Visit From St. Patrick's Church-Sidney, Nebraska
By: Bishop Tony Krótki OMI - August 30, 2018
Sidney Long Time Friends & Benefactors
Dear friends of our Diocese and members of St. Patrick's Parish in Sidney, Nebraska for several years have been supporting our Arctic Missions financially and spiritually. They became wonderful friends with amazing generosity and love for our Missions and Missionaries. The whole parish is involved in fund-rais and spiritual communion with Our Diocese. All started when their pastor was Fr. Art Faesser back then. Many things have changed for the parish family for the good since then and the parish became the powerful symbol of faith, dedication and generosity. Parish meaningful missionary involvement is present today as their new pastor Fr. James Heithoff continues the work for the missions with his incredible parishioners and friends.
At the end of July of 2015 Fr. Heithoff with Carrie & Jeremy Nesbitt beautiful couple from St. Patrick's Church came to visit our wonderful Diocese of the most northern Missions on the Planet. They came to meet with new Bishop of the Diocese Churchill-Hudson Bay Anthony Krótki OMI at the Diocesan Synod held in Winnipeg, meeting Inuit Church leaders from across Nunavut Territory. Participating in the Eucharist Fr. James must have felt little confused as the language was Inuktitut. Yet his welcoming of the Inuit culture and good spirit made the time of visit truly precious. Their visit in Churchill - where Diocesan Centre is located for the time being - was a wonderful experience with Beluga excursion and play. They manage to Visit as well our main Mission In Rankin Inlet for very short time yet the true North and barren Arctic land way Diocese hopes to keep the relationship and collaboration as the St. Patrick's of Sidney Nebraska became the “hands and heart of the Providence” as previous Bishop Emeritus Reynald Rouleau OMI would graciously say. May the Lord and Mother Mary continue to bless their Parish family and all the families of St. Patrick's Church.