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St. Dominic - Church News
The Catholic Church in Northfield, Minnesota
Updated: 1 week 18 hours ago
Kathy Wise, age 55 of Northfield, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014 at the Reflections Hospice in Northfield, after a two year battle with cancer. Funeral Services will be 10:30 am Wednesday, July 23 at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Northfield. Visitation will be on Tuesday, July 22nd from 4 to 8 pm at Bierman’s Funeral Home in Northfield, and for one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will be following services at Calvary Cemetery in Northfield.
Kathryn Marie Forsyth was born in Sioux City, Iowa on March 16, 1959, daughter of John and Patricia (Flanagan) Forsyth. She and her three younger siblings were raised in Worthington, Minnesota. She graduated from Worthington High School in 1977 and Worthington Community College in 1979. She continued her education at the University of Minnesota and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 1982. On August 7, 1982 she married Paul Edward Wise in Worthington.
After their marriage, Paul and Kathy made their home in Northfield. During her 32 year career as a Physical Therapist, Kathy worked at the Northfield Hospital, Zumbrota Health Care and for the last eleven years, the Northfield Retirement Community. She was well respected by her peers and patients. Kathy also actively volunteered in the community. The Northfield Education Association recognized her as a “Friend of Education” in 2005 for her many volunteer hours in the classroom. She was active in her church, helping with the confirmation classes for many years. Kathy was an avid sports fan and spent many evenings on the bleachers keeping score.
Kathy is survived by her husband of 32 years, Paul Wise of Northfield; daughter Carolyn Wise of Bellingham, WA; son Thomas Wise of Northfield; mother Patricia Forsyth of Northfield; sister Michele (Paul) Patnaude of Maplewood, MN; sister Janelle (Brian) Stroh of Lakeville, MN; brother Bruce (Nicole) Forsyth of Hanover, MN; mother-in-law Gen Wise of Northfield; brother-in-law Russel (Lorenda) Glade of Ocheyedan, IA; sister-in-law Becky (Steve) Serck of Winterville, NC; 12 nieces and nephews and one great nephew. She was preceded in death by her father, John Forsyth; father-in-law, Maurice Wise; sister-in-law, Pamela Glade, and her grandparents.
Funeral arrangements by the Bierman Funeral Home of Northfield.
Back in January when the power of the sun’s rays was considerably less oppressive, a large crowd of people, including myself and several parishioners, attended the Northfield Area Climate Summit at St. Olaf College. Meteorologist Paul Douglas gave an excellent presentation on the reality of global warming, the forecast if consumption of fossil fuels continues unchecked at the current rate, and hope for the future of our planet if the necessary steps are taken to decrease the release of carbon into the atmosphere.
Following the presentation I spoke with Charles Stark, representative for All Energy Solar in the Northfield area, about the possibility of installing solar energy collector panels on one or more of our buildings here at St. Dominic.
I am inviting all interested parishioners to join Kathleen Doran Norton (who was present at the St. Olaf event and will be attending a national conference on climate change and heading up efforts here at St. Dominic) and me for a hot dog cookout following the 5 p.m. Mass next Saturday, July 19th… a good way to move the discussion to the front burner. Individuals and families are welcome. If you plan to be present, please give Kathleen a call so we can know how many hot dogs to prepare. Too bad we don’t have a solar cooker…yet.
Hey kids and parents, come and join us this summer for a one-week world tour with Jesus August 11-15th. Sessions each day are in the morning from 8:30 to 11:30am. We’ll be traveling to Ireland, Italy, Africa, Japan and Mexico to see how people there live and celebrate their faith in Jesus. With each stop on our tour we’ll experience a bit of their culture, sing some of their songs, learn basic greetings and prayers in their language, and, of course, get a taste of their favorite foods. As we do so, we’ll see how they bring a richness to the celebration of the Catholic Christian faith we have in common.
Our tour will take us to Ireland on Monday, Italy on Tuesday, Africa on Wednesday, Japan on Thursday, and Mexico on Friday. Fr. Denny will present the theme each day. Other team members will take care of the rest of the activities highlighted by great music, crafts, puppet theater, games and snacks. It all adds up to a great VBC tour this summer at St. Dominic Church.
Children ages 4-11 (preschool through 5th grade): $15 covers registration, VBC t-shirt, camp activities, snacks, and crafts. Registration deadline is Sunday, August 3, 2014, but the sooner we receive your registration the better to help us in planning our sessions.
Youth (entering 6th grade or older) and adults: Help out as a program volunteer and share in all the fun. Helpers are needed for music, crafts, food preparations, puppet theater, games, hospitality, and leading small groups during the day with leadership from Lorilee Malecha (Music), Kelly Lynn Stanton Nutt (Crafts), Karen Lyons (Snacks), Mara Mangan (Puppet Theater), and Roxzanne Devney (Games & Hospitality). Lunch is provided each day for our program volunteers following the end of the day’s program. The earlier we receive your registration as a volunteer helper, the better. Registration form below.VBC Registration 2014
We at St. Dominic have the opportunity to help serve Thursday’s Table—a program organized by community members to provide a free, hot and nutritious meal to Northfielder’s every Thursday evening at the Community Action Center—on July 31. Volunteers are welcome to bring family & friends to join the meal (volunteers must be 18 years of age or older). Time slots/duties are as follows:
- Table set-up, 2:30-3:30 PM — 1 volunteer
- Food server in kitchen, 4:45-6:30 PM—2 volunteers
- Table cleaners & re-setters, 4:45-6:45 PM — 3 volunteers
- Dining room cleaning crew, 6:15-7:30 PM — 2 volunteers
Please call Marlys at the parish office, 645-8816, to volunteer
The parish office will be closed on Friday, July 4th, in observance of the Independence Day Holiday. The office will re-open on Monday, July 7th.