Celebrate Marriage

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Friday, January 25, 2019 , 5:45 - 9:00 PM 

 Jim and Maureen Otremba

Jim and Maureen Otremba

Mark your calendars, book your babysitter and join us for an enriching date night with your spouse!

The evening includes Mass with a marriage blessing, a cozy catered dinner with wine by the fire in the Commons and an inspiring talk by Jim and Maureen Otremba, married 23 years.

Cost

$50 per couple, before December 25. Save by registering early. After December 25, cost is $55 per couple)

Register

Click the button below to register.   Space is limited!

Questions?

Contact Meghan Hodgdon at meghan.m.hodgdon@gmail.com or 651-769-3280.

Advent & Christmas Schedule 2018

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What are you bringing to the manger?

In this season of gift giving, we know that nothing can equal the greatest gift of all – the gift of Jesus!

Just as the Magi brought gifts to the Manger of the Child, we invite you to bring your gifts of gratitude to the manger as well. Throughout Advent you have the opportunity to express your gratitude and bring your gift to the manger. You will find patterns to make a gift box in the Commons by the manger or click here to download one to print at home. Write your gratitude prayer, place it in the box and bring your gift box to the manger as an offering of thanks and love to the Christ Child. Let’s fill the manger with our presents of gratitude!

These gifts of prayers and thanksgiving will remain in our baptistery throughout Christmastide.


Let us join together this Season of Advent and Christmas as we prepare for and celebrate the birth of our Lord.

*Holy Day of Obligation

Advent

OLGMC Christmas Tree Lot

November 23 – December 16
Weekdays from 4:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday from 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday from 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

First Sunday of Advent

Saturday, December 1, 5:00 PM (Vigil)

Sunday, December 2, 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30 AM; 6:00 PM

Christmas Concert
Amahl and the Night Visitors: A Christmas Opera

Sunday, December 2, 2:30 PM
Performances by: OLG School Choir, Schola Cantorum and Twin Cities Youth Chorale

Immaculate Conception
of the Blessed Virgin Mary*

Saturday, December 8, 8:30 and 10:30 AM

Advent Day of Mercy (Confessions)

Wednesday, December 12, 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Nursery care provided on a space available basis:
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
4:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Saturday, December 22, 5:00 PM (Vigil)

Sunday, December 23, 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30 AM; 6:00 PM

Christmas

Christmas*

Monday, December 24 (Vigil)
4:00 PM - Children’s Pageant (Church)
4:00 PM - Vigil Mass (Gym)
6:30 PM - Candlelight Mass
10:00 PM - High Solemn Mass
(Choral Music starts 30 minutes before the 6:30 and 10:00 PM Masses)

Tuesday, December 25
7:30 AM
9:30 AM
11:30 AM

Wednesday, December 26

9:00 AM (no 6:15 AM Mass)

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

Saturday, December 29, 5:00 PM (Vigil)

Sunday, December 30, 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30 AM; 6:00 PM

Monday, December 31

9:00 AM (no 6:15 AM Mass)
NOTE: This Mass does not fulfill the obligation for the Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God

Mary, The Holy Mother of God*

Monday, December 31, 6:30 PM (Vigil)

Tuesday, January 1, 2019, 10:00 AM (no 6:15 or 9:00 AM Mass)


Closures

The Parish Office and MHT Adoration Chapel will be closed on the following dates for Christmas and New Year’s:

  • Monday, December 24

  • Tuesday, December 25

  • Monday, December 31

  • Tuesday, January 1, 2019

NOTE: Exposition of Blessed Sacrament will resume on December 26 after 9:00 AM Mass and on Wednesday January 2, 2019 at the regularly scheduled time (5:00 AM).

Support the 2019 OLGMC Gala

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This year’s Gala will be held on February 9, 2019 at the newly renovated Interlachen Country Club and tickets go on sale January 11. Beyond attending, there are many ways to support the cause:

Auction Item Donations

Auction item donations can be made by contacting Cathleen Cachat before January 15.

Split the Pot Raffle Tickets

$20 Split the Pot raffle tickets will are available now in the Parish Office and at this year’s OLG Christmas Tree Lot.

  Thank you in advance for your support and hope to see you there! 

FORMED Content Featured in December

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Register

Sign up for FORMED today using the access code RBXK8F and by clicking the button below!

Inspirational Resources for Faith Formation in December

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!

December 2018

A Whole Month of Liturgical Content on formed.org!

December 2 - First Sunday of Advent

Study: Prepare the Way, Week 1*
Study: YDisciple: Advent, Session 1: Prepare the Way
Listen: Prepare the Way of the King

December 6 - St. Nicholas

Watch: Nicholas: The Boy Who Became Santa*

December 8 - The Immaculate Conception

Study: Footprints of God, Mary: The Mother of God
Watch: Mary of Nazareth
Read: Mary: the Church at the Source
Listen: Mary: Handmaid of the Lord

December 9 - Second Sunday of Advent

Study: Prepare the Way, Week 2*

December 12 - Our Lady of Guadalupe

Watch: 1531*
Listen: Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Juan Diego
Escuchar: Guadalupe y el Misterio del Verbo Encarnado

December 16 - Third Sunday of Advent

Study: Prepare the Way, Week 3*

December 23 - Fourth Sunday of Advent

Study: Prepare the Way, Week 4*

December 25 - Christmas

Watch: The Story of the Nativity
Watch: Brother Francis: O Holy Night*
Watch: Kristoph and the First Christmas Tree
Listen: The True Meaning of Christmas

December 27 - St. John the Apostle

Study: Lectio: Eucharist, Session 7: Bread of Life Discourse

December 30 - Feast of the Holy Family

Study: Beloved: The Mystery and Meaning of Marriage*
Study: Symbolon: Living the Faith, Session 7: A Love That Lasts*
Watch: Marriage: God’s Design for Life and Love

*Available in Spanish

Sister School - JPII Preparatory School Annual Report

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Pope John Paul II Catholic Preparatory School (An Ascension Catholic Academy School) thanks Our Lady of Grace for its gracious support! See our annual report and witness the miraculous things you are helping to make happen!

OLGMC 2018 Christmas Tree Lot

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Join us at the Tree Lot for a warm cup of cider while you kick off your Christmas season and get your home ready to celebrate! 

We have beautiful Frasier, Canaan, Balsam and White Pine trees to select from.  Also available:  wreaths, garland, porch pots and decorative birch logs to help with exterior decorating needs. 

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.

The tree lot is 100% volunteer staffed.  All proceeds go to supporting OLG school, youth programs and greater community.

When:

November 23 – December 16
Weekdays from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday from 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday from 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Cost:

Prices will vary based on the size and type of tree

Giving:

We will also be collecting the following items at the Tree Lot in support of other community organizations: 

  • New or gently used clean winter boots and coats

  • New hats, gloves and socks (especially men’s socks)

  • Newborn infant diapers

  • Big boxes of dry breakfast cereal

These goods will be delivered to Sharing & Caring Hands, Cradle of Hope, MRD 363 Days Food Program, Catholic Charities, Sabathani Community Center, Crisis Nursery Center and Shoe Away. 


Want to volunteer for the Tree Lot?

Visit the Men'c Club Tree Lot volunteer page for more information about volunteering.

Giving Trees

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Saturday, December 1 - Sunday, December 16
Don’t forget to take an ornament from the Giving Trees and bring back your unwrapped gifts. There are many different options on the trees, from baby items to items for the elderly and scholarship opportunities for San Max, JPII, and Ghana. Thank you for your generosity!

Winter Boots and Coats Drive

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Friday, November 23 - Saturday, December 15

Once again this year, the Men’s Club and Social Justice Ministry are asking you to donate new or gently used, clean winter coats and boots, as well as new winter hats, gloves and socks (especially men’s socks).  While all sizes are needed, there is a great need for men’s coats. In addition, we are collecting newborn infant diapers and big boxes of dry cereal.

You can leave your donation in the bins at the Tree Lot or outside Cassidy Hall.

The donated items will be delivered to:

  • Sharing and Caring Hands

  • MRD 363 Days Food Program

  • Catholic Charities

  • Sabathani Community Center

  • The Crisis Nursery

  • Shoe Away

Thanks for helping keep our neighbors warm!

Sponsored by

OLG Men’s Club and OLG Social Justice Ministry

Advent Day of Mercy 2018

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Wednesday, December 12, 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Join us for a day of reconciliation. A light soup supper will be provided in the Commons.

Nursery Care

Nursery care provided on a space available basis:
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Service Opportunity

After you have received the Sacrament of Reconciliation, you can have lunch and fill a snack bag to help feed a hungry child over the Christmas holiday. We are working with Matter, a local charity, to fill 900 snack bags with healthy foods and a note to the recipient. The bags will be delivered to JPII for distribution.

Preacher's Daughters Concert - Sweet Hymns of Joy

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Sunday, January 6, 2:30 PM, Church
Your hearts will be touched & souls uplifted in this heartwarming Christmas concert event with The Preacher's Daughters, Amanda Ellison and Korissa Olson! This powerhouse vocal duo will sing your favorite timeless Christmas carols & great hymns of the faith! Laugh along as stories are shared of the season and the similar paths they shared as preacher's daughters! For all ages- Invite your family & friends! Love offering will be received.

www.thepreachersdaughtersmusic.com