. Event includes sale of baked goods, fresh garden produce and home canned jams, jellies and sauces. (Mass celebrated at 9 a.m.)

VERNDALE • St. Frederick Parish Fall Breakfast, Bake/Produce Sale and Raffle begins with free will offering breakfast of pancakes, French toast, ham and scrambled eggs from 8 a.m. to noon at the handicapped accessible Verndale Lions Civic Center (109 1st Ave. S.E.). Event includes garden produce and bake sales. Raffle drawing for cash and prizes starts at noon. Need not be present to win.

WEST UNION • St. Alexius Parish (one-half mile north of I-94 between Sauk Centre and Osakis) serves buffet-style Sausage Supper including smoked sausage, sauerkraut and spare ribs, headcheese, mashed potatoes with gravy and desserts from noon to 6 p.m. in the handicapped accessible dining room. Stands open and meal tickets on sale at 11 a.m. Drive-thru and takeout available. Event includes live music, bingo, refreshments, kettle korn, pull tabs, country store, wagon of pumpkins, gourds and squash for sale. To order linked sausage, fresh seasoned ground pork, headcheese or sauerkraut to take home, call: 612-460-5655, email: westunionsausage@gmail.com or go online: bit.ly/Sausage22. (To guarantee preorders, place orders by Sept. 19.)

Sunday, October 9

URBANK • Knights of Columbus Chesterton Council 1995 serves Oktoberfest sausage dinner with sauerkraut, mashed potatoes and gravy, veggies and dessert from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Sacred Heart Parish hall.

Sunday, October 16

MEIRE GROVE • St. John the Baptist Parish serves Catholic United Financial matching grant potato pancake and sausage supper with cinnamon bread, potato salad and dessert from 3 to 7:30 p.m. in the church basement.

Saturday, October 22

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.

Wednesday, October 26

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.

Friday, October 28

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 hosts Fall Fest Dinner and Dance at the Moose Lodge (1300 3rd St. N.) starting with a social hour at 5 p.m. followed by a baked chicken dinner at 6 p.m. and music by 57 Chevy Band from 7 to 10 p.m. Event includes free drawings throughout the night and a silent auction from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets ($20 per person) available at St. Michael Church (1036 Co. Rd. 4, St. Cloud, or call 320-251-6923). Tickets must be purchased by Oct. 14. No tickets sold at the door.

Saturday, October 29

BLUEGRASS • St. Hubert Parish Harvest Festival — from 9 a.m. to noon in the faith formation building — features breakfast and lunch including caramel rolls, hot turkey sandwiches, hot dogs, potato salad and pies. Event includes crafts, bake sale, produce, bingo, silent auction, cake walk, duck pond and Christian woman’s and parish outreach booths. Parish cookbooks will be available.

Sunday, October 30

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).

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 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cash raffle at 1:30 p.m.

EDEN VALLEY • Assumption Parish serves Roast Beef Fall Dinner from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the handicapped-accessible church. Takeout available. Delivery within city limits. Event includes raffle.

ST. CLOUD • St. Anthony Parish hosts quilt bingo and raffle at 6 p.m. Shredded roast beef sandwich plate for sale at 5 p.m. (35 games for $25; $2 blackout game for cash prize, $2 quilt raffle tickets for quilt valued at $1,000.)

STAPLES • Sacred Heart Parish Fall Dinner begins with Mass at 8:30 a.m. followed by fried chicken and pork loin dinner from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Takeout available. Event includes cash bingo (with the KCs) starting at 11 a.m. and raffle drawing at 1 p.m.

Note: See the online “Events Calendar” at www.thecentralminnesotacatholic.org for additional festival information. These events are subject to change due to coronavirus restrictions.

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Author: The Central Minnesota Catholic

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

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