Tag: service

Pope approves new path to sainthood: heroic act of loving service

Pope approves new path to sainthood: heroic act of loving service

| Carol Glatz | July 12, 2017 | 1 Comment

Pope Francis has approved a fourth pathway to possible sainthood — giving one’s life in a heroic act of loving service to others.

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Retired educator honored for ongoing work with students

Retired educator honored for ongoing work with students

| Melenie Soucheray | May 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Samuel Salas receives Ignatian Volunteer Corps’ Madonna Della Strada Award

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The power of witness

The power of witness

| Vincenzo Randazzo | December 19, 2016 | 1 Comment

On a Tuesday morning some months ago, I woke up without my alarm. I looked at my clock, and it was exactly 5 a.m. Typically this is like finding a forgotten $5 in my pocket; I have a whole extra hour to sleep! But a new thought entered my mind that morning: “You should go to confession and Mass.”

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Advent events in the archdiocese

Advent events in the archdiocese

| November 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Responding to a query from The Catholic Spirit, parishes, schools and organizations in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis submitted the following events

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Catholics seeking to improve lives on mission trips say they’re changed as well

Catholics seeking to improve lives on mission trips say they’re changed as well

| Clare Kolars | July 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

To serve and be served

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Army National Guard chaplain, St. Joe pastor reflects on deployment

Army National Guard chaplain, St. Joe pastor reflects on deployment

| Jessica Weinberger | April 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

At St. Joseph in West St. Paul, Father Michael Creagan serves as pastor to more than 1,900 families. But his full pastoral duties extend to hundreds more — the men and women of the Minnesota Army National Guard’s 1/34th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, part of the esteemed “Red Bulls.”

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Archbishop: Eucharist should compel Catholics to imitate Jesus, serve others

Archbishop: Eucharist should compel Catholics to imitate Jesus, serve others

| March 25, 2016 | 2 Comments

When celebrating previous Masses at the Cathedral of St. Paul, Archbishop Hebda said he had looked across the sanctuary at the empty archbishop’s chair, and wondered who would eventually take that seat. “Little did I imagine that I would be sitting there,” he said.

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On ordination day, bishop calls deacons to life of service

On ordination day, bishop calls deacons to life of service

| Jonathan Liedl | December 7, 2015 | 1 Comment

“The purpose of this ordination is to allow you to give your life as a ransom for the Church, to allow your life to be taken by God and used as he desires,” said Bishop Andrew Cozzens, the archdiocese’s auxiliary bishop, during his homily.

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Stars of service

Stars of service

| May 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield helps a pair of students hosted an All School Service Day May 28. The second annual event involves all students partaking in service activities throughout the day, and was organized by AHA service coordinator Paul Ruhland. A group of juniors made sandwiches for a local organization called The Sandwich Project, with the sandwiches to be distributed to those in need.

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SPO program offers service day to help needy

SPO program offers service day to help needy

| Caroline Rode | August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

At 9 o’clock on a Monday morning, more than 200 lively, college-aged students with water and bag lunches in tow filled an auditorium at the University of St. Thomas.

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Leaving our Christian calling card

Leaving our Christian calling card

| Deacon Adam Hamness | April 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

In the Gospel of John, our Lord says, “I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:34-35).

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Knights honor sisters for their dedication, service

Knights honor sisters for their dedication, service

| March 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Sister Betty Gits joined the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet just after high school. After her first vows, she set out to teach elementary and junior high school for the next 21 years.

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