• The Church of St. Odilia is the recipient of a generously donated seven-volume Heritage Edition of the St. John’s Bible! 

    The John Roberts Company, a printing firm in Coon Rapids, donated a copy of the Heritage Edition of the St. John's Bible to St. Odilia. (John Roberts staff pictured above with Fr. Erich Rutten, Jean Nickman (Trustee), and Rick Storms (Parish Administrator).


    Click on the image above to hear the story of how St. Odilia received this tremendous gift in memory of long-time parishioner Robert Keene, father of Michael Keene, who is now the owner of the John Roberts Company.

    The St. John's Bible is the first handwritten and illuminated bible in 500 years. The Heritage Edition is a limited-edition full-size reproduction enhanced by hand with real gold and silver foil applications and leather-covered binding. When the cover is closed, it's 2 feet by 3 feet and each volume weighs approximately 20 pounds. Read more HERE.

    We'll be using the St. John's Bible in our liturgies on Word of God Sunday, January 22, . Watch the bulletin, eNews and website for other upcoming events where we plan to share this tremendous gift with our community.