The Mass is an opportunity for farmers, families, friends and neighbors to come together in a prayerful way to praise God for the blessings of faith, farm and family. Catholic Century Farm Awards were given to eligible Catholic families who have farmed the same land for 100 years or more. I was happy to be one of over 500 people at this faith and fellowship event.
Story by Sister Martha Bertke
Top, the Boeckman family farm in 2019; bottom, a Rural-Urban Farm Mass altar decoration from 2017. Contributed photos