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Local Briefs - May 2015

The Northern Cross - May 2015
Local News in Brief

Memorial Day Mass

Bishop Paul Sirba will celebrate a Memorial Day Mass at 10 a.m. Monday, May 25, at Calvary Cemetery in Duluth. Please bring your own chair. The Mass will take place rain or shine. Calvary Cemetery is located at 4820 Howard Gnesen Road, Duluth. Please call the cemetery office at (218) 724-3376 for more information.

Two to be ordained transitional deacons

Seminarians Charles Russell Friebohle and Paul Anthony Strommer are to be ordained transitional deacons — a step toward ordination to the priesthood — at 4 p.m. June 5 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary. Friebohle, 26, son of Russell and Connie Friebohle, is from All Saints Church in Baxter and is the fourth of five children with two brothers and two sisters. He is an Eagle Scout. Strommer, 28, son of Michael and Ann Strommer, is from St. Mary of the Lake Church in White Bear Lake and became involved with the Diocese of Duluth through the Newman Center at the University of Minnesota Duluth. He is the second of three children, with a brother and a sister. Both of the deacon candidates are in their third year of theology studies at St. Paul Seminary. There are no ordinations to the priesthood this year in the Diocese of Duluth.

Father Wroblewski addresses Blessed Sacrament parish

Blessed Sacrament Church in Hibbing held a joint meeting of the parish council, finance council, school board and other interested parties. Father Anthony Wroblewski, pastor of St. Francis, Brainerd, All Saints, Baxter and St. Thomas of the Pines, Pine Beach, was invited to speak and lead the discussion on how the parish can put into practice its mission in engaging the world. The parish will continue with discussions and initiatives to deepen and strengthen its ongoing commitment to apply its mission within the parish, the community and the universal church.

Cathedral student wins Knights poster contest

Members of Msgr. O’Shea Knights of Columbus Council 15761 of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary in Duluth presented Natalie Daly her first place winning poster for the State of Minnesota in the Minnesota Knights of Columbus “Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest” for the 11-14 age group. The framed and matted poster, and a check for $100 from the State Council, was presented to Daly at the Holy Rosary School Mass March 24 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary.

Baptized in Cass Lake

Two young adults from the Native American community in Cass Lake joined the faith community at St. Charles Church on Holy Saturday. Brother and sister Anthony and Elizabeth Pemberton were baptized and confirmed by Father Kuriakose Nediakala, MCBS. Joe Braun assisted at the service. The Pemberton’s godparents and sponsors are Jeb and Lori Pemberton Fredricks.

Queen of Peace, St. Benedict host Making Disciples Seminar

Parishioners from the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, St. Mary Star of the Sea and St. Benedict in Duluth, Brainerd Area Catholic Churches, Holy Spirit Church in Virginia, Queen of Peace in Cloquet, St. Pius X in Babbitt, St. Anthony in Ely and Blessed Sacrament in Hibbing attended the Making Disciples Seminar produced by the Catherine of Siena Institute. Keith Strohm facilitated the four-day event that took place over two weekends, first at Queen of Peace in Cloquet, then at St. Benedict in Duluth. The training conveyed an understanding of the path of becoming an intentional disciple of Jesus Christ, for oneself and others. The outcome of the seminar is to help the participants bring the skills acquired back to their parishes to help foster the formation of intentional disciples in their parishes.

‘Socks of Love’

The 10th grade students from Resurrection parish in Eveleth and St. Joseph parish in Gilbert completed a Lenten service project called “Socks of Love.” Parishioners helped the students by donating socks and various personal care items. About 60 packets were put together with socks and care items along with a personalized note from the students. The packets were brought to Bill’s Place, a homeless shelter in Virginia. The project brings home the realtiy that there are homeless not only in bigger cities but in smaller communities as well.