Diocese of Crookston Home 1200 Memorial Drive        PO Box 610   Crookston MN 56716    ph: 218/281-4533     fax: 218/281-3328      www.crookston.org Home Parishes Schools Staff, Office & Ministry Directories Diocese of Crookston Home About Employment Opportunities Office of  the New  Evangelization Office of  the  Tribunal Office of  Safe  Environment Office of  Administration Office of Stewardship & Development Office of  Worship  & Liturgy Office of  the Bishop Diocese of Crookston Home Office of  Vocations DAA

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I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always offering prayer with joy in my every prayer for you all, in view of your participation in the gospel from the first day until now. For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.                                                                                                                                                       Philippians 1: 3-7 A Letter From Our Bishop
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DAA 1200 Memorial Drive        PO Box 610   Crookston MN 56716    ph: 218/281-4533     fax: 218/281-3328      www.crookston.org Home Parishes Schools Staff, Office & Ministry Directories Diocese of Crookston Home About Employment Opportunities Office of  the New  Evangelization Office of  the  Tribunal Office of  Safe  Environment Office of  Administration Office of Stewardship & Development Office of  Worship  & Liturgy Office of  the Bishop Diocese of Crookston Home Office of  Vocations DAA

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You will be enriched in every way for your great generosity, which will produce thanksgiving to God through us Ė 2 Corinthians 9:11 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As we begin this New Year, during which we celebrate marriage and family in a special way here in the Diocese of Crookston, I want to express my excitement and joy about the paths we are traveling together in this local Church. As you may recall, in 2010 we convened a Synod of the Diocese of Crookston. A group of 72 lay faithful and clergy gathered together for prayer and discernment, invoking the presence of the Holy Spirit to help us know and do Godís will. The Pastoral Letter, Meeting ChristóLiving Christ outlined seven goals for us to work toward as Godís Church. I am happy to report to you that with the support received through the DAA since that time, great progress has been made toward reaching these goals. The Pastoral Letter called for the development of retreats in the Diocese of Crookston. We are now in the second year of offering retreats at our own Diego House. I invite you to consider a weekend of spiritual renewal. This yearís roster of retreats focuses on marriage. Please visit crookston.org to learn more. The Pastoral Letter called for the renewal of catechesis in the Diocese of Crookston. We were pleased to unveil a new initiative in online Catholic learning at CrookstonCatholic.com. Your parish catechists no longer need to travel to receive formation for ministry! Along with these and other new initiatives, the DAA continues to support seminarian education, the important work of the Marriage Tribunal and the never-more-urgent need for our Safe Environment Office. I thank you for your generous support in the past, and ask for your continued support in the 2014 Diocesan Annual Appeal, and once again I thank you for your beautiful prayer requests. May the good Lord continue to bless you for building up the body of Christ through your generosity and care.   Sincerely, in the Name of the Lord Jesus,  Most Rev. Michael J. HoeppnerBishop of Crookston A Letter From Our Bishop Office of Stewardship & Development Diocese of Crookston PO Box 610 Crookston MN 56716  Reathel Giannonatti, JD Director of Stewardship & Development rgiannonatti@crookston.org 218/281-4533, ext. 420  Lisa Hatlestad Stewardship Manager Lhatlestad@crookston.org 218/281-4533, ext. 424 toll-free: 855-397-8252 2014 DAA Give to the 2014 DAA Online Make a Prayer Request Online Parish Goals Current Parish DAA Status Resources