Tag: Matt Birk

New school aims to educate south metro Catholics

New school aims to educate south metro Catholics

| November 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

A new high school set to open in Burnsville in the fall of 2019 hopes to serve Catholic families in the south metro of the Twin Cities. Local Catholic business leader Tom Bengtson, who helped launch Chesterton Academy in 2008, and retired NFL player and former Minnesota Viking Matt Birk are teaming up to open Unity High School at Mary, Mother of the Church in Burnsville.

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Birk’s new initiative encourages purpose in Catholic school athletics

Birk’s new initiative encourages purpose in Catholic school athletics

| April 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Could the intensity of traveling teams be taking the “sport” out of “sports,” especially for young athletes?

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Knights, Birk kick off Super Bowl week with coat donations

Knights, Birk kick off Super Bowl week with coat donations

| February 1, 2018 | 2 Comments

Students of St. John Paul II Catholic Preparatory School in Minneapolis joyfully put on brand new coats as current and former members of the Minnesota Vikings greeted them. 

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Speaking to men’s group, Birk focuses on marriage

Speaking to men’s group, Birk focuses on marriage

| July 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Former NFL player and St. Paul native Matt Birk was in town to speak at a St. Paul’s Outreach Men on a Mission event July 10 at Embassy Suites in Bloomington. He is in town for a vacation before heading back to New York City where he now lives with his wife and six children.

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Prep sports captains huddle up for lessons on team leadership

Prep sports captains huddle up for lessons on team leadership

| August 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

When Matt Birk grabbed the microphone on the morning of Aug. 8 at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, he took command of his audience the way he took command of the offensive line for the Minnesota Vikings and, later, Baltimore Ravens.

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News Notes – July 17, 2014

News Notes – July 17, 2014

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

St. Paul man wins second place in national Catholic video contest
Catholic schools get anonymous grant
Leadership summit offered for high school sports captains

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Mingling with NFL greats

Mingling with NFL greats

| May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Archbishop John Nienstedt, right, talks with former NFL players Matt Birk, left, and Rich Gannon during Relevant Radio’s annual Christ Brings Hope Banquet.

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News Notes – May 8, 2014

News Notes – May 8, 2014

– Bridging founder to be honored
– Visitation student wins science honor
– Matt Birk to receive Christ Brings Hope award
– Cristo Rey volunteer receives recognition

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Matt Birk: NFL great, faithful Catholic and . . . author

Matt Birk: NFL great, faithful Catholic and . . . author

| January 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

It all started in a neighborhood in Mendota Heights. Rich Chapman was living at the end of a cul de sac with his wife Jayme and four children.

Eight years ago, a new neighbor moved in next door — NFL football player Matt Birk, who was playing center for the Minnesota Vikings at the time.

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Faith on fire – Archdiocesan Youth Day draws 1,600

Faith on fire – Archdiocesan Youth Day draws 1,600

| Jennifer Janikula for The Catholic Spirit | September 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Archdiocesan Youth Day draws 1,600

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Super Bowl champ speaks to men about defending faith

Super Bowl champ speaks to men about defending faith

| August 15, 2013 | 2 Comments

“I love the Catholic faith and I strive to be a good Catholic,” he said. “We have to defend the faith because it is under attack. There’s no doubt about it.”

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Pro athletes thankful for life lessons learned in CAA

Pro athletes thankful for life lessons learned in CAA

| April 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

“I played everything except football,” said Birk, who enjoyed 10 years with the Minnesota Vikings and four with the Ravens before retiring shortly after his team won the Super Bowl in February. “Jack Peick [physical education teacher] was my coach in everything. He was the guy at Nativity that coached everything. I can remember even at a young age when he was coaching us in basketball.”

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