Social Justice and Charity

So Many Ways to Support VEAP!

VEAP (Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People) 1,700+ Pounds! Our parish’s giving history with VEAP from January 1st to March 31st (2017) is incredible! 1,432 pounds of food! 278 pounds of toys and gifts for youth and children! VEAP Thank You Thanks to all who donate using our VEAP collection boxes in the foyer and to…

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“Mary’s Alcove”

Dear Fellow Parishioners, Recently parish leaders have entered into a discussion of “Mary’s Alcove,” our upcoming chapel renovation. I encourage everyone to go back to my December 11, 2016 bulletin column to better understand the parameters of this project. Here are a few highlights from my past article: Why? Here are some of the reasons…

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Dudley Emergency Fund & Holy Thursday

Special Collection on Holy Thursday A special collection will be taken on Holy Thursday (April 13) for the Dudley Emergency Fund. Parish families in need are often helped via this special parish fund. Donations of any amount are appreciated by those experiencing hardship. If you know of anyone in our parish struggling to make ends…

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We Are Hiring!

Director of Social Justice Support, coordinate and shape all actions connected to the ministries of Social Justice and Charity Outreach. Director of Community Life Oversee, support, coordinate, and develop parish and fundraising events. More Information Read whole job descriptions on the archdiocesan career page (follow purple links above). Email (or mail) a cover letter, resume,…

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From FMF Leadership

Dear Parishioners, We write to inform you that the Parish Council has accepted our recommendation to suspend our parish’s work with Families Moving Forward (FMF). Historically, FMF has been a very important social outreach mission for the Church of St. Edward. FMF leadership, parish staff and volunteers all worked closely together to host homeless families…

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Featured in The Catholic Spirit!

Parishioner Jake L. was featured as part of The Catholic Spirit coverage of the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign. Thanks, Jake, for all the food you transport from our parish to VEAP! And thanks to all our parishioners who donate food to help feed our neighbors!! Read: Parishes power Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign

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MN FoodShare

Second Sunday VEAP Food Drive March Goal: $100,000 Pounds Please bring food shelf donations to the big wooden boxes located in the foyer throughout the month of March. Donations benefit VEAP (Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People), our local food shelf organization. Most needed items include pantry staples like olive oil, pasta and flour as well…

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Thank You!

“Thank you so much for your recent gift of $800 to support the women of Ascension Place transitional housing program. We are thrilled to stock our move-out shelves with new household supplies! When women have stabilized and are ready to move out of Ascension Place into their own housing, your generous funding allows us to…

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February Blood Drive

Our blood drive on Valentine’s Day helped to save and sustain lives in our community. A total of 13 units were collected from 16 registered donors—with the number of lives potentially saved estimated at 39! In fact, every two seconds someone needs blood and only volunteer blood donors can save them because blood cannot be…

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60 Million

Dear Fellow Parishioners, This Sunday (January 22, 2017) marks the 44th anniversary of the legalization of abortion here in the United States of America. As a recent mailing from Betty McGuire the CEO of City Life Center proclaimed: 44 years = 60,000,000 Yes, “forty-four years ago the U.S. Supreme Court decided two cases that have…

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