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Program is ‘Christmas miracle’ for those in need

Program is ‘Christmas miracle’ for those in need

| Jennifer Janikula | November 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Catholics reach out to those in need through organizations like Sponsor A Family, which recruits sponsors who purchase gifts for families that are struggling with basic needs.

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Food ministry a win-win for parish and local businesses

Food ministry a win-win for parish and local businesses

| October 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Volunteers from St. Patrick parish in Edina collect prepared, perishable food donations from local restaurants and deliver them to Sharing and Caring Hands.

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St. Joseph in Red Wing: Fewer meetings, more results

St. Joseph in Red Wing: Fewer meetings, more results

| October 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

For the past six years, the pastoral council at St. Joseph in Red Wing has used a meeting process that moves decision-making closer to those who do the work, through six parish commissions.

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Delano students learn Spanish via BSM video series

Delano students learn Spanish via BSM video series

| September 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Students at St. Peter’s School in Delano learn Spanish from videos produced from Spanish students at Benilde-St. Margaret’s School in St. Louis Park.

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Purchasing program helps parishes, schools stretch dollars

Purchasing program helps parishes, schools stretch dollars

| Jennifer Janikula | September 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

This year, churches and schools might reduce expenses if they take advantage of a new purchasing program sponsored by the archdiocese.

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Future Full of Hope

Future Full of Hope

| April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Parish leadership program brings together people from diverse backgrounds, cultures

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Faith and food are a good mix at Joe’s Diner

Faith and food are a good mix at Joe’s Diner

| April 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

A mob of grade school children gathered around a table in the Great Hall at St. Joseph in Lino Lakes April 6.

They were hungry. More than likely, they could smell the chicken nuggets and french fries being prepared in the kitchen. After an hour of religious education, they were ready for a break and some food.

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What’s cooking? Parish dinner parties

What’s cooking? Parish dinner parties

| Julie Pfitzinger | February 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Parishioners at the Church of St. Joseph in West St. Paul who attend monthly “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” events often find themselves sitting around a dinner table with people they may have seen many times before, but have never met.

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A small percentage that makes a big difference

A small percentage that makes a big difference

| August 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

The weekend Mass collection at St. Victoria in Victoria looks typical: Parishioners deposit donation envelopes, crumpled bills and loose change in baskets that weave their way to the back of the church.

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Kids’ program fail proof, director says

Kids’ program fail proof, director says

| June 29, 2010 | 0 Comments

A sea of color lit up Holy Family church in St. Louis Park June 25, as more than 300 children and adults wearing bright tie-dyed shirts gathered around the altar for eucharistic adoration. The assembly was the culmination of the par­ish’s five-day Catholic vacation Bible school that featured the standard games, crafts and music, but […]

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