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St. Dominic - Church News
The Catholic Church in Northfield, Minnesota
Updated: 1 hour 49 min ago
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.
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. www.northfieldfuneral.com
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.