Pastor’s Messages

Archbishop Institutes Structure to Strengthen Relationship Between Bishop, Priests, and Parishes

April 12, 2015 Dear Fellow Parishioners, Important news from Archbishop Nienstedt: Dear Friends in Christ, “Bishops govern the particular churches entrusted to them as the vicars and ambassadors of Christ. This they do by their counsel, exhortation and example…A bishop must keep before his eyes the example of the Good Shepherd, who came not to…

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A Remnant of Resurrection

April 5, 2015 Dear Fellow Parishioners, A Remnant of Resurrection the time for daffodils has come. bunches of six, ten, or twelve, with tightly wrapped buds, arrive from warmer lands. like sentinels of invitation they keep my wintered heart leaning into Spring. the directions say to cut at least a half inch off the stems,…

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Journey Through Holy Week

March 29, 2015 Dear Fellow Parishioners, The forty days of Lenten preparation have ended. We have begun our annual journey through Holy Week. While Easter is the ultimate goal, we are called to traverse the steps leading to this wondrous celebration. We are called to traverse the entire Paschal Mystery, and not just leap ahead…

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Lenten Offerings

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March 22, 2015 Dear Fellow Parishioners: I hope everyone is working hard on their Lenten offering. Before we know it the Easter Triduum will be here. There is still time to consider and act on a gift of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Also, do not forget the Sacrament of Reconciliation. While our two communal services here…

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Global Solidarity Sunday

March 13, 2015 Dear Fellow Parishioners: This weekend we celebrate Global Solidarity Sunday. We recognize that God has bestowed each of us with certain gifts and talents. One person’s gift, when freely given, can release another’s gift which may have been stifled or hidden through poverty, oppression, or lack of education. The Global Solidarity Sunday…

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Inspiration from an Unofficial Saint: Sir Edmund Hillary

March 5, 2015, by Pastor Brian Fier Dear Fellow Parishioners: I hope everyone’s Lenten season is going well. Have you found your prayer, fasting and almsgiving offering? What are you “giving up”? What are you “taking on”? In case you are looking to enhance your offering, I invite you to read a biography of one…

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Supporting the Men and Women Seeking to Embrace our Catholic Faith thru RCIA

February 27, 2015, by Father Brian Fier Dear Fellow Parishioners: Once again we find ourselves in the midst of our Lenten journey. Forty days to prepare ourselves for the upcoming Easter Triduum. The traditional practices of prayer, fasting and almsgiving are to be our resources. I pray that each of us is taking time as an…

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What Does It Mean to “Tithe”?

January 25, 2015 Dear Fellow Parishioners, Recently I asked a priest friend and scholar to offer some thoughts on tithing. I thought you might find his response insightful. Let us continue to dialogue on how St. Edward’s has been and will be a tithing parish. Peace, Fr. Brian The origin of the term “tithe” is…

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Support for Those Affected by the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

January 18, 2015 Dear Fellow Parishioner: This weekend the Archdiocese has asked us to take up a second collection. Here is the request from Margaret Slawin from the Office of Development and Stewardship- I am writing to inform you of an additional special collection to provide support for those affected by the Ebola outbreak in…

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Reflecting on the New Year

January 4, 2015 Dear Fellow Parishioners: As we begin the new year I invite you to reflect upon a beautiful prayer written by Father Pedro Arrupe, SJ, a 20th century Superior General of the Society of Jesus: Nothing is more practical than finding God, than falling in Love in a quite absolute, final way. What you…

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