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Celebrating Today, Planning for Tomorrow

Dear Parish Community- These past weeks our parish leaders have encouraged every parish family to embrace our CELEBRATING TODAY, PLANNING FOR TOMORROW Program. We believe that our church has so much to offer to those in the Bloomington and extended community. We are a beacon of hope for those in need, for those suffering, for…

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November Loaves and Fishes

We had a very successful night during the November Loaves and Fishes at St. Stephens. Over 20 volunteers showed up to prep, cook, serve, and clean up. Special thanks goes out to the police officer at the door who made everyone feel safe and secure. If you’re interested in helping out next time, contact Les…

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Commitment Sunday Message, 2017

Our Renewal brochure proclaims We Are Changing Lives! This is what I want to tell you about this morning. I start with this question: Why am I here at St. Ed’s? I used this question to start my reflection, to remember why St. Ed’s is such a valuable place for me, and why that has…

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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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