Archive for May, 2015

Family and friends welcome 8 new priests

Family and friends welcome 8 new priests

| May 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Those who know best the eight newest priests in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis helped them celebrate their ordination May 30 at the Cathedral of St. Paul.

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Ordination day homily of Archbishop Nienstedt

Ordination day homily of Archbishop Nienstedt

| May 30, 2015 | 1 Comment

The archbishop urged the eight newly ordained priests to “plunge deep” into Christ’s love and to give him their love in return, immersing themselves in the truth of the Gospel and in self-less service to the poor, the sick, the forgotten, the stranger.

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8 new priests ordained in St. Paul

8 new priests ordained in St. Paul

| May 30, 2015 | 1 Comment

A packed Cathedral of St. Paul celebrated ordination day of what was called “a dynamic group” of new priests.

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Stars of service

Stars of service

| May 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield helps a pair of students hosted an All School Service Day May 28. The second annual event involves all students partaking in service activities throughout the day, and was organized by AHA service coordinator Paul Ruhland. A group of juniors made sandwiches for a local organization called The Sandwich Project, with the sandwiches to be distributed to those in need.

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St. Bernard School prepares to close its doors

St. Bernard School prepares to close its doors

| May 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Teacher Nellie Hennen asked a simple question of her nine first- and second-grade students at St. Bernard School in Cologne.

“How many of you love your school?” she said.

Almost in unison, nine hands shot up into the air.

The teacher flashed a smile, but her expression quickly turned sad. This would be the last day, May 28, that she could ask that question in her classroom — ever. It was the final day of classes for the school, which would close its doors for good the next day after a school picnic. The display board in front of the main office celebrating 135 years of the school’s history would be taken down.

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Spouses’ love for each other depends first on God’s love

Spouses’ love for each other depends first on God’s love

| Sister Candace Fier | May 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Remember the last time you saw a child receive a gift, and the joy and excitement on his or her face when he or she realized that the gift was his or hers to rip open and discover the treasure within? Remember the child’s thank you facilitated by Mom and Dad? It was the gift that taught the child that someone loves him or her, and wants to give him or her joy.

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Worldwide Marriage Encounter helps couple’s marriage to thrive

Worldwide Marriage Encounter helps couple’s marriage to thrive

| Sam Patet for The Catholic Spirit | May 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Ten years into her marriage, Sandy Tuszynski was discouraged. The year was 1978, and the 33-year-old mother of two didn’t know what to do.

Unlike her husband, who had steadily been advancing in his career at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the former librarian was at home, caring for two children under the age of 5.

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Daily Scriptures: May 24 – June 7, 2015

Daily Scriptures: May 24 – June 7, 2015

| May 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sunday, May 24
Pentecost Sunday
Acts 2:1-11
1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13
John 20:19-23

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Parents of future priest say they don’t fit the mold

Parents of future priest say they don’t fit the mold

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | May 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Tom and Lori McKenzie like to go to rock concerts and watch Minnesota Wild games, and they’re not sure they act much like the parents of a future priest.

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Digital Edition – May 21, 2015

Digital Edition – May 21, 2015

| May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Catholics leaving pews, Church offices for sale, Dorothy Day Center builds, Remembering Romero, St. Paul school saved, Sisters relate to Mary, Homeless veteran memorialized, Seven priests to be ordained

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A priest forever

A priest forever

| May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

On May 30, seven men will vest in that sacristy as deacons of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, only to return as priests.

This section shares their paths to the priesthood, one family’s reflection on the vocation of its son and brother, and advice from Pope Francis to new priests, which includes no boring homilies! The men are to receive their pastoral assignments from Archbishop John Nienstedt May 26.

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Former musician, relatively new Catholic, follows Christ into priesthood

Former musician, relatively new Catholic, follows Christ into priesthood

| May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Byron Hagan’s self-described 10-year “journey of intellectual discovery” led him not only to join the Catholic Church, but also to seek to serve it as a priest.

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