2022 June 13 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.

We lost BR Brendan O’Halloran recently, Pat and Lucy Halloran’s hansome lad. I always hoped I’d see him again. We walked among our Dearly Departed together here in St. Thomas. He was genuinely a kind and caring person. Our sympathy to his wife Beth Ann, Mom Lucy Kucera Halloran, and all his siblings and siblings-in-law. Before coming to America from Ireland, many Hallorans were O’Hallorans, Brendan felt the need and followed his dream to change his name back.

Bob Connelly retired from New Prague Fire Department. We’ll not only miss him at emergencies, he was the one St. Thomas folks looked for at parades.
Patty Sullivan’s daughter, Katie Eischens is so excited to graduate from  Northwestern University and is celebrating this weekend!

Andy Oak was a business caller in Belle Plaine Sunday morning.

David Halloran, was in great spirits at the Roadhaus for breakfast last Tuesday.

Emily Sullivan is at it again! She competed at the State high school track meet last weekend in St. Michael. She qualified for State in the 100 meter race, 200 meter race and shot put and won medals in all 3 events. Her winning shot put was one for the record books, too. Her throw set a new State record, beating the previous record by over 6".

The St. Thomas Ladies Luncheon is Tuesday, July 12th at 11:30 at the Fishtale.

Loretta O’Connell, Becky Block, Diane Burns and Loni Graham enjoyed lunch at the Fishtale on Monday. Loretta was Pepin Lake neighbors of Laraine Pexa Burns, Loni and Diane’s mother (1925-1952) . “Loretta was Mom’s life-long ‘best’ friend...” while we were growing up in St. Thomas we sat in the adjoining pew. The Jack Burns family sat next to the Richard O’Connell’s in church. Diane loaned a big bag of letters Loretta sent our Mother during the years of ‘43, ‘44 and ‘45. Loretta enjoyed reading them out loud. When asked if the 96 year-old Loretta was having a party when she turns 100, without a moments hesitation she said loudly and excitedly “Yes!”

We like our new friends
Treasure our old.
Some like silver, others like gold.