Greetings from the Superior Diocesan Council of Catholic Women
I would like to introduce myself. My name is Karen Firnstahl and I was installed as the new President of the Superior Diocesan Council of Catholic Women at the Duluth Superior Diocesan Councils of Catholic Women’s Convention on May 22nd, 2018.
I married the love of my life, Dan, 54 years ago. We have 8 sons and 2 daughters and 28 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. We enjoy spending time with all of them.
We lived on a dairy farm most of our married life, but, are now retired. We lived in the rectory at St. Therese’s Parish in Westboro and were responsible for maintaining the lawn and decorating the church. We had other duties: ushering for Mass and serving breakfast, once a month, after Mass. When St. Therese’s Parish was closed, we relocated to Medford and joined Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish.
I have been a part of the Council of Catholic Women for over 30 years. I have served several terms on the SDCCW Board as a Commissioner. I have served in many capacities in the South Central Deanery: President, Secretary, Commissioner and Historian.
My husband and I have raised 3 grandchildren over the past several years. Our granddaughter continues to live with us and brings such joy to our lives. Some of my summer time hobbies are camping and visiting National and State Parks. I also enjoy gardening, which involves a lot of canning of vegetables, cooking and baking.
During my term of office, I hope to share my enthusiasm and love of Council with all of you.