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Liturgical Ministers Needed

We are in need of liturgical ministers (especially Eucharistic ministers and lectors) on December 8th, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Please contact our Liturgist, Mychael Jones, at mjones@stedwardschurch.org or call 952-835-7101 x204 if you can help. If training is needed, Mychael will work with you.

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Join Our Festival Choir!

You are invited to join our Festival Choir for Christmas. This group sings with our regular adult choir at the 10:30am Mass on Christmas Day. There are just three more rehearsals—Dec. 6, 15 & 22 at 7:00pm—each just thirty minutes. Even if you can’t make all of them we would still love to have you…

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Our Advent Journey has Begun

Dear Fellow Parishioners: Our Advent journey has begun! This penitential season offers us four weeks to prepare ourselves for the coming Christmas celebration. I encourage you to take advantage of some of the opportunities presented in this bulletin. For now, here is the latest version of “Pastor Tidbits”: 1. This past Sunday I preached on…

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Happy Holidays!

Dear Parishioners, There has been a public debate as to whether “happy holidays” or “Merry Christmas” should be used during the month of December and for an appropriate period of time following December 25th. This time frame also coincides with acceptable time to turn on Christmas lights, purchase holiday decorations, and attend holiday parties and…

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Thanksgiving Blessings

Dear Parishioners, This coming week we celebrate our nation’s feast of Thanksgiving. Once again, we are asked to step away from our busyness and our worldly concerns to give thanks for all we have received. How easy it is for this spirit of thankfulness to get overshadowed by all the disappointments and frustrations of our…

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Dinner Club

If you enjoy good food and lively conversation, check out Dinner Club! They meet each month, except June and August, for a delicious meal and good company. All menus and recipes are provided. They take turns hosting (usually a group of eight) and share the cost. Each guest prepares part of the meal and the…

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Thank You!

The North Side Life Care Center thanked our parish for our recent donations of baby clothes, crib sheets, diapers and other baby supplies: “This is going to impact many of our young Moms and infants. We can tell a lot of love went into each gift!”

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Catholic Campaign for Human Development

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) helps people living in poverty join together to identify problems, make decisions, and find ways to improve their lives and neighborhoods. This year’s annual CCHD collection will take place this weekend (November 19 & 20) at our parish. Second Collection: November 19 & 20

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Holy Door of Mercy

Dear Parishioners, This past June, I had an incredible opportunity to visit Rome. I was chosen to help lead a group of high school students on a pilgrimage to learn about the history of the Church and its impact on the world. My time in Rome was unbelievable. Filled with walking, gelato, museums, delicious food,…

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Christmas Toy Drive

This holiday season, many families will struggle to make ends meet. They must choose between purchasing gifts for their children or maintaining the basic necessities of everyday life. VEAP’s (Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People) Annual Holiday Toy Drive helps low-income families provide positive holiday memories—for as many as 4,500 local children! Our parish is a…

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