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Calendar of Events - July 2017

The Northern Cross - July 2017
Calendar of  Events

Communion and Liberation school of community

Duluth Communion and Liberation School of Community meets every Friday evening at 7 p.m. at different locations in the Duluth area. Begins with 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

Rosary for freedom, life, family

The rosary is prayed for religious freedom, respect for 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.

Contagious creativity workshops

Contagious Creativity workshops will be held at the St. Scholastica Monastery, 1001 Kenwood Ave., Duluth. Each program has its own special registration form which can be found on the website For information, please contact McCabe Renewal Center at (218) 724-5266 or The event Saturday, July 8, from 2 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., is for children entering the seventh and eighth grades in the fall of 2017. Activities include hand-painted cookies, Boca painting, Catch the Dragon’s Tail, and more. Program cost $20, scholarships available. The second opportunity is held Monday, July 24, through Friday, July 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and is for children entering the fifth and sixth grades in the fall of 2017. Mystery painting, nature’s thumb prints, nature detective, instant identities, and more. Program cost $100, scholarships available. Register early, limited to 20 students. Facilitator for both programs is Benedictine Sister Dorene King, a licensed teacher and director of McCabe Renewal Center.

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.

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, July 9, at 1 p.m. They meet the second Sunday of the month. Contact Michele for more information at (218) 591-0556.

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.

NFP introductory sessions

Northland Family Programs holds free natural family planning introductory sessions at different sites at 7 p.m. on Mondays: Duluth – July 10 in the Minnesota Room at Essentia Health St. Mary’s Medical Center; Virginia – July 10 at Virginia Regional Medical Center; Cloquet – July 24 at Community Memorial Hospital; Hibbing – July 17 at the Hibbing Park Hotel; and Superior, Wis. – July 24 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

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.

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.

Salad lunch, silent auction

St. Martin’s Church, 107 N. Third St., Tower, is hosting a summer salad luncheon and silent auction Wednesday, July 12. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost for the lunch is $8. Bidding on the auction baskets will start at 10:45 a.m. Winners will be announced at 12:50 p.m. This is a great opportunity to sit back and let someone else do the cooking and a chance to visit with neighbors and summer visitors. This year the church will be receiving matching funds from KSKJ Life. Proceeds will go towards the altar updates. Handicapped accessible.


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.

DDCCW 100th anniversary

The Duluth Diocesan Council of Catholic Women 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. Please send stories, etc., as soon as possible. Contact Leona or Alice with any questions. You can also mail or email stories and photos to 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.

Catholic Singles Group

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

Summer festival and car show

Holy Family Church, 1182 County Road 8, Hillman (three miles south of Pine Center or 13 miles north of Hillman) will host its summer festival and car show Sunday, July 16. Registration begins at 9 a.m., awards at 2 p.m. All years and makes of cars, trucks, tractors, and motorcycles welcome. Ten classes to choose from, trophies awarded in each class. Free for spectators, preregistered show cars $8, at the gate $10. For questions and to register contact Clyde or Tony at (218) 764-3429 or Doug at (218) 260-0618.

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

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

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@ 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 information call Jean at (218) 839-1958.

National Tekakwitha Conference

The National Tekakwitha Conference will be held in Rapid City, S.D., July 19-22. Contact Sister Marie Rose Messingschlager, CDP, at the Pastoral Center, (218) 724-9111, for more information.

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.

Healing Mass

The 26th annual evening of healing prayers and Mass will be held Monday, July 31, at 6 p.m., at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, 2801 E. Fourth St., Duluth. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sacrament of Reconciliation 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.; holy celebration of the Mass 6 p.m. Individual prayers for healing following Mass. Priests of the Diocese of Duluth will be in attendance. Handicapped accessible. For information contact Kayline at (218) 729-7717.

Parish festival

St. Benedict’s Church, 1419 St. Benedict St., Duluth, will hold its annual parish festival Wednesday, Aug. 2, at 5:30 p.m. The parish provides barbecued hot dogs, hamburgers, and root beer floats. An inflatable bounce house and obstacle course, live music, fellowship, and fun also provided. Bring a dish to help fill in the rest. (Please put your name on your dishes.) For information contact the church at (218) 724-4828.

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.

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.

KC fellowship

The Knights of Columbus Council 6791 and St. Teresa Circle of St. Raphael’s Church, 5779 Seville Road, Duluth, sponsors coffee, juice, doughnuts, 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. Handicap 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. For information Carroll Janzen (218) 927 6119 or Bob Smith (218) 927-4424.

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. Aug. 17-19 at Holy Family Church, 1182 County Road 8, Hillman, will be on 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.

Marriage Encounter

The next available Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend is Sept. 15-17, in Alexandria. Early registration is highly recommended. For more information visit or contact Alan or Missy at applications@ or (888) 455-3496.

Diocesan Assembly

The Diocese of Duluth’s 12th annual Diocesan Assembly will be held on 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 the pilgrimage to Italy Nov. 8 to 17, guided by Father Anthony Craig. 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.