Faith Formation

Consider Totus Tuus

Dear Fellow Parishioners, Summer is upon us! In the past our parish has offered Vacation Bible School (VBS) for our children. This tradition ended a couple years ago; and yet, we still receive inquiries about VBS. While we don’t foresee re-starting this program, there are alternatives. Consider the Totus Tuus program sponsored by the Archdiocesan…

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Congratulations Judy!

Judy Foster, St. Edward’s Director of Birth to Grade 5 & Adult Faith Formation and Staff Liaison for Community Life Events, has been named to the A.C.R.E. Board (Association of Catechist and Religious Educators). This body works with directors of all faith formation ministries, including youth ministry and the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis,…

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With Great Hope

Dear Fellow Parishioners: This weekend marks a time of new beginnings. Our “50-day” party ends as our Easter season comes to a close. We have had the opportunity to once again look back on the early years of the Church. Our journey through the Acts of the Apostles followed Peter and Paul, the pillars of…

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Next Book Discussion: The Paris Architect

Read “The Paris Architect” by Charles Belfoure and then join the book discussion on Monday, May 23, 7:00pm in St. Ed’s library. Book Description: Like most gentiles in Nazi-occupied Paris, architect Lucien Bernard has little empathy for the Jews. So when a wealthy industrialist offers him a large sum of money to devise secret hiding…

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Pizza Rev Fundraiser

We raised some dough alright—$301.10 to be exact! This very low-overhead fundraiser was held on Sunday, May 1st. We are grateful to all who supported our youth! Proceeds will go towards costs associated with this summer’s youth mission trip to Perryville, AK—where high schoolers will experience hands-on interactive programs and activities that promote sustainable solutions…

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Thank You Troop 374!

Two oak boxes and three beautiful tote trees were personally delivered on April 22nd from Nate B. and Boy Scout Troop 374 to St. Edward’s Church! An Eagle Scout project for Nate, he worked with his troop to produce these exceptional products for our parish. The carpentry work is excellent. We will use the bins…

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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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Fish Fry Success!

From Patrick Smalley Director of High School Faith Formation & Young Adults Thank you to all who came out to our Fish Fry fundraiser last weekend! We served just over 400 people! Our goal was to raise $5,000 for this summer’s high school mission trip, and it is looking like we will reach that goal.…

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