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Local News Briefs April 2014

Local News Briefs
April 2014
Divine Mercy Sunday celebrations scheduled at area parishes

Divine Mercy Sunday celebrations will take place at the following parishes on April 27.

Cloquet: Queen of Peace Church, 102 Fourth St.; (218) 879-6793; 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Divine Mercy Chaplet, prayers, no confessions.

Crosby: St. Joseph’s Church, 619 Poplar St.; (218) 262-5541; 2 p.m. — procession and welcome, testimonial and confessions; 3 p.m. — Chaplet of Divine Mercy, exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Divine Praises and Benediction; 4 p.m. — Mass and spaghetti dinner served in church hall. The Knights of Columbus, the deacons and priests of the Brainerd Deanery arrange this annual celebration, which will also celebrate the canonizations of Blessed John XXIII and Blessed John Paul II.

Duluth: Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, 2801 E. Fourth St.; (218) 728-3646; 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.; exposition, prayers, rosary, veneration of first class relic of St. Faustina, Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Benediction.

Ely: St. Anthony’s Church, 231 E. Camp St.; (218) 365-4017; call church for time and details.

Eveleth: Resurrection Church, 301 Adams Ave.; (218) 744-3277; noon to 2 p.m. — eucharistic adoration, first-class relic of St. Faustina; 2 p.m. — prayers, Benediction, no confessions.

Hibbing: Blessed Sacrament, (218) 262-5541, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 1 p.m. — exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, rosary; 3 p.m. — chaplet, Benediction and reception following. Confession from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Transitional deacons invite faithful to Holy Hour

Transitional Deacons Timothy Lange and Blake Rozier invite the diocesan faithful to a Holy Hour to pray with them in preparation for their ordination to the priesthood. The Holy Hour will take place at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, 2801 E. Fourth St., Duluth, Thursday, June 19, at 5:30 p.m. Prayers will be led by Bishop Paul Sirba.

St. Raphael Knights activities

St. Raphael’s Knights of Columbus Council 6791 is hosting fish fries during Lent. They held an Eight Ball Pool Tournament on Feb. 22. Margaret Beattie sank the winning shot to win the trophy. For their 16th parishioner service project, the Knights removed snow from a driveway after the Feb. 17 snow storm.

Courage and 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 [email protected] for more information. Are you experiencing same-sex attraction and looking for answers? Contact Deacon Walt Beier at [email protected] for support group information. Also, visit

College of St. Benedict names Mary Hinton as 15th president

Mary Hinton has been selected as the 15th president of the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph. Hinton, who currently serves as the vice president for academic affairs at Mount St. Mary College in Newburgh, N.Y., will take office on June 15. The appointment was made after a unanimous vote by the College of St. Benedict Board of Trustees and was announced by Lynn Newman, chair of the CSB Board of Trustees and a co-chair of the CSB Presidential Search Committee. At Mount St. Mary, a Dominican college, Hinton provides senior administrative leadership for academic affairs, enrollment management, planning, assessment and institutional research and student affairs, among other areas.Prior to her position at Mount St. Mary College, Hinton was the associate vice president of academic affairs and chief planning and diversity officer at Misericordia University in Dallas, Pa. She was also a member of the Mercy Integration Council, a group that sought to integrate the mission of the founding order, the Sisters of Mercy, into campus life. Initially at Misericordia University, she served as an assistant professor of religious studies and the coordinator of multicultural student affairs. In addition to her extensive experience in higher education, Hinton’s career includes nonprofit education organization management, philanthropic work in the corporate sector and work as a private elementary school teacher. She earned a doctoral degree in religion and religious education with high honors from Fordham University, a Master of Arts degree in clinical child psychology from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Williams College.

Scouting award

The Parvuli Dei Award was presented to Andrew and Daniel Jude by Father Charles Flynn during a Mass in February at Resurrection Parish in Eveleth. Parvuli Dei means “children of God.” This award is designed for Catholic Boy Scouts. Its purpose is to help young boys explore a wide range of activities in order to discover the presence of God in their lives as members of their families and parishes. It helps them to develop a positive self-image through contributions they make to their community. Andrew and Daniel are the sons of James and Kelly Jude. They are members of Pack 117 in Cherry.

Chisholm Knights donate potatoes

The Knights of Columbus Chisholm Council 3539 donated 500 pounds of potatoes to the Chisholm Food Shelf on March 5. The donation was in response to the need during the March Minnesota Food Share Campaign to be given to the families of the Chisholm area that the food shelf serves each month. Members involved in the project were Neil Alden and Patrick Quirk. Tom Pascuzzi of Jubilee Foods in Chisholm was also involved.