2019 January 7 St Thomas News

Upcoming masses for St. Thomas are Sunday, January 13 at 9:00 am  and
Sunday, February 24, at 9:00 am with Father Burns

St. Anne’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 Jean’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 family’sincluding Aggie and Elizabeth Brown O’Connell, Elizabeth Brown Fogarty, Margaret Brown Denzer, Sarah Brown Moore, etc.

The 2019 Le Center St. Patrick’s Day Royalty candidates have been chosen! Destiny Dunagan, Grace Vollmer, Leah Powers, Megan Wagner, Julia McCabe, Lizzie Christian and Anna Holden. We’ll be hearing more about these lovely ladies closer to the celebration

There is a renewed interest in “The Log Church of Derrynane” written by John D. O’Connell in about 1937. It is “a half-forgotten story of a pioneer parish with a life span of ten years.” My Grandma, born in 1892, remembered the church as being “a pile of rotting logs”. The church was located south of Union Hill and north of CR 28. Jimmy Malinski knew the book by heart. If you’re lucky enough to have the book you’re lucky enough. If you come across it...at a second-hand store, garage sale or grandma’s attic get it! If you have Vic Ruhland’s addendum with it? You have a treasure worth it’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.