Browsing The Northern Cross

Calendar of Events - May 2016

The Northern Cross - May 2016
Calendar of Events

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.

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 whereby one gradually lets go of one’s own agenda and open 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.

Kateri Circle (Duluth)

The Kateri Circle at St. Lawrence Church, 2410 Morris Thomas Road, Duluth, will meet Sunday, May 8, at 1 p.m. They meet the second Sunday of the month. Contact Michele for more information at (218) 591-0556.

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 and monthly events: International folk and swing dance lessons, brunch at various restaurants, bluegrass music and Mr. Fix-It Saturday. Activities in May include dinner at various restaurants, matinee movie, and Men as Peacemakers community celebration. Contact Laverne at (218) 724-2647, Deborah at (218) 879-6266 or, or visit for May activities.

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, May 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 – May 9 in the Minnesota Room at Essentia Health St. Mary’s Medical Center; Virginia – May 9 at Virginia Regional Medical Center; Brainerd – May 9 at Essential Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center; in Cloquet – May 16 at Community Memorial Hospital; Hibbing – May 16 at the Hibbing Park Hotel; and Superior, Wis. – May 23 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.

Centering prayer

A group experience for centering prayer practitioners who have completed an introduction to centering will meet the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 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. Suggested donation $5 each session or $50 for the entire program. To register visit, email or call (218) 724-5266. McCabe Renewal Center is located at 2125 Abbotsford Ave., Duluth.

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.

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.


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 discusses traditional Catholic parenting in today’s secular world. Come for prayer, fellowship and study. Mothers of all ages are welcome from first time moms to grandmas. The last meeting of this school year will be May 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in St. James Catholic School, 715 N. 57th Ave. W., Duluth. Nursery available, freewill donation. Questions or register with Cheryl Foldesi at (218) 628-2932 or email at

Spring rummage sale

St. Michael’s Lakeside School will host its spring rummage sale Friday, May 13, 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, May 14, 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.

Marriage Encounter

The WWME weekend is a time to look at one’s love for one’s spouse and decide to do something to make your love more like Jesus’ love for us. The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend is May 13-15 in Hermantown. Early registration is highly recommended. For more information visit the website or contact Alan and Missy at or (888) 455-3496.

Breakfast fundraiser

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 Beau Braun. For more information call the parish office at (218) 335-2359.

KC pancake breakfast

The Knights of Columbus Western Council 5142 will hold a pancake breakfast Sunday, May 15, 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.

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. 3rd 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 for more information. Are you experiencing same-sex attraction and looking for answers? Contact Deacon Beier at for support group information. Also visit

Catechetical leader meeting

A catechetical leader meeting for DREs and youth ministers will be held Tuesday, May 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pastoral Center, 2830 E. Fourth St., Duluth. The main topic is “Proclaiming the Kerygma in Catechesis.” The afternoon will include discussion on new high school curriculum standards and confirmation faith-in-action hours. Please RSVP to Annette Merritt at or (218) 724-9111 by May 13.

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

A 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

Hibbing CCW convention

Hibbing Deanery of the Council of Catholic Women invites all to join in its spring convention workshop Wednesday, May 18, at St. Augustine Church, Cohasset. The theme is “Called to Witness with Mercy.” This will be a dynamic and interactive time to help us to look at, pray about and work on one’s call to witness to Christ and his church in this extraordinary Year of Mercy. Registration begins and 1:30 p.m. and will close with evening meal at 5 p.m.

St. Anthony’s reunion (Duluth)

For anyone who attended St. Anthony’s parish in Duluth or attended the school and would like to renew old friendships, there will be a lunch held Thursday, May 19, at the Pickwick Restaurant, 508 E. Superior St., Duluth, beginning at noon. $10 gift exchange is optional. Contact Shirley Baker at (218) 727-2093 or or Bev Beaudette at (218) 343-8262 or no later than May 16 so reservations can be made.

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.

Separated/divorced retreat

A separated and divorced retreat will be held May 20-22 at Christ the King Retreat Center, 621 First Ave. S., Buffalo. The theme is “Seasons of Love” and is presented by Father Jim Heneghan. The suggested donation is $175 per person, includes a $30 nonrefundable deposit. To register or find out more about the retreat visit, email or call (763) 682-1394.

Rummage/bake sale

St. Martin’s Church, 108 N. Second St., Tower, will host a rummage sale Saturday, May 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the church social hall. There is something for everyone: a traditional rummage sale, bake sale, 50/50 cash drawing and a light lunch. Proceeds from this event will go into the air conditioning project fund and for the youth attending the Steubenville Conference in July. Come early to get the great deals. Social hall is handicap accessible.

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 May 29, July 3 and Sept. 4, 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 the first Thursday of the month at St. John Episcopal Church, Onigum, with Father Francis Kabiru and parishioners from St. Agnes Church, Walker, attending. Mass will be celebrated monthly 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., followed by a potluck. 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.

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.


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 or on Facebook at OurLadyoftheLakesMamnificat-Walker,MN.

Tridentine Mass

The next extraordinary form of the Roman rite (Tridentine Mass) is offered at noon June 12 at St. Andrew’s Church, 1108 Willow St., Brainerd. There is no Mass in May. The Mass is typically 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.

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 many others places. $1,399/person double. $1,119/person triple. $1,069/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


Steubenville Conference mission trip will be July 11-18 for youth currently in 9 to 12 grade. Registration is closed, but you can register to be on a waiting list. Visit and go to the department of youth ministry. Note: This mission trip replaces Discipleship Week (D-Week). For information contact Annette at (218) 724-9111.

Camp Survive

Camp Survive, a five-day junior high camp open to students who have completed grades 5, 7 or 8 this school year is held at Big Sandy Camp in McGregor 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, click on Youth Ministry for more information and registration. For questions, contact Annette at (218) 724-9111

Wild Atlantic Way tour

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

Year of Mercy pilgrimage (Italy)

Father Thomas Galarneault of Our Lady of the Snow’s parish in Bigfork is leading a Holy Year of Mercy pilgrimage to Italy Sept. 13–23. The itinerary includes Assisi, Siena, San Giovanni Rotundo, Pompeii and Rome. Brochures are ready. Please email at Carrousel Travel.

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 to 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.