Church of St Edward 9401 Nesbitt Avenue South - Bloomington, MN 55437 952-835-7101
PARISH & COMMUNITY LIFE COMMISSION
VISION: TO CREATE AND CELEBRATE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY IN AN ENVIRONMENT OF HOSPITALITY AND WELCOME FOR ALL PERSONS
NEWCOMERS…welcomes new members on the first Sunday of every month after all Masses; new parishioners are welcomed twice a year with an evening at the church that includes a tour, Mass and dinner.
DONUT SUNDAY…held on the first and third Sundays of the month from October through May to foster hospitality and camaraderie among parishioners, guests and newcomers.
CANA DINNER…held every February close to Valentine’s Day; an evening celebration of the sacrament of marriage for couples through Mass, dinner and dancing.
FEAST OF ST. EDWARD…held early in September; an outdoor Sunday parish celebration honoring our parish namesake; we are a tithing parish: there is no cost for activities that include Mass on the grass at the 11:00 AM service, food, treats and games (with prizes) for all ages (our facilities allow for an indoor celebration if there is inclement weather).
DINNER CLUB…made up of St. Edward’s couples who gather on the first Saturday of the month to share pre-planned menus in each other’s homes.
40+ SINGLES…interested singles participate in a variety of activities including going out to restaurants, movies, plays, bowling and mini-golf.
SARA GUILD…a women’s community-building group; through a yearly due that is paid to charitable organizations, women participate in monthly social gatherings that have included bus trips, restaurants and theater.
BRIDGE CLUB…this card club, Couples Bridge, gathers to play cards, share food and connect with other parishioners and friends throughout the community; high scores are reported in the parish bulletin.
BOCCE BALL…individuals, couples and teams of four play in the evening at the Bloomington city courts (south of the Valley View Pool area) in the late spring through the early Fall.