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Calendar of Events - June 2017

The Northern Cross - June 2017
Calendar of Events

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

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.

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, 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.

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. most Sundays during the school year. Contact Pat at (218) 729-7576 for more information.

Pentecost celebration

There will be a Pentecost Charismatic Celebration at St. Louis Church, 105 E. Fourth Ave., Floodwood (across from the school on Highway 73 North) at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 4. Celebration will include song, prayer, teaching, and potluck supper. The theme is “Why are You Sitting in the Back of the Church?” Handicapped accessible. Call Deacon Richard Laumeyer at (218) 391-6730 with questions.

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.

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

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.


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.

DCCW 100th anniversary

The Duluth Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (DDCCW) 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 in this book. Please send stories, etc., as soon as possible. Contact Leona or Alice with any questions you may have. You can also mail or email your stories and photos to them. Leona Barten, Box 173, Cohasset, MN 55721, (218) 328-5520, or Alice Parendo, 5809 Rose Road, Hermantown, MN 55811, (218) 729-9647,

KC golf scramble

Immaculate Heart Church in Crosslake and the Knights of Columbus Mary, Queen of Peace Council 9657 are sponsoring a golf scramble and mini golf tournament Saturday, June 10, at Cross Woods Golf Course. Golf scramble 11 a.m., mini golf 1:30 p.m. Tournament fees: golf scramble $65 a player $240 per foursome, mini golf $20 a person. Hole sponsorship is $125. Tournament fees include greens fees, cart, range balls, and refreshments. Additional fun and games: closest to the pin, longest drive, team prizes, barbecue, and silent auction. Registrations can be made at Immaculate Heart Church (218) 692-3731 or St. Emily’s Church (218) 763-2510. All the proceeds will benefit the Knights of Columbus charities.

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, June 11, at 1 p.m. They meet the second Sunday of the month. Contact Michele for more information at (218) 591-0556.

NFP introductory sessions

Northland Family Programs holds free natural family planning introductory sessions at different sites at 7 p.m. on Mondays: Duluth — June 12 in the Minnesota Room at Essentia Health St. Mary’s Medical Center; Grand Rapids — June 12 at St. Joseph’s Church; Cloquet — June 19 at Community Memorial Hospital; Hibbing — June 19 at the Hibbing Park Hotel and Superior, Wis. — June 26 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.

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 and monthly events as well as upcoming activities for June. Contact Laverne at (218) 724-2647 or 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 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.

Magnificat presentation

Our Lady of the Lakes Magnificat invites everyone to attend a Magnificat event featuring Annie Karto, a Catholic singer and evangelist, on Saturday, June 17, at St. Agnes Parish, 210 Division St., Walker. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. with breakfast served at 9 a.m. Cost for the meal is $20. A light lunch will be served at noon, at 1 p.m. Karto will give a concert. A love offering for the concert is appreciated. Registration is a must by June 12. Make checks payable to Magnificat and send to Lorri Henning, 3080 20th Ave. N.W., Hackensack, MN. 56452. For more information call Lorri Henning at (218) 507-0953 or Jean Bauerly at (218) 547-3111. Visit or like it on Facebook.

Collaborative creativity

A Collaborative Creativity program will be held Saturday, June 17, 2 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Create, stage, and record a radio play. Pray and have supper with the sisters. Held at St. Scholastica Monastery, 1001 Kenwood Ave., Duluth. It is for youth entering ninth through 12th grades in the fall of 2017. Facilitator: Benedictine Sister Dorene King, a licensed teacher and director of McCabe Renewal Center. Registration available at www.duluthbenedictines. org/mccabe. Please fill out the special registration form for the children’s program and mail it with payment to McCabe Renewal Center, 2125 Abbotsford Ave. Duluth, MN 55803. Contact (218) 724-5266 or email for any questions. Program cost $20, scholarships available.

Secular Franciscans 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 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 for support group information. Also visit

CHUM rhubarb festival

CHUM Rhubarb Festival will be held Saturday, June 24, at 11th Avenue East and London Road, Duluth, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pies, jams, and breads. Tackle the tangy tartness of every rhubarb delicacy known to mankind. There will be games, crafts, music, auctions, stage shows, and food. Booths open for visitors at 9 a.m. Credit cards will be accepted for all purchases. Visit www. for more activities and how you can help.

Bazaar (Fort Ripley)

St. Mathias Church, 4529 County Road 121, Fort Ripley, will hold its annual bazaar Sunday, June 25, beginning with Mass at 10:30 a.m., followed by chicken and ham dinner with all the trimmings served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 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. All are invited to come celebrate with the St. Mathias parish community and share in fellowship, food, and fun!

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.

LaCrosse pilgrimage

St. Joseph Church of Crosby, Ironton, and Deerwood will host a parish pilgrimage to Our Lady of Guadalupe shrine in LaCrosse, Wis., Tuesday and Wednesday, June 27-28. Details can be found on the parish website www. Space is limited, register early.

Grand breakfast

Holy Angels Church, 60 Hartman Drive, Moose Lake, is having its grand breakfast Sunday, July 2, 8 a.m. to noon. Pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs, egg bake, sausage, whole ham, biscuits and gravy, hash browns, strawberries, juice, milk, and coffee. Handicapped accessible. Contact the church for information at (218) 485-8214.

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.

Contagious creativity

A Contagious Creativity program will be held Saturday, July 8, 2 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Create hand-painted cookies, Boca painting, catch the dragon’s tail and more! Takes place at St. Scholastica Monastery, 1001 Kenwood Ave., Duluth. It is for children entering the seventh- and eighth-grade in the fall of 2017. Facilitator: Benedictine Sister Dorene King, a licensed teacher and director of McCabe Renewal Center. Registration available at Please fill out the special registration form for the children’s program and mail it with payment to McCabe Renewal Center, 2125 Abbotsford Ave., Duluth, MN 55803. Contact (218) 724-5266 or email with any questions. Program cost $20, scholarships available.

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.

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.

Diocesan Assembly

The Diocese of Duluth’s 12th annual Diocesan Assembly will be held 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 and 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.