OLGMC Fall Kick-off

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Monday, September 17, 6:30 PM, Cassidy Hall
All men of OLG are invited to help the Men’s Club kickoff 2018-2019. The Fall Kickoff is a great way to learn about the Men’s Club and the spiritual, service and social events for the upcoming year, share a tailgate-style meal and watch a little Monday Night Football. The event is free of charge. Hope to see you there!

Stewardship: Responding as Disciples in Gratitude

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As baptized Catholics we’re called to be disciples of Jesus. A disciple is someone who makes the choice to follow Jesus not just in word but in deed – rooted in a close intimacy with the Lord. Jesus becomes the core reference point for all our choices in our life – we surrender following our self and turn to following the Lord.

This September, as a parish, we will discern our call to discipleship and how each of us can respond. For three consecutive weeks, we will focus on gratefully living a stewardship way of life:

September 8 - 9: Gratitude and Prayer
September 15 - 16: Gratitude and Service
September 22 - 23: Gratitude and Tithing

During the week of September 24th, renewal packets will be mailed to each household. Please review these materials and return the commitment form either in the offertory basket or by mail to the Parish Office in the self-addressed envelope provided. Additional forms may be downloaded from the website. We encourage each adult and teen to complete a form. Contact Janna Davies at jannadavies@olgparish.org with any questions.

Men's Club Summer Classic 2018

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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)

IMPORTANT UPDATE

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 geoffreycselby@gmail.com

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

Lent & Easter Schedule 2018

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We invite you to join us these Seasons of Lent and Easter as we prepare for and celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord.


LENT

Stations of the Cross and Soup Supper

Fridays, February 16, 23; March 2, 9, 23
6:00 PM

 

Men's Club Fish Fry and Pasta Bar

Friday, March 16
4:30 - 7:30 PM

 

Lenten Day of Mercy (Penance Service)

Wednesday, March 21
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Confessions followed by a soup supper

 

Palm Sunday

Sunday, March 25
7:30 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 6:00 PM

HOLY WEEK

Holy Thursday

Thursday, March 29
9:00 AM - Morning Prayer
7:00 PM - Mass of the Lord's Supper

 

Good Friday

Friday, March 30
9:00 AM - Morning Prayer
3:00 PM - Stations of the Cross
7:00 PM - The Passion of the Lord

 

Holy Saturday

Saturday, March 31
8:30 AM - Morning Prayer
8:00 PM - Easter Vigil

 

Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 1
7:00 AM, 8:30 AM, 10:15 AM, 12:00 PM, 6:00 PM

 

Divine Mercy Sunday

Sunday, April 8, 3:00 PM
Divine Mercy Chaplet and holy hour with benediction

OLG Men's Club Gala Update

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This year’s OLG Men’s Club Gala Week was a huge success thanks to your support and generosity. The $150,000 Fund the Need goal was met with an additional $100,000 raised from the Live and Silent Gala Auctions. These funds will allow us to move forward in partnership with the School and Parish on the renovation and creation of the new Music Center which will open in Fall 2018.  If you missed the chance to donate, there is still time. Checks can be made out to OLG Gala and sent to the OLG Men’s Club, 5071 Eden Ave, Edina MN 55436. Thank you to everyone for their generous support of this very exciting and impactful project for our School and Parish.  

Volunteer for the 2018 OLG Men's Club Fish Fry

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The Fish Fry is just around the corner and we need your help!  

The 2018 OLG Fish Fry is set to take place on Friday, March 16.  In addition to eating at what’s been called the best Lenten Fish Fry in the Twin Cities, we need your help to pull this fantastic event off.  Use the link below to sign up for your shift.  All are welcome to volunteer and there are lots of fun roles out there along with opportunities for your family to work together!  Events like this would not be possible without your support so thank you in advance!   

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2018 OLG Men's Club Spirituality Mini-Retreat 1/20

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”I Will Arise: Catholic Man in a Secular World”

Saturday, January 20, 2018 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

8:30 AM – Mass
9:00 AM – Breakfast (Donuts, Coffee, & Juice)
9:15 AM – Mini-Retreat (Cassidy Hall)
12:00 PM – Lunch (Pizza & Pop)

Join the Men’s Club for ”I Will Arise: Catholic Man in a Secular World” a retreat with guest speaker John Crudele. Breakfast and lunch provided. Reserve your spot by signing up at the table in the back of the Commons after any Mass during the weekends of January 7 and 14, emailing Jim Clancy at jrpclancy@gmail.com or 952-929-3317. There is no admission charge.

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John Crudele

John Crudele is a Catholic leader, author and speaker. Over the past 30 years, John has inspired and challenged more than two million listeners with his stories, authenticity and candor. He is the founder of Partnership for Youth, which hosts the popular Steubenville North Catholic Teen Conferences. He’s a founding partner and coach with the John Maxwell Team. He is the co-author of Making Sense of Adolescence, a contributing author to the Teen Power series and has a story in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living Catholic Faith

OLG Men's Club Christmas Tree Lot

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OLG Christmas Tree Lot OPEN!

Sponsored by OLG Men's Club

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 24th - December 14th
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.

Rock the Fields!

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The second annual Rock the Fields event will occur as the finale for this years Marathon. This social event is for all adults of the OLG parish community. We will once again enjoy fellowship, food trucks, beverages and music by The Mud Dogs. And don't worry, we have a back-up plan in case of rain this year!

When: Saturday, Sept 30 from 6:00 - 10:00 PM, Band plays from 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: The Athletic Fields of Our Lady of Grace

Tickets are $50 per person, includes food, music, beverages.

You can get your tickets here:

Rock the Fields Tickets - QUANTITY