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Entries for November 2019

St Michael’s Catholic United Financial Council will be holding their annual “Christmas Treats Sale” on Tuesday, December 3rd, in the Old National Bank Lobby. The sale will begin at 9:00 am and will continue until the treats are gone. Let us help you with your Christmas baking this year. Come early for the best selection of Christmas goodies prepared by our wonderful bakers.

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St. John’s Catholic Church Holiday EventSunday, December 8, 201910:00 am—Mass with Children’s Christmas Program.11:00 am—An old-fashioned turkey dinner, Free will offering(Proceeds will benefit the new speaker system with capability for hearing impaired.)11:45 am—Live Auction (at least 19 items up for sale)St. John’s Catholic Church421 Madison Ave, OrtonvilleItems for the Live auction include:2-night stay at the Bloomington West Holiday Inn Express with four (4) passes to Moose Mountain, Nickelodeon Universe, and Crayola Experience, at the Mall of AmericaHalf a hog, $75.0o value. Buyer pays for processing. To be coordinate...

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Anger!What are you mad at;someone who died, a friend, someone who is sick, your finances, the economy, politics, the weather, your kids, life, your ex, addiction, neighbors, past hurts, abuse, yourself, your job, LIFE…Anger is part of life, grieving, and healing!How we deal with it, is what matters.Do you know what you angry at? What do you do with your anger?Do you explode at the wrong times? Do you blow up at the wrong people?Join us as we move from anger to peace.Wednesday, December 4th6:30 pm – 7:30 pmSaint John’s Catholic Church ~ OrtonvillePresenters will be licensed family counselors~Kenny Turck, - Litchfield, MN Lo...

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Chili feedFree will donation meal with proceeds being given to theOrtonville Fire DepartmentWednesday, December 4th5:00 pm – 6:15 pmSaint John’s Church, OrtonvillePlease join us for chili, cheese, breads, salads, desserts, and beverages.

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The 21st Annual Thanksgiving Celebration will be held on Thursday, November 28th serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal at 12pm at the Holy Rosary Parish Center. A welcome is extended to all who need a family to share Thanksgiving with, or otherwise would not have the opportunity for a Thanksgiving celebration. After dinner there will be bingo for all those who would like to stay and win a prize of your choice. In order to plan accordingly, an RSVP would be appreciated, but you are welcome either way. Contact Mary at 748-7221. If no answer, please leave a message. Feel free to come and join us for family fun!

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Please join us for the great sacrament of Reconciliation this AdventWednesday, December 18th at 4:00 pm in MadisonWednesday, December 18th at 7:00 pm in GracevilleSunday, December 22nd, after Mass in Rosen

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2019 Christmas masses in our Area Faith CommunityChristmas Eve-4:00 pm in Holy Rosary - Graceville6:00 pm in St. John's - Ortonville8:00 pm in St. Michael's - Madison (Midnight mass prayers and readings)Christmas Day-9:00 am in Rosen9:45 am Graceville nursing home*Every other year, Graceville and Madison will switch Christmas mass times.

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All are Welcome to a Harvest Meal on Sunday, November 24th, at Rosen School from 11am-1pm. Serving creamed turkey, mashed potatoes, hot vegetable and homemade desserts. Free will offering meal is sponsored by St. Monica/St. Anthony Catholic United Financial and St. Joseph’s Knights of Columbus.

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Socks of LOVE

Posted on November 14, 2019 in: General News

SOCKS of LOVESpreading love, one pair at a timeOur AFC Youth will be collecting Socks for the homeless. What a better way to SHOW Gods love than to help someone in need!WANTED*New Socks*Thermal Socks*Crew & tube socks only*Mens and Womens*Reinforced heels and toesBoxes will be in the back of AFC Churches.Did you know socks are the most needed and the least donated item. We will be collecting from November 6 – November 24. Please HELP keep someone warm this winter! Thank you!

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Our Area Faith Community is having Remembrance (Grief) meals for people who have lost a loved one in the last two years. Invitations have been sent out. If you did not receive an invitation but would like to attend please call Joy at 320-305-3364 by November 20th. Meals are scheduled as follows: after the 5:30 pm Mass, November 30th, at St. Michaels in Madison, December 1st, after the 8:00 am Mass at Holy Rosary in Graceville and after the 10:00 am Mass at St. John’s in Ortonville.

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The local Food Shelves are looking for donations to help the needy in our area. The annual food collection will be done during the month of November. Donations of non-perishable foods, personal items, cleaning supplies and cash are needed. In Madison, Ortonville and Rosen there is a tote to leave your donations for the food shelf. In Graceville items may be placed by the altar of the Blessed Mother. Please keep in mind that we cannot take any out dated, opened or damaged products for the food shelf. Please place cash donations in the weekly collection in an envelope clearly marked food shelf and we will see that they are d...

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