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Calendar of Events - October 2016

The Northern Cross - October 2016
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. 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 cookcando@ hotmail.com.

Booya at St. James

St. James Church, 299 Red Oak Drive, Aitkin, is having its 24th annual Booya on Saturday, Oct. 8, and Sunday, Oct. 9. Booya (special soup/stew) will be available to take home for $2 a scoop (or by the bucket) starting after the 5 p.m. Saturday Mass. Containers supplied. If there is any Booya left, it will be sold after the 9 a.m. Sunday Mass. Come join the epicurean delight. All the proceeds are dedicated to the altar flower fund.

KC pancake breakfast

The Knights of Columbus Western Council 5142 will hold a pancake breakfast Sunday, Oct. 9, 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.

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 we gradually let go of our own agenda and open ourselves to what God wants to say to us. 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.

Rosary for freedom, life, family

The rosary is prayed for religious freedom and 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.

Fall festival

St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, 810 Fifth St., International Falls, will host a fall festival, Sunday, Oct. 9, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Choose from turkey or roasted pig with all the trimmings. Proceeds go to repairing the church bells. For more information call the parish office at (218) 283-3293 or parishoffice@ stthomasifalls.org.

Quilt Bingo

Holy Family Church, 1182 County Road 8, Hillman (Bulldog Lake) will be having its quilt bingo Sunday, Oct. 9, at 1 p.m. Twenty games and two blackouts. Winners choose their quilt. Concessions and crafts available. Door prizes and a free lunch. Handicapped accessible. For information contact Judy at (218) 764-2655 or Jean at (218) 764-2665. Holy Family is located 7.5 miles north of Hwy. 27 on County Road 8 or 4 miles south of Pine Center on County Road 8.

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.

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.

Rosary rally

A Public Square Rosary Rally Crusade will be held Saturday, Oct. 15, at noon at the Big Fish (Highway 169) Garrison. Sponsored by America Needs Fatima. For information contact Jean at (218) 764-2665. Come to pray for our nation. This event is a national and worldwide event. The rosary rally is once a year on the Saturday closest to the anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima, which was Oct. 13, 1917. This is the 98th anniversary. More than 12,000 rallies will take place across the United States and the world on Oct. 15, in public reparation for the sins committed against the most Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary and to pray fervently for the repentance and conversion of the United States.

NFP introductory sessions

Northland Family Programs holds free natural family planning introductory sessions at different sites at 7 p.m. on Mondays: Duluth – Oct. 10 in the Minnesota Room at Essentia Health St. Mary’s Medical Center; Grand Rapids – Oct. 10 at St. Joseph’s Church; Brainerd – Oct. 10 at Essential Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center; in Cloquet – Oct. 17 at Community Memorial Hospital; Hibbing – Oct. 17 at the Hibbing Park Hotel; and Superior, Wis. – Oct. 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 www.nfpduluth. org.

Ongoing centering prayer

A group experience for centering prayer practitioners who have completed introduction to centering prayer held Tuesdays, Oct. 11, 25, Nov. 8, 22, Dec. 13, at 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. To register visit www.duluthbenedictines org/mccabe or email McCabeCenter@ msn.com or call (218) 724-5266. Mc- Cabe 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.

Grief education/support (Duluth)

A five-week course on grief education and support will be held Tuesdays through Nov. 1 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. in the multipurpose room at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, 2801 E. Fourth St., Duluth. For more information call Bridget Leighton at (218) 724-8597.

Divorced Catholics group

St. Michael’s Church, 4901 E. Superior St., Duluth, is offering The Catholics Divorce Survival Guide, a 12-week group that began Sept. 13. Meetings are Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. This Christian program features DVD presentations consistent with the teachings of the Catholic Church. It is open to anyone who is seeking comfort, counsel and clarity after a divorce. Whether you got divorced 10 days ago or 10 years ago, this program offers valuable insight. Cost of $15 which covers the workbook. Sorry no childcare. For more information or to register contact Sue Raimo (218) 722-8791 or susanjraimo@gmail.com.

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.

Ongoing centering prayer

A group experience for centering prayer practitioners who have completed an introduction to centering prayer will be held Tuesdays, Oct. 18, Nov. 1 and 15 and Dec. 6 and 20, at 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Facilitators: Jim Taylor and Jim Reinke, both long time centering prayer practitioners. Suggested donation: $5 each session. To register visit www.duluthbenedictines.org/mccabe or email McCabeCenter@msn.com or call (218) 724-5266. McCabe Renewal Center is located at 2125 Abbotsford Ave., Duluth.

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

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.

Rosary

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.

CCW pasty sale marathon

The annual pasty marathon sponsored by the CCW of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Crosby has begun. Orders are being taken for pasties available on the following Wednesdays: Oct. 12, 19 and 26. $6 each. Each pasty is large enough to serve as a full meal for one or two people. Gravy is also available, 12 oz. for $1. Orders for gravy can be placed with your pasty order. To place an order call Kay at (218) 545-2306. If necessary, leave a message. Your call will be returned.
Pasties are picked up on the Wednesday they are baked. You may want to order extra to freeze for later meals. St Joseph’s Church is located at 619 Poplar St., Crosby.

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@ gmail.com or (218) 384-1590.

Catholic Singles Group

Catholic Singles Group in the Twin Ports serves singles age 40 and up and hosts these weekly/monthly events: International folk and swing dance lessons, brunch at various restaurants, bluegrass music and Mr. Fix-It Saturday. For upcoming activities, contact Laverne at (218) 724-2647 or Deborah at (218) 879-6266 or deborah55720@yahoo.com or visit twinportscatholicsingles.blogspot.com for October activities.

Kateri Circle (Duluth)

The Kateri Circle at St. Lawrence Church, 2410 Morris Thomas Road, Duluth, will meet Sunday, Oct. 9, at 1 p.m. They meet the second Sunday of the month. Contact Michele for more information at (218) 591-0556.

Catholic moms group

St. James Catholic Moms Group meets the second and fourth Thursdays through May 15, 2017, 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 foldesic@gmail.com.

KC spaghetti dinner

Knights of Columbus Council 8268 of St. Joseph’s Church, 151 W. Linden St., Duluth, will have an all-you-caneat spaghetti dinner on Thursday, Oct. 13, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the church hall. $10 ages 13 years and older, $5 ages 7 to 12 and children 6 and under free. Proceeds benefit parish and youth activities.

Blessed Nuno Society rosary

All are invited to join members of The Blessed Nuno Society as it concludes its 30th anniversary celebration with the sixth and final rosary offered in honor of Our Lady of Fatima. Join them on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 6 p.m., at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 325 E. Third St., Duluth. Following the rosary, there will be light refreshments and the showing of the movie “The 13th Day,” about Our Lady’s appearance at Fatima. Contact Renee Zurn at (218) 723-1321 for more information.

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, Oct. 10, at 6 p.m. The group meets the second Monday of the month. Contact Claudia at (218) 246-8471 for more information.

Fall market

A local crafters/vendors fall market will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 325 E. Third St., Duluth. Lunch served with chili, corn bread, dessert and beverage. Local farm-fresh vegetables, various handmade crafts, bake sale, gluten-free baked goods. Plenty of parking. For questions call (218) 722-3078.

Bazaar/bingo weekend

St. Michael’s bazaar and bingo weekend will be held Saturday, Oct. 15, and Sunday, Oct. 16. The bazaar is Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the church hall, 4901 E. Superior St., Duluth. Multiple vendors, jams, jellies, bake sale raffles. Bingo is Sunday, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. A fun afternoon of games and prizes followed by the large cash raffle. Raffle prizes: first $1,000, second $500, third $250. Handicapped accessible. For information call the church at (218) 525-1902.

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

Roast beef dinner

Holy Family Church, 2430 W. Third St., Duluth, will hold its annual roast beef dinner Sunday, Oct. 16, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Handicapped accessible. Roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet/sour cabbage, coleslaw and pie squares. $10 ages 14 and up; $7 for ages 4 to 13 and children 3 and younger are free. Also a bake sale and craft sale. Credit and debit cards accepted. Call the parish for questions at (218) 722-4445.

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 chapbob@ hotmail.com.

Holy Family celebration

First annual diocesan Holy Family celebration sponsored by the Diocese of Duluth and the Knights of Columbus will be held on Sunday, Oct. 16, at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, 2801 E. Fourth St., Duluth. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at 1 p.m., rosary based Holy Family prayer program at 1:30 p.m., consecration to the Holy Family at 2:30 p.m. and solemn benediction at 3 p.m. Everyone welcome.

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 encourage@ dioceseduluth.org for more information. Are you experiencing same-sex attraction and looking for answers? Contact Deacon Beier at courage@dioceseduluth.org for support group information. Also visit www.couragerc.org.

All Things Apple

All Things Apple is an event for children in grades three and four. Held Thursday, Oct. 20, or Friday, Oct. 21 (two identical sessions), 8 a.m. to noon. Come pick apples off the trees, make apple treats, create apple art, sing about apples and more. Facilitator: Benedictine Sister Dorene King, a Minnesota licensed teacher and director of McCabe Renewal Center. Suggested donation: $ 0. Register early, limited to 10 children per session. To register visit www. duluthbenedictines.org/mccabe or email McCabeCenter@msn.com or call (218) 724-5266. 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.

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.

Craft bazaar

St. Lawrence Church, 2410 Morris Thomas Road, Duluth, will hold its craft bazaar Saturday, Oct. 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Many vendors, raffle, bakery, cherry tree. Lunch and coffee will be available. Handicapped accessible.

CCW rummage sale

St. Mary’s CCW in Cook will be hosting its annual fall rummage sale on Friday, Oct. 21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 22, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 23, 9 a.m. to noon. A variety of items including toys, books, clothing, household and much more will be available. Sunday is Bag Day - all items in a bag for $3. A bake sale will be held in conjunction with the rummage sale. The sale will be held at St. Mary’s Church, 124 Fifth St. S.E., Cook. Handicapped accessible.

Praying in Color retreat

A Praying in Color retreat will be held Saturday, Oct. 22, from 9 a.m. to noon at St. Scholastica Monastery, 1001 Kenwood Ave., Duluth. Facilitator: Beth Pellin Kaiser, coordinator of liturgy and music for The College of St. Scholastica campus ministry, 20 years’ experience in parish ministry. Using Sybil MacBeth’s book on “Praying in Color,” explore this new prayer form. This active, playful, serious, visual and contemplative prayer practice helps us create a way into stillness and listening. If you have a short attention span, struggle with word-weary prayer and would like to talk to God without words, this is a new way to let God into your life. No artistic ability is necessary. Participants are asked to bring own markers or colored pencils. Some supplies will be available. To register call (218) 723-6555 or email pauline.m@duluthosb. org. Freewill offering.

Contemplative retreat on Mary

“Mary Within Us,” a contemplative retreat exploring Mary, her titles and archetypes from the perspective of the Christian mystics and transpersonal psychology, will be held Saturday, Oct. 22, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at McCabe Renewal Center. Facilitator: the Rev. Yanchy Lacska, an interfaith minister who has worked as a hospital chaplain, psychologist and university professor. Suggested donation of $85 includes lunch and refreshments. To register or for more information visit www.duluthbenedictines.org/ mccabe, email McCabeCenter@msn. com or (218) 724-5266. McCabe Renewal Center is located at 2125 Abbotsford Ave., Duluth.

Fall bazaar

St. Joseph’s Church, 113 Fourth St. S.W., Chisholm, will have its annual fall bazaar on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Msgr. Schiffrer social hall. Raffles, bidding on baskets, baked goods, jewelry, homemade candy, buy a bottle and milkshakes, among other booths. There will also be raffles and games for the children. Lunch will be available including sarmas and salad, BBQ pork sandwich and salad, or rigatoni and meatball. Sarmas may also be purchased to take home. The drawings will be held at 1 p.m.; need not need to be present to win. To purchase tickets for the money raffle, call the church office at (218) 254-5703. St. Joseph’s is handicapped accessible.

Kateri Circle (Cloquet)

Holy Family Kateri Circle will meet after the 8 a.m. Mass at Holy Family Church, 280 Reservation Road, Fond du Lac Reservation, Cloquet, on Sunday, Oct. 23. Contact Sister Marie Rose Messingschlager, CDP, at (218) 724-9111 for information.

Beef dinner

St. Benedict’s annual beef dinner will be held on Sunday, Oct. 23, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the church, 1419 St. Benedict St., Duluth (near the intersection of Arrowhead Road and Kenwood Avenue above Walgreens). Handicapped accessible. Tickets: $10 adult, $6 ages 6 to 12, age 5 and under free. Menu includes slow-cooked roast beef, mashed potatoes, vegetables, rolls, beverages and dessert. Tickets available at the door or online at stbensduluth.org. Take-out available. There is also a raffle with the first place prize of $500.

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.

CCW fall bazaar

St. Augustine’s CCW, Cohasset, will hold its annual fall bazaar and raffle on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the church. Bake sale, white elephant treasurers, silent auction, plants, raffle, crafts, coffee and rolls. Turkey salad luncheon $7. Questions please call Leona (218) 328-5520.

Polka Mass/sarma dinner

A sarma dinner and Polka Mass will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29, at St. Elizabeth Church, 610 99th Ave. W., Gary-New Duluth. Mass at 4:30 p.m. with the musical ministry of the Singing Slovenes. Sarma dinner to follow Mass. Cost of dinner: adults $10, children 6 to 12 years $5, children 5 and younger free. Take-out dinner orders and sarmas to go will be available. For information call (218) 626-1928 or visit www.singingslovenes.com.

Oktoberfest dinner

An Oktoberfest dinner will be held on Sunday, Oct. 30, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 325 E. Third St., Duluth. Dinner starts with salad and includes homemade sauerbraten, spaetzle, kielbasa and sauerkraut, and ends in apple crisp. All for $10. Handicapped accessible.

Tuesdays with Flannery O’Connor

The McCabe Renewal Center will hold discussions on two of Mary Flannery O’Connor’s stories from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Nov. 1 — “Good Country People” and Dec. 6 — “Revelation.” O’Connor was born in 1925 and died in 1964. During her short life she wrote some of the finest short stories of the 20th century. The sessions will include coffee and conversation about one of O’Connor’s stories and consider its relevance to everyday life. Please read the day’s story before coming to the group. All stories will be available on reserve at the College of St. Scholastica Library for participants to read. Facilitator: Lezlie Oachs, who taught English and women’s studies at the College of St. Scholastica. Suggested donation: $10 per session. Refreshments provided. To register visit www. duluthbenedictines.org/mccabe or email McCabeCenter@msn.com or call (218) 724-5266. McCabe Renewal Center is located at 2125 Abbotsford Ave., Duluth.

Adoration (Crosslake)

The first Thursday of the month 24- hour adoration is celebrated from 8:30 a.m. to 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.

Mass in Onigum

A monthly Mass will be held on Thursday, Nov. 3, 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. If interested in attending 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.

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 runs 10 a.m. to 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.

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.

Pancake breakfast

An all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast will be held on Sunday, Nov. 6, at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 325 E. Third St., Duluth, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Gluten-free and take out available. Adults $6, children under 12 $3. Extra parking in the Essentia St. Mary’s Hospital parking ramp behind the church, Fourth Street entrance. Call the church at (218) 722- 3078 for information.

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.

Fall fest

Holy Spirit Church, 227 Third St., Two Harbors, is having a fall fest Saturday, Nov. 12, from 9 a.m. to noon. There will be vendors and crafters selling items and a bake sale. Coffee, hot chocolate and cinnamon rolls will be sold in the morning, and minestrone soup, roll and dessert for $5.50 starting at 11 a.m. Contact the parish for information at (218) 834-4659.

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 one’s love more like Jesus’ love for us. The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend in the diocese is Dec. 2-4 in Hermantown. Early registration is highly recommended. For more information visit the website northmnwwme. org or contact Alan and Missy at applications@northmnwwme.org or (888) 455-3496.

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 rbkunst@q.com for a brochure.