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Religious men and women celebrate significant jubilees

Religious men and women celebrate significant jubilees

| July 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit is honored to highlight the members of women’s and men’s religious communities who are celebrating milestone jubilees this year and who are serving or who have served in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Reflecting on 60 years of sisterhood

Reflecting on 60 years of sisterhood

| Debbie Musser | July 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

On March 19, Sister Angela Schreiber celebrated her 60th jubilee, commemorating six decades of service as a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet.

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Congratulations, jubilarians!

Congratulations, jubilarians!

| June 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit is honored to celebrate the priests who are marking 10, 25, 50 and 60 years of priestly ministry this year.

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Priestly jubilees: Celebrating lives in service to the Church

Priestly jubilees: Celebrating lives in service to the Church

| Susan Klemond | June 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

A jubilee anniversary is an opportunity not only to celebrate achievements but to reflect on a journey — past, present and future.

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Archdiocesan synod planned for 2021

Archdiocesan synod planned for 2021

| June 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

On June 8, Catholics from around the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis will gather at St. Peter in Mendota to pray with a particular intention in mind: to invite the Holy Spirit’s guidance throughout an archdiocesan synod process starting this year.

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Moving forward together

Moving forward together

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | June 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

At this year’s Vigil of Pentecost, I will be formally announcing that our archdiocese will be embarking on a synod, our first since 1939.

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Synod executive committee members

Synod executive committee members

| June 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

FATHER JOSEPH BAMBENEK is pastor of St. Pius X and chaplain of Frassati Catholic Academy, both in White Bear Lake. As of July 1, he will join the Archdiocesan Catholic Center staff as assistant director of the archdiocesan synod and will help the Parish Services Team with parish planning. He was ordained in 2010 after working in strategic planning with electric utility companies in Michigan.

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Synod 101

Synod 101

| June 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

For Catholics familiar with the term, a “synod” evokes the idea of the Synod of Bishops, or a gathering of bishops at the Vatican to discuss a particular topic, sometimes over several weeks. Recent synods of this kind include the Synods of Bishops on the Family in 2014 and 2015, and the Synod of Bishops on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment in 2018.

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Synod process aims to be collaborative, wide-reaching and led by Holy Spirit

Synod process aims to be collaborative, wide-reaching and led by Holy Spirit

| June 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

In autumn 2015, Archbishop Bernard Hebda was apostolic administrator of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, an interim role to help the local Church transition between archbishops. He held 10 listening sessions around the archdiocese to gather information for the next archbishop — only to have Pope Francis appoint him to the job the following March.

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Father Connelly finds connection with late father in the Mass

Father Connelly finds connection with late father in the Mass

| May 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Newly ordained Father Joseph Connelly made his late father’s reception of last rites possible only weeks before entering the seminary in 2011.

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Father Floeder’s vocation stirrings go back to first grade

Father Floeder’s vocation stirrings go back to first grade

| May 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Father Louis Floeder received a “crazy thing” from his mother when he graduated from high school eight years ago.

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Father Gifford let go of music aspirations to say ‘yes’ to God

Father Gifford let go of music aspirations to say ‘yes’ to God

| May 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Father Joseph Gifford traded the stage for the sanctuary. The 27-year-old newly ordained priest was on track for a promising career in opera when he discerned God was calling him to the priesthood.

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