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Faith

Faith Briefs for Nov. 8

Catholic Daughters meeting is Monday The Catholic Daughters of the Americas meeting is Monday in Carlin Hall following the 5:30 p.m. Mass. A light lunch will be served, followed by the business meeting and a special presentation by Evonne Sievert “Spiritual Enhancement.” GriefShare: ...

Faith Briefs

Holiday Bazaar is Nov. 23 in Russell The 38th annual Holiday Bazaar is from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Russell Community Center in Russell. Bake sale and gift items. Lunch is served all day. The event is sponsored by the Ladies of Grace-First Parish. For more information, call ...

Faith Briefs for Oct. 18

Election Day dinner is Nov. 5 at Grace First Parish The 124th annual Election Day dinner is from 4:30-7 p.m. Nov. 5 at Grace First Parish in Russell. The cost for adults is $12, youth 5-12 are $6. Menu includes turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, beets, corn, rolls and desserts. ...

Six women, more than 200 years experience combined

FARIBAULT — The Emeralds of Faribault will be holding an Employee Recognition dinner in celebration of six employees who have served care center residents for more than 40 years each. In the late 1970s, the center hired Tammy Quast, Deb Keilen, Teresa Ozmun, Joann Snow, Brenda Schwartz, and ...

Local/National Faith Briefs

Right to bear arms program is Wednesday at Living Word A program, “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness: The Right to Bear Arms,” will be Wednesday at Living Word Lutheran Church in Marshall. The Rev. Frank Figueroa, senior pastor at Waipio Grace Brethren Church in Oahu, Hawaii will ...

Local/National Faith Briefs

CDA to have fundraiser at Pizza Ranch Catholic Daughters invite the public to Pizza Ranch in Marshall on Monday between 5-8 p.m. for a fundraiser. A percentage of sales along with tips will go toward CDA’s various projects. Virginia woman sues, says prayer break request cost her ...

Local/National Faith Briefs

Rebuilding series offered Widowed, divorced, separated? Beginning Experience SW Minnesota is offering the Rebuilding series for 10 weeks beginning Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church on Church and A streets in Marshall. The support group is open to people of all denominations. ...

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 ...