Rooted in Faith


With LIFE NOTICES, we announce those in our parishes that entered into a New Life.  Keep them, their families, and friends in your prayers.

At the death of a Christian, whose life of faith was begun in the waters of Baptism and strengthened at the Eucharistic table, the Church intercedes on behalf of the deceased because of its confident belief that death is not the end, nor does it break the bonds forged in life. The Church also ministers to the sorrowing and consoles them in the funeral rites with the comforting Word of God and the Sacrament of the Eucharist.  (From "The Order of Christian Funerals")


August 16, 2019

The cluster parishes anouce the deaths of the following parishioners:

Arline Jensen, a member of St. Catherine’s, who died on Aug. 9th.  She is the wife of Don.  Arline was active at church  having served on Parish Council, as an Eucharistic Minister and in blood pressure screening as well as in  many  community events. Her Mass of Christian Burial is Saturday, August 17 at 11:00 AM.  Visitation is from 9- umtil 10:45 AM. 

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Quirin Braam, a member of St. Catherine who died July 25th.  He is the husband of Jane.  Quirin was very active in Human Concerns, FOCCUS, and St. Vincent DePaul Society. He also had a 40 year career in the area of business. His Mass of Christian Burial is August 29 at 11 AM at St. Catherine.  Visitation is from 9-11:00 AM.

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Arlene Radtke , a member of St. Joan of Arc, who died August 5th after a lengthy battle with cancer.  She lived primarily in Florida.  Her Mass of Christian Burial is Wednesday, September 4th at 6:00 PM at St. Joan of Arc. Visitation is at 5:30 PM.  More information will follow once the obituary is available.


July 31, 2019 

With sadness, the cluster parishes announce the death of Doreen M. Shafer on Friday, July 26, 2019.  Doreen was a faith filled member of the St. Joan Arc faith community since 1995.  In redent years she had endured poor health and died peacefully with her family present after suffering a stroke.  Doreen loved life and enjoyed being with parishioners and friends.  She was instrumental in starting Glena's Gals group, which continues to meet on a regular basis.  Please keep Doreen's children Kathy (Dan) McCormack, Ken (Melissa) Quant and granddaughter Anne McCormack and her many friends in prayer at this difficult time..   Doreen's funeral is this Friday, August 2 at St. Joan of Arc.  Visitation is from 4-6 followed by the  Mass of Christian Burial.

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JULY 23, 2019

With profound sadness, our cluster parishes announce the tragic death of Betty Leif and her 8 year old granddaughter Sarah Lay. They died on Sunday, July 21 in an accidental drowning. Betty and her husband Jerry were very active members of St. Joan of Arc serving as hospitality ministers, St. Vincent DePaul members and a variety of other ministries throughout the many years of being parishioners. Jerry Leif died just 3 months ago on April 22, 2019. Their love story began in 1st grade and they were graced to celebrate 50 years of marriage together. Sarah, the youngest of their grandchildren received her First Communion at Jerry’s funeral. Please keep the entire Leif family in prayer, especially Megan Lay,(Betty and Jerry’s daughter) and her husband Brandon the parents of Sarah and Zach and Genna, Sarah’s brother and sister. The full obituaries will be posted on the website as soon as they become available. Their funeral arrangements are as follows: Saturday July 27, Visitation from 10-12:00 with the Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at Noon. May their heavenly reunion be joyous! Amen