2018 Vacation Bible School


Vacation Bible School, 2018

When: July 23-27, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Who: Age 3 - Grade 6 (must be age 3 by September 1, or entering grade K-6 in fall 2018, pending volunteer support)

This summer, venture onto an uncharted island where kids will learn to survive and thrive by being anchored in the truth that Jesus carries them through life’s storms…

Welcome to Shipwrecked, Our Lady of Grace’s 2018 Vacation Bible School! Come along on an amazing adventure as we deepen our faith through hands-on activities that will help everyone to discover that Jesus cares about them personally and he will rescue us as we face life’s toughest circumstances. Join us for a week full of fun, incredible music, and a relaxing island-getaway setting that all come together to point kids to Christ!

For Age 3‐Grade 3 information contact:
Stephanie Lloyd
952.929.3317 (x109)

For Grades 4‐6 information contact:
Sister Eileen Leon
952.929.3317 (x262)

Sign Up Now!

Register for Our Lady of Grace's Vacation Bible School by filling out the 2018 VBS Registration form. Registration deadline is June 30, 2018.

Volunteer Opportunities


Volunteers are vital to the success of Vacation Bible School! We have opportunities of all shapes and sizes ranging from Shipwrecked Crew Leader to Crew Manager. For more information, and to sign up as an adult volunteer contact Stephanie Lloyd at stephanielloyd@olgparish.org


Adult Volunteers

Note: All Adult Volunteers should be: compliant with Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis Safe Environment requirements, able to attend training on July 21, 9:00 – 11:30 AM, enthusiastic about working with kids, excited to serve, patient and kind, good communicators, comfortable speaking in front of groups of around 30 kids, and gifted in their station or responsibility area.

Teen Volunteers


High school youth entering grade 9 or above in Fall 2018) are invited to be Shipwrecked Crew Leaders for kids between age 3 - 6th grade! If you are in High School and are interested, please fill out the 2018 Teen Volunteer Form or contact Veronica Whelan at veronicawhelan@olgparish.org

Middle School youth entering grade 7 or 8 in Fall 2018) are invited to help crew leaders for kids age 3 to 3rd grade. MS Youth Helpers will have an opportunity to let their leadership skills shine while deepening their own relationship with Jesus and the Our Lady of Grace Church community. Fill out the 7-8 Grade Youth Helper form to sign your incoming 7th or 8th grader today!


8th Annual Widows Day of Reflection with Archbishop Hebda



Archbishop Hebda will preside at Mass and present a reflection on this day of spiritual enrichment and fellowship. Musical entertainment by The Preacher’s Daughters. Breakfast and lunch included. Brochures are available in the Commons kiosk. Pre-registration is required.


Saturday, June 16, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
5071 Eden Ave
Edina, MN 55436

Mission Statement

Each year we offer widows a Day of Reflection for spiritual enrichment and fellowship. We do this through prayer, reflection and the intercession of Mary, Mother of Jesus and Widow of Joseph.


Click the button to the right to download the registration form


Saturday, June 17, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

8:00 - 8:30 AM: Registration
8:30 - 9:30 AM: Mass
9:30 - 10:00 AM: Continental Breakfast
10:00 - 10:45 AM: Reflection by Archbishop Hebda
10:45 - 11:00 AM: Break
11:00 - 11:45 PM: Reflection by Archbishop Hebda
11:45 - 12:15 PM: Lunch
12:15 - 1:00 PM: Music: The Preacher's Daughters

Speaker Bios


Archbishop Bernard Hebda

The son of the late Bernard and Helen Clark Hebda, the Most Reverend Bernard A. Hebda was born on September 3, 1959 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 
Hebda received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1980 from Harvard University 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. 

In 1984, he enrolled at St. Paul Seminary in Pitts-burgh and pursued 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 to the priesthood by Bishop Donald W. Wuerl on July 1, 1989. After his ordination, he received his licentiate in canon law in 1990 from the Pontifical Gregorian University. 

Beginning June 15, 2015, Archbishop Hebda served as Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. Since March 2016 he has served as the twelfth ordinary Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. 

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The Preacher's Daughters

The Preacher's Daughters - Amanda Ellison & Korissa Olson, have traveled similar roads throughout their upbringing in the church as pas-tor’s daughters and in musical families that sang. With a rich heritage in the great hymns of the faith and a variety of gospel music, God called them together to share the songs & stories that have shaped their lives & the valleys God has brought each of them through to get to this place. They have shared the stage with The Talleys, Michael English, the Nelons & many others!  The Preacher's Daughters will fill your hearts and uplift your spirits with laughter, the great Hymns of the faith, powerhouse vocals, & rich stories! 


Questions or concerns?

Contact Cheryl Broich: 952-831-2656


The 8th Annual Widows’ Day of Reflection is endorsed by the Archdiocesan Office of Marriage and Family Life and is sponsored by Knights of Columbus Marian and Nicollet Councils, Relevant Radio and Our Lady of Grace Church, Edina.


The Temperament God Gave You


Wednesdays, June 13 - August 8, 7:30 - 9:00 PM
St. Raphael’s Parish, Crystal

Learn to understand and motivate your children. See how the intrinsic nature each person is born with affects their perceptions and decisions. This 8 session, small group program was designed to help people understand the gifts God has given in each person’s temperament.

Cost $40 per couple and includes book, workbook and CD. Contact Jody Pellegrene at 612-817-1047 with questions.

National Catholic Singles Conference (NCSC)


Wednesday, June 6 - Sunday, June 10

Calling all single Catholics! For the first time in over 5 years the National Catholic Singles Conference is coming to the Twin Cities! The National Catholic Singles Conference (NCSC) was created to give single Catholics the opportunity to meet other like-minded singles and learn more about and share their Faith. Talks by dynamic speakers, time for prayer, and various social opportunities provide a great balance of inspiration and fun!

Over the last 13 years, since February 2005, over 4,000 singles have participated in conferences in Denver, Chicago, San Diego, Philadelphia, Clearwater Beach, San Antonio, Atlanta, Dallas, and this past year in both Pittsburgh and Phoenix! 

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May 1 - Saint Joseph the Worker

Study: Symbolon: Living the Faith, Session 9: Catholic Social Teaching*
Listen: St. Joseph: Patron of the Universal Church

May 3 - Saints Philip and James, Apostles

Study: Lectio: Evangelization, Session 7: Leadership in the Church
Listen: Truth and Life Audio Bible: Universal Letters

May 8 - Anniversary of the Birthday of Venerable Fulton Sheen

Study: YDisciple: Modern Media
Listen: There is Life in the Womb
Escuchar: Cristo en el Credo, Pasion, Muerte, y Resurreccion*

May 13 - The Ascension of the Lord

Study: Symbolon: Knowing the Faith, Session 6: The Paschal Mystery*
Study: YDisciple: Who is God?, Session 3: Is Jesus Really Divine?
Listen: This Changes Everything

May 20 - Pentecost Sunday

Study: Lectio: Peter, Session 8: Peter and Pentecost
Study: Symbolon: Knowing the Faith, Session 7: The Holy Spirit and the Life of Grace*
Study: The Wild Goose is Loose*
Listen: We Must Go Out

May 21 - The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church

Listen: Mary: Handmaid of the Lord
Read: Mary: The Church at the Source
Read: Mary in the Redemption

May 26 - Saint Philip Neri, Priest

Watch: Saint Philip Neri

May 27 - The Most Holy Trinity

Study: Wisdom and Works of Mercy
Study: Symbolon: Knowing the Faith, Session 2: Divine Revelation*
Read: God is Love
Listen: Abba or Allah

May 31 - The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Study: Symbolon: Knowing the Faith, Session 9: Mary and the Saints*
Watch: Mary of Nazareth

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Moms of Grace May Social


Thursday, May 31, 7:00 - 9:30 PM, Commons
Please join us in taking time to step away from the whirlwind of end-of-school activities and recharge with Moms of Grace!  Pamper yourself with a chair massage, compliments of Dr. Megan from Marty Chiropractic Clinic. Take a moment to place a flower and an intention with our Mother Mary on the final day of May. Relax while having some refreshments and conversation on the patio with other women from our parish. Feel free to bring along a bottle of wine, prosecco or some beer or, more importantly, just bring yourself!

Financial Peace University

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Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University is coming to Our Lady of Grace!

Wednesdays, May 30 - August 8, 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University is coming to Our Lady of Grace! What it you knew where all of your money was going each month?  What if you were debt-free, investing and making wise spending decisions? With Financial Peace University you can take control of your money and start planning for your future. Click on the button for more details, to register and order your class materials.  Contact Janna Davies at jannadavies@olgparish.org with any questions. 

Celebrating OLG and MHT


Sunday, May 27, after the 7:30 and 9:30 AM Masses
We will be celebrating the merger of Our Lady of Grace and Most Holy Trinity on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity with donuts and coffee. All are welcome as we celebrate the unity of these great parishes.

Contact Melissa Miller at melissamiller@olgparish.org or in the Parish Office (x111) if you want to help with the celebration.

Funeral Notice: Marcella (Cusack) Gordon


Gordon, Marcella Cusack of Edina, MN died on May 18, 2018. Wife of the late William H. Gordon, Jr. She is survived by her five children, Catherine Gordon Einhaus (Mark), Mary Elizabeth Gordon Mueller (Karl, decd.), William H. Gordon, III, John Sterling Gordon (Patricia), and Peter Martin Gordon (Jennifer). Also survived by her 7 grandchildren, Edward and Elizabeth Einhaus, and Sean, Carlin, Grady, Ella, and Amelia Gordon. Marcella was an active member of The League of Catholic Women, serving as President from 1988-1990, and served as board member at St. Therese. Mass of Christian Burial Friday May 25, 2018 at Our Lady of Grace Parish, 5071 Eden Avenue, Edina, MN at 10:30 a.m. Visitation one hour prior to Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Courage Kenny Rehabilitation - Sports & Rec, Kill Kancer or Our Lady of Peace Hospice of St. Paul. GILLBROTHERS.com MINNEAPOLIS, MN 612-861-6088