Fall Kick-Off

Each fall the Men’s Club gathers to introduce its board members and review the spiritual, social, and service events planned for the upcoming year.  This meeting is open to all members of the Men’s Club as we enjoy a tailgate style dinner, beverages, and a Vikings Monday Night Football game.       

When: Monday September 11th, 6:00 PM
Where: Cassidy Hall

Rock the Fields

The second annual Rock the Fields event will occur as the finale for this years Marathon. This social event is for all adults of the OLG parish community. We will once again enjoy fellowship, food trucks, beverages and music by The Mud Dogs. And don't worry, we have a back-up plan in case of rain this year!

When: Saturday, Sept 30 from 6:00 - 10:00 PM, Band plays from 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: The Athletic Fields of Our Lady of Grace

Tickets are $50 per person, includes food, music, beverages.

You can get your tickets here:

Rock the Fields Tickets - QUANTITY

Summer Classic

Join us for our annual summer social event. ALL men of the parish community are invited. We will set up a tent on the baseball fields and fill it with steaks, potatoes, corn and a plethora of beverages. A few cigars will probably follow. We will use this event to celebrate our extremely successful 2016/17 Men's Club year and welcome new parish members to the Men's Club.

When: Thursday, July 20, 2017, 6:30 PM
Where: The Athletic Fields of Our Lady of Grace
Cost: $75 before July 1, $100 after. New! Cost for new parish members (2015 - 2017): $25
Cost includes premium steak dinner and beverages. Pre-registration required. Must be 21 or older to attend.

Summer Classic Annual Social

A Night at a Country Club

Thank you for your support of St. John Paul II Catholic Prep School at

Monday, June 5th, 6:00  - 9:00 PM

Betty Danger’s Country Club
2501 Marshal Street
Nordeast Mpls

Cost: $100 per person. The price includes:

  • signature specialty cocktail
  • endless mexi-hampton buffet
  • miniature golf & ferris wheel ride
Quantity

This gathering generously sponsored by:
Jane & John McNeill
 

Spirituality Retreats

From time to time, the Men’s Club supports spirituality retreats for the men of the community. In the past, these events have included “mini-retreats” for a half or full day at Cassidy Hall or full weekend retreats off site.

Annual Spirituality Mini Retreat for Men

"Everyday is Gameday - Being a Disciple in a Modern World"

Saturday, January 21, 2017 8:30 A.M-Noon (No Admission charge)

The Honorable Archbishop Hebda teams up with Pat Shurmur, MN Vikings Offensive Coordinator for the 2017 OLG Men’s Club Retreat.

8:30 A.M. – Mass
9:00 A.M. – Breakfast (Donuts, Coffee, & Juice)
9:15 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Mini-Retreat (Cassidy Hall)
12:00 P.M. – Lunch (Pizza & Pop).

Reserve your spot by signing up at the table in the back of the commons after any Mass during the weekends of Jan 7th and 14th.

See the speaker biographies below.

Archbishop Bernard Hebda

(Photo and Full Biography excerpt courtesy of 2016 Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis website, located at http://www.archspm.org/current_bishops/most-reverend-bernard-a-hebda/)

(Photo and Full Biography excerpt courtesy of 2016 Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis website, located at http://www.archspm.org/current_bishops/most-reverend-bernard-a-hebda/)

The son of Bernard and the late Helen Clark Hebda, the Most Reverend Bernard A. Hebda was born on September 3, 1959 in Pittsburgh, PA.

Bernard Hebda attended Resurrection Elementary School in Brookline, PA, and then graduated from South Hills Catholic High School in Pittsburgh in 1977. He continued his education at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1980 followed by a juris doctor degree from the Columbia University School of Law in 1983. He was admitted to the Bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1983 and worked as an associate in the law firm of Reed, Smith, Shaw and McClay.

In 1984, he enrolled at St. Paul Seminary in Pittsburgh and pursued the required studies in philosophy at Duquesne University before being sent to North American College in Rome in 1985 where he completed his theological studies and earned his S.T.B. from the Pontifical Gregorian University in 1989.

He was ordained a deacon on April 6, 1989 at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome by Archbishop John Quinn, and was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Donald W. Wuerl on July 1, 1989 in St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh. After his ordination, he served briefly as Parochial Vicar Pro Tem

at Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Elwood City, PA, before returning to Rome to complete his licentiate in canon law, which he received in 1990 from the Pontifical Gregorian University.

Upon returning from Pittsburgh, Fr. Hebda served in the bishop’s office as Master of Ceremonies from 1990-1992, in team ministry at Prince of Peace Parish on Pittsburgh’s South Side from 1992-1995, and as director of campus ministry at the Slippery Rock University Newman Center from 1995-1996. He also served on the Canonical Advisory Council, the Priest Council and the Priest Personnel Board of the Diocese of Pittsburgh.

In 1996, he was appointed to work in the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts in Rome, which is responsible for the interpretation of the Church’s laws, especially the Code of Canon Law. In 2003, St. John Paul II named him Undersecretary of the Council.

While in Rome, he also served as an adjunct spiritual director at the North American College and as a confessor for the postulants of the Missionaries of Charity (founded by Blessed Mother Teresa) and for the Sisters of that community working at a home for unwed mothers.

He was named Fourth Bishop of the Diocese of Gaylord on October 7, 2009 by Pope Benedict XVI. His Episcopal ordination took place on December 1, 2009. Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron was the Principal Consecrator, with Archbishop Francesco Coccopalmerio and Bishop Patrick R. Cooney as co-consecrators.

On September 24, 2013, Pope Francis named Bishop Hebda Coadjutor Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Newark.

On June 15, 2015, Pope Francis named him Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

Pat Shurmur

(Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Vikings. This excerpt is taken from the Catholic Spirit Magazine, located at http://thecatholicspirit.com/news/local-news/vikings-pat-shurmur/)

(Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Vikings. This excerpt is taken from the Catholic Spirit Magazine, located at http://thecatholicspirit.com/news/local-news/vikings-pat-shurmur/)

Pat Shurmur, the new interim offensive coordinator, integrates his practice of the Catholic faith with football. He dedicates time to Catholic Athletes for Christ, a Virginia-based organization that seeks to promote the Gospel through sports.

An 18-year coaching veteran in the NFL, he has shared his experience with CAC as an athlete advisory board member and as a speaker. CAC does a variety of events and serves as a resource to dioceses across the country in addition to serving professional athletes. According to Shurmur’s CAC website bio, “Pat loves his Catholic faith and is interested in sharing that faith through football.” Secular media has acknowledged the coach’s faith too. When he took the head coaching position at Cleveland in 2011, Bill Lubinger of the Plain Dealer newspaper reported as such based on what friends and colleagues of Shurmur had to say. “They describe a grounded overachiever, a doctor’s son raised in a traditional Catholic household in suburban Detroit,” Lubinger wrote.

Shurmur attended a Catholic high school, Divine Child, in Dearborn, Michigan. He went to Michigan State for college and had a standout career as a lineman for the Spartans football team in the 1980s. Shurmur also met his wife, Jennifer, at MSU. They have four children – Allyson, Erica, Claire and Kyle. Their son, Kyle, currently plays quarterback for Vanderbilt University. Pat Shurmur joined the Vikings in January this year as the tight ends coach after a two-year stint in Philadelphia.

Lenten Fish Fry & Pasta Bar

Date: St. Patrick’s Day, March 17
Location: OLG Cassidy Hall and School Gym
Time: 4:30p – 7:30p

Join the entire OLG parish community on Friday, March 17 at the annual Lenten Fish Fry and Pasta Bar. This year will be a special year as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with everyone’s favorite Irishman, Fr. Kevin!

Enjoy the Twin Cities best fish fry hosted by Lake Calhoun and Braemar’s Tin Fish, Buci di Beppo pasta bar and assorted side dishes. And yes, it’s all you-can-eat! Don’t have time? No problem; the drive-thru opens at 4:30p.

Entertainment will include the big band sound in the school gym and international ethnic (can you say Irish?) accordion music by Mark Stillman in Cassidy Hall.

Purchase tickets before and after all weekend masses in March or at the school and parish offices.

All proceeds from the evening go to supporting the OLG Youth Ministry and Boy and Girl Scouts.

Do you have the luck of the Irish?

Raffle tickets will be available for $10 each for a chance to win the Grand Prize: steak dinner for four at the rectory with Fr. Kevin where you will open (and take home!) a 24-year-old bottle of Glenlivet scotch hand filled by Fr. Kevin at the Glinlivit distillery. This very special bottle retails for over $600. Other prizes also available.

Support

Sign-up to volunteer at the Sign-up Genius site HERE.

Interested in sponsoring the Bucca di Beppo pasta bar? Contact Bill Dubbs or Kyle Kirsch.

Cost

Adults $12
Youth (ages 6-12) $6
Children are free
Raffle $10/each

Winter Gala

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The annual Winter Gala is our largest and most important fund raiser of the year.  It offers an elegant evening for the Our Lady of Grace community to come together in supporting the many benefactors of the community.  The Winter Gala helps support the needs of the parish and school and many other areas. 

We are continuously in need of people who can share a bit of their time and talent and are looking for individuals or corporations who are interested in helping sponsor/underwrite the Gala.  If you’d like to help out or are in a position to help sponsor the Gala please speak up – our e-mail addresses are below.

When

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Where

Interlachen Country Club, Edina, MN

Resources

Co-Chairs Doug and Cindy Fulton (dougfulton@aol.com), Mike and Shari Rogalski (mike_rogalski@hotmail.com)

Gala Letter and Donation Form

Click here to download a copy of the Gala Letter and Donation Form.

Christmas Tree Lot

From the Friday after Thanksgiving to a few days before Christmas, the Our Lady of Grace parking lot is host to the best tree lot in the Twin Cities. The tree lot features award winning, locally grown Christmas trees, sold by the best salesmen around…you!
The tree lot is 100% volunteer staffed and is a great service opportunity to meet some of your fellow parishioners. This is the second largest service project of the year and all proceeds go to supporting OLG school, youth programs and greater community.

Want to be a Tree Lot Captain this year?

Thanks to all who have signed up to be Tree Lot Captains this year.  We still have a lot of openings and need more people to step up.  Please consider being a captain - it's easy and you won't regret It.

The Tree Lot team helps you get set up before your shift.  You just need to send a couple of emails to help recruit a bunch of guys and then show up and help people find the Christmas tree of their dreams.

Want to volunteer for a shift?

Don't want to captain, but want to help out?  We have plenty of slots open.  We always need help Thanksgiving Weekend, so please consider helping during those days.  

Feel free to peruse the days to find a spot that works for you.  This is also a great way to get to know new people. 

To sign up, click HERE.

When: Late Nov – Christmas (or until trees run out)
Where: The Basketball / Teatherball courts of Our Lady of Grace
Resources: Rajat Relan (ajatrelan@gmail.com), Chip Furman (cfuhrmann1@gmail.com), Dick Ward (dward@doughertymarkets.com), Bill Dubbs (dubbs@williams-exec.com)