Faith Formation

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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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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First Communion Sunday

Dear Fellow Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This weekend we celebrate First Communion Sunday. Yes, at both the Saturday 5:00pm and Sunday 10:30am Masses we will have young parishioners coming to the Lord’s Table for the very first time to receive the Body and Blood of Christ. This day always invites each of us to…

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Confirmation Update

Our annual Confirmation Retreat was April 22/23. Twenty-five 9th graders, along with a handful of their Acts 29 peer ministers and the youth ministry staff, retreated themselves up to YMCA Camp Ihduhapi in Loretto (MN). Please keep our Confirmation candidates in your prayers as they prepare to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on May 7th…

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Road to Resurrection

On April 5th, our first through fifth graders experienced the “Road to Resurrection”; a multi-sensory journey that allowed kids to travel the path Jesus journeyed in the week leading up to His death and resurrection. Students waved palms at the triumphal entry, tasted the Passover meal, visited Barabbas in his jail cell, heard a Roman…

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We Broke a Record!

Lenten Fish Fry Way to Go and Thank You! A huge THANK YOU to all who helped support this year’s fish fry fundraiser on Friday, March 24th. A record was set by serving over 500 people—absolutely crushing the 400 served last year, which had been our highest number to date. All money raised through ticket…

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God Whispered

What a year this has been for me. In September I joined the parish staff as the part-time middle school director and in December was invited to join full time to direct faith formation for children ages birth to 8th grade. I have loved getting to know the families and children in this church community.…

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Fishing for Your Help

As many of you may already know, on Friday, March 24th, we have our annual Lenten Fish Fry! But do you know why we host a fish fry each year? We host a fish fry each year as a fundraiser for our high school youth ministry’s summer mission trip. But believe it or not, sometimes…

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From Bishop Cozzens

“Thank you so much for the warm welcome you gave me when I visited the Church of St. Edward on Ash Wednesday. It was very inspiring to see you as young people so involved in the celebration. Thank you also for the beautiful winter hat and shirt from Saint Edwards. I think there will still…

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Catholic Youth Camp

This summer—August 6-11—we are planning a trip to Catholic Youth Camp (CYC) in McGregor (MN) for students who are currently in grades 5-8. Our students will join campers from all over Minnesota for a week of cabin living, swimming, games, worship and so much more! There is a required $100 deposit and the total cost…

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