News Notes – October 11, 2012

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Msgr. Stanley Srnec, center, celebrates his 70th ordination anniversary with Archbishop John Nienstedt Sept. 26 at the Leo C. Byrne Residence in St. Paul. His sister, Rosemary Jirak and her husband Ed joined the celebration. Msgr. Srnec was ordained in 1942. He served at St. Wenceslaus, New Prague; St. Stanislaus, St. Paul; Most Holy Trinity, Veseli and Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Minneapolis before serving 26 years at St. Raphael, Crystal. He retired from active ministry in 1996. Jim Bovin for the Catholic Spirit

Latino family day

The Latino community in the archdiocese will celebrate Latino Family Day Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul.

Buses will arrive at the Hayden center on Kellogg Avenue and participants will walk to the Cathedral, entering through different doors to represent that they come from many different places.

Bishop Lee Piché will celebrate the Mass. After the liturgy Father Lawrence Hubbard will be honored for his many decades of service working within the Latino community. Speakers, lunch and hospitality will follow.

Former Catholic Spirit board member dies

John Finnegan, long-time vice chair of The Catholic Spirit board of directors, died Oct. 2. He was senior vice president and assistant publisher at the St. Paul Pioneer Press until he retired in 1989. Finnegan died in hospice at his St. Paul home from intestinal cancer. He was 87. His funeral was Oct. 4 at St. Thomas More, St. Paul.

Parish anniversaries

Our Lady of Lourdes in Minneapolis will celebrate its 135th anniversary Oct. 14. Archbishop John Nienstedt will celebrate the 11 a.m. Mass, which is followed by a procession to DeLaSalle High School. A buffet lunch will be served at the school at 1:30 p.m. For information or reservations, visit

St. John’s Church of Little Canada celebrated its 160th anniversary October 6 and 7. Special liturgies, historical displays, a luncheon and children’s activities were included in the celebration.

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