A Message to Parents

Dear Parents,

1. Holy Spirit parish will be hosting two young musicians to assist with Ablaze and to perform at the parish on Saturday January 9 and Sunday, Jan.10.  These two sisters will perform at Ablaze! which is on Saturday evening 8-10 pm at St. John Cantius parish. This event is for teenagers and parents are welcome also. There is a Sunday night event at 6:30 pm targeted to families at Holy Spirit.  From the planners: "If your faith life needs a little shot in the arm, please attend this event, in the Holy Spirit worship space.  If you have ever heard someone say that the Catholic Church just isn't relevant anymore, invite them." 

2.This Sunday, January 10th, the Icebreakers Girls' Hockey team will be hosting a pancake breakfast at the St. Cloud Country Club from 8-11 a.m.. Breakfast will include pancakes, sausages links, scrambled eggs and beverages. Tickets are $7.00 and can be purchased from any Icebreaker player or at the door.

3. Annual Cathedral Crusaderette Dance Show: 

Featuring Cathedral High School Crusaderettes and High School Dance Teams and Studio Groups from the St. Cloud Area.  Don't miss the fabulous Dads and Guy/Girl Dances! Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 2 pm and 6 pm in the Cathedral HS North Gym.  Cost: $8 for Adults and $5 for Students K-12. 

 4. Planning for Cathedral's main fundraising event Celebration of Seasons has started.  This event is extremely important to CHS.  Money raised at this event goes directly to support our school's arts, athletics, activities, and academics.  The money is also used to support scholarships.  This year's event will take place on Saturday, April 30th 2016 at the River's Edge Convention Center.  We will need your help to make this event successful.  The following are a few things needed..

1. Silent Auction items

2. Live Auction Items

3. Volunteers
Please contact Nina Steil at 320-257-2143, or nsteil@cathedralcrusaders.org if you are able to help.


This is an important message from our Bishop:

Listening Session

An allegation of past sexual misconduct involving Father Antonio Marfori has recently been made.  Because of that allegation, Bishop Kettler has asked a Diocesan Response Team to hold listening sessions for the people of all parishes in which Father Marfori served.  There will be listening sessions on the following dates:

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 6:00 pm             St. Paul's, Sauk Centre (to be held at Our Lady of Angels due to the remodel project at St. Paul's)

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 8:00 pm             St. Agnes, Roscoe (with St. Margaret, Lake Henry)

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 6:30 pm           Sts. Peter and Paul, Gilman (with St. Elizabeth, Brennyville and St. Joseph, Morrill)

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 7:00 pm             Cathedral High School (with St. Francis Xavier, Sartell)

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 7:00 pm         Christ Our Light, Zimmerman

Father Antonio Marfori served in the following parishes:

St. Francis Xavier, Sartell, part-time associate              October 1978         Cathedral High School, St. Cloud                                       1978-1980         St. Paul, Sauk Centre                                                           1980-1984       Post graduate studies                                                           1984-1985         St. Agnes, Roscoe                                                               1985-1993         St. Margaret, Lake Henry (while continuing at St. Agnes)                           St. Pius X, Zimmerman                                                       1993-2007       St. Anne, Kimball                                                                2007-2008       Canonical Administrator, St. Elizabeth, Brennyville, Sts. Peter and Paul, Gilman, and St. Joseph, Morrill                                          2008-2010         Leave of absence (medical)                                                2010

You are invited to attend any of the above listening sessions. These sessions will have three primary goals:

1. to assure parishoners of Bishop Kettler's support and assistance;

2. to offer a process whereby sexual misconduct issues/concerns can be voiced and discussed; 

3. to allow other potential victims the opportunity to come forward and receive assistance and healing.

The Diocesan Response Team will be present for any parishioners who wish to attend. The listening sessions will not be open to the news media. 




Lynn Grewing