Mass to honor health-care professionals Nov. 4 at Sacred Heart Chapel

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by Cori Hilsgen news@the newsleaders.com Physicians, health-care professionals and medical workers play a tremendous role helping maintain good health in for many people in their lives. A Catholic Mass honoring medical professionals and workers will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Sacred Heart Chapel at St. Benedict’s Monastery in St. Joseph. The Mass is for health-care workers

Catholic school celebrates Rocktoberfest

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com When celebrating, it is always a good idea to dress for the occasion. That is what St. Joseph Catholic School Principal Karl Terhaar and parents did  to promote a new fundraising event called the Rocktoberfest Sept. 29 in St. Joseph. Terhaar said that for the past few years, St. Joseph and St. Cloud campus Catholic schools

Catholic school workathon set for Oct. 27

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com The St. Joseph Catholic School’s 35th annual Workathon day will take place Saturday, Oct. 27. For many years, the school’s students have participated in the event to offer services such as raking leaves, clearing gardens, clearing brush and moving wood to assist elderly and disabled residents of the St. Joseph area, as well as raise money

Joetown Christmas Treasure Sale slated for Nov. 1-4

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Once again, shoppers will have a chance to find some “Christmas treasures” while helping fund restoration of the Church of St. Joseph Catholic Church organ at the third annual Joetown Christmas Treasures sale. The sale will take place from 12:30-6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1; 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2;  8:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3; and

Meemken still going strong at 90

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com If 70 can be considered to be the new 65, then Judy Meemken, 90, could be an example of the new 85. Meemken, who turned 90 Sept. 6, continues to stay very active with various projects she is involved with. She is a Sacristan and sings in the choir at the St. Joseph Catholic Church. Meemken

St. Joseph fire bell restored with help from volunteers, donations

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com If you are driving past the St. Joseph Community Fire Hall and happen to notice that the fire bell looks a little shinier, you would be correct. With help from some generous people, the bell got a facelift this year. St. Joseph Historical Society president Andy Loso said the bell was in great condition, but the

Bishop from India visits St. Joseph Catholic School

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com Bishop Sebastian Thekethecherial from Kerala, India, visited students at St. Joseph Catholic School on Sept. 27. For the past few years, fifth- and sixth-graders at the school have sponsored a family from India through the WE SHARE program run by Dave and Kathy Rennie from Bloomington. Kathy Rennie is originally from St. Joseph. This year, the

Workers uncover mural during church renovation

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by Cori Hilsgen news@thenewsleaders.com It’s always fun to uncover buried treasures, but for Andy Loso, president of the St. Joseph Historical Society, a recent discovery of a buried church mural was especially interesting. While renovating the vesting Sacristy, workers uncovered a painting that was part of the mural at the St. Joseph Catholic Church. Loso, who is the church’s facilities