St. Michael, Herreid, marks anniversary of first church

St. Michael Parish, Herreid, celebrated the 125th anniversary of its first church, a sod structure built near the parish cemetery in rural Herreid. Parishioners met at the sod church site August 7 to pray the rosary with current pastor Father Tom Clement and former pastor Father Jim Friedrich. The gathering began with a novena to St. Michael the Archangel and concluded August 16 with the celebration of Mass, a meal and a history display. Sr. Joan Marie Brandner also shared memories of her hometown parish during the celebration. (Photo courtesy of Father Tom Clement)