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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 Monday

Plan on attending the Catholic Daughters of Americas meeting on Monday in Carlin Hall following the 5:30 p.m. Mass. Welcome reception for new members, a light lunch served, followed by the business meeting.

Fall Festival is Sunday at St. Peter’s

St. Peter’s Catholic Church Canby Fall Festival is Sunday. Mass is at 10:30 a.m. Roast beef dinner will be served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Games and concessions are from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Raffle is at 2 p.m.

Weekend retreat offered in October

Beginning Experience of SW MN 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 take place Oct. 4-6 at Shetek Lutheran Ministries. Deadline for registrations is Sept. 27. Email swmnbe@gmail.com or call/text MaryAnn 507-828-2866, Laurie 507-829-4004 or Tim 507-530-6379.

Latter-day Saint mission president dies in the Philippines

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has died after having a stroke while serving as a mission president in the Philippines.

Church spokesman Daniel Woodruff said in a news release that Bradley Wayne Kirk died Wednesday morning after having a stroke Monday. The 61-year-old Kirk and his wife, Shirley, arrived to lead the mission in the Asian country in July.

Court rules against parishioners trying to save old church

MELROSE (AP) — A group of parishioners trying to save a historic church in central Minnesota has lost an appeal.

The Minnesota Court of Appeals has rejected an attempt by members of the Catholic Church of St. Mary in Melrose to save the 118-year-old structure.

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