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BDCCW speaker outlines issues of trafficking at convention held in Marion

A record crowd gathered Oct. 12 at St. Joseph in Marion to pray, share fellowship, listen, learn and celebrate at the 90th annual convention of the Belleville Diocesan Council of Catholic Women.

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Readers Send in Recipes to Share Spirit and Taste of Christmas

Editor’s note: For a number of years, The Messenger has asked readers to send in their favorite recipes so that we can publish them before all of the holiday bakers have finished their labors. This year is no exception. We have received recipes from all over the diocese.

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St. Joseph Parish in Stringtown Closes 175th Anniversary Year

Nov. 6 was a beautiful day for celebration at St. Joseph in Stringtown as more than a few parishioners donned period clothing to remember ancestors who came together to nourish their faith and form a parish 175 years ago.

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A Prayer of Praise For Thanksgiving Day

We give thanks to You, O God Almighty, for Your wondrous creation:

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Bishop Braxton makes school visit to Sr. Thea Bowman

During the fall as students return to school, Bishop Edward K. Braxton begins to fill his calendar with pastoral visits to diocesan Catholic elementary and high schools. This year is no different.

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