December 9, 2018 – 2nd Sunday of Advent

“And this is my prayer: that your love may increase ever more and more in knowledge and every kind of perception, to discern what is of value…”

(PHILIPPIANS 1:9-10) Glittery holiday ads can blind us to our stewardship values and distort our needs and wants. It is important that during this season of endless buying we remember that each of us also has the need to give back to God and to those who are in need.  


Experience God in a personal and real way.  SEARCH for Christian Maturity has a retreat coming up January 11-13, 2019 at Maryvale Convent in Valley City, ND.  Youth and young adults, 16 and older are invited to attend.  Details and application at http://www.fargodiocese-search.org/home.   Applications due 12/27.

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

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.

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 

Custodian – Trinity Elementary

JPII Catholic Schools is seeking a Custodian for Trinity Elementary. Successful candidate under the direction of the School Administrator will plan, coordinate and perform custodial services to maintain a neat, clean, sanitary and safe school facility. Candidates must be able to work appropriately with children. Other requirements include but are not limited to working wide variety of cleaning chemicals and equipment, make minor repairs such as changing light bulbs and ballasts, change filters and maintain inventory and records. Deadline for applying: 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..

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.