Virtual Bulletin Board

In addition to the events featured in the Bulletin, there are always more events and opportunities available to you.  May this page serve you well!

Local Events
Upcoming Spiritual Events and Retreats
Support Events
Other Opportunities

Local Events

Summertime St Dominic Play and Pray 

Parents and Children, enjoy a summer morning in the church chapel and patio with families at 10 am on August 17th.  The chapel is open for prayer, the patio is open for refreshments and crafts.  For more details, please see Facebook or contact the parish office 507-645-8816.

St. Dominic ECFL Program

The ECFL program assists parents seeking to pass on the faith to their children, to deepen their relationship with Christ and one another as a parish community. ECFL brings young families together in the parish setting to learn from the program and from each other, what the Church teaches about bringing children into the life of the Church from the earliest stages.

St. Dominic will be starting this program in the fall for children 0-5 and their parents.  To help these classes, our facilitators request some items.  Look for more details soon.

St. Wenceslaus Parish Festival

Join St. Wenceslaus for their parish festival on August 11th-12th with polka masses, food, games, and shopping!

Northfield Noontime Organ Recitals

Northfield Noontime Organ Recitals open their twelfth season this summer beginning June 27th and concluding on August 15.

All seven recitals will be held on Wednesdays, noon hour from 12:15 to 12:45 p. m. with the following schedule:

August 15:        Janean Hall & Larry Archbold, Skinner Chapel, Carleton College, 405 1st St. E.

(J. W. Steere & Son 1916;  M. P. Moller 1952; Rutz 2018, IV, 48 ranks)

Some recitals will include a free-will offering to defray publicity expenses. 

For more information, contact Richard Collman at 507-645-1357 or email

Old-Fashioned Barbecue

Join the Franciscan Brothers of Peace at the Queen of Peace Friary in Saint Paul for food, music, raffle, and games on August 18th from 3:30-7:30 PM.  A free-will offering will be collected to assist the Brothers.

Ho-Down Festival

Most Holy Trinity in Veseli is hosting its Ho-Down Festival on Sunday, August 19th at 11 AM.  There will be a polka mass followed by dinner, music, games, shopping, and prizes!

Northfield Area Blood Drive

City Light Church
2140 Hwy 3 South
Northfield, MN 55057
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit and enter: Northfield Area to schedule an appointment

KC Communion Mass

On Sunday, September 30th, all Knights of Columbus and families are invited to join in the Last Sunday Rosary prayed in the Chapel at 10 AM.  At the 10:30 Mass following the Rosary, all deceased Fourth Degree members of Saint Dominic Parish will be remembered in prayer, especially those who have died recently. All Brother Knights are encouraged to participate in showing our support for our deceased members and their families.


Looking for a high school you can put your FAITH in? Faribault Bethlehem Academy offers strong academics, small classes with caring & committed teachers, leadership opportunities in a variety of sports & activities, and at the heart of it all: FAITH. Enrolling NOW for 2018-2019. Contact Kris Sauer at 507-334-3948 or for information on how to give your child the gift of a Catholic high school education.

NoFest Octoberfest

The School Sisters of Notre Dame are hosting cash raffles throughout October.  Enter to win at  Their annual Craft Fair and Garage Sale will be at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Mankato on Saturday, October 13, from 8:30 am – 2 pm.

St. Patrick’s Cookout and Auction

Join St. Patrick’s of Cedar Lake for dinner and a silent auction on October 5th from 5-9 PM.  Meals are $13 for adults with $2 children’s meals available.  Take-out is available.

Chicken CSA

Chicken CSA OpportunityMain Street Project, a Northfield nonprofit, has instituted a “Chicken CSA” program to support Latino farmers in the community.  Purchases provide flock financing and make possible the production of healthy local food, both for your family and the community.  Shares or partial shares–12 ($200), 6 ($100), 3 ($50) chickens–can be purchased now through August for chickens that will be ready for pickup in October.  For more info/to sign up, go to and see how you can be part of this important program.

Upcoming Spiritual Events and Retreats

Sacrament of Confirmation Classes for those with Special Needs 

Confirmation classes are available for persons with special needs, or mental or physical disabilities, age 16 or older. Classes will be held Saturday, August 4 and Saturday, August 18, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the Church of St. Richard, Richfield. Both classes are mandatory for guardians and candidates. Registration forms will be available at 8:30 a.m. prior to the first class on August 4. To register or if you have any further questions, please contact Outreach to Persons with Disabilities – Office of Marriage, Family and Life: Deacon Eric Gunderson or Sonya Flomo at 651-291-4488 or

Seminary Application Information Meeting

Wednesday, August 15
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
The seminary application meeting is for men entering their senior year in High School and are interested in entering seminary formation for the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis and attending Saint John Vianney College Seminary. Seminary candidates and their parents are welcome to attend. Arrive for Mass, a meal and information on how to make seminary application for Fall 2019 entry.

Registration is required. For more information and to register, please see the Office of Vocations website.

Prayer in Real Life: An Evening for Grandparents

Thursday, August 16

6:30 – 8 p.m.
Good Shepherd, Golden Valley
Join Bishop Andrew Cozzens for an evening as he speaks on how to pray in real life as grandparents. Let us pray more diligently for our grandchildren! All grandparents are invited to attend. There is no cost to attend, but attendees are asked to register online. A free will offering will be collected at the event. Refreshments will be provided. Questions? Contact Susanna Parent at or 651-291-4411.

Evento para Jóvenes (flyer) 
Sábado 18 de Agosto
9 a.m. a 12 p.m.
Lugar por determinar
Comunicarse con Claudia Román-Jiménez al T651-291-4452 o T651-485-8327 para confirmar tu asistencia. ¡Ven y     aprende sobre la DIGNIDAD: ¿Qué es? ¿Cómo afecta la manera en que interactuamos con nuestros amigos y otros?

Curatio: Living and Working from the Heart of Christ

Christ the King Retreat Center is hosting a Curatio Retreat for healthcare professionals from September 7-9 with Fr. Andrew Jaspers with Mass, Adoration, Confession, prayer, and talks.  Contact MaryAnne at 612-669-4221 for questions.

Catholic Watchmen

We are excited to announce that the Catholic Watchmen will be piloting a small group model called Brotherhood Groups. To help kick this off Mark Houck, President and Co-founder of “The King’s Men” will offer for us a seminar on the importance of small groups, and what it will take to make Brotherhood Groups successful. All men are welcome to this seminar, especially those interested in starting a Brotherhood Group, or strengthening a men’s group to which they belong. This seminar will take place on Saturday, September 8 from 9-11:30 a.m. at the Archdiocesan Catholic Center. The cost is $20.00 per person with continental breakfast included.

Questions? Contact Vincenzo Randazzo at or 651-291-4483.

Catholic Cruises

Catholic Cruises offer an Alaskan cruise September 22-September 29.  Prices begin at $2364.00.  The deadline is September 10th.

A Catholic Caribbean Cruise is being offered October 6th-13th, price at $1268 for two passengers.  Contact Doug or Eileen for more information – 860-399-1785 or

Women’s Scripture Study: Jesus Approaches

Back by popular demand! Join local author and speaker Elizabeth M. Kelly in an 8-week bible study based on her new book: Jesus Approaches, What Today’s Woman Can Learn about Healing, Freedom and Joy from the Women of the New Testament.

Two Location and Time Options
Monday evenings, September 17 – November 12
(No session on October 22)
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Church of the Epiphany, Coon Rapids

Tuesday mornings, September 18 – November 13
(No session on October 23)
10 – 11:30 a.m.
St. John the Baptist, Savage – Childcare offered

Cost: $60 per person. Register online. Questions? Contact Susanna Parent at or 651-291-4411.

Catholic Apologetics: Defending the Faith with Father John Echert

This five-week series, Catholic Apologetics: Defending the Faith, is led by Father John Echert and will be held on Wednesdays, September 19 – October 17, 7-8:30 p.m. at Saint Helena, Minneapolis. Catholic apologetics is a theological science, which has as its primary purpose the defense and explanation of the Christian Faith. Drawing upon Biblical texts, Church documents and the Church fathers, participants will come to a deeper understanding of what we believe as Catholics and should gain confidence in making a solid defense of the Catholic faith.

Cost: $20 per person; Includes lecture, materials, large group Q&A and snack. Register online. Study materials will be provided, but please bring your own Bible.

Kingdom of Happiness

This 9-week series unveils Jesus’ plan for happiness in the Beatitudes. Featuring teaching videos by Fr. Jeffrey Kirby and powerful profiles of normal people living out the Beatitudes in heroic ways, Kingdom of Happiness will not only inform participants about the Beatitudes, it will show them the way to living them and achieving true happiness.

This series is sponsored by the Grandparent Ministry, but all are welcome.

Two Time and Location Options (Register online)

Location: Mary, Queen of Peace (Parish Hall), Rogers
Dates: Thursday mornings, September 20 – November 29
(No sessions October 18 and November 22)
Time: 9:30 – 11 a.m.

Location: Rogers Community Room, 21201 Memorial Dr., Rogers
Dates: Monday evenings, September 24 – December 3
(No sessions October 15 and November 19)
Time: 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Cost: $30 per person and includes the guidebook.


Mission Doctors Association will offer the 2018 Fall Retreat/SeminarSept. 28 – 30, 2018 for Catholic Doctors, Dentists, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants considering Short-term mission service.

This will be held at Loyola Stritch Medical School in Chicago.  Working in partnership with Loyola Stritch Medical School, medical professionals will also have the opportunity to obtain CME for attending the weekend.

Visit the website: or call the office for more information (213) 368-1872.

Marriage Encounter

A Marriage Encounter Weekend is a private weekend away from life’s distractions that allows a husband and wife to focus on each other. The next available Weekends are Oct 5-7, 2018 in Buffalo, MN and Nov 16-18, 2018 in Prior Lake, MN. Early registration is highly recommended.  For more information visit our website at: or contact Brent & Tracy at or 612-756-8720.

¿Están buscando un fin de semana perfecto? ¿Un fin de semana para acercarse más? ¿Quieren aprender una técnica de comunicación que le  permita a cada pareja explorar áreas importantes de su relación en un espíritu de amor y comprensión? Un fin de semana del Encuentro Matrimonial Mundial es exactamente lo que buscan. Se pueden escapar de las distracciones de la vida cotidiana y concentrarse  en su matrimonio.  Los proximos fines de semana son Oct 5-7, 2018 in Buffalo, MN and Nov 16-18, 2018 in Prior Lake, MN. Para aplicar visite o para más información pónganse en contacto con Diego y Claudia Gonzalez: 704-698-1010 o

The Missionary Discipleship

The Missionary Discipleship journey consists of three 4-week sessions. Each week includes time for reflection, prayer, Q&A and discussion.


Fall: Session 1 – Prayer: Hearing God’s Call to the Heart

Winter: Session 2 – Understanding and Living the Call

Spring: Session 3 – Being a Disciple in Family and Parish

Also included for all participants:

One Called & Gifted Workshop on Saturday, March 9 (St. Hubert, Chanhassen)

One evening of Eucharistic Adoration, Praise & Worship with wine and cheese reception (Date and location to be announced)

Locations and Dates (Register online):

Cost: $150 per person

St. Hubert, Chanhassen (Open to all; Childcare available)

7 – 8:30 p.m.

Session 1: Tuesdays, October 9, 16, 23, and 30

Session 2: Tuesdays, February 5, 12, 26 and March 5

Session 3: Tuesdays, April 23, 30 and May 14 and 21

Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center

Visit for a list of all retreats.  The 2018 Theme is “Towards a Spirituality of Joy: Love More – Laugh More – Be Not Afraid.” It has weekend and midweek retreats all year for women, men, married couples, and special groups.

Christ the King Retreat Center

Visit for a list of 2017-2018 retreats.  Each month they have a variety of retreats including married and engaged retreats or directed work for men or women.

Urban Immersion Service

The Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches runs retreats in the summer and the year for Urban Immersion Service: learn to understand poverty and how to battle it.

NFP Online Course

Learn NFP at home and at your own pace with the Home Study Course from NFP International,  Includes Ecological Breastfeeding (it really can space babies), a double-check system of fertility awareness, and Catholic teaching that’s easy to understand.  You work with a live instructor by email and earn a completion certificate for only $70.

Support Events

Food Allergy Support Group

The Food Allergy Support Group will discuss strategies to prepare for the upcoming school year at its August 13 meeting.  For more information, contact Kristi Winkels, RDN, LD at 507-646-1410 or

Food Allergy Support Group

Monday, August 13

7:00 to 8:30 pm

Northfield Hospital Conference Center

2000 North Ave.

Area Separated/Divorce Support Group, St. Wenceslaus Parish, New Prague

In the church rectory on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, St. Wenceslaus facilitates a support group for all. If you have questions or comments, contact Deacon Bob Wagner (952-758-0463) or Mary Pieper (952-873-6781).

  • August 21: “Allow God to Step In”

ReShape U!

This fall we are collaborating with the Y Child Watch to provide a 10-week class series on healthy eating/weight loss along with FREE child care starting September 12 at 10 am.  The classes for this series will be held here at the hospital with the Y providing FREE on-site Child Watch as well.  The cost of the class series is still just $50 for the entire 10 weeks.  So, along with free child care it is a very affordable/accessible opportunity!

Face It: Men’s Depression Support Group

A support group is forming in Northfield.  If you are a man who suffers from depression, come seek community with Face It.  Visit their website for more information.

Ruth’s House

Ruth’s House of Hope, Inc., was founded in 2003 in Faribault, Minnesota, with a mission of providing help and hope for women and children in crisis. Ruth’s House is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and a registered Minnesota charity.

Our clients may face homelessness due to domestic violence, poverty, addiction, health challenges or other issues. We believe everyone deserves safe, permanent housing, so we offer:

  • Emergency/transitional shelter for women and families in the Rice County area
  • Permanent supportive housing for families through a grant from HUD

Interested in helping Ruth’s House?  Email

SAIL: Stay Active and Independent for Life

There is a free class for older adults to maintain strength, balance, and fitness.  Classes meet at the Milestone Senior Living Center in Faribault at either Tues/Thurs 5:30-6:30 PM or 9-10 AM.  Classes are free; call Catholic Charities at 1-866-541-1821 to register by phone.

The Twin Cities Peace Circle 

Fourth Monday of the month, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., North Regional Branch of the Hennepin County Library, North Conference Room, 2nd floor

TCPC is open to all who have experienced the trauma of clergy sexual abuse. The purpose of this group is to gather victims/survivors/thrivers in a safe, supportive environment to share their experiences, listen to others, and explore healing. Contact Jim with questions, concerns or comments 773-412-0909 or

Caregiver Support Group

On the 2nd Wednesday of each month, there is support available for caregivers of those with memory loss at Three Links Care Center Conference from 4-5 PM.  Contact Tana Kelly, 507-664-8821, with any questions.

DivorceCare Classes

DivorceCare Classes start in May at the Faribault Evangelical Free Church 1039 St Paul Ave Faribault MN. $30 to take all 13 sessions. Contact Jennifer 507-210-6339 or This class is for those who are considering divorce, separated or divorced and also for those who have been in long term relationships that just ended. This class focuses on healing and rebuilding your life as a single person or single parent. Classes are the following nights 6:30-8:30pm:

August 14th Forgiveness
Aug 21st Reconcilation
Aug 28th Moving On

Other Opportunities