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Laetare Sunday – Rejoice the Paschal Spring is About to Blossom Forth

March 13, 2015 This weekend, March 15, the Fourth Sunday of Lent, we celebrate Laetare Sunday. “Rejoice Jerusalem,” are the first words the priest says in today’s Introit. Laetare is the Latin word for “rejoice.” On this day, which is a mid-point to Easter Sunday, the priest wears rose-colored vestments because there is an ancient…

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2015 Catholic Services Appeal

March 13, 2015 St. Edward’s goal for this year is $82,764.00. If you have not made your contribution to the Catholic Services Appeal, please consider doing so now. When our parish reaches its goal, 25% of all funds received will be returned for use to support ministries in our parish. The Appeal funds services that…

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Do You Long for Resurrection in Your Life?

March 11, 2015 A Stephen Minister is a trained lay minister who will walk with you in strict confidence and will help you move toward new life and resurrection. Does life seems confusing, bleak, heavy, or meaningless, you do not have to go through this alone. Are you hurting, facing failure, or feeling broken in some way,…

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Catholics like Us are Called: to BE a Temple to God in the way we live our lives

March 10, 2015 Pope Francis said… “We walk into the world as Jesus did and we make our whole existence be a sign of His love for our brothers, especially the weakest and the poorest. We build a temple to God in our lives. And so, we make him “meet-able ” to the many people…

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New Parent and Children Section in the Parish Library

March 10, 2015 For many years as a part of the Post Baptism Program we have been offering books on a portable cart in the foyer for CHECK OUT by parents (not to be used in masses) to take home to read for toddlers ages birth thru 3 years old. We have been losing many…

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Catholics like Us are Called: to Follow Christ’s Journey of Joyful Sacrifice

March 5, 2015 Pope Francis has said… “Listen to him!” “Listen to Jesus. He is the Savior: follow him.” The Holy Father reflected on last week’s Gospel, which recounted the event of the Transfiguration, when Jesus gives Peter, James, and John a glimpse of his glory, to confirm them in the faith and encourage them…

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Inspiration from an Unofficial Saint: Sir Edmund Hillary

March 5, 2015, by Pastor Brian Fier Dear Fellow Parishioners: I hope everyone’s Lenten season is going well. Have you found your prayer, fasting and almsgiving offering? What are you “giving up”? What are you “taking on”? In case you are looking to enhance your offering, I invite you to read a biography of one…

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Catholics like Us are Called: to Give Alms to the Poor

February 27, 2015 Pope Francis has said… Since the start of his pontificate, Pope Francis has spoken extensively on the rights of the poor and has stressed that faithful must help those on the margins. Pope Francis practices what he preaches: When a local Sri Lankan church donated more than Rs. 8.7 million to the…

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Supporting the Men and Women Seeking to Embrace our Catholic Faith thru RCIA

February 27, 2015, by Father Brian Fier Dear Fellow Parishioners: Once again we find ourselves in the midst of our Lenten journey. Forty days to prepare ourselves for the upcoming Easter Triduum. The traditional practices of prayer, fasting and almsgiving are to be our resources. I pray that each of us is taking time as an…

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Make Stewardship Gifts a Breeze – Electronic Funds Transfers

February 27, 2015, by Sherrie Schroeder, Parish Administrator Electronic funds transfer is an easy way to be sure your Stewardship intention continues, even while you are away on a summer vacation. Our expenses don’t take a vacation and so this is one way that will allow us to do business as usual. Many households at St.…

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