solidarity_celebration2010“We came to care for them as family; we couldn’t say good-bye or let go of that last hug!” (host of 2014 delegate from partner diocese)

The Mission Office believes in the power of relationships and coming together in solidarity with our brothers and sisters from other parts of the world!  It is for this reason that we invest a great deal of time and resources into not one, but TWO fantastic global solidarity partnerships on the diocesan level.

These partnerships, with a diocese in Kenya and one in Venezuela, date back from 15 to 50 years, and each include mutual sharing of people, prayer and resources.  They involve travel, personnel-exchanges, occasional projects or donations, and a great deal of prayer – all part of our journeying to God together.

Find out more about these diocesan partnerships and how you can be involved:

 

Join us on Saturday, September 5th, 2015 for the 2nd Annual Partnership Barn Dance.  The event will celebrate our two diocesan partnerships, and this year will honor special anniversaries for each.  The event is open to everyone and will include Mass with Bishop Kettler, live music, cultural foods, kids activities, bonfire, silent auction, and more!  View the Barn Dance flyer here, and join us on September 5th at Holy Spirit Church in St. Cloud for this great event!