Faith Formation

College Care Packages

Another batch of college care packages may soon be prepared. To sign-up a student and/or make a donation to this ministry to help cover the cost of shipping and care package items, please contact Patrick Smalley at psmalley@stedwardschurch.org right away.

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God is Wild About Us

St. Ed’s Sunday school children treated the congregation to song after Communion on February 28th. They sang, “God is Wild About Us”.

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Confirmation & Final Meeting with the Pastor

Dear Fellow Parishioners, April 24th will be a special day in the lives of fifty-two members of our parish family. On this day these individuals will gather with family and friends at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis. Our Archbishop will preside over their Sacrament of Confirmation in which each of these ninth grade…

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Faith and Technology

From Patrick Smalley Director of High School Faith Formation and Young Adults In his most recent encyclical, Laudato Si’, Pope Francis points out the amazing technological advancements that have occurred in the past few hundred years which have greatly increased our quality of living. Thus, the ways in which we encounter and worship God have…

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The Importance of Adult Formation in the Catholic Church

From Judy Foster Director of Birth to Grade 8 Faith Formation & Children’s Sacraments I read an article recently from Fr. Bryan Massingale, from the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, relating a story of his sister’s decision to leave the Catholic Church and be re-baptized in the American Baptist Church. She was a not a “causal Catholic,”…

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Faith Highlight!

St. Edward’s parishioner and Parish Council youth representative Andrew Johnson wrote this article as a trimester-end project in his Academy of Holy Angels Campus Ministry team course. Faith Highlight: Andrew Johnson ’16 It is a Wednesday night. At my church and many others, it is faith formation night. We gather with the Confirmation candidates, and…

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Lenten Fish Fry

Lent Means FISH FRY! Friday, March 11, 5:00 to 7:00 PM Experience this mouth-watering, delicious Lenten tradition the St. Edward’s way! An annual parish event that is sure to leave you full and satisfied, 2016’s Fish Fry will be Friday, March 11, from 5:00-7:00pm and will feature great food, raffles and music in St. Edward’s…

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Vocations Night

St. Edward’s middle school faith formation students recently enjoyed “Vocations Night” with guest speakers: Father Brian Fier; (Seminarians) Ismael Rodriguez and Jonathan Goworski; and Sister Cathy Steffens, CSJ. Father Brian told students about his love for baseball and original dream of becoming a professional baseball player. Students asked great questions, too. Examples include: “What do…

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A Great Night!

Wednesday, December 2nd was a great night at St. Edward’s Church! Our all-parish faith formation night was also St. Edward’s kick-off to the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy (which officially began worldwide on December 8th). The simple but compelling prayer service with Father Brian Fier featured great music followed by engaging breakouts sessions from Father…

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College Care Package Program

One of the great (top-secret) programs at St. Edward’s Church is our College Care Package Program. We send two batches, one in November/December prior to finals time and again in March. The goal is to remind college students in a very tangible way that they are still a very important part of our community. Students…

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