Watrous-area parishes celebrate “Polka Mass” at local landmark

Polka-style music is featured at the event held at Danceland, Manitou Beach, SK, organized by parishes at Watrous, Imperial and Young. (Photos by Dennis Simpson)

Photos by Dennis Simpson

Three area parishes gathered May 15 for a Mass with polka-style music, held in the historic Danceland facility at Manitou Beach, SK — St. Ann Parish, Watrous; St. Pius X Parish, Imperial; and St. Patrick Parish, Young.

Watrous-area pastor Fr. Peter Olisa and former pastor Fr. Richard Meidl, OSB, presided at the Mass. The Eucharistic celebration was followed by a community and fund-raising brunch. The event is traditionally held in the spring and in the fall, often in conjunction with a community Polkafest at Danceland. The next Polka Mass is planned for September 2022.

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