How to submit briefs for the calendar page
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
Editor’s note: To slow the spread of coronavirus, many public gatherings are being cancelled. Before leaving to attend events, please contact the church or hosting organization to ensure events are not cancelled.
Spring tea luncheon, Superior
St. Anthony, Superior, has postponed their five-course spring tea luncheon. Originally scheduled for May 2, as soon as a new date is set it will be announced. 715-398-3261.
Ongoing parish events
Fish fry, Superior
St. Anthony, Superior, holds Lenten fish fries every Friday during Lent, 4:30-7 p.m. Menu includes fried or baked fish, mashed or baked potato, coleslaw, vegetable, pickled beets, roll, dessert and beverage. Cost: $10 for adults; $5 for students; preschoolers eat free. Parish is handicapped accessible. 715-398-3261.
Lenten fish fry, Amery
St. Joseph, Amery, holds Lenten fish fries, 4:30-7 p.m. each Friday during March and April 3. Menu includes deep-fried battered cod, baked cod, potato, vegetable, coleslaw, buns, macaroni and cheese and dessert. Refreshments include coffee, milk, lemonade. Beer is available for purchase. Cost is $11; $10 for ages 65 and older; $5 for ages 6-12; ages 5 and younger eat free. Maximum $35 per family. Event is hosted by the Apple River Knights of Columbus and St. Joseph parish volunteers. 715-268-7717.
Lenten fish fry, Ladysmith
The Knights of Columbus hold Lenten fish fries, 4:30-6:30 p.m., every Friday during Lent, at Our Lady of Sorrows, Ladysmith. Menu includes baked or deep-fried fish, baked potato or French fries, rolls, coleslaw, cake, milk or coffee. 715-532-6880.
Fish fry, Glenwood City
St. John the Baptist, Glenwood City, 5-7 p.m. Fish fry. Menu includes baked and fried fish, scalloped potatoes, green beans, coleslaw and bars. Cost is $10 for adults; $5 for ages 5 to 10; younger than 5 eat free. 715-265-7133.
Lenten fish dinner, Medford
Knights of Columbus hold a Lenten shrimp and fish dinner, 4-7:30 p.m., at Holy Rosary, Medford, in the social hall. Cost is $12 for ages 12 and older; $5 for ages 5-11; preschoolers eat free. Carryouts are $12. 715-748-3336.
St. Patrick’s Day, Erin Prairie
St. Patrick, Erin Prairie, holds its annual St. Patrick Day corned beef and cabbage dinner, after the 11 a.m. Mass. RSVP to 715-246-5176.
Blood drive, Hayward
St. Joseph, Hayward, hosts a blood drive March 19 and March 20. Call to schedule an appointment to donate. 800-RED-CROSS (733-2767), sponsor code: Hayward WI.
Soup dinner/worship, Three Lakes
St. Theresa, Three Lakes, will host a community soup dinner, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Menu includes soup, bread and dessert. Attendees are welcome to stay for adoration, 6:30 p.m., and the Stations of the Cross, 7 p.m. 715-477-2863.
St. Anthony Spirituality Center, Marathon City, will hold “Seasons of the Earth/Season of Church.” Retreatants will reflect on the ritual significance of the season of both earth and church. Cost is $95. www.sarcenter.com or call 715-443-2236.
Lenten retreat, Three Lakes
St. Theresa, Three Lakes, holds a Lenten retreat, “Lord Prepare Me,” from 9 a.m. to noon, led by Fr. Kevin Farrell, Fr. Allam and Fr. Ron Serrao. Exposition, adoration, a presentation by Fr. Farrell, followed by confessions with piano music. A light lunch with fellowship will follow. Free to attend. For more information, call Phyllis Pieplow, 715-437-0593.
Lenten retreat, Grantsburg
St. Dominic, Frederic, and Immaculate Conception, Grantsburg, will host two Lenten retreats. “Food for the Journey – Unlocking the Secrets of the Eucharist,” led by Fr. James Brinkman, is a Lenten retreat for adults, junior and high school students. The retreat will be held at St. Dominic in Frederic, 12:30 p.m., and conclude with Mass at 4:30 pm.
Children in grade six and below are invited to spend the afternoon learning about service to each other while enjoying games, crafts, music and fun. Registration is requested for adults and youth to help with planning for snacks and materials. 715-327-8119.
Prayer group, Minong
River of Life Prayer Group meets, 6-7:30 p.m., at St. Mary Church. All are welcome. 715-376-4126 or 715-376-2697. Meeting cancelled if bad weather.
Luke Spehar concert, Medford
Holy Rosary, Medford, 6-9 p.m. A Lenten mission concert and reflection featuring Luke Spehar. Adoration will start at 7 p.m., and the evening will conclude with benediction at 8 p.m. 715-748-3336. www.lukespehar.com.
Retreat, Arbor Vitae
Marywood Franciscan Spirituality Center, Arbor Vitae, will hold “Praying the Annunciation with Icons, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Led by Pat Pintens. Retreatants will discuss the mystery of the Annunciation and its meaning for today. Cost: $15 Register by March 24. Visit www.marywoodsc.org, or call 715-385-3750.
Lenten retreat, Clear Lake
St. John, Clear Lake, March 26, 5:30-8 p.m., and March 28, 8-10:30 a.m. “Food for the Journey: Unlocking the Secrets of the Eucharist,” will be presented by Fr. James Brinkman. Handicapped accessible. 715-265-7133.
Soup dinner/worship, Three Lakes
St. Theresa, Three Lakes, will host a community soup dinner, 5:30-6:30 p.m., on March 27 and April 3. Menu includes soup, bread and dessert. Attendees are welcome to stay for adoration, 6:30 p.m., and the Stations of the Cross, 7 p.m. 715-477-2863.
Ss. Peter and Paul, Weyerhaeuser, 9 a.m. to noon. All-you-can-eat breakfast, hosted by the men’s lodge. Menu includes pancakes, French toast, Polish sausage and more. Cost is $8 for adults; $4 for ages 10 and younger; preschoolers eat free. Family price is $25. Takeouts available. Handicapped accessible. There will be raffles and prizes.
Fish fry, Hayward
St. Joseph, Hayward, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Fish fry fundraiser. Cost is $13 for adults; $6 for ages 8 and younger. Proceeds support youth programs for St. Joseph and St. Ann, Cable. 715-634-2867.
Lenten fish fry, Barron
St. Joseph, Barron, 4:30-7 p.m. The Knights of Columbus Fr. James Harte Council will hold a Lenten fish fry. Menu includes baked or deep-fried cod, choice of baked potato or French fries, vegetable, applesauce, salad, toast, dessert, coffee or milk. Cost is $10 for two pieces; $12 for three pieces; $5 for ages 5-12; preschoolers eat free. Carryouts available. 715-837-1439.
End of life seminar, Medford
Holy Rosary, Medford, 10 a.m. Dr. Tim Jessick, palliative medicine physician from the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, will speak about palliative care and hospice care, what they are, myths and facts, and answer questions about healthcare at the end of life with a Catholic perspective. Fr. Patrick McConnell will discuss end of life issues from a priest’s perspective. RSVP by calling 715-748-3336, ext. 247.
Rummage sale, Bruce – Cancelled as of 3/18/20
St. Mary Parish, Bruce, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Annual spring rummage and bake sale. Most items are 10 cents. Lunch available for purchase, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Menu includes homemade soups, pies and barbecue. 715-532-3051.
Silent women’s retreat, Marathon
St. Anthony Spirituality Center, Marathon City, will host “The Gift You Are: To God, to Self, to Others,” a women-only Palm Sunday silent retreat. Cost is $100 for those who depart on Sunday; $190 for those who stay Sunday night. Visit www.sarcenter.com or call 715-443-2236.
Bingo, Rib Lake
Knights of Columbus 9608 will hold a bingo day at Good Shepherd, Rib Lake, 1 p.m. 715-427-5259.
Training conference, Ladysmith
The Diocese of Superior Charismatic Renewal Service Committee holds a spring training conference, “Power and Purpose, Encountering the Holy Spirit,” at Our Lady of Sorrows, Ladysmith, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Music, videos, discussion and training in prayer ministry. Mass will follow. Cost is $30. Lunch is included. Register online at www.catholicdos.org/charismatic-renewal, or call 715-441-9699.
Rummage sale, Hayward
St. Joseph, Hayward, May 8, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and May 9, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Annual rummage sale to benefit youth group. 715-634-2867.
Retreats and workshops, Arbor Vitae
The Marywood Franciscan Spirituality Center, Arbor Vitae, holds programs and retreats year-round. Visit www.marywoodsc.org. 715-385-3750.
Retreats, Marathon City
St. Anthony Spirituality Center, Marathon City, holds weekend, day-long and private retreats, programs and workshops throughout the year. Visit www.sarcenter.com or call 715-443-2236 for more information.
Retreats, Buffalo, Minn.
Christ the King Retreat Center, Buffalo, Minn., holds programs and retreats year-round. www.kingshouse.com. 763-682-1394, ext. 11.