The first step in implementing Area Catholic Communities throughout the Diocese of Saint Cloud is to create ACC planning councils. Each parish will have equal representation within their area. We are asking all appointed members of the ACC planning councils to attend one of the formation days. |  Register here.

  • Saturday, April 6
    St. Mary’s, Alexandria
  • Monday, April 8
    St. Mary Help of Christians, St. Augusta * This is a change from original information
  • Saturday, April 13
    Our Lady of Lourdes, Little Falls
  • Saturday, May 18
    Sacred Heart, Sauk Rapids




This day is dedicated to learning about the vision of Area Catholic Communities, the planning process and steps to take to create and reach your area short term and long term goals and objectives. Prayer, content and discussion will be a part of this day.


The Agenda for the day:

9:00 a.m.       Prayer

9:30 a.m.       What is Parish?

10:00 a.m.     Area Catholic Communities

11:00 a.m.      What does a Vibrant ACC look like?

Noon              Lunch

12:45 p.m.     The Planning Process

1:15 p.m.        Discernment and Decision Making

1:45 p.m.        Closing Prayer



We look forward to seeing you at one of the formation days! | Register here.