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St. Dominic - Church News
The Catholic Church in Northfield, Minnesota
Updated: 1 hour 2 min ago
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.
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.
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. www.northfieldfuneral.com
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: email@example.com
Halloween Haunt at ValleySCARE!
Saturday, October 4th
The bus will leave church parking lot at 4pm and return at 11pm.
$15.00 covers bus ride and admission, food is on your own.
Permission slip and code of conduct form attached.
Forms and payment MUST be turned in to the parish office by
Wednesday, October 1st.
Adult Chaperones are needed.
Virtus/Protection of Children & Youth will be held at St. Dominic Church O’Gara Social Hall on Monday, September 29 from 6:30 – 9:30 pm. Please register online at www.virtus.org. This training is for adult volunteers and parish staff who work with children and youth and have not received this training in the past.
Calling all youth grades 6-12!
Sunday September 21st at 12 noon – 3pm, Youth Alive will meet at the Red Barn of Northfield for the best handmade, brick oven cooked pizza around! We’ll top off the pizza with ice cream bars and Bingo (with prizes of course!)
Please bring $5 to defer the cost of the pizza, a lawn chair or blanket to sit on and a parent if they’d like to chaperone.
Pack 300, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, is looking for new boys, grades K-5, to join in the adventure of scouting. Register online at www.rocketintoscouting.org or at St. Dominic School on Thursday, September 18 between 7-8 PM. New members receive a free rocket. For more information contact Cubmaster Dale Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joseph Robert Hruza was born February 6, 1930, at Lonsdale, Minnesota, to Joseph A. and Phoebe (Dvorak) Hruza. He was born and raised on a farm south of Lonsdale and was baptized at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. When he was 8 years old he moved with his family to Faribault and 3 years later to Northfield. He graduated from Northfield High School in 1949 and joined the National Guard. In 1951, he enlisted in the US Army and served in the Korean Conflict with two of his brothers. Joe married Marian Malecha on July 19, 1952, and after marriage they made their home in Northfield. Marian passed away on August 16, 1976. He was the LP Gas Manager for Midland Cooperative in Northfield until retiring in the mid 1980′s. Following retirement he spent his summers at Lake of the Woods and his winters in Texas.
Joe was a member of the Church of St. Dominic, Northfield VFW, Northfield American Legion and College City Coin Club. He loved to fish, golf, collect coins and visit with friends. He was kind, generous, outgoing and loved his family dearly.
Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law; Karyn and Steve Richardson of Clermont, Florida; his granddaughter, Savannah S. Richardson; 2 brothers: George (Marlene) of St. Paul, Bob (Sharon) of Northfield; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, his sisters Betty Marko, Philomena Hruza and Mary Hanson, and his brothers Frank, John and Tom.
Joe passed away with his family by his side on Monday, September 8, 2014, in Tavares, Florida, at the age of 84.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00AM, Friday, September 12, 2014, at the Church of St. Dominic in Northfield with Fr. Dennis Dempsey officiating. Interment with Military Honors will be in Calvary Cemetery, Northfield. Pallbearers will be Gordy Carpenter, Mark Kimber, Larry Marko, Mark Nordahl, Bill Parsons and Brian Paulson. Visitation will be 4-7PM, Thursday, September 11, 2014, at the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home and at church on Friday one hour prior to the service.
Memorials are preferred to Hospice.
Arrangements are with the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home. www.northfieldfuneral.com
Whether this is your first time or tenth time, come join us! We will be studying “Living Beyond Yourself: Explorng the Fruit of the Spirit” Saturday mornings from 7-9 AM, beginning on September 20th. Please contact Kristen Craft at 645-7076 or email@example.com by September 14 to order a workbook.
The ancient practice combining relaxation and exercise, called Yoga has been popular in recent years for stress relief, pain management and overall wellness. St. Dominic’s popular class will be continuing on this fall on Thursdays, Sept.11 through Oct. 9, 2014, from 7:00-8:00pm. Beginners are welcome to sign up. Comfortable clothing and a yoga mat are recommended. Class fee is approx. $30.00 for this five week, one hour-session, class. Registration is REQUIRED, due to space limitations. Location will be Heartwork Yoga Studio. Payment (checks to Heartwork Yoga Studio) is due at the Parish Office by Tuesday, Sept. 9.
Call Nancy Ludescher, Parish Nurse at 645-8816, ext. 203 – leave your phone number or email address.