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Faith

Bema Live performance is Wednesday at MMS

The Bema Live is brought to the Marshall area by The Legacy Foundation, in cooperation with three other organizations in Window, Wilmar and Alexandria. Together, these organizations collaborated to bring Joe Mayers and his show to Minneota for a four-show tour. It will be presented at 7 p.m. ...

Pro-Life Gathering is Sept. 19

On Thursday, Holy Redeemer Catholic Church will be the hosts of the Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) Fall Tour Pro-Life Gathering. MCCL is a non-sectarian and non-partisan organization whose mission is to secure protection for human life from conception until natural death ...

South Dakota priest also is a father of two

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — The Rev. Tom Hartman’s first call was as a father. His second was as a Catholic priest. Hartman’s path to the cloth is one he loosely calls his resurrection story. It’s not a resurrection of mortal death, but the ending of one path and beginning of another he’d ...

Faith Briefs

Fall Festival is Sept. 15 at St. Edward St. Edward Church Fall Festival is Sunday, Sept. 15, in Minneota. The children’s carnival is from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Roast beef dinner is from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The cost is $10 for adults (13+), $5 for children (4-12). Catholic Daughters to meet ...

Rochester’s Bethel Lutheran marks 150 years in service

On March 4, 1869, Ulysses S. Grant was inaugurated as the 18th president of the United States. He succeeded Andrew Johnson, who had succeeded Abraham Lincoln. That same year, “War and Peace” was released, Mark Twain published his first book and the First Trans Continental Railroad was ...

Rockford, Ill., Catholic church to celebrate 100 years

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A northern Illinois church is going to celebrate its 100th birthday with a special Mass. The (Rockford) Register Star reports that an estimated 250 families are expected to participate in the festivities at St. Patrick Church in Rockford. It was formerly the biggest ...

St. Peter in Canby holding Fall Festival

Church of St. Peter in Canby will hold its annual Fall Festival 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 8. Mass will start at 10:30 a.m. and the festival will end with a raffle at 2 p.m. A homemade roast beef dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., featuring mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, coleslaw, ...

Tacoma landmark church to be demolished

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A landmark Catholic church in Tacoma will be demolished, church officials said. The decision about the Holy Rosary Catholic Church was announced during Saturday evening Mass by the Archdiocese of Seattle, the News Tribune reported . The Archdiocese said the church is ...

First Chinese bishop consecrated with pope’s OK after deal

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A Chinese Catholic bishop has been consecrated with Pope Francis’ approval, in the first such ordination since the Vatican and China signed a landmark deal last year over naming bishops. Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni confirmed Tuesday that Monsignor Antonio Yao Shun ...

World Wide Marriage Encounter is Sept. 14, 15

A World Wide Marriage Encounter is being offered Sept. 14-15 at Holy Redeemer School in Marshall beginning at 7:30 a.m. Saturday for a full day. It will continue on Sunday. To sign up go or to find out more information go to www.wwme.org or call 507-227-8229. A Worldwide Marriage Encounter ...

Bible class to start Sept. 5 at Christ Evangelical

The public is invited to Jesus Cares Ministry Bible Class of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Marshall which is starting on Thursday, Sept. 5, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at 208 W. Marshall St. and continues to meet the first and third Thursdays of the month September-May. Any individual in the ...

Longtime Rapid City church member fills many needs

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Sloppy joes are Phyllis Harper’s way of showing God’s love. For 32 years, she has led a team of volunteers from Bethel Assembly of God Church who prepares and serves dinner once a month at Cornerstone Rescue Mission. This week, Harper is retiring from her ...

Mankato area ELCA churches part of sanctuary declaration

MANKATO — One of the largest groups of Christian churches in the U.S. recently voted to become a sanctuary denomination, prompting local discussions on how to put the declaration into practice. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, or ELCA, made the decision at its churchwide assembly ...

Faith Briefs for Aug. 16

New GriefShare program starts Aug. 26 Community members who have experienced the death of a family member or friend are invited to participate in a GriefShare program at Holy Redeemer Church. This nondenominational program features Christ-centered teaching that focuses on grief topics ...

Local/National Faith Briefs

Legacy Foundation Golf Tournament is Monday The Legacy Foundation’s third annual Legacy Golf Tournament is Monday. This event is sponsored by local businesses so far 11 teams registered to compete and over 30 businesses that have supported the event through sponsorship. The Legacy ...

Proclaiming the gospel

MARSHALL — Shawn Polman, a new transitional deacon at Holy Redeemer, knew he wanted to be a deacon since third grade after altar serving as a boy. “I was kind of bored at Sunday Mass. I wanted to do something to get out of the pews and so altar serving gave me something to do on Sundays ...

Faith Briefs

Ice cream social is Thursday in Russell An ice cream social is planned from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Russell Community Center. The cost is a free-will donation. All proceeds will go to the Grace First Parish Sunday school. The menu includes hot dogs, chips, pie, ice cream sundaes and a ...

Amid sex abuse scandals, Vatican upholds confession secrecy

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Amid pedophile clergy scandals, the Vatican has declared “unacceptable” any efforts by politicians or lawmakers to force priests to violate their sacred obligation to keep secret what faithful tell them in confession. The Holy See’s Apostolic Penitentiary, a ...

Totus Tuus will be at Holy Redeemer

Totus Tuus will be in Marshall July 8-11 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for Grades 1-6 at Holy Redeemer School and at night July 7-10 at 7:30-9:30 p.m. for Grades 7-12 at the Faith Formation Center. The program for the elementary grades consists of Catechesis, songs, games, food and the ...

French priest defrocked

PARIS (AP) — France’s Catholic Church pronounced a priest guilty of sexually abusing multiple Boy Scouts over several years and defrocked him Thursday, an unusually strong move that reflects France's growing reckoning with clergy sex abuse. The ruling by a church tribunal was the latest ...