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Hope Sunday evening concert series, The Hope Sunday Evening Concert Series resumes on Sunday, Feb. 8, with an evening of song from Judi Donaghy Vinar and Friends.;

'Two from Galilee' staged in Shoreview, St. Odilia Catholic Community of Shoreview presents the musical production, “Two From Galilee” Feb. 12-15.


Grace Lutheran Church welcomes new pastor

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)

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.


New book reflects Benedictine riches

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.


Priest will retire after 85th birthday, but hopes not to slow down

Fr. Welzbacher is ready for the next chapter in his long career. (photos by Patrick Larkin/Review)

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.