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.