Get Involved at Our Lady of Grace!
Thank you for your interest in helping us fulfill our mission at Our Lady of Grace! Our hope is that here you will find a home and community where you are able to use your gifts and talents for the glory of God. Check out the various groups listed in our Discipleship Guide or read more about some of them below. For more information on involvement at OLG, contact the parish office at 952.929.3317. If you are interested in getting involved in ministry here at Our Lady of Grace fill out our Online Ministry Sign Up found in the button below.
Volunteer for a Liturgical Ministry
Enroll in our Ministry Scheduler Pro software and select which ministries you are interested in being trained in, and a parish representative will reach out to you to help you with the process.
Currently, we are in need of Greeters, Ushers, Lectors, Altar Servers, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Sacristans, and Coordinators for our monthly Baptism liturgies.
Mission: To unite the men of Our Lady of Grace to promote spiritual and social interest, and to aid in the charitable work of the parish. All men of the parish are welcome. The Men's Club is active in fundraising to support the school and other parish initiatives. Some of their most visible activities are the Christmas Tree Lot, the Lenten Fish Fry, and the annual Steak Dinner. In addition to their fundraising activities, the Men's Club sponsors opportunities for spiritual growth throughout the year. You can visit their page on this site by clicking here. Contact the parish office at 952.929.3317 for more information or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
OLG participates in changing the systems of poverty in Ghana. Our time, talent, and treasure have truly changed lives in our missions there. Providing support and building schools, OLG is helping to educate a new generation--one of the surest ways out of poverty for individuals and society. We have welcomed Fr. Mark, Fr. Sylvester, and now Fr. Dominic as they do graduate work and grow in knowledge which they can take home to Ghana. For more information or to get involved with the Ghana Ministry, please contact Melissa Miller at email@example.com or at 952-929-3317.
Living Rosary Prayer Network
Are you or someone you know in need of prayer? Volunteers for the Living Rosary Network pray one decade of the Rosary each day for prayer intentions. If you would like us to pray for you or a loved one, contact Sue Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 952-925-9290. We welcome new volunteers who are interested in this important spiritual support for our community. Your only commitment is to pray!
Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus is the largest Catholic service organization in the world. A group of men at Our Lady of Grace Parish are members of the Marian Council (No. 3827) of the Knights of Columbus. The Marian Council is the largest and most active council in Minnesota, with over 1100 members.
The brother knights at Our Lady of Grace are a Catholic fraternal organization of the parish identified as the "Knights of Columbus Roundtable," to provide support and service to our pastor and church. Men of Our Lady of Grace are welcomed and encouraged to be part of the Knights of Columbus' many Christian activities and services. Contact the parish office for more information.
Stephen Ministry equips lay people to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care and support to individuals who are experiencing difficulties in their lives. If you could benefit from the care of a Stephen Minister, or if you are interested in becoming a Stephen Minister, contact one of our Stephen Ministry Leaders. Brochures are available in the kiosk in the Parish Commons, or click here.
Our Lady of Grace Women’s Club
Mission: To advocate for women and support and empower all women at Our Lady of Grace to connect and build community, grow in faith knowledge and spirituality, and develop in leadership and service. For more information, contact Melissa Miller in the parish office or email@example.com.
Extraordinary Ministers to the Homebound
Extraordinary Ministers to the Homebound visit parishioners in their homes and share the Eucharist with them. Ministers visit 4 to 5 homebound per month. Training is provided. If you are interested in becoming a Extraordinary Minister to the Homebound, contact Beryl Schewe at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 952-929-3317. If you or someone you know is homebound and would like to receive communion, please contact Beryl Schewe at email@example.com.
First Friday Fellowship
Join us after Mass on First Fridays and get to know the folks you sit next to at church. Meets the first Friday of every month after the 9am Mass in the Dining Room. Refreshments are served.
Funeral Hospitality Team
Funeral hospitality workers help with preparation, serving, and/or cleaning up for funeral luncheons a couple of times per month. There are two shifts: mid-morning set up (10am-1pm) or early afternoon clean-up (12-2:30pm). If interested, contact Tom Butler at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 952-924-0147.
Our Lady of Grace Prayer Group
Meets for one hour, in the main church, not the chapel. Also, we pray one full Rosary, (Joyful,or Sorrowful,or Glorious, or Luminous) in addition to the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and other prayers.
Holiday Food Bags
Each year at Thanksgiving, OLG fills over two hundred food bags with the necessities for a Thanksgiving dinner. The bags are then distributed through Catholic Charities Branch II.
Knit or crochet simple prayer shawls in the comfort of your own home. While knitting, pray for the health and healing of the person who will receive the prayer shawl and pray for God's love for oneself, the receiver's family, friends, and care team. Knitting instructions are provided and are available at the front desk of the Parish Office or by clicking this link. Prayer shawls are to be returned to the Parish Office to be blessed and delivered to parishioners who need them. If you know someone who is homebound or ill and would like a prayer shawl, you may pick one up in the parish office.