November 2018
From the Office of Marriage & Family
Pope Francis Affirms Importance of Lasting Marriage
God intends marriage to be permanent. That was the clear message Pope Francis delivered October 7, 2018, in his reflection before praying the noonday Angelus with some 25,000 pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square. From Zenit
A study examining 20 years of data, factors that contribute to long-term marital happiness. Researchers found that a belief in lifelong marriage, high religiosity, shared decision-making and shared housework increased the odds of high happiness and low conflict in marriage.

According to new research , marriages that remain together for more than 20 years also experience a return to initial levels of happiness, continuous declines in discord and increased shared activities. From Abstinence Clearinghouse
New film tells true story of broken marriage restored by God’s grace

Creating a Family Media Plan
In a world where children are "growing up digital," it's important to help them learn healthy concepts of digital use and citizenship. Parents play an important role in teaching these skills. Here are a few tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to help families manage the ever-changing digital landscape...From Abstinence Clearinghouse
Training preschoolers can be overwhelming, but starting small sets a foundation for more lessons to come.
Respect Life
40 Days for Life Campaign
begins Sept 26th
40 Days for Life begins on Wednesday, September 26th through November 4th. Please consider joining the peaceful prayer vigil at Planned Parenthood in St Cloud from 7 am to 7 pm Monday through Friday. 

For more information, e-mail Judy Haag at or call at 320-453-7592 
Natural Family Planning
Do You Know God’s Plan for Your Marriage?
Natural Family Planning is a reliable and trustworthy way to regulate fertility. It is easy to learn, and can be a source of unity for couples. To be sure, using NFP requires sacrifice and patience, but sacrifice and patience are not obstacles to love, they are a part of love itself. Used correctly, NFP forms gentle, generous husbands and selfless, patient wives. It can become a school of virtuous and holy love. 

A First Instruction in the Billings Ovulation Method will be offered in: 

Little Falls: Tuesday, November 6 & December 4 at 7:30 PM
Long Prairie: Monday, November 26 & December 17 at 7:00 PM 
Rice: Monday, November 5 & December 3 at 6:30 PM
St. Cloud:  Monday, November 19 & December 17 at 6:30 PM
St. Michael: Monday, November 12 & December 10 at 6:00 PM
Wadena: Friday, November 23 & December 28 at 5:30 PM
Synod 2018 and the road ahead
Posted October 17, 2018
The following interview with Archbishop Charles J. Chaput was conducted Oct. 16 by Adam Sosnowski and will be released in Poland on Oct. 24 by the Polish Catholic magazine Miesięcznik Wpis (wydawnictwo Biały Kruk).
2018 Election Resources from the Minnesota Catholic Conference
Beginning Experience
Beginning Experience (B.E.) is a Catholic based weekend program for adults grieving the loss of a relationship due to separation, death or divorce.

  • April 2019
  • Luther Crest, Alexandria MN
  • Call (888) 565-0178 for more information or Click here.
Healing Hearts of Suicide Survivors - November 6th
Healing Hearts is a support group that assists when a loved one has died by suicide, working through the complex emotions. With support and hope of other survivors, members of the group walk alongside each other "through" the grief. For more information contact Roxann at (320) 248-1563
Retrouvaille Weekend

Retrouvaille weekend for couples struggling in their marriage. For more information, call 320-255-5314 or click here .
The next weekend is in St. Cloud begins January 18, 2019. 
  Worldwide Marriage Encounter
Worldwide Marriage Encounter For more information, call Brent & Tracy Chessen at 612-756-8720 or click here. The next weekend is November 16th in Prior Lake, MN
Catholics at the Capitol 2019 - February 19
Go to right now to reserve your spot!