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Wreath and Calendar Sales

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 9:02am

The High School youth will be taking orders for wreaths and selling calendars following Masses the weekends of Oct. 25-26 and Nov. 1-2.  These fundraisers are to support the June mission trip to the Navajo Reservation in Arizona.

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Roy Henning Obituary

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 9:13am
Roy Eugene Henning was born on September 17, 1933, in Fort Morgan, Colorado, to Leonard and Esther (Larson) Henning.  He moved with his family to Denver when he was five. When Roy was 13, his mother passed away and his father later remarried.  He graduated from Englewood High School in 1952 and joined the U.S. Army as an accountant in the personnel office, serving in Korea from 1953 to 1955.  Upon his return to Colorado, a friend set him up on a blind date with Mary Skoog, whom he married on September 6, 1958, at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Minneapolis.  The couple lived in Denver while Roy finished his business/statistics degree at the University of Denver, graduating in 1959.  They then moved to Minneapolis and Roy began his accounting career with Shell Oil and later Honeywell.  In 1965, Roy, Mary and family moved to Northfield and Roy worked for Sheldahl and later Control Data.  In 1974, Roy began working for Dakota County Technical College as the Accounting Manager, a position from which he retired in 1994, the same day that Mary retired, too. Roy and Mary enjoyed the wildlife surrounding their home in Wang’s Woods and later delighted to find deer, owls and other wildlife visiting their yard on Winona Street. In retirement, Roy and Mary won two trips, one to Hawaii and one to Australia and New Zealand, and enjoyed several cruises. Roy was a long-time member of the Church of St. Dominic and was active in Knights of Columbus, Jaycee’s, and the Cannon Valley Lions Club. Survivors include his children: Laurie (Richard) Henning-Johnson of Rosemount, Carolyn Lee Lattery of Shakopee, Steven of Prior Lake, Christina of Savage; 6 grandchildren: Mark, Elizabeth, Joshua, Steven, Mariah and Gracie; several great-grandchildren; two sisters: Shirley Wallace of Maryland, Janice Spindle of Parkwood, Colorado;  other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his wife Mary, his infant daughter Mary Ellen, his daughter-in-law Leslie, his sister Dorotha, his sister-in-law Grace Skoog, and his parents. Roy passed away with his family by his side on Tuesday morning, October 14, 2014, at the Three Links Care Center in Northfield at the age of 81. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30AM, Friday, October 17, 2014, at the Church of St. Dominic in Northfield with Fr. Dennis Dempsey officiating. Pianist will be Abraham Rusch.  Interment with Military Honors will be in Calvary Cemetery in Northfield.  Pallbearers will be Laurie Henning-Johnson, Richard Johnson, Carolyn Lattery, Steven Henning, Christina Henning and Steven Lattery.  Visitation will be 4-7PM Thursday, October 16, 2014, at the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home and at church on Friday one hour prior to the funeral. Arrangements are with the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home.
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Youth Mission Trip Informational Meeting

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 8:59am

An informational meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 27 at 7pm in the church basement regarding the High School Mission Trip to the Navajo Reservation in Arizona.  The trip is open to all youth in grades 8-12, and is scheduled for June 19-28, 2015.  The meeting is for youth and their parents.  For more information about the Mission Trip, contact Rick Nelson at 645-8141.

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Faith Formation News

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 9:26am

We are looking forward to the journey with our families preparing their children to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.

If you have not yet registered your child, please contact Mara Mangan at the parish office 507-645-8816 ext 205

Students interested in participating this year (2014-15) must register by November 1, 2014.

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Fall Yoga Series

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 9:04am

St. Dominic’s popular yoga class will continue this fall on Thursdays from Oct. 23-Nov. 20, 7-8pm at Heartwork Yoga Studio.  Beginners are welcome to sign up.  Comfortable clothing and a yoga mat are recommended.  Class fee is approximately $30, payable to Heartwork.  Registration is required by October 21 to Nancy Ludescher, Parish Nurse, at 645-8816 – please leave your phone number or email address.

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Anointing Masses

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:19am

The Lord shows great concern for the bodily and spiritual welfare of the sick and commands his followers to do the same.  In our Catholic tradition the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is offered to those whose health is seriously impaired by sickness or old age.  This sacrament gives the grace of the Holy Spirit to those who are sick.  Anointing will take place at the Northfield Retirement Center on Wednesday, October 15, at the 5 pm Mass Saturday, October 18, at the Hospital on Wednesday, October 22 and at Three Links on Friday, October 24.


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Meals on Wheels

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 9:24am

St. Dominic has the opportunity to deliver noon meals to homebound in Northfield, November 2-November 15. Meals are prepared at the Northfield Hospital where volunteers pick them up for distribution.  Time commitment is approximately one hour, from noon until one p.m.  New volunteers are always welcome.  Volunteers may drive for just one day or as many as they choose.  If you would like to help with this ministry, please call Mary Douglass (507-645-4865) or Sue Middleton (507-645-5743). We are happy to answer any questions you may have about Meals on Wheels delivery.

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Blessing of Prayer Shawls

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:21am

During the 5PM Mass on Saturday, October 18, there will be a blessing of prayer shawls and prayer shawl ministers.  These prayerful ministers create a shawl that is a gift of comfort and peace for those receiving, a reminder of the loving presence of God.  You are welcome to bring your prayer shawls from home.


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Respect Life March

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 2:25pm

Human life begins at the moment of conception.  At the moment you were conceived, 46 chromosomes were combined: 23 from mom and 23 from dad. Those chromosomes helped determine your sex, eye and hair color, and even, to some extent, your personality and intelligence. You then attached to the wall of your mom’s uterus where the placenta developed as a lifeline for nourishment.  By the fourth week, about the time your mom realized she was pregnant, your heart was already pumping its own blood.

Life belongs to God the creator.  Our lives do not belong to us.  For that reason we do not have a right to take our own lives, much less the lives of others.  We are not “owners” but stewards.

These basic principles which demand that we respect all life from conception to natural death are not understood or recognized by all.  People often form their opinions on the level of issues without considering such foundational principles underlying those issues.

We invite you to join in a march to Bridge Square for a brief bilingual prayer service on Sunday October 12th, leaving St. Dominic at 2pm.  Your presence is a sign that you believe in those underlying principles and an encouragement to others to consider such  principles when forming their opinion on all life issues.

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ELC Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:03am

Mark your calendar to attend the ELC Pancake Breakfast fundraiser on Sunday, October 5, from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM.  Proceeds from this breakfast will help send the St. Dominic 5th grade class to the Environmental Learning Center in Lanesboro, MN from October 20-24.  This is a unique educational experience for our 5th graders, so we hope you will come and support their efforts in raising money to attend.  Advance tickets will be sold before and after masses September 26-27.

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Jed Dommeyer Obituary

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 9:59am

Jed Dommeyer, age 81 of Northfield, long time Northfield High School teacher and basketball coach, passed away Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

Funeral Services will be 10:00 am Saturday, September 27th at the Chapel of the Northfield Care Center with burial at Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-7:00 pm Friday at the Care Center Chapel and on Saturday 1 hour prior to Services.

Jed is survived by daughters Jackie (Tony) Grossman of Northfield, Pam (Paul) Fliegel of Annandale; son Jason (Emily) Dommeyer of Cannon Falls; brother Ben (Lee) Dommeyer of Hudson, WI; 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

A complete obituary will follow.

Arrangements by the Bierman Funeral Home of Northfield.

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Robert Jones Obituary

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 9:57am
Robert Jones died peacefully at home, on Tuesday Morning, September 23, 2014, after courageously living with a rare form of cancer for nine years. He was 70. Robert Louis Jones was born May 16, 1944 in Fairmont, MN, the son of Earle & Inez (Spee) Jones. He grew up in Northrup, MN, until 1951 when the family moved to a farm near Forest City. Bob attended country school until 8th grade and graduated from Litchfield (MN) High School in 1962. In January of 1963, he joined the US Air Force, and after basic training, he spent two years in Bremerhaven, Germany, working in surveillance. Upon returning to the states, he was stationed at Strategic Air Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Omaha, NE, until his discharge in 1967. He married Janet Mullenberg on July 22, 1968 in New Rockford, ND. Bob worked for Thorp/ITT Financial, moving five times during his first five years with the company. The last move was to Northfield as branch manager in 1973. In 1977 Bob went to work for Bankers Systems, Inc. of St. Cloud and remained there until 1995 when he went to work for Furlong Motors. He retired in 2002. Bob loved almost everything that had a motor….from snowmobiles to antique power plants which he restored and showed at area antique engine shows, to regular and classic cars. His first classic car was Jan’s original 1967 Mercury Cougar and over the years there were many others. He also enjoyed trap shooting. Whatever his current interest was, he studied and researched until he knew as much as possible about it. In time he moved to new interests, each time getting all the facts he could. Since 2003 Bob and Jan have spent 3 winter months in Mesa, AZ, enjoying the sun and warmth. Bob is survived by Jan his wife of 46 years, son Scot of Northfield, daughter, Lisa Tepolt of Navarino, WI; three grandsons Alex, Ellis and Isaac Tepolt; sisters Peggy (Nolan) Schulz of Stewart, MN, and Sandi (Ron) Scepaniak of Marietta, GA. He is also survived by brothers-in-law, Duane Mullenberg of Carrington, ND; Dean (Carolyn) Mullenberg of Renton, WA; and Gene (Pam) Mullenberg of Grand Prairie, TX; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, a granddaughter, and sister-in-law Marlys Mullenberg. His funeral will be at 10:00AM, Saturday, September 27, 2014, at St. Dominic’s Catholic Church in Northfield with visitation from 4-7 pm Friday, September 26, 2014, at Benson Langehough Funeral Home and 1 hour at the church prior to the funeral. Burial with Military Honors will be in Calvary Cemetery, Northfield. Memorials are preferred to the donor’s choice of charities.

Arrangements are with the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home.

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BeFrienders Ministry Training

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 10:49am

BeFrienders Ministry is one way to extend care to our Parish family. BeFrienders sincerely desire to listen/visit with a fellow parishioner, experiencing any type of transition in their lives. Their visits are made as a formal extension of St. Dominic’s pastoral care and the conversations that take place during these visits are confidential.  BeFrienders respond by listening without judging.

St. Dominic’s offers training, which is open to all. The training is offered at no charge and each participant decides how she/he will respond after the training sessions. Some will join as formal BeFrienders; attending monthly meetings and making BeFriender visits. Some will use the training in their daily lives (or other areas of St. Dominic Ministry). All will benefit from this wonderful opportunity to experience God’s love through this listening ministry.

 Please consider attending our training, Thursday evenings, 6:45-9:00pm. Oct. 23-Nov. 20, 2014 and Jan. 8-22, 2015  Contact Nancy Ludescher, Parish Nurse, if you are interested.  645-8816, ext. 203 or email:

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