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Upcoming Events

Sept. 21 - Principals Meeting

Sept. 23/24 - Emergency Special Collection for Hurricane Irma Relief

Sept. 26 - Deans Meeting

Sept. 27 - OND Submissions Deadline

Sept. 27 - 40 Rosaries For Life/40 Days for Life Begins

Sept. 28 - Priests Council Meeting

Oct. 1 - Marriage Celebration Day

Oct. 4 - OND Published

Oct. 12 - Diocesan Corporate Board Meeting

Oct. 12 - Diocesan Finance Council Meeting

Oct. 19 - YM Meeting

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


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Janelle Gergen | Communications Manager
T: 218-281-4533 ext. 428

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Janelle Gergen | Associate Editor
T: 218-281-4533 ext. 428

Office 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 

Office of New Evangelization & Justice

In this edition of the New Evangelization and Justice General Mailing MEMO you will find reminders about the CCHD local grant process, Cursillo and information and resources offered by Catholic Relief Services, especially as we prepare for the inaugural World Day of the Poor on November 19th. Please do not hesitate to contact me with your thoughts and questions!

AJ Garcia | Director
T: 218-281-4533 ext. 439 

Office of Stewardship & Development

CLICK HERE for the 2017 DAA Status Report dated 9-15-17

We are starting to prepare for  St. Mary’s Mission Appeal. Please check your supply of in-pew envelopes and email Renee at by October 6, 2017 to let her know how many you will need for each of your parishes.

Thank you

Reathel Giannonatti, JD | Director
T: 218-281-4533 ext. 420

Office of Worship

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, October 4th

Mary Dahl | Director
T: 218-281-4533 ext. 455

Office of Youth Ministry & Catechesis

Sept. 19 YM/Catechesis MEMO

The next meeting will be for the Youth Ministers only on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at St. Elizabeth’s in Dilworth. The High School Youth Rally is coming up fast on Sunday, October 29, 2017. All the rally information, posters and forms can be found HERE.

If you should have any questions in regards to the Office of Youth Ministry & Catechesis, please contact the Chancery at 218-281-4533 or email Brady Borslien at or Jessica Guzman at


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