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Happy Kwanzaa

Regardless of our background, we join our fellow African Americans in celebrating their heritage and culture. This week-long celebration is held in the United States and in other nations of the Western African diaspora in the Americas. Observed from December 26 to January 1, the focus is on honoring the principles of unity, self-determination, collective…

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Parish Office & Building Closings

The parish office will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and the building will be locked before and after Masses on those days.

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Advent, Winter, Christmas & Kwanzaa Blessings

Dear Fellow Parishioners: What a week we face! The fourth Sunday of Advent, the beginning of winter, Christmas and Kwanzaa are all included. How are we celebrating these events? Advent—If you are like most of us, this short season has quickly passed. What can you do to prepare yourself for the coming of Christmas? Know…

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St. Edward’s Security System

One of the capital expenditures planned for this year by the Buildings and Grounds Committee is an upgrade to St. Edward’s security system in order to improve the security of the church while avoiding having to lock more doors during the day. It is important to have the church remain open, but there is a…

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Pancake Breakfast Volunteers Needed

Plan to join the celebration at St. Edward’s All Parish Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, January 17th at the Bloomington K of C Hall (1114 American Blvd West) from 8:00am to 12:30pm. The proceeds from the breakfast will go towards paying off the new Mason & Hamlin BB grand piano that was purchased for the main…

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VEAP Toy Drive Ends December 13th

Last chance! St. Edward’s VEAP Toy Drive ends Sunday, December 13th. Help parents who cannot afford to buy their kids Christmas gifts this year by donating to VEAP’s Holiday Store. Make children smile Christmas morning by donating books, Winter wear items (mittens, gloves, hats and scarfs) and family board games. All donations must be valued…

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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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Retirement Fund for Religious

Dear Fellow Parishioners: This weekend (Dec. 12/13) we celebrate countless men and women religious through the annual collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious. As I reflect back on my life I realize how many religious sisters, brothers and priests have helped guide my formation. I/we have truly been blessed to have had these dedicated…

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Please Support St. Edward’s Church

Please do not forget St. Edward’s Church this season. Our ministries need your support. The needs are ever-increasing. Can we respond? This year we have made some significant improvements to our program, with the expectation that our giving will support these additions. Please do your part to support the many wonderful ministries of our parish.

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Coats for Kids

Nearly 100 youngsters ages 6-12, including some from St. Edward’s parish, are wearing new winter coats because of the $2,000 in donations made by members of the Marian Council of the Knights of Columbus! Thank you Knights!

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