150 graduate from Catechetical Institute

| May 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Archbishop Harry J. Flynn ­Catechetical Institute held its ­graduation ceremony last week at the St. Paul Seminary Chapel.

A total of 150 men and women, which were named the Class of Blessed John Paul II, received  their certificates of completion from Archbishop John Nienstedt during a ceremony following a Mass he celebrated May 14. That number brings the total number of graduates to 500.

The next class, the Class of St. Francis, will begin Sept. 16, and classes will be held at Epiphany in Coon Rapids for the duration of the two-year program.

For more information or to obtain an application, visit cistudent.com. The application deadline is June 1.

Totino-Grace president attends international assembly in Rome

Dr. William Hudson, president of Totino-Grace High School in Fridley, was among twenty delegates from North America attending The Second International Mission Assembly in Rome May 5 to 17.

The gathering was hosted by The Institute of the Brothers of Christian Schools (De La Salle Christian Brothers). The 140 participants from around the world represented approximately 5,000 brothers and 80,000 partners who
serve nearly 900,000 students in 80 countries.

The goal of the assembly was to develop a long-term plan to respond to the needs of today’s students in the vision of St. John Baptist de La Salle, patron saint of teachers.

Last chance to complete capital campaign feasibility study

The Steier Group, which is conducting a comprehensive feasibility study to test the level of support for a proposed archdiocesan capital campaign, will continue gathering feedback from clergy and lay people until 5 p.m. Friday, May 24.

Individuals interested in participating in the study are encouraged to visit the feasibility study website. The study may also be accessed on the home page of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

MN Twins to host altar server appreciation

The Minnesota Twins will host altar server appreciation days during three baseball games in September at Target Field in Minneapolis.

The Twins have set aside blocks of tickets for:

  • 1:10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, when they take on the Tampa Bay Rays;
  • 3:10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, against the Cleveland Indians, and
  • 1:10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, when they also play Cleveland.

Special discount seating, starting at $11, is available. Call 1-800-TWINS and reference “Altar Server” at the start of the call. Order deadline is Aug. 23. Seating is limited for the discount tickets. Game times and days are subject to change.

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