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Greetings to you all and your families. My name is Father Jeremy Theis (Tice) and I am the new pastor of St. Ann’s, Our Lady of Seven Dolors, Sacred Heart, and St William’s. I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself and share with you all how excited I am to be here. I have been very warmly welcomed as I have been moving in. Thank you for that. I grew up in the Richmond area with five brothers and two sisters. After graduating from Albany H.S. I went off to college to be a teacher.


I spent 10 years as a teacher and then a dean of students while coaching three sports along the way. I had a bit of a conversion experience in 2006 and by the Fall of 2008 found myself in seminary. After six years of seminary I was ordained to the priesthood in 2014. Over the course of the next years I will be filling in some of the blanks. Now, I come to you from Sauk Centre, West Union, Belgrade, Brooten, and Elrosa. I am very much looking forward to meeting you and getting to know you. Know of my prayers for you and I kindly ask you to keep me in prayer as well. May God bless you all, Father Theis


Further Information: Father Jeremy Theis from parochial vicar of the Church of Saint Francis de Sales, Belgrade, the Church of Saint Donatus, Brooten, the Church of Saints Peter and Paul, Elrosa, the Church of Our Lady of the Angels, Sauk Centre, the Church of Saint Paul, Sauk Centre, and the Church of Saint Alexius, West Union, to pastor of the Church of Saint Ann, Brandon, the Church of Our Lady of Seven Dolors, Millerville, the Church of Saint William, Parkers Prairie, and the Church of the Sacred Heart, Urbank;

We welcome you to our Parish Family! 

Sincerely, Father Theis


Over the years, all three parishes has known much transition in pastoral leadership, and has shared pastoral staffing between parishes, but has always retained its close-knit community, a vibrant faith and generous commitment to the mission of the Catholic Church


Our God is a God of surprises. We are made in his image, so let's make this a year of surprises. In big ways and small ways, let's find ways to surprise people this year


Our Catholic faith comprises what we believe and how we live that belief. For 2,000 years, this Catholic faith has been handed down from one generation to next, starting with Jesus Christ passing the faith to the Twelve Apostles. In our own lives, we may receive that faith from our parents, from friends, or even a stranger we meet

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