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June 12, 2021

• Blog: Jesus Is Inclusive: A Pride Month Story

Laurie Russell Pickert

Father Clay says “Jesus was inclusive.” And he says we’re called to mirror that inclusiveness and communicate it in the way we live. Which means that it was my petition, too. It’s my job to live the value of human rights even when – especially when – it isn’t my humanity that’s under attack.   […]

June 5, 2021

• July 1 Marks End of Dispensation in MN

Laurie Russell Pickert

To learn more about the July 1st end of dispensation please see this link at the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. and Archbishop Hebda’s Letter to the Diocese.

June 1, 2021

• Masses Changes Beginning in June

Laurie Russell Pickert

MASS CHANGES THIS MONTH We thank you all for your kind patience, understanding, and consideration of safety for yourself and others as we move through the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning the weekend of June 5 & 6, we plan to resume the celebration of Mass as we had before the pandemic.  We will continue to live […]

May 22, 2021

• Blog: Love, Accept, Faults, Sins

Laurie Russell Pickert

Love, Accept, Faults, Sins I found this homily from 2013 where Father Clay examines the “I am not worthy” phrase. I wanted to share it now in case anyone needed a reframe on worthiness. Also, this morning I met with an old colleague and explained this blog -and this language was the most potent example […]

May 19, 2021

• Blog: Back to distance learning, trying not to rush

Laurie Russell Pickert

Back to distance learning, trying not to rush Life is good, and there is so much out of our control. I want my daughter and her classmates to be healthy and back together in their classroom. I want to do the fun things I have for my work tomorrow rather than be home with chills. I […]

May 8, 2021

• Blog: Yoga, centering prayer, and the Eucharist

Laurie Russell Pickert

Yoga, centering prayer, and the Eucharist This homily excerpt from Father Clay speaks to the idea of coming to the Eucharist just as we are. I celebrate that idea, that we don’t have to check all the obedience and purity boxes to show up for communion. It is there for us no matter what. Dear People […]

May 8, 2021

• Archdiocesan Pentecost Vigil Mass

Laurie Russell Pickert

Archdiocesan Pentecost Vigil Mass   May 22nd at 6pm at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church, Bloomington Join Archbishop Hebda, Bishop Cozzens and the charismatic groups of the Archdiocese at this special Mass, which marks the beginning of Year 3 of the Archdiocesan Synod process. Mass will be held outdoors. Please bring your own chair or blanket. […]

April 29, 2021

• Blog: Look Around, Look Around

Laurie Russell Pickert

DearPeopleWhomGodLoves Blog “Look around, look around” My theme song this week is from the Hamilton soundtrack: “The Schuyler Sisters” are prowling lower Manhattan singing “how lucky we are to be alive right now.” My family and I weren’t in the greatest city in the world last week, but we were on the greatest of the […]

April 22, 2021

• Archbishop Hebda Statement Regarding Guilty Verdict in Derek Chauvin Trial

Kim Myers

Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda The verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer now convicted on all counts as a result of his role in the death of George Floyd last spring, is a sobering moment for our community. The decision by a jury of peers punctuates the grief that has […]

April 20, 2021

• Blog: Anti-racism and the spiritual journey

Laurie Russell Pickert

DearPeopleWhomGodLoves Blog “Anti-racism and the spiritual journey” “Anti-racism” was a new word for me in 2020. I have so much to learn. I have so much to rewire in terms of my own understanding of privilege and systemic oppression. And of the fear that lives in a body and keeps it from sitting still in times […]

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