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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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Thank You from VEAP

Dear Fellow Parishioners: As our month of April slips away, I want to share a recent letter from our local non-profit human service organization—VEAP (Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People). Great work is being done to care for our needy neighbors! Easter peace, Fr. Brian Fier Dear Father Fier: Thank you for your support of VEAP.…

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Tootsie Roll Drive

The Knights of Columbus will pass out Tootsie Rolls after Masses this weekend (April 23/24). If you would like to contribute to their free will offering, all proceeds are used for programs for people who are intellectually challenged.

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Catholic Home Missions Appeal

Dear Fellow Parishioners: This weekend we are asked to take up the annual collection for the Catholic Home Missions Appeal. Below is our invitation to “Strengthening the Church at Home.” I encourage you to be generous in your support. Easter peace, Fr. Brian +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The Church has great needs…

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Book ‘Em Used Book Collection

Now through June 1st The Bloomington Crime Prevention Association’s (BCPA) Annual Book ‘Em Used Book Sale is collecting donations at St. Edward’s Church. Look for collection boxes in the foyer. Bring gently used books—hard and soft cover, non-fiction, fiction, children’s, large print and audio—along with games, puzzles, CDs, DVDs, Blu Rays, software (2010 and newer),…

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Child Victims Act

Several parishes in our Archdiocese may be sued by sex abuse claimants in the next four to six weeks. These lawsuits are the result of the three-year lifting of the statute of limitations (Child Victims Act). By law, all sex abuse claims against parishes subject to the Child Victims Act must be placed in suit…

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Masks (A Poem)

Dear Fellow Parishioners: Last weekend I shared in my homily an inspirational piece given to me by a longtime teacher. This anonymous writing was presented to my friend on the very first week of his career. It has sat on his desk these past 35+ years guiding his approach to working with his students. It…

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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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We Did It!

We made our goal for the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign collection for VEAP! A full ton—that’s 2,000 pounds—of food was donated by our incredibly generous parishioners! Thank you for helping to feed the hungry in our community.

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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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