Pastoral Care

The Labyrinth

“The leaves are falling, the grass is dormant, and the geese (George and Gracie) have probably flown south for the winter.  Perhaps they will be back next spring, and perhaps the labyrinth will be back, too.  For now, it will remain somewhat visible until the snow falls.  Many thanks to all who have supported this…

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Book of Life

All are encouraged to add names of loved ones who have died this past year to the Book of Life, which is available near the baptismal font in St. Edward’s Church throughout November.

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Son Offers Gratitude to St. Ed’s Parish for Prayers & Support

July 20, 2015 Dear Church of St. Edward: I would like to thank St. Edward’s parish for praying for my mother, Kathryn Weis, since 2003. A lot of you don’t know the circumstances and probably wondered why she was on the prayer list for years; probably broke a record! She raised me as a single…

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St. Edwards Creates Outdoor Prayer Labyrinth

July 16, 2015 Check out the south lawn where you will find a labyrinth mowed into the grass. A labyrinth is a circular path and a tool for prayer. The slow, meditative walk allows our bodies to be active while our minds are quiet, our hearts are open, and our souls are receptive. It is a…

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Explore Your Relationship with God – Talk with a Spiritual Director

June 26, 2015   “We define Christian Spiritual Direction as help given by one Christian to another which enables that person to pay attention to God’s personal communication to him or her, to respond to this personally communicating God, to grow in intimacy with this God, and to live out the consequences of the relationship.”…

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Are You Stressed? Discouraged? Feeling Down?

May 27, 2015 You don’t have to go through difficult times alone. Our Stephen Ministers are ready to provide you with confidential, one-to-one, Christian care and support to help you get through a tough time. So don’t keep it all inside and struggle alone. Our Stephen Ministers are “ there to care.” All discussions with…

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St. Ed’s Stephen’s Ministers Provide Care for Blended Families

April 20, 2015 Do You Have A Blended Family Concern? Do you find yourself challenged by the dynamics of your newly created family? Do you struggle with different parenting and/or communication styles?When two people come together in a committed relationship, life holds exciting and rich times ahead. When one or both people bring children in…

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Need Help Discerning God’s Invitation to Grow or Change?

spiritual direction st edwards church bloomington

March 31, 2015 A Spiritual Director (Christos Spiritual Director Training Program) is prepared through training, experience, and spiritual formation to help another in his or her spiritual life. Not a counselor or an advice giver, a director is a listener and guide who can help a person notice, discern and respond to God’s invitations to…

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Do You Long for Resurrection in Your Life?

March 11, 2015 A Stephen Minister is a trained lay minister who will walk with you in strict confidence and will help you move toward new life and resurrection. Does life seems confusing, bleak, heavy, or meaningless, you do not have to go through this alone. Are you hurting, facing failure, or feeling broken in some way,…

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Top Ten Questions Catholics Are Asked (Part V)

July 27, 2014 Below is the final installment of my summer series from Our Sunday Visitor’s “Top Ten Questions Catholics Are Asked.” (Click here to read Part I, Part II, Part III, or Part IV). For further reading, consider Our Sunday Visitor’s recommended reading list: The New Catholic Answer Bible. Our Sunday Visitor, 2005. Madrid, Patrick. A Pocket Guide to Catholic Apologetics.…

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