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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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Vatican Announces Worldwide Survey

November 7, 2013 Have you seen the recent article (see below) from the Vatican announcing a worldwide survey on our response to social and family matters? What does this say about our beloved Pope Francis? Our Church? I pray that we view this outreach as a beacon for hope for our Church. Keep the faith! Fr. Brian **********************************************************…

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The Lord’s Work

Originally posted November 3, 2013 This weekend we celebrate our annual Memorial Mass and our Ministry Fair. I believe this scheduling is more than mere coincidence; rather, these celebrations are intimately tied to one another. Both events honor our efforts to continue Jesus’ work here at St. Edwards. Through baptism every Christian/Catholic takes on the responsibility to…

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“My Pledge to Restore Trust”

My Pledge to Restore Trust Thursday, October 24, 2013 Most Reverend John C. Nienstedt It was December 13, 2007. I remember it well. I had just returned from a meeting of the college of consultors of the New Ulm Diocese, having presided over the selection of a new apostolic administrator to take my place as…

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