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Faith briefs, Jan. 11

Catholic Schools Raffle returns to St. Philip's

BEMIDJI—Starting Friday, Jan. 11, students at St. Philip's Catholic School will join students from 90 other schools across Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota to sell $5 raffle tickets for a 2019 Chevy TRAX, a $20,000 cash prize or other prizes totaling $40,000 in value.

The money raised allows schools to provide tuition assistance, update technology systems and to cover the cost of special learning opportunities such as guest speakers and field trips. In its 10th year, the Catholic Schools Raffle has raised more than $7 million for Catholic schools in the three states.

Ticket sales will go through Sunday, Feb. 24, and can be purchased at participating schools and from St. Philip's students, in either the parish or school office or after weekend Masses. The grand prize drawing ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 5, at the Catholic United Financial Home Office in St. Paul. Raffle updates and a full list of participating schools can be found on Facebook at

Bemidji March For Life set for Jan. 19

BEMIDJI—The 2019 March for Life in Bemidji will take place at noon on Saturday, Jan. 19.

The day's events will begin with a gathering at the Beltrami County Courthouse, 600 Minnesota Ave. NW, followed by a march down Beltrami Avenue, and finishing at St. Philip's Catholic Church.

A short program will take place after the march followed by a soup and sandwich luncheon served by the Knights of Columbus. This is family event for all ages.

Bemidji Area Aglow to meet Jan 12.

BEMIDJI—Bemidji Area Aglow will meet 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Jan. 12, at Beltrami Electric, 4111 Technology Drive NW in the Community Room. The meeting will focus on the revelation gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Community meal at Free Church

BLACKDUCK—There will be a free community meal at Blackduck Free Church at 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14. The church is located at 241 Oscar Ave. SW. Call (218) 835-4580 for more information.

Bible study for 50 and older at Bemidji Baptist

BEMIDJI—The Bemidji Baptist Church will host a bible study for anyone 50 years and older, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15, followed by a meal. The church is located at 2130 Paul Bunyan Drive SE, just south of Northwest Technical College. For more information, call (218) 751-9311 or visit

Christian Women's Luncheon on Jan. 21

BEMIDJI—Area women are invited to the Bemidji Christian Women's Luncheon at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at the Eagle's Club, 1270 Neilson Ave. SE.

Along with a meal, there will be a variety of entertainment. Lillia Kastner will be performing on violin and piano, Brandon Mustful from Great River Rescue will talk about programs on animal rescue and care, and Gloria Goodwin from Bagley will talk about "Being an Overcomer in Life."

Reservations: Linda at (218) 444-4709 or Carolyn at (218) 751-4597. Walk-ins are also welcome.