News Notes: August 14, 2014

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Former schools leader remembered for positivity

Marty Frauenheim

Marty Frauenheim

Martha (Marty) Frauenheim, who served in the Office of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis from 2008 to 2012, died July 27 in Chicago.

A funeral Mass was July 30 at St. Gertrude in Chicago. Survivors include her husband, three children and seven grandchildren.

Among her accomplishments as superintendent for the archdiocese, Frauenheim led the school initiatives of the 2010 strategic planning, addressed schools’ vitality and viability, renamed the Office of Catholic Schools, initiated the Superintendent’s Update to increase communication, visited each school leader in order to build relationships and support, planned and hosted the 2010 National Catholic Education Association Convention, and launched the Aim Higher branding initiative.

“People will remember Marty as the one who always found the positive even in the most stressful or challenging situations, the one whose care and concern for others will be deeply missed, the one whose laughter was contagious,” said Mary Kane, assistant superintendent of schools who worked with Frauenheim throughout her tenure as superintendent.

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Confirmation classes for persons with disabilities

Confirmation classes for persons with disabilities, 16 and older, will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, and Saturday, Aug. 23, at St. Peter in Richfield, 6730 Nicollet Ave. S. Both classes are mandatory for guardians and candidates.

For those who complete the classes, the sacrament of confirmation will take place at the Archbishop’s Mass for Persons with Disabilities at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at St. Mary’s Chapel on the St. Paul Seminary campus.

Pre-registration for the classes is required.

For more information and to register, contact Deacon Sean Curtan or Joan Curtan, Outreach to Persons with Disabilities, at (651) 291-4543 or

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