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Faith Briefs for Oct. 9

Drive-by farewell planned for LeVoir

On Sunday, the faithful of the Diocese of New Ulm will have the opportunity to say good-bye and thank you to their shepherd of 12 years who recently retired, Bishop John M. LeVoir.

Due to the COVID-19 social distancing restrictions, the diocese will host a drive-by farewell from 1-2 p.m. at the north entryway parking lot of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. Prior to the farewell event, Bishop LeVoir will celebrate the 10 a.m. Mass at the Cathedral which will be livestreamed on the diocesan website, www.dnu.org/live-stream.

On Aug. 6, the Diocese of New Ulm announced that Pope Francis had accepted Bishop LeVoir’s request for early retirement due to health concerns.

LeVoir, 74, was appointed bishop of the Diocese of New Ulm on July 14, 2008. A typical retirement age for a bishop is 75.

There is no timeline for the appointment of a new bishop. However, the search for a replacement began immediately, a process run primarily by the Vatican. During the interim, Monsignor Douglas L. Grams is serving as diocesan administrator. As administrator, Monsignor Grams assumes the administrative responsibilities of a diocesan bishop until the pope appoints a new bishop.

Rosary rally Sunday

The Bread of Life Area Faith Community will have an “America Needs Fatima” public rosary rally at noon Sunday at Holy Redeemer School by the Blessed Mother statue. Everyone is invited.

Figueroa to speak at Living Word

Rev. Frank Figueroa from Oahu, Hawaii will be the speaker at Living Word Lutheran Church in Marshall at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct.16.

Figueroa is a speaker for Reasons for Hope ministry, a biblical apologetics ministry that shares with people the gospel and truth found in Scripture. In “Different Shades of Brown,” Figueroa will share a study of the human race, particularly within our country, and a discussion of the realization that we are all just different shades of brown.

A boxed meal will be at 6 p.m. Figueroa’s presentation will be at 7 p.m. Register for the meal at Living Word Church office at 507-337-9673; a free will donation will be accepted to cover the cost of the meal.

Everyone is welcome. Masks and social distancing measures are observed.

CDA to have meeting

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas will be having their October meeting in Carlin Hall after the 5:30 p.m. Mass on Monday.

Oct. 18 is CDA Sunday. CDA will have Gummi Bears for sale as its fundraiser with Habitat for Humanity. CDA also will be having a sign-up for November Meals on Wheels. No refreshments will be served due to the COVID-19 restrictions.

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