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Changing Lives

Ruth Lopez Chavarilla is the mother of three children, Jaqueline 17, Katarine 10 and Hammington 13 months old. She makes tortillas for a living in her home. Jacqueline was born while her mother was still single but that was not a problem because her parents were to be married soon. Unfortunately her father, a policeman,…

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A Language We All Understand

In the movie Hook, Robin Williams plays Peter Pan—but not the adventurous, playful Peter. Instead, he portrays Peter Pan as an adult, all grown up. In this scenario, Peter Pan is a dad with kids, but he’s forgotten how to be a kid. In one of the earlier scenes in the movie, Peter snaps at…

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Wholly and Entirely Present

Dear Fellow Parishioners, This weekend we celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi, the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. “The Eucharist occupies a unique place as the ‘Sacrament of sacraments.’” (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1211) “The Eucharist is ‘the source and summit of the Christian life. The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical…

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“Uncle Brian, Just Breathe”

Dear Fellow Parishioners, This weekend Fr. Martin Shallbetter, who served as the pastor of our parish from 1986 to 1998, will be subbing for me at all our parish Masses. Please welcome Fr. Marty! It will be good to have him visit. Why am I gone? I have chosen to attend the eighth grade graduation…

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Cutting & Kitting Night Thank You

“Thank you so much to everyone who came and cut and kitted all the craft material for Campamento 2017! Twenty volunteers—campamento travelers, past travelers, future travelers, and our important non-traveling supporters—came ready to work (on May 23rd). We started at 6:30pm and were done by 7:30pm—incredible. All this help improves camp. Instead of doing this…

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Mission Sunday

Please welcome Fr. Jerry Rogers to our Masses this weekend (June 3/4). Fr. Rogers is from St. Mary’s Mission, which has served the Anishinaabe-Ojibwe people of Red Lake, Minnesota for over 150 years. Founded in 1888, St. Mary’s Mission School provides a quality pre-school to 6th grade Catholic education in a safe and healthy environment…

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Our Graduating Seniors

“As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” (John 20:21) This Sunday at the 10:30am Mass we will celebrate our graduating seniors and bless them as they embark on the next leg of their journey, whether they head down the street or to another part of the world. We are grateful for their…

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Apostolic Blessing

Pope Francis sent a blessing for our 50 years as a parish! This blessing document will be professionally framed soon, to be displayed in the foyer. Text: The Holy Father Francis cordially imparts the requested Apostolic Blessing to The Church of St. Edward Bloomington, Minnesota on the occasion of 50th Anniversary Founding of Parish Church…

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day Our church building and parish office will be closed on Monday, May 29th, for the Memorial Day holiday. The chapel will be open from about 8:30am to about 9:00pm. Please note that the rosary will NOT be led at 6:30pm in our chapel on Memorial Day. Memorial Day Masses—May 29th Resurrection Cemetery (2101…

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Feast of the Ascension

The opening line of the Acts of the Apostles addresses the reader as “Theophilius” which means lover of God. Although Theophilius may have been an actual person it’s helpful for us to hear this account as a story addressed to each of us personally as lovers of God. The Feast of the Ascension is a…

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