Archive for July, 2010

Gain outweighs loss for St. Paul parish after 2006 tri-parish merger

Gain outweighs loss for St. Paul parish after 2006 tri-parish merger

| July 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

When Marcia Kremer, 62, heard in 2000 that her parish in St. Paul, St. Gregory, would merge with nearby St. Leo and St. Therese to form a single parish, her first reaction was disbelief, she said. “This parish has been here, and we really like the way we’re doing things, and all of a sudden […]

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Mission remains, but the way of ministry changes

Mission remains, but the way of ministry changes

Having celebrated the joyful season of Easter, culminating in the great feast of Pentecost, we find ourselves back in “Ordinary time” — a time permeated by the extraordinary graces we have gained from the Lord’s suffering, death and resurrection.

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'Local church' isn't your parish — it's the archdiocese

'Local church' isn't your parish — it's the archdiocese

| July 13, 2010 | 0 Comments

The musical styles ranged broadly from Twila Paris’ contemporary “How Beautiful” to the traditional Latin “Ave Verum,” but the six choirs that performed at a concert at St. Timothy in Blaine last April joined their voices for the first and final songs. The evening was not only a sharing of music, but a sharing of […]

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Archdiocese finishes gathering information, date for plan's announcement set

Archdiocese finishes gathering information, date for plan's announcement set

| July 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

The information and opinion gathering phase of the strategic planning process has been completed, the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis announced today. This 15-month process intended to ensure the archdiocese’s continued vitality for the future amid changing demographic and economic realities. The 13-member strategic planning task force appointed by Archbishop John Nienstedt in February […]

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Longtime University of St. Thomas professor named auxiliary bishop

Longtime University of St. Thomas professor named auxiliary bishop

| CNS contributed to this story | July 2, 2010 | 0 Comments

Father Arthur Kennedy, current rector of St. John’s Seminary in Brighton, Mass., and a longtime professor at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, was named an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Boston, along with Father Peter J. Uglietto, rector of Blessed John XXIII National Seminary in Weston, Mass.

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Oasis in the city for retired priests

Oasis in the city for retired priests

| July 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

Msgr. William Baumgaertner, 88, is enjoying the fruits of the research and recommendations that he prepared with the late Msgr. Ambrose Hayden back in the 1970s. At the request of then Coadjutor Archbishop Leo C. Byrne, the two priests visited clergy retirement residences throughout the country in search of the best living situation for active, […]

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