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Father Xavier Ilongo of Frazee traveled to India in January for his Silver Jubilee celebration. He is the priest at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Frazee and Church of the Assumption in Callaway. A celebration commemorating his 25 years as a Roman Catholic priest is today (Sunday) at 3:30 p.m. in the Frazee church. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Frazee priest celebrates 25 years of service

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It was more than a bit of a shock for Father Xavier Ilongo when he experienced his first Minnesota winter, upon moving to Moorhead eight years ago.


“I was used to it being 100 degrees outside,” says the native of southern India.

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