Global Leadership Summit 2018


The Basics:

Your influence matters. You have influence and the ability to positively impact your community  and world. No matter where your influence is—in your family, school, work or church—when you commit to grow your leadership, everyone around you wins! On August 9-10, 2018 join an expected 445,000+ people globally  for two days of world-class leadership training.

The Global Leadership Summit: Who We Are

2018 Global Leadership Summit Faculty


This year Our Lady of Grace will be a partner church for The Global Leadership Summit 2018. All Our Lady of Grace Parishioners who register by June 26 (until 11:59 PM CDT) are elligible for a discounted rate of $109 or $139 after June 26 by entering the priority code listed in the parish bulletin or eNews email.

World Class Faculty

The diverse Summit faculty delivers a unique blend of vision, inspiration and practical skills you can immediately apply.



For more information contact Melissa Miller or visit The Global Leadership Summit 2018 website.

Blood Drive


Thursday, August 2, 1:00 - 7:00 PM, Cassidy Hall
Give blood. Save a life. Sign up to give blood during our blood drive. Visit and enter our Sponsor Code: OURLADYOFGRACE to schedule your appointment or for more information. Contact Melissa Miller at or in the Parish Office (x111) if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.

Support JPII School


Sunday, July 15 - Wednesday, August 1
JAX Cafe, Minneapolis

Classic Northeast Minneapolis eatery, Jax Cafe, is gifting JPII School 20% of your dining total.

How does it work?

  1. Make your reservation at Jax ( for sometime between July 15 and August
  2. Enjoy your award-winning meal with family, friends or clients!
  3. Snap a photo of your bill and email it to along with your name so we know who to thank!
  4. Jax will cut a check to JPII School in the amount that is 20% of you total.

FORMED Content Featured in July



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Inspirational Resources for Faith Formation in June

Discover all the best Catholic content in one place. Entertaining movies, enlightening programs, inspiring talks and audio dramas, and a great selection of popular e-books - all just a click away!

July 2018

A Whole Month of Liturgical Content on!

July 3 - St. Thomas the Apostle

Study: Lectio: Evangelization
Watch: Lost Gospels or False Gospels?
Listen: Right Here, Right Now

July 4 - Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati

Study: YDisciple: Follow Me, Session 5: The Cost
Listen: Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati Man of the Beatitudes*

July 4 - Independence Day (United States)

Study: The Wild Goose, Segment 12: The Spirit’s Freedom
Estudiar: The Wild Goose Doblado en Español, Segmento 12: La Libertad del Espíritu
Listen: Put Not Your Trust in Princes

July 6 - St. Maria Goretti

Watch: Saint Maria Goretti: Fourteen Flowers of Pardon
Listen: St. Maria Goretti

July 22 - St. Mary Magdalene

Read: Right Here, Right Now

July 25 - St. James the Apostle

Study: Lectio: Evangelization
Watch: The Way of Saint James

July 26 - Ss. Joachim and Anne

Study: Beloved: Mystery and Meaning of Marriage*
Study: Symbolon: Living the Faith, Session 7: A Love that Lasts—Discovering Authentic Love*
Listen: Counting Your Blessings
Escuchar: Al Rescate de la Familia*
Read: The Catholic Family Handbook
Read: Discovering God Together
Read: How to Raise Good Catholic Children

July 31 - St. Ignatius of Loyola

Study: True Reformers: Session 2
Listen: The Four Levels of Happiness
Listen: Discerning Hearts: Discernment of Spirits
Read: The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola


*Available in Spanish

Men's Club Summer Classic 2018


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)


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

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

Volunteers Needed for VBS


Jesus seeks disciples and we need YOU!

We are seeking youth and adult disciples to help bring Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus (OLG’s 2018 Vacation Bible School) to life! Join us during the week of July 23-27 to lend a hand and catch the vibrant spirit that fills the Our Lady of Grace campus during the last week of July each year.

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, click here!

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

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!

Safe Environments Materials for Teen Volunteers
All youth grades 7 - 12 (under the age of 18 on July 29) should complete the Youth Volunteer Safe Environments Application. Teens that are 18 or older on July 29 should contact to complete the necessary safe environments materials.

Funeral Notice: Alfred H. Beh, Jr.


Beh, Alfred H. Jr. 73, returned home to God December 14th 2017. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was an overall mentor to many and a humble example for all. He graduated from the University of Iowa with a bachelor's degree in engineering and remained a loyal Hawkeye fan for life. As an engineer he dedicated 43 years to the design and development of aerospace life support systems. He met and later wed the love of his life, Rose after he swept her off her feet during their first dance. They raised three devoted children and one beloved granddaughter which they followed to Minnesota into their golden years. He was greeted in heaven by his mother Bernice, father Alfred Sr., brothers Robert and Ben, and sister in law Connie. He is survived by his wife Rose of 47 years, daughter Tammy, sons Al III and Matt, granddaughter Vanessa, brother John, sister Mary (Spud) and sister in law Kathy, amongst many nieces and nephews. He was adored by his family and will be greatly missed by all. He will be remembered for his wisdom, compassion, humility, selflessness, strong morals and perseverance to fight for continued time with his family. He and his family are extremely grateful for the many doctors, medical professionals, families, friends, neighbors and caregivers that gave strength to his life. A private family life celebration will be held in the summer

Help Fight the Opioid Crisis


Arguably the worst American public health crisis of our time, the opioid crisis has devastating impacts on our state and nation. The Steve Rummler HOPE Network, in partnership with Rotary District 5950, has created an online course to educate people about opioids.

Visit to learn more.