Pastor’s Messages

We Begin Our Advent Journey

My Brothers and Sisters in Christ, We begin our Advent journey! Four weeks to prepare for the coming of our Lord and Savior. Yes, we look back on the historical moment when Jesus was born into our world some two thousand years ago; plus, we look ahead to His Second Coming at the end of…

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St. Edward’s Advent & Christmas Newsletter

St. Edward’s Advent & Christmas newsletter has been mailed to all registered households. Readers will find a note from St. Edward’s pastor along with a complete Advent & Christmas liturgical calendar. The electronic version of the newsletter is just a click away: Advent & Christmas 2015. There are so many interesting articles, including: Making Beautiful…

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Archbishop Update

June 28, 2015 Dear Fellow Parishioners: I thought you might appreciate the following words offered by our own Deacon Jim this past weekend; in addition, I hope everyone has taken time to learn about our new shepherd, Archbish- op Bernard Hebda (check out the insert from last weekend’s bulletin or the current edition of The…

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St. Ed’s Welcomes Charles Melby as Parish Trustee

June 21, 2015 Dear Fellow Parishioners: As promised in last week’s bulletin, below is the biography for our new parish trustee Mr. Charles Melby. His appointment to our corporate board is effective as of May 2, 2015 for a term of two years. Chuck will serve as the Treasurer. Please be sure to welcome him…

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St. Edwards Parish Trustees Transition with the Loss of Jane Heither

June 14, 2015 Dear Fellow Parishioners: June brings all sorts of transitions. School is ending. Church programs are winding-up. Gardens are coming to life. Vacations are being planned. On top of all these expected moments, life also can present us with some unexpected ones. Five of our parish families were called to handle the death…

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Celebrating Corpus Christi – the Body and Blood of Christ

June 7, 2015 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This weekend we celebrate another central mystery of our Catholic faith — Corpus Christi — The Body and Blood of Christ. Let us once again turn to the Catechism of the Catholic Church (canons 1323 – 1327) for guidance — “At the Last Supper, on the…

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Sharing a Common Priesthood

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May 31, 2015 Dear Fellow Parishioners: The whole Church is a priestly people. Through Baptism all the faithful share in the priesthood of Christ. This participation is called the “common priesthood of the faithful.” Based on this common priesthood and ordered to its service, there exists another participation in the mission of the Christ: the…

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Supporting Archdiocesan ministries and St. Ed’s Social Justice Commission

May 4, 2015 Dear Fellow Parishioners: Consider these ministries: 1. Parish Outreach — which includes our Venezuelan Mission, Latino Ministry, Indian Minis- try, Deaf Ministry, and the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women; 2. Catholic Education — which includes Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools, Campus Min- istries, and Parish Faith Formation; 3. Catholic Charities — which includes…

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Archdiocesan Vicars/Parish Services Team Visits St. Edwards

April 27, 2015 Dear Fellow Parishioners, On April 16th our parish was visited by one of the Archdiocesan Vicars and a member of the Parish Services Team. This three hour visit involved thirty parish leaders and staff members. Below are the areas explored and the people involved with the three breakout sessions. Regional Vicar with Pastor…

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Striving to Be the Light of Christ: Celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation

April 19, 2015 Dear Fellow Parishioners, May 16th, 2015 is a BIG DAY for 27 of our young parishioners. At 10:00 am on that Saturday they will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation at the Cathedral of St. Paul. Archbishop John Nienstedt or one of the auxiliary bishops will preside at this special Mass in which…

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