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The story of Jesus’ encounter with the Canaanite woman on the border of the regions of Tyre and Sidon found in Matthew 15:21-28 came up as the story to be read in church a couple of weeks ago for those churches that use the Revised Common Lectionary. And it’s had me thinking about advocacy or...
A journalist was on assignment in a Third World country. Walking the city streets, he struck up a conversation with a young boy. The boy had no home, no family. He lived day to day. His shelter was a cardboard box. As the journalist asked his age and found out that his birthday was the next day,...
St. Catherine Catholic Church 203 E. Brown St., Luverne St. Catherine Ph.: 283-8502 St. Mary Catholic Church, Ellsworth Thursday, Nov. 10: 1-4 p.m. Fun Day. 2:30 p.m. Mass at Tuff Home. Saturday, Nov. 12: 4 p.m. Mass at St. Catherine. 5:30 p.m. Fall Fest. Sunday, Nov. 13: 8:30 a.m. Mass at St. Mary...
There is a story in Genesis 32 in which Jacob wrestles with a mysterious man all night. Jacob is alone and desperate. He is afraid his twin brother Esau is coming for him. Esau has good reason to be upset. The firstborn of the two twins, Esau is the rightful recipient of the birthright and blessing...
St. Catherine Catholic Church 203 E. Brown St., Luverne St. Catherine Ph.: 283-8502 St. Mary Catholic Church, Ellsworth Thursday, Oct. 20: 9 a.m. Mass at St. Catherine. 4 p.m. Mass at Veterans Home. 7 p.m. FallFest meeting. Friday, Oct. 21: 9:30 a.m. mass at Parkview Manor. Saturday, Oct. 22: 5:30...
St. Catherine Catholic Church 203 E. Brown St., Luverne St. Catherine Ph.: 283-8502 St. Mary Catholic Church, Ellsworth Thursday, Oct. 13: 10:30 a.m. St. Catherine Anointing Mass. 1-4 p.m. Fun Day. 2:30 p.m. Mass at Tuff Home. Friday, Oct. 14: 9:30 a.m. Mass at Parkview Manor. Saturday, Oct. 15: 5:...
Dick Lauger
I am beginning to enjoy things I can no longer do. In typical American fashion, my life has been fairly active physically. I have enjoyed hiking and jogging and softball and basketball. I have coached my kids in soccer and baseball and helped them in just about anything they were inclined to try....
St. Catherine Catholic Church 203 E. Brown St., Luverne St. Catherine Ph.: 283-8502 St. Mary Catholic Church, Ellsworth Thursday, Oct. 6: 9 a.m. Mass at St. Catherine. 4 p.m. Mass at Veterans Home. 5-8 p.m. Rummage sale. 7 p.m. Fall Fest meeting. Friday, Oct. 7: 9:30 a.m. Mass at Parkview Manor....
Kristi Franken
Things work well when a team of people know and can see the end result. The team I refer to is called community. It is a wonder before the eyes to watch an intergenerational event take place, and there is no division between the young and old … for they are a TEAM. Many times during the course of...
Martha Fick
“Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, but instead let there be thanksgiving.” Ephesians 5:4 Several years ago a Sunday school student gave me a beautiful raindrop-shaped prism. I hung it on a clear thread in front of a south window, not sure what to expect. The following...

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