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Calendar of Events - September 2017

The Northern Cross - September 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, contact Kris Cook at (218) 491-5230, (218) 428-6197, or cookcando@hotmail.com.

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.

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.

Retrouvaille

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

Grand breakfast

Holy Angels Church, 60 Hartman Drive, Moose Lake, is having its grand breakfast Sunday, Sept. 3, 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.

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

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 continuing until 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.

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.

Spirit Fest

St. Joseph’s Church, 315 S.W. 21st St., Grand Rapids, will hold its annual Spirit Fest Saturday, Sept. 9, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the church grounds. Broasted chicken, bingo, live band, craft and bake sale, silent auction, raffles, and kids games. The new Grand Rapids Area Boys and Girls club will receive 10 percent of proceeds. Visit www. stjosephscatholic.org for more information.

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, Sept. 10, at 1 p.m. They meet the second Sunday of the month. Contact Michele for more information at (218) 591-0556.

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 – Sept. 11 in the Minnesota Room at Essentia Health St. Mary’s Medical Center; Virginia – Sept. 11 at Virginia Regional Medical Center; Cloquet – Sept. 18 at Community Memorial Hospital; Hibbing – Sept. 18 at the Hibbing Park Hotel and Superior, Wis. – Sept. 25 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

Ongoing centering prayer will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month: Sept. 12; 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: Sept. 19; Oct. 3, 17; Nov. 7, 21; 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 or $35 for all sessions. To register visit www.retreatduluth.org, email retreat@duluthosb.org, or call (218) 724-5266.

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.

DDCCW 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 can also mail or email stories and photos to them: Leona Barten, Box 173, Cohasset, MN 55721, (218) 328-5520, maebarten@yahoo.com, or Alice Parendo, 5809 Rose Road, Hermantown, MN 55811, (218) 729-9647, a501alice@yahoo.com.

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 at 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 LaFontaine (651) 503-0168 or Karen Nagengast (612) 805-0999.

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 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 for $10 each or $25 for all three. All proceeds go 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 www.stkaterisawyer.com.

Marriage Encounter

The next available Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends are Sept. 15- 17 in Alexandria and Feb. 2-4, 2018, in Hermantown. Early registration is highly recommended. For more information visit northmnwwme.org or contact Alan or Missy at applications@ northmnwwme.org or (888) 455-3496.

Fall festival (Duluth)

Come to the annual fall festival at Holy Family Parish, 2430 W. Third St., Duluth, Saturday, Sept. 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Two floors full of games for kids and adults, big raffle, silent auction, bake sale, pasties, basket raffles, white elephant, boutique, and fresh vegetables. Also a cafe with homemade chili, potato salad, ranch beans, and patty melt. Call the church at (218) 722-4445 for questions. Handicapped accessible.

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.

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.

Parables study

A four-week series on the parables of Jesus will be held Wednesdays Sept. 20 and 27 and Oct. 4 and 11 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at McCabe Renewal Center, 2125 Abbotsford Ave., Duluth. Who hasn’t pondered Jesus’ parables, regardless of religious background, what it means to be a “Good Samaritan” or “Prodigal Child.” Facilitator: Deacon Chico Anderson of the Diocese of Duluth, retired school teacher (32 years teaching religious studies courses), who has a bachelor’s degree in religious education from the College of St. Scholastica and a master’s degree in biblical theology from the University of Notre Dame. He has facilitated workshops at McCabe and taught classes on the Bible for more than 40 years. $40 for all sessions. To register visit www.retreatduluth.org, email retreat@duluthosb.org, or call (218) 724-5266.

Bible study

Delve into the new book “Breaking Open the Bible” by Father Jean- Philippe Fabre. For three Wednesday nights at 7 p.m., Deacon Richard Laumeyer will lead this Bible study. Topics: examine God’s gift of a Savior on Sept 20; God’s covenant with his people on Sept. 27; and God’s presence among his people on Oct. 11. Held at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 325 E. Third St., Duluth. The book is free to all participants, but you must register so adequate number of books can be ordered. Handicapped accessible. Register by calling the parish office to provide your name and telephone number at (218) 722-3078.

The Saint John’s Bible coming to monastery

The St. John’s Bible will be coming to St. Scholastica Monastery in Duluth for events entitled “From Conflict to Communion” Sept. 19-21. On Tuesday, Sept. 19, there will be three events: “The St. John’s Bible and Ecumenical Consensus” from 9 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. in the Rockhurst Room; “Ecumenical Consensus in Scripture” in Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.; and a “Common Prayer” worship service in the chapel from 8 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. On Wednesday, Sept. 20, there will be daily prayer from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Rockhurst Room and “Abrahamic Traditions” from 7:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. in the same location. On Thursday, Sept. 21, “Creation Care” will take place from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Rockhurst Room, and there will be community worship from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel. The Saint John’s Bible display and items for purchase will be available throughout the event, which is hosted by St. Scholastica Monastery and Lake Superior Conference ELCA. Call the Monastery for information at (218) 723-6555.

Catechetical leader meeting

A meeting for DREs and youth ministers will be held Thursday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pastoral Center, 2830 E. Fourth St., Duluth. Topics include the vocation of the catechist, catechetical materials, and other information for the beginning of the year. Please RSVP to Annette Merritt at amerritt@dioceseduluth.org or (218) 724-9111 by Sept. 18.

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.

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 these upcoming activities for September: walks on the Lakewalk, dinner at various restaurants, Chester Park Fall Festival, Harvest Fest at Bayfront Park, and Bible study sessions at St. Benedict’s Church. Contact Laverne at (218) 724-2647 or visit twinportscatholicsingles.blogspot.com.

Magnificat anniversary

Join Sister Linda Koontz and Maria Vadia for two days of praise, worship, personal testimonies, prayer, teaching, healing, reconciliation, and Eucharistic celebration as Our Lady of the Lakes chapter of Magnificat in Walker celebrates 25 years of ministry. The two-day anniversary celebration will take place at Northern Lights Hotel and Convention Center located at 6800 Frontage Road N.W., Walker. Friday night, Sept. 22, will open with a Magnificat dinner served at 5:30 p.m. followed by personal testimonies of the presenters. Saturday’s event, Sept. 23, will begin at 8 a.m. with breakfast followed by a day of teaching, healing prayer, reconciliation, and celebration of the Eucharist at 4 p.m. Advance reservations and payment for Friday’s dinner and event is $20, Saturday’s meals and event cost is $25. All reservations and payments are due by Sept. 15. No reservations will be accepted after that date. To reserve your tickets for the celebration, call Lorri Henning at (218) 507-0953, and send payment to Lorri Henning at 3080 20th Ave. N.W., Hackensack, MN 56452. Visit www.ololmagnificat.com and like the group on Facebook.

Indian Harvest Mass

The annual Indian Harvest Mass will be held Saturday, Sept. 23, at 5 p.m., followed by a meal. The celebration will be at St. Joseph Church, 5106 Wolf Drive, Ball Club. All are welcome to give thanks for St. Kateri, our lives, our deceased, wild rice, and all the fruits and berries of the earth that our Creator God has gifted us.

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 call (218) 384-1590.

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.

God’s Gift seminar

The Diocese of Superior Respect Life Committee will host the 2017 God’s Gift: To Love Every Body, Saturday, Sept. 30. Doors open at 8 a.m. at the University of Wisconsin Superior Yellowjacket Union. The keynote speaker, Gloria Purvis, co-host of Morning Glory EWTN Radio, starts promptly at 9 a.m. in the Great Hall. Next up is Nic Davidson with his dynamic presentation on Pope St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. Interested in meeting the presenters? Come at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at Epic Restaurant, Superior, for a VIP meet-and-greet buffet dinner. Highlights of this God’s Gift event include vendors and booths, early bird registration for Friday and Saturday or Saturday only, lunch, opportunities for adoration and confession, and Mass with Bishop James Powers. For online registration, exhibit and vendor forms, and other details, visit the website www.catholicdos.org or call (715) 392-2937.

Pietra Fitness

Pietra Fitness is a stretching and strengthening exercise program integrating Christian prayer. It is a wellness program for those who seek full integration of body, soul, and mind. Stretch and strengthen the body in combination with prayer and meditation based on Catholic spirituality. For more information, please visit pietrafitness.com. Class is for women only. Please dress comfortably and bring an exercise mat and water. Friday, Sept. 29, Gentle Class, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 30, Level I Class, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Facilitator Lisa Hain is certified to teach Gentle, Level I and Level II Pietra Fitness classes and is adept at coaching modifications for participants at various fitness levels. $50 includes both sessions. Held at McCabe Renewal Center, 2125 Abbotsford Ave., Duluth. To register visit www.retreatduluth.org, email retreat@duluthosb.org, or call (218) 724-5266.

NFP family dinner/dance

Northland Family Programs invites families to the first family dinner dance on Sept. 30 at St. Benedict’s Church, 1419 St. Benedict St., Kenwood, Duluth. Handicapped accessible. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. and dancing until 9:30 p.m. There will also be a silent auction and some fun games. Cost: $20 for adults, $8 for children 6-13 and children 5 and under are free. Tickets may be purchased through the NFP office at (218) 786-2378 or KathyFCP@hotmail. com. Come to this fun event and help support Northland Family Programs. Mark this date on your calendar and invite others to come. Tickets need to be purchased by Sept, 24.

Fall cabbage roll dinner

St. Mary’s CCW in Cook will host a cabbage roll dinner Saturday, Sept. 30, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Menu consists of cabbage rolls, mashed potatoes, gravy, buttered carrots, dinner roll, pie, and beverage. Cost: adults $9, children (5-12) $5, under 5 free. St. Mary’s Church is located at 124 Fifth St. S.E. in Cook (next to the hospital). It is handicapped accessible.

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.

Chicken dinner (Moose Lake)

Holy Angels Church, 60 Hartman Drive, Moose Lake, will host a chicken dinner Sunday, Oct. 1, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All-you-can-eat: golden fried chicken, salad, mashed potatoes and gravy, homemade dressing, green beans or corn, fresh baked bread, apple crisp, and beverage. Adults $9, children 6-12 $6 and those under 6 free. Call Bob Burkard for information at (218) 372-3303 or his cell at (612) 598- 8116. Handicapped accessible.

Chicken dinner (Proctor)

The annual chicken dinner and bake sale at St. Rose Church, 2 Sixth Ave., Proctor, will be held Sunday, Oct. 1, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Adults $10, children under 12 $5, children under age 5 free. Take-out dinners available. Drawing winners announced at 3:30 p.m., need not be present to win. Includes home cooked piece of oven roasted chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, coleslaw, buns, and banana cream pie for dessert. Coffee or milk served with meal as well. Call (218) 624-0007 with questions.

Annual Booya

Booya is coming Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7-8, at St. James Church, 299 Red Oak Drive, Aitkin. This year there will only be take-out beginning immediately after the 5 p.m. Mass on Saturday. Any remaining Booya will be sold after Mass on Sunday. Containers will be provided to carry this deliciousness home. Call the church for more information at (218) 927-6581.

Craft bazaar (Duluth)

The St. Lawrence Catholic Church craft bazaar put on by the women of St. Lawrence will be 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. For vendors, a table is $20 or $25 if electricity is needed. Vendors, please call Char at (218) 722-1285. Handicapped accessible.

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

Polka Mass and sarma dinner

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 sarma’s-to-go will be available. For information call (218) 626-1928 or visit www.singingslovenes.com.

White Mass

Joe Miller, executive director of the Magis Center of Reason and Faith, will speak at the White Mass brunch on Sunday, Oct. 15. The White Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. at the Cathedral of our Lady of the Rosary, 2801 E. Fourth St., Duluth. Brunch will follow at Holy Rosary School, 2802 E. Fourth St., Duluth, where Miller will present on “The Four Levels of Health and Happiness.” The White Mass and brunch are open to the public. Tickets for the brunch and presentation are available through www.duluthcathmed.org. Contact Dr. Gordy Harvieux at Gordon.harvieux@essentiahealth. org for additional information.

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.

Molla at St. John

Dr. Gianna Molla, the daughter of St. Gianna Molla, will appear at St. John the Evangelist in Duluth on Oct. 30. Events will begin with Mass at 6:30 p.m. and continue with her presentation.

Adult faith formation

An adult faith formation program will begin this year in the Diocese of Duluth. Sessions will be held one Saturday morning per month from November through March in five locations throughout the diocese. Sites include Brainerd, Duluth, Grand Rapids, Hinckley, and Virginia. The formation will use Symbolon and will include instruction, small group discussion, and prayerful reflection, led by a local facilitator. This formation is open to all adults. Persons involved in teaching or wanting to be better equipped for evangelization are especially encouraged to participate. More information is available at www.dioceseduluth.org or by calling Liz Hoefferle at (218) 724-9111.

Italy pilgrimage

Join the pilgrimage to Italy Nov. 8-17. Guided by Father Anthony Craig and Father Mario Majano from Washington, D.C., 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 (313) 565-8888 ext. 121 or 150.

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.