• 31 Dec

    Boys' Choir, Prep School Unite for 'Oliver!' Musical

    Saint John's Preparatory School is putting on its biggest spring musical to date, with 65 cast members in its "Oliver!" production. The prep school, for the first time, is collaborating with the Saint John's Boys' Choir for the musical, which opens Friday. Like the Charles Dickens novel it's adapted from, "Oliver!" tells the story of young, street-smart orphans in 19th century England. They rely on each other (and pickpocketing) to survive.

  • 31 Dec

    National Catholic Youth Choir Auditions Announced

    NATIONAL CATHOLIC YOUTH CHOIR is seeking high school singers to audition for the 2015 camp and multi-state concert tour. The choir is led by Axel Theimer and founding director Fr. Anthony Ruff, OSB. NCYC admits U.S. students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.

  • 31 Dec

    Abbot John Klassen's Ash Wednesday Homily

    “Remember woman, remember man, that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” “Repent and believe in the Gospel.” These two short admonitions, though coming from very different parts of the Bible, form a diptych, two illuminated pages, side by side, turned toward each other, in lively conversation.

  • 31 Dec

    Our Catholic Schools Foster Faith, Excellence

    During my travels around the Diocese of St. Cloud, I’ve had the opportunity to visit many of our Catholic schools, and I’m inspired by what I have seen. We are blessed with teachers, principals and staff who are committed to fostering excellence in all areas of school life. And, through their teaching and personal witness, they are helping their students to grow closer to Christ and live out Gospel values in their schools, homes and communities.