Guide to June parish festivals

Friday, June 25

St. Augusta • St. Mary, Help of Christians Parish hosts a raffle and drive-thru takeout grilled pork chop dinner with scalloped potatoes from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the church parking lot. (Meal price to be determined.) Quilt raffle tickets are $5. Tickets for Polaris four-wheeler or John Deere lawnmower raffle are $20. Send name, address, phone number and number of tickets to purchase (including money for each) to: St. Mary, Help of Christians Parish Raffle, 24588 Co. Rd. 7, St. Augusta, MN 56301-8779. Write checks to SMHOC. (Deadline for tickets by mail is Friday, June 18.) Event continues tomorrow. Details for online auction for quilts and baskets can be found at bid.blackdiamondauctions.com. (Bidding closes on Sunday, June 27.)

Saturday, June 26

Melrose • St. Mary Parish outdoor polka Mass begins at 4 p.m. at Sauk River Park. Parish raffle drawing — with 15 cash prizes (grand prize of $20,000 and second prize of $5,000) held at the park at approximately 9 p.m. Tickets are $100 each. Only 1,000 chances will be sold. (Must be 18 or older to win. Need not be present to win.) Send name, address, phone number and number of tickets to purchase (including $100 for each) to: St. Mary Parish Raffle, 755 Kraft Dr. SE, Melrose, MN 56352. (Deadline for tickets by mail is June 22.)

St. Augusta • St. Mary, Help of Christians Parish hosts a raffle drawing and drive-thru takeout grilled pork chop dinner from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the church parking lot. Outdoor Mass celebrated at 6:30 p.m. Drawing for quilt raffle and four-wheeler or lawnmower after Mass. (See details for this event and the online auction in June 25 entry.)

St. Joseph • St. Joseph Parish virtual quilt auction starts today and closes at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 5. This year’s featured quilt was created in collaboration with Bad Habit Brewing Company. Quilts may be viewed online and bids placed at www.joetownrocks.org.

Sunday, June 27

Brennyville • St. Elizabeth Parish hosts raffle drawing with 61 prizes (grand prize of $1,000 cash) on church grounds at 3 p.m. Several cash prizes and gift certificates. Tickets are $2. (Must be 18 or older to win. Need not be present to win.) Send name, address, phone number and number of tickets to purchase (including money for each) to: St. Elizabeth Parish Raffle, P.O. Box 86, Gilman, MN 56333. Write checks to St. Elizabeth Church. (Deadline for tickets by mail is Monday, June 21.)

St. Anna • Immaculate Conception Parish hosts cash and gun raffles with 56 cash prizes (grand prize of $1,000) to be held at church after Mass. (Watch website for details on Mass time.) Tickets for cash raffle are $3. (Guns raffle tickets are sold out!) To purchase tickets for cash raffle, send name, address, phone number and the number of tickets to purchase (including money for each) to: Immaculate Conception Church Raffle, c/o Brenda Dobis, 38344 County Road 9, Avon, MN 56310. Write checks to Immaculate Conception Church. (Deadline for tickets by mail is Friday, June 25th.) See tworiverscatholic.com for more details.

Sunday, July 4

St. Joseph • St. Joseph Parish hosts Facebook Live Raffle Drawing at 10 a.m. Raffle features grand prize of $5,000 and 100+ other prizes, which can be viewed at www.joetownrocks.org. Chances are $10. (A book of 10 chances is $100.) To purchase tickets, stop by parish office between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Mondays and Thursdays, or mail payment with your ticket request to Joetown Rocks, St. Joseph Church, 12 W. Minnesota St., St. Joseph, MN 56374. (Payment must be received by Friday, July 2.) Parishioners also have raffle tickets.

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Author: The Central Minnesota Catholic

The Central Minnesota Catholic is the magazine for the Diocese of St. Cloud.

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