State Fair Masses were Aug. 29 at Sept. 5 at Fonner Park in Grand Island. Father Tom Ogg celebrated Aug. 29 while Bishop Emeritus William J. Dendinger celebrated Sept. 5. Both Masses were well attended with 130 on Aug. 29 and 165 on Sept. 5.
Betty Stoner, 90, of Grand Island, mother of Father Tim Stoner, died Sept. 27, 2021, at Primrose Retirement Community. Mass of Christian Burial was Oct. 1 at St. Mary's Cathedral in Grand Island with Fr. Tim Stoner officiating
Gracie Woods, Grand Island Central Catholic junior, won the Nebraska Catholic Conference’s statewide Pro-Life Essay Contest for her work from the 2020-2021 school year. She received a $150 prize, as will Grand Island Central Catholic. The contest was sponsored by the Bishops’ Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities.
Pictured are the seminarians for the Diocese of Grand Island for the 2021-2022 year. Front row, left to right: Chas Canfield, Liam Murphy, Kaelob Marx. Back row: Noah Huddleston, Trevor Fisher, Sam Ogden, and Adam Bauer.
The Rev. Robert Francis Chamberlain, 91, of North Platte, died May 1 at Linden Court. Father Chamberlain was born January 11, 1930, to Robert Chester and Margaret Frances (Schrader) Chamberlain in Sutherland.