New Priests' Conference 2015

The New Priests' Conference was conducted November 22-24, directed by Diocesan Director of Continuing Education for Clergy, Msgr. Patrick Schumacher, at the Diocesan Pastoral Center. Recently ordained, or those transferred to the Diocese, attend for 5 years. Presenters were Bishop David Kagan and Dr. LeRoy Huizenga.

Pray for our Priests

Fr. Grafsgaard recently had dinner with Msgr. Gerald Walsh. Msgr. Walsh was the longtime pastor of St. Patrick and actually baptized Fr. Grafsgaard while the pastor of St. Pius V in New Salem. 

Happy 103rd Birthday!

The parish of St. Wenceslaus was founded on August 09, 1912.
Nearly a month prior to that, Emma Magelky was born on July 15, 1912.
Recently, Msgr. Schumacher gave her a blessing for her 103rd Birthday!
Continued blessings and Happy Birthday, Emma! 

Bishop Kagan celebrates 40 years of the Priesthood

Congratulations to Bishop David D. Kagan on 40 years of the priesthood.
Recently, the Monsignors of the Diocese gathered to celebrate --
the meal, hosted by Msgr. James Shea at the University of Mary,
featured one of the Bishop's favorite meals, liver and onions. 

2015 VBS at St Wenceslaus

This year the Dickinson Parishes VBS program is being held on the grounds of St. Wenceslaus & TEE.
This year the program hosts 121 youth in preschool through 6th grade.
Thank you to Nicole Berger, St. Wenceslaus Director of Religious Education and the
DRE's from St. Joseph, St. Patrick & Queen of Peace, as well as all the volunteers,
for making this year's program a success! 

Congratulations TEE 6th Graders!

Congratulations to the 6th Graders at TEE...they graduated on May 29, 2015.
They now move to Trinity High School for 7th Grade in the Fall.
You are in our prayers as you celebrate your accomplishments and look forward to your move to THS. 


TEE students enjoyed a grill out on May 27.
Thank you to American Bank for the use of the Grill and the grill masters!
Thank you to the TEE staff for their assistance and prep-work!

Congratulations TEE Kindergartners!

TEE Kindergarten Graduation was on Friday, May 22. Congratulations!

Demolition begins on the THS East Wing

Thank you, Teachers!

Prayer for Teachers ...From "A Catholic Prayer Book"...
Heavenly Father, who promised that all those who instruct others in the ways of holiness will shine as stars for all eternity, fill our hearts and minds with true knowledge and the art of teaching. Give us patience and understanding, justice and prudence, humility and fear of the Lord. Grant us wisdom and charity so that with a pure and holy love of God we ourselves may enjoy all these gifts and impart them to our pupils. Teach our children to be obedient to your laws and docile to your inspirations. Let them be instruments of your peace in their homes, in our land, and in the family of nations as becomes children of the sons of God in the Mystical Body of Christ. May the blessings of your sevenfold Gifts be in all who teach and in all who learn through the Holy Spirit who is the Love of the Father and the Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.