From the Vicar General:
Again and again, thank
you for your ministry to the People of God in the Diocese of Crookston!
First we watched the news
and devastation of Hurricane Harvey and we were asked, by our bishops,
to take up a collection to help our brothers and sisters in need. Then
we watched the news and devastation of Hurricane Irma and again we are
being asked to take up an emergency special collection. You
were very generous in supporting the Hurricane Harvey relief
efforts and I trust you will be just as generous for the
Irma victims. Please plan on taking up the Hurricane Irma collection on
the weekend of September 23-24, or as soon as you can. Please send the
funds to the Chancery as soon as possible so we can get them to
Catholic Charities U.S.A. Thank you!
As we near the month of
October, know that the annual October Count Form has been updated
and made available HERE. Please
have your October counts returned to Bonnie Sullivan by November 8th.
As you may know, we are
establishing commissions to help give vision to some of our offices
here at the Chancery. The commissions are: Evangelization &
Discipleship, Marriage & Family, Life & Justice and
Youth Ministry. Some of you have been asked through your pastor to be
on one of these commissions. We are having a kick-off gathering on
Saturday, October 28th, from 9 a.m. through lunch (ending
with the meal) at St. Mary’s in Fosston. Please pray for this exciting
process as we work toward forming missionary disciples in our
diocese. If you want more information, please do not hesitate to
contact A. J. Garcia, Deacon Mark Krejci, Brady Borslien or me.
We are here to serve you!
Msgr. Mike Foltz, J.C.L.
T: 218-281-4533 ext. 419
of Marriage, Family & Life
No new information in
this mailing but I would like to send out just a few
reminders. First, 40 Rosaries for Life begins next week.
Thank you for those who have RSVP’d to Jessica Guzman. Second, a
reminder to send your 9th and 11th grade RE
numbers to Jessica by Wednesday (9/20) so that survey packets can be
sent to your parishes for the Faith Development Assessment
program. Finally, a reminder that the Marriage Celebration
Day Mass will be held on Oct. 1st at the Cathedral in
Crookston. Thank you to those who have used the bulletin
announcement sent out in a previous general mailing.
Deacon Mark Krejci,
Ph.D. | Director
T: 218-281-4533 ext. 425
It is officially fall on
the calendar! Top article in the Worship MEMO contains
Pope Francis’ latest motu
proprio concerning Canon 838 and commentary. Also: There's
still time to check out and register for the FDLC Annual Meeting:
Touching the Hem of His Garment (Sacrament of Anointing) – Study Day,
Mary Dahl | Director
T: 218-281-4533 ext. 455