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St. Vincent relic on display

The Sacred Heart of Jesus Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Superior, and area priests are sponsoring the veneration of a first-class relic of their patron, St. Vincent de Paul.

This public veneration is in celebration of 400 years of the Vincentian charism. In 1617, St. Vincent de Paul, the patron saint of charity, received the calling which transformed his priesthood into one of service to those in need. His feast day is Sept. 27.

The relic will be exposed Saturday, Sept. 30, after the 4 p.m. Mass at St. Anthony Parish, Superior. Veneration will also be held Sunday, Oct. 1, after the 9 a.m. Mass at St. Anthony and after the 10:30 a.m. Mass at the Cathedral of Christ the King.

Everyone is welcome to pause and pray for St. Vincent’s intercession and for those affected by poverty.

Michael Perry to speak at OLS gala

Regional author, humorist and musician Michael Perry will be the keynote speaker at the annual gala for Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School, Ladysmith on Saturday, Sept. 30.

Perry is the bestselling author of “Population: 485,” “Coop: A Year of Poultry, Pigs and Parenting,” “Truck: A Love Story,” and many other books.

The fundraiser is open to the public. This year’s theme is “Deer Camp.” Doors open at 5 p.m., meal begins at 6 p.m., and entertainment is at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $40 each, $75 for a couple and $300 for a table of eight. Call 715-532-3232 or email for details.

Beatification tickets on sale Oct. 9

The Capuchin Franciscan Order of St. Joseph in Detroit announces the Fr. Solanus Casey Beatification Mass will begin at 4 p.m. Eastern time Saturday, Nov. 18, at Ford Field in Detroit.

Doors will open at 2 p.m. Tickets will be available to the public at 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 9, Eastern time only at, while supplies last. Additional details may be found at

Fr. Casey was born and raised in what is now the Diocese of Superior.

Ford Field will be configured to accommodate approximately 60,000 guests for the Mass.

Price County Vinnies hold fundraisers

St. Vincent de Paul, St. Therese of Lisieux Conference in Phillips, has two fall activities planned. The Feed My People Match Campaign runs from Sept. 17 through Oct. 29; donations may be sent to St. Vincent de Paul, 134 S. Avon St., Phillips, WI 54555.

The food pantry receives 1 pound of food for every dollar raised up to $5,000. Donors are asked to write Match Campaign on the memo line, and checks must be dated between Sept. 17 and Oct. 29. This fundraiser benefits the food pantry.

At 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, A Friends of The Poor walk begins at the food pantry, 134 S. Avon St. This is a 3-mile walk on flat surfaces, and participants are encouraged to bring baby strollers and leashed dogs to join others in raising funds for outreach programs offered by SVdP in Price County. Register online:

Koinonia retreat in Merrill

St. Francis Xavier, Merrill, is hosting a N.E.W. Koinonia retreat Sept. 22-24. The weekend begins at 4:30 p.m. Friday and concludes at 4 p.m. Sunday. Each day builds on the central theme of the Paschal Mystery. The Friday evening presentation focuses on the death of Jesus on the cross. The resurrection of Jesus is the Saturday theme. Pentecost is the focus for Sunday, as the team and retreat candidates prepare to go forth into their everyday lives and share the good news. Cost is $40 per person, including meals. Call 715-274-3991 to register.

Youth rally in New Richmond

The Diocese of Superior’s annual youth rally is from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, at Immaculate Conception, New Richmond. Students in grades six through 12 are invited to listen to Fr. Andrew Ricci and musician Luke Spehar. Cost is $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Attendees are asked to bring a canned good for the food pantry. Contact Chris Hurtubise, or 715-264-5044, to sign up a parish. Permission forms are online at

Duluth assembly on science, faith

The Diocese of Duluth’s Annual Assembly is Saturday, Oct. 14, at Marshall School, Duluth. The topic is “Has Science Killed Faith?” Joe Miller, Executive Director of the Magis Center of Reason and Faith, will address the question by showing the scientific evidence for God’s existence and discussing how our search for happiness is only fulfilled through a personal relationship with God. Cost is $30 includes and continental breakfast, lunch, and materials. Register by Oct. 2 at or call Annette at 218-724-9111.

Seminarian to be ordained a deacon
Richard Rhinehart, a seminarian for the Diocese of Superior, will be ordained to the Transitional Diaconate by Bishop James P. Powers Sunday at 2 p.m. Dec. 17, at St. Peter the Fisherman Parish, Eagle River. His ordination to the priesthood is tentatively set for June.