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Upcoming Events

Nov. 23 - Thanksgiving Day (Chancery closed Nov. 23-24)

Nov. 25-26 - St. Mary's Mission Appeal

Nov. 28 - Deans Meeting

Nov. 30 - 10th Anniversary of Bishop Hoeppner's Episcopal Ordination

Dec. 3 - First Sunday of Advent

Dec. 5 - General Mailing Published

Dec. 6 - OND Deadline (

Dec. 7 - Principal's Meeting

Dec. 7 - Priest's Council Meeting

Dec. 8 - Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Chancery Closed)

Dec. 10 - Second Sunday of Advent

Dec. 10 - Collection for Retired Religious

Dec. 13 - OND Published

Dec. 14 - DRE/YM Meeting

Dec. 14 - Priests Retirement Trust Meeting

From the Vicar General:

I hope and pray that you have a Blessed Thanksgiving! Thank you for all you do for the people of God in the Diocese of Crookston!

Please take note that on December 11, 2017, there is a conference at the University of St. Thomas entitled, “Man, Woman, and the Order of Creation.” If you are interested, please CLICK HERE for more information.

We would like to spread the word regarding openings for Spiritual Direction. Please share the following blurb with those who prepare parish bulletins:
Feeling lost? Need Direction? The Diocese of Crookston has openings for spiritual direction and mentorship! If you are interested, contact Jessica at the Chancery by calling 218-281-4533. Your confidential request will be received and you will get a call back from coordinator, Deacon Steve Thomas, who will make arrangements for you. Visit (Choose “Diocese” -> Then click “Spiritual Direction”) to learn more about spiritual direction offerings in the Diocese of Crookston. 

Know that we are here to serve you so please don’t hesitate to give us a call!


Msgr. Mike Foltz, J.C.L.
T: 218-281-4533 ext. 419



NOW HIRING! Our Northland Diocese newspaper is seeking freelance journalists! Freelancers will attend diocesan and parish events, conduct research, and write articles as assigned. High resolution photos will be expected to accompany written articles. Work will be submitted to Our Northland Diocese via e-mail by pre-established deadlines. Freelancers will work for the newspaper as independent contractors. Possession of a valid driver’s license and the ability to travel independently in the diocese is a must. Visit for full details or contact Janelle Gergen with inquiries at or 218-281-4533.

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

Office of New Evangelization & Justice

In this MEMO for the Office of New Evangelization and Justice you will find information and resources pertaining to Immigration Sunday, as well as info regarding a 2018 pilgrimage opportunity to the only approved Marian apparition in the United States!

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

Office of Stewardship & Development

2017 DAA Status Report dated 11-17-17

Thanksgiving weekend, November 25 & 26 is the St. Mary’s Mission Appeal Collection. If you haven’t had the chance to play St. Mary’s Mission video, please do so. It is a heart-warming video that we can all be proud of and a tribute to the good work we do in the Diocese of Crookston. You can access  the video by going to  Thank you for all you do to support the school and ministries of St. Mary’s Mission at Red Lake.

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

Office of Worship


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

Office of Youth Ministry & Catechesis


Thank you to those that have already taken the time to fill out the youth rally survey. If you haven’t done so yet and would like to help us with the direction of future youth rallies, please do so by clicking HERE.

The next DRE and Youth Minister's meeting will be December 14th at St. Philip’s in Bemidji. An email in regards to attendance RSVP will be sent out the week of November 27th – December 1st.

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


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