Letter/Video from Superintendent of Catholic Schools

Dear Principals,

Grace and peace and love be with you all, as we begin Catholic Schools Week 2021!

I am so thankful for each of you—for the resilience and commitment you have brought to your schools, especially over this past year.  I am inspired by what you do, and I know that I share this with the students, staff, teachers and families you serve.

In honor of your ministry, I am pleased to share this prayer service and celebration of our Catholic schools in the Diocese of Saint Cloud.  It will be visible tomorrow morning on the Diocese YouTube page, as well as the Catholic Education Ministries main page on our Diocesan website.  I wanted to make sure that you could access it ahead of time, however.

We hope you have an opportunity to share this with your students, teachers and staff this week.  The video is approximately 19 minutes long, with a liturgy of the Word led by Bishop Kettler, a slideshow reflection inspired by the Gospel, prayers of the faithful from students, and a greeting from each of our schools.

We will also make this available on the Diocese Facebook page this week, to share with families and friends.

Without further ado, you can access the video here:


I pray for each of you, and your school communities, for this great week of celebration!



David Fremo

Superintendent of Catholic Schools

Director, Catholic Education Ministries

Diocese of Saint Cloud

Pastoral Center

307 7th Avenue North

Saint Cloud, MN  56303

320-251-0111, ext. 1