Willow Lake Church to have sing-a-long
Willow Lake Church of Currie will have a sing-a-long at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, July 8. All are welcome to the event and are invited to stay for a Subway sandwich box lunch following the sing-a-long.
Johanneck to be ordained to the priesthood
Deacon Aaron T. Johanneck, son of Thomas and Constance Johanneck of Seaforth, will be ordained to the priesthood by Bishop John M. LeVoir at 10 a.m. Saturday, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. A reception will follow the Mass.
Johanneck is a 2001 graduate of Wabasso High School. In 2005, he received a bachelor of arts in Catholic studies from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, with minors in sociology and music. His seminary education includes pre-theology at the St. Paul Seminary, St. Paul (2005-2007); a bachelor of sacred theology (STB) from the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome (2007-2010); and a license in sacred theology (STL) from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome (2010-present).
On Oct. 7, 2010, he was ordained to the diaconate at the Basilica of St. Peter in Vatican City by Bishop Bernard A. Hebda. From October 2010-June 2011, he interned at the Church of St. Mary in New Ulm.
Following his ordination, Johanneck will have a parish assignment for six weeks before returning to the Pontifical North American College in Rome to complete his studies.
Johanneck will offer a Mass of Thanksgiving at 3 p.m. Sunday, at the Church of St. Mary in Seaforth.
Pommier to celebrate 45 years of priesthood
The Rev. Richard "Dick" Pommier (OMI) will celebrate 50 years of religious vows and 45 years as an ordained priest at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, July 8, with a Mass of celebration at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Currie. A dinner reception will follow in the church hall.
July 4 festival and dinner in Wilno
All are welcome to come to the 129th Annual 4th of July festival and dinner at St. John Canticus Church in Wilno Wednesday. A delicious turkey dinner with all the trimmings and homemade pies and desserts will be served from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. There will be a raffle drawing at 4:30 p.m. (over 200 prizes), need not be present to win.
There will also be live music, bingo, a cake walk, kid's activities, a kids tractor pull, a beer garden and various games of chance available on the grounds.
The church and basement are now handicap accessible and air conditioned. Wilno is located 3 miles North of Ivanhoe on County Road 5 and 1/2 mile East on County Road 17.
Fourth annual Fourth of July Gospel Fest
The fourth annual Gospel Fest will be Wednesday, July 4, at the Historic Diamond Lake Dansk Menighed (Danish Church), on U.S. Highway 75 north of Lake Benton. Music will begin at 2:30 p.m. A picnic supper will be available from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Evening music and worship will be shared from 7-8 p.m.
The Munstermans of Ivanhoe, Kent Krumwiede, and the Grace Life Gospel Band of Marshall, together with other area musicians, will offer bluegrass, old time gospel and good old hymn singing. All are invited to attend.
Other groups or individuals wishing to share music are encouraged to contact the Rev. Steve Rasmusson at 507-829-9164 prior to coming.
The event is sponsored by the churches of the Winds of the Prairie Ministries.