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Pilgrimage is planned on Jan. 22 to the St. Paul Cathedral and Capitol On Jan. 22 the 46th anniversary of Roe v Wade will be commemorated as a day of prayer and witness to the sanctity of all human life. Bishop John LeVoir has granted a partial indulgence to all who attend the Cathedral ...

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Catholic Daughters to meet Monday The Catholic Daughters of Americas will meet Monday in Carlin Hall following the 5:30 pm. Mass. A light lunch will be served followed by the business meeting. Holy Redeemer fundraiser starts today The Catholic Schools Raffle returns this winter to Holy ...

I believe these things are true

I have worked during the Advent season to avoid writing my weekly column about politics. Instead, I have tried to devote myself to focusing on Christianity, given the whole season exists due to the birth of Jesus. On my radio show, I occasionally branch off from the daily news and politics into ...

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GriefShare: Surviving the Death of a Spouse is Jan. 7 Loss of a Spouse seminar is at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 7, at the Holy Redeemer gathering area. The seminar is a helpful, nondenominational, encouraging evening. At a Loss of a Spouse event you will learn what to expect in the weeks and months ...

Women in clergy becoming a growing trend across the US

WEST BEND, Wis. (AP) — Cristy Schoob is grateful and blessed, maybe even a bit lucky, she got the message when she did. At the end of her sophomore year, she handed her yearbook to her pastor and asked him to sign it. He did so and left a note that set up the rest of her life: “What a ...

Breakfast with Santa is Saturday at Cornerstone Church

Breakfast with Santa is Saturday at Cornerstone Church, 202 N. 4th St., Marshall. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and Santa arrives at 10 a.m. Program will conclude by 10:30 a.m. for photos to begin. This is a free event for all children ages zero to fourth-grade.

Jesus Cares Ministries invites public to Christmas service Thursday

The community is invited to hear about the birth of Jesus Christ as the participants of Jesus Cares Ministry Bible class present The Nativity Christmas service at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 208 W. Marshall St. in Marshall. The church is fully accessible. After the ...

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is Sunday at St. James

The annual candlelight service, “A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols,” will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at St. James Episcopal Church, 101 N. Fifth St., Marshall. Since first introduced by King’s College, Cambridge, England in 1918, the service begins with the singing of “Once in Royal ...

Community Christmas Dinner offered at Holy Redeemer

The Community Christmas Dinner will be held at noon on Christmas Day in Carlin Hall at Holy Redeemer Church, 503 W. Lyon St. Everyone welcome. Call to reserve any take-out meals no later than noon on Friday, Dec. 21, by calling the church office at 532-5711. Free will donations will be accepted.

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Meredith Andrews to perform Saturday at Lake Sarah Baptist Word Worship Music recording artist Meredith Andrews will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at Lake Sarah Baptist Church, Slayton. Andrews is a two-time Dove Award winner and seven-time nominee including Worship Song of the Year ...

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Greathouse to serve Winds of the Prairie Winds of the Prairie Ministries (Bethany Lutheran Church, Arco, and Bethany-Elim Lutheran Church, Ivanhoe) announced it has received a settled pastor, the Rev. Jeff Greathouse, who started Nov. 1. Greathouse grew up in New Cumberland, W.V. He ...

Church opens in former Wisconsin tavern

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) — A closed tavern in Chippewa Falls that appeared slated for demolition has been given new life as it has reopened as a church. River City Community Church has leased the building, moving into the building in August that was known as The Lodge for the past ...

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Catholic Daughters to meet Monday; will have guest speaker The Catholic Daughters of Americas will have its monthly meeting on Monday in Carlin Hall following the 5:30 pm. Mass. A light lunch will be served, then a guest speaker: Megan Meier “What you need to know!” She will speak about ...

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Marshall is among drop-off sites for international Christmas project Nov. 12-19 This month, Marshall will be among 5,000 U.S. drop-off locations collecting shoebox gifts for children overseas during Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week, Nov. 12-19. Marshall families, ...

Faith Briefs for Oct. 19

Pipestone Zone LWML Fall Rally is Oct. 27 The 2018 Pipestone Zone LWML Fall Rally will be at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Pipestone on Saturday, Oct. 27. Registration starts at 9 a.m., the rally begins at 9:30 a.m.. The speaker will be the Rev. William Utech on “Hope for the ...

Greathouse to be ordained Saturday

MARSHALL — The Southwest Minnesota State University Campus Religious Center will be the site for an ordination into the ministry Saturday. Jeff Greathouse will be ordained into the ministry after being called by Winds of the Prairie Ministries. “I have been serving Grace First parish in ...

Moat has a love for little children

MARSHALL – Her love for children is what has moved Ella Moat to teach Sunday school for the past 70 years. “I started teaching when I was 16. The kids are just so adorable,” she said. “They come up with sweet little things. They're so precious when they sing once a month.” Moat, ...

Pope compares abortion to hiring a hit man

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis compared abortion to a mafia-style killing Wednesday, saying it’s the equivalent of hiring a hit man to “take out a human life to solve a problem.” Francis made the comments, among his strongest yet against abortion, during his weekly Wednesday audience ...

12,000 Catholic school students celebrate Mass at U.S. Bank Stadium

MINNEAPOLIS —12,000 fourth through eighth grade students from the 79 Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis celebrated the second Mass of the Holy Spirit Wednesday to help kick off the new school year. The event was organized by the Catholic Schools Center ...

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Rosary Crusade is Oct. 13 at Memorial Park The public is invited to the 2018 Public Square Rosary Crusade at noon Oct. 13 at Memorial Park. The event includes prayer, repentance and conversion. For more information, call Al Eggermont at 507-401-1234 or 507-537-1234. Catholic Daughters to ...