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  • Next week (November 17-18) we will have a collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. Over 43 million people in the United States live in poverty. This collection supports programs to empower people to identify and address the obstacles they face as they work to bring permanent and positive change to their communities. Learn more about the CCHD at www.usccb.org/cchd/collection.

  • Start your Advent off right! Saturday December 1st 8:30-2:30pm, at St. Martin’s, Tower. There will be morning prayer, Mass, Confessions, Adoration, and three conferences given by Father Gabriel Waweru. Father Gabriel is pastor at Blessed Sacrament in Hibbing. He has a certificate in Spiritual Direction from the Institute of Priestly Formation and a gift for leading people deeper into prayer. Morning Snack and Lunch will be offered. Cost is $5. Please contact Maryann at St. Martin’s at 218-753-4310 or at stmartins@frontiernet.net to register.

  • The Diocese of Duluth's Adult Faith Formation program will be held from November 2018 through March 2019 in five locations: Hinckley, Virginia, Duluth, Grand Rapids, and Brainerd! Click here for more information.

  • The annual Respect Life Essay Contest sponsored by the Diocese of Duluth Office of Marriage, Family and Life has begun. The essay strives to promote the ability of middle and high school students to articulate the argument for respecting life. This years’ theme is “Every Life Cherished, Chosen, Sent.” Students in middle school, grades 5-8, and high school, graders 9-12, are eligible. Cash prizes are awarded.  All parish and Catholic school entries must be submitted in the same envelope and postmarked by Dec. 14, 2018.  You may also see guidelines on the diocesan website www.dioceseduluth.org, or contact Betsy Kneepkens at 218-724-9111.

  • MN CHILDREN IN NEED! There is a crisis. Did you know 10,000 kids are in foster care in Minnesota on any given day and 900 of them are waiting for a forever family? There is a shortage of foster homes, and many children are spending weeks or months in shelter care waiting to be cared for by a nurturing family like yours. 61% of children in foster care in Minnesota reside outside of the twin cities metro area with the highest percentage of youth between the ages of 12-18 and/or are part of a sibling group needing to be in a home together. These children live here in Northeast MN, in your community, in your neighborhood, and could be from just down the block. Are you the one who will make a difference?  

    If you have thought, “I can’t help them all, but maybe I can help one,” consider this: The difference you can make as a foster parent or adoptive parent does not just change the life of the one or two children you are fostering. It has the ability to change generations. Children and youth can learn what it takes for families to be stable, abuse-free, and safe. Foster parents are the ones who can teach them this. Through these lessons, the hope is that they will grow up to provide security and safety for their children, and their children will do the same. https://adoption.com/7-reasons-you-should-become-a-foster-parent . To learn more about foster care or adoption, please contact MN ADOPT. MN ADOPT is a non-profit information, support, and referral program for current and future foster, adopt, and kinship families. Learn more at www.mnadopt.org or contact Karol Jensen at kjensen@mnadopt.org or 6f12-746-5133.  

    The need for foster and adoptive parents is at a crisis point, Catholics have always been a big part of the solution! Can you help?