The Catholic Spirit

rss feed

The Catholic Spirit's Latest Posts

St. Mary’s Home to close Dec. 31

St. Mary’s Home to close Dec. 31

| October 20, 2010 | 0 Comments

The Franciscan Health Community announced Oct. 20 that it is closing St. Mary’s Home in the Highland Park neighborhood of St. Paul by Dec. 31, according to a press release from FHC. It also will eliminate its Adult Day Services and Southwest Area Meals programs on Nov. 30.

Continue Reading

Ode to a country church

Ode to a country church

| Sharon Wilson | October 20, 2010 | 6 Comments

For the weekend of Oct. 16 and 17, I was asked to be an archdiocesan representative at one of the merging parishes identified by the strategic planning. Not as an expert, but as a representative, it would be my job to listen, relay information and refer people to where they would be able to find out more.

Continue Reading

Print Edition – October 18, 2010

Print Edition – October 18, 2010

| October 19, 2010 | 0 Comments

Online version of the October 18, 2010 issue. Includes the archdiocesan strategic plan special section.

Continue Reading

Catholic Twin Cities philanthropist Henrietta Rauenhorst dies

Catholic Twin Cities philanthropist Henrietta Rauenhorst dies

| October 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

Twin Cities philanthropist Henrietta Veronica Schmoll Rauenhorst died Oct. 13 at the age of 83. Known as “Hanky” to family and friends, she was a St. Catherine University Emerita Trustee, and she chaired two of its fundraising campaigns with her husband, Gerald (Gerry).

Continue Reading

Two deacons named to parishes

Two deacons named to parishes

| October 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

Deacons Thomas Quayle and Richard Moore have been given new assignments, effective Oct. 4.

Continue Reading

Strategic plan identifies four marks of viable Catholic schools

Strategic plan identifies four marks of viable Catholic schools

| October 16, 2010

Viable Catholic schools are an essential element for fulfilling the mission of the Church in this Archdiocese. Catholic schools assist parents, as primary educators, in handing on the faith to the next generation.

Continue Reading

The archdiocese is growing

The archdiocese is growing

| October 16, 2010

The number of households of registered parishioners is approximately 215,000. The number of households is expected to grow by about 7.5 percent in five years, so that by 2014, the number of households will be approximately 248,000.

Continue Reading

Parishes urged to collaborate on faith formation, youth ministry

Parishes urged to collaborate on faith formation, youth ministry

| October 16, 2010

Under the Strategic Plan, all the faithful are called to renew their commitment to lifelong faith formation.

Continue Reading

Strategic decisions will affect parishes

Strategic decisions will affect parishes

| October 16, 2010

Parishes are a primary means of developing a communion of faith, hope, and love among the faithful in our local Church.

Continue Reading

How to appeal a parish’s merger

How to appeal a parish’s merger

| October 16, 2010

Canon law provides a means whereby certain decisions, including the decision to merge specific parishes as outlined in the Strategic Plan, may be appealed.

Continue Reading

Highlights of changes

Highlights of changes

| October 16, 2010

Strategic initiatives which will encourage cooperation, improve stewardship of resources, and increase transparency in the areas of: qualified pastoral leadership; Catholic schools; and finance and administration to improve ministry, evangelization, and outreach in the Archdiocese. 21 parishes will merge with 14 receiving parishes during the next several years, bringing the Archdiocese from 213 parishes in […]

Continue Reading

Comprehensive plan rooted in church’s mission

Comprehensive plan rooted in church’s mission

| October 16, 2010

The following information is reprinted from the archdiocesan strategic plan.

Continue Reading