2019 June 17 St. Thomas News

The next Mass at St. Thomas is Saturday, July 27at 5 pm with Father Hessian.

Masses at St. Anne’s in Le Sueur are Saturdays at 5:15 p. m., and Sundays 8 and 10:30 a. m.

Father Hessian said Mass this 15thday of June to over 60, Todd Sullivan read the Liturgy. The Gifts were presented by Jim and Andy Oak, Gary Rutt and his granddaughter, Brooklyn. Assisting Father as Eucharistic Ministers were Debbie O’Connell and T. C.

Before Mass, Andrew Thomas, son of Brian and Alison O’Connell, received the sacrament of Baptism on Saturday, by Father Hessian. Godparents are Tom and Laurie Groothausen. Paternal grandparents are Dick and Carol of St. Thomas.

The Loewe family enjoyed supper at the Roadhaus, Saturday evening, the occasion was birthdays of 4 family members. Present were Ed and Ellie, Curt and Carol, Judy (Mrs. Glenn), Fred and Marlys, and Gary and Jean. All are members of the Ed and Hilda Brandt Loewe family, and grandchildren of Anna Cogdale who formerly made her home on a farm southwest of St. Thomas.




Emily Sullivan went to Winona over the weekend to attend the Rolling Thunder Regional Track and Field Meet.
 She qualified in all three of her events (shot put, 100M & 200M) and is headed to Junior Nationals next month!
 It was great to see old friends and meet new ones! The Sullivans were even able to do a little sight-seeing after the
meet. Good Luck to you next month, Emily.




Caroline Tuck finished fourth at the State high school Trap shoot finals for 2019 in Alexandria. The Junior Varsity team finished third. (By her family’s count, Caroline shot an 86, we’ll believe 86, but her official score is 85). Congratulations Caroline!





Lynn and Kathy Thomason enjoyed German Days in Belle Plaine, Friday evening. Johnny Holm performed. Kathy had a good bit of news; Her sister, Noreen of Plano Texas, will be coming home for a visit sometime in mid July. The Fogarty sisters, Kathy and Noreen, are on the Burns branch of our St. Thomas Tree.

Tim, Annie and Elizabeth O’Connell moved from Chaska to Mound. Kenny’s been helping.
Another June 14th has come and gone, Kenny and Debbie were remembering their son’s birthday. Patrick Thomas O’Connell (June 14,1985- March 14, 2001). The 14th was Brandon O’Connell’s Birthday, as well. Happy belated birthday, Brandon.

Tom and Loni took a drive on Sunday to St. John’s Abbey, toured the grounds and parts of the Cathedral. They visited the cemetery where Jacob Wetterling (17 Feb 1978-22 Oct 1989) and Robert
Velline, aka Bobby Vee are resting in peace (30 April 1943-24 Oct 2016). The scenery was beautiful, the lake serene, their graves well cared for. They are not forgotten.

That’s all, folks.