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Local News in Brief - October 2017

The Northern Cross - October 2017
Local News in Brief

Fatima centenary observations

Public Square Rosaries will be part of more than 20,000 rallies that will take place all across the United States and the world on or near Oct. 14. Check with your parish for celebration activities if not listed below. Wherever you are, please join in by offering reparation for the sins and offenses against the Immaculate Heart of Mary and to fervently pray for the conversion of the United States. Upcoming events in the Diocese of Duluth for the Centenary of Fatima 2017:

Oct. 12
There will be a public rosary procession between the churches of St. Francis, 411 N. Tenth St., and St Andrew’s, 1108 Willow St. The procession will begin after the 5:30 p.m. Mass at St. Francis Church, with adoration planned through the night at St. Andrew’s Church.

Oct. 13
Sacred Heart Church, 308 First St. N., Hackensack: holy hour and confessions 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.; Benediction 11:45 a.m.; noon praying the holy rosary (public outdoor event) by the church along Highway 371, rain or shine. For information call (218) 682-2981.

Oct. 13
At Immaculate Heart Church, 35208 County Road 37, the celebration will begin at noon with the Angelus and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament; 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. the joyful mysteries, luminous mysteries. Chaplet of Divine Mercy, sorrowful mysteries, glorious mysteries will be prayed. At 6 p.m. praying the Angelus and have Benediction. At 6:15 p.m. there will be Mass, followed by a candlelight procession (weather permitting) to the Marian grotto to pray a Marian consecration prayer and intercessory prayer. This is followed by and ice cream social in the church social hall.

Oct. 13
The closing of the centenary of Fatima apparitions will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Church in McGrath on Highway 65 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., beginning with adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, praying, and meditating the Eucharistic Adoration Rosary, followed by solemn Benediction and Mass. Father Kuriakose Nediakala, MCBS, will be available for confessions before and during the adoration. All our faithful who participate in this celebration will be fortunate to obtain the plenary indulgence offered by the church.

Two Harbors
Oct. 13
Holy Spirit Church, 227 Third St., will have a half hour of Eucharistic Adoration with Benediction, a living rosary, and votive Mass starting at 5:30 p.m. with dinner to follow. For more information contact, Linda Maki at (218) 834-3568.

Oct. 13
Jim Kolar will speak in the Social Hall in the lower level of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, 2801 E. Fourth St., beginning at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Oct. 14
There will be a rosary and prayer service at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 325 E. Third St., Duluth at noon. This 45-minute service will be held outside around the Virgin Mary statue in Mary’s garden, weather permitting, the rosary will be held inside the church hall if necessary. There will be light refreshment and fellowship in the church hall following the event. Contact Joe at (218) 626-1499 with questions.

Oct. 14
Noon at the big fish on Highway 169 in Garrison. For information contact Jean at (218) 764-2665. Sponsored by America Needs Fatima.

Moose Lake
Oct. 14
At noon at the Moose Lake Riverside Arena parking lot at 20 Earl Ellens Drive, Moose Lake (right off Arrowhead Lane), there will be a public square rosary crusade. Bring a chair and dress for the weather. For information call Tom or Yolanda Nelson at (218) 349-1463.

Anniversary Mass

The fourth annual Anniversary Mass and Luncheon, sponsored by the Office of Marriage and Family Life of the Diocese of Duluth, will be held Sunday, Oct. 22. The day begins with Mass celebrated by Bishop Paul Sirba at 10:30 a.m. at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, 2801 E. Fourth St., Duluth. Lunch will follow at Holy Rosary School across the street. Couples from the Diocese of Duluth that are celebrating the marriage milestones of 10, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, 60, or more years are invited. Please RSVP by Oct. 16. All are welcome to attend the Mass. However, space for lunch is limited to the first 150 guests who reserve a space. The lunch is free for the celebrating couple. However, additional family members are $10 per person if registered by Oct. 9. The cost per family member increases to $15 after Oct. 9. All reservations for lunch will close on Monday, Oct. 16. For more information and to register visit www., or contact Betsy at or (218) 724-9111.

White Mass

Joe Miller, executive director of the Magis Center of Reason and Faith, will speak at the White Mass brunch 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 Contact Dr. Gordy Harvieux at for additional information.

Adult Faith Formation

Adult Faith Formation sessions will be held on Saturday, Nov. 4, at Holy Spirit Church, 306 S. Second St., Virginia; Saturday, Nov. 11, at St. Andrew’s Church, 1108 Willow St. S.E., Brainerd; The Center for Spirituality and Enrichment, St. Scholastica Monastery, 1001 Kenwood Ave., Duluth; St. Joseph’s Church, 315 S.W. 21st St., Grand Rapids; and St. Patrick’s Church, 203 Lawler Ave. S., Hinckley. Sessions run from 9 a.m. to noon. These are the first of five monthly sessions, which will run through March 2018. The formation will use Symbolon and will include instruction, 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. For more information or to register by Oct. 27, visit adult-faith-formation or call Annette Merritt at (218) 724-9111.

Mothers of Priests

Our Lady of the Lakes CCW gathered for a July potluck supper at St. Christopher Church in Nisswa. Guest speaker and parishioner Theresa Garry spoke about the Mothers of Priests organization. She said that it all began four years ago when Bishop Paul Sirba approached four mothers of priests in the diocese to form a chapter, which remains active in all five deaneries. Garry stated that the mission as “Mothers of Priests chapter is fervent prayer following the example of the Blessed Virgin Mother for the sanctification of each other under the intercession and protection of Mary.” Garry, the mother of Father Michael Garry, spoke of the joy of raising a son called to the priesthood. In his first grade yearbook he drew a picture of a priest behind the altar and spelled it “preest.” Cheryl Craig, mother of Father Anthony Craig, spoke of the humbling, joyful awe of God’s work as a son is called to the vocation of priesthood. Craig said, “It is pure grace, you can’t force them.” She further explained any hardship or orrow we may suffer can be lifted up and united with the suffering of the merciful Jesus on the cross. Garry spoke of her budding ministry making rosaries to use especially when praying for a priest. Spiritual motherhood is a great gift to women. She would be happy to speak to any church group. Please call her at (218) 963-2224 or email if interested in scheduling her to speak, or for more information.

‘Pint with a Priest’

Father Anthony Craig speaks to those gathered about St. Thomas More and Chiara Corbella Petrillo at the August “Pint with a Priest” at Side Lake. At the Aug. 1 gathering of “Pint with a Priest” at Bimbo’s Octagon at Side Lake, Father Anthony Craig shared the lives of two lay people — a saint and someone he hopes will someday be declared saint — as inspiration for today’s Catholics. The first was St. Thomas More, who was martyred in 1535 for heroically refusing to compromise his Catholic faith and submit to the politics of the day. He could not recognize Henry VIII over the Pope as head of the Church of England. The second was Chiara Corbella Petrillo, a young Italian wife and mother who died of cancer in 2012 for choosing to give life to her unborn child rather than save her own.

Hibbing Knights name officers

The Knights of Columbus Gamache Assembly Council 544, Hibbing, has installed officers for the 2017-2018 Fraternal Year. The officers are as follows: Father Fred Method faithful friar; Gary Templeton, faithful navigator; Frank Paradise, faithful captain; Joe Checco, faithful comptroller; Duane Swanson, faithful scribe; Dennis Marchetti, faithful treasurer; Brandan Fiedler, faithful sentinel; and Frederick Godec, faithful admiral. The installation took place Monday, Sept. 11 at Valentini’s Supper Club in Chisholm.

National CCW convention

Father Paul Fruth, spiritual advisor, and 18 members of the Duluth Diocesan Council of Catholic Women attended the 97th annual convention in Dallas Sept. 6-9. Kathy Bonner spoke to the first-timers at an orientation meeting giving them ideas on what would be happening and what to concentrate on during the sessions and speeches. Mary Rice Hasson was the keynote speaker on Thursday. She spoke on “How to Be a Joyful Catholic Woman in a Post-Christian World.” Her main points were that fulfillment comes to us when we are answering God’s call, that Jesus is joy, and the Lord’s hand is always there — we just need to reach out to him. Kathy Bonner spoke to the whole group on the topic “Women Healing the Wounds.” NCCW has resources that can be used in the stand against domestic violence. Stacy Thomilson’s topic was “She Who Has Jesus Lacks for Nothing.” She told those gathered that the reason she became a Catholic was because of confession. Dale Recinella spoke on his work with death row in prisons. He and his wife counsel death row inmates and their families. Other sessions presented many ideas to take home to parishes, deaneries, and dioceses.