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Cross Rock News & Events

Cross Rock ACC Board Members:
St. Stanislaus, Bowlus: Gene Bechtold and Dave Waletski
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Opole: Katie Knettel & Pat Maciej
Holy Cross, North Prairie: Peter Borash & Rich Zabinski
Immaculate Conception, Rice: Chris Van Heel & Natalie Schmitt
Holy Trinity, Royalton: Gary Opatz & Steve Bishop

North Prairie Christian Mothers will have a meeting on June 13th at 7:00pm.

“Lord of the Dance” is theme for Fun, Food & Fund Day - June 20, 2024
Looking to get out and have some fun? Love Silent Auctions? Gather your friends and head to St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre for the St. Cloud Diocesan Council of Catholic Women’s Annual Fun, Food & Fund Day on Thursday, June 20. Registration and refreshments start at 8:15am; silent auction opens at 9:00am. Enjoy entertainment throughout the day while you “shop”. Mass and lunch are included. Silent auction closes at 12:45pm. Registration is $20 by 6/10; $25 after 6/10 or at the door. Make check payable to St. Cloud DCCW and send to Lora Knafla, Treasurer, at 11719 16th Ave. NW, Rice, MN 56367; or contact Lora
at (320) 393-2701.

MCCL Life Leadership Camp will be held this year June 24-27 and August 11-14 in Paynesville, MN. This is a pro-Life 4-day education Camp for students entering grades 9-12, or college freshmen. The Morrison County chapter will pay the $100.00 fee to attend. If interested please call Rachel Schilling 320.360.5588, or Sue Houdek 320.630.7046.

We are excited to invite your students to MCCL’s 2024 Life Leadership Camp, a pro-life summer camp equipping high school students to defend the rights of the unborn and become the pro-life leaders of tomorrow. Event Details: Dates: June 24-27 or August 11-14 Location: Camp Koronis, Paynesville, MN Life Leadership Camp offers four days of pro-life education (two full days and two partial days), including guest speakers and sessions covering topics relating to abortion and other right-to-life issues. It equips students to make a difference in their schools and communities, and it does so in a summer camp environment with games and fun outdoor activities. The camp is open to high school students entering grades 9-12 or college freshmen in the coming fall. The cost to attend is $100 per student, which includes meals, accommodation, materials, and a T-shirt; scholarships may also be available. To register or for more information, please visit

Mass Intentions: In our ACC we are at our maximum of Mass Intentions waiting to be said. As a result we will not be accepting New Mass Intentions until we work through the current Mass Intentions on the books. If there are more than 5 Mass Intentions on the books for a person, they will be sent out to the Missions, Religious Orders, Hospitals or Nursing Homes. We are working towards getting in alignment with Canon Law. Which states: Canon law stipulates that no priest or institution is permitted to accept more offerings for Masses than can be satisfied within a year (Canon 953). We understand that Mass Intentions are important and we apologize for any inconveniences. We will post in the bulletin when we can accept any new intentions. Be assured that if a loved one dies that it will be an exception to the policy and Masses will be said.

Mark your Calendars… Future ACC Events
June 13: North Prairie - Christian Mothers Meeting at 7:00pm
June 16: Royalton - Father's Day Breakfast (Steubenville Fundraiser) after 8:00am Mass
June 18: Rice - Baptism Class at 6:00pm
June 25: Bowlus - Encounter Night at 7:00pm
June 28 & 29: Royalton - Cross Rock Youth Group Murder Myster Dinner Theater - 6:30-9:00pm each night

Totus Tuus 2024
July 28 - August 2, 2024
HOSTED AT: Holy Trinity Church, 216 N 2nd ST, Royalton, MN
Daily Mass at 11:15am. All are welcome!
Totus Tuus is a Catholic week-long "parish mission” for youth entering PreK and grades 1 through 12. It is dedicated to the proclamation of the Gospel and promoting the Catholic faith through evangelization, catechesis, apologetics, Christian witness, the sacraments, Marian devotion, and Eucharistic worship.
Totus Tuus aims to assist parents and parishes in the evangelizing and catechizing of their youth by supplementing the work they are already doing. The methodology, structure, content, and enthusiasm of Totus Tuus is concerned not only with teaching the faith, but also igniting the hearts of the team members and young people. The result has been the formation of youth and young adults who continue to dedicate themselves to the Church's mission of evangelization.
Volunteers needed to help with this adventure to host the Totus Tuus team (2 seminarians and 2 college-aged women), host the team for meals, provide lunches at church during the program for the team, and helpers during the PreK-grade 6 program. CONTACT NICOLE WITH QUESTIONS OR TO SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER: 218-230-3482 (call or text) OR AT To register, scan and complete the form.

Cross Rock ACC Bible Studies
Thursday Evenings, 6:30pm, Royalton Church Basement

*Bowlus Prayer Line Leader: Rita Trettel
- Royalton/North Prairie Prayer Line Leader: Janice Breth
- Rice Prayer Line Leader: Colleen Burton
*Bulletin Prayer List: Let Jean in the Office know. We need permission from the individual or family to list in bulletin.

ACC Youth Group Meets on Sunday evenings from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at Royalton.

Office Reminders:
*Office hours are Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm - Lunch from 12:00pm-12:30pm
*Bulletin Information: If you would like something in the bulletin, please have it to the office by Tuesday of the week that you want it in the bulletin.
*When writing a check for giving, please write it out to the individual parish, as the bank will not cash/deposit a check written to Cross Rock ACC
*If you are writing a check for Mass Intentions for any of the parishes, the check can be made out to Holy Trinity. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the office at 320-393-2725. THANK YOU for your help with this.
*Mass Intentions - $10.00 each.
*If you have any changes to your household such as a phone # change, address change, member change please contact the office so we can update our programs.
*We keep children on their parents' registration until they are 24 if they want to remain members, they will need to contact the office or they will be taken off the census program.

Youth going to Steubenville will be hosting a Father's Day breakfast fundraiser at Holy Trinity after the 8:00am Mass on June 16th. They will serve until 12 noon, with a takeout option. Free-will offering.

It time to fill spots on the Finance Council in each Parish. You will find nomination forms in the pews the weekend of June 22 & 23rd. Please fill them out with 2 names of people that you think would make a great addition to our Finance Councils. Each parish is looking to fill 2 spots.

Father Sauer is also looking for nominations for the ACC Pastoral Board. Nomination slips will be in the Parishes that will need nominations for the ACC Pastoral Board.

Gregory the Great Knights of Columbus: St. Edwards Church in Elmdale will celebrate their first Mass after their fire with Bishop Neary on Saturday June 29th at 5:00pm. The Gregory the Great Knights of Columbus have been asked to help with the reception after Mass. We will help with food service, clean-up and where needed. The meal is potluck with the parish suppling the Roast Beef. Knights please bring your name badges to wear during the reception and blue shirts are optional. If you have any questions please reach out to Jeff Czech.

Gregory the Great Knights of Columbus will have a float in the Bowlus Parade on July 7th. Contact Jeff Czech with any questions.

Roof Update: We are working towards our goal of replacing the Flat Roof above the Fellowship Hall. We are at $11,260.55. Thank you to the generous parishioners who have helped toward our goal. We still have a ways to go. You can donate easily online. Go to hit the Cross Rock Community drop down menu and click on Immaculate Conception and then click on Donate to Immaculate Conception or you can drop a donation in the collection basket at Mass. If you have any questions, please reach out to the office.

Church Ministries: The parishes are always looking for parishioners that are interested in Church Ministry. If you are interested in becoming a Usher, Eucharistic Minister, Altar Server, Sacristan, Communion to Homebound, Cantor or Lector. Please reach out to Ben Borash and he will get you in the right direction. We are also looking for parishioners who would be able to help out at funerals or special occasions in these positions.

Cross Rock youth are invited to attend the Steubenville Youth Conference, July 12-15, 2024! We will be heading to the one located in Rochester, MN. Cost per student is currently $550. Fundraising is already underway, but we need everyone's help to lower the cost as much as possible! And the more that sign up, the lower the price will be as well. This conference is for students who are currently in grades 8-12, and young adults (up to age 21), who are interested in going to Steubenville this year. To sign up for a spot and begin fundraising, reach out to the youth minister, Nicole Koll, at 218-230-3482 (text or call) or email at Or scan the code in the bulletin to get the Commitment form, complete it, and turn it into the ACC office with the deposit (you can also download the form from our website homepage - Deadline for sign-up is May 10th.

Interested in becoming Catholic or learning more about the Faith? Please join us at 7pm - 8pm at Holy Trinity on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Sundays of the month until Easter (holiday weekends excluded). Classes have started but it is not too late to join in. Be informed and inspired! Call or text Ben Borash for info and possible changes in class location.

Pastoral Associate: Baptisms, Baptism Preparations, Weddings, Communion at Home, Visits, Funerals Contact: Ben Borash, Pastoral Associate or 320-412-9342.

Rice Area Senior Citizens will meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 12:00pm at the Creamery Cafe in Rice. All are Welcome.

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