Discerning Our Call to Discipleship Continues!

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During the week of September 24, Renewal packets and Commitment forms were mailed to each household.  Please prayerfully review this material, take time to discern how the Lord is calling you, and return your Commitment Form during the special offering on Commitment Weekend, Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28.  Forms may also be returned by mail or in the offertory basket anytime during October. Each member of the household (elementary age and older) is encouraged to fill out a Commitment form.  Additional forms are available by clicking the links below.

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Birth Mother's Retreat

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Saturday, October 27, 9:00 - 1:00 PM, Cassidy Hall
OLG is hosting an annual retreat for women who have given up a child for adoption. The retreat includes a talk by a therapist, prayer service, an opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation as well as continental breakfast and lunch. Cost $15. Scholarships available. Contact Melissa Miller at melissamiller@olgparish.org or in the Parish Office (x9040) for more information.

Contraception - Why Not? Rethinking Humanae Vitae in 2018

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Monday, October 22, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM or 7:00 – 9:00 PM
University of St. Thomas Campus, St. Paul
Please join Bishop Andrew Cozzens for a one day conference as we explore the scientific, social, and moral context for one of the central questions of our day. Discover what Blessed Pope Paul VI actually spoke of in his encyclical Humanae Vitae, which reaffirmed the teaching of the Catholic Church on married love, conscious parenthood and the use of artificial contraception.

Lined up to present for the day are some of the best international experts and local dignitaries. They will review the predictions, questions and themes at the very center of this teaching.

Register

Register online for either session. Both sessions take place at the Anderson Student Center (James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall) on the University of St. Thomas Campus, St. Paul.

Daytime Session, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
$20 per person; $10 per clergy or religious
Continental breakfast & lunch included. Free for students - no lunch included

Evening Session, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Free to attend
Condensed version of the daytime session - registration encouraged


Speakers

Dr. Maureen Condic
Associate Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy at the University of Utah School of Medicine.

Dr. Robert Fastiggi
Professor of Systematic Theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Michigan.

Dr. Janet Smith
Leading expert on Humanae Vitae and a professor of moral theology at the Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit.

Mary Eberstadt - American essayist, novelist, and author of several non-fiction books on religious freedom, the sexual revolution and culture.

Matt Birk
Former MN Viking, graduate from Cretin Derham Hall in St. Paul, Harvard University and Pro-Life advocate!

Professor Teresa Collett
Professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law and Director of the Pro-Life Center.

Dr. Deborah Savage
Philosophy and Theology Professor at the The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity

Event Partners

Siena Symposium for Woman, Family & Culture
University of St. Thomas - Center for Catholic Studies
The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity
Harry J Flynn Catechetical Institute
Cana Family Institute
Media support provided by: Relevant Radio

Questions:

Call the Office of Marriage, Family & Life at 651.291.4488
or email mfl@archspm.org

Archdiocesan Sister Parish Conference

Saturday, October 20, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Dining Room
Want to talk with the Archbishop about Sister Parishes? Our Lady of Grace is hosting the annual Sister Parish Conference. You will have the opportunity hear Archbishop Hebda’s perspective on the importance of our sister parish relationships and he is presiding at Mass for our group. The theme of the day is “Celebrating Our Missions of Love”.

Questions

Contact Melissa Miller at melissamiller@olgparish.org for more information.

Register

Click the button below or contact Janine at rickerj@archspm.org.

Little Saints Fall Fest

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Saturday, October 20, 9:30 - 11:00 AM, Cassidy Hall
Join us for our popular Little Saints Fall Fest at Our Lady of Grace Catholic School! This event will feature the Teddy Bear Band, pumpkin decorating, face painting, treats and other activities geared for toddlers through early elementary age! Kids are encouraged to bring a "Teddy Bear" friend both for themselves to have during the concert and another to donate to Sharing and Caring Hands. This event is open to all families both within and beyond the OLG parish community.

BINGO Party with Seniors

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Tuesday, October 16, 1:30 - 2:30 PM
All Seniors 55+ are invited to join us for a fun afternoon with fellowship and prizes sponsored by our OLG 5th Grade Pen Pals.

RSVP by Thursday, October 11 to Beryl Schewe at berylschewe@olgparish.org or in the Parish Office (x9035).

OLG School Marathon 2018 THANK YOU!

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Thank you for helping OLG School meet its Marathon goal!

A big thank you to Our Lady of Grace parishioners for helping OLG School meet its Marathon goal this year! We collected more than $114,000 during the two weeks of Marathon activities. Your generous donations will be used to fund OLG’s Groves Reading Program, the Design for Learning Project (new furnishings), and support our technology needs. Students also gathered donations of various goods for the Ronald McDonald House, Simpson Housing Services, Sharing and Caring Hands, and Children’s Hospital Minnesota. Thank you for supporting our wonderful parish school!

 
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Funeral Notice: Barb Ruikka

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Ruikka, Barb age 72, of Golden Valley, MN passed away September 27th, 2018. Survived by son Eric wife Jackie; daughter, Erin husband David; six grand children and brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial to be held Thursday, October 11th at Our Lady of Grace Church, 5071 Eden Ave, Edina, MN 55436. Mass at 10:30 AM with visitation one hour prior with luncheon to follow. Washburn-McReavy.com Edina Chapel 952-920-3996