Catholic Home Missions Appeal: April 28-29, 2018
Pope Francis has declared that the mission of the church is to announce the good news of Jesus Christ to “all men and women of good will…” (June 2017). This mission is difficult to fulfill when dioceses cannot support pastoral leadership and programs. Surprisingly, 40% of dioceses in the U.S., including Minnesota dioceses of New Ulm, Duluth and Crookston, lack resources for even the most basic pastoral services. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Home Missions Appeal helps provide these resources for Mass and sacraments; seminarian and religious education; ministry training for priests, deacons, religious communities and lay people; and more. Also, a portion of the collection goes towards specific programs serving Black and Native American programs. On the weekend of April 29, a parish collection will be taken for the USCCB Catholic Home Mission Appeal. This is a powerful expression of love, so please help your brothers and sisters here at home. Questions? Contact Bonnie Curry-Gabel, firstname.lastname@example.org.
CRS Rice Bowl: a great program for students and families to animate Lent
Lent is several months away, but it is not too early to be thinking about CRS Rice Bowl! The CRS Rice Bowl program is a life-changing animation of Pope Francis’s call to build a community of encounter. It is a Lenten journey that introduces children and families to our struggling global family through prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Start planning now and go to www.crsricebowl.org to view and order available materials designed for your specific needs.
Global Solidarity Sunday (GSS): March 10 – 11, 2018
We pray you had a good GSS weekend. The parish report form for collection reporting can be found on the “Downloads” page of this Website. Click Here>> If you have questions, contact Bonnie Curry-Gabel, email@example.com.
Living Water Program: Opportunity to Encounter Christ in Mission in Kitui, Kenya
Living Water is an Easter Season program that takes children and youth through a daily encounter with the people of Kitui, Kenya who are surviving a devastating drought. This lack of water affects both physical and spiritual health as priests often don’t have enough water for Baptisms. The Living Water Program offers opportunities for prayer and almsgiving. Each participant receives a poster/calendar and bottle for collecting coins. Donations help the Church in Kitui dig dams and install water tanks to collect rare rainwater. For questions or if your school or parish are interested, contact Mike Haasl at 651.291.4504 ASAP.
Missionary Cooperation Plan (MCP)
Applications for 2019 are now being accepted. They are due by December 1, 2018. Applications are available on “Downloads” page on this Website. Click Here>>
If you have questions, contact Mickey Friesen, click here>>
The Center for Mission accepts mass stipend donations and coordinates distribution to mission dioceses for the celebration of requested intentions. For Mass Stipend Form, Click Here>>