2019 January 7 St Thomas News
Upcoming masses for St. Thomas are Sunday, January 13 at 9:00 amÂ and
Sunday, February 24, at 9:00 am with Father Burns
St. Anneâ€™s in Le Sueur has Masses on Saturdays at 5:15 p. m., Sundays 8 and 10:30 a. m
Mary Jean Halloran and her daughter Margaret, attended the funeral of John F. Donlan on Thursday. Uncle Jack Donlan was known by St. Thomas folks as very friendly and always eager to visit. His wife Rita is Mary Jeanâ€™s moms sister and their dad, Joe brown, a mirror twin brother of Jim brown. They were the family of 13 Brown siblings who married local familyâ€™sincluding Aggie and Elizabeth Brown Oâ€™Connell, Elizabeth Brown Fogarty, Margaret Brown Denzer, Sarah Brown Moore, etc.
The 2019 Le Center St. Patrickâ€™s Day Royalty candidates have been chosen! Destiny Dunagan, Grace Vollmer, Leah Powers, Megan Wagner, Julia McCabe, Lizzie Christian and Anna Holden. Weâ€™ll be hearing more about these lovely ladies closer to the celebration
There is a renewed interest in â€œThe Log Church of Derrynaneâ€ written by John D. Oâ€™Connell in about 1937. It is â€œa half-forgotten story of a pioneer parish with a life span of ten years.â€ My Grandma, born in 1892, remembered the church as being â€œa pile of rotting logsâ€. The church was located south of Union Hill and north of CR 28. Jimmy Malinski knew the book by heart. If youâ€™re lucky enough to have the book youâ€™re lucky enough. If you come across it...at a second-hand store, garage sale or grandmaâ€™s attic get it! If you have Vic Ruhlandâ€™s addendum with it? You have a treasure worth itâ€™s weight in gold, that explains it all.
Derrynane Juniors 4H Club are hosting a Pancake Breakfast at the 4H Family Center in Le Center this coming Sunday the 13th from 8 til noon. See you there.