Social Justice and Charity

Catholics like Us are Called: to Care for All of God’s Creation.

Pope Francis has said “Christians have a duty and a responsibility to care for the Earth.” The Holy Father reflected on the story of Creation from the Book of Genesis, and the Gospel which recounted Jesus’ ministry of preaching and healing. Jesus, he said, is a ‘second creation’ who comes “to re-create that which was…

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St. Ed’s Hosts 4 Homeless Families

Families Moving Forward St Edwards Church

February 6, 2015 by MaryPat Potts, Director of Adult Faith Formation, Community Life, Social Justice & Charity People often ask me, “just what is Families Moving Forward?” Families Moving Forward: Ending homelessness one family at a time – This program is a part of the umbrella organization of Beacon, and offers families experiencing homelessness some hospitality,…

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St. Edward’s Pancake Breakfast Raises Funds for Chapel Pew Restoration

January 25, 2015 Pancake Breakfast was a Success! Thanks to all who helped make our Pancake Breakfast a Success. The numbers have not been finalized but early estimates indicate we raised enough funds to complete the Chapel Pew Restoration Project. A Special thanks to the many parishioners who bought tickets and made donations, to all…

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2015 Catholic Services Appeal Underway

January 16, 2015 “Be Imitators of Christ.” The 2015 Catholic Services Appeal (CSA) is underway. The Appeal funds services that no one parish or individual can do alone and these services must go on despite these troubled times in our archdiocese. It is important to know that contributions to the Catholic Services Appeal are being used…

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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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Share Your God-given gifts this Advent/Christmas Season

December 7, 2014 Dear Fellow Parishioners: Advent Greetings! How is your preparation for Christmas going? I imagine we all are feeling a tad overwhelmed by the busyness of the season. There is so much to do in so little time. Yes, it is a challenge to balance the many demands placed upon us. Consider just…

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Nov 22/23 Annual Collection Taken to Support Anti-Poverty Organizations

November 20, 2014 Dear Fellow Parishioners, This weekend we are asked to take up the annual collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. Below is Archbishop Nienstedt’s invitation for all us to support this worthy effort. For more information check out www.usccb.org/cchd or the case study video below on how CCHD is helping the city…

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A Letter of Thanks from VEAP

November 16, 2014 Dear Fellow Parishioners: Autumn greetings! I know it seems like winter, yet let’s not give in to the cold. There still is time to en- joy a beautiful fall season. As we approach Thanksgiving, I thought you might appreciate the following thank you letter from VEAP (Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People) our…

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A Letter of Thanks from Veap

August 24, 2014 One of the fine traditions here at St. Edwards is our support of many charitable social service agencies within the local and broader community. Periodically, we receive letters from these organizations thanking us for our support and updating us on their good work. Below is a recent letter I received from VEAP (Volunteers Enlisted to…

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From the Streets of Jinotega, Nicaragua – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

March 6, 2014 Here you can read about the experiences of people who are either in Nicaragua at the moment or have been in Nicaragua and know the people, the place, the church in our sister parish community. Specifically now… Mary Pat Potts is in Jinotega right now! She will be there until March 7,…

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