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Upcoming Events

Jan. 17 - OND Submission Deadline (

Jan. 17 - Teacher Relicensure Meeting

Jan. 18 - DRE/YM Meeting

Jan. 20 - Deacon Aspirancy Class

Jan. 20/21 - Special Collection: Solidarity Fund for the Church in Africa

Jan. 22 - Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children

Jan. 24 - OND Published

Jan. 26 - Diocesan Building and Planning Commission

Jan. 28 to Feb. 2 - Catholic Schools Week 2018

Feb. 1 - Diocesan Annual Appeal (DAA) Kick Off Banquet


From the Vicar General:

Other than the cold weather, I hope your New Year is off to a grace-filled start!

As you know, we were not able to fill the position of Director of the Office of Youth Ministry and Catechesis last year. We thank Brady Borslien for accepting a part-time position of Youth Events Coordinator to ensure our events for youth continued this year. We are now, once again, advertising for the director position. Our hope is to begin interviewing the first week of March. 


Please place the following in your bulletins for a couple of weeks:

Director of Youth Ministry and Catechesis

The Diocese of Crookston is seeking a full time Director of the Office of Youth Ministry and Catechesis. This office serves the pastors, parish youth ministers and parish directors of religious education and formation. The candidate is a voice in the diocese for young people. The candidate will coordinate diocesan youth activities (camps, rallies, trainings, etc.) with the assistance of parish employees and volunteers. The candidate will also conduct training sessions for catechesis in parishes. Applicants should have education and experience in the areas of youth ministry and religious education. The qualifying candidate needs to be a practicing Catholic who has an understanding of the teachings of the Catholic Church and the desire to promote them. Send resume and references to: Msgr. Mike Foltz, Diocese of Crookston, P. O. Box 610, Crookston, MN. 56716 or email: Interviews begin by March 1st.


The DAA Kick-Off is on Thursday, February 1st, at 5:00 p.m. at the Cathedral in Crookston. I hope to see many of you there. Thanks for your support of our diocesan ministries. We are here to serve you!

Peace in Christ,

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


General Mailing Archives:
Need a refresher on accessing digital archives of the General Mailing? Watch this YouTube video!

ATTN: School Principals
RE: 2018 Catholic Schools Week Photos

Our Northland Diocese and the Diocese of Crookston is looking to compile photos of Catholic Schools Week 2018! If you are interested in having your school's CSW photos published in a digital album on the diocesan website, please send submissions with captions to: by Tuesday, Feb. 6.

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

Office of Marriage, Family & Life


MEMO Contents:
- National Marriage Week (Feb. 7-14) and World Marriage Day (Feb. 11) Info
  2018 Letter to Bishops from Archbishop Chaput
  2018 Humanae Vitae Bulletin Insert
  2018 Preaching Resource
- March for Life: Bemidji Info + POSTER

Deacon Mark Krejci, Ph.D. | Director
T: 218-281-4533 ext. 425

Office of New Evangelization & Justice

Order books or CDs for $1 to aide your parishioners through Lent and Easter! Consider a fantastic local retreat opportunity, please include as a bulletin blurb.


MEMO Contents:
- Lighthouse Catholic Media Books & CDs for $1
- Daily Gospel Reflections from Bishop Barron
- Cursillo Info/Bulletin Blurb
Minnesota Catholic Conference Capitol 101 Info
Dec. 28 Real Presence Live Interview

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

Office of Stewardship & Development

2017 DAA Status Report Dated 01-12-18


MEMO Contents:
Stewardship Gathering Information + Notes
- 2017 DAA End of Year Status
- 2018 DAA Kick Off Banquet Info

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

Office of Worship

Happy Mid-January to you all! Hope you are all settling into 2018 with some ease. Please note that the January 31st deadline is fast approaching for submitting the Wufoo form with the information we need to prepare the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion celebration on Sunday, February 18th. The registration link is within the Letter referenced in this memo. Many Thanks!


MEMO Contents:
- Rite of Election 2018

- Music Guide for Cycle B: Lent-Pentecost 2018
- FDLC December Newsletter
- Building and Planning Commission Info

- Info regarding New Ritual Books
- 41st Annual NPM Convention Info

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

Office of Youth Ministry & Catechesis

The next DRE/YM Gathering is on January 18th from 1pm-4pm at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. If you haven’t already RSVP’d please do so to Jessica as soon as possible.

Middle School Youth Rally: Promotional materials will be mailed to the parishes soon.

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


MEMO Contents:
- DRE/YM Gathering Schedule
- TEC Retreats
- March for Life: Twin Cities 
- Middle School Youth Rally Info
- St. John Paul II Middle School Camp Info



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