Catholic Rural Life offers registry to century-plus farm families

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SIDNEY — Catholic Rural Life of St. Marys and Sidney Deaneries would like to recognize families who have nurtured the same land for 100 years or more with a Catholic Century Farm Award.

An application and eligibility information is available on the Archdiocesan website at Deadline to register is Friday, March 31. Please send the completed information to Catholic Rural Life, c/o Willard Dahlinghaus, 2711 State Route 364, Minster, Ohio 45865.

The registry is sponsored by Catholic Rural Life of St. Marys and Sidney Deaneries. The organization will honor eligible distinguished families at the Rural-Urban Mass at Doug and Brenda Schmitmeyer’s Farm, 11811 Marshall Road, Versailles, on Thursday, July 27, at 7 p.m. Archbishop Dennis Schnurr will preside.

For more information call Pam Long, Catholic Social Action Office, Archdiocese of Cincinnati, at 937-224-3026 ext. 5018 or

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati is the 38th largest Catholic diocese in the country, with almost 500,000 Catholics, and has the sixth largest network of Catholic schools in terms of enrollment. The 19-county territory includes 211 parishes and 111 Catholic primary and secondary schools.

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