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 email@example.com.
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) 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.
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.
KC pancake breakfast
The Knights of Columbus Western Council 5142 will hold a pancake breakfast Sunday, Jan. 8, 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, Jan. 8, at 1 p.m. They meet the second Sunday of the month. Contact Michele for more information at (218) 591-0556.
St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 325 E. Third St., Duluth, will host an all you can eat pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon on the following Sundays: Jan. 8, Feb. 5 and March 5. Adults $6 and children under 12 $3. Gluten-free/dairy-free pancakes and takeout available. Additional parking available in the Essentia ramp behind the church using the Fourth Street entrance. Call (218) 722-3078 for more information.
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.
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.
Kateri Circle (Deer River)
The Kateri Circle of Sts. Mary and Joseph will meet at St. Mary’s Church, 15 First Ave. N.E., Deer River, Monday, Jan. 9, at 6 p.m. They meet the second Monday of the month. Contact Claudia at (218) 246-8471 for more information.
NFP introductory sessions
Northland Family Programs holds free natural family planning introductory sessions at different sites at 7 p.m. on Mondays: Duluth – Jan. 9 in the Minnesota Room at Essentia Health St. Mary’s Medical Center; Brainerd – Jan. 9 at Essentia Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center; Virginia – Jan. 9 at Virginia Regional Medical Center; Cloquet – Jan. 16 at Community Memorial Hospital; Hibbing – Jan. 16 at the Hibbing Park Hotel; Grand Rapids – Dec. 5 at St. Joseph’s Church and Superior, Wis. – Nov. 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 www.nfpduluth.org.
Ongoing centering prayer
Ongoing centering prayer is held the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month: Jan. 10, 24 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, and Lezlie Oachs, a practitioner of centering prayer since 1996 and retired St. Scholastica faculty member. $5 per session or $50/ all sessions. To register contact McCabe 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (218) 384-1590.
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 on traditional Catholic parenting in today’s secular world. Using the Blessed Mother as our model, we discuss 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.
Attention married couples! Experience more of the satisfaction and fulfillment God desires for you and your spouse in the six-week program “Beloved.” Format for the sessions: social, video presentation, small group couples discussion based on the video. Held at Blessed Sacrament Church, 2310 Seventh Ave. E., Hibbing, on Fridays beginning Jan. 13, from 6:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sessions are free and childcare is provided. Register by contacting the church at (218) 262-5541 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Handicapped accessible.
Catholic Singles Group
Catholic Singles Group in the Twin Ports serves singles age 40 and up and hosts weekly/monthly events as well as these upcoming activities for January: UMD women’s and men’s hockey, beginning square dance lessons, Citizens in Action advocacy workshop, John Beargrease Sled Dog Race and more. Contact Laverne at (218) 724-2647 or visit twinportscatholicsingles.blogspot.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Are you experiencing same-sex attraction and looking for answers? Contact Deacon Beier at email@example.com for support group information. Also visit www.couragerc.org.
“One River, Many Streams” workshops are facilitated by Lezlie Oachs, a practitioner of centering prayer and retired St. Scholastica faculty member, and the Rev. Cindy Peterson-Wlosinski, an Episcopal priest, spiritual director and retreat leader. Using “Love Poems from God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West,” explore three different streams of thought from various mystics of the 14th and 15th centuries: Mira, St. Teresa of Avila and Tukaram. Wade into the streams of poetic beauty and mystery through reflections, meditation, coffee (tea) and conversation. If you have a copy of “Love Poems from God” translated by Daniel Ladinsky, please bring it. This would be helpful, but it’s not required. To be held Tuesdays Jan. 17, 31 and Feb. 7, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. $15 per session, or $40 for all three, refreshments provided. To register contact McCabe Renewal Center, (218) 724-5266, Mc- CabeCenter@msn.com or online at www.duluthbenedictines.org/mccabe. McCabe Renewal Center is located at 2125 Abbotsford Ave., Duluth.
Ongoing centering prayer
Ongoing centering prayer is held the first and third Tuesdays of the month, Jan. 17, Feb. 7, 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 are both long time centering prayer practitioners. $5 per session or $50/ all sessions. To register contact McCabe 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.
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.
Gather Around the Tabernacle
Gather Around the Tabernacle meets to pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy at 6:30 p.m., followed by the rosary at 7 p.m., the third Thursday of each month at St. Lawrence Church, 2410 Morris Thomas Road, Duluth. Handicapped accessible. Call Pat for information at (218) 729-7576.
Taco dinner fundraiser
St. Raphael Church, 5779 Seville Road, Duluth, will host a taco dinner fundraiser Saturday, Jan. 21, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to assist students of the parish who are going on a mission trip to Grenada this summer with Catholic Heart Work Camp.
Works of Mercy retreat
A Works of Mercy retreat will be held Saturday, Jan. 21, 9 a.m. to noon, at St. Scholastica Monastery, 1001 Kenwood Ave., Duluth. Spend time reflecting and sharing on the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy. Come share your experience of becoming the hands and feet of Christ and learn from others new ways to put these works of mercy into practice. Learn how to make the works of mercy live in your daily life. Facilitator: Benedictine Sister Therese Carson. To register call (218) 723-6555 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Passion for life workshop
Explore the gifted but misunderstood men with a passion for life. Learn the stories of God’s providence in the lives of Amadeus Mozart, a composer in 1700s Austria; Vincent van Gogh, an artist in 1800s Netherlands; and Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ, a scientist and mystic in 1900s France. Facilitator: Benedictine Sister Sarah O’Malley, an author of 12 books on pastoral topics who has given many retreats both in Phoenix and Duluth on a wide variety of topics. Workshop is Saturday, Jan. 21, from 9 a.m. to noon, at McCabe Renewal Center, 2125 Abbotsford Ave., Duluth. $35 fee, refreshments included. To register call (218) 724-5266, email McCabeCenter@msn. com or online at www.duluthbenedictines.org/mccabe.
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.
Called and Gifted workshop
A Called and Gifted Workshop is offered by the Brainerd Lakes Catholic Churches. God is calling you to a unique purpose in life, a work of love that only you can do. Discover these gifts. The workshop is a two-day live presentation held at St. Francis of the Lakes School, 817 Juniper St., Brainerd, Friday, Jan. 27, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday, Jan. 28, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Childcare will be provided if needed. Register online at www.lakescatholic.org. For information visit the website or call St. Andrew’s Church office at (218) 829-1340. Lakes Area Catholic Churches parishioners attend the workshop free. Not a parishioner? Fee is $10 for materials only, due when you arrive. Registration required. Handicapped accessible.
Well-Read Mom gathering
Experience Well-Read Mom at the fifth annual Gathering for Women Saturday, Jan. 28, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wine and cheese reception 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets: $25 before Jan. 24; $30 at the door. Insightful talks, witnesses, and presentations, vendors, and refreshments. Women need not be a part of Well-Read Mom to attend, all are welcome. On this Year of the Friend, come witness the surprise of friendship through literature. Topic include: “Awakening the Moral Imagination Through Literature, Awakening the Culture,” “Lord of the Rings: A Novel of Friendship,” and “Friendship and Love in C.S. Lewis’s Till We Have Faces.” This year there is a guided short story workshop exclusively for high school and college-aged women. The story to be studied is Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Minister’s Black Veil.” Participants will have their very own reception with cider and desserts. The cost for young ladies who want to attend is $15. Register on the website www.wellreadmom.com. Held at University of St. Thomas, O’Shaughney Educational Center, 2115 Summit Ave., St. Paul.
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.
Married couples retreat
A married couples retreat will be held at St. John’s Abbey Guesthouse in Collegeville Feb. 3-5, presented by Christine and Rich Codden. The Coddens have been married for 39 years. Christine is the director of the office of marriage and family for the Diocese of St. Cloud, and both are speakers for the diocesan marriage preparation course and train mentor couples for the engaged. The retreat starts with supper on Friday at 5:30 p.m. and concludes after lunch on Sunday at 1 p.m. Cost is $295 per couple for double room and includes the retreat conferences and all meals. To learn more or to register visit www.abbeyguesthouse.org or contact the Spiritual Life Office at (320) 363-3929.
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.
Youth ministers meetings
Youth Ministers and DREs of the Diocese of Duluth have regularly scheduled meetings on Tuesdays. Upcoming meetings: Feb. 7 — “Working as a Team: Identify Needs, Offer Your Strengths”; March 14 — “Making the Most of Time With Students.” Contact Annette Merritt at (218) 724-9111 or email@example.com by the Friday before the meeting to RSVP.
Holy Land pilgrimage
Father Richard Kunst will lead an 11- day pilgrimage to the Holy Land Feb. 13-23, 2017. For information call (218) 724-6332 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a brochure.
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.
Children’s prayer program
A children’s program for grades four and five called “All Ways Pray” will be held Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 20 and 21, 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 Minnesota 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 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.
Children’s prayer program
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”? Facilitator: Benedictine Sister Dorene King, a Minnesota 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 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.
Queen of Peace School, 102 Fourth St., Cloquet, will hold its annual Mardi Gras dance and silent auction fundraiser on 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 auction and raffle 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.
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.
The WWME weekend is a time to look at your love for your spouse and decide to do something to make your 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 email@example.com or (888) 455-3496.
The 2017 Women’s Conference will be held at Marshall High School in Duluth on 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 at www.dioceseduluth.org.