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St. Dominic installs bike repair stand

St. Dominic bike repair standSeeing St. Olaf’s installation of bike repair stations last week, St. Dominic Catholic Church in Northfield installed a bike repair station of its own over the weekend. Pastor David Demster, an avid bicyclist himself, was the impetus.

"While some of our parishioners are mechanically savvy enough to repair their bikes without assistance, many are not," said Father Demster. "To have the Blessed Virgin on hand for intercessory prayers while bikes are being worked on can really help.  We’re also hoping it can diminish the frequency if not the volume of taking the Lord’s name in vain that we typically hear during bicycle repairs."

While the bike repair stand is intended for parishioner use, any community member can use it.

Photo album: St. Dominic’s annual celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Father Denny Dempsey, annual celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Dominc Catholic Church, NorthfieldOne of the GBM morning regulars, Jose Rodriguez (“Hey you tender white boys!”), alerted me to yesterday’s annual celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. Dominic Catholic Church here in Northfield. (On the church’s Comunidad Hispana web page: “St. Dominic is the spiritual home for the majority of the 1,500 people of Hispanic descent living in Northfield.”)

I got permission from my former seminarian buddy, Father Denny Dempsey, to take photos at the 5 PM Mass featuring “traditional Mexican dance, meal, and Mariachi band.”

See the album of two dozen photos, the large slideshow, or this small slideshow:

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