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Faith briefs for April 6

April 6, 2012
Marshall Independent

CDA to meet Monday at Holy Redeemer Church

A Catholic Daughters of America meeting will take place Monday in Carlin Hall. Lunch, a CDA Birthright baby shower, and the meeting will follow the 5:30 p.m. Mass.

Easter musical to be performed Saturday, Sunday in Balaton

Victory Christian Church of Balaton is presenting the Easter musical, "Hallelujah, Praise the Lamb!" The musical, written by Sue C. Smith and Cliff Duren, will be presented by members of Victory Christian Church at 7 p.m. Saturday and again at 10 a.m. Easter Sunday. Victory Christian Church is located at 1010 Lake Yankton Ave., off Highway 14 E. in Balaton. The public is invited to this free event. For more information, call the church at 734-2771.

LWML Rally April 21 in Marshall

The Lutheran Women's Missionary League will have its spring rally Saturday, April 21, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Marshall. Registration will begin at 9 a.m., and the rally will conclude with the noon meal. The topic of the rally's presentation is, "Faith Like A Child," and will focus on the development of faith as a person journeys from childhood through adulthood and into old age. The growth of faith and the teaching and sharing of faith will be included in the discussion. The speakers will be the Rev. Gary Klatt of Luverne and Carolyn Bayerkohler of Marshall. Gifts From the Heart will be for Birthright of Marshall.

Eleven area men to be ordained as deacons April 21 in the New Ulm Diocese

Bishop John M. LeVoir will ordain 11 men to the Order of the Diaconate at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye. This will be the first group of men to be ordained as permanent deacons for the Diocese of New Ulm. A reception will follow at the Eagles Club Orchid Inn, 500 Burnside St. SE, Sleepy Eye. The public is welcome to attend.

Deacon candidates and their wives are: Robert and Deb Reitsma, members of the Church of St. Patrick in Kandiyohi; John and Ruthann Hansen, members of the Church of St. John in Darwin; Michael and Gina McKeown, members of the Church of St. Mary in Seaforth; Steven and Buffy Spilman, members of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm; Timothy and Debbie Dolan, members of the Church of St. Michael in Gaylord; Paul and Julie Treinen, members of the Church of St. John in Ortonville; Roger and Pamela Osborne, members of the Church of St. Francis de Sales in Winthrop; Jason and Tina Myhre, members of the Church of St. Edward in Minneota; Jim and Brenda Guldan, members of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm; Ken and Elta Stalboerger, members of the Church of Our Lady of the Lakes in Spicer; and Rick and Gwen Christiansen, members of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm.

The permanent deacon is an ordained minister of the church. He is neither a layman nor a priest. He is a cleric ordained for the service of God's people in communion with the bishop and his body of priests. He works collaboratively with the bishop, priests, and existing staff members of a parish or institution. Deacons may be either single or married. A married deacon remains a husband and father; these responsibilities do not change because of ordination.



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