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Catholics like Us are Called: to Walk as Jesus Walked, with Compassion

February 20, 2015 Pope Francis has said “Whoever says: ‘I abide in Christ’, ought to walk just as he walked…. For Jesus, what matters above all is reaching out to save those far off, healing the wounds of the sick, restor- ing everyone to God’s family, … without being “hemmed in” by prejudice, conformity to…

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Women’s Palm Sunday Weekend Retreat & Men’s Holy Week Retreats

Embrace the heightened spirituality of Holy Week 2015 Retreat Theme: “Come Away and Rest Awhile” looks at the broad idea of “holy leisure” reflecting upon the value and the importance of making space for our- selves and God in our daily lives. What are practices that can help us preserve a space for spiritual sanity…

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Pope Calls for Input Concerning Synod of Bishop – Interview

February 20, 2015, by Deacon Jim DeShane, Director of Pastoral Care & Marriage Coordinator Interim Director of Liturgy In light of the Popes call for our input concerning the upcoming Synod of Bishop this fall, I thought it might be helpful to share with you a part of an interview that Pope Francis gave to…

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Leaving the Kids Table – Inviting our Youth to Become Adults in the Catholic Church

February 15, 2015 by Patrick Smalley, Director of High School Faith Formation & Young Adults Easter is my favorite holiday. As we prepare for Lent, I can’t help but think about how we already know the ending to the story. We know that Easter will come. Jesus will conquer death and darkness, and that gives…

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Tour Rome & Southern Italy with Father Harry

Father Harry Tasto, who occasionally has presided at weekend Masses here at St. Ed’s, will be leading a tour of Rome and Southern Italy next spring. Experience some of the often neglected scenic places in Southern Italy after four glorious days in Rome right after Easter. (April 13-22, 2015) Most tours have only taken tourists…

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Catholics like Us are Called: to Care for All of God’s Creation.

Pope Francis has said “Christians have a duty and a responsibility to care for the Earth.” The Holy Father reflected on the story of Creation from the Book of Genesis, and the Gospel which recounted Jesus’ ministry of preaching and healing. Jesus, he said, is a ‘second creation’ who comes “to re-create that which was…

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St. Ed’s Hosts 4 Homeless Families

Families Moving Forward St Edwards Church

February 6, 2015 by MaryPat Potts, Director of Adult Faith Formation, Community Life, Social Justice & Charity People often ask me, “just what is Families Moving Forward?” Families Moving Forward: Ending homelessness one family at a time – This program is a part of the umbrella organization of Beacon, and offers families experiencing homelessness some hospitality,…

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St. Edward’s Pancake Breakfast Raises Funds for Chapel Pew Restoration

January 25, 2015 Pancake Breakfast was a Success! Thanks to all who helped make our Pancake Breakfast a Success. The numbers have not been finalized but early estimates indicate we raised enough funds to complete the Chapel Pew Restoration Project. A Special thanks to the many parishioners who bought tickets and made donations, to all…

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What Does It Mean to “Tithe”?

January 25, 2015 Dear Fellow Parishioners, Recently I asked a priest friend and scholar to offer some thoughts on tithing. I thought you might find his response insightful. Let us continue to dialogue on how St. Edward’s has been and will be a tithing parish. Peace, Fr. Brian The origin of the term “tithe” is…

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St. Edwards to Jointly Retain Law Firm With Fellow Parishes

January 25, 2015 Dear Fellow Parishioners: At the end of November I wrote to you regarding an Archdiocesan meeting that several parishioners were inquiring as to whether we were going to attend or not. The following is an update. On December 11th a parish leader and I gathered with several other Arch- diocesan parishes at…

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