Sections

Weather Forecast

Close
Advertisement

Bishop officiates Mass for four area schools

Email Sign up for Breaking News Alerts
New Richmond,Wisconsin 54017 http://www.newrichmond-news.com/sites/default/files/styles/square_300/public/fieldimages/20/0613/som-3-st-anne-blessing.jpg?itok=JpiDy1Vu
New Richmond News
715-246-7117 customer support
Bishop officiates Mass for four area schools
New Richmond Wisconsin 127 South Knowles Avenue 54017

As a highlight of the Catholic Schools Week, Bishop Peter Forsyth Christensen presided over Mass at St. Anne's Church on Wednesday, Feb. 3.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Students from St. Bridget's School in River Falls, St. Patrick's School in Hudson, St. Mary's School in New Richmond and St. Anne's School in Somerset attended the 10 a.m. Mass.

Christensen, who has 16 Catholic schools in his district, said he brought 16 rosaries when he visited Pope Benedict XVI in Rome and asked him to bless each one.

Christensen said he asked each of the principals to submit a name from their second grade. The selected second-graders received the rosaries on behalf of their school. Eric Vater was the recipient for St. Anne's School.

At the end of the Mass, each student received a rosary blessed by the bishop.

Advertisement
Tom Lindfors
(715) 243-7767 x245
Advertisement
Advertisement
randomness