All current military, veterans, their families, and friends, are invited to join Bishop Chad Zielinski, for a special gathering of camaraderie. Tuesday, March 7th 6:00 pm, at St John’s Catholic Church, Ortonville.

After graduating from High School in 1982, Zielinski enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, having completed his tour of duty in 1986.

Following the terrorist attacks of 2001, he felt a special tug on his heart to serve God by ministering to the men and women who protect our country. In 2002, he began his chaplaincy at Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota. From 2003 to 2005, he was stationed in Suffolk, England, then assigned to HQ Air Force Recruiting Service at Randolph Air Force Base in Schertz, Texas.

In the course of his military career, Bishop Zielinski served three tours of duty in war zones, including Iraq and Afghanistan. He received numerous military awards and decorations for his service and was promoted to Major in July 2013.

Please join us for a traditional Thanksgiving meal at 6:00 pm, including a special menu for children. The meal is proceeded by Mass celebrated by Bishop Chad Zielinski and co-celebrated by Father Brian Oestreich and other Local Priests at 5:00 pm.

This celebration is open to the public! Please RSVP for the meal to 320-839-2772 by noon, Monday, March 6th. Thank you.