December 2018
From the Office of Marriage & Family
Two Traps to Avoid: “If Only” and “What If?”
In each season of my life, I’ve found myself falling into two mental traps which are not helpful. One is the “If only” syndrome, and the other is the “What if?” syndrome.. . From FamilyLife
How to Fight | In Conversation
Celebrating Advent as a Family
Advent traditions are numerous. We do not always know their exact origin, but they have been lived in the hearts of the faithful. If traditions are lived and understood, they can bring families closer to Christ and transform the hearts of those who participate in them. How can we introduce some Advent traditions into our families this Advent season?
Ho w to Avoid Over-Scheduling Your Family Durin g the Holidays
When you look at your calendar between now and the New Year, is it a source of stress? It is far too easy to  over-schedule our families and ourselves as the holidays approach.
Respect Life
Pope Francis Explains ‘What is the Truth’  
“What is the truth?” That was Pilate’s question as he judged Jesus.
Pope Francis asked the same question on November 14, 2018. The difference: The Pope had the answer.
Scientists Have Discovered an Interesting Reason Why Unborn Babies Kick From Lifesite News
Natural Family Planning
Married and Engaged Couples! 
Advent is here! Jesus’ coming and incarnation reminds us of the importance of how we love with our bodies. Learn about the gift of fertility and married love. Now is a great time to learn Natural Family Planning.
A First Instruction in the Billings Ovulation Method will be offered in: 

Little Falls: Tuesday, December 4 & January 8 at 7:30 PM
Long Prairie: Monday, December 17 & January 28 at 7:00 PM 
Rice: Monday, December 3 & January 7 at 6:30 PM
St. Cloud:  Monday, December 17 & Thursday, January 17 at 6:30 PM
St. Michael: Monday, December 10 & January 14 at 6:00 PM
Wadena: Friday, December 28 & January 25 at 5:30 PM
Romance without Regret with Jason Evert
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 - December 4th
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
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2019 Catholic Men's Conference
Save the Date
Women’s Lenten Retreat “DIGNITY OF WOMEN”
Seven Dolors Church
Albany, MN
March 16, 2019