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Calendar of Events - October 2017

The Northern Cross - October 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 “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

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.

Fall festival (Hibbing)

Blessed Sacrament Church, 2310 Seventh Ave. E., Hibbing, will hold its fall festival Saturday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The day includes live piano music to set the mood. General store will have baked goods, homemade deli items, cookies and candies by the pound, and hand crafted goods. Homemade chili, hot dogs, pizza, soft pretzels, nachos, popcorn, and more will be served. Kids and youth games for indoor and outdoor, $10 wrist band will give unlimited access to kids’ games. 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.


Trouble in your marriage? Call your local Retrouvaille community at (320) 255-5314 or (800) 470-2230 to find out more about healing troubled marriages, or visit the website

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. Handicapped accessible. Contact Pat at (218) 729-7576 for more information.

Quilt bingo (Hillman)

Holy Family Church, 1182 County Road 8, Hillman, Bulldog Lake, will have a quilt bingo Sunday, Oct. 8, at 1 p.m. Twenty games and two blackouts. Winners choose their quilt. Concessions and crafts available. Free lunch. Handicapped accessible.

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 – Oct. 9 in the Minnesota Room at Essentia Health St. Mary’s Medical Center; Grand Rapids – Oct. 9 at St. Joseph’s Church; Brainerd – Oct. 9 at Essentia Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center: Cloquet – Oct. 16 at Community Memorial Hospital; Hibbing – Oct. 16 at the Hibbing Park Hotel and Superior, Wis. – Oct. 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

BDCCW fall workshop

Brainerd Deanery CCW is holding its fall workshop Tuesday, Oct. 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at St. Andrew’s Church, 1108 Willow St., Brainerd. Brenda Hadrich will speak on Ghana, Matilda’s Project. Cost is $15. Contact parish presidents to RSVP. For information, contact Dolores Wickham, president, at (218) 549-3158.

Youth ministers meetings

The Diocese of Duluth youth ministers will meet Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., in the large conference room at the Pastoral Center, 2830 E. Fourth St., Duluth. Upcoming meeting dates: Oct. 10, Nov. 7, Dec. 5, Feb. 6, April 3, and May 1. Please RSVP to Annette Merritt at (218) 724-9111 or by the Thursday before each meeting if you plan to attend. Directors of religious education are also invited to attend. Lunch is included and there is no cost for the day.

KC spaghetti dinner (Duluth)

St. Joseph’s Church in Duluth Heights Knights of Columbus will hold an all-you-can-eat homemade spaghetti and meatball dinner Tuesday, Oct. 10, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., in the parish hall at 151 Linden St., Duluth. Adults and children ages 13 and older $10, ages 7-12 $5, ages 6 and younger free, and families $25. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Take-outs available. All proceeds benefit the Knights of Columbus charitable programs for parish activities and youth support. Handicapped accessible.

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, TOC, at (320) 384-7305.

DDCCW centennial

The Duluth Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (DDCCW) will celebrate its 100th anniversary in the year 2020. Our 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 your stories, etc., as soon as possible! Contact Leona or Alice with any questions you may have. You can also mail or email your stories to Leona Barten, Box 173, Cohasset, MN 55721, (218) 328-5520, or Alice Parendo, 5809 Rose Road, Hermantown, MN 55811, (218) 729-9647,

Pasty marathon (Crosby)

The annual pasty marathon sponsored by the CCW of St. Joseph’s Church in Crosby has begun. Orders are now being taken for pasties available on the following Wednesdays: Oct. 11, 18, and 25. The pasties are $6 and are large enough to serve as a full meal for one or two people. Gravy is also available, 12 ounces for $1. Orders for gravy can be placed with your pasty order. To place your 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. Remember, you may want to order extra to freeze for later meals. St. Joseph’s Church is located at 619 Poplar St., Crosby.

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.

Rummage sale (Duluth)

St. Michael’s Church, 4901 E. Superior St., Duluth, will hold its annual fall rummage sale Thursday and Friday, Oct. 12 and 13, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 14, 9 a.m. to noon. Early birds entry free $5 on Thursday morning only 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Handicapped accessible.

Mom’s group (Duluth)

The St. James mom’s group will discuss traditional Catholic parenting in today’s secular world. Using the Blessed Mother as a model, the group discusses everyday issues important for families today. Come for prayer, fellowship, and study. Mothers of all ages are welcome from first time moms to grandmas. Meetings are held the second and fourth Thursdays through May 24, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Stella Maris Academy, St. James Campus, 715 N. 57th Ave. W., Duluth. Lessons are from “Getting Past Perfect – How to Find Joy and Grace in the Messiness of Motherhood,” by Kate Wicker. Nursery available, freewill donation. For questions or to register contact Cheryl Foldesi at (218) 628-2932,, or Peggy Haugen at (218) 628-2411.

Charismatic prayer group

Proclaimers of Christ Catholic charismatic prayer group meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at Sacred Heart Church, 300 First St. N., Hackensack, and 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month at St. Agnes Church, Elm at Division Street, Walker. Please bring a Bible. For information contact David LaFontain (651) 503-0168 or Karen Nagengast (612) 805-0999.

Bazaar/quilt auction (Meadowlands)

The 25th annual bazaar and quilt auction of St. Mary’s Church, Meadowlands, will be held at the Meadowlands Community Center, 7758 Western Ave., Meadowlands, Saturday, Oct. 14, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Quilt auction at 10 a.m. sharp. Bake sale, crafts, and lunch. Balloons galore and a basket raffle. Contact Kathy Morgan at (218) 427-2111 for information. Handicapped accessible.

Craft bazaar (Duluth)

The St. Lawrence Church craft bazaar sponsored by the women of St. Lawrence will be held Saturday, Oct. 14, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Many vendor tables, a big raffle, raffle of many baskets, bakery, treasure chest, and lunch and coffee will be available to purchase. Handicapped accessible. Call the church for information at (218) 722-2259.

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. Handicapped accessible. 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 www.dioceseduluth. org. For more information contact Annette at (218) 724-9111.

Henri Nouwen seminar

A seminar on the life and spirituality of Henri Nouwen will be held Saturday, Oct. 14, from 9 a.m. to noon in the ground floor conference room at St. Scholastica Monastery, 1001 Kenwood Ave., Duluth. This is a morning of reflection upon the life and spirituality of Henri Nouwen. Benedictine Sister Sarah O’Malley will share new insights into his life and offer times of reflection on how to embody the loving embrace of the Father in a world that is often cold and divisive. $35 fee includes refreshments. To register, visit, email retreat@ or call McCabe Renewal Center (218) 724-5266.

Polka Mass and sarma dinner (Duluth)

A polka Mass followed by a sarma dinner will be held Saturday, Oct. 14, 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. Cost of dinner: adults $10, children 6-12 $5, 5 and under free. Takeout dinner orders and sarmas-to-go will be available. For information call (218) 626-1928 or visit

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.

Ongoing centering prayer

Ongoing centering prayer will be held from 10 a.m. to 11: 30 a.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month: Oct. 10, 24; Nov. 14, 28; and Dec. 12. A group experience for centering prayer practitioners who have completed “Introduction to Centering Prayer.” 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. Evening sessions will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays: Oct. 17; Nov. 7, 2; and Dec. 5, 19. Facilitator: Jim Reinke, a long time centering prayer practitioner. Sessions are held at McCabe Renewal Center, 2125 Abbotsford Ave., Duluth. $5 per session. To register visit, email, or call (218) 724-5266.

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. To help support this restoration effort, Missy Parker, recording artist and music director at Sts. Mary and Joseph, is offering the sale of her three CDs, “Inspirations,” “Expressions of Love,” and “Missy and the Mistletoes Holiday Spectacular,” for $10 each or $25 for all three, all proceeds going to the Log Church Restoration Project. Please add $4 to all orders for shipping. To order call (218) 390-2451, phone orders are mailed upon receipt of payment, or mail your order to: CD/Log Church Restoration, 509 Sunrise Drive, Carlton, MN 55718. For more information on the church visit

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.

Kateri Circle (Duluth)

The Kateri Circle at St. Lawrence Church, 2410 Morris Thomas Road, Duluth, will meet Sunday, Oct. 15, at 1 p.m. They meet the second Sunday of the month. Contact Michele for more information at (218) 591-0556.

Tea for Two

Tea for Two, a mother/daughter event for girls ages 9-13 and their mothers (or a female relative, friend or mentor in place of the mother) is sponsored by Northland Family Programs. The program is designed to help strengthen the mother/daughter relationship during this time of change. Learn about body changes and cycles, self-image, and effective communication in a short presentation. Then the two of you will sit down for tea and take time to talk. After teatime, the two of you will complete a keepsake craft together. The tea will be held Sunday, Oct. 15, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Brainerd and at Essentia Health St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth. Cost is $20. Preregistration is required. For more information and to preregister, in Duluth call Kathy at (218) 786-2378 or in Brainerd call Jessica at (218) 828-6201. Pre-registration deadline is Oct. 10.


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

HDCCW fall conference

The HDCCW fall conference will be Thursday, Oct. 19, at St. Joseph’s Church, 315 S.W. 21st St., Grand Rapids. Father Anthony Craig will speak on the timely subject “Spiritual Warfare in our Families.” Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. with Mass at 4 p.m. followed by a meal at 5 p.m. Please contact the deanery president Ann Johnston at ann_johnston@hotmail. com if you would like to attend.

All Things Apple

“All Things Apple” is an event for children in the third and fourth grades to be held Thursday, Oct. 9, or Friday, Oct. 10, from 8 a.m. to noon at the McCabe Renewal Center, 2125 Abbotsford Ave., Duluth. Come pick apples off the trees, make apple treats, create apple art, sing about apples, and more. Facilitator: Benedictine Sister Dorene King, a licensed teacher and director of McCabe Renewal Center. Fee: $20, scholarships available. Register early, openings limited to 10 children per session. To register, visit, email retreat@ or call McCabe Renewal Center (218) 724-5266.

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.

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 October and November: Monday evening walks, Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra, adult education at St. Benedict’s, and square dancing Friday evenings. Contact Laverne at (218) 724-2647 or visit

Confirmation retreats

There are four overnight confirmation retreats offered by the Diocese of Duluth during the current school year. Registration preference is given to students who will be confirmed this school year or the fall of 2018. Please note: parish staff should register all students. Contact parish to register. Retreats will be held Oct. 20-21 at Queen of Peace Church, Cloquet (registration deadline Oct. 6), Dec. 1-2 at St. Andrew’s Church, Brainerd (deadline Nov. 17), Feb. 23-24 at Blessed Sacrament Church, Hibbing (deadline Feb. 9), and April 6-7 at Stella Maris Academy, Holy Rosary Campus, Duluth (deadline March 23). Further registration information and requirements can be found on the Diocese of Duluth website on the Department of Youth Ministry page.

Fall market (Duluth)

St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 325 E. Third St., Duluth, will hold its fall market Saturday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Local crafters and vendors will be selling beautiful handcrafted items. Bake sale with gluten free items. Lasagna lunch. Plenty of parking and handicapped accessible. For questions contact (218) 722-3078.

CHUM outreach dinner

CHUM’s Street Outreach Program will host a celebration dinner Saturday, Oct. 21, at St. Michael’s Church, 4901 E. Superior St., Duluth. It is a non-ticket event with a request for contributions and begins at 6 p.m. with a reception and silent auction, followed by a dinner and program. RSVP by calling CHUM at (218) 720-6521 or emailing by Oct. 12.

Lives of courage retreat

A “Lives of Courage, Compassion and Connection” retreat will be held Saturday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at McCabe Renewal Center, 2125 Abbotsford Ave. Duluth, based on “The Daring Way” methodology of Dr. Brene Brown. The retreat will be centered on the words and example of Jesus to help participants recognize what it takes to get back up after falling and to claim their stories of courage. Explore topics such as vulnerability, courage, shame, worthiness, compassion, and wholehearted living. Facilitator: Kerry Sopoci, a licensed psychologist in Duluth, with degrees in counseling psychology, theology, and spirituality. He is also certified in spiritual direction. Fee for the day is $75, includes lunch and refreshments. To register, visit www.retreatduluth. org, email or call McCabe Renewal Center (218) 724-5266.

Beef dinner (Duluth)

The annual roast beef dinner at Holy Family Church, 2430 W. Third St., Duluth, will be held Sunday, Oct. 22, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Includes roast beef, potatoes and gravy, vegetable, sweet and sour cabbage, coleslaw, buns, relish tray, and pie squares. Tickets are $12 age 11 to adult, $8 children 4 to 10, 3 and under free. Take-outs available for the dinner and you can purchase extra sweet and sour cabbage to enjoy at home also. Handicapped accessible.

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.

Book discussion group

A book discussion group will cover “The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation” by Richard Rohr will be held Mondays: Oct. 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, and 27 (6 sessions), from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Held in the ground floor conference room at St. Scholastica Monastery, 1001 Kenwood Ave., Duluth. Participants are required to have a copy of “The Divine Dance” (available through by the first session or may request the facilitator to order a copy for you. Request must be made no later than Oct. 16. Contact Benedictine Sister Mary Catherine Shambour at or call her at (218) 723-6646. Facilitator: Sister Shambour is a longtime member of St. Scholastica Monastery and a retired secondary and college instructor and vocation director. Freewill donation. To register, visit, email or call McCabe Renewal Center (218) 724-5266.

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.

Couples retreat weekend

A 2017 North Shore Couples Retreat Weekend runs from 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, and is open to couples who are married, engaged, or dating. For those who want to deepen their understanding of the Theology of the Body and its direct application to marriage. It is open to any couple seeking to dive deeper into the meaning of life, love, and marriage. Talks, discussion, Mass, and Eucharistic Adoration is woven into each day. For more information about the weekend visit retreats/couples-retreat-weekend.

Fall bazaar (Cohasset)

St. Augustine’s CCW, 601 S.E. Second Ave. N.W., Cohasset, will hold its annual fall bazaar Saturday, Oct. 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a bake sale, white elephant treasures, silent auction, plants, and crafts. Coffee and rolls $3. Turkey salad luncheon is served beginning at 11 a.m. for $7. For questions please call Leona at (218) 328-5520.

Bazaar/bingo (Duluth)

St. Michael’s Church, 4901 E. Superior St., Duluth, will be holding its annual bazaar Saturday, Oct. 28, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Local vendors and St. Michael’s jams and jellies for sale, homemade goods, and a bake sale. Come back Sunday, Oct. 29, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for bingo and grand raffle drawings to end the fun. Raffle: first place $1,000, second place $500, and third place $250. Need not be present to win. Concessions open for the entire event both days. Handicapped accessible.

Fall festival (Cloquet)

Queen of Peace Church, 102 Fourth St., Cloquet, will hold its annual fall festival Saturday, Oct. 28, and Sunday, Oct. 29. The marketplace will be open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and feature baked goods, crafts, holiday items, a children’s craft table, raffle items, and more. Coffee, baked goods, and lunch will be served. The Knights of Columbus will host a pancake breakfast on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Raffle drawings will begin at 11:30 a.m. Handicapped accessible. For more information, contact the parish office at (218) 879-6793.

Grief and loss retreat

A grief and loss retreat will be held Saturday, Oct. 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the ground floor conference room at St. Scholastica Monastery, 1001 Kenwood Ave., Duluth. This retreat seeks to help understand the experience of grief and loss through prayer, reflection, video discussion, writing, and presentations by the facilitators. Consider the process, tasks, and diverse emotions of grief that are experienced. Learn ways of coping and walking this journey of healing within a community of support and faith. Facilitators: Benedictine Sister Pauline Micke, who has a master’s degree in theology, has been a spiritual director since 2008, and has served as a counselor for addiction recovery treatment groups and initial assessment for nine years. Currently, she is the outreach coordinator for the Center for Spirituality and Enrichment at the monastery. Kerry Sopoci, a licensed psychologist in Duluth, with degrees in counseling psychology, theology, and spirituality. He is also certified in spiritual direction. ee of $75 includes lunch and refreshments. To register, visit, email or call McCabe Renewal Center (218) 724-5266.

Octoberfest (Chisholm)

St. Joseph’s Church, 113 Fourth St. S.W., Chisholm, will hold its annual Octoberfest bazaar Saturday, Oct. 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the social hall. Baked goods, canned goods, jellies, noodles, and more to purchase. Also jewelry and homemade crafts for sale. Buy-a-bottle booth, as well as adult and children’s raffles. If you are hungry, there is a choice of rigatoni and meatball, sarmas and bread, or goulash over polenta or noodles. After lunch enjoy a scrumptious dessert. To participate in the cash drawings, total of $1,000 in prizes, get tickets from the church office, before and after weekend Masses, or purchase the day of the bazaar. Tickets are $5 each and only 600 tickets will be sold. All drawings will take place at 1 p.m., need not be present to win. Handicapped accessible. For information contact Holly at (218) 969-7287 or Jennie (218) 969-7972.

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 3 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.

Turkey bingo (Duluth)

A Thanksgiving turkey bingo will be held at Holy Family Church, 2430 W. Third St., Duluth, on Sunday, Nov. 5. The doors open at noon with hot dogs and goodies available. Bingo starts at 1 p.m., $2 per board for the turkey games and cash games are 25 cents per board. Handicapped accessible. Call (218) 722-4445 if any questions.

Junior high retreat

The Diocese of Duluth will sponsor a Junior High Lock-Out retreat Friday through Saturday, Nov. 17-18. Visit www., click on the Department of Youth Ministry, then click on Junior High Retreat for registration information link, or call Annette at (218) 724-9111.

TOBIT retreat

The TOBIT (Theology of the Body for Teens) retreat will be held at Big Sandy Camp in McGregor Jan. 12-14. The weekend is open to students in grades 9-12. Registration opens Oct. 10, visit www., click on the Department of Youth Ministry, then click on TOBIT for registration link. There is a $50 deposit at the time of registration. The registration fee is $150. Early bird rates end on Dec. 15. There will be a $20 increase in the price of registration for all registrations received on and after this date. Registration deadline is Dec. 29, and final payment is due Jan. 6.

Catholic Ireland tour

Join Father Richard Kunst for a tour of Catholic Ireland, April 9-19, 2018. Visit Belfast, Derry, Knock, Killarney, and more. Contact St. John’s Church in Duluth at (218) 724-6332 for information and brochure.

Steubenville mission trip

Registration for Steubenville mission trip for the summer of 2018 will open online on Oct. 3. To register visit, click on the Department of Youth Ministry, then click on Steubenville Mission Trip and follow the registration link. Dates, location and final cost of mission trip to be determined in October. There is a $50 fee at the time of registration. Registration deadline and deposit due Jan. 23, final payment due May 31.