2021 February 16 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 instructions.

Father Roger Hessian’s 60th Jubilee of his Ordination is February 19th. His Ordination took place back on a Sunday, February 19, 1961 at the Cathedral of St. Paul and his first Mass was celebrated at the Sacred Heart Church in Belle Plaine on Sunday, February 26, 1961. The program of his 50th Anniversary into the priesthood stated, “The Priest is not an angel sent from Heaven. He is a man chosen from among men. A member of the Church. A Christian. He speaks to you the Word of God.” Okay, so he’s not an angel sent from Heaven. Then he’s a wonderful man, who has inspired us at St. Thomas with his knowledge, his wit and his compassion.

HAPPY belated BIRTHDAY, LORETTA , who’s proud to be turning 95 on February 17, 2021. Loretta was our Mother Laraine’s best friend, Loretta’s Mom and dad, Sylvia and Arnold Kline, were Pepin Lake neighbors, card playing friends and Arnold was Grandpa’s sportin’ buddy. (Becky, I hope you’re gettin’ all your Mom’s stories written down, especially the time they skipped school and walked to Le Center... A Little naughty but a lot of fun!) Richard and Loretta O’Connell’s family pew in St. Thomas was the isle pew, next to ours, numbers 5/6, depends if one’s sittin’ or kneelin’ n leanin’),.. close enough to get into trouble a number of times, when we visited with Becky during mass. Send a belated birthday card: Loretta loves mail. 622 N. E. Boulevard Ave.  Montgomery, MN 56069.

Congratulations! New Grandparents have been born! Ted and Maureen Hoehn Middlestadt, to Jack Theodore Becker. This Jack is three generations from St. Thomas on the Burns Branch of our St. Thomas Tree., born to Kyle and Meghan Middlestadt Becker, February 2, 2021 at 3:56 am.. Maureen is a wonderful Grandma, we had a perfect role model!

The St. Thomas Sportsmen will be hosting Bowling Night at the 300 Club in Le Sueur on Saturday February 27th from 6pm-8pm. All members and their families are invited.

Keep Warm, Stay Safe and God Bless.