I’m Fr. Craig Collison, pastor here at St. Lawrence in Carroll and Holy Family in Lidderdale. Thanks for visiting our website and at this time of the year we wish each and every one of you a most blessed Christmas and a hope filled 2016.
Feel most welcome as you browse our website and I invite you to celebrate the Nativity and the Solemnity of Mary the Holy Mother of God (January 1) with us here at St. Lawrence and Holy Family. Masses on Christmas Eve at St. Lawrence will be Thursday afternoon, December 24 at 4:00 PM, and Thursday evening, December 24 at 9:00 PM. Mass Christmas morning at St. Lawrence will be 9:00 AM. At Holy Family, Mass on Christmas Eve will be at 6:00 PM and on Christmas Day at 8:30 AM.
Our parishes look forward to the peace and hopefulness that the Christ Child brings during this season. It is my hope and prayer that each and every one of you will know the peace of the infant Jesus in His mother’s arms and the proud watchful eye of Joseph providing for them and looking out for their protection. Can there be anything more hope-filled than what we celebrate in the Infant Lord? All of the prophets words are fulfilled at His birth and the hope for our salvation is secured as well.
Please be our guest at either parish if you are near us this Christmas Season. Truly let Jesus be the “Reason for the Season” as we celebrate together. May the choicest blessings of the Christ Child be with you and yours as we celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus the Christ.
Most sincerely yours in Christ,
Fr. Craig A. Collison, Pastor
St. Lawrence – Carroll
Holy Family – Lidderdale
Fr. Brian Feller, Parochial Vicar
St. Lawrence Welcomes New Parochial Vicar-Rev. Brian Feller
On Saturday, June 6, at the Cathedral of the Epiphany in Sioux City, Deacon Brian Feller was ordained to the priesthood by the Most Reverend Walker Nickless, Bishop of the Diocese of Sioux City.
Feller, the youngest of four children, grew up in St. Andrew’s parish in Sibley and graduated from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota in 2008. Following his ordination, Feller served as an interim parochial vicar at Cathedral of the Epiphany in Sioux City, effective June 15 to July 24. From there, he has been assigned priest chaplain at Kuemper Catholic High School in Carroll as well as parochial vicar at St. Lawrence Parish in Carroll and Holy Family Parish in Lidderdale.
Watching football, playing basketball, tennis, golf, and soccer, swimming, reading, playing guitar, board and card games, camping, grilling, baking, hiking, watching the Minnesota Vikings and Twins, are just a few of the activities Father Feller enjoys in his down time.
“It is amazing to me that a man can become another Christ and share in Jesus' sacrificial life of love as his priest. Through ordination, the man himself becomes united in such a way to the Person of Jesus that during sacramental moments his words and actions are more truly Jesus' words and actions than his own and bring about a divine effect. This is wonderful because through the priest and the sacraments he offers, Jesus pours out his infinite love and mercy to many individual persons throughout time and location. I have been so blessed to receive a sharing in the life of God through the sacraments provided to me through the many priests I have known. The priesthood of Jesus Christ is the most compelling sign of God's love for me,” states Feller. Welcome to Saint Lawrence Parish Fr. Brian Feller!
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