Faith Briefs for March 31

Lunch served in Slayton

The Court Queen of Peace is serving lunch from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. during Lent on Thursdays at Divine Mercy Hall, St. Ann’s Church, Slayton. The menu includes a hot beef/pork sandwich, salads and assorted desserts. Take-outs are available by calling 507-227-3068.

Soup & Sermon is Wednesday at Holy Redeemer

Holy Redeemer will be hosting Soup & Sermon on the first six Wednesdays during the Lenten season. Serving soup begins at 11:45 a.m. and the sermon will be at 12:05 p.m. in Carlin Hall. All faith denominations are welcome to attend.

Holy Redeemer Parish welcomes Brunsvold as parish administrator

Holy Redeemer Parish welcomed Quentin Brunsvold as parish administrator. His duties include working with task forces, staff coordination, special projects, physical plant, volunteers, and other jobs assigned by the pastor.

Christian rock concert is April 2 at MMS

Sonar, a Christian rock band, will perform from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the Marshall Middle School. The Christian rock concert and speaker event is open to the public. The evening includes Mass, a Subway meal and then the concert. If you plan to eat, RSVP to the Faith Formation office at 532-3602.

Kindergarten round-up is April 4 at Holy Redeemer School

Holy Redeemer School’s kindergarten Round-Up registration is April 4. All parents and future kindergarteners are welcome. Visitors may tour the school, see the classroom and meet the teacher.

CCW convention is April 29

The 58th annual Council of Catholic Women Convention is Saturday, April 29, at St. Mary’s in Sleepy Eye. The keynote speaker is Cari Donaldson who will speak about “Breaking the Chains of Human Trafficking.” Registration is at 7:30 a.m. Holy Redeemer CCW will pay the registration fee for women of the parish. Contact Joyce Strootman at 507-537-0682 or email by April 9 to get registered. A carpool from church parking lot will take place.

Columbarium construction starts in May at Calvary

Starting in May, construction will begin on the new Columbarium. This above-ground structure will house five pods, 636 spaces called “niches” with single and double niches at different price points.

It is projected that the cemetery will be full in 30 years and the Columbarium will allow for future burial of cremated remains and future revenue for the cemetery fund.

More details are available at or by calling the Parish Office (507-532-5711) or Quinn Horvath (507-532-4522).

Holy Redeemer Youth collecting gently used shoes

Holy Redeemer Youth attending the Steubenville/Rochester Retreat are collecting gently-used shoes. These shoes are sent to Third World countries. Drop off sites are at the YMCA, Holy Redeemer Church or the Faith Formation Center. For questions or need someone to pick up your shoes contact the Faith Formation Office at 532-3602.

Widowed, divorced or separated support group offered

Beginning Experience of Southwest Minnesota, a peer ministry support group for widowed, divorced and separated people, is offering a Weekend Retreat that provides an individual with the opportunity to encounter self and to grow with a purpose to achieve inner peace. The experience is to help close the door gently on the past and move on with renewed hope and purpose.

The weekend retreat will be at Shetek Lutheran Ministries and is scheduled for April 7-9. Deadline for registration is March 31.

Contacts are Laurie W:507-829-6692 or, MaryAnn S:507-828-2866 or, Mary J:507-872-6251 or