May 2018
From the Office of Marriage & Family
Happy Father's Day,
June 17th
 Father’s Day Prayer
God our Father, in your wisdom and love you made all things. Bless our father. Let the ex­ample of his faith and love shine forth. Grant that we, his family, may honor him always with a spirit of profound respect. Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen. 
2018 Humanae vitae Mass & Award Reception
July 26, 2018
Mark your calendars! The Diocese of Saint Cloud will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Humanae vitae on Thursday, July 26th, 2018. The celebration will begin with Mass at 7:00 p.m., with Bishop Donald Kettler presiding. The Humanae vitae Award Reception will follow Mass. The Humanae vitae Award recipient will be chosen soon, and the location of Mass determined thereafter.
10 Ideas: Surprising Ways to Increase Romance
By Sabrina Beasley McDonald
Believe it or not, these small changes can amplify your feelings of love without mood lighting or lingerie. From Family Life
Sermon at
Royal Wedding,
May 19th
Love and sacrifice...
By Gary Thomas

There is a false and harmful notion that a good relationship is something you find, when in fact it is something you make. From Family Life
In a recent article , WORLD aims to answer the question "Can tech really be kid-friendly?" On Wednesday the Google-owned company, YouTube, announced that it would be adding a number of features to the app YouTube Kids allowing parents to have greater control over what their children are watching online.  From Abstinence Clearinghouse
Parents and Grandparents: Starting a No Tech Time
I read a study recently that said it takes seven minutes to get into a real and engaging conversation. Sometimes weeks get busy and time for a full tech free family night is impossible, but even the 15 minute drive across town can serve as a great time to put phones away and talk.
Are You Praying With Your Children?
By James & Shirley Dobson
Begin teaching your children to pray as early as possible. Prayer is one of God's most mysterious and remarkable gifts to us.
How to set up Parental Controls on Netflix
Respect Life
Minnesota Passes a Bill
Linking Pornography to Human Trafficking
Minnesota has passed Bill SF 2554 (Benson)/ HF 2967 (Lohmer), a groundbreaking bill recognizing pornography as a contributing factor in human trafficking. According to an  article by author Amanda Zurface, “State legislators have affirmed that pornography, like sex trafficking, is a commodification of the human person and should be studied as a cause on both the supply and demand side of the problem.” From Covenant Eyes
Natural Family Planning
All Natural! Natural Family Planning:
Good for the Body, Great for the Soul!
Learn about the benefits of Natural Family Planning (NFP) as you plan your family in harmony with nature and God’s plan for married love. NFP is effective, wholesome, and healthy!
A First Instruction in the Billings Ovulation Method will be offered in: 
  • Little Falls: Tuesday, June 5 & July 3 at 7:30 PM
  • Long Prairie: Monday, June 25 & July 23 at 7:00 PM 
  • Rice: Monday, June 4 & July 2 at 6:30 PM
  • St. Cloud: Monday, June 18 & July 16 at 6:30 PM
  • St. Michael: Monday, June 11 & July 9 at 6:00 PM
  • Wadena: Friday, June 22 & July 27 at 5:30 PM
Celebrate Natural Family Planning (NFP) Awareness Week
July 22-28, 2018!
Plan now to celebrate NFP Week. This year’s theme is, “ Generations of Love, Humanae vitae (1968-2018) Natural Family Planning, Celebrate God's Gift of Married Love! ” A colorful poster and other online resources are available at . This is a great time to learn about NFP and God's plan for married love. If you have questions or would like additional resources contact Sheila Reineke at 320-258-7609 or
Sexting: 7 Facts Parents Need to Know

By Matt Fradd
From Abstinence Clearinghouse
Sacred Relics Of The Saints: Treasures Of The Church
June 6 at 6:30 PM at
All Saints - St. Mary's Church 311 River St., Holdingford
All Saints - St. Mary's Church presents a teaching and exposition of Sacred Relics on Wednesday, June 6 at 6:30 PM. Father Carlos Martins of the Companions of the Cross will be here with his very special ministry to teach about these holy objects. He will bring with him over 150 relics, some as old as 2000 years.
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.

  • October 12 - October 14, 2018
  • Luther Crest, Alexandria MN
  • Call (888) 565-0178 for more information or Click here.
Healing Hearts of Suicide Survivors - June 5th
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
  Worldwide Marriage Encounter
Worldwide Marriage Encounter For more information, call Brent & Tracy Chessen at 612-756-8720 or click here. The next weekend is July 13th in Buffalo, MN
Retrouvaille Weekend
Retrouvaille weekend for couples struggling in their marriage. For more information, call 320-255-5314 or click here .
The next weekend in Eagan is August 3, 2018