2022 April 17 St. Thomas News
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 setting sun was unusually bright and beautiful as daylight shined through the stained glass windows of the church. We had a wonderful Easter Vigil Mass in St. Thomas on Saturday evening with Father James Burns officiating. Jonathan and Stephanie Cink assisted as servers, Jonathan rang the bell loud and clear. Todd Sullivan and Jimmy Walker were Readers, T. C., Kevin Halloran, and Chuck Retka took up the Gifts. Assisting Father with Holy Communion were Debbie O’Connell and Carolyn Burns. Mary Schwartz accompanied the choir, consisted of Caroline Tuck, Marie and Katherine Retka, Mary Jean Halloran and her sister Judy, Dave and Theresa Russell, and Tom and Loni Graham. Chuck and Marie Retka graced the altar with beautiful white Easter lilies. It was dark as we left the church, Father didn’t stick around, he had to get back for a 7 a. m. mass.
The Jerry and Catherine Retka family gathered for Easter at Julie Retka and David Byrne’s home in St. Paul.
Dick and Carol Jean O’Connell joined their family at daughter Christy Reineke’s for Easter this year,
Luke and Alice Retka hosted Easter for their family at their St. Thomas home. Noah and Tammy Retka, with Eleanor 7,and Millie 5. Dan and Lucy Brink, with Max 5 and June 2.
Lucky Luke and brother-in- law Smilin’ Dave are at it again. “Partners in Crime” making syrup this year. Good stuff!
Our Tom and Loni Graham family did something different for Easter this year. Cari booked the “Wow Zone” in Mankato for a lunch buffet. Following lunch, our seven grands played Laser tag, and loved it! Following the games, Kevin and Cari Landwer hosted a Birthday Party for their daughter, Katy 15 and Grandpa Tom.
Ronald James Regan’s Celebration of Life has been scheduled for Saturday, June 4, 2022, from 2 til 5 at Pique (travel) Event Venue, 306 Water Street, Excelsior, Minnesota 55331. The Celebration is open to family and friends of Ron. Please join the Regan family for an Open House. Drinks and light food will be served. Attire is casual, no suits or ties, and no gifts, please. Parking available on site. Questions contact Kelly Regan 612-859-0567, email kelbel070@yahoo.com...also Mike Regan 404-997-9965, email myke1014@yahoo.com...Ron grew up here. He lived in Fort Meyers where he passed away unexpectedly at his home, on February 16, 2022.
Happy belated Birthday to Patti Jo Burns this April 18th.
Did you know, “Mickey Sullivan is the first baby Dr. Timothy Halloran delivered in early 1984”?
“For every minute you are angry, you lose 60 seconds of happiness”...Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Take Care and God bless.