September 14, 2014

21 September 2014 + Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time


          I begin my entry this week with some very sad news. On Tuesday of this past week Linda Linstedt's brother Jim Linstedt(Eau Claire) fell from a tower he was working from to his death. All of the Linstedts' are originally from Stanley and Holy Family Church. Adding to their sorrow is the fact that Jim's daughter is to be married next weekend. Please keep Linda and her whole family in your prayers as they go through this very difficult trial and suffering.

          We have one week to go before our parish golf scramble and our Harvest Dinner. I know that our PCCW circles in each of our respective churches are still in need of help for the Harvest Dinner. If you haven't signed up to help, please contact your respective PCCW chairwoman: Betty Straskowski (Holy Family), Pam Dorn (St. Joseph), and Barb Peterson (St. Rose of Lima). Spread the word about the golf scramble and Harvest Dinner. Registration forms for the golf scramble are available at the entrance of each of our churches. Participants can register on the day as well. The Harvest Dinner begins at 10:30am next Sunday.

          This coming Wednesday, the Diocese of La Crosse will be celebrating Rural Life Day on a farm in Loyal, WI. The children from St. Joseph School will be attending, along with the children from Thorp Catholic School. I will be with them, which means there will be no Mass at Holy Family. Everyone in the diocese is welcome to attend the Mass with Bishop Callahan for Rural Life Day. Mass at Cor Jesu in Edson will be at 8:30am. Rural Life Day is always a special celebration of thanksgiving for the harvest and for farm families in our diocese.

          Please remember to submit your pledge or contribution to the Diocesan Annual Appeal. If you didn't receive information in the mail please let us know so that we can get information to you. As I mentioned, last year was a great success for our parish. Let's work to make it even more so this year! I need your help!

          Blessings and best wishes,


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