2021 January 25 St. Thomas News

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. and10:30 a. m.. Check the website for more information if needed.

There was a good bunch of St. Thomas folks at the Steak Fry Saturday night in Le Center. Quite a few older and younger members attended.

Services for Eldon Schwarz, of Le Sueur, are Friday and Saturday. Eldon was “the only Protestant student attending St. Henry’s Country School” at the time. He got every holy day off, while others had to go to mass.” He was well known and well liked, confident and friendly...and a graduate with Le Sueur’s ‘Class of 49” along with St. Thomas’s Jerry Retka, Mary Catherine Byrne Connolly, Emmett and Johnny Shaughnessy. Eldon, a U. S. Army veteran,” who loved listening to KCHK, old time music, and even tho he wasn’t Irish, he loved the sound of bag pipes.” His family will honor that request on Saturday at the funeral services as he’s ‘laid to rest’ beside his beloved Frances in Mound Cemetery. Our sympathies to his family, especially Todd and Peggy Sullivan, Mandy and Taylor, Molly and Tom, Joe and their families in the death of her dad, their grandpa and great grandpa.

Tony and Lisa Eischens were in Florida for a week. They attended a mass Father Hession was officiating on Marco Island, “He’s doing great.” After mass they took him to an excellent Italian restaurant. After being quarantined for two weeks she’s back teaching at Chanhassen Elementery. She went back teaching on January 19th when students returned for in-school learning. This year. Lisa was hired as a Covid substitute, yet works everyday the students are at school. Lisa is the daughter of Gordy and Margie Halloran Eischens. Her grandpa Denny Halloran is this writers great uncle.
Time to start shopping for a card for Father Roger Hessian! Father’s 60th Jubilee of his ordination is February 9.

Keep thoughts positive. Have a good one, and God bless.