Worship

Wholly and Entirely Present

Dear Fellow Parishioners, This weekend we celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi, the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. “The Eucharist occupies a unique place as the ‘Sacrament of sacraments.’” (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1211) “The Eucharist is ‘the source and summit of the Christian life. The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical…

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“Uncle Brian, Just Breathe”

Dear Fellow Parishioners, This weekend Fr. Martin Shallbetter, who served as the pastor of our parish from 1986 to 1998, will be subbing for me at all our parish Masses. Please welcome Fr. Marty! It will be good to have him visit. Why am I gone? I have chosen to attend the eighth grade graduation…

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Our Graduating Seniors

“As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” (John 20:21) This Sunday at the 10:30am Mass we will celebrate our graduating seniors and bless them as they embark on the next leg of their journey, whether they head down the street or to another part of the world. We are grateful for their…

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Apostolic Blessing

Pope Francis sent a blessing for our 50 years as a parish! This blessing document will be professionally framed soon, to be displayed in the foyer. Text: The Holy Father Francis cordially imparts the requested Apostolic Blessing to The Church of St. Edward Bloomington, Minnesota on the occasion of 50th Anniversary Founding of Parish Church…

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day Our church building and parish office will be closed on Monday, May 29th, for the Memorial Day holiday. The chapel will be open from about 8:30am to about 9:00pm. Please note that the rosary will NOT be led at 6:30pm in our chapel on Memorial Day. Memorial Day Masses—May 29th Resurrection Cemetery (2101…

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Feast of the Ascension

The opening line of the Acts of the Apostles addresses the reader as “Theophilius” which means lover of God. Although Theophilius may have been an actual person it’s helpful for us to hear this account as a story addressed to each of us personally as lovers of God. The Feast of the Ascension is a…

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Unbound

On the weekend of May 6/7 a visiting priest will be at all Masses to tell us more about the work being accomplished by Unbound. Founded by lay Catholics, Unbound is an organization that has served more than 600,000 children, youth and elderly in 19 developing countries since 1981, empowering them to make more choices…

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What is a Deacon?

Dear Fellow Parishioners, When people find out that I’m a deacon often one of the first questions I’m asked is, “what is a deacon?” The short answer is that a deacon is an ordained minister of the Catholic Church. The response to that statement is usually “so what is the difference between you and a…

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New Psalm

This weekend (May 6/7) we are debuting at our parish a new arrangement of the 23rd Psalm. Paul Tate’s “The Lord is My Shepherd” is a beautiful setting of this beloved psalm that includes the liturgically correct verses. While you are probably familiar with Marty Haugen’s “Shepherd Me, O God” which is sung at many…

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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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