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Support for Those Affected by the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

January 18, 2015 Dear Fellow Parishioner: This weekend the Archdiocese has asked us to take up a second collection. Here is the request from Margaret Slawin from the Office of Development and Stewardship- I am writing to inform you of an additional special collection to provide support for those affected by the Ebola outbreak in…

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Reflecting on the New Year

January 4, 2015 Dear Fellow Parishioners: As we begin the new year I invite you to reflect upon a beautiful prayer written by Father Pedro Arrupe, SJ, a 20th century Superior General of the Society of Jesus: Nothing is more practical than finding God, than falling in Love in a quite absolute, final way. What you…

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Share Your God-given gifts this Advent/Christmas Season

December 7, 2014 Dear Fellow Parishioners: Advent Greetings! How is your preparation for Christmas going? I imagine we all are feeling a tad overwhelmed by the busyness of the season. There is so much to do in so little time. Yes, it is a challenge to balance the many demands placed upon us. Consider just…

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What Will Advent Be For You?

December 1, 2014 Dear Fellow Parishioners: This weekend marks the beginning of the Advent Season. This four-week period of preparation for the Solemnities of Christmas has a two-fold focus: our remembrance of the First Coming of the Son of God to humanity, and our preparation for the Second Coming of Christ at the end of…

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Nov 22/23 Annual Collection Taken to Support Anti-Poverty Organizations

November 20, 2014 Dear Fellow Parishioners, This weekend we are asked to take up the annual collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. Below is Archbishop Nienstedt’s invitation for all us to support this worthy effort. For more information check out www.usccb.org/cchd or the case study video below on how CCHD is helping the city…

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A Letter of Thanks from VEAP

November 16, 2014 Dear Fellow Parishioners: Autumn greetings! I know it seems like winter, yet let’s not give in to the cold. There still is time to en- joy a beautiful fall season. As we approach Thanksgiving, I thought you might appreciate the following thank you letter from VEAP (Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People) our…

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Holding Up Our Deceased Through Prayer

November 9, 2014 Dear Fellow Parishioners, Every Sunday and Holy Day we offer the Nicene Creed during which we proclaim our belief in the “Communion of Saints.” This is one of the many ways in which we acknowledge our membership in the broader community of God’s kingdom both here on earth and in heaven. This…

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What is the Catholic Tradition of First Saturday?

August 31, 2014 Recently a parishioner approached me about the possibility of offering a parish Mass on the first Saturday of each month. I encouraged them to investigate the interest level in the parish and to bring the idea to our Worship Commission. Subsequently, a poll was taken that showed 28 families expressing interest; in addition, our Worship…

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A Letter of Thanks from Veap

August 24, 2014 One of the fine traditions here at St. Edwards is our support of many charitable social service agencies within the local and broader community. Periodically, we receive letters from these organizations thanking us for our support and updating us on their good work. Below is a recent letter I received from VEAP (Volunteers Enlisted to…

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A Letter from Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative / Families Moving Forward

One of our fine traditions here at St. Edward’s is our support of many charitable social service agencies within the local and broader community. Periodically, we receive letters from these organizations thanking us for our support and updating us on their good work. Below is a portion of a recent letter I received from Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative.…

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