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., follow d 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) 885-2439 or by cell (218) 966-8251.
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. 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.
An all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 325 E. Third St., Duluth, Sundays Feb. 5 and March 5, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Adults $6 and children under 12 $3. Gluten-free and takeout available. Extra parking in the Essentia ramp behind the church, Fourth Street entrance. For information call (218) 722-3078.
Kateri Circle (Cloquet)
Holy Family Kateri Circle will meet after the 8 a.m. Mass at Holy Family Church, 280 Reservation Road, Fond du Lac Reservation, Cloquet, on Sunday, Feb. 5.
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. Handicap 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.
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.
Youth ministers’ meetings
Youth Ministers and DREs of the Diocese of Duluth have regularly scheduled meetings on Tuesdays. Upcoming meetings: Feb. 7, topic – working as a team: identify needs offer your strengths; March 14, topic – making the most of time with students; April 4, topic – targeting different audiences and May 2, topic – matching the right purpose with the right audience. Contact Annette Merritt by the Friday before the meeting to RSVP. Contact Annette at (218) 724-9111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ongoing centering prayer
Ongoing centering prayer is held the first and third Tuesdays: Feb. 7, 21, March 7, 21, April 4, 18, and May 2, 16, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. A group experience for centering prayer practitioners who have completed introduction to centering prayer. Facilitators: Jim Taylor and Jim Reinke, both are long time Centering Prayer practitioners. $5 per session. To register contact Mc- Cabe Renewal Center, (218) 724-5266, McCabeCenter@msn.com or online at www.duluthbenedictines.org/mccabe. McCabe Renewal Center is located at 2125 Abbotsford Ave., 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.
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.
Catholic moms group
St. James Catholic Moms Group meets the second and fourth Thursdays through May 15, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at St. James Catholic School, 715 N. 57th Ave. W., Duluth. Discussion of traditional Catholic parenting in today’s secular world. Using the Blessed Mother as a model, there is discussion on everyday issues important for families today. Come for prayer, fellowship and study. Mothers of all ages are welcome from first time moms to grandmas. Lessons are from “Divine Mercy for Moms” by Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet. Nursery available, freewill donation. Questions or register with Cheryl Foldesi at (218) 628-2932 or at email@example.com.
The Brainerd Knights of Columbus Council 1491 will be hosting bingo in the St. Francis Church basement, 416 N. Ninth St., Brainerd, on Thursdays, Feb. 9, 16 and 23. $1 per card and games start at 6:30 p.m., final game at 8:15 p.m. Cash prizes. Children allowed to play and win children’s prizes. All are welcome.
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 “I Have Loved You with an Everlasting Love, I have had Pity on Your Nothingness.” For more information on meeting times and locations, please contact Kris Cook at (218) 491-5230, (218) 428-6197, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ice fishing contest
Holy Family Parish on Bulldog Lake is hosting its 38th annual ice fishing derby and log sawing contest, Saturday, Feb 11. Fishing from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Holes will be drilled, one line per person. Bait not provided. $2 raffle ticket required to fish. Cash prizes, door prizes, raffle. Inside from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. is the log sawing contest. Also inside is the country store featuring handcrafted items, baked goods, home canned items and more. Beautiful hand stitched quilt raffle. Concession stand with sloppy joes, brats and kraut, hot dogs, chili, elephant ears, water, pop and beer. Kids’ games. Drawings 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 questions call (320) 277-3691 or (763) 229-6888 or visit www.Holyfamilybulldoglake.com.
KC pancake breakfast
Knights of Columbus, Msgr. O’Shea Council will host an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast at Holy Rosary School, 2802 E. Fourth St., Duluth, Sunday, Feb. 12, 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: adults $7.50, children under 12 $5 and $25/per family of four or more. Menu: pancakes, gluten-free/dairy-free pancakes, French toast sticks, scrambled eggs, Egg Beaters, fresh fruit. Takeout available. Handicapped accessible.
KC pancake breakfast
The Knights of Columbus Western Council 5142 will hold a pancake breakfast Sunday, Feb. 12, 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 and St. James churches in Duluth.
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, Feb. 12, at 1 p.m. They meet the second Sunday of the month. Contact Michele for more information at (218) 591-0556.
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.
NFP introductory sessions
Northland Family Programs holds free natural family planning introductory sessions at different sites at 7 p.m. on Mondays: Duluth – Feb. 13 in the Minnesota Room at Essentia Health St. Mary’s Medical Center; Brainerd – Feb. 13 at Essential Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center; Grand Rapids – Feb. 13 at St. Joseph’s Church; Cloquet – Feb. 20 at Community Memorial Hospital; Hibbing – Feb. 20 at the Hibbing Park Hotel and Superior, Wis. – Feb. 27 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 www.nfpduluth.org.
Catholic Singles Group
Catholic Singles Group in the Twin Ports serves singles age 40 and up and hosts weekly/monthly events as well as other activities. Contact Laverne at (218) 724-2647 or visit twinportscatholicsingles.blogspot.com.
Ongoing centering prayer
Ongoing centering prayer is held the second and fourth Tuesdays: Feb.\ 14, 28, March 14, 28, April 11, 25, and May 9, 23, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. A group experience for centering prayer practitioners who have completed introduction to centering prayer. Facilitators: Sandy Leake, a long-term centering prayer practitioner and commissioned centering prayer instructor; Lezlie Oachs, a practitioner of centering prayer since 1996 and retired St. Scholastica faculty member. $5 per session. To register contact Mc- Cabe Renewal Center, (218) 724-5266, McCabeCenter@msn.com or online at www.duluthbenedictines.org/mccabe. McCabe Renewal Center is located at 2125 Abbotsford Ave., Duluth.
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.
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
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.
Diocesan confirmation retreats will be held Feb. 17-18 at Holy Rosary School, 2802 E. Fourth St., Duluth, and March 24-25 at Blessed Sacrament Church, 2310 Seventh Ave. E., Hibbing. Registration preference is given to students who will be confirmed this school year. Registration deadlines: Feb. 3 for the February retreat and March 10 for the March retreat. Parish staff should register all students. Students contact your parish staff. Register early as space is limited. Visit www.dioceseduluth.org and click on the department of youth ministry, or call Annette at (218) 724-9111.
Centering prayer intro
A beginning session, or refresher, to centering prayer. In this ancient Christian form of prayer, participants practice its transformative power, learning to open themselves to God’s extraordinary love in ordinary, daily life. Facilitators: Sandy Leake, a longterm centering prayer practitioner and commissioned centering prayer instructor; Lezlie Oachs, a practitioner of centering prayer since 1996 and retired St. Scholastica faculty member. Saturday, Feb. 18, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $45, bring own lunch. Snacks and beverages provided. To register call McCabe Renewal Center (218) 724-5266 or email at McCabeCenter@msn.com or visit at www.duluthbenedictines.org/mccabe.
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.
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 email@example.com.
A children’s program for grades four and five called “All Ways Pray” will be held Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 20 and 21, from 8 a.m. to noon. Discover new ways to pray: color prayers, pretzel prayers and even how to use games as a way to pray. Facilitator: Benedictine Sister Dorene King, a licensed teacher and director of McCabe Renewal Center. $40 for two days. Register early, space limited to 10 participants. Scholarships available. To register contact McCabe Renewal Center, (218) 724-5266, by email at McCabeCenter@ msn.com or online at www.duluthbenedictines. org/mccabe. Look for the special registration form for children’s programs. McCabe Renewal Center is located at 2125 Abbotsford Ave., Duluth.
Praying in color retreat
A praying in color retreat using coloring as a spiritual practice will be held Saturday, Feb. 18, 9 a.m. to noon, at St. Joseph’s Church, 315 S.W. 21st St., Grand Rapids. Maybe you hunger to know God better. Maybe you love color. Maybe you are a visual or kinesthetic learner, or a word-weary pray-er. Perhaps you struggle with a short attention span, a restless body, or a tendency to live in your head. Using materials from Sybil MacBeth’s book “Praying in Color,” explore this new prayer form. Praying in Color is an active, playful, serious, visual prayer practice that uses doodling, pen, paper and colored markers to create an entrance into stillness and listening. No artistic ability is necessary. Freewill donation. Participants are asked to bring their own markers or colored pencils. To register, contact MayBeth at (218) 208-7820. Facilitator: Beth Pellin Kaiser is currently part of the Campus Ministry Team for the College of St. Scholastica, where she serves as coordinator of liturgy and music. Prior to that, she spent over 20 years in full time parish ministry.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for support group information. Also visit www.couragerc.org.
BDCCW board meeting
The Brainerd Deanery Council of Catholic Women will hold its spring board meeting Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 11 a.m., at Heartwood in Crosby. The BDCCW has two board meetings a year and every board member, including parish presidents, or their designee, is encouraged to attend, so activities can be planned for the coming year. For information call Joan, deanery president, at (218) 678-2836.
A children’s program for sixth graders called “All Ways Pray” will be held Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 22 and 23, 8 a.m. to noon. Discover new ways to pray: What does it mean to pray with art or pray with music? What are proprioceptive prayers and lectio divina? Join other sixth graders on these two days of “All Ways Pray.” Facilitator: Benedictine Sister Dorene King, a licensed teacher and director of McCabe Renewal Center. $40 for two days. Register early, space limited to 10 participants. Scholarships available. To register contact McCabe Renewal Center, (218) 724-5266, by email McCabe- Center@msn.com or online at www. duluthbenedictines.org/mccabe. Look for the special registration form for children’s programs. McCabe Renewal Center is located at 2125 Abbotsford Ave., Duluth.
A spiritual boot camp retreat will be held Saturday, Feb. 25, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 26, 9 a.m. to noon at McCabe Renewal Center, 2125 Abbotsford Ave., Duluth. Discover ways to stop the chatter in your head, develop love of others and self. Facilitators: Susanne Cawreluk, CMT, CHTP, has an master’s degree in human development, and Meg Michaelson has a bachelor’s degree in speech communications and psychology. $125 fee includes Saturday lunch and refreshments both days. Overnight accommodations available at an additional cost. To register contact McCabe Renewal Center, (218) 724-5266, McCabeCenter@msn.com or online at www.duluthbenedictines.org/mccabe.
Queen of Peace School, 102 Fourth St., Cloquet, will hold its annual Mardi Gras dance and silent auction fundraiser Feb. 25 from 6 p.m. to midnight. Join the fun evening of music, dance, food and beverages, door prizes, raffles, and silent and live auctions. Every year there are new and exciting auctions and raffles items. Mark your calendars! Must be 21 or older to attend. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased in advance at (218) 879-8516 or at the door the night of the event.
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.
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.
The sixth annual Men of Faith conference is scheduled for Saturday, March 4, at Marshall School in Duluth. Trent Horn of Catholic Answers is the featured speaker. Online registration is available at www.duluthcatholicmen.org.
”Marian Apparitions” is the topic of the Lenten programs at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 325 E. Third St. Duluth. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with Stations of the Cross and is followed by a soup supper then the program. Program schedule: March 8 — Marian Appearances in Africa by Deacon Dick Laumeyer; March 15 — Our Lady of Fatima by Father Peter Muhich; March 22 — Our Lady of Guadalupe by Father Timothy Lange; March 29 — Our Lady of Lourdes by Sister Joan Marie Stedman. Handicapped accessible.
The WWME weekend is a time to look at one’s love for one’s spouse and decide to do something to make that love more like Jesus’ love for us. The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend in the diocese is March 10-12 in Baxter. Early registration is highly recommended. For more information visit the website northmnwwme.org or contact Alan and Missy at applications@ northmnwwme.org or (888) 455-3496.
The 2017 Women’s Conference will be held at Marshall High School in Duluth March 11 and will feature nationally renowned atheist-to- Catholic convert Jennifer Fulwiler. Fulwiler hosts her own radio show on Sirius XM Channel 129, “The Jennifer Fulwiler Show,” and is author of the award-winning book “Something Other than God.” Register online at www.dioceseduluth.org.