Administration

Thank You!

From our pastor, Fr. Brian Fier: A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who participated in last Sunday’s 3rd Annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser — from the Knights of Columbus, Washburn McReavy Funeral Homes, our parish staff, the 70+ volunteer workers, the 800+ people who enjoyed the meal, and many more who contributed to the success of…

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Current Employment Opportunity

Full-time Custodian To perform the necessary custodial and maintenance duties necessary to maintain a safe, secure, clean, attractive, and orderly parish facility. Qualifications: Prior experience as a commercial building or church custodian (preferred, not required). Prior knowledge of outside cleaning equipment and cleaning procedures. Pass the criminal background check for parish employees within this Archdiocese.…

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Immigration Sunday Minnesota

Since 2009, the Catholic bishops of Minnesota have designated a Sunday in January, typically the Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord, as Immigration Sunday Minnesota. Immigration Sunday gives us an opportunity to learn more about the Church’s teaching on immigration and raise awareness about migration and immigration issues in Minnesota and beyond. The theme…

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Forty-nine Years and Counting

Mine has been an eventful year (plus a few months) at this parish! I can honestly write that it has not ever been dull. Parishioners have continued to be supportive and helpful—incredibly so, and I am grateful. I am especially enjoying the 50th Anniversary Planning Committee in action. They are detail-oriented, committed and hard working—all…

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The Season of Giving

Please don’t forget the Church of St. Edward as you prayerfully determine end-of-year, tax deductible giving. Our ministries need your support. Year-end Giving Deadlines Year-end giving must occur before January 1, 2017: Donations may be dropped in the mail but must be postmarked by December 31, 2016 Donations may be brought to the parish office…

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Retirement Fund for Religious

Tens of thousands of senior sisters, brothers, and religious order priests have dedicated their lives to sharing their faith. Yet their religious communities lack adequate savings for retirement and eldercare. The Retirement Fund for Religious helps provide prescription medications, nursing care and more. Please be generous with this weekend’s (December 10/11) second collection.

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Creation of “Mary’s Alcove!”

Dear Fellow Parishioners: In the spirit of the Advent season, the prophet Isaiah has proclaimed “Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.” Centuries later, John the Baptist continued Isaiah’s message (see Isaiah 11 and 35 for the full texts) inviting all to get ready for the coming of our Lord and Savior.…

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Our Advent Journey has Begun

Dear Fellow Parishioners: Our Advent journey has begun! This penitential season offers us four weeks to prepare ourselves for the coming Christmas celebration. I encourage you to take advantage of some of the opportunities presented in this bulletin. For now, here is the latest version of “Pastor Tidbits”: 1. This past Sunday I preached on…

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Thanksgiving Blessings

Dear Parishioners, This coming week we celebrate our nation’s feast of Thanksgiving. Once again, we are asked to step away from our busyness and our worldly concerns to give thanks for all we have received. How easy it is for this spirit of thankfulness to get overshadowed by all the disappointments and frustrations of our…

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Catholic Campaign for Human Development

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) helps people living in poverty join together to identify problems, make decisions, and find ways to improve their lives and neighborhoods. This year’s annual CCHD collection will take place this weekend (November 19 & 20) at our parish. Second Collection: November 19 & 20

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