Parishes welcome new priest

Lisa Ingebrand,

Fr. John Powers is the new priest in Waterville and Elysian.

Father John Powers is the new pastor of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Waterville and St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Elysian. He will also be teaching at Bethlehem Academy in Faribault and plans to reside in Faribault.

Fr. Michael Ince, who has led the local parishes since 1991, has retired, but will continue to assist the local churches and will continue to reside at the rectory in Waterville.

Powers grew up in Northeast Minneapolis. He graduated from St. Anthony Village High School and enrolled at St. John’s University in Collegeville to study History.

“I was planning on being a lawyer,” he admitted with a smile.

That plan changed his sophomore year when he seized an opportunity to...

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