2022 June 6 St. Thomas News

Fr. Hessian will be having masses at St. Thomas over the summer. The Dates are as follows:

All SATURDAY MASSES AT 5:00 pm on June 18th, July 23rd and August 13th.

St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Le Sueur will have masses with Father Chris Shofner: Saturdays at 5:15p. m. and Sundays at 8 a. m. and 10:30 a.m.

Remembering Corrine Connelly July 13, 1957 - May 24, 2014

Bill Genelin celebrated his retirement from cement truck driving, at Genelin’s shop in St. Henry on Saturday night .Family, friends, neighbors and fellow workers attend. His family includes wife Shelly, sons Mike and Tom, and daughter Christina Heitner, and can’t forget long time friends his sisters Jean and Mary Lynn. co-workers and friends attended including Andy and Barb Oak, who also attended…

A successful surprise party for their son, James Oak’s 30th Birthday at the Lexington Lakeside. He didn’t suspect a thing, til he pulled into the parking lot and saw his Grandpa Jim and Davie’s pickups. James and Christina are Mom and Dad to Claire, Bennett, Sophie, and Wesley.

Paul and Tammy O’Connell Sirek enjoyed an evening out at Union Hill, Saturday evening.

Diane Burns, Kevin and Cari Landwer, Jodi Baumgard, our grands, Katie and Maddie Landwer, Camrie and her brother Tyler Vlasak from Eden Prairie visited this week. Oh, what a wonderful week!

...And then I get this text from my sister-in-law, Jean Trocke, Tom’s sister from Fridley. “I was sampling Bongards cheese at Bob's Produce Ranch - Many comment on being familiar with the store near Norwood - A lovely lady came by and said she was very familiar with Bongards as there was a creamery where she grew up near Montgomery - told me of growing up in the area and mentioned Heidelberg and Lexington and St.Thomas - I said my sister-in-law has family in St. Thomas - Loni Burns - "ARE YOU KIDDING ME? The Loni who writes the news??? I've met her! I am Debbie Meyers - my maiden name is Cemensky and my Mom Alice Cemensky and is a friend of hers! What a small world.”

“Greetings” to Debbie Meyers…. Her wonderful Mom, Alice Cemensky, was our daughter, Jodi’s 3rd grade teacher at Holy Redeemer. “Mrs. Cemensky” would never belittle a child. If a scolding was due, she’d scold, then turn her back on the student and walk away smiling. A perfect role model, highly respected by all who knew her, she would inject humor whenever possible. She had a way of “leaning in“. My Uncle John Fogarty used to say “If you want a kid to listen...whisper.” She had that gift...”to lean in and whisper”. For Debbie to call me a friend of Alice Cemensky is an honor. Sadly, Mrs. Cemensky passed away in April of 2019.She was 93.

God bless.