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Local News in Brief - July 2016

The Northern Cross - July 2016
Local News in Brief

Tours in Sawyer

Sts. Mary and Joseph Church, 1225 Mission Road, Sawyer, will be giving tours of the Little Church in the Woods, which includes the oldest altar and Stations of the Cross in the Diocese of Duluth and a log church which is on the National Registry of Historic Sites. The church doors open at 9:30 a.m. before the 10:30 a.m. Sunday Mass. Narrated tours will be conducted after the Sunday Mass through Labor Day weekend. Visitors in groups of four or more wishing to visit at another time may call Deacon Bryan Bassa at (218) 879-6933 or the office at St. Francis Church, Carlton, at (218) 384-4563, from Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to noon. A volunteer will be arranged to meet you. The original painting on the diocesan prayer card to St. Kateri can be viewed in the current church. The original shrine outside has been reconstructed. It contains a digital reproduction of the original painting. A statue to St. Kateri using the top of the altar of the log church is located in the current church. Visitors can also view the interior of the log church. A restoration project of the old log church is planned, and donations are welcome

Magnificat features Carleton

Our Lady of the Lakes Magnificat will host a Magnificat meal, featuring Janice Carleton, on Friday, Aug. 26, at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 210 Division St. Walker. Carleton will also lead a day of retreat on Saturday, Aug. 27, also at St. Agnes, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Continental breakfast will be served and lunch will be provided. All women are invited to attend. Cost of Friday’s meal is $15 and the day of retreat is $20. Carleton is an inspirational speaker, musician, composer and author. She shares experiences from her own life and helps provide the opportunity for others to be touched by the Holy Spirit. She has led worship prayer groups and Bible studies for over 30 years. Music, prayer and Scripture are integral parts of both her presentations and retreats. As an author Carleton just released her second book, “By the Grace of God.” Reservations required by Aug. 23. Please make checks payable to OLOL Magnificat and send to: Lorri Henning, 3080 20th Ave. N.W., Hackensack, MN 56452. If you have any question , please call Lorri Henning at (218) 507-0953 or Jean Bauerly at (218) 547-3111 or visit You can also find the organization on Facebook.

Mass at the shrine

Father Anthony Craig celebrated Memorial Day Mass at St. Joseph Church, Ball Club. The Mass was celebrated outside at the St. Kateri Shrine. Ben and Joe Herfindahl were the altar servers.

Knights name officers

The Knights of Columbus Chisholm Council 3539 has elected the following members as officers for the 2016-17 Fraternal Year, effective July 1: Frank B. Paradise, grand knight; James W. Varda, Sr., deputy grand knight; Travis W. Vake, chancellor; Patrick A. Quirk, recorder; Neil A. Alden, treasurer; David J. Pessenda, Sr., advocate; Kenneth W. Lucas, warden; George P. Beiko, inside guard; James Varda, Jr., outside guard; Travis W. Vake, one year trustee; James W. Varda, Sr., two year trustee; Neil A. Alden, three year trustee. These officers will be installed on Sept. 6 at the meeting of the Knights of Columbus Chisholm Council 3539, which will begin at 6 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Parish Center, 113 S.W. Fourth St., Chisholm.

KSKJ supports mission trip

Eveleth KSKJ Lodge 59 attended a parish breakfast at Resurrection Church and gave a large freewill offering. The breakfast was held to raise funds for the six youths that will be participating in a week-long mission trip to Kansas City. While there, the students will spend time visiting local Catholic churches and participating in service projects. From there they will travel to Springfield, Missouri, where they will attend a Steubenville Catholic Youth Conference at Missouri State University. There will be 5,000 youth from all across the United States at this event. The lodge also presented a check to Christi Sandnas for the Quad City Food shelf.

Holy Spirit students engage in service

Ten students from Holy Spirit Church gathered in June for a service project at the parish. Their mission was to tear old clean bed sheets into long strips and then neatly roll them up. The strips will be shipped to Global Health Ministries, based in Minneapolis, and will be sent to a third-world country that is in desperate need of medical supplies, such as bandages. The sheets were donated by Holiday Inn. The group then hopped on a shuttle for pizza and mini-golfing in Tower.

Eucharistic procession at Blessed Sacrament

Father Gabriel Waweru, pastor, leads a Eucharistic Procession at Blessed Sacrament Church in Hibbing on the Feast of Corpus Christi. The day’s events also included Mass and Benediction and a Eucharistic Procession. The procession is meant to be a public expression of faith in the Eucharist.