The Rev. Dr. Henry H. Hoover, 83, and longtime Roseville resident, died at home on Sunday, Aug. 3, after a two-year battle with inoperable liver cancer.
“Sunday is an appropriate day for a priest to die,” his wife Jean wrote on his Caring Bridge website.
The Rev. Karen Williams, an East Side native, is excited about her new position as the head pastor of Grace Lutheran Church. “It feels like I’m coming back home,” she says. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Outreach is a large part of the ministry of Grace Lutheran Church. The church provides space for a Hmong congregation which meets at noon on Sundays. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Karen Williams returns to East Side roots
Grace Lutheran Church is welcoming the Rev. Karen Williams back to the East Side.
Williams, who grew up on the East Side and attended Harding High School, took up her new role this week as the head pastor at Grace, a prominent church building off of White Bear Avenue that is a familiar sight to commuters on Interstate 94.
Can a fifth century monk show us how to live in the 21st century?
“The Way Forward,” written by local poet Vic Klimoski, director of the Benedictine Center, shows how a spiritually-based life does not mean abandoning the world. Instead, it means re-connecting to the world in a new way.
Fr. Welzbacher is ready for the next chapter in his long career. (photos by Patrick Larkin/Review)
Rev. George Welzbacher sits at his desk in his office at the rectory beside St. John’s. Welzbacher is a big collector of books, and will have to get them all packed up before moving out.
On Thursday, June 13, the Rev. George Welzbacher turned 85 years old. He’s been a Roman Catholic priest for 62 years, most recently at St. John’s Catholic Church on the East Side. And with the closing of St. John’s on June 30, he’ll be going into retirement, nominally at least.
Though he’ll be moving into senior housing owned by the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, he intends to keep busy, helping out at a St. Louis Park church among other things.