Day of faith and fun down on the farm

| June 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

People from across the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis gathered at the Don and Judy Pfarr farm in Le Sueur June 24 for the Archdiocesan Rural Life Sunday celebration. The annual event, which featured Mass, lunch, entertainment and a petting zoo, is a way to help people better understand the life of farmers and their relationship to the land. Members of Sibley County’s Rush River Rushers 4-H club helped run horse-drawn wagon rides during the celebration, which was sponsored by St. Anne parish in Le Sueur.


Bishop Lee Piché celebrates the outdoor Mass on a flat-bed trailer; worshipers sat on hay bales.


A pulled pork sandwich lunch is served after the Mass.


Zack Klaers, a member of the Rush River Rushers 4-H club, shows off his llama, Morris.


Jim Reeder of the Downtown Sound Variety Band challenges bandmate Jay Minar to use all the concertina keys in one song. The band, based in New Prague, provided the afternoon entertainment.


Sheila McCabe Swan, a member of St. Mary, LeCenter, dances with her granddaughters Evelyn Lehman, 2, and Bailey Lehman, 5.


J.D. Reinhardt, 5, finds a little shade during the Mass. His family attends St. Anne parish in Le Sueur, which sponsored the event.

With temperatures in the 80s, the ice cream machine was a big hit.

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