February 10, 2019 – Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? Who will go for us?’ ‘Here I am,’ I said, ‘send me!’” (ISAIAH 6:8)

Every day, in little ways and in big ways, God asks, “Whom shall I send?” Whether it is someone to take on a new ministry, to give a friendly smile to a stranger or say a word of encouragement to a friend, God constantly provides opportunities to help someone in need. The next time you hear God calling, have the courage to walk through the door and say “Here I am, Lord.” “Love is patient, love is kind.  It is not jealous; it is not pompous.” (1 Corinthians 13:4)

Holy Spirit Adult Ed Lenten Study

Holy Spirit Parish's Lenten adult ed study No Great Love: a biblical walk through Christ's passion with Dr. E. Sri  begins the week of March 5th with three options for meeting: Tuesdays 9am,   Thursdays 7pm, or  Sundays 10am.  Call 232-5900 to sign up  and prepare to encounter the love of Jesus this Lent.

Join Johnette Benkovic for Lunch! 

Johnette Benkovic will be the guest speaker at a pro-life luncheon on Mon., Feb. 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sts. Anne and Joachim Church social hall in Fargo.  Johnette is Founder and President of Women of Grace, a Catholic apostolate for women featuring a number of outreaches including conferences, media, study groups and more. In addition, she has been an inspiring and consistent presence on Catholic radio and in Catholic television.  She will be speaking on Missionary Discipleship for the Gospel of Life.  Cost is $15/person, pre-registration is required.  Registration deadline is Feb. 10.  To register go to: www.fargodiocese.org/respectlife or call 701-356-7900.  Sponsored by the Respect Life Office, Diocese of Fargo.

Real Presence Radio Fundraising Banquet

Johnnette Benkovic-Williams will be the keynote speaker at their annual fundraising banquet on Monday, Feb 18th in Fargo.  We invite you to join us! Johnnette is host of EWTN’s “Women of Grace” and founder and president of the organization by the same name.  After years as a non-practicing Catholic, Johnnette experienced a deep conversion back to her Catholic faith. Through this conversion, she found a vocation to share the Gospel message through media. Johnnette has thirty years of experience in Catholic media, including radio, television, public speaking and writing.

For more information about the event, or to become a sponsor, or register to attend as a guest, please call (877) 795-0122 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

St. William's Fish Fry

The St. William's Men's Club would like to invite everyone to join us for our 17th annual fish fry at the Argusville Community Center, Argusville, ND on Friday March 8th, 2019 from 4:30-7:30pm. Adults $10.00. Children age 7-12 $5.00. Children 6 and under are free. 

2019 Mardi Gras Dinner & Dessert Dash

Friday, March 1, 6-8 p.m., Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 210 5th Ave W, West Fargo. 6 p.m. Social, 6:30 p.m. Dinner, 7:15 p.m. Dessert Dash. New Orleans style dinner, mocktails, silent auction, music and more! Adults $10, Kids 5-12 $5, under 5 are free. Proceeds will benefit the 2019 Peru Mission Trip. RSVP by February 25 by calling 701-282-3321. 

REDEEMED 2019 “Made for Greatness” Men’s Conference

Bishop John Folda invites all men of the Diocese of Fargo to join him on Saturday, March 30 at the Delta Hotel in Fargo for the REDEEMED 2019 Made for Greatness Men’s Conference.  Hear dynamic speakers such as Bill Donaghy (creator of the RISE 30 Day Men’s Challenge), Father Sean Kilcawley (Integrity Restored), Bishop John Folda, and more as they unpack what leads to the authentic greatness.  Early registration is only $40 through March 10.  For more information or to register visit: www.fargodiocese.org/redeemedmen or call Brad Gray (701) 356-7903.

Retrouvaille: Help for Hurting Marriages

Retrouvaille is an international, peer-run program that has assisted hundreds of thousands of hurting married couples turn the tide, find new hope, and rediscover the love that initially brought them together.  Surveys have shown that 3 out of 4 couples who complete the entire program are still married five years later with stronger, healthier marriages.  Retrouvaille will be held locally April 26-28, 2019 in Fargo with additional dates regionally in February and March. Visit www.HelpOurMarriage.com or call (701) 356-7962 to find out more or to register.

Msgr. James Shea Parish Mission  

Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church (5202 25th St. S., Fargo) will be featuring Msgr. James Shea for their parish mission The Blessed Virgin Mary Compared to the Air We Breathe.”

The talks will take place March 10-12 and begin at 7 p.m. each night. Children and adults are welcome to all presentations and free childcare will be available on site. The topics for each night are: 

  • Sunday, March 10: How Mary Reveals Christ to Us
  • Monday, March 11: Mary, the Channel of God’s Mercy in Suffering
  • Tuesday, March 12: Mary, the Mother of All the Faithful

For more information, please call Katie at (701) 235-5757 or visit www.stsaaj.org/parish-mission.

Catholic Collage

Catholic Collage Update

We are pleased to announce Bishop Folda will be presenting February 24 with the ‘Sinners and Saints’ course.  We needed to switch  Fr. Scott Sautner’s ‘Gospel of St. John’ to Session 1 and Msgr. Robert Lalibert’s ‘Spiritual  Reading of Scripture’ to Session 2. 

Deadline to register for this exhilarating adult education event is Feb 6.  Visit www.catholiccollage.com to register or contact Joan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 701-364-0444.  

SEARCH for Christian Maturity

Experience God in a personal and real way.  SEARCH for Christian Maturity has a retreat coming up March 1-3, 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 or call Dori at 952-210-2219.  Applications due by Monday, Feb 11th.


Get a jump start on your New Year’s resolutions by coming to a new Faith and Fitness class at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Fargo. Join us on Wednesdays, at 11:45 AM, as Deb Kuntz (a St. Anthony’s parishioner and certified instructor) leads us in a stretching and strength class. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. No cost to attend and all ages are welcome. A free will offering will benefit the St. Anthony’s St. Vincent de Paul Conference.


MARCH 2, 2019 at St. ANTHONY of PADUA in FARGO, ND This one day event is for young women, ages 15-21+.  Young women, ages 15 and 16 will need to bring a mentor along.  Mentor must be 21 and older, this could be a mother, aunt, grandmother or other female that the student is comfortable talking to.  For more information about the day and to register go to www.fargodiocese.org/decora

If you are a college women, you can go free. To register, go to www.bisoncatholic.org


This workshop was to be held in two locations:  Friday, March 8, 2019 at St. Catherine’s Parish in Valley City and Saturday, March 9, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Parish in New Rockford, ND.  To learn more about the workshop and to learn how to register go to www.fargodiocese.org/cmdregistration.  CMD will custom create a workshop specifically for our Diocese and it will be presented in the fall, 2019. More information will be out in July!

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.  

National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC)

This is an amazing 3-day conference for high school students and chaperones.  The pilgrimage dates is November 20-24, 2019 and this conference happens in Indianapolis, IN. Each day NCYC has great keynote speakers, many workshops for students and adults along with wonderful entertainment for all in the afternoons and evenings.  Also offered each day is Mass, reconciliation and adoration. The trip cost is $700/student and includes transportation by bus, hotel accommodations, meals each day and registration for the conference(a complete packet).  For every eight (8) students registered with deposit and paperwork into the Diocese by June 15, 2019 an adult chaperone from that parish goes free.  Priests and religious go free but must register with this diocese no later than June 15, 2019.  For more information and to register, go to www.nationalcatholicyouthconference.org  or contact Kathy Loney at 701-356-7902.  Each parish priest and DRE or Youth Minister has received info on this wonderful pilgrimage!

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.

Job Openings

Music and Liturgy Coordinator (full time)

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Fargo, is currently hiring for a full-time Music and Liturgy Coordinator. Music responsibilities include scheduling of all music ministers, planning music for liturgies; including weddings and funerals, as well as providing any piano or organ needed, and direct choirs. Liturgy responsibilities include scheduling of all liturgical ministers for the Masses, beautification of the church, coordination of the Eucharistic Adoration schedule, provide intercessions for the prayers of the faithful at Mass, and maintain inventory of sacristy items. Piano skills are required, and basic organ skills preferred. Qualified candidates will also have a B.A. in Music or a B.S. in Music Education. Submit resume and cover letter to Deidra in the Parish Office by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.

FT Parish Events & Faith Formation

St. John the Evangelist Church in Grafton is seeking a Parish Events & Faith Formation Coordinator. This position serves as a staff resource in support of the pastor, fulfilling needs in overseeing parish events, liturgical celebrations, coordinating Catholic ministries at the Life Skills and Transition Center and Faith Formation for grades 7-12. Qualified candidates must be an active, practicing member of the Catholic faith. Full job description can be found atwww.stjohnsgrafton.com. Please submit resume, cover letter and three references to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Attn: Fr. Tim Schroeder, 344 West 15th St., Grafton, ND 58237 or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Phone 701-352-1648 Application deadline: until filled. 

Executive Director

St. Joseph’s Social Care and Thrift Store in Grand Forks, ND is seeking an Executive Director.  Required qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree, fundraising grant writing experience, and two years of experience supervising staff.  Preferred qualifications:  Master’s degree or equivalent experience, and experience with budgets.  Salary commensurate with experience.  Application deadline is January 31, 2019.  Send resume with contact information for three references to:  Search Committee Chair, St. Joseph’s Social Care and Thrift Store, 620 8th Avenue South, Grand Forks, ND  58201.

FT Assistant to the Executive Director and Fargo Office Manager

The Real Presence Radio Fargo Office is looking for an enthusiastic individual to act as Assistant to the Executive Director and Fargo Office Manager. The candidate for this position will assist the Executive Director. They must demonstrate a firm commitment to the mission of RPR and its identity as a Catholic ministry. Must be proficient with computers, technology and office programs, well-organized; detail oriented and able to manage multiple priority tasks at once; exceptional communication and writing skills; positive attitude and the ability to adjust priorities, must maintain confidentiality and the ability to manage support staff and volunteers. To apply or receive a copy of the job description please call 701-795-0122 or stop by the office at 503 7th Street North Suite 101 in North Fargo.

Nurse or Sonographer

FirstChoice Women’s Care Center is looking for special people committed to our pro-life mission, who are personable with excellent communication skills.  We are looking for a nurse or sonographer. Part-time positions available.  Will train.  Please forward your resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 701-237-6530 for further details or questions. 

PT Real Presence Live Producer

The Real Presence Radio Fargo Office is looking for an individual to act as Real Presence Live Show Producer. The candidate for this position will assist the Programming Director by accomplishing the steps necessary to produce the weekly Real Presence Live shows Tuesday-Thursday. They must demonstrate a firm commitment to the mission of RPR and its identity as a Catholic ministry. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal, planning, technology and organizational skills. Must have at least a 2-year Associate’s Degree in Communication or Media preferred and maintain a valid driver’s license. Must have a positive attitude and the ability to adjust priorities, confidentiality and the ability to manage volunteers. To apply or receive a copy of the job description please call 701-795-0122 or stop by the office at 503 7th Street North Suite 101 in North Fargo.

JPII Catholic Schools 

FT Director of Religious Education

St. Catherine Elementary School and Parish in Valley City, ND is seeking a dynamic leader to serve as the Director of Religious Education beginning July 1, 2019. St. Catherine School is beyond its 100th year, currently serving children in kindergarten through grade six. The Director of Religious Education is the administrative leader of the total religious education program of the parish who supervises, observes and evaluates staff as well as the instructional program. The director is responsible for establishing a positive school climate, promoting positive communications between school, parish and community while managing religious education resources and budget.  A successful candidate must be a practicing Catholic with knowledge of the Catholic teachings, demonstrate successful communication and public relation skills, have experience with supervisory responsibilities and hold a Bachelor’s degree. Preferred qualifications include current teacher license, two-years teaching experience, current principal credential, experience with budget management, school administration, fundraising, and Microsoft suite. Submit a cover letter addressing all qualifications as listed above, resume, and three professional references with contact information postmarked by February 22, 2019 to: Jenny Faure at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Application review will begin February 25, 2019. 

Head Girls Swim Coach – Shanley High School

Looking for a Head Girls Swim Coach for the Fall  2019 swim season. Candidate will be responsible for the day to day operations of the Girls Swim program to include but not limited to planning and implementing daily practices, transportation requests, game management, supervision of athletes, maintenance and inventory uniforms and equipment, and compliance of JPII Catholic Schools and NDHSAA policies and guidelines. Candidate must have an understanding of the individual skills, team strategies and implementing game plans for all opponents. NDHSAA coaching certificate is required. Deadline for applying: Open Until Filled. Submit cover letter, resume, general application and three letters of recommendation 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.