Fall Kick-Off

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Monday, September 17, 6:30 PM, Cassidy Hall
All men of OLG are invited to help the Men’s Club kickoff 2018-2019. The Fall Kickoff is a great way to learn about the Men’s Club and the spiritual, service and social events for the upcoming year, share a tailgate-style meal and watch a little Monday Night Football. The event is free of charge. Hope to see you there!

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.  We will use this event to celebrate our extremely successful 2017/18 Men's Club year and welcome new parish members to the Men's Club.

When: Thursday, July 26, 2018, 6:30 PM ***Rescheduled from July 19 due to weather forecast
Where: The Athletic Fields of Our Lady of Grace
Cost: $75 before July 1, $100 after. Cost for new parish members (2016 - 2018) and Youngsters ages 21-35: $25


Cost includes premium steak dinner and beverages. Pre-registration required. Must be 21 or older to attend.

Summer Classic Annual Social (with option to pay dues)

IMPORTANT UPDATE

Due to the rain that is in the forecast for Thursday, July 19, the OLG Men's Club Summer Classic will be rescheduled for Thursday, July 26 starting at 6:30 PM.  As of right now, the weather prognosticators predict 0% chance of rain next Thursday (we'll see if they are right).

  • If you purchased a ticket and plan to attend, you don't need to do anything.
  • If you purchased a ticket, but can't make it and would like a refund, please contact Geoff Selby at geoffreycselby@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you on the OLG fields next Thursday!  

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

”I Will Arise: Catholic Man in a Secular World”

Saturday, January 20, 2018 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

Join the Men’s Club for ”I Will Arise: Catholic Man in a Secular World” a retreat with guest speaker John Crudele. Breakfast and lunch provided. Reserve your spot by signing up at the table in the back of the Commons after any Mass during the weekends of January 7 and 14, emailing Jim Clancy at jrpclancy@gmail.com or 952-929-3317. There is no admission charge.

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John Crudele

John Crudele is a Catholic leader, author and speaker. Over the past 30 years, John has inspired and challenged more than two million listeners with his stories, authenticity and candor. He is the founder of Partnership for Youth, which hosts the popular Steubenville North Catholic Teen Conferences. He’s a founding partner and coach with the John Maxwell Team. He is the co-author of Making Sense of Adolescence, a contributing author to the Teen Power series and has a story in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living Catholic Faith

Lenten Fish Fry & Pasta Bar

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Friday, March 16, 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The OLG Men’s Club is excited to announce our 10th Annual Fish Fry and Pasta Bar! We will once again be offering fish from the Tin Fish, pasta from Bucca along with cole slaw, baked potato, rolls and cake. Don’t forget the drive thru and Finnegan’s Pub!

Contact Kyle Kirsch at kylek@canopyfg.com or 612-414-8085, or Bill Dubbs at dubbs@williams-exec.com with questions or to volunteer.

Cost

Tickets are $12 for an Adult, $6 for Youth (Ages 6-12) and free for Children (ages 5 and under).

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.

Gala Event Information

Click here for more information about the Gala.

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)

Grill the Priests

Fr. Finnegan and Fr. Bakker are a wealth of knowledge, well rounded, with life experience, men committed to live the reality of their Catholic Faith in the spirit of Christ and His Church.  This is an opportunity to get both the young and old take on life, work, and ministry.  (Young Fr. Neil and Old Fr. Kevin) Combined over 85 years of Men in Faith.  In other words, they are FULL of it!

When: Thursday, November 16th, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: Cassidy Hall
What: FOOD, FUN, FAITH, FELLOWSHIP !!!

Catholic Watchmen

The Catholic Watchmen is a movement started by Bishop Cozzens in February as a way for men to come together to learn, share and grow in faith. Wherever you are in your individual spiritual journey, we all need the fellowship and support that can only be provided in community with other men who are also on their own journey of faith. 

The mission of the Catholic Watchmen movement is to help men live up to their calling to be protectors, providers and leaders of their families and in the community.  To accomplish this task, Catholic Watchmen learn and practice 7 Disciplines that we will unfold during monthly Rallies.  Each monthly Catholic Watchmen Rally runs from 6:30-8:30 pm with food, social time, video presentations, and discussion.

As Catholic men, it can become increasingly easy to stay comfortable or complacent in our faith, our relationships and with our prayer life.  It can be easy to look across the aisle and say, “I’m doing pretty well. I go to church, I pray sometimes, and I try to stay out of trouble.”  But as Pope Benedict XVI said, “The world promises you comfort, but you were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness.”   Come join us as we respond to this call and come together as men committed to helping each other achieve greatness!

When: 6:30p – 8:30p monthly
Where: Typically, Cassidy Hall but check the calendar for details
Resources: Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis web site HERE

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