Catholic churches celebrate first communion
Fifty-two second-graders recently celebrated First Communion at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Richmond and St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Erin Prairie.
The Rev. James Brinkman presided at all four Masses on Saturday, April 30, and Sunday, May 1.
The following children received the Sacrament of Holy Communion at St. Patrick; Jaida Benish, Maxwell Blader, Rose Gillis, Jennifer Graham, Jacob Grass, Bailee Hermansen, Xerxes Machtemes, Jocelyn Machtemes, Juneau Paulsen and Parker Schutz.
The following children received the Sacrament of Holy Communion at Immaculate Conception; Caden Anderson, Ryan Anderson, Ryder Baker, Axel Becker, Jacob Belmont, Michael Benedict, Connor Botz, Delaney Brown, Joseph Brugler, Joseph Casey, Elizabeth Counter, Ashton Davis, Jonas Drill, Ahsley Effertz, Derek Gagnon, Nicholas Greeder, Grace Haasch, Brock Haverland, Tessa Jacobson, Olivia Kammerer, Hannah Keilen, Russel Kilian, Megan Kirchoff, Torrance Krueger, Nate Lange, Maxwell Lilla, Carson Lodahl, Kya Olson, Taylor Parent, Sophia Rivard, Noah Rud, Ellie Sager, James Schutte, Emily Tunnicliff, Emily Wehausen, Heidi Wehausen, Jenna Wehausen, Zachary Weinzierl, William Whittington, Jacob Wicklem and Katie Weiser.