Pastor’s Messages

Top Ten Questions Catholics Are Asked (Part IV)

July 20, 2014 Below is the next installment of my summer series from Our Sunday Visitor’s “Top Ten Questions Catholics Are Asked” (Click here to read Part I, Part II, or Part III). OSV offers a regular pamphlet series on various Catholic issues/teachings. Check out their website for more info. Summer blessings, Fr. Brian We Catholics are often asked tough questions…

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Top Ten Questions Catholics Are Asked (Part III)

July 13, 2014 Below is the next installment of my summer series from Our Sunday Visitor’s “Top Ten Questions Catholics Are Asked” (Click here to read Part I or Part II). OSV offers a regular pamphlet series on various Catholic issues/teachings. Check out their website for more info. Summer blessings, Fr. Brian We Catholics are often asked tough questions…

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Top Ten Questions Catholics Are Asked (Part II)

July 6, 2014 Below is the next installment of my summer series from Our Sunday Visitor’s “Top Ten Questions Catholics Are Asked” (Click here to read Part I). OSV offers a regular pamphlet series on various Catholic issues/teachings. Check out their website for more info. Summer blessings, Fr. Brian We Catholics are often asked tough questions…

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Top Ten Questions Catholics Are Asked (Part I)

Jun 29, 2014 Summer has officially arrived. I hope everyone is able to take some time for recreation and vacation. We all need an opportunity for relaxation and rejuvenation. In this spirit, I am going to step away from writing for the next few weeks. Instead, my column will offer teachings from the Our Sunday Visitor (OSV) pamphlet…

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Catholic Engaged Encounter

Jun 22, 2014 In addition to my primary service as your pastor, I help out with Catholic Engaged Encounter (CEE). I believe that as a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis I also have a responsibility to assist in the ministry of the larger Church. Every priest has the choice as to what his…

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Fatherhood and Leadership

This weekend we continue our celebration of parenthood. Last month we honored our mothers. Today we honor our fathers. The following reflection is identical to the one I offered for our mothers back in May — check out our May 11th bulletin. The only difference is that now I have changed the focus from mothers to fathers. Regardless…

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Vocation of the Laity

June 8, 2014 We are coming to the close of our 50-day Easter journey this weekend with the celebration of Pentecost. This day in which the Holy Spirit descended upon the apostles is seen as the “birthday of the Church.” In our ongoing efforts to understand this wonderful gift/responsibility we have received, I invite you to consider…

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In Thanksgiving

This weekend we take time to say thank you to all our present and past volunteers for their good work here at St. Edwards. We could not do it without you! In the spirit of thanksgiving I offer this adaptation of a prayer from author Joyce Rupp — Gatherer of All Good Memories, the spirits of many…

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Love and Service

May 25, 2014 On this Memorial Weekend we once again celebrate the service of our nation’s military. Down through the centuries dedicated men and women have sacrificed much to safeguard the freedoms we enjoy. Be thankful for their service. Offer a prayer for the safety of our current soldiers. We are richly blessed. This week also marks…

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Motherhood and the Gift of Life

This coming week we celebrate two big events within our parish community. While I am hoping that no one guessed the Minnesota State Fishing Opener, I am also wise enough to know not to enter into this annual debate; instead, I will leave this discussion up to each family and be the eternal optimist and believe that everyone…

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