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Church will celebrate its namesake with special event

Church will celebrate its namesake with special event

| May 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Roses, petunias, hibiscus, and an abundance of greenery on St. Rita Church grounds at 8694 80th Street, Cottage Grove, won the parish the commercial green garden award in 2009, but landscaping was not just about beautifying the premises. The Church honored its namesake, St. Rita of Cascia, Italy, by doing what she loved, planting flowers.

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Families reap rewards from pay it forward in Lakeville

Families reap rewards from pay it forward in Lakeville

| May 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

The fifth-grade faith formation class at All Saints in Lakeville, led by Liz Townley, recently heard from the recipients of their 2011 Pay it Forward for Lent project, which raised $520 through a bake sale and hot dog dinner.

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Seminarian journeys from collegiate basketball competition to good, old camaraderie

Seminarian journeys from collegiate basketball competition to good, old camaraderie

| Matthew Davis For The Catholic Spirit | May 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Chris Miller began his college journey playing NCAA Division III basketball for Augsburg College in Minneapolis. But his journey took a much different route than most student athletes.

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Vigil for the common good

Vigil for the common good

| May 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Rev. Doug Mitchell, center, chair of the Joint Religious Legislative Coalition’s executive board, talks to a group of people May 11 outside the Minnesota State Capitol at the statue of Floyd B. Olson, governor of Minnesota from 1931-1936.

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Loretto Catholic school to close at end of school year

Loretto Catholic school to close at end of school year

| May 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Academy of Ss. Peter and Paul in Loretto will close at the end of this school year, the pastor and trustees of Ss. Peter and Paul parish announced in a May 13 letter to parishioners and school parents.

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Ordination anniversaries

Ordination anniversaries

| May 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

» Father Siebenaler

» Father Keiser

» Father Sieg

» Father Valit

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Seven men ordained transitional deacons

Seven men ordained transitional deacons

| May 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

Seven men were ordained transitional deacons May 7 at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis.

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Heavenly Mother’s Day

Heavenly Mother’s Day

| May 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

Participants in the 64th annual May Day Family Rosary Procession make their way in the rain toward the Cathedral of St. Paul from the Minnesota State Capitol building in St. Paul on Mother’s Day

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Father Bernard Klein served 62 years as archdiocesan priest

Father Bernard Klein served 62 years as archdiocesan priest

| May 12, 2011 | 1 Comment

Father Bernard Klein, 88, died May 4. He was or­dain­ed a priest June 4, 1949. He retired from active ministry in January 1995 but continued to serve parishes in sacramental ministry.

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Deacon Carlson was among first ordained permanent deacons

Deacon Carlson was among first ordained permanent deacons

| May 12, 2011 | 1 Comment

Deacon Paul Carl­son, 94, was part of the first group of perm­anent deacons to be ordained for the Arch­dio­cese of St. Paul and Minnea­polis in 1976. He died April 20.

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Stewardship tool kit, training coming for parishes

Stewardship tool kit, training coming for parishes

| May 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

New tools to develop stewardship as a way of life will soon be available in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, and a series of workshops have been scheduled in early June to help clergy, parish staff, parish volunteers and others interested in growing stewardship in homes and parishes to make the best use of those tools.

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St. Thomas Academy hockey player is a champ on and off the ice

St. Thomas Academy hockey player is a champ on and off the ice

| Julie Pfitzinger For The Catholic Spirit | May 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

AJ Reid has proven himself to be a star on the ice as part of this year’s St. Thomas Academy championship hockey team, on the ball field as a left-fielder and power hitter for the STA baseball team, and as the Mendota Heights school’s Cadet lieutenant colonel and member of its crack drill squad.

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