2022 April 4 St. Thomas News
F4 Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 7:00 pm Good Friday: Friday, April 15 Living Stations, 12:00 pm Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion and Death, 7:00 pm Easter Vigil: Saturday, April 16 Mass of the Resurrection, 8:00 pm Easter Sunday: Sunday, April 17 Mass of the Resurrection, 8:00 am & 10:30 am. Check the website for more information if needed
Sam Goetzinger, along with his parents, Tom and Kim Holden Goetzinger attended the Upper Midwest Emmy Foundation Student Production Awards Ceremony on Friday night at the U of M Graduate Hotel. Sam, a senior at St. Cloud State University, was nominated for two Crystal Pillar awards. He was nominated for his work on the sports program, Husky Mag as a producer and as the talent in news or sports. Sam won the award for his producing work. Earlier in March, Sam also won a national award from the BEA Festival of Media Arts for Sports Event Play by Play. Sam will be graduating from St. Cloud State University in May and has accepted a broadcasting position with WDAY TV in Fargo North Dakota. Congrats, Sam, one generation from St. Thomas and making it to the Big Time.
Travis and Allie Simon, Janiel Holden and Kristine Oak participated in the Trivia contest at the Henderson Roadhaus Friday night. “Friends” was the topic.
Peggy Sullivan hosted the annual Pinney cousins gathering at the Sullivan home on Sunday. Many old memories were shared and new ones begun.
Grandpa and Grandma Andy and Barb, Dad and Mom James and Kristine, and Claire, Bennett, Sophie and Wesley Oak enjoyed Sunday breakfast at the Henderson Roadhaus.
A huge crowd attended Greg Vlasak’s Final Celebrations this weekend. Many from the community of St. Thomas showed up in second and third generations. Greg is two generations from here. Moving moments were a granddaughter’s tearful tribute to Grandpa, Melinda’s beautiful eulogy of their 42 years together, and their son, Adam‘s surprise to Mom. He showed up at the funeral in full military dress. During Military Rights at the cemetery, he presented the triangle-folded United States flag to his Mom. Greg rests next to his Mom and Dad in the family plot at St. John’s near Montgomery. Interesting to note: Greg passed away on March 23, 2022. The same date, six years before, another good friend including Greg’s, we all loved... James “Sam” Prochaska left us.
A bit about Adam Vlasak who has been in the Marines 17 years, is 3 generations from St. Thomas, and married to the lovely Sarah, They reside with their family in Havelock , North Carolina. Sarah is the daughter of Gilbert and Debbie Michel Bisek, granddaughter of Francis and Bernice Odenthal Michel, great-granddaughter Ted and Gertie Glizcsinski Odenthal... Sarah is 3 generations from our St. Thomas community, as well.
“Nature’s first green is gold, her harvest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower, but only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf, so Eden sank to grief.
So dawn go down today, Nothing gold can stay.”
(R. Frost)
ather James Burns will have mass for the Easter Vigil at St. Thomas, at 7:00 pm, on Saturday, April 16th.
St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Le Sueur will have masses with Father Chris Shofner: Saturdays at 5:15
p. m. and Sundays at 8 a. m. and 10:30 a. m. the Holy Week schedule is Holy Thursday: Thursday, April 1