News notes – June 9, 2011

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Christ the King Retreat Center gets new director

Father James Deegan, a Missionary Oblate of Mary Immaculate, has been appointed the new director of Christ the King Retreat Center in Buffalo, effective May 23.

Father Deegan

Father Deegan was director of the retreat center from 1994 to 2003 and was most recently on the preaching team.

New Hill-Murray principal

David Meyer has been appointed principal of Hill-Murray School in Maplewood effective July 1.

Meyer replaces Susan Paul, who served as principal for almost 20 years before assuming the role of president.

Prior to his most recent post at Greeley Central High School in Colorado, Meyer served at Faithful Shepherd Catholic School in Eagan and Nativity of Mary School in Bloom­ington. Meyer’s appointment at Hill-Murray will allow him to return to the Twin Cities.

‘Community Superstar’

Dorothy Ferrian, a member of Incarnation in Minneapolis is being honored June 16 for her work with Fairview Southdale Project Comfort Quilt.

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres honors one Community Superstar each week of the run of its production of “Jesus Christ Superstar.” As a volunteer, Ferrian has sewn and donated 1,400 quilts for families of Fairview Southdale Hospital ICU patients.

Friends and family are invited to help celebrate and can get discounted dinner and show tickets by calling the box office at (952) 934-1525. Mention that you will be celebrating with the Community Superstar for June 16 and give the offer code “fifteen.”

Parish hosts walk/bike ride

Parishioners at St. Katharine Drexel in Ramsey were asked to ride bikes or walk to Masses June 4 and 5 for the parish’s fourth annual Walk/Bike Ride event.

The event is held in conjunction with the Twin Cities Bike/Walk Week celebration June 4 to 12 and demonstrates in a public way the parishioner’s commitment to god environmental stewardship.

Foundation adds staff

Two people have joined the staff of The Catholic Community Foundation of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

Bill Marsella started last month as the director of institutional relations. This new position was created to respond to the needs of the schools, parishes and institutions for which the foundation manages endowments and long-term investment funds. He is a member of Holy Name of Jesus in Wayzata.

Monica McCracken-Tietjen began her job as controller May 13.  Her position was created to help the vice president of finance and investment with the foundation’s overall financial plan, policies and performance. She is

a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Hastings.

Sister Mariann

Longtime teacher retires

Sinsinawa Dominican Sister Mariann Franzgrote is retiring after 59 years of teaching. She has been art director at Carondelet Catholic School in Minneapolis for the past 24 years.

A native of Peoria, Ill., Sister Mariann has been teaching art and music at Minneapolis schools since 1967.

She previously taught at Our Lady of Peace, formerly Resurrection, and the now-closed Regina High School.

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