Faith Formation

From Mary Pat Potts

Dear St. Edward’s Parishioners, “It is with very mixed emotions that I write this farewell to all you good people of St. Ed’s. I have enjoyed 13 years working here at St. Ed’s, wearing various different hats, & sometimes all at once! I have loved every minute of my time working with all of the…

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The Sandwich Project

Tony Zosel, from The Sandwich Project Minnesota, spoke to faith formation students in grades 1-8 on November 11th. After his presentation, children in grades 1-5 made cheese and bologna sandwiches, with middle grade students and parents helping and organizing along the way.  Together, over 3,550 sandwiches were made for those less fortunate. Everyone had a…

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St. Edward’s Advent & Christmas Newsletter

St. Edward’s Advent & Christmas newsletter has been mailed to all registered households. Readers will find a note from St. Edward’s pastor along with a complete Advent & Christmas liturgical calendar. The electronic version of the newsletter is just a click away: Advent & Christmas 2015. There are so many interesting articles, including: Making Beautiful…

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RCIA: Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

From Fr. Brian Fier: What would you do in these situations? A twenty-plus-year-old man approaches the Church about getting married next spring. In the course of the meeting you learn that he was baptized as a child, and his family attended an Evangelical Christian Church. His fiancé is a practicing Catholic. He is open to…

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Animal Blessing

Thanks to all who attended the Feast of St. Francis’ Blessing of the Animals on October 7th. There were dogs, puppies, cats, a rabbit, some gerbils and a goldfish! This was an all parish event and parishioners of all ages attended. Our Children’s Choir was fabulous and Father Brian and Deacon Jim presented a wonderful…

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Register for Faith Formation by Sept. 1, 2015

August 1, 2015 The registration for Sunday School through Gr. 8, Confirmation and adult formation will be sent to any registered parishioner with children/youth in this age group. Note the deadline for registration this year is SEPT. 1, 2O15. If returned after Sept. 1, the fee increases $25.00 per child/youth. There is no fee for…

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Reflections on our Youth Mission Trip to Philadelphia

July 28, 2015 by Matt Kenutis, Youth Ministry Assistant One of the difficulties of being a youth leader is that you don’t get to see your students much outside of the church setting. Occasionally you’ll get to see them at one of their sporting events or other extracurricular activities, but you don’t get to see…

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Children & Families Section Added to St. Ed’s Library

July 26, 2015 Check out our books for toddlers and young children in the parish library, room 101, by downstairs entrance. There are also very large books which work really well for reading to a group of children. The books include children’s bibles, Some Veggie Tales and lots of other great religious books for taking…

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Pray for St. Ed’s Youth Traveling to PA for Mission Trip July 3-11

July 3, 2015 Thank you to all who contributed to our June Mission Trip Fundraiser! We were able to raise $2,464! Just over 2/3 of the way to our goal of $3,500. If you’re still interested in participating, it’s not too late! Donations can be dropped off at the parish office anytime. Our Youth will…

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Striving to Be the Light of Christ: Celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation

April 19, 2015 Dear Fellow Parishioners, May 16th, 2015 is a BIG DAY for 27 of our young parishioners. At 10:00 am on that Saturday they will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation at the Cathedral of St. Paul. Archbishop John Nienstedt or one of the auxiliary bishops will preside at this special Mass in which…

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