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High school seniors at Mendota Heights school help St. Paul food shelf

High school seniors at Mendota Heights school help St. Paul food shelf

| May 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, seniors at St. Thomas Academy in Mendota Heights couldn’t hold their usual two weeks of onsite volunteer work before graduating this year.

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Since students can’t come to them, chaplains connect with high schoolers at home

Since students can’t come to them, chaplains connect with high schoolers at home

| Debbie Musser | April 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Father Pavlak notes that his biggest challenge has been not seeing the students at school, with their energy, humor and personalities that are complemented by being around one another. “It’s been important for me to stay connected with them as their priest,” he said.

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Catholics take part in the ‘war effort’ by making and donating masks, face shields

Catholics take part in the ‘war effort’ by making and donating masks, face shields

| April 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

“The need is tremendous,” said Westlake about his face shields. “I get an email an hour from somebody who says, ‘Can you make some for us?’ or, ‘How soon can you get us a lot?’ People are asking for 100 or 200 at a time.”

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St. Thomas Academy student first MN teen to test positive for COVID-19; STA and Vis to remain closed

St. Thomas Academy student first MN teen to test positive for COVID-19; STA and Vis to remain closed

| March 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Bishop Cozzens encouraged people to look to the schools and the Minnesota Department of Health to provide more information, and to look for ongoing updates as more is known. He advised schools to “continue making preparations.”

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St. Thomas Academy, Visitation close after parent diagnosed with COVID-19; archdiocese outlines plan for potential Catholic school closures

St. Thomas Academy, Visitation close after parent diagnosed with COVID-19; archdiocese outlines plan for potential Catholic school closures

| March 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

The parent of a St. Thomas Academy student has tested positive for COVID-19, and the Mendota Heights school has cancelled classes and activities for March 12-13 “out of an abundance of caution,” according to a school leader.

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Father Long engaged lay staff in ministry

Father Long engaged lay staff in ministry

| September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

While Father Jack Long always appreciated working with lay staff in his 40 years of ministry, he said their vital roles became more evident in his final two assignments — both parishes with more than 3,500 households. He refuses to micromanage, he said. “If I’m going to hire a janitor, I’m going to hope that he knows the ins and outs of a boiler, because I don’t.”

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Totino-Grace wins Class A state boys soccer title

Totino-Grace wins Class A state boys soccer title

| November 2, 2017 | 2 Comments

Sophomore forward Steevenson Lamarre scored all the points Totino-Grace needed for the Class A state high school boys soccer championship Nov. 2.

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Msgr. Baumgaertner fostered seminary formation in Minnesota and beyond

Msgr. Baumgaertner fostered seminary formation in Minnesota and beyond

| June 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Longtime seminary leader Monsignor William Baumgaertner died June 21 at the age of 95 at Cerenity Marian in St. Paul.

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St. Thomas Academy fires teacher over text messages to students

St. Thomas Academy fires teacher over text messages to students

| May 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Catholic, all-male college preparatory military high school in Mendota Heights learned of the text messages May 8 and terminated Kristin Vanyo May 9.

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St. Thomas Academy rifle team headed to nationals with CMP state championship

St. Thomas Academy rifle team headed to nationals with CMP state championship

| January 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Four St. Thomas Academy, Mendota Heights students and rifle team members will head to nationals in March after winning the state title Jan. 7 in Forest Lake.

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Cadets capture first Class A crown in boys soccer

Cadets capture first Class A crown in boys soccer

| November 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

St. Thomas Academy in Mendota Heights captured the Class A state boys soccer title Nov. 3 at U.S. Bank Stadium. Senior defender Devin Kennedy clinched St. Thomas Academy’s first state boys soccer championship with a penalty kick. STA prevailed 1-0 over Northfield in double overtime at US Bank Stadium.

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Five St. Thomas Academy and Visitation students honored for saving teacher’s life

Five St. Thomas Academy and Visitation students honored for saving teacher’s life

| September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Saint Thomas Academy teacher Mitch Taraschi awarded five certificates Monday to students who saved his life back in May.

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