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Local briefs is a summary of events and programs held in the Diocese of Superior. Parishes and organizations are asked to submit event notices via email, fax or postal mail by Wednesday noon, the week before the publication date. Information for the calendar items cannot be accepted by telephone. Send to: Catholic Herald, Calendar Page, P.O. Box 969, Superior, WI 54880; Fax: 715-392-8656 or email to moc.l1534336337iamg@1534336337dlare1534336337hcilo1534336337htac1534336337.

Aug. 11
Spaghetti dinner, Presque Isle
St. Rita, Presque Isle, holds its annual spaghetti dinner at the Presque Isle Community Center, 4:30-8 p.m. The all-you-care-to-eat dinner includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad, garlic bread, beverage and dessert. Cost: $8 for adults; $4 for ages 6-12; ages 5 and younger eat free. Beer and wine are available. There will also be a raffle. 715-385-2390.

Aug. 12
Bazaar, Gilman
Ss. Peter and Paul, Gilman, hosts a bazaar. Mass is at 10 a.m., followed by a buffet-style dinner, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meal includes oven-fired chicken, Polish sausage and sauerkraut, mashed potatoes and gravy, dressing, green means, rolls, pie, coffee, milk and more. Cost: $10 for adults; $5 for ages 6-12; ages 5 and younger eat free.
Silent and live auctions, games, bingo, country store, raffles and music provided by Cynor Classics. Refreshments will be available. 715-447-8510.

Parish festival, Balsam Lake
Our Lady of the Lakes, Balsam Lake, will hold its annual parish festival, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Country store, basket raffle, silent auction, meat raffle, pull tabs, beer garden, bingo, kids’ games and dinner. Menu features chicken or barbecue ribs, potatoes, corn on the cob, coleslaw and dessert. 715-405-2253.

Chicken dinner, Strickland
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Strickland, holds its annual chicken dinner, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Outdoor Mass at 10 a.m., weather permitting. Bring your own chair. Games, a raffle, country store, kids’ games and refreshments. Dinner is $10 for adults; $5 for ages 6-9; preschoolers eat free. 715-637-3255.

Aug. 13
Morning Star Prayer Group, Barron
The Morning Star Prayer Group in Barron will meet at St. Joseph Church. Rosary at 6 p.m., prayer meeting, 6:30-8 p.m., prayer ministry, 8-8:30 p.m. 715-637-3255.

Rally, River Falls
A rally in opposition to the white supremacy movement will be held 5-6 p.m., corner of Cascade St. and S. Main St., River Falls. For details, email ude.f1534336337rwu@x1534336337urb.m1534336337.enil1534336337euqca1534336337j1534336337.

Prayer group, Minong
The River of Life Prayer Group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13 and Aug. 27 at St. Mary Church. All are welcome. 715-376-4126 or 715-376-2697.

Aug. 15
Birthday celebration, Superior
St. Francis Xavier, Superior, hosts a party in honor of Fr. Jim Tobolski’s 60th birthday.
Celebration will start after the 5:30 p.m. Mass. Menu includes turkey, with all the trimmings, and lemon cake. RSVP by calling Mary Margaret at the parish office, 715-398-7174, by Aug. 10.

Aug. 22
Parish and school retreat, Hammond
The parishes of St. Bridget, River Falls; St. Mary, Hammond; St. Patrick, Hudson; Immaculate Conception, New Richmond; and St. Patrick, Erin Prairie, will have a shared parish and school staff retreat. Led by John McHugh. 715-246-4652.

Aug. 26
Outdoor Mass and sweet corn festival, Amery
St.Joseph, Amery, will hold an outdoor Mass and sweet corn festival, starting at 10:30 a.m. at Michael Park, Amery. JC Rock from River Falls will be provide music. The event will include faith formation registration, backpack and car key blessing and youth games and prizes. Brats, hot dogs, sweet corn and more will be served following Mass for a free will donation.

Fall festival, Rib Lake
Good Shepherd, Rib Lake, holds its annual fall festival, starting with a 9 a.m. polka Mass. Dinner will follow, served 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., or until gone.
Menu includes grilled chicken, beef tips or kielbasa and sauerkraut. Raffles, silent auction, kids’ spin wheel game, bean bags, and bingo from 1-3 p.m. 715-427-5259.

Diaconate ordination
Thomas Kroll will be ordained to the permanent diaconate at St. Patrick Church, Hudson.
Ordination will start at 4 p.m., followed by a reception. 715-381-5120.

Summerfest, Tony
St. Anthony de Padua, Tony, holds its annual Summerfest, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Day includes a chicken dinner, raffles, paddle game with prizes, gun board and more.
Menu features charcoal chicken, homemade potato salad, baked beans, corn, roll and dessert. 715-532-3051.

Aug. 27
Prayer group, Minong
River of Life Prayer Group meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at St. Mary Church. All are welcome. 715-376-4126 or 715-376-2697.

Sept. 2
Polka Mass and dinner, Weyerhaeuser
Ss. Peter and Paul Parish, Weyerhaeuser, holds a polka Mass and chicken dinner. Mass will start at 10 a.m., and dinner will be served 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Menu includes chicken, all the fixings, and pie. Cost: $9.50 for adults; $5 for ages 6-12; ages 5 and younger eat free. Country store, bake sale, produce, raffles, silent auction and music during and after Mass by the Jolly Ramblers.

Sept. 3
Breakfast, Phillips
St. Therese, Phillips, holds an all-you-care-to-eat breakfast, 8-11:30 a.m. Menu includes pancakes, French toast, sausage, and eggs. Cost: $8 for adults; $6 for ages 5-12, preschoolers eat free. Proceeds to benefit Price County Respect Life. 715-339-2222.

Sept. 9
Ham and meatloaf dinner, Pattison Park
St. William, Pattison Park, holds its annual ham and meatloaf dinner, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Country garden, bake sale and silent auction. Cost: $10 for adults; $5 for ages 12 and under; preschoolers eat free. Takeouts available. 715-394-7919.

Fall dinner, Turtle Lake
St. Ann, Turtle Lake, holds its annual grilled chicken dinner, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Menu includes one-quarter chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, pie and more. Cost: $9 for adults; $4 for ages 6-12; free for ages 5 and under. Cash raffle, basket raffles, fishpond and cakewalk. Knights of Columbus silent auction features sporting goods; proceeds will support seminarians in honor of Fr. John Spanjers. Mass time is 4 p.m. every Saturday, and 10 a.m. only on Sunday, Sept. 9.

Sept. 15
60th anniversary celebration, Spooner
St. Francis de Sales School, Spooner, celebrates 60 years of Catholic education with a community event, noon to 9 p.m. School tours, carnival games, raffles, cake walk, music, food booth, afternoon Mass, celebration of alumni students and teachers, beer and wine tent, and a dinner. Music by Tangled Web. 715-635-2777 or

Sept. 16
Bazaar/dinner, Sheldon
St. John, Sheldon, holds its annual bazaar and family-style dinner, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bake sale, country store, thrift sale and raffle. Polka music all day. Dinner is $10 for adults; $5 for ages 5-10; preschoolers eat free. Carryouts and refreshments available. 715-447-8510.

Oct. 19-21
Koinonia, Merrill
St. Francis, Merrill, will host the #51 Koininia, a spiritual uplift for adults age 20-100. Contact Bluette Puchner, 715-866-4492, or email ten.l1534336337etyru1534336337tnec@1534336337kaleh1534336337tno1534336337.