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Calendar of Events - June 2016

The Northern Cross - June 2016
Calendar of Events

Spring rummage sale

St. Michael’s Lakeside School will host its spring rummage sale Friday, June 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. $5 early-bird fee, free admission from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, June 4, from 9 a.m. to noon. The sale will be held in St. Michael’s Church social hall, 4901 E. Superior St., Duluth. Handicapped accessible.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Genesis musical

New Wine presents “Children of Eden,” a musical presentation to be hosted at St. Benedict’s Church, 1419 St. Benedict St., Duluth, at 7 p.m., June 7. Based on the story of Genesis, the age-old conflict of parents and children takes the stage. Children of Eden is a joyous and inspirational musical about parents, children and faith. Handicapped accessible.

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.

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.

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.

Catholic Singles Group

Catholic Singles Group in the Twin Ports serves singles age 40 and up and hosts these weekly or monthly events: international folk and swing dance lessons, brunch at various restaurants, bluegrass music and Mr. Fix-It Saturday. Activities in June include: Park Point Rummage Sale, Duluth Huskies baseball game, Colder by Lake Comedy Troup performance, Mesaba Park Mid-Summer Festival, Rhubarb festival and more. Contact Laverne at (218) 724-2647 or Deborah at (218) 879-6266 or deborah55720@yahoo. com or visit twinportscatholicsingles. for June activities.


Our Lady of the Lakes Magnificat will feature Sister Linda Koontz for two events. She will speak at the evening Magnificat meal Friday, June 10, and host a day of retreat June 11. Both events will be held at St. Agnes Church, 210 Division St., Walker and are open to both men and women. Reservations and payment are required. Please call (218) 507-0953 for reservations and information or visit us or on Facebook.

Tridentine Mass

The extraordinary form of the Roman rite (Tridentine Mass) is offered at noon June 12 at St. Andrew’s Church, 1108 Willow St., Brainerd. The Mass is held the second Sunday of the month. Booklets with Latin- English parallel text are provided. For more information, call the parish at (218) 829-1340.

‘Monk Dynasty’ study

The Brothers and Sisters of Charity invite all to join the study of the book “Monk Dynasty” by John Michael Talbot, founder. Is Jesus leading you to take a deeper walk with him? Then come and see. The group will meet Sunday, June 12, at 1 p.m. at St. Mary Star of the Sea rectory, 325 E. Third St., Duluth. For questions, please call Deacon Dick Laumeyer at (218) 391- 6730.

Blessed Nuno rosary

Blessed Nuno Society celebrates the 30th anniversary of its affiliation with the Diocese of Duluth. The society will host a series of rosaries offered in honor of Our Lady of Fatima, on the dates she appeared in 1917. Therefore, on the 13th of each of the six months our Lady appeared, the rosary will be offered at a parish in Duluth. The next rosary will be Monday, June 13, 12:45 p.m., following the 12:05 p.m. Mass at Essentia Health St. Mary’s Hospital chapel, Room 2218, East End, 407 E. Third St., Duluth. Rosary only. Handicapped accessible. Contact Duluth chapter coordinator Renee Zurn at (218) 723-1321 or rczurn@ for more information.

CCW province conference

The Province of St. Paul and Minneapolis Council of Catholic Women present the 19th biennial Province Conference to take place Monday and Tuesday, June 13-14, at St. Henry Church, 1001 East 7th St., Monticello. The conference will begin with a patriotic rosary at 5 p.m. on Monday, followed by a banquet and speakers Mary Beth Hicks and Christine Schicker. Tuesday’s activities begin at 7:30 a.m. with registration and confession. Mass is at 8:45 a.m., followed by speakers Jeff Cavins and Jason Adkins. Following lunch, Kathy Langer will speak. The day ends at 2 p.m. Cost is $45 per day or both days for $65. For information and a registration form contact Sue Goerges, DDCCW president at (218) 562-4182 or

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, June 13, 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 — June 13 in the Minnesota Room at Essentia Health St. Mary’s Medical Center; Grand Rapids — June 13 at St. Joseph’s Church; Brainerd — June 13 at Essentia Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center; in Cloquet — June 20 at Community Memorial Hospital; Hibbing — June 20 at the Hibbing Park Hotel; and Superior, Wis. — June 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

Benedictine live-in volunteers

Women 18 and older may apply to live with the Sisters at St. Scholastica Monastery in Duluth for a period of three months to one year. Many find this option attractive in a time of transition. Benedictine Associates participate in the sisters’ monastic prayer life and assist in their ministries. They receive room and board in exchange for 30 hours per week of service (10 hours for eligible college students). For more information, contact Sister Barbara at or (218) 723-6555.

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.

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.

Year of Mercy pilgrimage

Our Lady of Hope parish, Aurora/ Biwabik/Hoyt Lakes, extends an invitation to all to join a Year of Mercy Pilgrimage June 16-26. It will include the National Shrines of Divine Mercy and Our Lady of Hope, both in Massachusetts, among other places. $1,399 per person (double). $1,119 per person (triple). $1,069 per person (quad). $2,119 single. For information contact Happy Trails Tours, P.O. Box 432, Forbes, MN 55738 or call (800) 635-7779 or (218) 744-4159, or email

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 samesex 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 grou 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

Duluth-Superior Young Adults

Duluth-Superior Catholic Young Adults seeks to provide opportunities to grow in faith and connect with other young adults. DSCYA hosts adoration nights, Theology on Tap and social gatherings. Adoration is the third Tuesday of the 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 bell tower entrance facing Fourth Street. For more information, check out the website, email, call (218) 464- 6476 or find the group on Facebook.

Living In Recovery seminar

Living In Recovery seminar is held the third Tuesday of the month from 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, spiritual director. Sister Pauline was a licensed counselor for nine years working with people with addiction and dual addictions and has a master’s degree in theology. Suggested freewill offering $5 per session. To register or for information call (218) 724-5266, or email

Rhubarb festival

CHUM Rhubarb Festival will be held Saturday, June 25, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at First Lutheran Church and London Road, Duluth.

Bazaar and dinner

St. Mathias Church, 4529 County Road 121, Fort Ripley, will hold its annual bazaar Sunday, June 26, beginning with Mass at 10:30 a.m., followed by chicken and ham dinner with all the trimmings served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Country store, kids’ games, teen games, cash bingo and live music all afternoon. Raffle at 4 p.m. with lots of prizes to be given away.

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.

Grand breakfast

Holy Angels Church, 60 Harman Drive, Moose Lake, is having its grand breakfasts on Sundays July 3 and Sept. 4 from 8 a.m. to noon. Pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs, egg bake, TJ’s sausage, whole ham, biscuits and gravy, hash browns, hot applesauce, strawberries, juice, milk and coffee. Handicapped accessible. Contact the church for information at (218) 485- 8214.

Mass in Onigum

Monthly Mass will continue Thursday, July 7, at St. John Episcopal Church, Onigum, with Father Francis Kabiru and parishioners from St. Agnes Church, Walker, attending. Mass will be celebrated on the first Thursday of the month. This is the parish’s attempt to be present and to reach out to those not having Sunday Masses in their village. The Mass is at 5:30 p.m. For more information call St. Agnes parish office at (218) 547- 1054.

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.

Adoration (Crosslake)

The first Thursday of the month 24-hour adoration is celebrated from 8:30 a.m., Thursday until 7:50 a.m., Friday, at Our Lady’s Chapel at Immaculate Heart Church, 35208 County Road, Crosslake. All are encouraged to stop by and spend some time before the Lord. For information contact Marilyn at (218) 692-3731.

Healing Mass

The 25th annual evening of healing prayers and Mass will be held Monday, July 25, at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, 2801 E. Fourth St., Duluth. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sacrament of reconciliation available from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Celebration of Mass begins at 6 p.m. Individual prayers for healing follow the Mass. Diocese of Duluth priests and St. Cloud Fraternity of Priest will be on site. Handicapped accessible.

Camp Survive

Camp Survive, a five-day junior high camp open to students who have completed grades 6, 7 or 8 this school year. Held at Big Sandy Camp in McGregor on Aug. 8-12. Activities at camp include talks, music, daily Mass, reconciliation, adoration, games, swimming, archery, laser tag, survival training and more. Registration fee includes meals, a T-shirt, activities and lodging. Registration fee is $255, after July 8 the fee is $265, but camp fills quickly, so register early. Visit www., click on Youth Ministry for more information and registration. For questions, contact Annette at (218) 724-9111 amerritt@

Shrine On pilgrimage

Diana Moravitz and Melissa Stahl invite you to join them on the second annual Shrine On Bus Pilgrimage Sept. 11-16. Four shrines to be visited: Christ Passion Shrine (Indiana), Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics (Ohio), Shrine of Our Lady of Snows (Illinois) and Our Lady of Guadalupe (Wisconsin). Double occupancy $709 per person; single, triple and quad rooms available at adjusted prices. Contact Diana at (218) 365- 6249 or Melissa at (218) 235-9329 for information.

Wild Atlantic Way tour

Father Charles Flynn will lead a tour of Ireland Sept. 12-24. For a color brochure, email dowra007@icloud. com or write to Father Charlie at Box 586, Eveleth, MN 55734.

Diocesan assembly

The Diocese of Duluth’s 11th annual Diocesan Assembly will be held Saturday, Oct. 8, at Marshall School in Duluth. Best-selling author Sherry Weddell will speak on “Making Disciples.” She will lead participants through steps that help people make the conscious choice to follow Jesus and will inspire with the fruits of intentional discipleship. All are invited and encouraged to attend. Register at or call Annette Merritt at (218) 724-9111.

Taste of China

Father Dave Tushar is offering the opportunity to experience a true “Taste of China,” visiting Beijing, Luoyang, Xi’an, Guilin and Shanghai from Nov. 1-15. Arrangements are through Hua Travel, a Chinese agency specializing in small group tours. This is not a pre-packaged tour, but a customized small group tour with the same experienced Chinese tour guide during the entire trip. Trip includes round trip air (economy booking) with Delta from Minneapolis and back to Minneapolis, accommodations at 5-star Hotels with buffet breakfasts and first-class speedy train from Beijing to Luoyang and from Luoyang to Xi’an and air (economy) from Xi’an to Guilin and then Guilin to Shanghai. References are available. For information and pricing, please call Father Tushar at (218) 384-4563. Deadline July 15.

Year of Mercy pilgrimage

A 12-day Jubilee Year of Mercy pilgrimage to Assisi, Florence and Rome will be held Nov. 7-18. Only $3,299 from Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP), plus $675 in airport taxes and $145 in tips. Under the spiritual direction of Father Seth Gogolin of St. Cecilia Church in Nashwauk. To download the free color brochure and registration form, visit www., or for more information, please contact. Father Gogolin at (218) 316-0131 or send email to fathersethgogolin@ Space is limited, register today.