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St. Dominic - Church News
The Catholic Church in Northfield, Minnesota
Updated: 1 day 2 min ago
Thanksgiving meals can be dropped off at the church on Monday, November 24 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm or Tuesday, November 25 from 7:00 – 10:00 am.
A number of students for St. Olaf and Carleton recently answered my invitation to be “adopted” by a family from our parish. Some prefer a family with kids. Most are looking for a family with whom they can attend Mass on Sunday, join for brunch now and then, perhaps go shopping, and share common interests. If you would like to support a student in this way, please contact Fr. Denny at 507-645-8816.
The Northfield Knights of Columbus are hosting turkey bingo on Friday, November 21 in the O’Gara Social Hall. Warm-up games begin at 6:30 pm followed by turkey bingo at 7 pm. Food will be available for purchase.
Please consider making this holiday season a joyful time for those in need. Over 370 ornaments will fill St. Dominic’s Sharing Tree this year. These gifts will be provided to children in the Northfield school district and the elderly at the Mission Church of Gichitwaa Kateri in Minneapolis. The Sharing Tree will be in the Narthex after mass on the weekends of November 22-23, November 29-30, and December 6-7. Unwrapped gifts should be placed in the large box that is in the Narthex before Noon on Sunday, December 7. Gift cards should be left at the parish office. The Sharing Tree is organized through the Social Ministries Committee with assistance from the Community Action Center of Northfield and the Church of Gichitwaa Kateri. Thank you for making the celebration of Christ’s birth a joyous event for those in need.
The Mission Trip youth will be distributing wreathes following all masses this weekend. If you ordered a wreath, you can pick it up at the Youth Building.
This Sunday the Knights of Columbus will be hosting their deluxe Breakfast Buffet in the church Social Hall, beginning at 8:00 am. This is a fundraiser for the youth mission trip next summer to Arizona. Don’t miss the best breakfast in town!
The Social Ministries Committee in cooperation with the Northfield Community Action Center is again asking for the support of St. Dominic’s parishioners to assist in providing local families with the food needed to prepare their Thanksgiving meal. Your generosity has been appreciated and your participation is the reason the program has been such a success! There are approximately 300 families in need of your help this year. Sign up will be held after all the Masses this weekend and next. Should you have any questions please call Bob or Louise Murray at 664-1013 or Stacy Zell at (651) 767-2207.
Youth Alive and St. Dominic’s Mission Trip Youth will be making and selling delicious homemade apple pies and crisp the weekend of November 22-23. Bring your check book to help support the activities of our parish youth and to enjoy some wonderful apple pies that will be sold after all the masses.
Youth AND ADULT volunteers needed. Click here to sign up online.
A Parish and First Reconciliation Service will be held at 4pm on Sunday, November 23.
Patricia Margaret Quast Beckers was born March 17, 1943, in Watkins, Minnesota, to Anthony and Armella (Dank) Quast. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church and graduated from St. Boniface High School in Cold Spring in 1961. She married Ewald Lewis Beckers on September 8, 1962, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. After marriage they lived in St. Paul until moving to Northfield in 1976. Pat worked as a CNA for Three Links Care Center for 37 years, just retiring in September of this year. She was a member of the Church of St. Dominic and enjoyed reading, crafts, knitting, crocheting and having coffee with friends. Pat always gave of her time unselfishly and her greatest joy came from the involvement she shared in the lives of her children and grandchildren.
Survivors include her children: Ken and wife Kathy of Northfield, Kevin and wife Janis of Bloomington, Kathy and husband Paul Ahrndt of Benson; 5 grandchildren: Kody, Matthew, Aaron, Erik and Mariah; her sister, Ramona Hokanson of Watkins; her brothers John (Elaine) Quast of Richfield, David (Gloria) Quast of Garrison; her sister-in-law Diane Quast of Crosby; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Ewald on October 20, 2010, her daughter Karen, her parents, her sister Marian Kupka and her brother Joseph Quast.
After a courageous fight with Leukemia, Pat passed away with her children by her side on Tuesday afternoon, October 28, 2014, at the Care Center of the Northfield Retirement Community, at the age of 71.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00AM Friday, October 31, 2014, at the Church of St. Dominic in Northfield with Fr. Dennis Dempsey officiating. Interment will be 3:00PM at St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery in Watkins. Pallbearers are her grandchildren Kody Beckers, Matthew Ahrndt, Aaron Ahrndt, Erik Beckers and Mariah Ahrndt. Visitation will be 4-7PM Thursday, October 30, 2014, at the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home in Northfield. Visitation will continue at the church on Friday one hour prior to the service.
Memorials are preferred to St. Dominic Church or St. Dominic School.
Arrangements are with the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home, www.northfieldfuneral.com.