Pierz Catholic school to launch annual fund campaign

By Nikki Rajala The Visitor Holy Trinity School in Pierz is undergoing a financial change. For years, it has relied on parish support for 70 percent of its budget. Those parishes — St. Michael in Buckman, Holy Cross in Harding, St. John in Lastrup and St. Joseph in Pierz — have announced they must reduce…

Bigger than St. Patrick: In Italy, St. Joseph is the man

VATICAN CITY — Today’s feast of St. Joseph is a big day in the Vatican. In addition to being Father’s Day in Italy, St. Joseph’s feast day is a paid holiday for Vatican workers. It is the name day of retired Pope Benedict XVI (who was born Joseph Ratzinger). And, the guardian of Jesus is…

Girls, God and Good Times Benedictine Camp

  Discovering friends, fun and new ways to pray July 4, 2014, edition Photos by Paul Middlestaedt For The Visitor Seventy-three campers and 14 counselors participated in the 16th annual Girls, God and Good Times Benedictine Camp, held June 23-25 on the grounds of St. Benedict’s Monastery and the College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph. This session, for campers who’d completed…

Churches and groups work together to distribute food

June 20, 2014, edition By Sue Schulzetenberg-Gully By 4 p.m. June 9 the parking lot of Resurrection Lutheran Church in St. Joseph was already full, and cars began to line nearby streets. Inside volunteers from several churches and the community guided Fare For All customers, collected money and filled and maneuvered carts. Customers purchased packages…

Jesus’ earthly father deserves recently given spot at Mass

Ask Father Michael March 14, 2014, edition by Father Michael Kwatera There are several reasons St. Joseph was added to eucharistic prayers Q. Last year St. Joseph was added to some of the eucharistic prayers of the Mass. Can you please explain why? Thank you. A. In November 1962, Pope John XXIII included the name…