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Pedal Pilgrimage Aug. 15, spiritual and physical exercise

Thursday, Aug. 15, Pedal Pilgrimage to the Grasshopper Chapel in Cold Spring

St. Gertrude’s Catholic Church in Forest City is organizing a pedal pilgrimage to the Grasshopper Chapel in Cold Spring. The trip combines spiritual and physical exercise. Bikers gather at 3 p.m. Thursday for prayer at St. Gertrude’s, with additional prayer stops along the way. The pilgrimage concludes with a Mass at the Grasshopper Chapel in Cold Spring.

To receive a registration form, contact St. Gertrude’s Church at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , include “Pilgrimage” in the subject, or go to www.forministry.com/USMNR
CATHSGCCS,
to print out a registration form.

Aug. 15, 2013, is the Feast of the Assumption in the Roman Catholic Calendar. While the prayer during the pilgrimage will reflect this theme, the pilgrimage is open to people of all faith traditions. If St. Gertrude’s is contacted by Aug. 7, arrangements can be made to get back to Forest City. Without prearrangement, pilgrims are responsible for getting home once at Cold Spring. The Registration fee of $10. Tee shirt ($12) and after Mass pizza dinner at Marnanteli’s in Cold Spring are optional. St. Gertrude’s Church is located at 31608 650th Ave. Litchfield, MN 55355. The length of the pilgrimage is just less than 20 miles.

Ostmark serving porkchop and sweetcorn Dinner Aug. 11

Ostmark Lutheran Church of rural Watkins is planning their porkchop-sweetcorn dinner. The Ostmark Churchmen will serve a dinner after the 10:30 a.m. morning worship service, Sunday, Aug. 11.

They will serve porkchops, hot dogs, homegrown sweet corn, baked potatoes, cole slaw, homemade ice cream and beverage.

The cost is for adults, $8; ages 5-12 $5; and under 5 is free. Everyone is welcome.

Holy Cross Parish has winner

Holy Cross Parish celebrated their festival Saturday and Sunday, July 13 and 14. Tom and Marlene Konz are seen presenting the $5,000-W-Pearl-Lake-Festival-Check-DSCN0289winning check to Dean Hawkinson representing the  Watkins and Kimball Veterinary Clinics. The Clinic’s name was drawn at the parish festival in Pearl Lake. The proceeds from this winning check will be divided between the parish and the veterinary clinic non-owner employees. Submitted photo.

 

St. Wendelin's Parish Bazaar

St. Wendelin's Parish Bazaar was held Sunday, July 28, in Luxemburg. The day was filled with music, games, food, and fun for all. W-DSCF0883W-DSCF0881

 

 

Parishoners and guests enjoyed a lovely, although a bit cool, day for the St. Wendelin’s Parish Bazaar Sunday, July 28. At left are some of the games available to all ages. The Rich Stang Band and BLT provided music all afternoon. Their famous all-you-can-eat chicken and ham dinner was a hit again this year.

 

 

 

Some of the beautiful, hand-made quilts that went on auction at the
St. Wendelin’s Parish Bazaar Sunday afternoon, July 28, in Luxemburg. Staff photos by Anton Matua.

 


2013 Pedal Pilgrimage to the Grasshopper Chapel in Cold Spring Aug. 15

St. Gertrude’s Catholic Church in Forest City is organizing a pedal pilgrimage to the Grasshopper Chapel in Cold Spring. The trip combines spiritual and physical exercise. Bikers gather at 3 p.m. Monday,
Aug. 15, for prayer at St. Gertrude’s with additional prayer stops along the way. The pilgrimage concludes with Mass at the Grasshopper Chapel in Cold Spring. 

The Grasshopper Chapel, formerly known as Assumption Chapel, was built upon Chapel Hill overlooking Cold Spring in thanksgiving for relief from the devastating Minnesota Grasshopper Plagues of the 1870s. While the prayer of the pilgrimage reflects the Catholic tradition, people from all faith traditions are invited to participate in this 20-bike ride.

To  receive a registration form, contact St. Gertrude’s Church at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , include “Pilgrimage” in the subject; or go to www.forministry.com/USMNR
CATHSGCCS to print out a registration form. Pilgrims may want to make arrangements to return to St. Gertrude’s after Mass. Registration fee of $10, optional tee shirt $12, and optional pizza and drink in Cold Spring after Mass. St. Gertrude’s Church is located at
31608 650th Ave. Litchfield, Minn.