Tag: St. John the Baptist

New office for linking Latino families to Catholic schools launches on Lake Street

New office for linking Latino families to Catholic schools launches on Lake Street

| January 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

In 2017, Lorena Trejo heard a radio spot pitching Catholic schools on a secular Spanish radio station. It piqued her interest, and she reached to out the source, the Catholic Schools Center for Excellence, which focuses on Catholic elementary school excellence and advancement in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Now her two children attend St. John the Baptist in Savage.

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Excelsior parish completes long-awaited renovation

Excelsior parish completes long-awaited renovation

| January 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

St. John the Baptist in Excelsior celebrated Christmas in its newly renovated church. While the project is ongoing, the first Mass was celebrated in the renovated sanctuary Dec. 22, with the dedication of the new altar scheduled for Feb. 17.

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Near Waverly, Rural Life Sunday gives glimpse of farming as way of life

Near Waverly, Rural Life Sunday gives glimpse of farming as way of life

| June 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Father Kenneth O’Hotto, pastor of St. Mary in Waverly, immediately knew who to call when asked to host Rural Life Sunday, an annual celebration of rural life in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Newly Blessed Rani Maria celebrated from India to Minnesota

Newly Blessed Rani Maria celebrated from India to Minnesota

| Saji Thomas | November 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sister Rani Maria’s beatification was celebrated as far away from Udainagar as St. Paul, Minnesota, where Franciscan Clarists have been serving in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis since 1970.

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How are you preparing a way for the Lord?

How are you preparing a way for the Lord?

| Deacon Charles Mugabi | December 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Growing up, I observed how my family prepares for visitors. Whenever we expect a relative, friend, priest or government official, we prepare a couple of things to show hospitality, depending on how long the visitor is staying. Usually, we clean the house thoroughly, including the back yard, washrooms and couches, prepare good food, and, if a visitor is staying for a couple of days, then his or her bed is properly made. My family takes time to prepare for visitors so that they can experience a warm welcome and feel at home.

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Watching, waiting and wonder: the virtue of patience

Watching, waiting and wonder: the virtue of patience

| December 11, 2014

When I was a pastor of a large suburban parish outside Detroit, I preached one Advent Sunday on the Advent virtue of courage as exemplified by the life of St. John the Baptist. I encouraged my parishioners to be fearless in speaking about their faith before others and not to be afraid of defending the truths of their Catholic faith. After Mass, a mother came up to me to thank me for the homily but added, “Father, next week could you preach on the virtue of patience? That’s the virtue I really need!”

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Praying for the sick

Praying for the sick

| February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bishop Lee Piché gives a blessing to Nancy Goers, a member of Mary, Mother of the Church in Burnsville, after a special Mass for World Day of the Sick Feb. 8 at St. John the Baptist in New Brighton.

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Awake each morning and prepare the way of the Lord

Awake each morning and prepare the way of the Lord

| December 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Every morning when you awake, if someone were to ask you, “What is your purpose today?” I wonder what your response would be.

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Mississippi kids welcome group from Savage

Mississippi kids welcome group from Savage

| July 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

A group of 41 teens, young adults and chaperones from St. John the Baptist in Savage recently spent six days on a road trip to their sister parish, Immaculate Heart of Mary, in the small town of Houston, Miss., to organize a vacation Bible school program for elementary school students there.

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‘Prepare the way of the Lord’ with prayer

‘Prepare the way of the Lord’ with prayer

| Deacon Leonard Andrie | December 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

In this week’s Gospel, we get a glimpse of Luke’s literary purpose of tying the inauguration of John the Baptist’s ministry to the wider world culture.

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John the Baptist uses all his actions and words to point us to Jesus

John the Baptist uses all his actions and words to point us to Jesus

| Deacon Evan Koop | November 30, 2011 | 1 Comment

Clothed in his rustic garb, he stands on a pedestal that bears the Latin inscription of his famous words Ecce Agnus Dei, “Behold the Lamb of God!”

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Savage youth count blessings in midst of bus tragedy

Savage youth count blessings in midst of bus tragedy

| Susan Klemond For The Catholic Spirit | August 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

What could have been a terrible tragedy involving a bus full of youth from St. John the Baptist in Savage instead had the marks of divine intervention thanks to a quick-thinking youth leader who’d never driven a bus before and an amazing set of circumstances.

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