JANUARY: Around 30 MCCM students joined more than 12,000 college students in San Antonio for the SEEK Conference run by the Fellowship of Catholic University Students Jan. 3-7.
Agassiz Valley TEC celebrated 40 years in the Diocese of Crookston with an evening event at St. Michael’s, Mahnomen, Jan. 15.
Our Sunday Visitor was featured at the Diocesan Annual Appeal Kickoff Jan. 19 at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Crookston.
The Office of Marriage, Family and Life hosted an afternoon of remembrance and intercession at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Crookston on Jan. 22, to prayerfully mark the 44th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision.
FEBRUARY: Many priests of the Diocese of Crookston took part in the Good Leaders, Good Shepherds session held Feb. 7-10. The final meeting for the leadership program will take place February 2018.
Six catechumens and 12 candidates attended the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Crookston, Feb. 19.
MARCH: More than 1,000 Catholic Minnesotans – including a bus load from the Diocese of Crookston – attended Catholics at the Capitol on March 9. They were briefed on the importance of faithful citizenship and key legislative issues in the state, and had the opportunity to meet with their state lawmakers.
The Office of Worship coordinated the “NPM Local Cantor Intensive Workshop” led by Berta Sabrio on March 10-11. She returned for another round of workshops in September.
The Middle School Youth Rally was attended by 240 people at St. Bernard, Thief River Falls, March 19. It was the first rally the diocese coordinated with Partnership for Youth, the organization that runs Steubenville Conferences in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
APRIL: The Chrism Mass was held April 10 at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.
The 47th Minnesota Catholic Daughters State Convention was hosted by Court Bishop Schenk of Crookston April 21-22 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and the Crookston Inn. Nearly 180 members from around the state attended the annual convention.
MAY: Bishop Michael J. Hoeppner blessed a statue of Our Lady of Fatima at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on May 2 just before the 100th anniversary of the first apparition.
Nate Brunn was ordained to the diaconate by Bishop Michael J. Hoeppner on May 20 at St. Joseph, Moorhead. His ordination to the priesthood is scheduled for June 9, 2018.
Benedictine Sister Regina Hansmann, 94, died May 22.
JUNE: On June 10, Bishop Hoeppner ordained Mark Krejci, Mark LeTexier, Paul Erickson, Timothy J. Pribula, Aaron Kaiser, and Robb Naylor to the permanent diaconate at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Crookston.
Sister Paschal Martin, Sister Delores Norman, Sister Rachel Beitz, Sister Anne Marie Geray and Sister Dianne M. Maresh of Mount Saint Benedict celebrated jubilees during a private ceremony held July 26.
OND debuted it’s print redesign Aug. 23.
SEPTEMBER: Sacred Heart School hosted Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez as part of their third annual DAY ONE program on Sept. 5, the first day of school.
Retired diocesan priest, Father Joseph Kieselbach, 85, died Oct. 25.
Four new Diocesan Commissions kicked off by gathering together at St. Mary, Fosston, Oct. 28. The groups will meet and advise diocesan offices in four key areas: youth ministry, evangelization and discipleship, marriage and family life and life and justice.
The High School Youth Rally, coordinated by Partnership for Youth, was held at Holy Rosary, Detroit Lakes, Oct. 29. Approximately 275 students from around the diocese attended.