Archive for June, 2010

Thank you, priests, for your service, sacrifices

Thank you, priests, for your service, sacrifices

On June 11, this past month, our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, invited priests from all over the world to a eucharistic celebration marking the end of the Year for Priests and the designation of St. John Vianney as “Patron of All Priests.” My first reaction to the announcement of a Year for Priests was […]

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Celebrating marriage

Celebrating marriage

| June 30, 2010 | 0 Comments

Son Nguyen and his wife, Bich Thuy Trieu of St. Adalbert in St. Paul prepare to renew their wedding vows during the Archdiocesan Marriage Day Mass at the Cathedral June 26. Many couples came to celebrate their marriages and anniversaries, including Arthur and LaVerne Laliberte of Sacred Heart in Robbinsdale.

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Kids’ program fail proof, director says

Kids’ program fail proof, director says

| June 29, 2010 | 0 Comments

A sea of color lit up Holy Family church in St. Louis Park June 25, as more than 300 children and adults wearing bright tie-dyed shirts gathered around the altar for eucharistic adoration. The assembly was the culmination of the par­ish’s five-day Catholic vacation Bible school that featured the standard games, crafts and music, but […]

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Singing to Jesus — literally

Singing to Jesus — literally

| June 29, 2010 | 0 Comments

250-kid summer program includes adoration

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A baseball lesson we all should remember

A baseball lesson we all should remember

| June 2, 2010 | 0 Comments

My fifth-grade son recently found himself in a spot every kid who loves baseball dreams about: He came up to bat in the last inning of a city league game with two outs, runners on second and third, and his team trailing by a single run.

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Planning with the ‘big picture’ in mind

Planning with the ‘big picture’ in mind

On Pentecost Sunday this year, I asked all of the pastors of our parishes to read a letter addressing our understanding of the church as a communion of faith, hope and love.

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Parish planning process, implementation require respect

Parish planning process, implementation require respect

| June 1, 2010

When Highland Catholic Community in St. Paul was transitioning from three parishes — St. Gregory, St. Therese and St. Leo — into one, its pastor, Father John Bauer, outlined eight “rules of behavior” for the parishioners to follow. The rules, he told them, were inspired by those that his sister, a teacher, established in her […]

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