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Bishop James Powers pays visit to St. Patrick’s

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The congregation at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Erin Prairie got a special treat on St. Patrick’s Day as Bishop James Powers from the Superior Diocese presided over the 11 a.m. Mass. Powers, a Hammond native, was installed as Bishop by Pope Francis earlier this year. “For those who don’t know me, I’m your bishop,” Powers said to the congregation, which drew laughs from those in attendance. Powers then told the story of St. Patrick’s to the crowd before conducting a regular service. It is believed this was the first Mass Powers has presided over in this part of the Diocese.  

Jason Schulte

Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts. 

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