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The Unborn, the Elderly, and the ‘Throwaway Culture’ (Part II)

January 12, 2014 Congratulations to all! Yes, the Offertory Giving Challenge was successful. Thank you to everyone that participated. Thank you for your commitment to St. Edwards. Below is the next installment of Russell Shaw’s update on the prolife movement. [Click here to read Part I] ********************************************************************************** Update: Human Life The Unborn, the elderly and the “throwaway…

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Offertory Giving Challenge

Final Total: $115,645 Congratulations. You did it! We met the goals of the Offertory Giving Challenge. Nearly 600 St. Edward’s families answered the challenge and increased their giving during November and December compared to last year at this time. The total amount raised was $115,645. Thank you to the two generous St. Edward’s families who contributed an additional $105,000 ($100,000…

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The Unborn, the Elderly and the ‘Throwaway Culture’ (Part I)

January 5, 2014 We have begun a new year. This is a time for us to look back and reflect, as well as a time to look forward and wonder. One of the responsibilities we are called to regularly reflect on and wonder concerns our protection of the vulnerable of our world. This month marks the 41st…

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I Hold My Life Up to You Now

December 29, 2013 Patient God, the clock struck midnight and I partied with a strange sadness in my heart, confusion in my mind. Now, I ask you to gather me, for I realize the storms of time have scattered me, the furies of the year past have driven me, many sorrows have scarred me, many…

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Much Has Been Given

December 8, 2013 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 the drives/collections taking place through…

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Hope and Advent Blessings

November 28, 2013 Advent has arrived! A new liturgical season has begun. We turn to Matthew’s Gospel for guidance and insight. How do we proceed? Consider one approach from one of the liturgical pioneers of our Catholic Church during this post-Vatican II era: Advent Human beings cannot live without hope. Unlike the animals, we are blessed —…

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From the Streets of Jinotega, Nicaragua – Entry 1.4

November 25, 2013 Here you can read about the experiences of people who are either in Nicaragua at the moment or have been in Nicaragua and know the people, the place, the church in our sister parish community. Specifically now… Parishioner Sue Kellett is in Jinotega right now! She will be there for the next…

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From the Streets of Jinotega, Nicaragua – Entry 1.3

November 19, 2013 Here you can read about the experiences of people who are either in Nicaragua at the moment or have been in Nicaragua and know the people, the place, and the church in our sister parish community. Specifically now… Parishioner Sue Kellett is in Jinotega right now! She will be there for the…

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From the Streets of Jinotega, Nicaragua – Entry 1.2

November 13, 2013 Here you can read about the experiences of people who are either in Nicaragua at the moment or have been in Nicaragua and know the people, the place, the church in our sister parish community. Specifically now… Parishioner Sue Kellett is in Jinotega right now! She will be there for the next…

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From the Streets of Jinotega, Nicaragua – Entry 1.1

November 9, 2013 Here you can read about the experiences of people who are either in Nicaragua at the moment or have been in Nicaragua and know the people, the place, the church in our sister parish community. Specifically now… Parishioner Sue Kellett is in Jinotega right now! She will be there for the next…

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