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  • Fearless - Women’s Conference: On March 23rd at Marshall High School in Duluth, a day will be set aside for women attending the Women of Faith conference! This year’s conference has the  theme "Fearless.” Sonja Corbitt will inspire listeners to take on her fears which will  ultimately draw her closer to Christ.  In the afternoon she will be blessed by a panel of religious sisters representing the three orders currently serving in our Diocese.  Let this gift be like no other day for her! For more information GO TO  www.dioceseduluth.org or call 218-724-9111. Early Bird registration ends March 8th.

  • Gift of Self-Healing Series for the Separated and Civilly Divorced: The Office of Marriage, Family, and Life is seeking to assist the faithful who are currently experiencing separation or civil divorce and who are in need of healing. This group will use Maria Pia Campanella’s “The Gift of Self,” a six week program for accompanying separated and divorced faithful. The series will run Sunday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. starting March 10 and finishing April 14 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary in Duluth.  If you know of someone that can benefit from this series please invite them to attend. There is no charge for this pilot, and those interested can find more information and registration atwww.dioceseduluth.org .  If you have questions please call Betsy Kneepkens at 218-724-9111. 
  • Job Opening: St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grand Rapids, MN is seeking a PT Director of Music and Coordinator of Liturgy.  This seasoned candidate will be responsible to plan and coordinate, along with the Pastor, music for Sunday, Sacramental and Special Liturgies throughout the year.    Responsible for training and scheduling of Liturgical Ministries, along with recruiting and training musicians to offer a well-rounded comprehensive music program.  Look for complete job description and employment application at www.stjosephscatholic.org.   Competitive Salary based on experience.  Position available May 1, 2019.   Please submit application, resume and cover letter. 
  • 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.

  • Star of the North Maternity Home: Our Together for Life Northland Collaborative members are convinced more than ever that, with your meaningful help, we are collectively laying the groundwork for what will soon be a much-needed and long-overdue Christian home for pregnant women. We are Duluth are hopeful to be opening the maternity home in the spring of 2019. It is vital that we expand our outreach and share our vision with new people and organization that also care deeply about helping women and their babies. One way to help us reach our goal is to share information from our website to your friends on social media or through email. We have a video link from our banquet that includes Rusty’s Keynote and Fr. Ryan’s Financial Appeal, photos from our wonderful “Slice of Heaven” evening together, and more! Visit us at www.TogetherForLifeNorthland.org. You can also help by joining us on our TFLN Facebook site Facebook/com/TogetherForLifeNorthlandOrg.

  • 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 [email protected] 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?

  • Curious About China? Father Dave Tushar is again offering the opportunity to experience a true “Taste of China,” visiting Beijing, Xi’an, Chengdu, Suzhou and Shanghai from October 7 to October 22. Arrangements are through Hua Travel, a Chinese agency specializing in small group tours. This is not a pre-packaged tour, but a customized small group tour with the same experienced Chinese tour guide during the entire trip. Trip includes round trip air (economy booking) with Delta from Minneapolis and back to Minneapolis, accommodations at 5-star Hotels with buffet breakfasts and travel within China. References are available. Could this be the Christmas or New Year’s gift for another or yourself that you have always thought about? For detailed tour information and pricing, please call Father Tushar at 218-384-4563. Deadline: June 1, 2019.