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St. Joseph, West St. Paul, says ‘so long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye’ to alumna’s Austrian son
After Spirit Week at St. Joseph School in West St. Paul, seventh-grader Sam Seitlinger will return to his hometown of Zell am See, Austria, bringing with him fond memories of his American Catholic school education. Sam’s mother, Andrea, is from West St. Paul and graduated from St. Joe’s in 1981.
A handful of young students at St. Stephen School in Anoka worked feverishly on their religion drawings.
Sam Sinjem of St. Michael in Prior Lake is a strong leader in the parish youth group after struggling in his own life. That leadership includes passion for the pro-life cause, stirred in part by his mother’s longtime example.
Looking for a place that serves good hamburgers, steaks and seafood? And allows you to make a difference in the lives of babies and mothers while you’re dining? These seemingly incongruent acts converge nicely at Paleos, a new restaurant in Lino Lakes owned by Catholic couple John and Elizabeth Pavlick.
Four-year-old Oskar Cologne was all smiles as he sat at the huge organ console at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis on Nov. 22. He had been patiently waiting for his chance. Joined by his mother, Amy, he stayed after the 5 p.m. Mass to attend a special event in the church sanctuary called “At the Console.”
A small group of men went to Mass regularly at Assumption in St. Paul back in the early 1980s. The 20-something guys, numbering less than half a dozen, were not trying to draw attention to themselves.
But, they were being noticed by other regular Mass goers at the downtown St. Paul church.
After a short time, they became known as “the brothers.” This, plus the leading of the Holy Spirit, got them to thinking about establishing something more formal.
When Tim O’Malley was hired as the director of ministerial standards and safe environment for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Michael Campion approved.