‘Everybody stepped up’: Parish hall blessed at Immaculate Conception, Carthage

Father Thomas Szydlik leads Immaculate Conception parishioners in prayer before they share a pancake breakfast in celebration of their new parish hall being blessed in Carthage on Nov. 24. The hall can accommodate 225 people. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

CARTHAGE — Members of Immaculate Conception Church celebrated the blessing of their new parish hall on Nov. 24 the same way they saw the project through to completion — with prayer and fellowship. “May all who come here know the presence of Christ, experience the joy of his friendship, and grow in his love,” Father […]

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Lewistown parish hall to be named for longtime pastor Msgr. Robert O’Connor

Msgr. Robert O'Connor

LEWISTOWN — Msgr. Robert O’Connor, who faithfully served St. Mary Parish for more than 50 years, never sought recognition for anything he did. He certainly wouldn’t allow anything to be named after him, according to longtime parishioner Elizabeth Forrest. That doesn’t mean the parishioners at St. Mary didn’t intend to do it someday. This Saturday, […]

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