Administration

Catholic Home Missions Appeal

Dear Fellow Parishioners: This weekend we are asked to take up the annual collection for the Catholic Home Missions Appeal. Below is our invitation to “Strengthening the Church at Home.” I encourage you to be generous in your support. Easter peace, Fr. Brian +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The Church has great needs…

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Book ‘Em Used Book Collection

Now through June 1st The Bloomington Crime Prevention Association’s (BCPA) Annual Book ‘Em Used Book Sale is collecting donations at St. Edward’s Church. Look for collection boxes in the foyer. Bring gently used books—hard and soft cover, non-fiction, fiction, children’s, large print and audio—along with games, puzzles, CDs, DVDs, Blu Rays, software (2010 and newer),…

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Child Victims Act

Several parishes in our Archdiocese may be sued by sex abuse claimants in the next four to six weeks. These lawsuits are the result of the three-year lifting of the statute of limitations (Child Victims Act). By law, all sex abuse claims against parishes subject to the Child Victims Act must be placed in suit…

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Masks (A Poem)

Dear Fellow Parishioners: Last weekend I shared in my homily an inspirational piece given to me by a longtime teacher. This anonymous writing was presented to my friend on the very first week of his career. It has sat on his desk these past 35+ years guiding his approach to working with his students. It…

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All Parish Announcement!

We are expanding our Youth Ministry Program! We will now have a youth ministry program for grades 6-12 instead of just grades 9-12. Patrick Smalley will absorb grades 6-8, while Judy Foster will continue overseeing grades 1-5 while also taking over Adult Faith Formation. But we need your help! We will be hiring a 20…

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Budget

Dear Fellow Parishioners: Ever since the worldwide financial crisis in the late 2000s all of us have had to pay a little closer attention to our finances. Even here at the Church of St. Edward we have had to “tighten our belts” these past years. Once we had an annual budget that approached $2,000,000. Now…

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Bountiful Prayers

Prayers were bountiful for our eighth graders and Confirmation candidates last weekend! Our Facebook posting for prayers boasted a terrific “reach” (the number of people who saw our post in their News Feed). That posting also had one of the highest number of “Likes” on our Facebook page since we launched a few months ago.…

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Easter Has Arrived!

Dear Fellow Parishioners: Easter has arrived! Alleluia! Alleluia! Yes, it is wonderful to proclaim “ALLELUIA!” for the entire world to hear. Now the good work of managing this gift/responsibility called “the Church” continues. We are given 50 days to ponder the great mystery of the Church. A few tidbits before we continue our Easter journey…

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Building & Grounds Input Wanted

Your Building and Grounds Committee seeks input and suggestions on what to do with the eroding cement barriers in front of the lower level (east) church entrance. This is not an urgent issue; nor is it an expensive one. But eventually these barriers will simply collapse, and we shouldn’t wait that long. The question being…

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Divine Mercy Sunday

St. Peter’s Church in Richfield will offer a “Holy Hour and Reconciliation” from 2:00-4:00pm on Sunday, April 3rd, in celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday. Our own pastor, Fr. Brian Fier, will hear confessions at St. Peter’s Church that afternoon. St. Peter’s Church is located at 6730 Nicollet Ave South.

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