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Confirmation Update

Our annual Confirmation Retreat was April 22/23. Twenty-five 9th graders, along with a handful of their Acts 29 peer ministers and the youth ministry staff, retreated themselves up to YMCA Camp Ihduhapi in Loretto (MN). Please keep our Confirmation candidates in your prayers as they prepare to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on May 7th…

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Catholic Home Missions Appeal

This weekend (April 29/30) we will take up the Catholic Home Missions Appeal. Right now, over 40 percent of dioceses in the United States are considered home missions because they are unable to fund essential pastoral work needed in their communities. Support of this appeal helps ease the struggle of these dioceses. Please prayerfully consider…

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“Mary’s Alcove”

Dear Fellow Parishioners, Recently parish leaders have entered into a discussion of “Mary’s Alcove,” our upcoming chapel renovation. I encourage everyone to go back to my December 11, 2016 bulletin column to better understand the parameters of this project. Here are a few highlights from my past article: Why? Here are some of the reasons…

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Photographs: A Window to Our Parish

What personal value do photographs hold for you? I’m betting that certain photographs are a window into what most influences your life. Cherished photographs, and even those you’ve captured with your smart phone but will never actually print and frame, hold important memories and help shine a light on your priorities. They show who and…

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Easter Reflection

“If Easter means anything to modern man it means that eternal truth is eternal. You may nail it to the tree, wrap it up in grave clothes, and seal it in a tomb; but ‘truth crushed to earth, shall rise again.’ Truth does not perish; it cannot be destroyed. It may be distorted; it has…

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Dudley Emergency Fund & Holy Thursday

Special Collection on Holy Thursday A special collection will be taken on Holy Thursday (April 13) for the Dudley Emergency Fund. Parish families in need are often helped via this special parish fund. Donations of any amount are appreciated by those experiencing hardship. If you know of anyone in our parish struggling to make ends…

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Holy Land Collection

The Pontifical Good Friday Collection for the Holy Land takes place in parishes on Good Friday, April 14th. Pope Francis has asked parishes to support this collection to help Christians in the Holy Land. This year, in response to the U.S. Bishops’ call to solidarity with suffering refugees and persecuted peoples, including Christians, in the…

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Road to Resurrection

On April 5th, our first through fifth graders experienced the “Road to Resurrection”; a multi-sensory journey that allowed kids to travel the path Jesus journeyed in the week leading up to His death and resurrection. Students waved palms at the triumphal entry, tasted the Passover meal, visited Barabbas in his jail cell, heard a Roman…

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We Are Hiring!

Director of Social Justice Support, coordinate and shape all actions connected to the ministries of Social Justice and Charity Outreach. Director of Community Life Oversee, support, coordinate, and develop parish and fundraising events. More Information Read whole job descriptions on the archdiocesan career page (follow purple links above). Email (or mail) a cover letter, resume,…

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If Only We Could Sing Some New Songs

If Only We Could Sing Some New Songs…as long as it’s something we know! Your liturgy team often hears from parishioners that they wish we’d sing new songs, more contemporary songs. Yet we also hear from parishioners who wish we’d sing more of the good old songs. You probably have noticed that new songs are…

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