Tag: Minneapolis

Basilica parish celebrates 150 years of prayer, service in the city

Basilica parish celebrates 150 years of prayer, service in the city

| Susan Klemond | September 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Basilica of St. Mary kicks off its 150th anniversary celebration the final weekend of September with two Masses celebrated by Archbishop Bernard Hebda Sept. 30.

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Black Catholic Leadership Initiative aims to broaden roles, presence across archdiocese

Black Catholic Leadership Initiative aims to broaden roles, presence across archdiocese

| May 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

On the heels of last summer’s National Black Catholic Congress in Orlando, local participants organized the Black Catholic Leadership Initiative to put the congress’ themes into play with three focus areas: prayer, youths and justice. The meeting at St. Raphael provided an update of the group’s ongoing work as well as a spiritual retreat.

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Spring Formation Day to spotlight evangelization, community

Spring Formation Day to spotlight evangelization, community

| Melenie Soucheray | May 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Two years ago, Father Joseph Williams directed all staff members at St. Stephen in Minneapolis to stop what they were doing for a time in the summer and during Lent. In the spirit of the Gospel of St. Matthew in which Jesus commissions his apostles to go out and make disciples, St. Stephen staff members were to leave their desks and go to the streets.

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League of Catholic Women rooted in service, fellowship

League of Catholic Women rooted in service, fellowship

| Susan Klemond | March 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Steeped in the history of Minneapolis and the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, the 107-year-old League remains relevant by giving new generations of Catholic and non-Catholic women opportunities to help the poor and find fellowship and spiritual enrichment.

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Basilica panel discusses #MeToo, abuse prevention

Basilica panel discusses #MeToo, abuse prevention

| Bridget Ryder | March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

In light of a growing tide of women from Hollywood to state houses and beyond who have shared publicly on social media about having been sexually violated, the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis decided to be part of the conversation.

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St. Olaf throws Super Bowl party for homeless displaced by game security

St. Olaf throws Super Bowl party for homeless displaced by game security

| February 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

St. Olaf in downtown Minneapolis hosted homeless men and women during Super Bowl weekend to accommodate the temporary closure of First Covenant Church’s shelter, due to its close proximity to U.S. Bank Stadium.

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Catholic parishes, schools gearing up for Super Bowl

Catholic parishes, schools gearing up for Super Bowl

| January 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Those plans include participation in one of the more than 30 events during the weeks before the game at U.S. Bank Stadium. Other parishes and schools have their own events, and a couple of downtown Minneapolis parishes have adjusted Mass schedules to accommodate visitors.

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Ahead of Super Bowl, Catholics partner to ramp up anti-trafficking efforts

Ahead of Super Bowl, Catholics partner to ramp up anti-trafficking efforts

| January 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

For Terry Forliti, a series of traumatic events as a teenager — being raped by her boss, her friend dying in a car accident and her parents’ divorce — spurred heavy drug use that carried into adulthood.

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In new book, deacon seeks to help people identify gifts

In new book, deacon seeks to help people identify gifts

| January 10, 2018 | 2 Comments

Deacon Winninger, 69, who serves at Our Lady of Lourdes in Minneapolis, said the book is the product of what he describes as an “epiphany” he had before a presentation about 17 years ago.

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New Brighton writer helps incarcerated women pen stories of hurt, hope

New Brighton writer helps incarcerated women pen stories of hurt, hope

| Melenie Soucheray | July 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

The collected works of 43 women, “Breaking the Cycle: Writings by Women in Prison,” was published in April. The authors hope it will influence others to avoid criminal activity.

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Congratulations, 2017 graduates

Congratulations, 2017 graduates

| May 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit is highlighting three students who credit their Catholic education with providing opportunities to help them learn about the world, serve others and grow in their faith.

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Faith and family guide college-bound entrepreneur

Faith and family guide college-bound entrepreneur

| Sharon Wilson | May 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Entrepreneurship is not new to her. At age 15, Arevalo started her own business choreographing quinceañeras to support her family. She said the experience taught her the value of hard work, money management and using her time wisely.

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