2019 June 10 St Thomas News

Father Hessian will say Mass here on Saturday, June 15th, at 5:00 p. m.
Masses at St. Anne’s in Le Sueur are Saturdays at 5:15 p. m., and Sundays 8 and 10:30 a. m.

Jim and Marsha Sullivan's children are starting out their summer vacation in style. Emily attended the State track meet in Hamline on Saturday where she competed in the shot put and the 100 and 200 meter races. Her shot put was a near personal record and she placed second. She did set a new personal record in the 200 and that time even surpassed the State High School League record. Her competitor, however, beat her, setting a new MSHSL record. Emily finished with the day with 3 silver medals. Marsha and Emily went to Stuartville directly after the meet to attend National Wheelchair Sports Camp. The week long camp started with a 10K race on Sunday.
Caleb played in a baseball tournament at New Ulm for the 10U travel team. Le Sueur won their first three games to advance to the championship Sunday afternoon against New Ulm. They were trailing by 5 runs in the last inning, but rallied back to win. This tournament win automatically qualifies them for the state tournament later this summer. 
Anna went to the Orpheum Theater on Sunday with relatives from Marsha's side of the family to see 'Dear Evan Hansen'. The all day event included lunch with Grandma followed by dinner with the whole group prior to the musical. A wonderful time was had by all.

Guests of Sadie Wilmes, daughter of Angie and Kelly, enjoyed her Graduation party at the Ney Nature Center Saturday afternoon. Sadie graduated with the Class of 2019 from Le Sueur. Her future includes attending Ridgewater College in Hutchinson in the Nursing field. Moriah Devine, daughter of Matthew and Summir, graduated also, and will be attending St. Cloud Tech focusing in Marketing and Design. Both Sadie and Moriah are great-granddaughters of the late Mary Grace and Francis O’Brien of Le Sueur.
As a result of the storm last Tuesday, there were quite a few branches and other debris that needed to be cleaned up around the Sportsmans park and surrounding area, as well as one fallen tree in the park.

Not St. Thomas but...Greetings, Lorraine Pavek of Prior Lake. After visiting the St. Wenceslaus Cemetery, we happened to meet Lorraine and her family outside the front doors of the St. Wenceslaus Church on Monday, purely by chance. Our families had similar interests. With grandchildren in tow, this grandmother wanted to share the inside of the beautiful church where my folks were married. After taking pictures of the places the bride and groom stood, walked, and touched 71 years ago on Thursday, June 24, 1948. We came home and compared the old and new pictures. Surprised me how much the children took such an interest.

Happy Fathers Day to all our St. Thomas Fathers, including Father Roger Hessian and Father James Burns, his Dad, Jack Burns and all our St. Thomas Fathers, above and below the sod.