Mother and daughter becoming Catholic together

Will officially join the church on March 31 in Maquoketa

By Jill Kruse
Witness Editorial Assistant

MAQUOKETA — Mary Carole Hudrlik and her oldest child, Mindy Williams, have always been close. The two even share the same birthday. But soon the mother and daughter will be able to say they share another special day in common — the day they became Catholic — after the two join the church together at this year’s Easter Vigil Mass at Sacred Heart Parish in Maquoketa.

“I love that we get to share this with each other,” said Williams, who was the first of the two to explore the Catholic faith.

Raised Methodist, but having never attended church regularly, Williams said she still always considered herself religious, in large part because of the influence of her mother.

“I feel that growing up, even though we might not have attended church every week, somehow, through her, I could tell that God was important,” Williams said.

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