Archive for December, 2015

Welcome to Our Parish – St. Francis of Assisi, Holcombe

Welcome to Our Parish – St. Francis of Assisi, Holcombe

| December 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

This week we feature St. Francis of Assisi, in Holcombe.

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Hope rekindled, thanks to an a cappella carol

Hope rekindled, thanks to an a cappella carol

| December 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

During the early ‘80s, when I moonlighted as a disc jockey at a country music station in Rapid City, South Dakota, my Advent was defined by one song and Christmas by another.

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Diocese joins world in opening Holy Door

Diocese joins world in opening Holy Door

| December 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Event includes catechesis.

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Tradition continues with Woodruff Thanksgiving dinner

Tradition continues with Woodruff Thanksgiving dinner

| December 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

What began 30-plus years ago as a tradition of preparing a Thanksgiving dinner for parishioners of Our Lady Queen of the Universe Parish, Woodruff, continues at Holy Family Parish, Woodruff, having grown to include the larger Northwoods community.

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An accidental Advent – the fast before the feast

An accidental Advent – the fast before the feast

| December 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

In my family, food is love. When I was a child, the holiday abundance was quite unlike any other time of year – bowls of chocolates sprinkled around the house, platters of spritz and fudge and peanut butter blossoms on every table. We baked for days, then piled up the proceeds in a shaky tower of tupperware in the back porch.

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Amery wrestler aims to TakeDown Cancer

Amery wrestler aims to TakeDown Cancer

| December 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Andrew Smith was just 11 months old when he was diagnosed with bladder cancer. A year later, he was in remission, and the Amery High School senior feels fortunate to have no memory of his illness.

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Day of reflection helps participants find ‘life compass’

Day of reflection helps participants find ‘life compass’

| December 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Diocese of Superior hosted an Advent Day of Reflection, Friday, Dec. 4, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Dobie.

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From backyard sapling to Capitol Rotunda’s Christmas tree

From backyard sapling to Capitol Rotunda’s Christmas tree

| December 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Thirty years ago, Brad Kowieski, a fourth-grader at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic School, Rhinelander, planted a tree in his parents’ backyard.

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Video series for Year of Mercy

Video series for Year of Mercy

| December 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Fr. Mike Schmitz, a priest in the Diocese of Duluth, is one of four presenters offering reflections on the Year of Mercy in a free online video series.

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Christmas cards help spread cheer

Christmas cards help spread cheer

| December 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

As they have for the past nine years, Holy Cross Sisters, staff and associates in Merrill, are teaming up to bring cheer to students at Lincoln Hills/Copper Lake School, Irma.

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