Tag: St. Paul
With finishing touches remaining on Catholic Charities’ brand new Higher Ground homeless shelter in downtown St. Paul, residents began moving in Jan. 11.
A priest known for his music in ministry, Father James David Gorman died Jan. 4 at the age of 62.
It didn’t take long for Nicky Peters to feel the drama of being a sidewalk counselor outside Planned Parenthood in St. Paul.
Since 2011, an Edina-based group of volunteers has met with detained immigrants awaiting deportation hearings at the Ramsey County Adult Detention Center in St. Paul. Visiting with men — and, on occasion, women — in a large classroom, the volunteers are there to listen and be a friendly presence amid isolation, said volunteer Steve Kraemer.
Cindy Pasiuk’s home on St. Paul’s east side has seen many visitors in 64 years. And upon entering, they’ve all walked under a phrase written in chalk above the doorway that changes slightly each year. In 1953 when her parents built the home, the phrase read: “19 + C + M + B + 53.”
In addressing the 100-plus members of the House of Representatives, Archbishop Hebda prayed that they be instruments of God’s providential care, especially to those most in need and on the “margins of society.”
St. Joseph Worker Program participant Kiki Sykes knows by name the children she serves at the nonprofit Jeremiah Program, and she also knows that the ones experiencing poverty might not receive what they’re wishing for this Christmas.
He lost by a landslide, but Riley Horan wouldn’t change a thing about his campaign for a seat in the Minnesota State Legislature. For Horan, engaging intensely and personally in politics was a way of standing up for the values his Catholic faith has given him, especially against staggering odds. Plus, at age 21, Horan still has a lot of time to make a comeback. With a win, he would have been the second youngest legislator in Minnesota’s history.
Located on Summit Avenue next to St. Thomas More, a parish in the care of Jesuit priests, the novitiate serves the provincial territory from Kentucky to the Dakotas. The novices, mostly in their 20s, come from a variety of backgrounds and education levels.
In spite of St. Bernard’s losses over the past six years, the St. Paul parish will invest in the one thing people can’t miss.
“The bells are important for the Church life,” St. Bernard pastor Father Ivan Sant said. “It is an image of the voice of God calling us, and it is a tradition of the Church.”
Father John Pilaczynski of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, a longtime priest and educator at St. Thomas Academy in Mendota Heights, died Aug. 27 in San Antonio, Texas, at age 84.