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Faith briefs for Oct. 5

October 5, 2012
Marshall Independent

St. Eloi egg bake brunch Oct. 7 at St. Edward's

St. Eloi Catholic Church invites the public to its egg bake brunch from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday at St. Edward's Catholic Church in Minneota. The change in location is because of the painting project at St. Eloi. The egg bake, made with farm fresh eggs, will be served with fruit, caramel rolls, muffins, coffee cake, juice and coffee. A freewill offering will be accepted.

A quilt raffle will take place with a "Northern Escape" quilt created with James Meger print fabrics made by the St. Therese of the Child Jesus Quilt Guild. Tickets are three for $5. The drawing will take place at noon. You need not be present to win. Proceeds support the St. Therese of the Child Jesus Quilt Guild and its ministry of making quilts for those affected with serious illness, support for priests and benefiting youth.

Fall fellowship fair Oct. 14 in Cottonwood

A fall fellowship fair is planned from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at Christ Lutheran Church in Cottonwood. The beef dinner includes mashed potatoes, carrots, coleslaw and dessert. Suggested donation is $8 for adults, $4 for youth 12 and younger and $2 for preschoolers. Meal delivery is available by calling 423-5118. A country store, kiddie carnival and sweet shop will be available.

CCW to pray Wednesday along Lyon Street

The Church of the Holy Redeemer Council of Catholic Women will pray a public rosary at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday on the edge of the soccer fields along Lyon Street in Marshall. The intentions for the rosary will be for God's help to guide America and its leaders and for forgiveness for the countless sins which are committed daily against the Sacred Heart of Jesus. All are welcome to come pray. For further information contact Leanna Olsem 532-2766.

CDA to meet Monday

Catholic Daughters of America will meet in Carlin Hall at Holy Redeemer Church Monday following the 5:30 p.m. Mass. Lunch will be served. Arlene Lesewski will speak about "Becoming Informed before the Election."

Life Chain Sunday at Main Street, East College Drive

There will be a Life Chain in Marshall from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday. The community is invited to spend an hour in prayer for the unborn children. The Life Chain is a peaceful and prayerful public witness of individuals standing for 60 minutes praying for the nation and for an end to abortion. The Life Chain will meet at 2:30 p.m. at the corner of Main Street and East College Drive.

St. Genevieve's parish festival Sunday in Lake Benton

St. Genevieve's parish festival is from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday at Lake Benton School. The chicken dinner includes potatoes and gravy and dessert. The cost for adults is $8, children 5-12, $5 and younger than 4 can eat for free. For meal delivery, call 507-368-4839 (Ardith), 507-247-3464 (parish office) or 507-828-0733 (Chuck DeBates) before Sunday. The festival includes a country store, games and a live and silent auction. Catholic United Financial will give a matching grant up to $500.

Pets blessed Sunday in the parking lot of Holy Redeemer Church

In observance of St. Francis of Assisi Feast Day, a blessing of pets will take place at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot of Holy Redeemer Church, Marshall. This is an ecumenical event, sponsored by the Secular Franciscan Order. All are invited to bring their leashed or caged pets and join in the celebration. Refreshments will be served.

UMW bake sale Saturday at ACC

The United Methodist Women will have a coffee break and bake sale from 8-10 a.m. Saturday at the Adult Community Center in Marshall.

CDA to have rummage sale today, Saturday at Carlin Hall

Catholic Daughters of America will have a rummage sale from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. today and from 8-11 a.m. Saturday in Carlin Hall at Holy Redeemer Church.

Weekend retreat offered

Beginning Experience of Southwest Minnesota, a peer ministry support group for widowed, separated and divorced people, is offering a weekend retreat - "A Path to Healing" - a weekend providing an individual with the opportunity to encounter self and to grow with a purpose to achieve inner peace. The experience is to help close the door gently on the past and move on with renewed hope and purpose. The weekend retreat will be at Shetek Lutheran Ministries and is scheduled for Oct. 19-21.

Early registrations are encouraged. Contact: Lloyd at 507-760-0611,



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