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Calendar - July 2016

The Northern Cross - July 2016
Calendar of Events

Rosary for freedom, life, family

The rosary is prayed for religious freedom, respect of life and family 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 for information.

KC fellowship

The Knights of Columbus Council 6791 and St. Teresa Circle of St. Raphael’s Church, 5779 Seville Road, Duluth, sponsors coffee, juice, donuts and fellowship after Masses the first Saturday and Sunday weekend of each month.

Grand breakfast

Holy Angels Church, 60 Hartman Drive, Moose Lake, is having its grand breakfasts on Sundays, July 3 and Sept. 4, 8 a.m. to noon. Pancakes, French toast, scrambled eggs, egg bake, TJ’s sausage, whole ham, biscuits and gravy, hash browns, hot applesauce, strawberries, juice, milk and coffee. Handicapped accessible. Contact the church for information at (218) 485- 8214.

Anointing of the sick

Anointing of the sick is available the first Sunday of the month at 9:15 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, 315 S.W. 21st St., Grand Rapids. All are welcome to receive this sacrament of healing at any time during an illness or struggle. Anointing is available any time by calling the church at (218) 326-2843. Also, healing prayer is offered the second Sunday of the month at 9:15 a.m. in the church. Handicapped accessible.

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 WDIODuluth 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.

Chaplet of Divine Mercy

The Chaplet of Divine Mercy is prayed for religious freedom, respect for life and family, and freedom of conscience of all people of faith after the 12:05 p.m. Mass, Mondays, at St. Mary’s Hospital Chapel, 407 E. Fourth St., Duluth.

Communion and Liberation

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

Rosaries for life

Two rosaries are prayed Wednesdays at 8 a.m. 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 (Silver Bay)

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place Wednesdays at St. Mary’s Church, 57 Horn Blvd., Silver Bay, beginning after the 8:30 a.m. Mass and continues to 3 p.m. Call the parish office (218) 226-3100 for information.


The rosary is prayed at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 2002 Minnesota Ave., Duluth, Wednesdays 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.

Frassati group

Following in the path of Pier Giorgio Frassati, the Northland Frassati fosters camaraderie among young adults in Minnesota and Wisconsin, encouraging the discovery of the true beauty of nature through high adventure retreats and outreach through compassionately serving those in need. To learn more contact northland.frassati@ or call (218) 384-1590.

Mass in Onigum

Monthly Mass will be held Thursday, July 7, at St. John EpiscopalChurch, Onigum, with Father Francis Kabiru and parishioners from St. Agnes Church, Walker, attending. Mass will be celebrated on the first Thursday of the month. This is the parish’s attempt to be present and to reach out to those not having Sunday Masses in their village. If interested in attending the Mass is at 5:30 p.m. For more information call St. Agnes parish office at (218) 547-1054.

Cancer support group

A cancer support group is held at Blessed Sacrament parish, 2310 Seventh Ave. E., Hibbing, 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.

Adoration (Crosslake)

The first Thursday of the month 24- hour adoration is celebrated from 8:30 a.m., Thursday until 7:50 a.m., Friday, at Our Lady’s Chapel at Immaculate Heart Church, 35208 County Road, Crosslake. All are encouraged to stop by and spend some time before the Lord. For information contact Marilyn at (218) 692-3731.

Catholic Singles Group

Catholic Singles Group in the Twin Ports serves singles age 40 and up and hosts these weekly/monthly events: International folk and swing dance lessons, brunch at various restaurants, bluegrass music and Mr. Fix-It Saturday. Contact Laverne at (218) 724- 2647 or Deborah at (218) 879-6266 or or visit for July activities.

Tridentine Mass

The extraordinary form of the Roman rite (Tridentine Mass) is offered at noon the second Sunday of the 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) 829-1340.

NFP introductory sessions

Northland Family Programs holds free natural family planning introductory sessions at different sites at 7 p.m. on Mondays: Duluth — July 11 in the Minnesota Room at Essentia Health St. Mary’s Medical Center; Virginia — July 11 at St. Joseph’s Church; Brainerd — July 11 at Essential Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center; in Cloquet — July 18 at Community Memorial Hospital; Hibbing — July 18 at the Hibbing Park Hotel; and Superior, Wis. — July 25 at St. Mary’s Hospital. Call to schedule a session at St. James Church, Aitkin, and St. Joseph’s Church, Crosby. Preregistration is required. Call (218) 486-2378 or (800) 842-0279. For more information visit

Carmelite community

A third order Carmelite community meets monthly at St. Patrick’s Church, 203 Lawler Ave. S., Hinckley, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the second Tuesday of the month. For more information on the Carmelite community, please contact Gail Von Reuden, T.O.C, at (320) 384-7305.

Blessed Nuno Society rosary

All are invited to join members of The Blessed Nuno Society as they continue to celebrate the Society’s 30th anniversary with a rosary in honor of Our Lady of Fatima at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 2002 Minnesota Ave., Duluth, on Wednesday, July 13, at 6:00 p.m. Rosary only. Contact Duluth chapter coordinator Renee Zurn at (218) 723-1321 or for more information.

Father Solanus Casey Fraternity

The Father Solanus Casey Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order meets the third Sunday of each month at 12:30 p.m. at Holy Family Church, 2430 W. Third St., Duluth (lower level). Secular Franciscans are lay Catholics and diocesan priests who commit themselves to living lives of simplicity, prayer, peacemaking and service to the church and others, especially the poor. Secular Franciscans are part of the worldwide Franciscan family, including friars and religious sisters, who follow in the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi. For more information contact Bob Barnes, fraternity minister, at (218) 724-3457 or chapbob@hotmail. com.


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 loveof 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 encourage@dioceseduluth. org 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

Duluth-Superior Catholic Young Adults seeks to provide opportunities to grow in faith and connect with other young adults. DSCYA hosts adoration nights, Theology on Tap and social gatherings. Adoration is the third Tuesday of the month from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, 2801 E. Fourth St., Duluth. Enter through bell tower entrance facing Fourth Street. For more information, check out the website, email dscya1@, call (218) 464-6476 or find the group on Facebook.

Living In Recovery Seminar

Living In Recovery Seminar is held the third Tuesday of the month from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at McCabe Renewal Center, 2125 Abbotsford Ave., Duluth. Newcomers are always welcome. This group works on ongoing life management issues such as spirituality, emotional recovery, forgiveness, relationships, healing and understanding recovery as a daily “way of life.” At least six months’ recovery from an addiction or a completed treatment process is preferred for attendance. Facilitator: Benedictine Sister Pauline M cke, spiritual director. Sister Pauline was a licensed counselor for nine years working with people with addiction and dual addictions and has a master’s degree in theology. Suggested freewill offering $5 per session. To register or for information call (218) 724-5266, or email

National Tekakwitha Conference

The National Tekakwitha Conference will be held July 20-24 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, Burlingame, California. This year’s theme is: “St. Kateri — The Bridge Between Our Faith and Our Traditions.” Dr. Mary Soha, one of the keynote speakers, is one of the doctors who reviewed the miracles attributed to St. Kateri Tekakwitha and is currently working for the cause for canonization for the Martyrs of La Florida. Dr. Soha was in the Diocese of Duluth in 2012 for a presentation on St. Kateri’s canonization. Contact Sister Marie Rose Messingschlager, CDP, at the Pastoral Center at (218) 724-9111 for more information.

Caregivers support group

A caregivers support group of Blessed Sacrament parish, Hibbing, meets 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 the month and is open to all area caregivers. For information call the parish at (218) 262-5541.

Grief support (Crosslake)

A grief support group meets the first and third Thursday of the month from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Immaculate Heart Church, 35208 County Road 37, Crosslake, in a lower level classroom. For more info call Jean at (218) 839- 1958.

Gather Around the Tabernacle

Gather Around the Tabernacle meets to pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy at 6:30 p.m. followed by the rosary at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at St. Lawrence Church, 2410 Morris Thomas Road, Duluth. Handicapped accessible. Call Pat for information at (218) 729-7576.

Breakfast fundraiser

The ladies of the St. Charles parish in Cass Lake host a freewill offering breakfast the third Sunday of the month after the 9 a.m. Mass. Proceeds go toward assisting the education expenses of seminarian Deacon Beau Braun. For more information call the parish office at (218) 335-2359.

Caregivers support group

A caregivers support group of Blessed Sacrament parish, Hibbing, meets 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 the month and is open to all area caregivers. For information call the parish at (218) 262-5541.

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.

Healing Mass

The 25th annual evening of healing prayers and Mass will be held Monday, July 25, at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, 2801 E. Fourth St., Duluth. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sacrament of reconciliation available from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Celebration of Mass begins at 6 p.m. Individual prayers for healing follow the Mass. Diocese of Duluth priests and St. Cloud Fraternity of Priests will be on site. Handicapped accessible.

Blessed Nuno Mass

All lay Catholics are invited to join members of the Blessed Nuno Society at the Mass for priests, deacons and religious on Saturday, July 30, at 4 p.m. at St. Mary Star of the Sea, 325 E. Third St., Duluth. The Blessed Nuno Society offers masses during the year for various intentions. This is a regular Mass but the intention is for all priests, deacons and religious. There is no reception or anything to follow. Handicapped accessible.

Golf for God

Golf for God will be held Friday, Aug. 5, at Enger Golf Course in Duluth. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Msgr. O’Shea Council, Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, Duluth. Registration and lunch at 11 a.m. Noon shot-gun start. Cost is $100 per golfer which includes: cart, green fees, a special gift, lunch, a prime rib dinner with all the fixings and, of course, adult beverages on the course and during dinner. Non-golfer prime rib dinner at 5 p.m., $25 each. This outing will support the Duluth Area Catholic School endowment. A full day of golfing, eating and games. Make checks payable to: Knights of Columbus Council 15761. Send to: Knights of Columbus, 2801 E. Fourth St., Duluth, MN 55812. For information call Pat Pfahl (218) 341-4246.

Marv Lutgen car show

The eighth annual Knights of Columbus 3473 Marv Lutgen Memorial Car Show will be held Sunday, Aug. 7, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. James Church, 299 Red Oak Drive, Aitkin. Registration fee $5. Contact Carroll Janzen at (218) 927-6119 or Bob Smith at (218) 927-4424 for information.

Magnificat meal and retreat

Our Lady of the Lakes Magnificat will feature Janice Carleton for two events. She will speak at the evening Magnificat meal on Friday, Aug. 26, and host a day of retreat Aug. 27. Both events will be held at St. Agnes Church, 210 Division St., Walker. Reservations and payment are required in advance. Please call (218) 507-0953 for reservations and information or visit or Facebook.

Shrine On pilgrimage

Diana Moravitz and Melissa Stahl invite you to join them on the second annual Shrine On Bus Pilgrimage on Sept. 11-16. Four shrines to be visited: Christ Passion Shrine, Ind.; Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics, Ohio; Shrine of Our Lady of Snows, Ill. and Our Lady of Guadalupe, Wis. Double occupancy $709 per person, single, triple and quad rooms available at adjusted prices. Contact Diana at (218) 365-6249 or Melissa at (218) 235-9329 for information.

Wild Atlantic Way tour

Father Charles Flynn will lead a tour of Ireland Sept. 12-24. For a color brochure, email or write to Father Charlie at Box 586, Eveleth, MN 55734.

Diocesan assembly

The Diocese of Duluth’s 11th annual Diocesan Assembly will be held on Saturday, Oct. 8, at Marshall School in Duluth. Best-selling author Sherry Weddell will speak on “Making Disciples.” She will lead us through steps that help people make the conscious choice to follow Jesus and will inspire us with the fruits of intentional discipleship. All are invited and encouraged to attend. Register at www.dioceseduluth. org or call Annette Merritt at (218) 724-9111.

Taste of China

Father Dave Tushar is offering the opportunity to experience a true “Taste of China,” visiting Beijing, Luoyang, Xi’an, Guilin and Shanghai from Nov. 1 to 15. Arrangements are through Hua Travel, a Chinese agency specializing in small group tours. This is not a pre-packaged tour, but a customized small group tour with the same experienced Chinese tour guide during the entire trip. Trip includes round trip air (economy booking) with Delta from Minneapolis and back to Minneapolis, accommodations at 5-star Hotels with buffet breakfasts and first class speedy train from Beijing to Luoyang and from Luoyang to Xi’an and air (economy) from Xi’an to Guilin and then Guilin to Shanghai. References are available. For information and pricing, please call Father Tushar at (218) 384-4563. Deadline July 15.

Year of Mercy pilgrimage

A 12-day Jubilee Year of Mercy pilgrimage to Assisi, Florence and Rome will be held Nov. 7 to 18. Only $3,299 from Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP), plus $675 in airport taxes and $145 in tips. Under the spiritual direction of Father Seth Gogolin of St. Cecilia Church in Nashwauk. To download the free color brochure and registration form, visit, or for more information, please contact. Father Gogolin at (218) 316- 0131 or send an email to fathersethgogolin@ Space is limited, register today!