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Ministries Supporting Our Lives


A message from Bishop Kettler

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Bishop Donald J. Kettler

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

“For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, slaves or free persons, and we were all given to drink of one Spirit.” These are the words of St. Paul in his First Letter to the Corinthians.

Through our baptism, we become members of the Body of Christ. As members of this body, we are sent on a mission to serve others as Christ did, bringing his love, mercy and compassion to all those in need.

We are a Church today that faces some serious challenges, and I remain committed to efforts that foster healing, improve accountability and maintain safe environments for everyone. These challenges, however, don’t diminish the good and much-needed ministry being done in our diocese.

The Bishop’s Annual Appeal supports these ministries, which include vocations, Catholic education, faith formation, marriage preparation, family life, pastoral planning, multicultural ministries, ministry to the divorced, and the TV Mass for the homebound.

I’m very grateful for every gift made to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. These gifts support ministries at the core of our Church’s mission.

I ask you to please prayerfully discern a gift to the Appeal and join others around the diocese in supporting this important work. The need is great and your support — no matter the amount — makes a difference in the lives of so many others. Your gift goes directly to diocesan ministries and will not be used for any other purpose

Thank you, and may God bless you and your loved ones.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

+Donald J. Kettler
Bishop of Saint Cloud



Bishop’s Annual Appeal Update

2019 Bishop’s Annual Appeal update: Gifts still needed to reach goal

As of May 23, contributions to the 2019 Bishop’s Annual Appeal have reached $887,320 in gifts and pledges. Read more.

 

 

 

 

 













2019 Bishop’s Annual Appeal Bulletin Announcements

May 4 – 5, 2019

Bishop’s Annual Appeal:  Thank you to everyone who has donated to the Appeal.  As of April 26, 5,754 parishioners have donated $849,080 in gifts and pledges.  That is 65% of the Diocese’s goal of $1,300,000.  Every dollar raised goes directly to diocesan ministries like respect for life and the deaconate, and is not used for any other purpose.

 

May 11 – 12, 2019

Bishop’s Annual Appeal:  Did you know that the Bishop’s Annual Appeal distributed $212,450 directly to parishes to support Catholic school education and religious education?  That’s 17% of total proceeds from the Appeal.  To donate, visit www.stcdio.org/annualappeal or mail to:  Bishop’s Annual Appeal, PO Box 1538, St. Cloud, MN 56302.

 

May 18 – 19, 2019

Bishop’s Annual Appeal:  Your gifts to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal bring His Word to our loved ones who are homebound through the weekly televised Mass.  Programming reaches people in 60 counties and is available to countless homes online at http://worship.stcdio.org/tv-mass/

 

May 25 – 26, 2019

Bishop’s Annual Appeal:  Please support our Diocesan Mission to be Christ’s heart of mercy, voice of hope, and hands of justice through your gift to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal.  Every dollar raised goes directly to diocesan ministries like vocations and parish faith formation, and is not used for any other purpose. To donate, visit www.stcdio.org/annualappeal or mail to:  Bishop’s Annual Appeal, PO Box 1538, St. Cloud, MN 56302.

 

June 1 – 2, 2019

Bishop’s Annual Appeal: Diocesan Ministries are here for YOU! Visit our webpage to learn more about how the Appeal supports ministries at the very core of our church’s mission. Visit www.stcdio.org and click Bishop’s Annual Appeal.

 

June 8 – 9, 2019

Bishop’s Annual Appeal: Your generosity directly affects vital ministries in the St. Cloud Diocese. Bishop Kettler needs your help to extend the loving hand of Christ throughout the diocese to youth, families, young men and women discerning their vocations, homebound individuals, and all people who are hungry for God’s Word.

 

June 15 – 16, 2019

Bishop’s Annual Appeal: Supporting and nurturing families are essential ministries of the Church that are supported through your gifts to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. Please prayerfully discern a donation to support diocesan ministries like youth faith formation and marriage preparation and family life. To donate: visit www.stcdio.org/annualappeal; mail to Bishop’s Annual Appeal, PO Box 1538, St. Cloud, MN 56302; or use the courtesy envelope included in the June edition of The Central Minnesota Catholic.

 

June 22 – 23, 2019

Bishop’s Annual Appeal: Diocesan Ministries are here for YOU! Visit our webpage to learn more about how the Appeal supports ministries at the very core of our church’s mission. Visit www.stcdio.org and click Bishop’s Annual Appeal.



2019 Bishop’s Annual Appeal Bulletin Insert

2019 Bishop’s Annual Appeal Bulletin Insert

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2019 Bishop’s Annual Appeal Poster

2019 Bishop’s Annual Appeal Poster

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