Jessica Trygstad

Jessica is the assistant editor of The Catholic Spirit. You can e-mail her at trygstadj@archspm.org.

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Becoming Catholic: RCIA brings people into community

Becoming Catholic: RCIA brings people into community

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Easter Vigil at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis April 19 will welcome into the local Church 12 catechumens ?—? those who have never been baptized — and 21 candidates, those baptized in another faith tradition.

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An act of faith

An act of faith

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

It was witnessing others live out their Catholic faith that inspired K.D. Howells (pictured) to join the Church.

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Local priests to renew promises at annual Chrism Mass

Local priests to renew promises at annual Chrism Mass

| March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

The annual Chrism Mass at which Archbishop John Nienstedt blesses the sacramental holy oils for the upcoming year also serves another essential purpose for priests — renewing the promises they made on their ordination day.

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Called to evangelize

Called to evangelize

| March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jeff Cavins embarks on a new mission to help Catholics know Christ better and share their faith Well before creating a successful Bible study series, reintroducing audiences to Christ, and leading pilgrimages to the Holy Land, Jeff Cavins knew he was destined to teach God’s word. “I think if there’s anything I’m called to in […]

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How Pope Francis has inspired the local faithful

How Pope Francis has inspired the local faithful

| March 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Below are impressions of Pope Francis from several local faithful who have struggled in various ways, but have found inspiration and hope during his first year as pontiff.

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Schools band together to improve Catholic education

Schools band together to improve Catholic education

| March 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Enhanced innovation, staffing among collaborative’s goals

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Legislation aims to restore felons’ right to vote

Legislation aims to restore felons’ right to vote

| February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Minnesota Catholic Conference among its supporters

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A little goes a long way

A little goes a long way

| February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Latino ministry uses many of its funds and resources for parish programs that help Latino immigrants acclimate to American culture, including offering Spanish-speaking Masses at the archdiocese’s 23 Latino parishes.

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Former pro-hockey player to speak at Men’s Conference

Former pro-hockey player to speak at Men’s Conference

| February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

At the annual Archdiocesan Men’s Conference March 22, former pro-hockey player Brian Bonin will present “Men of this World or Men of God: Where are the Sports of Today Leading You and Your Family?”

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Group to host Rally for Religious Liberty at state Capitol

Group to host Rally for Religious Liberty at state Capitol

| February 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Members of Ham Lake parish want to inspire, educate with speakers

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Catholic schools rely on donor generosity through CSA

Catholic schools rely on donor generosity through CSA

| January 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Since 1969, Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis have benefited from the annual Catholic Services Appeal. This year’s appeal seeks to raise $9.3 million, with $2.4 million allocated for education.

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Playing it loud and proud

Playing it loud and proud

| January 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Faith journey leads Craig Berry to release Christian rock album

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