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Update on Faith Formation Re-Organization

Welcome Nicole! After an interview process that included Fr. Brian, Dc. Jim, Judy Foster, Sherrie Schroeder and a hiring committee, we are very excited to officially announce the hiring of Nicole Smalley (pictured below, center) as our Coordinator of Youth Ministry and Catechesis for Grades 6-8 starting in August, 2016! This is a new position,…

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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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VEAP’s Summer Youth Food Drive

VEAP’s Summer Youth Food Program provides groceries for breakfast and lunch to school-aged child needing assistance during the summer months when school is not in session. Pre-packed bags include shelf stable items as well as seasonal produce, bread and milk. Parents are able to provide breakfast and lunch meals for their children, without having to…

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Thank You!

Thank you to all who helped make our Sundays of May so special by praying the rosary for and with us before the 8:30am Masses. A special thanks to our rosary leader, especially Mike R., and to the Children’s Liturgy of the Word children who participated by carrying in flowers.

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You Have the Key

The Keys: One morning, early in her career, a teacher arrived at school early and was surprised to see a youngster anxiously waiting at the door. “It’s locked,” the student said as the teacher tried the door. In the teacher’s words: I began to fumble for my keys and the child immediately brightened. “You’re a…

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The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ

I, Berengarius, firmly believe and confess with my mouth, that the bread and wine which are laid on the altar, by the mystery of sacred prayer and the words of our Redeemer, are substantially converted into the very flesh and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, true and life-giving; and that after consecration it is…

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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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Feast of the Most Holy Trinity

Dear Fellow Parishioners: This weekend we celebrate the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity. We are invited to profess and reflect on this central mystery of our Christian faith. In Canon 234 The Catechism of the Catholic Church states: “The mystery of the Most Holy Trinity is the central mystery of Christian faith and life.…

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Praying with the Labyrinth

The labyrinth at St. Edward’s Church is located on the south lawn, where it is mowed into the grass. A lawn ornament marks the opening. The design is a variation of the “classic” style labyrinth, which is patterned around a cross. As you walk the labyrinth, you might ponder God’s presence in the crosses of…

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Young at Heart Retreat

The “Young at Heart” retreat on May 10, 2016 (see photo below) was a time of affirmation for the importance of modeling faith for one’s family. Special thanks to Fr. Brian, Mary Boespflug, Jean Buell and the many volunteers who made the day so enjoyable for participants. Young at Heart (YAH) activities will resume in…

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