Father Jerome Fehn promoted to lieutenant colonel

| February 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Father Jerome Fehn, a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and chaplain in the Minnesota Army National Guard, was promoted from the rank of major to lieutenant colonel during a pinning ceremony Feb. 13 in Minneapolis.

Father Fehn joined the National Guard in 1998, after nearly 30 years as a hospital chaplain.

As a National Guard chaplain Father Fehn has served in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iraq and Croatia. His promotion to lieutenant colonel, the highest rank currently held by a priest in the Minnesota Army National Guard, means he will oversee other chaplain teams and have more supervisory responsibilities.

Memorial Mass to be held for missing couple

A memorial Mass celebrating the lives of Gerald and Barbara Heil has been planned for 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, at St. Pius X in White Bear Lake.

The couple are among two dozen passengers still unaccounted for after the cruise ship they were on sank off the western coast of Italy Jan. 13. Of the more than 100 Americans aboard the Costa Concordia, the Heils are the only two still missing.

Senior a Presidential Scholars candidate

Jack McGinn, a senior at Benilde-St. Margaret School in St. Louis Park, has been named one of 3,000 candidates in the 2012 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. Candidates were selected from nearly 3.2 million students graduating in 2012.

Candidates are selected on the basis of superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character, and involvement in community and school activities.

Appointed by the president of the United States, the Commission on Presidential Scholars will make the final selection of scholars and announce them in May.

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