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Glory to God

You are very likely familiar with Marty Haugen’s Mass of Creation since that is what we sing at Christmas, Easter, and funerals. It is the most well known Mass setting. However, our parish hasn’t sung the Glory to God from Mass of Creation since the Mass changed in 2010. Starting January 15 (2017), we will…

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Immigration Sunday Minnesota

Since 2009, the Catholic bishops of Minnesota have designated a Sunday in January, typically the Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord, as Immigration Sunday Minnesota. Immigration Sunday gives us an opportunity to learn more about the Church’s teaching on immigration and raise awareness about migration and immigration issues in Minnesota and beyond. The theme…

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Forty-nine Years and Counting

Mine has been an eventful year (plus a few months) at this parish! I can honestly write that it has not ever been dull. Parishioners have continued to be supportive and helpful—incredibly so, and I am grateful. I am especially enjoying the 50th Anniversary Planning Committee in action. They are detail-oriented, committed and hard working—all…

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The Season of Giving

Please don’t forget the Church of St. Edward as you prayerfully determine end-of-year, tax deductible giving. Our ministries need your support. Year-end Giving Deadlines Year-end giving must occur before January 1, 2017: Donations may be dropped in the mail but must be postmarked by December 31, 2016 Donations may be brought to the parish office…

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2016 Golden Beet Award Winners

The Minnesota Food Share Harvest Campaign recognized the Church of St. Edward, Bonnie & Ron Strand and Sue Bartoletti as “Golden Beet Award” winners for their championship for greater access to fresh, locally grown produce for those in need. Bonnie, Ron and Sue were nominated by VEAP and the Church of St. Edward. Congratulations!

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12 Days of Christmas

Dear Parishioners, Once again we gather to celebrate Christmas. For some 2,000 years Christians have remembered the Incarnation as well as the Parousia. Through great persecution as well as peace we have remembered the coming of Jesus into our world. I am always amazed at the creativity utilized to profess our faith. Sometimes the meaning…

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Waiting

Dear Parishioners, We come to the Fourth Sunday of Advent expectedly waiting. Christians around the world are waiting. Are we waiting for family to come home, for gifts under the tree, for abundant Christmas decorations? Those may be outward symbols of our waiting, but our anticipation at this time of year is for The Nativity…

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Divorce Series

Perhaps you are going through divorce now—or maybe it has been some time, even years ago, and you’re still struggling with certain issues. Our Pastoral Care Team invite you to consider participation in a 12-week divorce series that would begin in mid-February at the Church of St. Edward. The series would be held on Monday…

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Retirement Fund for Religious

Tens of thousands of senior sisters, brothers, and religious order priests have dedicated their lives to sharing their faith. Yet their religious communities lack adequate savings for retirement and eldercare. The Retirement Fund for Religious helps provide prescription medications, nursing care and more. Please be generous with this weekend’s (December 10/11) second collection.

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Creation of “Mary’s Alcove!”

Dear Fellow Parishioners: In the spirit of the Advent season, the prophet Isaiah has proclaimed “Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.” Centuries later, John the Baptist continued Isaiah’s message (see Isaiah 11 and 35 for the full texts) inviting all to get ready for the coming of our Lord and Savior.…

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