Social Justice and Charity

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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Loaves & Fishes Coordinators Needed

Step up, perhaps with a friend, to coordinate the Loaves & Fishes meal service at St. Stephen’s in Minneapolis, where the need is very great. St. Edward’s wonderful coordinators of ten years are stepping down at the end of December. For this outreach to continue we need NEW people to step in as leaders. The…

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Respect Life Baby Shower

Thanks to all who donated baby items or funds for St. Ed’s Respect Life Baby Shower! The mothers-to-be at Tapestry Life Care Center will be thrilled with this outpouring of loving support. Nearly $300 was also collected for the Life Care Center. Thank you for your generosity.

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76 Dressers Built!

Wow! A total of 76 dressers were assembled October 25th for Bridging! Teams of parishioners of all ages used enthusiasm and fortitude to build dressers out of kits purchased by St. Edward’s Church. Fran Heitzman, founder of Bridging, and Diana Dalsin, Bridging’s Community Relations Manager, were on hand to pump up an already motivated group…

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We Are Making a Difference!

To St. Edward’s Parishioners, Thank you for your support of VEAP (Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People). Your donation of back-to-school items, $13,000, and 1,500 pounds of food have been put to work right away to help low-income individuals and families put food on the table and remain stable in their housing. VEAP serves thousands of…

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St. Ed’s Community Donates School Supplies for VEAP

April 20, 2015 Here’s what the people of St. Ed’s parish donated! 51 Backpacks! 109 Spiral Notebooks (wide-ruled)! 152 Spiral Notebooks (College-ruled)! 73 Composition Notebooks! 188 2-Pocket Folders! 100 packs #2 Pencils! 36 packs Markers! 40 packs Colored Pencils! 4 Packs Loose-Leaf Paper! 53 packs Pens! 84 packs Crayons! 40 Glue Sticks! 17 Pencil Boxes/Pouches!…

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St. Ed’s Donates 1,153 Pounds of Food to VEAP

August 9, 2015 Dear Fellow Parishioners: Below is a recent letter we received from VEAP our local social service agency. We are truly blessed to have such a caring neighbor. Summer blessings, Fr. Brian ******************************************************************** Dear Father Fier, Thank you for your support of VEAP. Your donation of 1,153 pounds of food has been put…

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Natural Family Planning Week July 19-25

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July 20, 2015 As Catholics we celebrate God’s vision of human sexuality through the teachings of Natural Family Planning, NFP. Every year we celebrate Natural Family Planning Week. This is a national education campaign designed to focus attention on Natural Family Planning promoted through the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities.…

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St. Eds Give to Social Justice and Charity Outreach

July 19, 2015 This year, St. Edwards gave a total of $62,000 for St. Ed’s to make a statement about how vital it is to our mission as Church to take care of those most vulnerable in our society. $30,000 was given at the beginning of the year to fund our St. Edward’s Social Justice…

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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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