Saturday, August 18, 2007

Father Echert Injured in Motorcycle Accident; Pray for Him


Brand Spanking New (Spring 2007)
Lieutenant Colonel Echert
(as a Captain in this photo)
Fr. John Paul Echert, the pastor of St. Augustine and Holy Trinity Catholic Church in South St Paul, had a motor cycle accident last weekend. I only found out late Wednesday and got his email on Thursday that he is alive. He did not say how he was doing, but I heard from reliable sources in the field that he is on crutches. I I know nothing more except that he welcomes your prayers for his recovery. So please remember Fr. Crash in your prayers. We ask the Lord to allow him a full and speedy recovery.
Kent Wuchterl

Dear AOTM members:

Greetings from the self-declared Pope of South St. Paul, or at least Pastor of two parishes!

Though I am not anxious for the summer to end I am eager for another season of the AOTM. Our numbers have steadily grown and yet the quality and quantity of the food has not suffered in the least. So, too, our presentations have been excellent and well received, with a few good arguments here and there. If you are looking for another faith-filled activity to participate in, consider the "Called By Faith" Catholic Bible study program that meets most Thursday evenings, at Holy Trinity Parish.

This year we will be studying the Gospel of Saint Matthew, with video lectures by Father John Echert, some excellent study notes, and some group discussion. "Called By Faith" is a program home-grown here in South St. Paul and it has proved popular and fruitful for many folks from across the Twin Cities area. And if your wives are complaining that they cannot participate in AOTM, they are welcome to the CBF Bible series, so this may get you off the hook at home and out of an argument.

See you in September, if not before!

Father Echert

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