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Calendar of Events - August 2017

The Northern Cross - August 2017
Calendar of Events

Communion and Liberation school community

Duluth Communion and Liberation School of Community meets every Friday evening at 7 p.m. at different locations in the Duluth area. Prayer, singing, sharing experiences, what’s been discovered, and concludes with a potluck. The community is a companionship that educates. Currently reading the written text from the Spiritual Exercises of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation entitled “My Heart Is Glad Because You Live, Oh Christ.” For more information on meeting times and locations, please contact Kris Cook at (218) 491-5230, (218) 428-6197, or

Carmelite community

A third order Carmelite community meets monthly at St. Joseph’s Church, 315 S.W. 21st St., Grand Rapids. Meetings are held the first Saturday of each month. Rosary at 8:30 a.m., followed by Mass at 9 a.m., and morning prayer. Meeting at 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. For information on the Carmelite community, please call Deacon Richard Johnston at (218) 966-8251 or Ann Johnston at (218) 966-3052.

Rosary for freedom, life, family

The rosary is prayed for religious freedom and 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.

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.

KC car show

The ninth annual Knights of Columbus Marv Lutgen Memorial Car Show will be held Sunday, Aug. 6, at St. James Church, 299 Red Oak Drive, Aitkin, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration is $5. Hosting the car show is Cuyuna Range Knights of Columbus Council 3473. Contact Carroll Janzen (218) 927 6119 or Bob Smith (218) 927-4424.

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.

Lectio divina

Lectio Divina (“divine reading”) is a way of reading the Scriptures in which one gradually lets go of one’s own agenda and opens oneself to what God wants to say. A group meets in the St. Lawrence Church parish office, 2410 Morris Thomas Road, Duluth, from 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on most Sundays during the school year. Contact Pat at (218) 729-7576 for more information.

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.

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.

Pasty orders

Orders for pasties will be taken Aug. 8–31 or until 2,400 pasties have been ordered for the Holy Family Church pasty sale. Pasties can come with or without rutabaga. $4 each. Pick up will be at the church at 2430 W. Third St., Duluth. Pick up time will be given at time of order. To order call Mickie at (218) 727-7164.

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 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.

Charismatic prayer group

Proclaimers of Christ Catholic charismatic prayer group meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at Sacred Heart Church, 300 First St. N., Hackensack, and 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month at St. Agnes Church, Elm at Division Street, Walker. Please bring a Bible. For information contact David LaFontaine (651) 503-0168 or Karen Nagengast (612) 805-0999.

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.

Kateri Circle (Duluth)

The Kateri Circle at St. Lawrence Church, 2410 Morris Thomas Road, Duluth, will meet Sunday, Aug. 13, at 1 p.m. They meet the second Sunday of the month. Contact Michele for more information at (218) 591-0556.

Parish mission

Sister Mary Michael Fox will be conducting two three-day missions: Aug. 13-15 at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 27332 Central St., Garrison, will be on the topic of Blessed Virgin Mary and consecrating oneself to her. Also, Aug. 17-19, at Holy Family Church, 1182 County Road 8, Hillman, the topic will be the eucharist and bringing oneself into a deeper union with Jesus through prayer and adoration. Contact St. James Church in Aitkin at (218) 927-6581 for information.

NFP introductory sessions

Northland Family Programs holds free natural family planning introductory sessions at different sites at 7 p.m. on Mondays: Duluth — Aug. 14 in the Minnesota Room at Essentia Health St. Mary’s Medical Center; Grand Rapids — Aug. 14 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church; Cloquet — Aug. 21 at Community Memorial Hospital; Hibbing — Aug. 21 at the Hibbing Park Hotel and Superior, Wis. — Aug. 28 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

DDCCW 100th anniversary

The Duluth Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (DDCCW) will celebrate its 100th anniversary in the year 2020. The Duluth Diocese is a founding member of the Council of Catholic Women. The DDCCW has plans to publish a book celebrating this event. History is needed. Plans are to include the history of all parish women’s groups in the diocese in this book. Please send stories, etc., as soon as possible. Contact Leona or Alice with any questions. You can also mail or email your stories and photos to them. Leona Barten, Box 173, Cohasset, MN 55721, (218) 328-5520, or Alice Parendo, 5809 Rose Road, Hermantown, MN 55811, (218) 729-9647,

Log church tours

Tours are being offered of the old log church at Sts. Mary and Joseph Church in Sawyer. See the oldest altar and Stations of the Cross in existence in the Diocese of Duluth. The church is on the National Register of Historic Sites. Narrated tours are led by Deacon Bryan Bassa. Call Deacon Bassa at (218) 879-6933 or Betty at St. Francis Church, Carlton, at (218) 384-4563 to schedule a tour. To help support this restoration effort, Missy Parker, recording artist and music director at Sts. Mary and Joseph, is offering the sale of her three CDs: “Inspirations,” “Expressions of Love,” and “Missy and the Mistletoes Holiday Spectacular” for $10 each/$25 for all three. 100 percent of the proceeds going to the Log Church Restoration Project. Please add $4 to all orders for shipping. To order call (218) 390-2451 or mail your order to: CD/Log Church Restoration, 509 Sunrise Drive, Carlton, MN 55718. Phone orders are mailed upon receipt of payment. For more information on the church, visit

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 information call Jean at (218) 839-1958.

Catholic Singles Group

Catholic Singles Group in the Twin Ports serves singles age 40 and up and hosts weekly/monthly events as well as upcoming activities for August. Contact Laverne at (218) 724-2647 or visit

Rummage sale (Aitkin)

St. James Church, 299 Red Oak Drive, Aitkin, will hold its 10th annual rummage sale Friday and Saturday, Aug. 18-19, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come shop the selection of dishware, books, linens, clothes (sorted by gender and size), sporting equipment, toys, etc. Handicapped accessible. For information call Mary Jo at (218) 549-3237. Directions: from stoplight in Aitkin (Highways 210 and 169) go south on 169 to Red Oak Drive. Church is west (behind) Paulbeck’s County Market.

Rummage sale (Meadowlands)

St. Mary’s Church, 9999 Hwy. 133, Meadowlands, will have a rummage sale during the St. Louis County Fair, Friday through Sunday, Aug. 18-20. Hours: Friday noon to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Proceeds will go to the building fund for a new roof. For questions call Kathy Morgan (218) 427-2111.

Blessed Nuno meeting

All are invited to the Blessed Nuno Society Duluth Chapter meeting Saturday, Aug. 19, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 325 E. Third St., Duluth. Come for light refreshments as the society’s mission work this past year is discussed and plan for next year. Interested in the society? Please come to find out more about this prayer apostolate. Handicapped accessible. Call Renee Zurn at (218) 723-1321 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


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

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.

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.

Next-to-new sale

Queen of Peace, 102 Fourth St., Cloquet, will hold its eighth annual next-to-new sale Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 25-26, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Handicapped accessible. For more information, contact the church at (218) 879-6793. Money raised will go toward the church bell tower.

Summer concert/country bazaar

An end of the summer concert and country bazaar will be held Sunday, Aug. 27, at St. James Church, 299 Red Oak Drive, Aitkin. Cost $20. Day includes pulled pork sandwich meal, free beer, root beer floats, bouncy house, kids’ games, country store with homemade items, and a sunset concert featuring “Big D” and the B.C. Band. Doors open at 4 p.m., meal at 5 p.m., concert at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit St. James youth activity fund. For information contact the church at (218) 927-6581.

Grand breakfast

Holy Angels Church, 60 Hartman Drive, Moose Lake, is having its grand breakfast Sunday, Sept. 3, 8 a.m. to noon. Pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs, egg bake, sausage, whole ham, biscuits and gravy, hash browns, strawberries, juice, milk, and coffee. Handicapped accessible. Contact the church for information at (218) 485-8214.

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.

Spirit Fest

St. Joseph’s Church, 315 S.W. 21st St., Grand Rapids, will hold its annual Spirit Fest Saturday, Sept. 9, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the church grounds. Broasted chicken, bingo, live band, craft and bake sale, silent auction, raffles, and kids games. The new Grand Rapids Area Boys and Girls Club will receive 10 percent of proceeds. Visit for more information.

Marriage Encounter

The next available Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends are Sept. 15- 17 in Alexandria and Feb. 2-4, 2018, in Hermantown. Early registration is highly recommended. For more information visit or contact Alan or Missy at applications@ or (888) 455-3496.

Fall festival (Duluth)

Come to the annual fall festival at Holy Family Parish, 2430 W. Third St., Duluth, Saturday, Sept. 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Two floor levels full of games for kids through adults, big raffle, silent auction, bake sale, pasties, basket raffles, white elephant, boutique, fresh vegetables. Also a cafe with homemade chili, potato salad, ranch beans, and the best patty melt around. For more information, Call the church at (218) 722-4445. Handicapped accessible.

Magnificat anniversary

Join Sister Linda Ko ontz and Maria Vadia Sept. 22-23 for two days of praise, worship, personal testimonies, prayer, teaching, healing, reconciliation, and eucharistic celebration as Our Lady of the Lakes chapter of Magnificat in Walker celebrates 25 years of ministry. The two-day anniversary celebration will take place at Northern Lights Hotel and Convention Center, 6800 Frontage Road N.W., Walker. Friday night will open with a Magnificat dinner served at 5:30 p.m. followed by personal and powerful testimonies of the presenters. Saturday’s event will begin at 8 a.m. with breakfast followed by a day of teaching, healing prayer, reconciliation, and celebration of the Eucharist at 4 p.m. A block of rooms has been reserved under Magnificat at a reduced rate at Northern Lights Hotel. Please call (866) 652-4683 before Sept. 1 to guarantee your room rate. Advance reservations and payment for Friday’s dinner and event is $20, Saturday’s meals and event cost is $25. All reservations and payments are due by Sept. 15. No reservations will be accepted after that date. To reserve your tickets, call Lorri Henning at (218) 507-0953 and send payment to Lorri Henning at 3080 20th Ave. N.W., Hackensack, MN 56452. Visit and like them on Facebook.

Indian Harvest Mass

The annual Indian Harvest Mass will be held Saturday, Sept. 23, at 5 p.m., followed by a meal. The celebration will be at St. Joseph Church, 5106 Wolf Drive, Ball Club. All are welcome to give thanks for St. Kateri, our lives, our deceased, wild rice, and all the fruits and berries of the earth that our Creator God has gifted us.

God’s Gift seminar

The Diocese of Superior Respect Life Committee will host the 2017 God’s Gift: To Love Every Body seminar Saturday, Sept. 30. Doors open at 8 a.m. at the University of Wisconsin Superior Yellowjacket Union. The keynote speaker, Gloria Purvis, co-host of Morning Glory EWTN Radio, starts promptly at 9 a.m., in the Great Hall. Next up, is Nic Davidson with his dynamic presentation on Pope St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. Interested in meeting the presenters? Come at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at Epic Restaurant, Superior, for a VIP meet and greet buffet dinner. Highlights of this God’s Gift event include vendors and booths. Early bird registration for Friday and Saturday or Saturday only, lunch, opportunities for adoration and confession, and Mass with Bishop James Powers. For online registration, exhibit and vendor forms, and other details, visit or call (715) 392-2937.

Diocesan Assembly

The Diocese of Duluth’s 12th annual Diocesan Assembly will be held Saturday, Oct. 14, at Marshall School, 1215 Rice Lake Road, Duluth. Joe Miller, executive director of the Magis Center, will speak on the theme “Has Science Killed Faith? Encountering God in an Age of Unbelief.” Miller will show the scientific evidence for God’s existence and will explain how a person’s understanding of God affects the attainment of ultimate happiness. His presentations will help us evangelize in a culture where many people believe that faith and reason are not compatible. This event is open to all. Register at For more information contact Annette at (218) 724-9111.

Crafters/vendors wanted

Crafters and vendors are wanted for the fall market at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 325 E. Third St., Duluth, on Saturday, Oct. 21. Visit the website for an enrollment form with more information or contact Shirley Baker at (218) 727-2093 or Kayline Grochowski at (218) 729-7717.

Italy pilgrimage

Join a pilgrimage to Italy Nov. 8-17, guided by Father Anthony Craig and Father Mario Majano from Washington, D.C. Visit Assisi, Siena, Florence, Orvieto, and Rome. Accommodations at four-star hotels, luxury motor coach for airport transfers in Italy and specified sightseeing, tour escort and local guides, daily Mass in unique and historical churches, and more. Round trip scheduled commercial air from Minneapolis to Rome, Italy. Contact Jean Chase at Pilgrimages by Corporate Travel for brochure at (333) 565-8888 ext. 121 or 150.

Catholic Ireland tour

Join Father Richard Kunst for a tour of Catholic Ireland April 9-19, 2018. Visit Belfast, Derry, Knock, Killarney, and more. Contact St. John’s Church in Duluth at (218) 724-6332 for information and brochure.