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.
“The [life] issues put us in touch with one aspect of humanity: They show what we are capable of when we lose our moorings, when we are not guided by clear thinking on right and wrong.”
— Richard Doerflinger, associate director of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities, in remarks April 28 after receiving the inaugural Evangelium Vitae Medal at the University of Notre Dame
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, an international order of missionary priests and brothers with members serving in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the death of its founder with a Mass and open house at Christ the King Retreat Center in Buffalo Sunday, May 22.