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Local Coronavirus Cancellations

UPDATED March 18, 2020 (3:36 PM Central):

The following dioceses have suspended all public Masses until further notice:

Other Cancellations:

  • Diocese of Fargo:
    • Redeemed Women's Conference (to be rescheduled for Spring 2021)
    • Regional Confirmation and First Eucharist Masses
    • Middle School Extravaganza in Wimbledon, April 18
    • Last SEARCH weekend, April 17-19
    • St. Catherine's Parish Mission, Valley City, ND
    • RCIA classes and sacramental initiation of adults
    • All parish religious education classes
    • All communal parish events, including receptions and outside events held in parish facilities
    • Catholic schools remain closed
  • Diocese of Bismarck:
    • Catholic Daughters Card Party, March 22
    • Matt Fradd presentations, April
    • Simple Lenten Retreat for Men in Bismarck, April 4 (to be rescheduled)
    • KC Fish Fries that do not have the option for carry out (including Ascension Church in Bismarck and St. Joseph Church in Williston)
    • All scheduled celebrations of the sacrament of confirmation between March 22 and May 17 (To be rescheduled for the fall between September and December 2020)
    • All Communal Penance Services
    • All parish religious education classes
    • Catholic schools remained closed
    • Chrism Mass will be celebrated without a congregation present on April 6 at 11:00 AM CT and will be able to be viewed on the diocesan website
  • Diocese of Crookson (Updates and impacts can be found at:; COVID-19 Resources can be found at
    • KC Fish Fry Dinner in Frazee, March 20
    • Communal Penance Services
  • Diocese of Duluth:
    • Women of Faith Conference, March 28
  • Diocese of Superior:
    • High School Discipleship Weekend in Rhinelander
    • All non-essential parish gatherings
    • All classroom Religious Education programs
    • Catholic schools remain closed
    • Priests Assembly
    • Public celebration of the Chrism Mass (looking into having it live streamed from the Cathedral)
  • Diocese of New Ulm:
    • Broom Tree Retreat, March 20
    • Marriage Preparation Program, March 21
    • Brunch with the Bishop, March 22
  • Diocese of Winona-Rochester:
    • St. Theodore Church Fish Fry in Albert Lea, MN, March 20
  • Diocese of Rapid City
    • Pastoral Ministry Days, March 29-31
    • Chrism Mass, March 30
    • Catholic Social Services Palm Sunday Brunch, April 5
  • Diocese of Sioux Falls
    • Gift of Hope Concert with Jennifer Fulwiler
    • Confirmations and First Holy Communions through April 2020 (will be rescheduled)
    • Lenten Communal Penances
    • Chrism Mass will be prayed in the Cathedral of St. Joseph with only the liturgical ministers present and live-streamed

Monday, April 6th

Fr. Brandon Moravitz & Mark Cheney LIVE from
Holy Spirit Church in Virginia, MN


Daily Mass with Fr. Brandon Moravitz, 9:05-9:30

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Mike Ferrell, 9:35-9:50

The stock market just recorded its worst first quarter in history due to the coronavirus pandemic. What can we make of this, and what does it mean for your money? That’s what we’ll discuss with Mike Ferrell of Catholic United Financial.

Virginia, MN Exodus 90 Fraternity, 10:00-10:20

Why is it so important to stay connected with others during this pandemic? A few men from Virginia, MN will share their thoughts based on their experience of being in an Exodus 90 fraternity.


Fr. Brian Christensen, 10:20-10:35

We are an Easter people! Have you ever heard this phrase? What does it mean, and how can we keep the joy of Easter alive in our hearts, even in the midst of the trials we face now?

RPR Rosary, 10:35-11:00

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Tuesday, April 7th

Fr. Richard Kunst & Kevin Pilon LIVE from
St. James Church in Duluth, MN

Daily Mass with Fr. Richard Kunst, 9:05-9:30

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Straight Talk with Fr. Richard Kunst, 9:35-10:00

Bishop John LeVoir, 10:00-10:20

Although it will look much different this year, the celebration of Holy Week is one of the most sacred times of the year. How can our families participate in this beautiful week while in our homes? Bishop John LeVoir of the Diocese of New Ulm will offer his guidance.


Brady Andersen, 10:20-10:35


What is it like to be preparing to enter the Church at Easter and have the coronavirus come along and completely change things? Brady Andersen will share his experience as he talks about what’s next for him with RCIA classes being deferred for now.


 RPR Rosary, 10:35-11:00

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Wednesday, April 8th

Fr. Craig Vasek LIVE from
the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND


 Daily Mass with Fr. Craig Vasek, 9:05-9:30

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Msgr. Gregory Schlesselmann, 9:35-10:00

How can we mentally, emotionally, and spiritually engage in Holy Week without being physically present? That’s what we’ll find out as we visit with Msgr. Gregory Schlesselmann of the Diocese of Fargo.


Fr. Nick Schneider, 10:00-10:20

Schneider, Fr. NickGiven that the date of Easter cannot be transferred, the Vatican has issued a decree about how bishops and priests may celebrate the Holy Week liturgies. Fr. Nick Schneider, Director of Worship for the Bismarck Diocese, will explain what the Vatican has said and how it will impact us this week.

Fr. Anthony Urban, 10:20-10:35

Tune in to hear how priests like Fr. Antony Urban of the Diocese of Sioux Falls are getting creative by using technology to further the Kingdom of God during this coronavirus pandemic.


  RPR Rosary, 10:35-11:00

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Thursday, April 9th

Fr. Randal Kasel & Matt Willkom LIVE from
the Church of St. Michael in Pine Island, MN


  Exposition / Morning Prayer / Chaplet of Divine Mercy / Benediction, 9:05-9:30

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Bishop John Quinn, 9:35-10:00

Bishop Quinn of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester will offer a special reflection as we begin the Paschal Triduum, focusing on Holy Thursday and the institution of the priesthood.


Fr, Randal Kasel, 10:00-10:20

Host Fr. Randal Kasel will reflect on the Lord’s Passion and death as he helps us prepare for what we’ll experience on Good Friday.


 Fr. Kristopher Cowles, 10:20-10:35


After 40 days of journeying through the desert, how do we celebrate Easter in a truly Catholic way? Fr. Kristopher Cowles of the Diocese of Sioux Falls will offer some insight during this segment.

  RPR Rosary, 10:35-11:00

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Friday, April 3rd

Jack & Doreen Kennelly LIVE from

Fargo, ND


Daily Mass with Msgr. Joseph Goering, 9:05-9:30

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Dr. James Link, 9:35-10:00

Diocese of Bismarck | Clean Heart OnlineHow can we not just survive but enjoy life at home during this pandemic? We’ll discuss this with psychologist Dr. James Link.


Jason Adkins, 10:00-10:15

What’s been happening at the MN Capitol in response to the Coronavirus? We’ll find out as we visit with Jason Adkins of the Minnesota Catholic Conference.

Fr. Kyle Metzger, 10:20-10:35

Diocese of Fargo | Fr. Kyle Metzger | Fargo, NDWe’ll unpack the beauty of the Liturgy of the Hours and how your family can make this a daily devotion as we visit with Fr. Kyle Metzger of the Diocese of Fargo.

  RPR Rosary, 10:35-11:00

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