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Father Heinen marks 50 years

Father Virgil Heinen, center, celebrated 50 years of the priesthood at a Mass at St. Patrick's Church on Sunday, June 13. Fr. Heinen was ordained in Superior by Bishop Hammes on June 11, 1960. Honoring him at the Mass were the Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree Honor Guard from the St. Croix Council in Hudson, of which Heinen is chaplain. He has been retired for 12 years and still celebrates Mass at St. Patrick's. Joining him front fornt left were Jim Michaelson, Fr. Virgil Heinen, Ray DeCamp and Ray Fronczak, Gary Maier, Tim Shafer, Francis Zell, John Trieb, John Booth and Mike Frase.