Pastor’s Messages

Thank You from VEAP

Dear Fellow Parishioners: As our month of April slips away, I want to share a recent letter from our local non-profit human service organization—VEAP (Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People). Great work is being done to care for our needy neighbors! Easter peace, Fr. Brian Fier Dear Father Fier: Thank you for your support of VEAP.…

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Catholic Home Missions Appeal

Dear Fellow Parishioners: This weekend we are asked to take up the annual collection for the Catholic Home Missions Appeal. Below is our invitation to “Strengthening the Church at Home.” I encourage you to be generous in your support. Easter peace, Fr. Brian +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The Church has great needs…

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Masks (A Poem)

Dear Fellow Parishioners: Last weekend I shared in my homily an inspirational piece given to me by a longtime teacher. This anonymous writing was presented to my friend on the very first week of his career. It has sat on his desk these past 35+ years guiding his approach to working with his students. It…

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Budget

Dear Fellow Parishioners: Ever since the worldwide financial crisis in the late 2000s all of us have had to pay a little closer attention to our finances. Even here at the Church of St. Edward we have had to “tighten our belts” these past years. Once we had an annual budget that approached $2,000,000. Now…

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Easter Has Arrived!

Dear Fellow Parishioners: Easter has arrived! Alleluia! Alleluia! Yes, it is wonderful to proclaim “ALLELUIA!” for the entire world to hear. Now the good work of managing this gift/responsibility called “the Church” continues. We are given 50 days to ponder the great mystery of the Church. A few tidbits before we continue our Easter journey…

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Divine Mercy Sunday

St. Peter’s Church in Richfield will offer a “Holy Hour and Reconciliation” from 2:00-4:00pm on Sunday, April 3rd, in celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday. Our own pastor, Fr. Brian Fier, will hear confessions at St. Peter’s Church that afternoon. St. Peter’s Church is located at 6730 Nicollet Ave South.

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An Easter Prayer

Dear Fellow Parishioners, Once again we have embraced the Paschal Mystery. This past week we have celebrated Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! An Easter Prayer Of all of God’s gifts Easter shows us our fate Forgiven we will rise And pass through Heaven’s gate This Easter remember The sacrifice of a Son…

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Holy Week Blessings

Dear Fellow Parishioners, Holy Week has begun! We find ourselves at the pinnacle of the entire liturgical year. We are invited to embrace the Paschal Mystery in all its glory. Yes, we reflect upon and enter into the life, death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior. How easy it is to want to leap…

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Chrism Mass

Dear Fellow Parishioners, This coming week an important celebration in the life of the Church takes place. Contrary to what the Irish might think, it is not St. Patrick’s Day. Contrary to what the Polish might think, it is not St. Joseph’s Day. What I am referring to is the annual celebration of the Chrism…

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Confirmation & Final Meeting with the Pastor

Dear Fellow Parishioners, April 24th will be a special day in the lives of fifty-two members of our parish family. On this day these individuals will gather with family and friends at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis. Our Archbishop will preside over their Sacrament of Confirmation in which each of these ninth grade…

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