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‘Get on board’ for this year’s Appeal

‘Get on board’ for this year’s Appeal

Something happened in this Arch­diocese on Wednesday, Feb. 23. Three hundred-plus Catholics board­­ed motor coaches in order to visit five destinations sponsored by the Catholic Services Appeal.

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Father Kevin Magner to serve in Lonsdale

Father Kevin Magner to serve in Lonsdale

| February 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Father Kevin Magner was appointed parochial administrator of Im­ma­culate Conception in Lons­dale, effective Jan. 17. Since he was or­dained in May 2003, he has served at Our Lady of Grace in Edina, St. Charles Borromeo in St. Anthony, St. John the Evangelist in Hopkins and St. Anne in Hamel.

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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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Register now for Feb. 26 Stewardship Conference

Register now for Feb. 26 Stewardship Conference

| January 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

Helping parishes build vibrant, engaged communities is the goal of the 2011 Archdiocesan Stewardship Conference Saturday, Feb. 26.

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The annual collection to support re­tir­ed religious – Did you miss it?

The annual collection to support re­tir­ed religious – Did you miss it?

| January 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

The annual collection to support re­tir­ed religious is taken up each December, and area Cath­o­lics have always been generous. But this year, School Sister of Notre Dame Midge Breiter, who oversees the local Retire­ment Fund for Re­ligious, is concerned that many people missed the call to help because of bad weather.

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UST’s Opus College of Business earns major accreditation

UST’s Opus College of Business earns major accreditation

| January 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Business education at the Univer­sity of St. Thomas took a leap forward by earning accreditation from the Association to Advance Colle­giate Schools of Business in Nov­em­ber.

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Sister Ashton named delegate for religious

Sister Ashton named delegate for religious

| January 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

For more than 20 years, Sister Ashton was the president/CEO of St. Mary’s Hos­p­ital and Re­ha­bilitation Center in Min­nea­polis, then spent eight years as Min­ne­sota’s State Commissioner of Health.

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Epiphany takes precedence over Mary, Mother of God, Dismissing the holy day obligation on Saturday

Epiphany takes precedence over Mary, Mother of God, Dismissing the holy day obligation on Saturday

| December 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, marks the solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, which in 2011 is not a holy day of obligation because it falls on a Saturday.

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Priests named to Vocations Office, new clergy institute

Priests named to Vocations Office, new clergy institute

| December 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

Father Troy Przybilla was named director of the archdiocesan Voca­tions Office and Father Peter Wil­liams was named director of the Institute for Ongoing Clergy For­­­ma­tion, both ef­fective Jan. 15.

They are among the four priests and one deacon who are receiving new assignments from Arch­bishop John Nienstedt.

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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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