Thursday, May 3, 2007

Fargo Monsignor honored for military service!

Monsignor Brian Donahue, vicar general for the Catholic Diocese of Fargo and pastor of parishes in Kindred, N.D., and Wild Rice, N.D., will be recognized Friday for his service as a military chaplain in the North Dakota Army National Guard.

The “Answering the Call” presentation will be at 1 p.m. at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Wild Rice, and includes Maj. Gen. David Sprynczynatyk, Chaplain (Col.) Jeff Franko and the Most Rev. Samuel J. Aquila.

Donahue, 51, is retiring from military service after 20 years. He served in active duty during the Persian Gulf War and Operation Iraqi Freedom, and in 2005 was awarded the Bronze Star medal for his service as battalion chaplain in Iraq. He was ordained a priest in 1983.

There will be a barbecue lunch and tours of the church from noon to 1 p.m. Reservations are required for the lunch. Call the church at (701) 588-2488. Fargo InForum

The Armed Forces of the United States Needs More Catholic Chaplains, badly!

The Archdiocese of St Paul and Minneapolis needs more Monsignors with some red on their cassocks and surplices, badly!

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