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St. Philip slated to merge

St. Philip slated to merge

| May 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

Minneapolis parish’s financial challenges prompted decision

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Many pastors will soon spring into new parish assignments

Many pastors will soon spring into new parish assignments

| April 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Spring always brings change and growth. This year, the changes will be numerous for pastors and parishioners in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

The archdiocese has 21 openings in parishes for pastors, said Deacon Russ Shupe, director of clergy placement and diaconate.

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New center offers accounting services to churches, schools

New center offers accounting services to churches, schools

| April 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

The newly opened Parish Accounting Service Center at the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is helping to relieve some of the burden on pastors and parish leaders while providing a level of financial expertise many par­ishes cannot afford on their own.

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Oblates’ mission a good fit in eastside St. Paul parishes

Oblates’ mission a good fit in eastside St. Paul parishes

| March 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Parishioners and pastors at St. Casimir and St. Patrick in St. Paul are all breathing “a sigh of relief” that the parishes are clustering, rather than closing, with the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate taking on ministry at both parishes.

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Catholic Schools Commission begins work to strengthen local education

Catholic Schools Commission begins work to strengthen local education

| February 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

A Catholic Schools Commission named by Archbishop John Nien­stedt has been charged with bringing a set of recommendations to him by June to help ensure the strength and sustainability of Cath­olic elementary schools through­out the archdiocese.

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St. Benedict closes doors, prepares for integration

St. Benedict closes doors, prepares for integration

| Pat Norby and Dave Hrbacek | January 19, 2011 | 1 Comment

Bernard, 86, and Adeline, 88, Sobczak can look out the window of their home near New Prague and see the church of St. Benedict across the street. For more than four decades, they have walked out their front door and about 100 yards to the church doors for Sunday Mass. Jan. 16, they did it for the last time.

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Three Catholic schools to close, 8 under urgent review to remain open

Three Catholic schools to close, 8 under urgent review to remain open

| January 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Three Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis — St. Joseph in Red Wing, St. Mathias in Hampton and San Miguel Middle School in Minneapolis — will close at the end of the current school year because they lack long-term sustainability.

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New Prague pastor relieved by changes to merger

New Prague pastor relieved by changes to merger

| December 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

Father Kevin Clinton, pastor of St. Wenceslaus in New Prague, said he is feeling a bit less pressure since Archbishop John Nienstedt modified the merger plan among six parishes in the area.

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Archbishop modifies two of 14 original mergers

Archbishop modifies two of 14 original mergers

| November 19, 2010 | 0 Comments

Archbishop John Nienstedt announced Nov. 19 that he is modifying two of the 14 original parish mergers announced Oct. 16 and 17 by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Catholic schools seek sustainability solutions

Catholic schools seek sustainability solutions

| November 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

In the past six years, Pope John Paul II Catholic School in northeast Minneapolis has made a tremendous turn-around.

It faced near-closure in 2004, but today it runs its budget in the black (thanks, in part, to a pastor with a business degree), serves as a model for multi-age classrooms and has made a commitment to strong Catholic identity initiatives, for which it earned a national award in April.

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Planning process prompts 100 letters appealing 12 of 14 mergers

Planning process prompts 100 letters appealing 12 of 14 mergers

| November 4, 2010 | 0 Comments

Twelve of the 14 mergers outlined in the archdiocesan strategic plan have been appealed by parishioners or parish representatives, said Jennifer Haselberger, chancellor for canonical affairs.

The two mergers that are not being appealed are St. Vincent de Paul merging with the Cathedral of St. Paul and St. Augustine merging with Holy Trinity, all in St. Paul.

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Parishioners at some churches designated for mergers file appeals

Parishioners at some churches designated for mergers file appeals

| October 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

Parishioners at churches involved in 10 of the 14 mergers announced earlier this month are appealing the decision affecting them through a formal process provided by Archbishop John Nienstedt, according to the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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