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The Northern Cross August 2014


Mass on TV

The Diocese of Duluth sponsors a televised Mass at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., on WDIO-Duluth and WIRT-Hibbing. Donations are welcome and can be sent to TV Mass, 2830 E. Fourth St., Duluth, MN 55812. Please make checks payable to TV Mass. For information, contact the diocese at (218) 724-9111.

Pasty sale

Holy Family Church in Duluth will be taking pasty orders from now until Sept. 7. Pasties available with and without rutabagas. A pick-up date will be given at time of ordering. The pasties are $4 each. Cocktail-size pasties will sell for $2.50. To order call Mickie at (218) 727-7164 or Kathy at (218) 786-0557.

Latin Mass

St. Benedict’s Church, 1419 St. Benedict St., Duluth, prays the Latin ordinary form of the Mass the first Saturday of each month at 8 a.m. Also at St. Benedict’s, the Traditional Latin Mass is prayed the first and third Sundays at 1 p.m.

Rosary for freedom, life, family

The rosary is prayed for religious freedom, respect of life and the family on Saturdays at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, 2801 E. Fourth St., Duluth, at 10 a.m. Contact the Cathedral at (218) 728-3646 with any questions.

KC car show

The sixth annual Knights of Columbus car show (Marv Lutgen Memorial) will be held Sunday, Aug. 3, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at St. James Church, 299 Red Oak Drive, Aitkin. Pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon; brats, hot dogs and root beer floats noon to 2 p.m. All makes and models of cars and trucks welcome. $5 registration. All registration money for prizes. All proceeds go to Knights of Columbus charities. For information call Carroll Janzen at (218) 927-6119 or Bob Smith at (218) 927-4424. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus 3473, St. James Church in Aitkin.

Anointing of the sick

Anointing of the sick is available the first Sunday of the month at St. Joseph’s Church, 315 S.W. 21st St., Grand Rapids, in the reconciliation room. This sacrament is offered for those struggling with an illness of any kind and also for those caregivers who offer support and comfort to those who are sick. All are welcome to receive this sacrament of healing at any time during an illness or struggle. Anointing is always available during the month by calling the church at (218) 326-2843. Also, healing prayer is offered the second Sunday of every month at 9 a.m. in the church. Handicapped accessible.

Catholic Singles Group

Catholic Singles Group in the Twin Ports hosts weekly events and meets for brunch every other week as well as attends swing dance lessons. Activities for August include Bayfront Blues Festival, Art in the Park at Bayfront Festival Park, Tribute Fest at Bayfront Park, mini golf, dinner out and other activities. For information on the Catholic Singles Group and its activities contact Deborah at (218) 879-6266 or visit

Young adult singles group

If you are or know anyone who is single and between the ages of 25 and 40 years old looking to meet other Catholics in that age group, please contact Deborah at (218) 879-6266 or Mike at (218) 730-7419 to have your name put on a singles group list for young adults. Young adult singles meet Mondays for dinner, pool and darts, call Mike above or Gary at (218) 260-6358. As always, all singles can attend any of the activities of the regular Catholic Singles Group.

Chaplet of Divine Mercy

The Chaplet of Divine Mercy followed by the rosary is prayed for religious freedom, respect for life and family, and freedom of conscience of all people of faith on Mondays at 3 p.m., at St. Mary’s Hospital Chapel, 407 E. Fourth St., Duluth. For any questions call (218) 343-2404.

Monastery experience

Catholic women ages 18-45 wishing to learn more about religious life, to meet sisters, and to pray, work and recreate with them without any pressure are invited to arrange for a visit up to a week or longer, at no charge, according to their work or vacation schedule with the Benedictine sisters at St. Scholastica Monastery in Duluth. For more information contact Sister Mary Catherine at (218) 723-6646 or Visit

Communion and Liberation

Communion and Liberation is an international Catholic movement that helps participants have a daily experience of faith. The group meets on Tuesdays in the social hall at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, 2801 E. Fourth St., Duluth, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., followed by sharing appetizers or desserts. For information about this group please contact Kris (218) 428-6197 or Sharon (218) 349-1535 or visit

Rosaries for life

Every Wednesday at 8 a.m., two rosaries are prayed at St. Charles Parish, 308 Central Ave., Cass Lake, for an end to abortion and all crimes against life. Everyone is invited. For more information call Mary Rients at (218) 444-6209.


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place each Wednesday at St. Mary’s Church, 57 Horn Blvd., Silver Bay. Adoration begins after the 8:15 a.m. Mass and continues until 3 p.m. Call the parish office (218) 226-3100 for information.

Theology on Tap

The Duluth-Superior Catholic Young Adults group will host Theology on Tap with the theme “Why be Catholic?” on the Wednesdays of August. Doors open at 6 p.m., speaker begins at 7 p.m. Held Aug. 6, 13, 20 and 27 at Dubh Linn’s Pub, 109 W. Superior St., Duluth. Call (218) 464-6476 or email for information about the group and its activities. Visit or find the group on Facebook.

Golf fundraiser

The St. Francis of the Lakes School Golf Classic will be held Thursday, Aug. 7, at Cragun’s Legacy Golf Club. $100 per person for golf, cart and dinner or $20 per person for dinner only. 10:30 a.m. registration. Lunch available for purchase. 11 a.m. putting with priests; 11:30 a.m. scramble begins; 5 p.m. social and chipping contest; 6 p.m. dinner, awards and prizes. Registration includes one general drawing ticket. Preregister by visiting, go to the golf tournament page.


The rosary will be prayed at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 2002 Minnesota Ave., Duluth, Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m. A petition basket will be available for special prayer intentions placed before the Blessed Mother. Call St. Mary Star of the Sea Church for more information at (218) 722-3078.

Holy Hour for vocations

St. Francis Church, 412 Eighth St., Brainerd, has a holy hour for vocations in the Brainerd-area churches the first Wednesday of each month from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Cancer support group

A cancer support group is held at Blessed Sacrament Church, 2310 Seventh Ave. E., Hibbing, on the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. Call Mary at (218) 262-5541 for information. These meetings are for anyone whose life has been touched by cancer.

Tridentine Mass

The extraordinary form of the Roman rite (Tridentine Mass) will be offered at 11:30 a.m., on the second Sunday of each month at St. Andrew’s Church, 1108 Willow St., Brainerd. Booklets with Latin/English parallel text are provided. For more information, call the parish at (218) 822-4040.

NFP introductory sessions

Northland Family Programs will hold free natural family planning introductory sessions at different sites at 7 p.m., on Mondays: in Duluth, Aug. 11, in the Minnesota Room at Essentia Health St. Mary’s Hospital; in Grand Rapids, Aug. 11, in the Grand Oakes East and West Room at the Itasca Medical Center; in Cloquet, Aug. 18, at Community Memorial Hospital; in Hibbing, Aug. 18, in the Board Room at Fairview University Medical Center-Mesabi and in Superior, Wis., Aug. 25, at St. Mary’s Hospital. Preregistration is required. Call (218) 786-2378 or (800) 842-0279. For more information visit

Infertility support group

An infertility support group for Catholic Women is held at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 325 E. Third St., Duluth, in Msgr. McDowell Hall. The group meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. Led by parish nurse Marianne Fightlin and parishioner Jessica Forsman. Please spread the word to those hurting due to infertility. For more information call the church at (218) 722-3078.

Rummage sale

St. James Church, 299 Red Oak Drive, Aitkin, will hold its annual rummage sale Friday, Aug. 15, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 17, from 9 a.m. to noon. Glassware; dishes; cookware; furniture; artwork; jewelry; books; linens; adult, children and infant clothes (sorted by size and gender); shoes; sports equipment; toys and more. Directions: from Hwy. 210 and Hwy. 169 in Aitkin, go south on Hwy. 169 to Red Oak Drive. Church is west (behind) Paulbecks’ County Market. For more information contact the parish office at (218) 927-6581 or visit Handicapped accessible.

Breakfast fundraiser

St. Charles Church, 308 Central Ave., Cass Lake, has one young man in the seminary, Beau Braun. The ladies of the parish host a freewill offering breakfast the third Sunday of each month after the 9 a.m. Mass. Proceeds will go toward assisting in his education expenses. For more information call Joan at (218) 335-2359.

Golf challenge, fundraiser

St. James golf challenge and “fun-raiser” will be held Sunday, Aug. 17, at Cuyuna Rolling Hills Golf Course, 20 Golf Course Road, Deerwood. Shotgun start at 1 p.m. Golf and dinner is $85 per person or $340 per team, includes cart, green fees and dinner. Dinner only $25. Four person scramble, putting, driving and closest to the pin prizes and more. All proceeds benefit the St. James Building Fund in Aitkin. Hole sponsorships available for $200. For information and registration call Amanda at (218) 330-6057 or Aggie at (218) 927-6581.

Courage, EnCourage

Do you have a family member or loved one who is experiencing same-sex attraction? Consider joining EnCourage, a support group for Catholics seeking to balance the love of their faith with the love for their family member. The group meets the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at St. Mary Star of the Sea rectory, 325 E. Third St., Duluth. Contact Deacon Walt Beier at for more information. Are you experiencing same-sex attraction and looking for answers? Contact Deacon Beier at for support group information. Also, visit

Duluth-Superior Young Adults

Every third Tuesday of the month, the Duluth-Superior Catholic Young Adults host Adoration and fellowship at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, 2801 E. Fourth St., Duluth, beginning at 6:30 p.m., and every First Friday of the month hosts Mass and fellowship at 5:30 p.m. at a parish in Duluth. If you are a young adult Catholic in the Duluth-Superior area and are interested in connecting with other Catholics between the ages of 18-39 contact the group at (218) 464-6476 or email them at

CCW rummage sale

CCW rummage sale at St. Joseph’s Church garage, 315 S.W. 21st St., Grand Rapids, on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 21-22 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. If you have items to donate, bring them to the parish Aug. 11 and 12 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., no purses, shoes, exercise equipment, electronics or books. Call Eileen at (218) 256-6574 for information. Handicapped accessible.

Next-to-new sale

St. Anne’s Circle 592, Daughters of Isabella, of Queen of Peace Church in Cloquet, will hold its annual next-to-new sale Friday, Aug. 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the gym at Queen of Peace School, 102 Fourth St., Cloquet. For information about the Circle or the sale contact Regent Bonnie Kloskowski at (218) 879-5805. Handicapped accessible.

Caregivers support group

The caregivers support group of Blessed Sacrament parish, Hibbing, will meet at 3 p.m., in Conference Room 1 at Guardian Angels Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1500 Third Ave. E., Hibbing. The group meets the third Thursday of each month and is open to all area caregivers. For information, call the parish at (218) 262-5541. Frassati group Following in the path of Pier Giorgio Frassati, the Northland Frassati fosters camaraderie among young adults in Minnesota and Wisconsin, encouraging all to discover the true beauty of “nature” through high adventure retreats and “outreach” through compassionately serving those in need. If interested in learning more write to or call (218) 384-1590.

Public square rosary

Our Lady of Fatima, Garrison, and Holy Family, Bulldog Lake, hold a Public Square Rosary the fourth Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m., near the big walleye fish at the lookout on Mille Lacs Lake in Garrison (Highway 169). All are invited to join in prayer. The rosary is prayed for the intentions of our Blessed Mother; the conversion of sinners; and to reconcile ourselves, our families and our nation back to God. For more information contact Jean Fetters at (218) 764-2665.

Mass for moms and babies

Mass is offered in the chapel of the Women’s Care Center, 103 E. First St., Duluth, the fourth Tuesday of each month. Mass will be celebrated at 6:30 p.m., with a Holy Hour to follow from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Mass is offered for the work of the center and for moms and babies in crisis in the community. Everyone is welcome. For information call (218) 623-7100.

Ministers’ orientation

Orientation for new DRE’s and youth ministers will be held Wednesday, Aug. 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Diocese of Duluth, 2830 E. Fourth St., Duluth. Information covered will include curriculum standards for catechesis, approved textbooks, safe environment, event policies, youth ministry basics and more. This is also open to any DRE or youth minister who has not previously attended. RSVP to Annette at (218) 724-9111 or by Aug. 22.

Shroud of Turin presentation

On Thursday, Aug. 28, at 6:30 p.m., at Immaculate Heart Church social hall, 35208 County Road 37, Crosslake, there will be a presentation on the Shroud of Turin. Presenter Russ Breault, one of the world’s leading experts, has been seen on The History Channel, Discover and CBS. Admission is free. Contact the church for information at (218) 692-3731 or Handicapped accessible.

Grand Breakfast Sunday

Holy Angels Church, 60 Hartman Drive, Moose Lake, will host its grand breakfast Sunday, Aug. 31, from 8 a.m. to noon. All-you-can-eat. Serving pancakes, French toast, scrambled eggs, egg bake, sausage, whole ham, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, strawberries, juice, milk and coffee. $7.50 per person, children 6 to 12 $4, children under 6 free. Call the church for information at (218) 485-8214. Handicapped accessible.

Kateri Circle

Holy Family Kateri Circle Meeting will be held Sunday, Sept. 7, after the 8 a.m. Mass at the church at 280 Reservation Road, Cloquet.

Spiritual journey to Europe

Join Bishop Paul Sirba of Duluth and Father Tony Wroblewski for 12 days on a spiritual journey to the Czech Republic and Poland from Sept. 8–19. Walk in the footsteps of the newly canonized St. John Paul. The journey will include visits to Prague, Svata Hora, Velehrad, Czestochowa, Krakow, Divine Mercy, Zakopane and more. Cash discount price is $2,999. To receive a free color brochure and registration form, email your name address, phone number (indicate if home, office or mobile phone number please), along with your email address, to Father Tony at, or simply call the Brainerd Area Catholic Churches office at (218) 822-4040.

Spirit Fest

Spirit Fest at St. Joseph’s Church, 315 S.W. 21st St., Grand Rapids, will be held Saturday, Sept. 13, beginning with Mass at 4 p.m. The activities begin at 5 p.m. Broasted chicken with homemade pie for dessert, quilt raffle. Tickets on sale now. Silent auction, cash bingo and other adult games of chance, live music, big raffle, bake sale, Catholic store and kids games. Held completely outdoors. Call the church for information at (218) 326-2843.

Fall festival

Holy Family Fall Festival will be held Saturday, Sept. 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kids games, white elephant room, craft booth, bake goods and jams, and lots more to fill two floors. There will also be a silent auction and a basket raffle. Also a meat raffle with meat provided by Old World Meats in Duluth. Pasties will be available. The cafe will have hot dogs, brats, chili, Italian salad and the best hot meatloaf sandwich you will ever have. Drawings will be held at 2 p.m., need not be present to win. Held at Holy Family Church, 2430 W. Third St., Duluth. Completely handicapped accessible.

Shrines pilgrimage

Shrine On with Melissa Stahl and Diana Moravitz of St. Anthony’s parish in Ely. This bus pilgrimage will be Sept. 20-26. Visit five shrines: Our Lady of Good Help, Wis.; Our Lady of Guadalupe, Wis.; The Shrine of Christ’s Passion, Ill.; National Shrine of St. Therese, Ill; and Mary Help of Christians at Holy Hill, Wis. For cost and registration please contact Melissa Stahl (218) 235-9329 or Diana Moravitz (218) 365-6249, or email Registration deadline is Aug. 14.

Run for the Mission

Run for the Mission XC race hosted by St. Joseph’s youth of Crosby and Deerwood at Ruttger’s Bay Lake Golf Course, 25039 Tame Fish Lake Road, Deerwood, Oct. 4. All proceeds will go to fund the 2015 mission trip. The distances are 5K, 3K and 1/2K with starting times of 9:30, 10:15 and 10:50 a.m. The fee is $20 if registered by Sept. 20 or $25 after deadline. The 1/2K for kids is free but no T-shirt. All 5K and 3K participants will receive a T-shirt. There is also a spaghetti feed at St. Joseph’s Church, 617 Poplar St., Crosby, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 3. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for kids under 12 years. For more information and to register contact Tammy at (218) 838-0658 or by email at

Diocesan Assembly

The Diocese of Duluth’s ninth annual Diocesan Assembly will be held Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Marshall School auditorium in Duluth. The speaker will be Thomas Smith from Ascension Press on “Walking Toward Eternity: Making Choices for Today.” Participants will learn to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ through the daily exercise of love, faithfulness, and prayer. Smith, a former Protestant minister, is an international speaker and a guest on EWTN and Catholic radio. This is a day to gather with the bishop and others from throughoutthe diocese to grow in your faith and to become better equipped to hand the faith on to others. All are invited to attend. Teachers, catechists, parish staff and parish leaders are especially encouraged to participate. Registration deadline is Sept. 22. Registrations after Sept. 22 are not guaranteed lunch and materials. Visit the diocesan website for registration fees. Registration is open at Contact Annette Merritt at (218) 724-9111 for more information. Marshall School is handicapped accessible.

Holy Land pilgrimage

Join Father Justin Fish on a-once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel to the Holy Land for a religious pilgrimage. Tour the places you have heard about in the Gospels making the scriptures come alive. The pilgrimage will be Feb. 2-11, 2015, and is hosted by Nawas International Travel, a renowned tour company with more than 65 years of experience. This will truly be a life-changing experience. For a brochure, send email to Father Fish at