District priest on holiday in India

Fr. James Panikulam left Jan. 8 to go to India and visit his family. He returns Feb. 21.
The priests from International Falls and Deacon George will help out while Ellen will look after the parish office (Pinewood) as usual.
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A seniors’ Valentine Appreciation Tea, once again sponsored by the Catholic Women’s League at Our Lady of the Way, is slated for Friday, Feb. 13 at 1 p.m. at the Stratton seniors’ centre.
All seniors welcome!
Meanwhile, seniors’ activities continue with exercising on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9-9:30 a.m., cards on Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m., and a potluck on the third Thursday of the month.
The next potluck is slated Feb. 19 at noon.
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Old-time dancing at the Brink Center in Baudette goes this Friday (Jan. 16) featuring Kelly’s Band from Roseau. The Sindelirs will play there Jan. 23 and the Frontiersmen on Jan. 30.
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Mary Anderson, previously from Meadowside Manor, is now living at the care centre in the Rainy River hospital.
I hope all goes well for Cynthia Moe of Stratton as she goes to Thunder Bay for tests.
And Mary Lange is in hospital in Fort Frances. Prayers and best wishes for a good recovery, and also for Bertha Brown after her surgery.
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Terry and Dorothy Neilson of Vermilion Bay were visiting family and friends in the area on Sunday.
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January is usually a quiet month.
Some love January, some not. Often, December’s unfinished jobs wait for January, like mending, the books you’ve been intending to read, or the next quilt pattern to decide on.
You may as well put the cleaning off until spring now!