Archive for August, 2015

Pray ‘creation mysteries’ to reflect on encyclical’s themes

Pray ‘creation mysteries’ to reflect on encyclical’s themes

| Christopher Thompson | August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has declared Sept. 1 the “World Day of Prayer for Creation” and has asked us in his encyclical, “Laudato Si’,” to develop an ecological spirituality. Why not take time that day to pray the rosary, but with the theme of creation as your focus? The repetitive nature of this prayer form makes recollection upon the various spiritual themes or “mysteries” relatively easy.

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Don’t get angry; get creatively generous

Don’t get angry; get creatively generous

| August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Frustration.

Irritation.

Anger.

If you’re human, you’ve had those emotions.

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Making the goal thrive, not simply survive

Making the goal thrive, not simply survive

| August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

With their Catholic school family in mind, principals and staffs are learning to think and act differently

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What’s new at our schools

What’s new at our schools

| August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit asked principals of Catholic elementary and high schools in the archdiocese to share initiatives launching this year and new leadership, if applicable. The following is a selection of their responses.

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Could new initiative bridge achievement gap?

Could new initiative bridge achievement gap?

| August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

7 urban Catholic schools take up the challenge

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After 150 years, parish still thriving in Spring Lake Township

After 150 years, parish still thriving in Spring Lake Township

| August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Parish history will be a prominent part of the day Sunday, Sept. 13, when St. Catherine of Spring Lake Township celebrates its 150th anniversary. A 3 p.m. Mass will be followed by a meal served from 4:30-6 p.m., then a history presentation and fellowship, all on the church grounds at 4500 220th St. E., Prior Lake.

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Appointments – August 27, 2015

Appointments – August 27, 2015

| August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

His Excellency, the Most Reverend Bernard Hebda, has announced the following appointments in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis:

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New office to support schools’ sharing of Catholic vision

New office to support schools’ sharing of Catholic vision

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | August 27, 2015

As we head back to school, there have been some exciting new developments for our Catholic schools. This summer the Archdiocese opened the new Office for the Mission of Catholic Education. We started by hiring an excellent Catholic educator, Jason Slattery, to lead this new office. In the past, our Office for Catholic Schools operated as a quasi-centralized school district with central services from technology to marketing. Now, the focus is more on our mission: to help our schools become evangelistic environments that form disciples. The OMCE will still provide many services, but other community partners have come forward to help us have the resources our schools need to thrive.

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La nueva oficina apoyará a las escuelas compartiendo la visión Católica

La nueva oficina apoyará a las escuelas compartiendo la visión Católica

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | August 27, 2015

En este tiempo de regreso a la escuela, ha habido algunas novedades interesantes para nuestras escuelas católicas. Este verano la Arquidiócesis inauguró la nueva Oficina de la Misión de la Educación Católica. Comenzamos contratando a un excelente educador católico, Jason Slattery, para dirigir esta nueva oficina. En el pasado, nuestra oficina de escuelas católicas funcionaba como un distrito escolar centralizado con servicios centrales de tecnología y de mercadeo. Ahora, el enfoque está en nuestra misión: ayudar a nuestras escuelas a fomentar ambientes de evangelización para la formación de discípulos. El OMCE (por sus siglas en inglés) proporcionará todavía muchos servicios, pero otros socios de la comunidad han salido adelante para ayudarnos a tener los recursos de que nuestras escuelas necesitan para prosperar.

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Men: ‘Come and be renewed’ at pilgrimage to shrine in La Crosse Oct. 10

Men: ‘Come and be renewed’ at pilgrimage to shrine in La Crosse Oct. 10

| August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

A special men-only pilgrimage is an opportunity to strengthen the faith to live as a Catholic man.

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C.S. Lewis classic, English morality play among Open Window’s upcoming shows

C.S. Lewis classic, English morality play among Open Window’s upcoming shows

| August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Open Window Theatre, a Minneapolis theatre company with a mission to connect faith and art, has announced its 2015-2016 season performances.

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New education office to put mission front and center

New education office to put mission front and center

| Interview by Jessica Trygstad and Maria Wiering | August 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Office for the Mission of Catholic Education launched in July under the leadership of Jason Slattery, former principal of Ave Maria Academy in Maple Grove. With his wife and three sons, he attends Sts. Peter and Paul in Loretto. Now working on a doctorate degree in leadership and interdisciplinary studies at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, Slattery shared his vision with The Catholic Spirit for how the new office will serve Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis through its focus on forming mission-driven leaders and students in a competitive marketplace.

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