Women of Grace

WINONA – Sacred Heart Parish hosted the first of five sessions of Women of Grace this fall. Tara Trost, standing, leads ladies from four different parishes in a discussion of the Women of Grace Foundational Study Series, Full of Grace and the Abundant Life. It encourages all women to explore the powerful influence God calls her to be in the home, in the Church, and in the world at large. Along the way, partcipants will grow in the knowledge of their Catholic faith, Sacred Scripture, and the spiritual life in general. (Photo by Cathy Edwards)

Shaw’s spaghetti success

SHAW – St. Francis of Assisi Parish hosted a spaghetti supper Saturday, Oct. 22. Barbara Faccini reports that volunteers dished about 1,400 plates of spaghetti between dine-in and take-out orders. She said everyone in the parish helped so the event turned into something of a homecoming. Above, Father Peter Nguyen, SVD, associate pastor, is visible in the serving line. (Photo submitted by Barbara Faccini)

Healing Mass in Brookhaven

BROOKHAVEN – Father Henry Shelton, pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, offers Mass and anointing of the sick monthly for seniors of the parish. The August celebration included lunch. (Photo by Christine Annafiorella)

Honoring Bishop Houck

JACKSON – Mark Terry places a stencil on the marker for Bishop William Houck’s grave under the watchful eye of his father Jim in the bishops’ cemetery next to the Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle. The marker was then sandblasted and painted. Onsite engraving is something of a lost art, which is why it took so long to get the work done on the grave. Bishop Houck died in 2016. He was bishop from 1984-2003. (Photo by Mary Woodward)