Jean Kirchbirg Says Farewell

Jean Kirchberg

May 17, 2015 After nearly 28 years, it is time for me to say goodbye. I will be resigning to retire effective Wednesday, May 27, 2015. I have so loved serving the people of St. Edward’s. How many people can say they find a job that they truly love? Well, I did. I have worked with and…

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St. Eds Plans Building Restorations

May 17, 2015 There are two building projects on the drawing table. We have talked and written about these projects for a good part of the year. Since the projects estimated costs are $200,000, there is a process to be followed. Proxies need to be requested from the Corporate Board. The members of the Corporate…

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SCHOLA: Bass Singer Openings

st edwards bloomington choir

May 4, 2015 At St. Ed’s our Schola group is made up of skilled singers that read music. As such we are able to sing a variety of selections, often classical in nature, but including many styles. This group typically rehearses twice a month and sings at Mass once a month. At this time we…

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Supporting Archdiocesan ministries and St. Ed’s Social Justice Commission

May 4, 2015 Dear Fellow Parishioners: Consider these ministries: 1. Parish Outreach — which includes our Venezuelan Mission, Latino Ministry, Indian Minis- try, Deaf Ministry, and the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women; 2. Catholic Education — which includes Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools, Campus Min- istries, and Parish Faith Formation; 3. Catholic Charities — which includes…

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Deacon Mark joins St. Ed’s as part-time Accountant

May 2, 2015 Deacon Mark Johanns has joined the parish staff at St. Edward’s as a part-time Accountant. He was ordained as a Deacon in 2001 and serves in that capacity at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Richfield. Dc. Mark has been a Business Administrator at the Cathedral of Saint Paul for the past six years. He…

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Catholic Home Missions Appeal Collection May 2/3 2015

catholic home missions appeal

April 28, 2015 May 2/3, 2015 at all the Masses there will be a collection for Catholic Home Missions. “Home Missions “is the name for dioceses in the United States who cannot provide basic pastoral services to Catholics without outside help. Basic services include Mass and the Sacraments, religious education, and ministry training for clergy,…

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Archdiocesan Vicars/Parish Services Team Visits St. Edwards

April 27, 2015 Dear Fellow Parishioners, On April 16th our parish was visited by one of the Archdiocesan Vicars and a member of the Parish Services Team. This three hour visit involved thirty parish leaders and staff members. Below are the areas explored and the people involved with the three breakout sessions. Regional Vicar with Pastor…

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St. Ed’s Stephen’s Ministers Provide Care for Blended Families

April 20, 2015 Do You Have A Blended Family Concern? Do you find yourself challenged by the dynamics of your newly created family? Do you struggle with different parenting and/or communication styles?When two people come together in a committed relationship, life holds exciting and rich times ahead. When one or both people bring children in…

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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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Archbishop Institutes Structure to Strengthen Relationship Between Bishop, Priests, and Parishes

April 12, 2015 Dear Fellow Parishioners, Important news from Archbishop Nienstedt: Dear Friends in Christ, “Bishops govern the particular churches entrusted to them as the vicars and ambassadors of Christ. This they do by their counsel, exhortation and example…A bishop must keep before his eyes the example of the Good Shepherd, who came not to…

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