Join us in a Novena For the Legal Protection of Human Life

The U.S. Bishops invite you to participate in a nationwide Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life.  Each Friday, from Aug. 3 to Sept. 28 you can join with thousands across our nation as we pray and fast that a change in the U.S. Supreme Court will  move our nation closer to the day when every human life is protected in law and welcomed in life.  You can download the Novena and receive the messages weekly by going to:www.usccb.org/pray.  Printable versions of the Novena can be found at: www.fargodiocese.org/respectlife.

Catechist Retreat

Friday, August 24, Maryvale, Valley City or Saturday, August 25, Park River Bible CampCome away for a day of retreat at Maryvale in Valley City or Park River Bible Camp in Park River, where Fr. Andrew Jasinski will direct a retreat with a series of talks on Missionary Discipleship. These retreats are primarily for those involved in Catechesis, however, all are welcome. The day will begin at 9:00am and end at 4:00pm.  Deadline to register for both retreats is Wednesday, August 15.  Please register on-line at www.fargodiocese.org/catechistretreat.  Any questions please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 701-356-7909

American Heritage Girls Troop ND0316

We will be having an Information Meeting and Registration night on Thursday August 30th at 7pm in the Holy Spirit Church Social Hall.  Parents with girls ages 5-18 are invited to attend to learn about this wonderful opportunity for their girls to enhance their faith, service, and leadership skills!  If you are unable to attend but would like more information, please contact Lynn Kotrba at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

"Building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country". 

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

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.

Walk with Christ for Life –Respect Life Sunday – Oct. 7

Bishop Folda invites the faithful of the diocese to join him in the annual Eucharistic procession, Walk with Christ for Life, on Respect Life Sunday, Oct. 7.  The day’s events will begin with Holy Mass at Noon, Cathedral of St. Mary, 604 Broadway, Fargo.  This will be followed by a prayerful, peaceful procession to the state’s only abortion facility.  A short prayer service will be held outside the abortion facility, and then those gathered will return to the Cathedral for Benediction.  A lunch will be served in the church social hall after Benediction.  The Walk is sponsored by the Diocese of Fargo Respect Life Office.  For more information, call Rachelle, (701) 356-7910. 

Ethical Decision Making in Sickness and Compromised States

Do you have questions about how to complete a Health Care Directive?  Can a person discontinue treatments such as dialysis or have a DNR?  What about providing nutrition and hydration? Join Fr. Tad Pacholczyk, PhD., in a discussion on Catholic health care principles that can guide persons and family members who are facing medical issues or would like to plan for future health care needs.  Fr. Tad currently serves as the Director of Education for the National Catholic Bioethics Center in Philadelphia and is a featured columnists in the  New Earth.  The workshop will be held Thursday, Oct. 11, from 7-9 p.m. at Sts. Anne and Joachim Church, 5202 25th St. South, Fargo. This event is sponsored by the Respect Life Office and is free and open to the public.  For more information contact Rachelle, 701-356-7910.

Humanae Vitae Fifty Years Later: October 12

This October Bishop John Folda and Father Tad Pacholczyk from the National Catholic Bioethics Center will be jointly presenting Humanae Vitae: 50 Years Later, a day-long seminar on Pope Paul VI’s landmark document and how it relates to major issues of our times such as in-vitro fertilization, transgenderism, and more.  The event will take place at Sts. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church in Fargo on October 12, 2018.  The cost to attend is $25 and includes lunch.  For more information or to register, visit www.fargodiocese.org/hv


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.  

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


St. Paul’s Catholic Newman Center (on the NDSU campus) in Fargo, ND is accepting applications for a FT Development Director.  The Development Director personally represents St. Paul’s Newman Center and ignites benefactors and potential benefactors to continually support our work.  Ideal candidate needs to understand the value of campus ministry at a state university, and be effective in communicating that to the current and future benefactors.  Immediately, they will be helping to finish a successful campaign, as well as build the next steps for the future needs of the development program.  This position requires previous experience in fund development and the ability to work in an extremely fast, results driven environment.  The successful candidate will work closely with the Director of the NDSU Newman Center, as well as current development staff.  Immediate goals will be to close out a 21.5 million dollar campaign with a hopeful ground breaking the spring of 2019.  The ideal candidate will work with current and future benefactors who have pledged anywhere $100,000 - $5,000,000 and continually focus on networking and growing the donor base.  Extensive knowledge and experience with major and planned giving experience is a must.  Ideal candidate should be familiar with Raiser’s Edge NXT software.  Please click on this link to apply through our talent partner, Sagency. Apply immediately, position open until filled.

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:Teachers Wanted

  • Curriculum/Tech Specialist – Shanley/Sullivan
  • Science Teacher – Shanley
  • Social Studies Teacher – Sullivan
  • Resource Teacher – Trinity
  • Library Medial Specialist – Trinity
  • Health/PhyEd Teacher – Shanley/Sullivan
  • Pre-Kindergarten Teacher – Nativity
  • Elementary Teacher – Trinity 

JPII Catholic Schools is looking to hire a Head Cook.

Website at https://www.jp2schools.org/central-office/careers/ or contact Human Resources at 701-893-3231 or 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.


St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store Seeking Volunteers

This Lent, offer your time to the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift store.  Offer your strength to pick up donations.  Offer your gift of seeing quality to sort merchandise.   Offer your creativity to set attractive displays.

Sale proceeds are distributed to local St. Vincent de Paul Council and Parish Conferences for formation and ministry to our friends in need.  St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store, 2796 5 Ave S.  Call 364-9404 to make your Lenten offering.  www.stvincentdepaulthriftstore.org