News briefs March 22, 2018

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Boys choir to perform
Holy Family Catholic Church, Woodruff, along with pastor Fr. Aaron Devett, will be welcoming the award-winning North Star Boys’ Choir of Minneapolis for a performance Palm Sunday, March 25.
The concert is at 1:30 p.m. There is no cost, but a freewill offering will be taken. The 18-member choir, under the direction of Francis Stockwell, has performed nationally and internationally. Following the concert, everyone is invited to a free reception in the church dining area.

Superior-area Knights hold pasty sale
The Knights of Columbus Council 499, Superior, will hold a pasty sale Friday, April 13, and Saturday, April 14. Cost is $4 for a 12-ounce pasty (filling: beef, potatoes, carrots, onions and rutabagas). Pasties will be available for pickup noon to 4 p.m. both Friday and Saturday, at St. Anthony Church, Superior. Contact any Knight to order your pasties. 715-364-2664. Leave a message, if there is no answer.

Pray to stop abortion
The annual One Million Rosaries for Unborn Babies effort is happening May 4-6. This pro-life event has taken place for about 10 years, with more than 70 countries participating. Participants are asked to pray at least one rosary May 4, 5 or 6 for an end to abortion. Parishioners can register individually or as a group with their parish. Details can be found at www.saintmichaelthearchangelorganization.org.

Attempted entry at Catholic school
A person wearing black gloves, pants, long-sleeved shirt, boots and a ski mask – only his or her eyes were visible – attempted entry at St. Paul’s Catholic School, Bloomer, on March 6, according to a release issued by the Bloomer Police Department. Two fourth-graders reported seeing the person, who was thwarted by a locked door, before 2 p.m. The individual fled and was gone before police arrived. Bloomer, located about 20 miles south of Chetek, is in the Diocese of La Crosse.

Cold case reopened
MADISON (CNA) – Fr. Alfred Kunz was a 67-year-old parish priest at St. Michael’s church in the rural town of Dane. He recorded radio shows and was known for his love of the traditional Latin Mass, serving as a parish priest for 31 years. On March 4, 1998, Fr. Kunz was found dead in a pool of blood with a slit across his throat inside St. Michael’s school. The killer was never found. In an effort to revive Fr. Kunz’s cold case 20 years later, the local police department is launching a social media campaign to see if there is any new information on who killed the priest. William Yallaly, chancellor of the Diocese of Madison, told CNA that the sheriff’s office initiated the investigation, but the diocese is in full support.

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