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.

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, 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.


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. Read on to get a little taste of last year’s excitement:

Imagine this. It is 8:45 on a Monday morning in the heart of the summer. On this particular Monday morning, the Our Lady of Grace campus has been transformed into the Maker Fun Factory by a team of youth and adult disciples, and the building has come alive with a tangible sense of excitement! If you had been here, you’d have heard squeals and peals of laughter, and seen 180 children, over 25 teen leaders, and over 20 adult leaders engaged in learning about God’s great love for us. Perhaps not what you would ordinarily expect to see on a Monday morning during the summer, but July 24th was no ordinary day. It was the beginning of our parish’s week-long journey, deep into a world where kids would have several hands-on opportunities to discover that God made them - and for a purpose!

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 19, 2018, 6:30 PM
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)

Greetings From Fr. Matthew

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Hello everyone! My name is Fr. Matthew Northenscold. I was ordained by Archbishop Hebda in the spring of 2016. I served my first year of ministry at St. Peter's Catholic Church in North Saint Paul, and my second year at Divine Mercy Catholic Church in Fairbault. This spring, the bishop called again and asked me to join you all in Edina. I look forward to meeting you and, together with you, asking Our Lady to obtain for us an overflowing measure of the incredible grace of God. 

I grew up in Maple Lake, MN, and attended St. Timothy’s Church. I am the second of four children: three sisters and myself. I was home-schooled from 2nd to 12th grade, and was very active in the Boy Scouts, eventually earning my Eagle Scout rank. I did a lot of camping with the Boy Scouts, and my family and I also went camping frequently on the North Shore of Lake Superior.  I also enjoy literature, movies, theatre and art. I love to learn, and I am always ready to have an intellectually stimulating conversation on just about any subject.

In high school I began to consider the question of my vocation more seriously, and I decided to attend the Saint John Vianney college seminary to better discern my vocation. Once I was there, on a regular schedule of prayer and spiritual direction, my call to the priesthood deepened, and I kept moving forward. I finished my last four years of education and formation for the priesthood at The Saint Paul Seminary. 

The Archbishop has also asked me to begin a graduate course of studies in Canon Law, which I will be doing while I am here at OLG. I will take online classes, part-time, during most of the year, and then in the summers I will go to take classes in person. Once I complete my course of studies, the plan is for me to serve the people of God in the Archdiocesan Tribunal, doing many things, but, in particular, assisting with annulments. I will be as present to you all as I can be, but please be patient with me, as I will need to take some time for this "second assignment" the Archbishop has given me. 

Thank you all for the warm welcome I have already received from so many of you. I look forward to getting to know you and your families. 

In Christ,
Fr. Matthew Northenscold

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June 1 - Saint Justin the Martyr

Read: Four Witnesses

June 3 - Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)

Study: Presence: The Mystery of the Eucharist*
Study: Lectio: The Eucharist
Study: Symbolon: Living the Faith, Session 3: Walk Through the Mass*
Watch: Hostia
Listen: The Body and Blood of Christ
Listen: The Lamb's Supper
Listen: Jesus the Bridegroom
Listen: True Worship*
Read: A Communion of the Heart*

June 8 - Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Study: Divine Mercy, Session 2: Behold, This Heart
Study: Symbolon: Knowing the Faith, Session 2: Divine Revelation*
Study: Consoling the Heart of Jesus
Watch: Ocean of Mercy
Read: God Is Love
Listen: Jesus is...
Listen: This Changes Everything

June 13 - Saint Anthony Padua

Watch: Finding St. Anthony
Listen: St. Anthony of Padua

June 17 - Father's Day

Listen: Pure Fatherhood
Read: Be a Man!*
Read: The Father of the Family

June 24 - The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

Study: Reborn*
Study: Lectio: Eucharist, Session 3: Lamb of God
Read: Read-Aloud Book of Bible Stories

June 29 - Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles

Study: Lectio: Prayer
Watch: Saint Peter*
Listen: Right Here, Right Now
Listen: Lectio Divina
Listen: Truth and Life Audio Bible: Paul's Letters
Listen: Truth and Life Audio Bible: Universal Letters

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Faith and Freedom


Thursday, June 28, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Cathedral of St. Paul, St. Paul

Grandparents are invited to bring their grandchildren for a summer pilgrimage to the majestic Cathedral of Saint Paul, National Shrine of the Apostle Paul. The first hour of the pilgrimage will include: an opportunity for your grandchildren to have an up-close view of the sanctuary, altar and Archbishop’s chair; a brief tutorial of the Mass by Fr. John Paul Erickson (Archdiocesan Director of Worship and Pastor of Blessed Sacrament, St. Paul); a prayer pamphlet to guide your way to through the Cathedral’s chapels and Shrine of Nations, to pray for families, freedom and our country; an explanation and participation in Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction. We will end the pilgrimage in Hayden Hall to enjoy cookies and lemonade.

Click here to register. Free will offerings accepted; suggested donation of$10 per family. Contact Susanna Parent at or 651-291-4411 with any questions.

Funeral Notice: Martin 'Marty' Campion

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Campion, Martin "Marty" 84, of St. Louis Park, a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, died June 18. Marty is survived by his wife of nearly 30 years, Patricia Bailey Campion; daughter Teresa Anderson (David); daughter Kathy Alberio (Joe); son Marty (Andrea); son Tom (Patty), Jon (Carrie); daughter Patti; son Rick (Heidi); and daughter Amy Schmidt (Rowdy); stepdaughter Molly Quinn(Mark); stepson David Bailey; stepdaughter in law Dr. Smita Bailey; 31 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; sisters Margaret Jaeger and Julie Humbeutel; and stepsister, Karen Cardy (Phil). Mass of Christian Burial 10 AM Friday, June 22 at the Church of Our Lady of Grace, 5071 Eden Ave., Edina. Visitation Thursday, June 21, 5-8 PM at Gearty-Delmore Robbinsdale Chapel, 3888 W. Broadway and Friday at church one hour before Mass. Int. Gethsemane Cemetery, New Hope. Gearty-Delmore 763-537-4511

Thank you from Fr. Neil


My dear friends at Our Lady of Grace,

I want to thank you for your generous spirit, joyful attitude and contagious smiles! I’m missing you all already as I begin moving down to Jordan.  By the grace of God, He bore fruit through me and I was honored to be His instrument. I especially enjoyed Wednesday morning Masses with the school kids, classroom visits and being a part of family life; these I will miss the most. You gave me the opportunity to practice my skills, expand my capabilities and express myself through the talents God has lent me; for this, I am most thankful.

Please know of my continued love and care for you all! I’m sure I’ll see some of you in the future, and I look forward to that day.

Under the protective care of the Immaculate Heart of our Mother,
Father Neil