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Tri-Parish Bulletin Announcements

    First English Lutheran, 217 W Grant St, Spring Valley invites you to view their Nativity Display of manger scenes in various styles and sizes. Sun., Nov. 26, 5-9 PM and Sat. Dec. 9, 1-3 PM. Music and refreshments available.

    Thank You to All 3 Parishes for donating to the Box of Joy Program again this year. A total of 823 boxes was collected. The children of Haiti, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Grenada, and the Caribbean Islands, El Salvador and Malawi will be receiving your generous gifts this Christmas.

    You’re Invited to Lighting the Way to Christmas with St. Francis and the Animals at Assisi Heights. What do you think transpired as St. Francis went about creating the first LIVE Nativity Scene 800 years ago? How did he find the animals to be present and how did he get them to behave in a peaceful fashion? Join us as we explore the possibilities. December 2 or 3,4:00-5:30 PM. $10 per family unit. No limit on the number in a family unit but you must arrive all together. For more information and to register visit:

    News from the Diocese: Sign up now to get the latest news and updates from the Diocese of Winona-Rochester through the new weekly e-Courier.

    Thank You! to everyone who attended St. Ignatius Fall Dinner and Raffle. Raffle winners are: Ashley Hansen – ¼ Beef & Processing; Rachel Rislov - $400; Andrew Meyerhofer – ½ Hog & Processing; Tony Ptacek – Grill; Liz Blade - $250; Joyce Evans – 10 yards of Rock; Brady Wolfgram - $200 Ace Hardware voucher; Frank Weisinger - $100 TJ Liquor; Justin Jackson - $100 Sunshine Foods certificate; Sabrina Holmes - $100 Chateau de Chic Salon, Spa, & Boutique gift card.

    Visit the Sisters of St. Francis, Assisi Heights Spirituality Center for the list of upcoming events open to the public. Go to

    Bulletin Advertising: There are a couple of open ad spots on the back of the bulletin. Your advertisement will reach people in the communities of Spring Valley, LeRoy, Grand Meadow and beyond. For more information, please contact Mary Kuhlman,

    Assisi Heights is Hiring: Looking for RNs, LPNs, Trained Medical Assistants and Nursing Assistants. Visit their website: for more information.

    Courier: The November edition is on the Diocese of Winona-Rochester website then click “The Courier.”

    Welcome: We warmly welcome new visitors and would-be members. Please make yourselves known to the ushers to you can be welcomed to our congregation.

    The Mower County Memory Cafe is a place for people with mild to moderate memory loss and their care partners to come and socialize freely and safely. The Mower County Memory Cafe creates a sense of love & warmth, a familiar routine & simplicity for individuals. It is free of charge, but donations are welcome. Refreshments are provided and an activity is planned for each gathering. We meet every 1st Thursday of the month from 2:00 PM-3:30 PM in the Mower County Senior Center Coffee Shop (400 3rd Ave NE, Austin).

    Janitors Needed: St. Ignatius and St. Patrick have immediate openings for janitors. Please see Father Marreddy for more information.

    Tri-Parish BulletinPlease e-mail for any bulletin announcements. Deadline is Wednesdays at 10:00 AM.

    Tri-Parish Masses: Please give ALL mass stipends directly to Father Marreddy along with the name(s) for whom the Mass is intended to be offered. Mass intentions are said during the week, as well as on weekends. Please make checks payable to St. Ignatius. Stipend requests are $5 per mass.

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