2018 Vacation Bible School

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Vacation Bible School, 2018

When: July 23-27, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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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)
stephanielloyd@olgparish.org

For Grades 4‐6 information contact:
Sister Eileen Leon
952.929.3317 (x262)
pes‐sisters@olgparish.org

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

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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

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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!

 

National Catholic Singles Conference (NCSC)

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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! 

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. 

Marriage Booster Retreat

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Saturday, May 12, 9:30 AM – 4:45 PM, Dining Room
The best gift we can give our children and each other is a strong marriage. The Marriage Booster Retreat, sponsored by the OLG Men’s Club and presented by Family Fest Ministries, is an interactive and unique experience designed to give couples a chance to focus on each other and the issues that touch their marriage. Imagine a day where the two of you can laugh, reconnect, and talk deeply about your marriage relationship. This day is a fast-paced, faith-filled, romantic, relevant and fun experience that is focused on the sacrament of marriage. Cost is a free-will offering at the end of the retreat.

3 Easy Ways to Register

  1. Visit Family Fest Ministries website
  2. Stop by the table in the Commons after any Mass the weekends of April 21 or April 28
  3. Contact the Parish Office at frontdesk@olgparish.org or 952-929-3317

Funeral Notice: James E. Thomas, Col. USAFR

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Thomas, James E. Col. USAFR Age 82, of Isles of Capri, FL, passed away on February 5, 2018. Born January 13, 1936 in Minneapolis, MN, he was the son of the late Edward John & Marie (Cleland) Thomas. Col. Thomas spent 30 years in the U.S. Air Force and 18 years in Civil Service. He served in Germany, Vietnam and Hawaii. Col. Thomas, "Jimmy Jet", flew 252 combat missions as a Forward Air Controller in the 01E "Bird Dog" in Vietnam and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and nine air medals. He is survived by his nieces, Shari M. (Stuart) Curet and Janie R. (Terry O'Reilley) Johns; nephew, Kevin T. Johns; and former wife, Joan M. Thomas. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Jane T. (Harry E.) Johns, Rosemary T. Perpich; and son, Shawn R. Thomas. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30am Monday April 30th with visitation beginning at 9:30am at The Church of Our Lady of Grace, 5051 Eden Ave S., Edina. Interment with Military Honors, Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. washburn-mcreavy.com Edina Chapel 952-920-3996

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

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Did you know that April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Archdiocesan Office of Ministerial Standards and Safe Environment’s mission is to work with our community to address the devastating societal problem of the sexual abuse of minors and vulnerable adults by implementing abuse prevention programs, immediately reporting allegations of abuse to law enforcement and/or child/adult protection officials, cooperating fully with their investigations, and helping those affected by abuse in their healing journey. We have been provided with these handouts “10 Tips for Protecting Children” and “A Rosary for Healing & Protection” as both a reminder on what we should look for and a way to pray for the victims. If you are interested in finding out more about the Safe Environment program here at OLG, contact our coordinator Jamie at jamiepohl@olgparish.org.

FORMED Content Featured in April

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Inspirational Resources for Faith Formation in April

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!

April 2018

A Whole Month of Liturgical Content on formed.org!

April 1 - Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

Read: Did Jesus Really Rise from the Dead?
Listen: Resurrection of Jesus: Fact or Fiction?
Listen: The Passion of Christ in Light of the Holy Shroud of Turin
Listen: Three Days that Changed the World
Escuchar: Cristo en el Credo, Pasion, Muerte, y Resurreccion

April 8 - Divine Mercy Sunday

Study: Divine Mercy
Listen: The Saving Power of Divine Mercy
Listen: The Second Greatest Story Ever Told*
Listen: The Necessity of Divine Mercy
Listen: Chaplet of Divine Mercy in Song
Read: 7 Secrets of Divine Mercy

April 14 - Saint Ardalion

Read: Christians Courageous

April 16 - Saint Bernadette

Watch: Bernadette*
Watch: Lourdes*
Watch: The Passion of Bernadette*
Listen: St. Bernadette of Lourdes

April 23 - Saint George

Read: The Book of Saints and Heroes

April 25 - Saint Mark

Listen: Truth and Life Audio Bible: The Gospel of St. Mark
Listen: Lectio Divina

April 28 - Saint Louis De Montfort and Saint Gianna Molla

Study: Divine Mercy, Episode 9: Mary's Knight
Study: 33 Days to Morning Glory
Read: Married Saints and Blesseds Through the Centuries

April 29 - Saint Catherine of Siena

Read: The Young People's Book of Saints


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Called and Gifted Workshop

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Saturday, April 28, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mary, Mother of the Church, Burnsville

Explore the ancient teaching of the Church on how the gifts (or charisms) of the Holy Spirit work in our life and in the life of your parish. During this one-day workshop, you will learn the signs and characteristics of the most common charisms of the Holy Spirit. Cost: $80 per person. Includes: materials, refreshments and follow-up personal discernment guidance. Contact Patrick Conley at 651-357-1340 or pconley@cathedralsaintpaul.org with questions. To register click here.

Archdiocese Young Adult Bowling

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Saturday, April 28, 5:30 - 8:30 PM

Celebrate an evening of fellowship, networking and bowling with other young adults (age 18-39) from across the Archdiocese for our second annual event: Young Adult Bowling! Last year’s event we had over 160 young adults from about a dozen Young Adult groups - this time we’re hoping to go just as big. Like last year’s picnic, we will hear from each young adult group to learn more about the opportunities around the Archdiocese. Social hour begins at 5:30 | Bowling will run from 6:30 - 8:30 PM. NOTE: Unfortunately both Archbishop Hebda and Bishop Cozzens cannot make it. Stay tuned for plan B!

Cost

Bowling is just $8 (cash only, ATM onsite) and includes FREE shoe rentals, FREE pizza, and FREE pop thanks to generous donations and the nice folks at Flaherty's. Please RSVP!

This event is sponsored by many young adult groups across the Archdiocese including:

  • Abria Young Adults
  • Basilica Young Adults
  • Cathedral Young Adults
  • Frassati Society of Minnesota
  • South Metro Young Adults
  • St. Mark Young Adults
  • West Metro Young Adults
  • and more…

FAQ

Do I need to bowl?

  • No! We’ll have the party room reserved until 8:30 for fellowship and networking. (If you’d like to donate your $8 toward food, please do!)

How long can we bowl?

  • Your $8 pays for our lanes of bowling from 6:30 - 8:30 PM. If you’d like to continue bowling after 8:30, you’ll need to pay an additional cost.

Who is paying for the pizza and pop?

  • Generous donations from the Young Adult groups and donors will be covering the food and drink. We will do our best to ensure there is enough for everyone. 

Can I bring a friend?

  • Of course. Don’t forget to invite your parish priest or religious order members.

I don’t see my group listed above and we are interested in attending and sharing more about our group at the event. How do we join?

  • Great! Please send a message to one of the hosts indicated above and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

I have food allergies, can I request pizza toppings?

  • We’ll order several different single-topping pizzas. Please let us know at the door of any specific requests.

2018 OLG School Carnival

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OLG School is celebrating 30 years of carnival this year on April 27, 2018! We hope you will join us for this wonderful event that raises important funds to help support our school.   Doors open at 5:30 PM.  Tickets available for purchase at both church entrances.  Come for great food, fun games and incredible prizes! 

Our Sponsors

Carnival wouldn’t be possible without the support of our incredible sponsors. A huge round of applause for Edina Ortho, Great Clips, Wexford-Harbour Insurance, Lakes Sotheby’s International Realty, Hornig Companies, DS Erickson & Assoc. PLLC, General Mills, IAN Advertising, Armbrust Sales & Marketing, Educational Outfitters and Velocity Training Center!