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Million Dollar Fundraiser Returns to St. Dominic

December 27, 2018

The Catholic Schools Raffle returns this winter to St. Dominic School in Northfield, giving you the opportunity to turn $5 into a brand new car or $20,000 in cash while supporting your local Catholic school.

Starting January 11, students from St. Dominic will join students from 90 other schools across Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota in selling the $5 tickets. Each ticket purchased gives ticket buyers the opportunity to win a 2019 Chevy TRAX (or $20,000 in cash), or other great prizes totaling $40,000 in value. Best of all, every penny of every ticket sold stays at St. Dominic thanks to the Raffle’s sole sponsor Catholic United Financial. The St. Paul-based company provides all the prizes and promotion materials for the Raffle at no cost to the participating schools.

“Catholic United’s mission since our founding 140 years ago has included supporting Catholic education, and we couldn’t be happier or more proud to support our schools with the Catholic Schools Raffle,” explained Catholic United President Harald Borrmann. “Since the program started, we have invested nearly one million dollars in the Raffle because we understand how this unique fundraiser greatly benefits the students and their teachers.”

Now in its tenth year, the Catholic Schools Raffle has raised over $7 million for Catholic schools in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. This year, Catholic United is challenging the 90 participating schools to collectively raise $1 million during the six week selling period. To help reach this goal, St. Dominic hopes to sell enough tickets to raise 30000. The money raised allows schools like St. Dominic to provide tuition assistance, update technology systems, or to cover the cost of special learning opportunities like guest speakers and field trips.

Ticket sales begin January 11 and run thru February 24. Tickets are only available at participating schools. The Grand Prize drawing ceremony takes place at 11:00 a.m. (CST) on Tuesday, March 5 at the Catholic United Financial Home Office in St. Paul, MN. Raffle updates and a full list of participating schools can be found on Facebook at

About Catholic United Financial

Catholic United Financial is one of the largest fraternal life insurance associations in the Upper Midwest, serving more than 80,000 members in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Iowa. As a not-for-profit company, Catholic United transforms profits from the sale of life insurance, annuities and retirement products into programs that support and amplify the Catholic community’s ability to thrive and grow. Visit our website to learn more:



October 9, 2018

St. Dominic Middle School Students are selling pumpkins! All proceeds go to the 8th Grade class mission trip!

Large: $8
Medium: $5
Small: $3

Contact the school office at 507-645-8136 or Kelli Helgeson (kellihelgeson@schoolofstdominic.0rg) to purchase!



October 8, 2018

Congratulations to our students for exceeding their $25,000 School Marathon goal! We want to extend a big THANK YOU to our community members and school families that donated to our school Marathon. Because of your donation, St. Dominic School is given the opportunity to further enhance and improve the various academic offerings for grades Preschool- 8. 

Because our students reached our school goal, Mrs. Marvin’s desk will be moved to St. Olaf Avenue for the day, rain or shine. We will keep you posted on what day this will happen. If you are in the Northfield area, be sure to honk when you drive past!


Photos by Laura Kuhn.



September 28, 2018

To all of our Northfield friends:

Given the storms of last week, the St Dominic School community has changed our annual fall celebration into a night for the entire Northfield community 21 and over to gather, have some fun and listen to some great music from Chad Johnson and the 8th Street Band.

Rather than selling tickets, we would like to open the celebration to all of you that may need a night to just unwind and spend time with your friends and neighbors.   The Northfield Community has always supported St Dominic School and we want to return the favor to all of our sponsors, parents and the entire community.

We fully understand the financial impact this storm had on many of you.   Thus, rather than charging for admission, we ask that you donate whatever you feel is appropriate.   We will return a portion of the proceeds to local organizations assisting our neighbors as they recover from the damages.

We thank you for all the support you have given to us in the past, and we hope we can repay some of that support Saturday October 6th. Pizza and beverages will be available for purchase. We will be in the big tent behind St. Dominic Church! We hope you can join us for a night to relax and have some fun.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact


Vicki Marvin, Principal

John Frank, School Board Chair

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