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Local News Briefs May 2014

Local News Briefs
May 2014
Our Lady of Fatima pilgrim statue schedule

The Duluth Fatima Planning Comittee is hosting a visit of the Fatima Pilgrim Statue to the Duluth Diocese in May. Here are the sites:

May 1 – Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, 2801 E. Fourth St., Duluth. (218) 728-3646

May 2 – St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 325 E. Third St., Duluth. (218) 722-3078

May 3 – Holy Rosary Church, 16 W. Fifth Ave. N., Aurora. (218) 229-3210

May 13 – St. Alice Church, 30904 Old Hwy. 371, Pequot Lakes. (218) 568-4760

May 14 – St. Mary’s Church, 105 First St. N.E., Deer River. (218) 246-8582

May 15 – St. Mary’s Church, 8118 Lake St., Willow River. (218) 372-3284

May 17 – St. Patrick’s Church, 203 Lawler Ave. S., Hinckley. (320) 384-6313

May 20 – Immaculate Conception Church, 535 Eighth St. S.W., Pine City. (320) 629-2935

Courage and EnCourage

Do you have a family member or loved one who is experiencing samesex 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

Magnificat meal features Kathleen Beckman

A Magnificat meal and one-day retreat featuring Kathleen Beckman, lay evangelist and author, will be held June 13-14 at St. Agnes Church, 201 Division St. Walker. Come to strengthen your life in Christ through Beckman’s witness and teaching as she prepares us to “put on the armor of God.” Our Lady of the Lakes Chapter of Magnificat is offering two Magnificat meal events featuring Beckman. The first, on Friday, June 13, begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. Cost for Friday’s event is $15. On Saturday, June 14, Beckman will offer a healing retreat entitled, “With Mary, Putting on the Armor of God,” also at St. Agnes Church. She will present four topics. The day will start with fellowship at 8 a.m., Mass at 8:30 a.m., followed by a continental breakfast and light lunch. Cost for the Saturday retreat, continental breakfast and lunch is $20. Registration and pre-payment is required for both events. Please send payment payable to “Magnificat” to: Lorri Henning, 3080 20th Ave. N.W., Hackensack, MN 56452. Payment must be received on or before Monday, June 9. For more information please contact Jean Bauerly at or Betty Garoutte at

Totus Tuus coming

Totus Tuus is a summer Catholic youth program dedicated to sharing the Gospel and promoting the Catholic faith through evangelization, catechesis, Christian witness and eucharistic worship. The week-long parish summer catechetical program assists parents and parishes by supplementing the work already being done in a way that is fun for both the Totus Tuus teachers and youth alike. The methodology, structure, content and enthusiasm of Totus Tuus is concerned not only with teaching the faith, but also igniting the hearts of the team members and young people. The mission of Totus Tuus is to help young people develop an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ and to understand their faith through catechesis in a way that makes the faith real to the youth and helps them live as a witness in today’s world. If you would like to participate in a Totus Tuus week, please contact the individual parishes for exact dates, times and fees for individual age levels. Typically, middle school and high school students meet Sunday through Thursday evenings and elementary school students meet Monday through Friday during the day. All registration is done through the host parishes.

2014 Totus Tuus Summer Schedule for the Diocese of Duluth:

June 1-7 — St. Agnes Church, Elm at Division St., Walker, (218) 547-1054

June 15-21 —Brainerd Area Catholic Churches, 1108 Willow St. S.E., Brainerd, (218) 822-4040;
St. Joseph’s Church, 315 S.W. 21st St., Grand Rapids, (218) 326-2843

June 22-28 — Queen of Peace, 102 Fourth St., Cloquet, (218) 879-6793

July 6-12 — Blessed Sacrament, 2310 Seventh Ave. E., Hibbing, (218) 262-5541;
Immaculate Heart, 35208 County Road 37, Crosslake, (218) 692-3731

July 13-19 — St. Patrick’s Church, 203 Lawler Avenue S., Hinckey, (320) 384-6313;
St. Anthony’s Church, 231 E Camp St., Ely, (218) 365-4017

July 20-26 — Holy Spirit, 306 S. Second St., Virginia, (218) 741-6344;
St. John the Evangelist, 4230 St. John’s Ave., Duluth, (218) 724-6332

July 27-Aug. 1 — St. James, 299 Red Oak Dr., Aitkin, (218) 927-6581;
St. Joseph’s, 617 Poplar St., Crosby, (218) 546-6559

If your parish is interested in having a Totus Tuus Team, contact Heather Serena at

St. Raphael Knights take on parish projects

St. Raphael’s Knights of Columbus Council 6791 in Duluth once again organized a team to remove snow from the parish roof after the late season storms. The council organized its 18th parishioner service project by removing snow from parishioner’s driveway after the March 21st snow storm. The council also gave $500 to the Northern Lakes Second Harvest Food Bank. St. Raphael’s Church sponsored the third annual 5K for God run on April 26. The council helped organize the event by providing route barriers and security as well as other undertakings.

St. Mary Star of the Sea featured by Franciscans

The Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity often “tuck sacred stops” into their visit with young women, according to a recent post on the order’s website. One of those recent stops was at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church in Duluth. Sister Julie Ann Sheahan wrote about the parish’s peace, “beautiful, reverently-adorned adoration chapel” with its easy access and also about the parish’s Marian name.