NFP Awareness Week Begins July 21

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has designated the last week of July as NFP Awareness Week. NFP stands for Natural Family Planning, and offers a scientific and marriage building opportunity by learning about one’s fertility. NFP Awareness Week supports couples by bringing awareness of spousal love. This year NFP Week runs from July 21-27, 2019. Continue reading

National Night Out Celebration

The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis invites our neighbors in Dayton’s Bluff and Beacon Bluff to our National Night Out Celebration. Free parking is available on site. Continue reading

The Catholic Spirit Wins 12 National Press Awards

Source: The Catholic Spirit The Catholic Spirit won 12 Catholic Press Association newspaper awards at the annual Catholic Media Conference June 21 in St. Petersburg, Florida. Three first-place awards are among the honors captured by the newspaper of the Archdiocese … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Bishop Accountability Measures Approved by USCCB

From Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda: I found great encouragement in the actions taken this week by the bishops of the United States. There was overwhelming support for the measures taken to make sure that structures are in place to hold bishops accountable for their actions, structures that call upon the indispensable gifts and expertise of our lay sisters and brothers. Continue reading

Contact Form – Archdiocesan Synod

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Prayer and Listening Events for the Archdiocesan Synod

Prayer and Listening events, hosted throughout the Archdiocese, will provide the broadest opportunity for input from all Catholics in the Archdiocesan Synod process. These events will be part prayer and catechesis, and part listening session. They are opportunities to discern together the pastoral concerns that may become topics of discussion (pastoral priorities) for the Synod. Continue reading

Message from Archbishop Hebda: Moving Forward Together

At this year’s Vigil of Pentecost, I will be formally announcing that our archdiocese will be embarking on a synod, our first since 1939. A synod is a formal representative assembly designed to help a bishop in his shepherding of the local Church. It is my hope that the process outlined in these pages, involving every parish in our archdiocese, will help us over the next two years to draw on the gifts that have bestowed in such abundance on the faithful of this archdiocese to discern and establish clear pastoral priorities in a way that will both promote greater unity and lead us to a more vigorous proclamation of Jesus’ good news. Continue reading

Grandparents’ Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Join the Archdiocesan Office of Evangelization on a Grandparents’ Pilgrimage to the Holy Land with Grandparent Ministry Chaplain, Fr. Joseph Bambenek. Pilgrimage sites include the Sea of Galilee, Mount Tabor, the Garden of Gethsemane and so much more! Continue reading

Watch Live: 2019 Ordination to Holy Priesthood

This Saturday, May 25 at 10 a.m., watch live as Archdiocesan fourth-year seminarians are ordained as priests at the Cathedral of Saint Paul.

The ordination will be aired courtesy of Town Square Television on Metro Channel 6 and streamed via Facebook Live. Continue reading

Grief to Grace: Healing the Wounds of Abuse Retreat Program

Grief to Grace© is a 5-day overnight spiritual and psychological journey providing safety and support for anyone who has suffered degradation, neglect, or violation through physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, including abuse by a member of the clergy. Continue reading

Archdiocesan Youth Day 2019 (AYD19)

High school youth are invited to celebrate our Catholic faith at Archdiocesan Youth Day. Join Archbishop Hebda and Bishop Andrew Cozzens in the spirit of faith and fun. AYD is like World Youth Day, but local! Continue reading