A Remnant of Resurrection

April 5, 2015 Dear Fellow Parishioners, A Remnant of Resurrection the time for daffodils has come. bunches of six, ten, or twelve, with tightly wrapped buds, arrive from warmer lands. like sentinels of invitation they keep my wintered heart leaning into Spring. the directions say to cut at least a half inch off the stems,…

Read more

Holy Week Schedule

April 1, 2015 Holy Week Confession & Mass Schedule OPPORTUNITIES FOR INDIVIDUAL CONFESSION DURING HOLY WEEK Wednesday, April 1:  10:00 am – Noon Thursday, April 2:  11:00 am – 1:00 pm Friday, April 3:  3:00 – 5:00 pm Saturday, April 4:  Noon – 2:00 pm (NO 3:30 – 4:30 pm  Confessions this Saturday) T R…

Read more

Catholics like US are Called: to Rejoice in and Be Surprised by New Life

March 31, 2015 Catholic Social Teaching Principle – Dignity of All Humans: Since all people were created in the image of God, and we need to treat ALL with respect. I was surprised, again, by the role modeling of Humility by Pope Francis… Pope Francis said… “Pray for me. I’m in need of prayers by people…

Read more

Need Help Discerning God’s Invitation to Grow or Change?

spiritual direction st edwards church bloomington

March 31, 2015 A Spiritual Director (Christos Spiritual Director Training Program) is prepared through training, experience, and spiritual formation to help another in his or her spiritual life. Not a counselor or an advice giver, a director is a listener and guide who can help a person notice, discern and respond to God’s invitations to…

Read more

Journey Through Holy Week

March 29, 2015 Dear Fellow Parishioners, The forty days of Lenten preparation have ended. We have begun our annual journey through Holy Week. While Easter is the ultimate goal, we are called to traverse the steps leading to this wondrous celebration. We are called to traverse the entire Paschal Mystery, and not just leap ahead…

Read more

Mass Survey Results

family catholic worship bloomington minnesota

March 29, 2015 The Mass Survey, which was sent to each family in early February, ended on 3/1/2015. The intent of this survey was to measure the satisfaction of the parish, with the change in Mass times and frequency, which took place in September 2014. The Worship Commission wanted to share the results of the…

Read more

Lenten Offerings


March 22, 2015 Dear Fellow Parishioners: I hope everyone is working hard on their Lenten offering. Before we know it the Easter Triduum will be here. There is still time to consider and act on a gift of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Also, do not forget the Sacrament of Reconciliation. While our two communal services here…

Read more

300+ Attend St. Ed’s Annual Fish Fry Fundraiser

March 20, 2015 A “BIG” Thank You! We’d like to extend a big “Thank You” to all those who attended the annual St. Ed’s Fish Fry Fundraiser on Friday, March 13th! We served over 300 people! We also send a special thank you to the Knights of Columbus, and to those of who were unable to attend…

Read more

Catholics like Us are Called: to bring our Christian Values where we work

March 22, 2015 Catholics like Us are Called: to bring our Christian Values where we work Pope Francis said… “You are called to permeate Christian values in the environments in which you work with the witness and the word, meeting people in their concrete situations, so that they have full dignity and are reached by…

Read more

Global Solidarity Sunday

March 13, 2015 Dear Fellow Parishioners: This weekend we celebrate Global Solidarity Sunday. We recognize that God has bestowed each of us with certain gifts and talents. One person’s gift, when freely given, can release another’s gift which may have been stifled or hidden through poverty, oppression, or lack of education. The Global Solidarity Sunday…

Read more