News notes: July 7, 2011

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Cathedral of St. Paul to host archdiocesan choir camp

The Cathedral of St. Paul will host the first archdiocesan choir camp Aug. 22 to 26. The day camp, which is open to current St. Cecilia choir members and new choristers, is a safe, high-quality choral arts experience for girls and boys ages 10 to 17.

Campers will receive music instruction and rehearse daily in preparation for sung Evening Prayer and future concerts.

The cost of the camp is $75 and includes lunch. For information or to register, email

St. Joseph to hit Target

The band from St. Joseph’s School in West St. Paul has been invited to perform the national anthem during the July 15 Twins game at Target Field. The school’s band program has more than 140 students in fourth through eighth grades and is divided into prep band, junior varsity band and varsity band.

New principal in Richfield

Blessed Trinity School in Richfield has hired Patrick O’Keefe as principal effective July 1.

O’Keefe grew up in St. Paul, attending St. Pascal Baylon School. He has a master’s degree in education from the University of Notre Dame and was most recently assistant principal at Our Lady of Sorrows School in McAllen, Texas.

Cedarcrest accredited

The Minnesota Nonpublic School Accrediting Association has accredited Cedarcrest Academy in Maple Grove from 2011 to 2018. Cedar­crest Academy was recently named an official Roman Catholic School by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. MNSAA is a voluntary method of quality assurance with a goad to evaluate, validate and improve each school’s quality.

Father Reding on board

Father Michael Reding, pastor of St. Bartholomew in Wayzata, was appointed July 1 to the board of directors for Benilde-St. Margaret’s School in St. Louis Park. He serves on the board as the representative of the Arch­dio­cese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

A native of Red Wing, Father Reding was ordained in 1997 and served at Transfiguration in Oak­dale, before being named pastor of St. Bartholomew in 2000.

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