2021 July 26 St. Thomas News

Father Roger Hessian will say mass at St. Thomas on Saturday, August 21st, at 5:00 pm.

Father Hessian said mass in St. Thomas and Marvin Halloran served this July 24th. Jim Walker read the liturgy, Kevin Halloran and Jim Oak took up the collection. Debbie O. and T. C. assisted Father with Communion. Choir members present were Mary Jean Halloran, Catherine Retka and her girls, Audrey, Amy, Lynn...and Lynn’s husband Brad, Tom and Loni. Mary Reibel accompanied the choir on the organ, she was escorted to mass by Mike Steffl:)

Mass for Mary Margaret Walker, age 80 of New Prague, who passed away 12/29/20. Survived by husband, Jim, her 4 children, their families and additional extended family members. The Celebration of Mary's Life will be held July 31, 2021, at the Walker Farm (21031 300th St., New Prague, MN 56071). Mass of Christian Burial is at 11 AM, with visitation beginning at 9 AM.

St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Le Sueur will have masses with Father Chris Shofner: Saturdays at 5:15 p. m. and Sundays at 8 a. m. and 10:30 a. m.. Check the website for more information if needed.

Barbara Ann Boyle McGuire, age 81, of New Ulm passed away Saturday, July 17, 2021, at the Abbott Northwestern Hospital with her family near. Mass of Christian Burial was on July 22, 2021 at
St. Mary’s in New Ulm, burial followed in the New Ulm City Cemetery. Our sympathies to Joe, one generation from St. Thomas, and their family Betty, Ann, Dan, and Tim and their families. Joe just lost his sister, PegMcGuire Boyle….

Fran Tiegs, accompanied her brother Ray Byrne to the funeral of Hugo Lieder of Duluth. Long ride, but good company. Hugo was married to Helen O’Neill, a good friend and neighbor “up the north road” here near St. Thomas.
Daniel Stangler, age 61 of Elysian, passed away in Rochester surrounded by his family on Monday, July 12, 2021. Sympathies to the Charles and Yvonne Wolff families on the passing of their son-in-law, Lory Ann’s husband of 30 years, and Ashley’s Dad... passed away on Monday, July 12, 2021. On May 11, 1991, he was united in marriage to LoryAnn Wolff on the Burns/Wolff branch on our St. Thomas Tree. Dan was an out doorsman, family man and is “Grandpa” to Jaden and Adalyn. Preceded in death by sister-in law Chris Wolff Smith. Celebration of Life...later.

Matthew Soukup, was promoted to Major yesterday, in the Alaska National Guard. So proud of him, his hard work and achievements to reach this point. Well done, Major Soukup! Great team in the 211th Rescue Squadron! Matt is the son of Jerry and Sheila Halloran Soukup.

Mickey Sullivan and Maxine Sullivan attended a surprise birthday party honoring Rochelle Ely on her 80th birthday at Gault Park Pavilion in St. Peter on Saturday July 24.  Rochelle and Maxine share a number of grand kids and great grands. 

From the Archives: “The third annual Bar-B- Q Days celebration was labeled successful despite inclement weather...and Jo Ann Halloran, daughter of William L. Halloran, was named second princess.” 1n 1961.

In 1931… “The St. Thomas homecoming drew an immense crowd, especially parishioners
from the Twin Cities and around the state.

Tom and Loni Graham enjoyed Kolacky Days with the KCHK crew again this year and mass in St. Thomas on Saturday, before they attended a Sunday wedding reception with family, Cari, Katie and Maddie Landwer, father of the bride, Corey, and her brothers Cole and Tyler Vlasak to the wedding reception of Tony and Camrie Vlasak Trautman at Audubon, Minnesota. The happy gathering was hosted by Tony’s parents, Tom and Diane Trautman at their home near Lake Cormorant. The newly-weds were married on May 28th at sunset in the Colorado mountains at Saphire Point. The bride is 2 generations from St. Thomas.

Stay cool and keep praying for rain.