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PAGE 2 THE PRESS JUNE 6, 2012 St. Mary's confirms eight adults into church, largest RCIA class in recent years By Sueilen Brunsvold PARK RIVER, N.D. -- After months of preparation, St. Mary's of Park River proudly received eight adults into full communion with the Catholic Church during the Easter Vigil mass on April 7, 2012. It appears that this is one of the largest RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) classes that St. Mary's has produced in recent years. Fellow parishioners marveled at that fact, given that there are approximately 200 families in this northeastern North Dakota church. The eight newly confirmed adults are Sarah Arndt, Amanda Bourbanis, Stuart Brunsvold, Robert Goll, Bruce Heggen, Amy Kadlec, Merle Larson and Larissa S'chmitz. According to them, the decision to become Catholic was not arrived at hastily. Seven of these new confinnants have been attending church regularly with their spouses, some of them for more than twenty-five years. One confirmant had gone through First Holy Communion as a child, but had never been confirmed. Three of the confirmants are from the same family: Smart & Merle are brothers-in-law and Robert is Merle's son-in-law. Smart mentioned that he thought it brought the three of them even closer as they attended their weekly RCIA classes and went through this faith process together. Most of the confirmants agree that this year's larger class size was Above: Back Row: Merle Larson, Sarah Arndt, Robert Coil, Bruce Heggen Front: Larissa Schmitz, Amy Kadlec, Amanda Bourbanis, Father Gary Luiten, Stuart Brunsvold (Photos: Submitted) 1 due in part to Father Gary Luiten, Pastor of St. Mary's. As Merle Larson stated, "I had thought about becoming Catholic for years, but it wasn't until I met Father Gary that I decided to take the final step." Father Gary was quick to give credit to God and to the spouses, stating he felt they were largely responsible for their spouses making the decision to become Catholic. Bruce Heggen, who has been a ' cantor at St. Mary's for years, shared the following: "I must admit, prior to taking the RCIA classes, I was a bit intimidated by the whole process. But soon I looked forward to attending the weekly classes, largely in part to our teachers (Father Gary and Brad Brummond) and the wonderful support team we had at St. Mary's. I thank all of them and our sponsors for unselfishly sharing their time and faith with the class. The class definitely helped me do an in-depth self-examination of my life - something I think everyone should do once in a while". The newly confirmed would like to thank Father Gary and all of the parishioners of St. Mary's who have welcomed and supported them with their prayers and good wishes. Rose Francis Setness Rose Setness, age 89, passed away at Bethany on 42rid, Fargo, ND on Friday, June 1,2012. Rose was born to Isidor and Veronica (Pruszynski) Snaza in Grenville, SD on October 17, 1922. Her family moved to the Edinburg, ND area when Rose was a toddler where the family farmed and raised cattle. Rose married Palmer Setness on November 13, 1940. They settled in Park River, ND raising eight children. Rose was known as a women filled with humor, advice, and intellect. She was a very kind and loving person. Rose was an optimist, feeling hopeful and positive about the future. Rose was always thinking of others before herself and having thoughtful advice to family and friends. Rose was known for her strength through troubled times and showed guidance for her children when they felt lost. She had strong family values. Rose was a dedicated homemaker, wife and mother. Her family meant everything to her including not just her children but her grandchildren and great grandchildren. In 1980 Rose moved to Kershaw, South Carolina to be close to her daughter Eva. In 1983 Rose moved to Moorhead, MN where she was near her other children. Rose traveled throughout the years with her daughters in Olympia,. WA. She also traveled to Sacramento, CA visiting her daughter Phyllis and grandchildren. Rose traveled with her daughter Sylvia to visit her sister Florence and family in Colorado and also visiting her sons Phil and Richard. Rose is preceded in death by her parents, two infant daughters, her son Richard, her husband, two sisters, and three brothers. Rose is survived by seven children: Philip Setness of Fargo, ND, Diana (Richard) Setness, Aurora, CO, Dr. Phyllis (Robert) Herda-Hipps, Sacramento, CA, Kathleen Setness, Fargo, ND, Eva (Joseph) Shoemake, Moorhead, MN, Sylvia Medd, Fargo, ND, Larry Setness of Moorhead, MN and Roger (Bonnie) Setness of Park River, ND. She is survived by her sister, Florence Williams of Canon City, CO, twelve grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Visitation: Monday, June 4, 2012, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., in Wright Funeral Home, Moorhead, MN. Funeral: Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at 2:00 p.m., in Wright Funeral Home, Moorhead, MN. Burial: St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Moorhead, MN. Online guestbook and video tribute at www.wrightfuneral. brother Victor visiting his com. AUCTION LOCATION: Marketplace on 8th - Grafton, ND I Auction Note: Valley land featuring 109.33 acres which includes 89 acres of cropland II "Trust our teachers rear Ardoch and Grafton, ND.Property has a good Soil Productivity Index with some I of it in the mid 9Os.As a Farmer or Investor take advantage of this perfect opportunity 1 Preserve our lands GRAFTON DRUG to expand your operation with this valley cropland. 20 acre parcel near Grafton can II be converted n,o crop,and or used for a bu,dng ste o, g,*o ope,aton.C,opn s I Equip our children available for the 2013 crop year, This auction is in cooperation with Debbie Bierk at 1 Greenberg Realty.  ! I Paid by Tracp Patter/or State Superintendent, Dr. Kermit Lidstrom, Chair ]rrocy Potter ' -" ' Now OPEN AT OUR .__cou.. NEW LOCATION ..  / '  PARO:IONE: I PM(B.TWO: ' Friday, June 8th JmlFlrON, ND " Legal: SW SEY4 10-155-52, Legal: 900'x975'in SE:a 5-158-52 ........ . ParIofNW'/4NE'/,&Lot3 Good,afldtocoNverrtocroplafld Noon to 7:00 p.m. . _ _ 15-155-52 or use as a building site or grain i Cropland: 89 +/- operation. g , . , - L, , , II,I Pifer's 'iL( /l()N & R}AI l hoce hcwmesMog.e drutvts dtvered. Nob P|fer - 701.371.8538 Debbie Bjerk - 218.791.8668 1506 29th Ave S, Moorhead, MN 56560 3651 S. Columbia Rd. - Grand Forks, ND 58201 Tills sale is maac)ed by Pifer% Action & Realty. All tatecqents made the day of the auctior take precedence over all ptltted materials The seller reserves the light to reject oI accept any and all bids Pifer's Auction & Realty, t 506 29th Ave S, Moorhead, MN 5656O, Kevin Pifer, ND715 "Pifer's 877.700.4099 LAND AUCTIONS In the Park River Tree Shed by the Water Tower For more information please call Joleen at 331-3945 i -- Walsh County Press -- Church Director - Pembina Hills Lutheran, Mountain Thursday: 2 p.m. Worship Borg Sunday.: 10:30 a.m. Gardar Tuesday: 2:30 Bible Study at Borg Trinity Lutheran, Edinburg Tue: 9:30 Womens Bible Study. Sun: 9:15 Worship St John's Nepomucene Catholic Church, Pisek Sunday 8:30 a.m. St Joseph's Catholic Church, Lankin ( Sunday 10:30 a.m. Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Bechyne Saturday 5:00 p.m St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Crystal Sunday Mass: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday: 5:30 p.m.. Thursday: 7 a.m. St. Brigid of Ireland Catholic Church, Cavalier Saturday Mass: 5 p.m.. Sunday Mass: 10:30 a.m. Monday & Friday: 7 a.m. Wednesday: 6:00 p.m. Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Park River Sun: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School/Coffee, 10 a.m. Worship ( Zion Lutheran Church, Hoople Sunday.: 9:30 a.m. Worship, 10:30 Sunday School St. Mary's Church Saturday: 9:30 a.m. Good Sam. Center. 5 p.m. St. Mary's, Park River Sunday: 8 a.m. St. Luke's, Veseleyville 10 a.m. St. Mary's, Park River Federated Church Sunday: 9 a.m. Worship (Fordville) 9:30 a.m. Sunday School (Park River). 10:45 a.m. Worship (Park River) Park Center Lutheran Church, Hoople Sunday: June 10, 10 am Eric Dietrick leading- Coffee and fellowship follow Victory Free Lutheran Church, Park River Sunday: Church @ 11:00a.m Church council 8:15p.m., June 8th 50th AFLC Annual Conference, June 12-15 at Thief River Falls, MN, June 17th AFLBS Ambassadors 11:00a.m. at church Grace Free Lutheran Church, Edinburg Sunday: 9 a.m. Church Services / 10:15 a.m. Sunday School Every Thursday: 9 a.m. Bible Study Bethel Baptist Church, Park River Sunday: 9:30 a.m. worship, 10:45 a.m. Fellowship. Wed: 7:30 p.m. prayer service Our Redeemer's, Fairdale Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Worship Hoff Lutheran Church, Rural Adams Sunday: 9 a.m. Worship Bank&lnsurance Park River ~ 284-7244 Michigan ~ 259-2112 Adams ~ 944-2231 Grafton ~ 352-3668 "True to a Sacred Trust" Hwy. 17 West * Park River 284-6086 tolleJ.onfimeralhome, corn Farmers Union Insurance Co. Dwight Byron/Jay Thompson OFFICE: 284-6955 17 East. Park River BECOME A CHURCH SCHEDULE SPONSOR $20.00 A MONTH! CALL THE PRESS 284-6333 TODAY! 301 Co. Rd 12B Park River C.(;(x)d ,qalnadtan s00,cicn,.00 Ph. 284-7115 -- i;; Fax 284-7117 Ye Olde Medicine Center 10% Senior Di-,counls * FREE Mail Out Service * UPS *Kodak Kiosk * FREE Blood Pressure Checks Hwy. 17 West* ParkRiver 284-7676 AGASSIZ ANIMAL HOSPITAL *Complete Medical Services/ Surgical Services *Boarding *Grooming *Pet Supplies Daniel J. Koenig, DVM 284-6688 403 Briggs Ave. So., P,O. Box 49, Park River, N.D. 58270 Phone: (701) 284-6333. 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