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Calendar May 2014

May 2014
Liturgical choir concerts

The University of St. Thomas Liturgical Choir is traveling north for the first time in more than a decade and will perform both traditional and non-traditional music of the Mass and the Catholic Church. The performance will be held at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, 2801 E. Fourth St., Duluth, Friday, May 2. There will be two performances: 1 p.m. for Holy Rosary School and 7 p.m. for the public. Freewill offering.

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.

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.

Rosary for freedom, life, family

The rosary is prayed for religious freedom, respect of life and the family on all 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.

CCW salad luncheon

St. Catherine’s CCW of Squaw Lake will be hosting its spring salad luncheon Saturday, May 3, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the church hall. A variety of salads, bars and beverages will be served. There will also be a bake sale and white elephant sale. The cost is $8 for adults and $3 for children under 12 years old. Handicapped accessible.

School auction gala

The annual St. Michael’s Lakeside School Auction Gala will be held Saturday, May 3, at the Northland Country Club in Duluth. Hours are from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Food, drink, live music, games and entertainment. Plus many wonderful items are up for bid on the live and silent auctions. Free admission.

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 May include an opera concert and Arlo Guthrie concert as well as 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.

Mass, fellowship

The St. Raphael’s 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 Mass the first Sunday of each month. Upcoming social is May 4.

Choir concert

Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court St. Margaret 1888 is sponsoring a concert by the ecumenical Resurrection Church Choir Sunday, May 4, at 2 p.m., at Resurrection Church, 301 Adams Ave., Eveleth. A social will be held in Holy Family Hall after the concert. Proceeds will be divided between the choir and Court St. Margaret 1888. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased in advance after Masses at Resurrection Church, Eveleth, and St. Joseph’s Church May 3 and 4 or at the Resurrection Church office during office hours. Tickets will also be available at the door.

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 all Mondays at 3 p.m., at St. Mary’s Hospital Chapel, 407 E. Fourth St., Duluth. For any questions call (218) 343-2404.

DDCCW spring convention

The DDCCW will hold its spring convention Tuesday, May 6, at Holy Rosary Church, 16 W. Fifth Ave. N., Aurora. Registration and coffee from 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Father Paul Fruth, spiritual advisor, Alice Parendo, DDCCW president, and Denise Haaland, province director, will give short talks, followed by a talk by Bishop Paul Sirba. Mass and lunch will follow. The afternoon speaker will be Father Michael Garry, parochial vicar of Holy Spirit Church, Virginia. To register contact your deanery president or Alice at or (218) 729-9647. All women are invited to join us at this spring convention.

Youth ministers meeting

A diocesan youth ministers meeting will be held at the Diocese of Duluth, 2830 E. Fourth St., Duluth, Tuesday, May 6, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Formation topic: “Forming the Intellect: Our Responsibility.” RSVP to Annette at (218) 724-9111 or

Communion and Liberation

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

Men’s scripture study

A men’s weekly scripture study is held every Wednesday morning from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m., with Father John Petrich and Deacon Dick Laumeyer at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 325 E. Third St., Duluth, in the conference room of the parish office. The next Sunday’s readings are studied and discussed. For more information call the church at (218) 722-3078.

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.


The rosary will be prayed at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 2002 Minnesota Ave., Duluth, weekly on Wednesday evenings at 7 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.


Mom Catholics About Faith Everyday (M’café) will hold its last meeting of the school year Thursday, May 8, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Held at All Saints Church, 16898 Carlson Lake Road, Baxter. The church doors open at 8:30 a.m. Babysitters will be provided.

Grief and loss support group

Grief and loss support group meets every Thursday at 5 p.m., in the Bride’s Room at St. Joseph’s Church, 315 S.W. 21st St., Grand Rapids. All are welcome to join anytime and share the warmth and comfort of those who care. Call the church for information at (218) 326-2843.

Rummage sale

St. Rose Church, 2 Sixth Ave., Proctor, will have a rummage sale Saturday, May 10, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children’s books, religious books, clothes, toys, piano, miscellaneous items. For information call Becky Kubat at (218) 624-9580 or the parish office at (218) 624-0007.

Tridentine Mass

The extraordinary form of the Roman rite (Tridentine Mass) will be offered at 11:30 a.m. 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.

Kateri Circle

Northwind Kateri Circle meets the second Sunday of each month from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., in the parish library at St. Benedict’s Church, 1419 St. Benedict St., Duluth. Women and men ages 18 and older are welcome to join. If you have questions about this group contact Marlyn Sternal at (218) 724-1550.

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, May 12, at Essentia Health St. Mary’s Hospital; in Virginia, May 12, at Virginia Regional Medical Center; in Cloquet, May 19, at Community Memorial Hospital; in Hibbing, May 19, in the Board Room at Fairview University Medical Center-Mesabi. On Tuesdays: In Brainerd, May 13, at Essential Health, St. Joseph’s Medical Center and in Crosby, May 20, at St. Joseph’s Church. On Wednesday, in Superior, Wis., May 28, at St. Mary’s Hospital. Preregistration is required. Call (218) 786-2378 or (800) 842-0279. For more information visit

Deanery CCW spring conference

The Brainerd Deanery Council of Catholic Women will have its spring conference at Immaculate Heart Church, 35208 County Road 37, Crosslake, Tuesday, May 13. Registration at 9 a.m., $15 fee. Welcome at 9:30 a.m.; 9:45 a.m., guest speaker, Liz Hoefferle, will speak on Pope Francis’ “Joy of the Gospel.” Mass at 11 a.m., and lunch at noon, followed by meeting. Each parish should bring its parish banner and an item for the raffle. Please contact your parish president or Carol Wohlers (218) 562-5407 by May 6.

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.

Parish dinner, living rosary

A parish dinner and living rosary will be held Wednesday, May 14, at St. Anthony’s Church, 231 E. Camp St., Ely. Dinner, talk and presentation sponsored by religious education at 6 p.m. Living rosary at 7 p.m., followed by dessert sponsored by parish CCW. RSVP by May 7 to Stefanie Scharber at (218) 365-4017 for the dinner and to Lorraine Klun at (218) 365-4589 for the living rosary. Free event.

Moms group

St. James Catholic Moms Group will hold its last meeting of the school year May 15, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at St. James Catholic School, 715 N. 57th Ave. W., Duluth. Nursery available, freewill donation. For questions or register contact Cheryl Foldesi at (218) 628-2932 or email at

Caregivers support group

The caregivers support group of Blessed Sacrament parish, Hibbing, will meet Thursday, May 15, 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.

Tables of Plenty luncheon

The 12th annual Tables of Plenty at St. Christopher Church, 25574 Church St., Nisswa, will be held Saturday, May 17. This elegant luncheon provides table tours and hors d’ oeuvures beginning at 11:30 a.m. The luncheon is served at 1 p.m. For tickets or to host a table call Niki Glover at (218) 831-1893 or Kari at the parish office at (218) 568-4760. Proceeds go to the Lake Country Parish youth for summer events.

Spring gala

The St. Francis of the Lakes School will host its annual spring gala Saturday, May 17, at Sherwood Forest Lodge, 8798 Interlachen Road, Nisswa. Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. Theme for the evening is “Summer in Minnesota.” Catered by Prairie Bay. The menu includes: hunter’s chicken, fisherman’s walleye, rice medley, mixed greens salad, tableside s’mores and berry crisp. Each attendee will be given a complimentary ticket for a chance at a $1,000 prize. Throughout the evening a variety of Minnesota themed games will be offered. In addition, a silent and live auction will take place. Tickets are $45 each and available in the offices of the St. Francis School and Brainerd Lakes Catholic Churches. All proceeds benefit St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School. For information contact the school office at (218) 829- 2344.

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.

KC pancake breakfast

The Knights of Columbus Western Council 5142 will hold a pancake breakfast, Sunday, May 18, 9 a.m. to noon, at St. James Parish Hall, 721 N. 57th Ave. W., Duluth. Handicapped accessible. Adults $5, children $3, family $15. Tickets available at the door. Council 5142 include members of Holy Family, St. Elizabeth, St. Margaret Mary and St. James churches in Duluth.

Duluth-Superior Young Adults

The third Tuesday of each 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 the first Friday of each 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 Jon at (414) 741-0659 or Vanessa at (218) 838-1876 or email

Frassati group

The Northland Frassati group is for young adult Catholics in the Duluth- Superior area who are interested in connecting with other Catholics between the ages of 18-39. Contact Jon at (414) 741-0659 or Vanessa at (218) 838-1876 or email them at dscya1@ for information. Also visit its Facebook page at www.facebook. com/groups/ events/. Contact northland.frassati@ to be added to text or email lists.

Grand Breakfast Sundays

Holy Angels Church, 60 Hartman Drive, Moose Lake, will host its Grand Breakfast Sundays, May 25, July 6 and 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.

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.

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.

Youth discipleship retreat week

Discipleship Week is scheduled for June 9-12 at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth. This weeklong retreat is for youth who have completed grades 9-12 by the beginning of camp. Registration fee is $230 and the deadline is Friday, May 23. Registration information can be found on or by contacting Annette at (218) 724- 9111 or

Native ministry institute

Basic Directions in Native Ministry is a seven-day institute for personnel who are beginning or wanting to learn about native ministry. The institute will be held at the Sioux Spiritual Center in Howes, S.D., June 16-23. There will be 31 hours of classwork associated with the institute. Space is limited. The cost for the institute is $800, which includes room (double occupancy), meals and materials. A $50 deposit is required with the application along with a letter of recommendation from the applicant’s pastor or supervisor. The deposit is non-refundable after May 15. For more information about the institute and registration, contact Father Peter Etzel, S.J., director, Sioux Spiritual Center, 20100 Center Road, Howes, SD 57748- 7703, or contact him at (605) 985- 5906 or by email at

Holy hour for deacons

Transitional Deacons Timothy Lange and Blake Rozier invite the diocesan faithful to a Holy Hour to pray with them in preparation for their ordination to the priesthood. The Holy Hour will take place at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, 2801 E. Fourth St., Duluth, Thursday, June 19, at 5:30 p.m. Prayers will be led by Bishop Paul Sirba.

Tekakwitha Conference

The 75th annual Tekakwitha Conference gathering is frequently referred to as a “family reunion.” Catholic Native Americans hailing from all over the United States and Canada converge on the host city to enjoy each other’s company and celebrate their Christian faith. The conference will be held at Ramada Plaza and Suites, Fargo, ND, July 23-27. Visit or contact Sister Marie Rose Messingschlager, CDP, at the Pastoral Center at (218) 724-9111 or any Kateri Circle Member.

Camp Survive

Camp Survive will be held Aug. 4-8 at Big Sandy Camp, McGregor. This week of traditional camp activities includes learning the deeper meaning of the Mass. For students that have completed grades 6-8. Registration fee is $240, deadline is Monday, July 21. Please note: Registration capacity often fills before the registration deadline. Registration information can be found on or by contacting Annette at (218) 724-9111 or

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 fr.tony@, or simply call the Brainerd Area Catholic Churches office at (218) 822-4040.

‘Blessed Ireland’ tour

Father Charles Flynn will guide the “Blessed Ireland” tour, to be held Sept. 20 through Oct. 1. Circle the island of Ireland in this all-inclusive 13-day tour. For a full-color brochure, write to Rev. Charles P. Flynn, Box 586, Eveleth, MN 55734 or email him at

‘Taste of China’ trip

Father Dave Tushar is offering the opportunity to experience a true “Taste of China,” visiting Beijing, Xi’an and Shanghai Nov. 4-13. Arrangements are through Hua Travel, a Chinese agency specializing in small group tours. This is not a prepackaged 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 Duluth, accommodations at 5-star hotels with buffet breakfasts and first class speedy trains for travel within China. References from the 2013 tour are available. For information, a brochure and pricing, please call Father Tushar at (218) 384-4563. Deadline: July 1.

Monastery experience

Have you ever wondered what life is like in a women’s monastery of the 21st century but were afraid to ask? If so, here is an opportunity to find out. If you are a single Catholic woman between ages 18-45 and are wishing to learn more about religious life, to meet sisters, pray, work and recreate with them without any pressure being put on you, arrange for a visit up to a week or longer, at no charge, according to your 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