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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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Father Pilaczynski served St. Thomas Academy many years

Father Pilaczynski served St. Thomas Academy many years

| September 7, 2016 | 2 Comments

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.

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Navy admiral talks about leadership at St. Thomas Academy

Navy admiral talks about leadership at St. Thomas Academy

| January 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

“It was a completely different experience for me. I’ve never met someone that high up in the military,” said senior Ben Philbin. “His entire premise was centered around one of the most important parts of leadership — caring for who you are a leader for.

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At almost 102, ‘Prof Brown’ isn’t short on memories

At almost 102, ‘Prof Brown’ isn’t short on memories

| August 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

Thanks to anti-Catholic prejudice, LeRoy Brown became a teacher at St. Thomas Academy for nearly two decades then a fighter for fairness for Catholics on many fronts.

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Come to class with one of STA’s best-loved teachers

Come to class with one of STA’s best-loved teachers

| May 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dave Ziebarth showed a clip from the movie “Saving Private Ryan” as his third-hour world history class at St. Thomas Academy began a section on World War II.

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Alumni thankful for brotherhood, leadership, discipline

Alumni thankful for brotherhood, leadership, discipline

| Jennifer Janikula for The Catholic Spirit | May 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit asked three alumni from different decades what still resonates from their years at St. Thomas Academy.

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