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Calendar - May 2015

The Northern Cross - May 2015

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.

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 Sunday of the month at 1 p.m. Call to confirm at (218) 724-4828.

Rosary for freedom, life, family

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

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 and folk dance lessons. For information contact Deborah at (218) 879-6266 or visit

KC fellowship

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

Spring luncheon

St. Catherine’s Church, 52265 State Hwy., Squaw Lake, will host a spring luncheon Saturday, May 2, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Assorted salads, bars and beverages. There will also be a bake sale and white elephant sale.

Pancake breakfasts

St. Michael’s Lakeside School will host pancake breakfasts on Sundays, May 3 and 31, at St. Michael’s Church, 4901 E. Superior St., Duluth. Served from 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. $5 each guest or a max of $25 per family. Handicapped accessible.

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, in the church. 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 the month at 9:15 a.m. in the church. Handicapped accessible.

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

Youth ministers meeting

Diocesan youth ministers will meet the first Tuesday of the month at the Diocese of Duluth, 2830 E. Fourth St., Duluth, in the large conference room at 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. RSVP to Annette at or (218) 724-9111.

Bible study on Mary

St. Benedict’s Church, 1419 St. Benedict St., Duluth, is hosting “Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother,” a study from Ascension Press that reveals Mary’s unique role in God’s Kingdom and in our lives. This Bible study began in April and continues at 7 p.m. Tuesdays until May 26. To register for the study, call Sister Anna Rose at (218) 724-4828 or email

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

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.


The rosary will be 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.


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

Grief support group

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.

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.

M’Cafe for mothers

M’Cafe is a group for mothers of children 0-12 years of age. It meets the second Thursday of the month 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., at All Saints Church, 16898 Carlson Lake Road, Baxter. Child care is provided. Its mission is to provide fellowship with insightful discussion on topics that are relevant to the mother’s vocation in life. For information, contact Tonya Van Slyke at

Moms group

St. James Catholic Moms Group meets the second and fourth Thursday of the month through May 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., in St. James School, 715 N. 57th Ave. W., Duluth. Mothers of all ages are welcome. Nursery available, freewill donation. Register with Cheryl Foldesi at (218) 628-2932.

Holy hour for vocations

St. Francis Church, 404 Ninth St. N., Brainerd, has a holy hour for vocations in the Brainerd-area churches the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m., immediately following the 5:30 p.m. Mass. Call the church for information at (218) 822-4040.

Tridentine Mass

The extraordinary form of the Roman rite (Tridentine Mass) is offered at noon the second Sunday of the month at St. Andrews Church, 1108 Willow St., Brainerd. Booklets with Latin-English parallel text are provided. For more information, call the parish at (218) 829-1340.

Duluth Kateri Circle

The Kateri Circle will meet at St. Lawrence Church, 2410 Morris Thomas Road, Duluth, Sunday, April 12, at 1 p.m., in the church. It meets the second Sunday of the month. Handicapped accessible. Call the parish for information at (218) 722-2259.

Consecrated life experience

Pope Francis has named 2015 as a special year to focus on the meaning and place of consecrated life in the church. The sisters of St. Scholastica Monastery in Duluth invite single Catholic women ages 18-50 who wish to learn about this vocation to call for a consultation or to arrange for a weekend visit to the monastery to meet and pray with the sisters and have questions answered. There is no charge or pressure put on one for such a visit. If interested, contact Sister Mary Catherine Shambour at (218) 723-6646.

Deer River Kateri Circle

The St. Joseph and St. Mary Kateri Circle of Deer River will meet Monday, April 13, 6:30 p.m., at St. Mary’s Church, 15 First Ave. N.E., Deer River. It meets the second Monday of the month. For information call the church at (218) 246-8582.

NFP introductory sessions

Northland Family Programs will hold free natural family planning introductory sessions at different sites at 7 p.m. Mondays: in Duluth May 11 at Essentia Health St. Mary’s Hospital; in Virginia May 11 at Virginia Regional Medical Center; in Cloquet May 18 at Community Memorial Hospital; in Hibbing May 18 in the Board Room at Fairview University Medical Center-Mesabi: in Brainerd May 18 in the Kerst Room at Essentia Health, St. Joseph’s Medical Center; in Superior, Wis., May 18 at St. Mary’s Hospital. Call to schedule a session at St. Joseph’s Church, Crosby, or St. James Church, Aitkin. Preregistration is required. Call (218) 786-2378 or (800) 842-0279. For more information visit

Catechetical leader meeting

A catechetical leader meeting for DREs and youth ministers will be held Thursday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pastoral Center, 2830 E. Fourth St., Duluth. The main topic is “Recruiting and Forming Catechists.” The afternoon will include discussion on First Communion preparation. Please RSVP to Annette Merritt at or (218) 724-9111 by May 11.

Rummage sale

St. Martin’s Church, 107 N. Third St., Tower, will host its annual rummage sale Saturday, May 16, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Handicapped accessible. Rummage sale, bake sale, bucket raffle and a luncheon. Something for everyone. The junior and senior high students are sponsoring the bake sale and luncheon. Profits from these activities will go toward the group’s trip to Denver in June. Call the church for information at (218) 753-4310.

Marian retreat

A Marian Retreat: “From Gabriel to Golgotha — Treasures in the Heart of Mary” will be held Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to noon at St. Scholastica Monastery, 1001 Kenwood Ave., Duluth. Facilitator: Benedictine Sister Ann Marie Wainright, a chaplain with a master’s degree in pastoral studies. In this month of May, reflect on Mary, Jesus’ mother, his tabernacle, his first apostle, a prophet and a woman of incredible faith who lived the Paschal Mystery. In this retreat ponder with Mary the “treasures she held in her heart” (Luke 2:19), discovering therein graces to sustain us on our own Paschal journeys. Freewill offering. To register, call (218) 723-6555 or email

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 the month after the 9 a.m. Mass. Proceeds go toward his education expenses. For more information call Joan at (218) 335 2359.

KC pancake breakfast

St. James Church, 721 N. 57th Ave. W., Duluth, will host a pancake breakfast, provided by the Knights of Columbus of Council 5142, and a Polka Mass with the musical liturgy of the Singing Slovenes Sunday, May 17. This is a KSKJ Matching Funds Project of KSKJ Lodge 171. All proceeds to benefit St. James School. The breakfast is from 9 a.m. to noon. Mass is at 10:30 a.m. Cost: adults $5, children $3 and family $15. Handicapped accessible, parking in the lot behind the church. Contact Frank at (218) 626-1928 for information.

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

Living in Recovery Seminar

A 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 Micke, 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

Duluth-Superior young adults

Duluth-Superior Catholic Young Adults (DSCYA) 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 tower entrance facing Fourth Street. Watch for Theology on Tap in the spring. For more information, check out the website, email, call (218) 464-6476 or find the group on Facebook.

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 the month and is open to all area caregivers. For information, call the parish at (218) 262-5541.

Gather Around the Tabernacle

Gather Around the Tabernacle meets to pray the rosary the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m., at St. Lawrence Church, 2410 Morris Thomas Road, Duluth. Handicapped accessible. Call the church for information at (218) 722-2259.

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 or call (218) 384-1590.

Grand Breakfast

Holy Angels Church, 60 Hartman Drive, Moose Lake, will host its Grand Breakfast Sunday, May 24, 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. Handicapped accessible. 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 the month. Mass is celebrated at 6:30 p.m., with a Holy Hour to follow, 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 our community. Everyone is welcome. For information call (218) 623-7100.

Marriage Encounter

Upcoming Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends are July 17-19 in Buffalo and Sept. 11-13 in International Falls. Early registration is highly recommended. For more information visit the website or contact Alan and Missy Block at or (888) 455-3496.

Coleraine 50th anniversary

Mary Immaculate Church, 10 Corey St., Coleraine, will have a 50th anniversary celebration Sunday, June 7. Mass with Bishop Paul Sirba begins at 10:30 a.m., followed by a dinner in the social hall. Please spread the word to former parishioners. For information contact April Serich at (218) 247-7187 or Teresa Kessler at (218) 910-9007.

New minister orientation

An orientation for new or recently hired DREs and youth ministers will be held Thursday, June 11, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Pastoral Center, 2830 E. Fourth St., Duluth. Topics will include the role of the DRE and youth minister, curriculum standards for catechesis, approved textbooks, safe environment responsibilities, event policies and youth ministry basics. Please RSVP to Liz Hoefferle at or (218) 724-9111 by June 8.

Saginaw 75th anniversary

The 75th anniversary of St. Philip Neri Church, 4904 Independence Road, Saginaw, will begin with Mass at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 14. Bishop Paul Sirba with Father Joel Hastings and past priests will concelebrate at the Mass. Luncheon to follow at Industrial Town Hall, 7519 Albert Road, Saginaw. For information contact Val Kusch at (218) 348-3852. Church is not handicapped accessible, but the town hall is.

Magnificat hosts evangelist

Maria Vadia, renowned international Catholic evangelist, conference speaker and author returns to Our Lady of the Lakes Chapter of Magnificat, at St. Agnes Church 210 Division St. S., Walker, for two special events open to both women and men. Friday, June 18, Vadia will speak at the Magnificat meal with registration at 5:30 p.m., followed by a 6 p.m. evening meal and presentation. Cost of the meal is $15. Vadia will present a day of reflection entitled “Here I Come, Ready Or Not!” Saturday, June, 19. Fellowship and continental breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m., talk begins at 9 a.m. Cost for Saturday’s day of reflection is $20, includes lunch. Please call Lori Henning (218) 507-0953 or Jean Bauerly (218) 547-3111 for reservations by June 15 for either event.

Camp Survive

Camp Survive is a five-day junior high camp open to students who have completed grades 6-8. Activities include talks, music, daily Mass, reconciliation, adoration, games, swimming, archery, laser tag, survival training and more. Registration fee is $245 and includes all meals, T-shirt and lodging in cabins. Registration fee changes to $255 after July 20. Camp fills up early, so register soon. Camp begins Monday, Aug, 3 and ends Friday, Aug. 7. Dates and times for Junior Counselors are different and will be provided at a later date. Registration for campers and applications for Junior Counselors are not yet available. Visit the diocesan website under Youth Ministry for information.

Five Country Tour

Join the “5 Country” Tour with Father Charles P. Flynn, Sept. 6-18. Visit the North of England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland for 13 days. For a full-color brochure, write to Rev. Charles P. Flynn, Box 586, Eveleth, MN 55734, or email

World Meeting of Families

Diocese of Duluth pilgrimage to participate in the World Meeting of Family, Papal Visit and Mass will be Sept. 22-27. Round-trip motor coach transfer from Duluth to Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport, round-trip airfare, hotel for five nights, dinners and sightseeing. Not included in the cost is the WMF Conference Registration fee. $1,850 per person, double occupancy. For information contact Canterbury Pilgrimages and Tours, Inc.,, or (800) 653-0017.

Holy Land trip

Father Francis Kabiru from Walker, together with Deacons Hap Ramsey and James Clack, are leading a trip to the Holy Land, Oct. 5-16, through Mater Dei Tours, Please call St. Agnes parish office at (218) 547-1054 if you are interested in this pilgrimage.

Diocesan Assembly

The Diocese of Duluth’s tenth annual Diocesan Assembly will be held Saturday, Oct. 10, at Marshall School in Duluth. The theme is “Transforming Catholics for the New Evangelization” and will be presented by speakers from the Augustine Institute. There will be tracks for religious educators, adult faith formation, and RCIA. Contact Liz Hoefferle at (218) 724-9111 for more information.

Pilgrimage to Italy

Father Joseph Sobolik of St. Raphael’s in Duluth is leading a pilgrimage to Italy, Oct. 27 to Nov. 7. The itinerary includes Assisi, Siena, San Giovanni Rotundo and Rome. Brochures are ready. Please email

Taste of China

Curious About China? Father Dave Tushar is offering the opportunity to experience a true “Taste of China,” visiting Beijing, Xi’an and Shanghai from Tuesday, Nov. 3, to Friday, Nov. 13. 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 or Duluth, accommodations at 5-star Hotels with buffet breakfasts and first class speedy train from Beijing to Xi’an and air (economy) from Xi’an to Shanghai. References are available. For information and pricing, please call Father Tushar at (218) 384-4563. Deadline is July 15.

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

You are invited to join Fathers Anthony Wroblewski and Peter Muhich on a once-in-a-lifetime Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Jan. 4-14, 2016. Includes visits to Tiberias, Nazareth, Cana, Sea of Galilee, Mount Tabor, Mount of Beatitudes, Jericho, Jerusalem, Bethlehem and more. Only $2,759 from Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP), plus $710 in airport taxes and $155 in tips. Space is limited. To download the free color brochure and registration form, visit, or for more information, please contact Father Tony Wroblewski at (218) 822-4040 or by email at