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VIRTUS Training

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:03am

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  This training is for adult volunteers and parish staff who work with children and youth and have not received this training in the past.

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Youth Alive Fall Kickoff

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:03am

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.

Any questions???  Contact Allyson Bernstorf at 507-664-9638 or

Deb Ulve at 402-290-3381

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Cub Scout Registration

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 3:02pm

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 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

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Bulletin 9/14/2014

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 9:57am
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Joseph Hruza Obituary

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 10:29am

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.

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Women’s Bible Study

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 2:58pm

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 by September 14 to order a workbook.

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Fri, 09/05/2014 - 3:41pm

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.

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Liturgical Minister Schedule

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 2:56pm

The September/October schedule of Liturgical Ministers is available here.

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Mon, 08/25/2014 - 2:37pm

Do you know someone who has expressed an interest in learning about, joining or returning to the Catholic Church?  If so, tell them about the upcoming RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) program beginning at St. Dominic the first weekend of October or let Fr. Denny know so he can contact them.  Sessions will be on Tuesday evenings, as in past years, with the addition of three mini-courses open to members of the parish and anyone else interested.

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