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Faith briefs for March 25

March 25, 2011
Marshall Independent

Holy Redeemer Council of Catholic Women to meet Monday

Deacon Jacob Niemand will speak at the Council of Catholic Women meeting Monday. Mass will be at 5:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Chapel. Following mass a light supper will be served at the Adult Community Center. Deacon Niemand will speak at 7 p.m. "Marriage and Family Life."

Deacon Jacob Niemand was raised in Montevideo. He graduated from Montevideo Senior High School in 2002. He attended Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa, for two years, studying mass communications and environmental sciences. He entered St. John Vianney College Seminary on the campus of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul in August of 2004. He graduated cum laude from St. Thomas in May 2004 with a degree in philosophy. In August of 2004, he entered Saint Meinrad School of Theology and Seminary in southern Indiana. He was ordained to the diaconate for the Diocese of New Ulm on June 5, 2010.

He currently is engaged in his pastoral internship year at St. Mary's Church in Sleepy Eye. His hobbies include radio broadcasting, thunderstorm weather archiving, and working on his car. He has been to Guam, Japan, and Guatemala.

All area women, men and youth are invited to hear Deacon Niemand speak on "Marriage and Family Life." Come for the whole evening or any part that fits in your schedule.RSVP dinner reservations to Arlene at: or 532-3912.

The CCW General meeting will follow Deacon Niemand's presentation.

CDA spring luncheons Thursday in Slayton

The spring luncheons sponsored by the Catholic Daughters will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays at St. Ann's Hall, Slayton. The menu includes hot sandwiches, salads, homemade pie, milk and coffee. Carryouts are available. The phone number is 836-8030. This Thursday's meal will feature hot turkey sandwiches.

Easter discussion Tuesdays, Wednesdays

The community is invited to a four-week series beginning Tuesday titled "Why Easter? an Open discussion on the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ." This series will make the case for why the death of Christ was necessary, and why His resurrection proves that God has accepted the sacrifice on the behalf of all who would believe. The series will cover topics such as the nature of man, the nature of God, the reason for the Cross, and the reason for resurrection. The series will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at 200 E. College Drive Suite 160, and at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the SMSU Student Center couches. All people regardless of faith or lack of faith are invited to attend this free series. Bring only questions and an open mind. More information can be found at, or by calling 507-530-1453.

CDA April meeting date change announced

Catholic Daughters April meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hill Street Place in the Dining Hall. The evening will open with lunch. Activities include a presentation by a German exchange student followed by a Birthright baby shower and a presentation by Birthright. Members are asked to bring a baby or youthful picture of themselves for sharing.

Lamb to speak at LWML rally

The spring rally of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League will be Saturday, April 2, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Jasper. Registration begins at 11 a.m., dinner at 11:30 a.m., and the rally and speaker after the meal. The speaker will be Dr. James I. Lamb, the executive director of Lutherans for Life. His topic will be, "The Abundant Life," based on John 10:10. Lamb lives in State Center, Iowa, and is on the Sanctity of Life Committee for the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod Life Ministries. He will also speak at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 3, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Pipestone. The topic for youth will be, "Chastity, the Choice of Champions." The topic for adults will be, "The Handiwork of God." All are welcome to attend these presentations.



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