Catholic Order of Foresters
Catholic Order of Foresters is a fraternal program that involve members in a variety of parish activities. Financial assistance to the parish comes through matching grant fundraisers and insurance policies that names the parish as beneficiary. A matching grant fund raiser is held in March or April depending upon the date of Easter.
Chief Ranger: Kathy Pohlen 507-234-5310
Vice Chief Ranger: Faith Ryan 507-234-6832
Secretary: Rosalie Grams 507-234-5648
Treasurer: Mary Jo Pohlen 507-234-5310
Financial Secretary: Madonna Carda
Council of Catholic Women (CCW)
This organization includes all women of the parish. Quarterly meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month (April, July, October, and January) at 6:30pm in the Parish Center. The organization is divided into Units, to which the parish women are assigned. The Units donate food and their time for a variety of parish occasions. A list of your Unit is available from the Parish Office.
President: Patti Heitkamp 507-461-4838
Vice President: Your name here?
Secretary: Carol Jewison 507-234-5761
Treasurer: Marlene Dimmel 507-234-5292
Presently the following are the chairpersons for the Parish Units:
Unit 1 - St. Theresa
Mary Wolff 507-234-5567
Unit 2 - St. Mary
Barb Ahlman 507-234-5853
Joyce Lewer 507-381-3423
Barb Cahill 507-234-6609
Unit 3 - St. Ann
Patti Heitkamp 507-231-6171
Karen Dimler 507-231-4623
Unit 4 - St. Benedict
Carol Jewison 507-234-5761
Jena Schoenrock 507-420-5734
Unit 5 - St. Peter
LaVonne Harrington 507-234-5490
MaryLou Jewison 507-234-6698
Unit 6 - Mother Seton (funeral unit)
Donna Wiebold 507-381-2652
Jeanette Bartelt 507-234-5333
Knights of Columbus #8184
The Knights of Columbus is an organization for the men of our parish. They sponsor many parish and community functions and awards for deserving causes. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm in the Parish Center.
Grand Knight: Kelly Heitkamp 507-382-9588
Catholic Daughters of the Americas #1424
The Catholic Daughters of the Americas is one of the oldest and largest organizations of Catholic women in the Americas. All women age 18 and older are welcome to become members.
Court Sacred Heart #1424 was instituted in 1946. Officers are elected for a 2-year term. Court Sacred Heart members are from New Richland, Waterville, Jansville, Waseca, Morristown, Elysian, Faribault, as well as other cities throughout the sate and a few out of state. Although our court runs fundraising project for financial sustainability, our members also enjoy occasional social events such as our annual salad luncheon and a Christmas Holiday social. Our members appreciate the spiritual benefits that come along with membership - in case of illness, surgery, or for any request, prayers are recited for the intended. A rosary is said at visitations or funerals for all members and immediate family members, if requested. When possible, a CDA Color Guard attends the funeral for CDA members.
Catholic Daughters are Catholic women dedicated to strengthening spiritual life through Christ and His Church.
Regent: Lori Mickelson 461-2246
The Franciscan family, as one among many spiritual families raised up by the Holy Spirit in the Church, unites all members of the people of God – laity, religious, and priests – who recognize that they are called to follow Christ in the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi.
Vice Minister: Bonnie Johnson 651-214-6670