The Eucharistic Celebration is Saturday, January at 5 pm. Weekday masses are at 9 am. On Tuesday, mass was for Kenny Rutt and on Thursday mass is for the CCW.

Mass of Christian Burial for Marguerite Holicky of Le Center was held on Wednesday, January 3, at St. Mary’s, with burial at Calvary Cemetery in Le Center. Marguerite is survived by her children Maxine McCabe of North Mankato, Harold of Gaylord, Howard of Henderson and Jean Marie Novotny of New Prague. She is preceded in death by grandson, Ben, and granddaughter Cindy. Howard and Sue Dressel Holicky live a few miles west of St. Thomas. Our sympathies to the family, especially Howard and Sue, and their son Howard, Jr .

Services for Marcella Tousley will be on January 6th also at St. Mary’s Church in Le Center, with burial at Calvary in Le Center. Her son Sid, and daughter Mary Lundon are well known here. Our sympathies to Sid, Mary, and their families.

Todd and Peggy Sullivan entertained the Sullivan Clan on Saturday for their Christmas celebration. Mike and Cindy Sullivan, Shelby, Kailie and her son Sawyer are here from Montgomery, Alabama. “They were so happy it snowed!” Everyone, except Holly Sullivan, from Winfield, Kansas made it this year.

Kenny and Debbie O’Connell attended the wedding of her niece, Rhya Gibbs, to Dan Stepka at St. Mary’s Church in Le Center and reception at the Park Ballroom in New Prague, on Saturday. Kurt and Colleen (Shaughnessy) Vlasak attended the occasion as well.

Jack and Vangie Burns enjoyed a visit from John and Debbie Junker, of Stillwater, over the weekend. Debbie is the daughter of Vangie’s sister, Leola Kaisershot.

Snowflakes, as big as marbles, fell in St. Thomas around noon on Sunday, New Years Eve Day. The day started out 40 degrees with a light mist at 6:30 am. It snowed all day; seven to ten inches of the heavy, wet stuff covered the ground…depending on which drift one wanted to measure. It dampened many New Year’s Eve plans. After days of dreary skies, New Years Day was super sunny and blindingly bright. We go from four wheeling to snowmobiles, that’s Minnesota.

Dave Connelly had a happy 21st birthday on Friday, December 29th.
Happy Birthday January 1, to Meghan Callahan, Pat and Julie’s.
Happy Birthday to Jerry Retka! Seventy-five on the 3rd.

Many thanks to the splendid folks from St. Thomas for sharing their events.
Have a good one,folks.