Bob Zyskowski

Bob is a writer and Client Products Manager for the Office of Communications of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. You can follow him on twitter or email him at zyskowskir@archspm.org.

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Catholic Vietnamese youth at crossroads of cultures

Catholic Vietnamese youth at crossroads of cultures

| July 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Youth ministry leaders of the Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Movement convened in St. Paul, Minn., July 17-19, for inspiration and support to better be able to share their faith and their culture with younger generations.

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Seminary seeks parish chalices for vocations prayers

Seminary seeks parish chalices for vocations prayers

| July 14, 2015 | 1 Comment

Gleaming and colorful, the ornate chalice that’s been used for liturgies at St. Mary’s Chapel at the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity since mid-April doesn’t belong to the seminary.

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Basilica Block Party = marriage broker

Basilica Block Party = marriage broker

| June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Through its first 20 years, scores of couples who worked at or attended the annual block party at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis have gone on to wed. Here’s the story of one of the couples that the Basilica Block Party brought together.

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Basilica Block Party here again July 10-11

Basilica Block Party here again July 10-11

| June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

21st annual music event features top bands while preserving the landmark church, supporting works of charity and even spawning marriage proposals.

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St. Paul retirees find meaning helping mothers in need

St. Paul retirees find meaning helping mothers in need

| June 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Margee Adrian remembers it was a very nice, heavy-duty baby crib, one that she guessed probably cost $1,000, that a man wanted to donate to the Highland LifeCare Center in St. Paul.

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At 75, Immaculate Conception School still at Columbia Heights’ heart

At 75, Immaculate Conception School still at Columbia Heights’ heart

| June 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

When the eighth-graders at Immaculate Conception School received their diplomas June 2, it was the 75th time commencement exercises had been held at what I.C. principal Jane Bona calls “a beacon” of Columbia Heights.

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New apostolic administrator brings wide pastoral experience to new role

New apostolic administrator brings wide pastoral experience to new role

| June 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

The archbishop appointed by Pope Francis to oversee the governance of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis until a new ordinary is named has an impressive background, a collaborative style of leadership and “is always looking to bring people into the conversation,” a spokesman told The Catholic Spirit.

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Q & A with ‘Mary in Mosaics’ artist

Q & A with ‘Mary in Mosaics’ artist

| June 15, 2015 | 2 Comments

Creating mosaics are a form of prayer for Kathy Mellin Grubbs, a St. Paul artist who shares about her devotion to Mary and how she incorporates her faith into her art.

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Mary in mosaics on exhibit at Basilica of St. Mary

Mary in mosaics on exhibit at Basilica of St. Mary

| June 11, 2015 | 1 Comment

“Solace” is one of the works in an exhibit of the art of Kathy Mellin Grubbs, “Mary in Mosaics,” running through July 12 in a gallery in the lower level of the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis.

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Commitment leery?

Commitment leery?

| June 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Ever been invited to an event — dinner out, an educational opportunity or entertainment of some kind — and responded hesitantly, not because you were already booked that day but because, well, something better might come along?

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Retiring priests reflect on varied service to local Church

Retiring priests reflect on varied service to local Church

| June 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sitting at the rectory table where he sits every morning as he says his prayers and watches the sun come up over the St. Croix River, Father Jerome Keiser reminisced back 44 years to his final year at the St. Paul Seminary in St. Paul.

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Cathedral to honor marriages, open photo exhibit June 6

Cathedral to honor marriages, open photo exhibit June 6

| June 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Saturday, June 6, will be a special day for the sacrament of marriage in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Couples celebrating 25 and 50 years of wedded life in 2015 will be honored at 10 a.m. Mass at the Cathedral of St. Paul. Archbishop John Nienstedt is to preside.

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