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Calendar of Events - February 2015

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Calendar of Events

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.

Women’s program

Immaculate Heart Church, Crosslake, and St. Emily Church, Emily, are hosting the Women of Grace Study Program “Full of Grace: Women and the Abundant Life.” The program runs through March and is held at Immaculate Heart Church, 35208 County Road 37, Crosslake. The group meets every Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and begins with coffee and a light breakfast. The cost is $50 for materials. Scholarships are available. Babysitting is also a possibility. For information contact Marie Schmid at (218) 330-8105 or marie@campfoley.com.

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 Sundays 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 on the Catholic Singles Group and its activities contact Deborah at (218) 879-6266 or visit twinportscatholicsingles.blogspot.com.

KC 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 Masses the first Saturday and Sunday weekend of each month.

Pancake breakfast

An all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast will be at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 325 E. Third St., Duluth, Sunday, Feb. 8, 8 a.m. to noon. Adults $6, children under 12 $3. Gluten-free and take outs available. Extra parking in the Essentia St. Mary’s Hospital ramp behind the church on the Fourth Street entrance.

Pancake breakfast

St. Michael’s Lakeside School will host pancake breakfasts at St. Michael Church, 4901 E. Superior St., Duluth, on the Sundays of Feb. 8, March 1 and 29, and May 3 and 31. Served from 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. $5 each guest or a max of $25 per family. Handicapped accessible.

KC pancake breakfast

The Knights of Columbus Western Council 5142 will hold a pancake breakfast Sunday, Feb. 8, from 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 includes members of Holy Family, St. Elizabeth, St. Margaret Mary and St. James churches in Duluth.

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. This sacrament is offered for those struggling with an illness of any kind. 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. Healing prayer is also offered the second Sunday of every month at 9:15 a.m., in the church. Handicapped accessible.

Kateri Circle

The Kateri Circle will meet at St. Lawrence Church, 2410 Morris Thomas Road, Duluth, Sunday, Feb. 8, at 1 p.m., in the church. The group meets the second Sunday of each month. Handicapped accessible. Call the parish for information at (218) 722-2259.

Prayer service for trafficking

In observance of the International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking, the diocesan Office of the Social Apostolate will host an evening prayer service Sunday, Feb. 8, from 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., at Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel, St. Scholastica Monastery, 1001 Kenwood Ave., Duluth. Contact Patrice at pmenor@dioceseduluth.org for information.

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 questions call (218) 343-2404.

Deer River Kateri Circle

The St. Joseph and St. Mary Kateri Circle of Deer River will meet Monday, Feb. 9, 6:30 p.m., at St. Mary’s Church, 15 First Ave. N.E., Deer River. They meet the second Monday of each month. For information call the church at (218) 246-8582.

Father Barron DVD session

Father Robert Barron’s DVD presentation concerning the Seven Deadly Sins will be studied beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, and continues through March 23 at St. Lawrence Church, 2410 Morris Thomas Road, Duluth. Pride, envy, anger, sloth, gluttony, avarice and lust are all presented as patterns of dysfunction within that lead to unhappiness. Father Barron also shows how to counteract these sinful patterns through the Seven Lively Virtues that offer antidotes to each sin and help set us on the right path to healing and happiness. Workbooks are available to help on your journey. Handicapped accessible.

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, Feb. 9, at Essentia Health St. Mary’s Hospital; in Grand Rapids, Feb. 9, in the Grand Oakes East and West Room at Itasca Medical Center; in Cloquet, Feb. 16, at Community Memorial Hospital; in Hibbing, Feb. 16, in the Board Room at Fairview University Medical Center-Mesabi: in Brainerd, Feb. 23, at Essentia Health, St. Joseph’s Medical Center; in Superior, Wis., Feb. 23, 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 www.nfpduluth.org.

Examining Consecrated Life

What is “the consecrated life”? Could it be for you? During this special year in which the church focuses on the meaning and role of women and men who accept Christ’s invitation to leave all and follow him, single Catholic women ages 21-50 who wish to learn more about such a vocation are invited to pay a visit to the Benedictine sisters at St. Scholastica Monastery in Duluth. You may arrange for a consultation, a private retreat or a short weekend visit in which you would have time to pray with and visit the sisters, learn about a vocation to religious life and have your questions answered. There is no charge or pressure put upon such a visit. If interested call Sister Mary Catherine Shambour at (218) 723-6646.

Bible study

St. Benedict’s Church, 1419 St. Benedict St., Duluth, is offering a seven-week study of the Old Testament readings from the Easter Vigil. This study will include an introduction to lectio divina (praying with the Scriptures), as well as breaking open the meaning behind each reading. Tuesdays, Feb. 10 to March 24, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Presented by Sister Anna Rose Kalinowski, FSE, parish life coordinator at St. Benedict’s. For more information call (218) 724-4828, or visit www.stbensduluth.org. Handicapped accessible.

Communion and Liberation

Communion and Liberation is an international Catholic movement that helps participants to 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

Wednesdays 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

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.

Rosary

The rosary will be prayed at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 2002 Minnesota Ave., Duluth, 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.

Anam Cara program

The Anam Cara program at St. Lawrence Church in Duluth will be using the book “Falling Upward, A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life” by Richard Rohr Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m., at the church, 2410 Morris Thomas Road, Duluth. The program runs for 13 weeks and began Jan. 14. Call Pat at (218) 729-7576 or (218) 722-2259 to order a book for the program. Study guides will be provided. Handicapped accessible.

Bible study

St. Lawrence Church, 2410 Morris Thomas Road, Duluth, will host the Little Rock Bible Study at 10 a.m. Wednesdays at the church. Handicapped accessible. The group will begin with the Book of Exodus. The program began Jan. 14. Call Pat at (218) 729-7576 or (218) 722-2259 to register.

M’Cafe for mothers

M’Cafe is a group for mothers of children 0-12 years of age. They meet the second Thursday of the month from 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 tonya.vanslyke11@gmail.com.

Moms group

St. James Catholic Moms Group meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month through May 28, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., in St. James School, 715 N. 57th Ave. W., Duluth. Traditional Catholic parenting in today’s secular world will be discussed using the Blessed Mother as a model. Mothers of all ages are welcome. Lessons are from “Momnipotent,” by Danielle Bean. 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.

Ice fishing/log sawing events

Holy Family parish on Bulldog Lake is hosting its 36th annual Ice Fishing Derby and Log Sawing Contest Saturday, Feb. 14. Fishing 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Holes will be drilled, one line only per person. Bait not provided. Only a $2 raffle ticket required to fish. Cash prizes, door prizes, raffle. Inside after fishing from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. is the log-sawing contest. Men, women, kids and mixed classes. Also inside is the country store featuring handcrafted items, baked goods, home canned items and more. Beautiful hand stitched quilt raffle. Concession stand serving pulled pork, brats and kraut, hot dogs, chili, elephant ears, water, pop and beer. Kid’s games. Drawings held at 4 p.m. Located approximately 13 miles north of Hillman or 3 miles south of Pine Center, at 1182 County Road 8, Hillman. For information call (320) 277-3691 or (763) 229-6888 or visit www.holyfamilybulldoglake.com.

Mardi Gras dance

Queen of Peace School, 102 Fourth St., Cloquet, will be holding its Mardi Gras dance and silent auction fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 14, from 6 p.m. to midnight. Join the fun evening of music, dance with DJ, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages, door prizes, raffles, silent and live auctions. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling (218) 879-8516. Must be 21 or older to attend. Also check out the Husqvarna ST 224 snowblower raffle. Call the number above for tickets, $10 each. Drawing to be held at the Mardi Gras dance.

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.

Meatloaf dinner

The annual meatloaf dinner at Holy Family Church, 2430 W. Third St., Duluth, will be held Sunday, Feb. 15, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, vinegar coleslaw, green beans Parisiene, relish tray, dinner rolls and dessert. Adults $8, family $28, children 3 to 10 $5, 2 and under free. Handicapped accessible.

Parish history program

All are invited to the program “History of St. Mary Star of the Sea Church” at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 15. The program will start in the church, 325 E. Third St., Duluth, and followed by pie and coffee in the church social hall. For images of the church, visit the website www.stmarystaroftheseaduluth.com. Extra parking in Essentia St. Mary’s Hospital Fourth Street parking lot.

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 encourage@dioceseduluth.org for more information. Are you experiencing same-sex attraction and looking for answers? Contact Deacon Beier at courage@dioceseduluth.org for support group information. Also visit www.couragerc.org.

Children’s prayer program

A children’s program, “All Ways Pray,” will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 16-17, for fourth-grade students, and from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 18-19, for fifth- and sixth-grade students. How about discovering some new ways to pray? Come to McCabe and experience Get Up and Move Prayers, Color Prayers, Sing-a-Prayer and even how to use games as a way to pray. Held at McCabe Renewal Center, 2125 Abbotsford Ave., Duluth. Facilitator is Benedictine Sister Dorene King, a licensed teacher and director of McCabe Renewal Center. Suggested donation $40 for two days. To register or for more information call (218) 724-5266 or email McCabeCenter@msn.com.

Duluth-Superior young adults

Duluth-Superior Catholic Young Adults (DSCYA) is seeking to provide opportunities to grow in faith and connect with other young adults. DSCYA hosts adoration nights, Theology on Tap series and social gatherings. Adoration is on the third Tuesday of each 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 dscya.weebly.com, email dscya1@gmail.com, call (218) 464-6476 or find them on Facebook.

Living In Recovery Seminar

Living In Recovery Seminar is held the third Tuesday of every month beginning Jan. 20, 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, MA Theology, spiritual director. Sister Pauline was a licensed counselor for nine years working with people with addiction and dual addictions. Suggested freewill offering $5 per session. To register or for information call (218) 724-5266 or email McCabeCenter@msn.com.

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@gmail.com or call (218) 384-1590.

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.

Grief support group

A grief support group meets the first and third Thursday of each month, 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.

Rosary

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.

Lenten program

“A Lenten Journey: Dare To Dream” will be held Saturday, Feb. 21, 9 a.m. to noon, at McCabe Renewal Center, 2125 Abbotsford Ave., Duluth. Come on this Lenten journey and discover inspired people who pursued their dreams for a better world (for example Dorothy Day, Martin Luther King, Thomas Merton, Pope St. John XXIII). Facilitator is Sister Sarah O’Malley, a Duluth Benedictine, author of 12 books on pastoral topics, who has given numerous presentations and retreats. Suggested donation $35, snacks included. To register or for information call (218) 724-5266, or email McCabeCenter@msn.com.

Public square rosary

Our Lady of Fatima, Garrison, and Holy Family, Bulldog Lake, hold a Public Square Rosary on 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, on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Mass will be celebrated at 226:30 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 the community. Everyone is welcome. For information call (218) 623-7100.

Brainerd DCCW board meeting

The Brainerd Deanery Council of Catholic Women will hold its spring board meeting at the Crosby/Ironton Pub on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 11 a.m. This is where Gary’s used to be. Order off the menu.

Diocesan confirmation retreat

Diocesan confirmation overnight retreats will be held Feb. 27-28, at Blessed Sacrament Church, 2310 Seventh Ave. E., Hibbing, and April 17-18, at Holy Rosary School, 2802 E. Fourth. St., Duluth. Registration fee is $35 if registered by Feb. 13 and April 2, late registrations are $40. Parish staff should register all students. Students, contact your parish to register. Visit www.dioceseduluth.org under youth ministry or contact Annette for information and forms at (218) 724-9111 or amerritt@dicoeseduluth.org.

Lenten retreat

A Lenten retreat, “Living the Covenant of God’s Unconditional Love”, will be held Saturday, Feb. 28, 9 a.m. to noon, at St. Scholastica Monastery, 1001 Kenwood Ave., Duluth. Facilitators: Father Steve Ulrick, pastor of Holy Name of Jesus Parish, Medina, and Benedictine Sister Pauline Micke, director, Benedictine Center of Spirituality. This retreat will lead you into a deeper understanding of the meaning of a covenant relationship with God. Journey the Sundays of Lent learning how God’s unconditional love is the foundation for our life as we seek to live this love in all our relationships. To register call (218) 723-6555 or email pauline.m@duluthosb.org.

Hibbing DCCW retreat

The Hibbing Deanery Council of Catholic Women will host the retreat “God’s Gift of Divine Mercy”, Saturday, Feb. 28, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Mary Immaculate Church, 10 Corey St., Coleraine. The retreat includes Divine Mercy Chaplet, adoration, a chance for receiving the sacrament of reconciliation, Mass and lunch. Retreat master will be HDCCW spiritual advisor Father Brian Lederer. Registration is $15 to be paid at the door. Please RSVP to your parish CCW presidents or to HDCCW president Lisa Neururer at (218) 326-3759 by Monday, Feb. 23.

Grand breakfast

Holy Angels Church, 60 Hartman Drive, Moose Lake, will host a grand breakfast Sunday, March 1, 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.

Swiss steak dinner

The 17th annual St. Philip Neri Swiss steak dinner will be held Sunday, March 1, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Get your dinner, strawberry shortcake dessert and beverage for $9 adults, ages 6-12 $4, and those 5 and under free. Meet at Industrial Town Hall, 7519 Albert Road, Saginaw. Handicapped accessible. For questions please call Valerie (218) 729-9646.

Youth ministers meeting

Diocesan youth ministers will meet Tuesday, March 3, at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, 2801 E. Fourth St., Duluth, in the multipurpose room in the basement. Meeting begins at 10 a.m., and concludes at 2:30 pm. RSVP to Annette at amerritt@dioceseduluth.org or (218) 724-9111.

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.

Irish dinner

All are invited to a traditional Irish dinner on Sunday, March 8, at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 325 E. Third St., Duluth. A traditional dinner of corned beef and cabbage with soda bread will be served from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $10. Call the church office at (218) 722-3078 for more information.

JRLC Day on the Hill

The Joint Religious Legislative Coalition (JRLC) Day on the Hill is Tuesday, March 10. Online registration now open. You may register four additional people under your registration. Registrants can pay by using a Paypal account or by using a credit card on the lower portion of the Paypal payment page. You do not have to have your own Paypal account to pay online with your credit card. If you would like to register a large group for Day on the Hill, please call (612) 870-3670 to make arrangements. Registration fees: early bird rate through Feb. 20, $30 ($15 student/low income); Feb. 21, through March 6, $40 ($25 student/low income). Online registration ends March 6 at 1 p.m. Registration March 7-10 and at the door, $45 ($30 student/low income). No refunds after Feb. 20. Event will be held regardless of weather. No-shows are responsible for payment. Visit jrlc.org/day-on-the-hill to register.

Marriage Encounter

The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend is March 20-22, in Baxter. Early registration is highly recommended. For more information visit the website northmnwwme.org or contact Alan and Missy Block at applications@northmnwwme.org or (888) 455-3496.

Lenten retreat

A Lenten retreat on the “Mysteries of Holy Week” will be held at St. Benedict’s Church, 1419 St. Benedict St., Duluth, Saturday, March 21. The morning will begin with Mass at 9 a.m., and conclude with a simple lunch at 12:15 p.m. Enter into the mysteries of Holy Week as presented by Franciscan Sister of the Eucharist Anna Rose Kalinowski and take a look at the meaning and symbolism of the liturgies of Holy Week with Father Joseph Sobolik. Registration encouraged in order to provide proper materials on hand. Walk-ins welcome. Send inquires or registration to sannarose@stbensduluth.org, or call (218) 724-4828. Freewill offering accepted. Handicapped accessible.

Brainerd DCCW lenten retreat

The Brainerd Deanery Council of Catholic Women will hold its Lenten retreat Tuesday, March 24, at St. Alice Church, 30904 Old Highway 371, Pequot Lakes. Registration 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Father Blake Rozier will speak on “Vocation and Prayer: Follow the Call.” Mass at 11 a.m. and lunch at noon. Confession will begin at 12:45 p.m.. Exposition at 1 p.m. and closing prayer at 2:30 p.m. Please pay $12 to your parish president by March 17.

Chicken dinner and bake sale

The annual spring chicken dinner and bake sale will be held Sunday, April 12, at St. Rose Church, 2 Sixth Ave., Proctor, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Takeouts are available. Handicapped accessible. Adult tickets $9, child tickets $5 and those under age 5 are free. Enjoy a home cooked meal complete with a banana cream pie dessert. Bake sale and chances to win a grocery basket and spring basket. The drawings take place at 4 p.m., need not be present to win. For information call (218) 624-0007.

Mini-Tekakwitha Conference

Save the Date: Mini-Tekakwitha Conference hosted by Kateri Circles of the Diocese of Duluth is scheduled for April 24-26, on the Grand Portage Reservation. There is a block of rooms held at Grand Portage Lodge. The Diocese of Duluth’s Kateri Circles are hosting the event for our region. More information coming soon.

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 dowra007@resj.org.

Holy Land trip

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

Pilgrimage to Italy

Father Michael Patullo of Lake Country Parishes in Pequot Lakes 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 jrobinson1026@gmail.com.