Catholic Watchmen Rally with Matt Frad

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Tuesday, February 12, 6:30 - 9:00 PM
Church of St. Henry, Monticello

Men from all over the Archdiocese are invited to the Catholic Watchmen Rally at St. Henry in Monticello, with internationally known speaker Matt Fradd who will give "The Man Talk". There will be time for Adoration and Confession. Dinner will be provided (A $20 free-will offering is suggested). Register here.

OLGMC Gala 2019 - TICKETS SOLD OUT

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This year’s Gala is February 9th at the newly renovated Interlachen Country Club.  We have had an incredible response to ticket sales and the event is currently sold out.  If you would like to join the wait list for tickets, please email Kara Souther.  Please also stay tuned for more details on this year’s Fund the Need and our silent auction which will open to the entire OLG community one week before the event.  All can participate in the auction whether they attend the Gala or not.

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SCHEDULE

6:00 PM • Silent Auction - Appetizers
7:30 • Dinner - Fund the Need

ENTERTAINMENT

Jeff Jensen and the Vanguards
DJ and Dancing

TICKETS

$150 per person
Table Host (10 guests): $1,500

We expect tickets to sell out quickly given space constraints so please do not delay.

DETAILS

Semi-Formal attire is encouraged but not required.

If you are unable to attend
and but would still like to support the Gala click here to donate to Fund-the-Need.

QUESTIONS

Contact Gala Chair Jeff and Cathleen Cachat at jeffreycachat@gmail.com or 952-905-9035.


SPONSORS

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OLGMC Mini Retreat for Men

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“GK Chesterton on Lay Spirituality, and (while we’re at it) Lay Mysticism”

A look at why the role of the Catholic layman is more important today than ever before—through the eyes of that profound and prophetic writer G.K. Chesterton—who happened to be a Catholic layman.

Saturday, January 19, 2019 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)

Guest speaker Dr. Dale Ahlquist will be speaking. No admission charge. Reserve your spot by signing up at the table in the back of the Commons after any Mass during the weekends of January 5 and 12, or by emailing Jim Clancy at jrpclancy@gmail.com.

Dr. Dale Ahlquist

Dr. Dale Ahlquist is President of The Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton and The Chesterton Schools Network. He is the author of five books, editor of Gilbert magazine, and creator and host of the EWTN series “The Apostle of Common Sense.” He is a Senior Fellow of the Chesterton Library at Oxford. “Ahlquist on Chesterton is like Plato on Socrates, or Boswell on Johnson.” New Oxford Review.

Lectionary Reflection Bible Study

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Wednesdays, beginning January 9, 7:00 - 8:00 AM, Parish Library
Join us for an early morning Bible Study on the previous Sunday’s reading. We will be studying with Fr. Hezakias from the Institute of Catholic Culture via his 30-minute weekly video presentations. Contact Jane Brown at janekbrown@me.com or 612-965-5951 for more information.

Support the 2019 OLGMC Gala

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This year’s Gala is February 9th at the newly renovated Interlachen Country Club.  Ticket sales are online and begin the morning of January 11th - watch for the email.  Tickets are expected to sell out quickly given space constraints at Interlachen so please don’t delay.  Thank you in advance for your support and hope to see you there! 

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 are available in the OLG Parish Office and at Masses this weekend.  Half the pot will go to the winner and half to the Men’s Club Gala proceeds.

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

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

Monday, December 24

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

NOTE: This Mass does not fulfill the obligation for Christmas

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).

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.

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.

A Message from Father Kevin

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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Gratitude – it lays the foundation for our faith life at Our Lady of Grace. As we reflect on all that God has given us, and move ever closer to Jesus, we move forward on mission – because love impels us! (cf. 2 Corinthians 5:14).
 
Today, over 7,700 members call our parish home. Together, we are called to live lives of magnanimity, sharing with others from the substance of our lives and hearts. Wherever you are at in your faith journey, I welcome you and your family to ponder how you might serve within our parish community and share your gifts. 
 
If you have already completed and returned your Stewardship Commitment Card – thank you!  We are grateful for your response.
 
If you have not responded, I invite you to participate in our renewal by completing this online Stewardship Commitment Form. Your efforts in responding more fully enables us to continue the valuable ministry God calls us to do as a parish.

May God bless you,
Father Kevin Finnegan, Pastor


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