Friday News Roundup: First US investigation against a bishop using Vos Estis Lux Mundi

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From Catholic News Agency:

Bishop Michael Hoeppner is the first sitting U.S. bishop to be investigated under new misconduct protocols introduced by Pope Francis earlier this year.

Hoeppner, Bishop of Crookston, Minnesota, will be investigated by Minneapolis’ Archbishop Bernard Hebda, on charges that Hoeppner thwarted a police or canonical investigation of clerical sexual misconduct in his diocese.

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Aztec Parish Fiesta Set for September 22

St. Joseph Church at 500 N. Mesa Verde, Aztec, NM will celebrate its parish fiesta on Sunday, September 22, 2019.

Pre-fiesta events are the Cash Bingo on Friday, September 13, 7 p.m. and the Family Prize Bingo on Saturday, September 21, 7 p.m., both at St. Joseph Parish Hall.

On Sunday, September 22, Mass will be at 11:10 a.m.; an Enchilada dinner starts at 11 a.m. (adults $10 , 12 and under $5); outdoor food and silent auction commence at 12 noon; games at 12:30 p.m., live auction at 2 p.m.; and raffle drawing at 4 p.m. Raffle tickets are at $5 each, but only pay $20 if you buy 5 tickets. First prize is $1,500; 2nd prize is $500; 3rd prize $250. Winner will be responsible for taxes, need not be present to win. Join the fun! For more information call the church office at 505-334-6535.


Annual Ultreya Will Take Place in Albuquerque

Attention All Cursillistas!
The Annual Ultreya will take pace on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 1301 Osage Avenue-Santa Fe, New Mexico
Time: 8:00 am- 4:pm
Registration: 7:30 am
Fee: Single $15.00     Couple $25.00
A Mass Celebrated by Archbishop John Wester will start at 10:00 am
For more information: Call Eva Baca at 505-470-3895

Obituary for Sr. Charlene Cote, OP

ADRIAN, MICHIGAN – September 12, 2019 – Sister Charlene Cote, formerly known as Sister Mary Leonette Cote, died at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan. She was 83 years of age and in the 61st year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.

Sr. Charlene Cote, OP

Sister Charlene was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Napoleon J. and Harriet (Martineau) Cote. She graduated from Aquinas High School in Chicago, and received a Bachelor of Philosophy degree in Fine Arts from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian and a Master of Science degree in Art Education and Administration from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.

Sister spent 49 years ministering in elementary and secondary education in Roy, New Mexico; Winslow, Arizona; Oakland, California; and Pompano Beach, St. Petersburg and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Thirty one of those years were spent teaching at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, where she continued for another five years as the assistant director of transportation. Sister spent three years serving in ministry to the homebound at Cirrito Home in Plantation, Florida. Sister Charlene moved to the Dominican Life Center, Adrian, Michigan, in 2011.

Sister Charlene is preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Harriet Cote. Sister is survived by her Adrian Dominican Sisters.

Rite of Committal (burial) for Sister Charlene will be held on Friday, September 13, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. in the Congregation Cemetery.  A Memorial Mass will be on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Catherine’s Chapel. The Ritual of Remembering will be held on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. in St. Catherine Chapel at the Dominican Life Center. Memorial gifts may be made to Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 East Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, Michigan, 49221.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.


Bishop Wall on Relevant Radio

For his monthly guest appearance on the Morning Air Show, Bishop Wall discussed the recent poll in which only 1/3 of surveyed Catholics expressed belief in the Real Presence.


The Friday news roundup presents a quick overview of Catholic stories and events from around the Diocese of Gallup, United States, and world. Have a news tip or event to promote? Email [email protected], call 505-863-4406 or mail us at PO Box 1338, Gallup NM 87305.

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