Social Justice and Charity

Campamento 2016 Donations

Even if you can’t travel to the Dominican Republic, you can help by bringing Campamento donations before or after Masses to room 129 from June 25th through July 6th. Donations will be organized on Packing Night (Wednesday, July 6th) by the women traveling to Teresa Toda, and will be transported to the camp. The following…

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VEAP’s Summer Youth Food Drive

VEAP’s Summer Youth Food Program provides groceries for breakfast and lunch to school-aged child needing assistance during the summer months when school is not in session. Pre-packed bags include shelf stable items as well as seasonal produce, bread and milk. Parents are able to provide breakfast and lunch meals for their children, without having to…

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Thank You Blood Donors

There were plenty of donors for St. Edward’s May Blood Drive. In fact, every open time slot was filled well in advance! We are grateful to Memorial Blood Centers and Judy G. for coordinating the drive, and to all who donated. Every two seconds someone needs blood–from premature infants, to friends and neighbors battling cancer,…

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Campamento 2016

A hardworking crew came to Cutting and Kitting night on May 2nd. They arrived with good scissors in hand and ready to make crafting kits! They got the job done in just one hour. It was a diverse group, with five quilters, one sixth grader, seven past travelers, and eighteen generous, industrious women. Everyone was…

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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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Book ‘Em Used Book Collection

Now through June 1st The Bloomington Crime Prevention Association’s (BCPA) Annual Book ‘Em Used Book Sale is collecting donations at St. Edward’s Church. Look for collection boxes in the foyer. Bring gently used books—hard and soft cover, non-fiction, fiction, children’s, large print and audio—along with games, puzzles, CDs, DVDs, Blu Rays, software (2010 and newer),…

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We Did It!

We made our goal for the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign collection for VEAP! A full ton—that’s 2,000 pounds—of food was donated by our incredibly generous parishioners! Thank you for helping to feed the hungry in our community.

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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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March Food Drive

Only a few months into every year, shelves begin to go bare, and organizations like VEAP (Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People) struggle to provide for families in need. For this reason, VEAP and food shelves across the state of Minnesota organize a March Food Drive, helping ensure that they are well equipped to continue helping…

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A Toast to VEAP

Friday, February 26, 2016 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. VEAP: 9600 Aldrich Avenue South Tickets: $30 (Online Order Form) A Toast to VEAP promises to be a highlight of your winter festivities. The goal for this event is to raise $30,000 in one night! Help jumpstart our March Food Campaign and join us for a…

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