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Editor’s Mailbag

Diocese of New Ulm to host annual Bishop Lucker Lecture March 9 in Redwood Falls

NEW ULM – The 2020 Bishop Lucker Lecture will be held on Monday, March 9, at 7 p.m. at the Church of St. Catherine in Redwood Falls. This year marks the 17th year that the Catholic Diocese of New Ulm has sponsored this annual event.

This year’s presenter is Ralph Martin, president of Renewal Ministries, an organization devoted to Catholic renewal and evangelization. The title of his presentation is “Hungry for God.”

A director of graduate theology programs in evangelization, Martin is a professor of theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in the Archdiocese of Detroit. His weekly program on EWTN television and radio, “The Choices We Face,” continues to facilitate spiritual conversions.

Martin holds a doctorate in theology from the Angelicum University in Rome and was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI as a consulter to the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization, a position he still holds. He is the author of numerous books as well as articles in scholarly and popular publications.

The Bishop Lucker Lecture is open to the public. There is no registration and admission is free. A reception will follow the lecture.

For further information, visit the Diocese of New Ulm website, www.dnu.org, or call the diocesan Office of Religious Education & Adult Faith Formation, (507) 233-5325.

Lions Club of New Ulm to host

Dad’s Belgian Waffle Brunch

NEW ULM — The Lions Club of New Ulm will host a Dad’s Belgian Waffle Brunch at New Ulm’s Turner Hall, 102 South State St., on Sunday March 1st. Serving times will be from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The menu will include “All You Can Eat” Waffles, Breakfast Sausages, 9 different Flavored Syrups and Whipped Cream. Coffee, Milk and Juice are included. Tickets are $9.00 at the door or $8.00 in advance. Children 5 years old and younger are free.

Advance tickets are available at the New Ulm Chamber of Commerce, Cash Wise Foods, Hy-Vee Foods, Sid’s Signs, any Lions member or call 354-8940 or cell 612-501-2719.

Toward an Honorable Death: Session Two

NEW ULM — Organ donation and donating a body for medical research and study are topics to be presented by Linnea Seidelmann, donation coordinator from the University of Minnesota Anatomy Bequest Program at the second session of the Community Ed class: Toward an Honorable Death. The class meets Saturday, Feb.29 from 10:00 a.m. to noon in room 228 of New Ulm Middle School. A resource table of supportive materials for end of life planning will be available. There is a $5.00 charge for participation.

Common Ground Meetup

NEW ULM — Mindy Kimmel, candidate for Minnesota State House in District 16B, is holding a meeting to discuss issues impacting the community.

The meeting will be held at Lola – An American Bistro, 16 North Minnesota Street, New Ulm on Saturday, March 7, from 8 to 9 a.m.

Early Childhood Screening

NEW ULM — Early Childhood Screening is scheduled for Wednesday, March 4, and Wednesday, March 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. by appointment only. These will be the last two times we offer screening this school year. Screening is available to any child who is between the ages of 3 years and Kindergarten. During screening children will participate in an evaluation of speech, language, fine and gross motor skills, behavioral, social and emotional development, hearing and vision, height and weight measurement, immunization recording, and a parental question and answer period. Screening is free of charge and is required entrance into Eagle’s Preschool, Headstart, and Kindergarten. Early Childhood Screening will be held at the Washington Learning Center, 910 14th Street North. Appointments will be 90 minutes long, and we are unable to accommodate walk-ins. To make an appointment for your child please contact our ECFE Office at 507.233.8311

Be a hero for patients: Donate

blood during Red Cross Month

NEW ULM — The American Red Cross urges the public to join its lifesaving mission by giving blood or platelets this March in celebration of Red Cross Month. Donors of all blood types, especially type O, are urgently needed to help ensure blood is available for patients this spring.

Heroes of all blood types, especially type O, are urgently needed to provide hope and help for patients across the country. Make an appointment now by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities March 1-15:

Brown County: Sleepy Eye

3/3/2020: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Sleepy Eye Medical Center, 400 4th Ave. NW

Nicollet County: Lafayette

3/9/2020: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Community Center, 540 7th St.

Sibley County: Arlington

3/10/2020: 12:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Community Center, 204 Shamrock Drive

Watonwan County: Madelia

3/10/2020: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Madelia High School, 320 Buck Ave. SE

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