Tricounty News

Oct. 27: St. Wendelin’s Fall Breakfast

St. Wendelin’s Parish will serve their Fall Breakfast from 8:30 a.m.-noon Sunday, Oct. 27, at Mary Hall in Luxemburg.

The cost is $7 for adults, $4 for kids age 5-12, and children 4 and younger are free.

The menu will include egg bake, sausage, fresh fruit, freshly baked carmel rolls, toast, and beverages.

There will also be a bake sale and raffle. 


Grace United Methodist dinner

Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville has scheduled their 64th annual Chow Mein & Pork Supper for 4:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5. A free-will donation will be accepted for the meal. “Quick service” take-out meals will be available. No phone orders, please.

Workshop on hopelessness and suicide

St. John’s Lutheran in Kimball Nov. 2

Very few of us have not been touched by the tragedy of suicide. Too often, despair and hopelessness lead people to take their lives. But even those who have never contemplated suicide experience feelings of despair and hopelessness. Many suffer from depression.

St. John’s Lutheran Church of Kimball is hosting a workshop on Saturday, Nov. 2, which will address these difficult issues. The Rev. Peter Preus will lead a workshop titled: “Speaking of Hopelessness: When Believers Consider Suicide.” Rev. Preus, pastor of The Lutheran Church of the Triune God in Maple Grove, Minn., is the author of “And She Was a Christian – Why Do Believers Commit Suicide?” Pastor Preus’ first wife, Jean, committed suicide in 1994. The workshop will address such question as: “Why do people commit suicide?” “Are there different kinds of hopelessness?” “What does it mean to despair?” “What may we say to the despairing and those who have thoughts of suicide?” “What if this person is a Christian?” “What shall I do if I have reason to believe that a loved one will attempt to end his or her life?”


St. Mary’s Help of Christians breakfast

St. Mary’s Help of Christians Church in St. Augusta plans a breakfast for 8 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. Cost is $7 for adults, $3 for children age 5-12.

They will serve sausage and eggs, sweet rolls, fruit, pancakes, toast and ham. Beverages are juice, coffee, and milk. 


125th Anniversary pictorial directory for St. Anthony's

Jan. 1, 2014, the Church of St. Anthony in Watkins will begin it’s year-long recognition of its 125th anniversary. One important event is the new pictorial directory. Life Touch Directories will be doing the photography and production of the new books. This is a special directory as it will mark the 125th Anniversary of St. Anthony Church. It will have photographs depicting the early life of St. Anthony Church, as well as those of today’s parish life. We encourage all of our parishioners to make an effort to be included in this important project. Parishioners can register for a photo session by going to St. Anthony’s webpage at Just click on the Life Touch Sign Up icon. There is no cost to participate, and everybody will get a free 8x10 photo as well as a free directory.