40 Days for Life – North Dakota starts Sept. 26!

Mark your calendars for the start of the National 40 Days for Life campaign that will take place Sept. 26 - Nov. 4!  You are called to be part of this important prayer effort to bring an end to abortion across our nation and world.  The North Dakota 40 Days for Life effort will be begin at 8 a.m. on Wed., Sept. 26in front of the abortion facility,  512 1st Ave. No., Fargo.  Our campaign will provide a peaceful, prayerful presence in front of the abortion facility from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day of the campaign.  Persons can sign up for an hour of prayer by contacting the Pregnancy Help Center at 701-284-6601, or in Fargo 701-356-7979.  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit: www.40daysforlifend.com

Pax et Bonum

Young women (ages 16-30) are invited to "Pax et Bonum," a Day of Reflection with the Franciscan Sisters of Dillingen Saturday, Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Anne’s Guest Home (524 N. 17th St., Grand Forks) Get more information or R.S.V.P. to Sr. Christina by Oct. 10 at 701-746-9401 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cupcakes for Life

Shanley Teens for Life annual “Cupcakes for Life” event.  If your bulletin space allows, it would be great if you could get this in multiple times between now and October 22nd, the day of the event.  This year, we have the very powerful testimony of PALS (a panel of post-abortion women who have found healing in Christ)!

Breakfast Benefit for Joy Olson

After being in remission for 20 years, Holy Spirit parishioner Joy Olson was diagnosed with recurrent brain cancer in July 2018.

She has undergone brain surgery, inpatient and outpatient therapy to regain mobility caused from surgery and chemotherapy. Due to her immobility, Joy has not been able to return to work. She and her husband, Norm, ask for your prayers. The Holy Spirit Knights of Columbus Council 10982 has planned a breakfast benefit for Sunday, October 28, from 8:30am-12:30pm at Holy Spirit Church, 1420 7th St N, Fargo. The KC's will be donating their proceeds, and Modern Woodmen Chapter 3461 will match up to $2500.00. Please join us. 


The Diocese of Fargo will be hosting the next cycle of the Red River Retrouvaille program, October 26-28, 2018. Retrouvaille is a peer-run program designed to help hurting couples finding new hope and healing in their marriages. Couples can find more information by visiting www.HelpOurMarriage.com or by calling (701) 356-7962.

David Rinaldi Mission on October 28-30 at Nativity

David Rinaldi of Net Ministries will be at Nativity Church, 1825 11th Street S, Fargo, for a Mission. Topics are: Living your faith; Thy Kingdom Come, Thy will be done; You are the evangelist. Please mark this mission on your calendar and save the date.

Childcare Openings

Tender Hearts, the early childhood program of The Perry Center, has openings!  We are Christ-centered, play-based, and family-focused.  We partner with families to raise little disciples who are nurtured, tickled, snuggled, chased in circles, and loved well.  Our staff are hand-picked for their character and heart to serve God and it truly shows. The joy of the Lord is in this place! We currently have one opening for 2 - 3 years and two openings for 4 - 5 years.  We'd love to meet your family and show you around! Visit www.tenderheartsdaycare.org to learn more or connect with Kristen tThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 701.373.7840.

Fall Dinners

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, West Fargo.  Sunday Oct 28th. 11 AM to 4 PM. Pork Loin dinner, Bingo, Basket Auction, Country and Jewelry Store, Prayer cards, The Balloon Guy, Massages.  Adults $10, Children (6-12) $5, Preschool Free, Families $30 maximum.  Raffle drawing at 4 PM. 

St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Dilworth. Fall Authentic Italian Spaghetti Dinner on Sunday Oct 28, 2018 from 11:30 AM to 6 PM. Cost is $12 for adults, $6 for children (5-12), preschool free.  We also offer take out dinners.  We will have a raffle drawing for a grand prize of $500. 

St. Leo’s Catholic Church, Casselton, will be hosting their annual Roast Beef dinner with all the trimmings on Sunday, November 4, from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm. Takeout meals are available. In addition to dinner, there is a cash raffle, Country Store, Bake Sale, Silent Auction and Kids Games.

StsAnne & Joachim will be holding their Fall Festival November 11 from 4-7 p.m. Menu includes pork roast, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, stuffing, dinner roll and homemade apple crisp. (Adults $10; Children (ages 5-12) $5; 4 and under FREE.) Events include a silent auction, farmers market, children’s games, bingo, cake walk and free hot apple cider. We’ll also have a photo booth downstairs in the youth center. Raffle to win $15,000 cash or other amazing cash prizes! Contact the parish at (701) 235-5757 for more information!

Residential Volunteer Program | Sacred Heart Monastery

For: Single females 21 years and older with no dependents who desire an exciting adventure while discovering direction and focus in one's life.  Duration: 3 months to 1 year (with option to reapply)

Residential Volunteers live and work at the Monastery which is situated on the banks overlooking the Missouri River. Each volunteer works up to 30 hours each week leaving time for play, prayer and reflection. During the first week, the volunteer is given time to unpack and settle in. There is an official welcoming blessing ceremony with the Monastic Community. The orientation includes introductions to:Liturgy of the Hours, Lectio Divina (traditional Benedictine practice of scriptural reading, meditation, and prayer), Sacred Heart Monastery's sponsorship relationship with Avera and Mount Marty College, and the history of the Yankton Benedictines. After the first week, the volunteer enters into the Benedictine balance of Ora et Labora - Pray and Work. Spiritual Direction is available upon request. Discover Sacred Heart Monastery's Residential Volunteer Program.

Cost: Volunteer is responsible for financial, medical and personal needs. A small stipend is included.

Contact: Call or email S. Bonita at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 605-760-2741. Now accepting applications.

REDEEMED Men’s Conference

The REDEEMED Men’s Conference which will be March 30, 2019, at the Delta Hotel in Fargo. Bill Donaghy, creator of the RISE 30- Day Men’s Challenge and curriculum director for the Theology of the Body Institute, will be one of the featured speakers. More information will be available soon. Please make sure to save this date now on your calendar.  

Job Openings

FT Major Gifts Officer Position

St. Paul’s Newman Center, Fargo, ND - bisonCatholic  http://www.bisoncatholic.org/

St. Paul’s Newman Center in Fargo, which serves as a “home-away-from-home,” for the daily spiritual needs of North Dakota State University students, is seeking a Major Gifts Officer to help expand the development program and fuel the ministry on NDSU’s campus.

The person in this role will work closely with the Director of Development for the Newman Center and will be responsible to personally represent St. Paul’s Newman Center and ignite benefactors and potential benefactors to continually support the work. As one of the top 10 Newman Centers in the United States, it is essential for the Major Gifts Officer to understand the value of campus ministry at a state university and be effective in communicating that to current and future benefactors.  

The Major Gifts Officer will be responsible to assist with the successful close out of the current capital campaign with an anticipated groundbreaking in the spring of 2019. Ongoing responsibilities will include Fundraising/Development with emphasis on Major Gifts, Donor, Alumni, Student Engagement, Community Outreach, and Event Planning.

This role will be challenging and rewarding for the right person. It requires independence, vision, personal accountability, driving results, community-focus, and relationship-building skills.

Liturgy Coordinator

Holy Family Parish in Grand Forks, ND is looking for a dynamic person to fill the position of Liturgy Coordinator (20-30 hours a week). This position is the lead person in many of our ministries with a main focus on the music ministry. The position includes directing the adult and children's choir, working with cantors and other musicians to ensure liturgically correct music is used, coordinates volunteers to fill the different volunteer roles during mass, orders liturgical supplies as needed, help with funeral and weddings, and leading the art and environment ministry.  The ideal candidate has a positive attitude and work ethic. Must be a self-starter who can work as an individual or in a team setting. Experience is not necessary but preferred. Salary and hours negotiable. Email resume to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Counseling Clinician

Catholic Charities North Dakota, an accredited social service and licensed child welfare agency, is seeking a full-time Counseling Clinician for our Fargo office.  The selected individual will provide therapy to individuals, couples, and families.  Position requires two years of clinical experience, a master’s degree in social work with LICSW licensure in ND, or master’s degree in counseling with LPCC licensure in ND.  Must be eligible for insurance reimbursement.  Please submit cover letter and resume by July 20, 2018 to Dianne Nechiporenko at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or fax: 701-356-7993. 

Part-Time Music Coordinator

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in West Fargo, ND is seeking a part-time Music Coordinator. Primary duties include:  select and plan music for weekend liturgies and other special liturgies, schedule musicians for these liturgies, recruit choir members, and conduct practices and training in all areas of music.  Preferred candidate should have knowledge in Catholic liturgical practices, the ability to play piano, and previous leadership experience. Must have communication, interpersonal, organizational and computer skills.  Liturgical planning resources are available.  Position is directly accountable to the pastor. Send cover letter, resume, and three letters of recommendation to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  All interested candidates are encouraged to apply.

Full Time Associate Development Director

St. Thomas Aquinas Newman Center, on the UND campus (Grand Forks, ND) is accepting applications for a full-time Associate Development Director to raise funds to enhance its apostolate through securing transformative support for new ministries and formative opportunities.  Primary duties will include: strategy development, personal meetings with donors, database management, and assistance with special events.  Successful candidate must possess outstanding interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, a mission-focused passion for the life and ministry of the Catholic Church, integrity along with a great amount of enthusiasm.  Travel required.  Campus ministry, successful fund development or related experience is beneficial. Send cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Position open until filled.

School Openings

Elementary Teacher

Holy Family - St. Mary’s Catholic School in Grand Forks, ND is seeking applicants for a primary classroom teacher for 2018-2019. If interested in applying, please send a letter of interest, a resume, two letters of recommendation, a copy of transcripts, and a copy of your ND teaching license to the school office.  Attention:  Katie Mayer, 1001 17th Ave. South, Grand Forks, ND 58201.

St. Michael’s Catholic School, Grand Forks, is accepting applications for an elementary classroom position, part-time reading specialist, part-time preschool teacher and part-time art teacher for the 2018-2019 school year. Applicants should include letter of interest, resume, two letters of recommendation, copy of transcripts and copy of ND teaching license.  Submit to: Sara Dudley, Principal at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

JPII Catholic Schools: Assistant Cook

Part-time Assistant Cook at Nativity Elementary. Candidate must be able to assist the head cook in all areas of the school hot lunch program including serving and clean-up of the daily hot lunch program. Other duties are outlined in the job description. Position open until filled. Submit cover letter, resume and general application to Human Resources, JPII Catholic Schools, 5600 25th Street South, Fargo, ND 58104 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Principal or Educational Leader

Little Flower School in Rugby, ND is seeking a Principal or Educational Leader for the 2018-19 school year and beyond.  Full time and Part time applications considered.  Compensation includes salary based on experience and a health care benefit.  National Standards and Benchmarks for Catholic Education based strategic plan.  Boys Town Education Model implemented for social skills development.  See our complete listing on www.little-flower.k12.nd.us or contact Fr. Tom Graner for more informationThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Elementary Teacher

Little Flower School in Rugby, ND is seeking a 3rd and 4th grade teacher (combined classroom) for the 2018-19 school year and beyond.  Full time position with salary and benefits based on experience.  See our complete listing on www.little-flower.k12.nd.us or contact Fr. Tom Graner for more information This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cathedral of St. Mary's Adoration Chapel

The following time slots need adorers:

Sunday - 4am (OPEN), 5am(OPEN) and 6am(OPEN), 11am, 12pm, 2pm (OPEN), 4pm, 5pm, 7pm

Monday- 12am, 1am, 3am, 4am, 11am(OPEN), 12pm, 1pm, 2pm

Tuesday - 1am, 3am, 4am, 10am, 5pm(OPEN)

Wednesday - 12am, 3am(OPEN), 4am, 7am, 9am, 5pm, 6pm(OPEN), 7pm

Thursday - 1am, 2am(OPEN), 3am, 5am

Friday - 6am, 9am, 11am, 12pm, 3pm, 11pm

Saturday - 5am, 10am(OPEN), 11am, 3pm, 5pm(OPEN), 10pm

If you can take one of these hours, please call Cindy Petrich (232-5985) or Marilyn Loegering (347-4031).  Thank you!

Hospice of the Red River Valley Volunteers

Hospice of the Red River Valley is looking for individuals to join our volunteer team. The volunteer program at Hospice of the Red River Valley provides essential support in our day-to-day work. Volunteers can choose how they would like to help provide compassionate care to patients and their families: through companionship visits, haircuts, running errands, doing light housekeeping, massage therapy, fixing meals, pet therapy, sewing projects and many other ways.
To apply to our volunteer program, visit www.hrrv.org/volunteer.
For more information, contact Megan Schroeder at 701-356-1538 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Kristi Sherven at 701-356-1506 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Emergency Food Pantry Seeking Volunteers

The Emergency Food Pantry has a great need for more volunteers!  There are lots of different opportunities to help, regardless of age or physical limitations. Volunteers are welcome Monday – Friday from 8am – noon and 1pm - 4pm

If you can’t volunteer your time, another way to help is through donations! Some commonly needed items are canned tuna, canned fruit, peanut butter, and milk. We are always in need of hygiene products, baby items (such as food, formula, diapers), and household items (such as detergents and cleaning products.)

With your support we provide individuals and families in need with one week’s supply of healthy food.  We couldn’t do it without you!

If you would like to visit us and learn more about volunteering please call 701-237-9337.