Lenten Day of Mercy

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Wednesday, April 3, 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Confessions offered from 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM. A soup supper available for all from 11:30 AM – 7:30 PM.

This year we are collecting items for the residents of Haven Housing, which provides shelter for victims of abuse. Please mirror God’s generosity by bringing an item for these families as they seek to rebuild their lives. They especially need winter gloves for children, flip flops, ear buds, lotions, bath/lotion sets, full-sized toiletries, and new twin-sized sheets.

Parishioners are also invited to assist the Middle School Service Club (MSSC) with a service project in the Dining Room from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Twin Cities Survivors Peace Circle

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The Twin Cities Survivors Peace Circle is open to all who have experienced the trauma of clergy sexual abuse. The purpose of this group is to gather victims/survivors/thrivers in a safe, supportive environment to share their experiences, listen to others, and explore healing. All are welcome and privacy is respected. Contact Jim with questions, concerns or comments: 773-412-0909.

Saturday, March 2, 12:00 PM Theme: “Falling”
Saturday, March 30, 12:00 PM Theme: “Making a Path”

Hennepin County Library
Webber Park Branch (Webber Room)
4440 Humboldt Ave. N., Minneapolis.

Solidarity Prayer Service with Abuse Victims and Survivors

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Wednesday, March 20, 7:00 – 9:00 PM, Church
Some days our hearts cannot take a breaking news report of another abuse scandal. We are sad and angry, heartbroken and wary, not knowing who to trust or where to turn. Those who have broken trust with us can shatter our faith in others and our faith in God. How, in the midst of deep pain and hurt, do we begin to mend our broken hearts? For too long, we as the Church and community of believers have failed victims and survivors with our silence. Let us begin again as a faith community with a night of prayer in solidarity with victims and survivors of abuse. Our service is open to all. Let us demonstrate our care as a faith community by standing with victims and survivors of abuse. May our parish be a stepping stone in the path to healing. A light reception follows. All are welcome.

Funeral Notice: Joanne Louise Gill McGraw

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McGraw, Joanne Louise Gill Age 89 formerly of Edina, died peacefully on Mar. 5, 2019. Joanne was the daughter of John and May Casey Gill. A graduate of Christ the King Grade School and a 1947 graduate of the Academy of the Holy Angels. Preceded in death by son, Patrick Casey McGraw. Survived by husband of 68 years, Neil; children, Kathleen, Michael, Brian, Daniel (his children, Margaret "Maggie", 1LT Joseph, Colleen & Mary Clare) and Bridget (Christine Brandes) (and son, Pablo); sisters, Patricia Jeub and Kathleen "Sis" Grogan Bush. Mass of Christian Burial Friday 10:30 a.m. at the Church of Our Lady of Grace, 5071 Eden Avenue. Interment, Lakewood Cemetery. Visitation Thursday 5-8 p.m. at Gill Brothers Funeral Chapel, 5801 Lyndale Ave. So. and 1 hour prior to Mass at church. The McGraw family would like to thank the entire staff at The Wealshire of Bloomington for their loving compassionate care of Joanne throughout the last 4 years. Memorials preferred to the Joanne Gill McGraw Scholarship Fund at the Academy of Holy Angels or Donor's choice. GILLBROTHERS.com MINNEAPOLIS, MN 612-861-6088

Prayer Fair 2019

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Saturday March 2 – Sunday March 3, After all Masses

Where does prayer come from?
Scripture speaks sometimes of the soul or spirit,
but most often of the heart…
It is the heart that prays.
The heart is our hidden center,
beyond the grasp of our reason and others;
only the Spirit of God can fathom
the human heart and know it fully…
It is the place of truth…
It is the place of encounter,
because as image of God we live in relation:
it is the place of covenant.”
— CCC 2562-2563

Do you have a relationship with Jesus? Do you pray daily? Are you teaching your kids how to pray? Make plans now to join us for our annual Prayer Fair, an opportunity for you to hear from ordinary parishioners like yourself as they share about their own faith lives in a series of 20-minute workshops. You will gain insights into what others have found helpful in growing in their own holiness, hopefully giving you encouragement to say: I too can pray. I too can take time to be with Jesus and know his love! We have another great lineup of workshop leaders – something for everyone. This is a such a great gift – a time for all of us to grow in our faith and as a community, as well as learn how to respond with a heart filled with gratitude for all God has given us!

Workshops By Mass Time

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Join us for a weekend of FAITH SHARING and FELLOWSHIP!

11 DIFFERENT WORKSHOPS

39 WORKSHOP OPPORTUNITIES

Each workshop is ONLY 20 MINUTES

Enjoy COFFEE and SNACKS as you listen to our workshop leaders

EXTENDED NURSERY CARE available after the 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM Masses

New this year: TWO WORKSHOP SESSIONS after the 7:30 AM and 9:30 AM Masses.

In addition to the workshops, ST. GEORGE’S TRAVELING BOOKSTORE and the SISTERS OF MARY MORNING STAR will be on hand, selling items to help you start preparing for Lent and grow in relationship with Jesus.


Prayer Fair Hospitality Helpers Needed

Do you have an hour to help make our Prayer Fair a great success?  Hospitality helpers are needed for set-up, clean-up and serving throughout the weekend.  See all opportunities and sign-up here!   Thank you in advance for your help.


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WERE YOU EXPECTING THUDERBOLTS AND LIGHTNING?

by Marie LaForce
After 5:00 PM, 11:30 AM Masses, MS Room 402

Learn to speak and hear Jesus as some of your fellow parishioners next to you in the pew have experienced. We will practice hearing the Holy Spirit to give a "word of encouragement" to build up the kingdom of God in your neighbor.

Mary LaForce is an early riser! Her favorite ways to pray are at 6:15 AM daily Mass, Adoration and the Rosary. She and her husband, Tom, live close enough to walk to OLG in the warmer weather. This is Marie's third year participating as a Prayer Fair leader!


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HEAR GOD’S VOICE USING THE WISDOM OF ST. IGNATIUS

by Dan Moran
After 7:30 AM (Session 1), 9:30 AM (Session 2), 11:30 AM Masses, MS Room 501
After 6:00 PM Mass, MS Room 401

Hear God's voice by learning a method of praying with Sacred Scripture from St. Igatius. The four parts: A-R-R-R (Acknowledge, Relate, Receive, Respond) will be explained. Participants then will spend a few minutes putting what they learned into practice. Handout provided.

Dan if a lifelong member of OLG. You may recognize him from lectoring on Sunday mornings. He is an active contributor to the OLG's Men's Club, husband to Sheryl, father to two great kids, and works as a senior financial advisor.


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PRAYING THE PSALMS

by Tom Shaughnessy
7:30 AM (Session 2), 9:30 AM (Session 1), 11:30 AM Masses, MS Room 401

Thomas Merton, one of the most influential Catholic writers of the 20th century, wrote: "If we really come to know and love the Psalms, we will enter into the Church's own experience of divine things. We will begin to know God as we ought." In this workshop, you will be given a brief background on the origin of the Psalms, the types and uses, and how the psalms can teach us to pray.

Tom has been an OLG parishioner for some 20 years. He lectors at weekday Masses and is an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion at Fairview Southdale Hospital.


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HOW TO HAVE A STICKY FAITH

by Elizabeth and Alanna Halloran
After 5:00 PM, 9:30 AM (Session 1), 11:30 AM Masses, MS Room 406

In this presentation, attendees will learn the importance of having a faith life that grows with you, and ways to grow in it. They will share the reasons why it is important to stay faithful and how, as kids, you can have a great relationship with Jesus.

Elizabeth and Alanna Halloran joyfully live out their faith and have been intentional about growing in it. Elizabeth and Alanna are Prayer Fair veterans, with this being the fourth year in a row participating as workshop leaders. They’ve been teaching faith formation at Our Lady of Grace Catholic School with their mom, Danette, for three years. They are members of the OLG Middle School Service Club are active in The Upper Room and OLG’s School Peer Ministry.


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WHAT DOES A PEER MINISTER DO?

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After 9:30 AM (Session 1), 11:30 AM, 6:00 PM Masses, Frassati Room

Ever wonder about Peer Ministry? What Peer Ministers do? Who they are? Come and hear from our teens as they share their stories about living out the Gospel message together, and get to know more about what they do for OLG!

Our Peer Ministers are high school students who want to deepen his or her faith in the fellowship of other Catholic teens, and have a willingness and desire to share their faith and serve the community. They come from all areas of our community and from a variety of high schools.


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IMMANUEL JOURNELING

by Veronica Whelan
After 9:30 AM (Session 1), 11:30 AM Masses, MS Room 503
After 6:00 PM Mass, MS Room 406

Experiencing God’s presence brings healing, peace and connection. Immanuel Journaling is a method of prayer for conversing with God and receiving his empathy and help. Discover how you can enjoy daily guidance and friendship with God, using methods grounded in Scripture, spiritual disciplines and cutting-edge neuroscience.  

Veronica joined our community in 2012 and is responsible for High School Youth Ministry and Young Adult Programs. She feels so blessed in serving here, and loves working with all our familes.


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A PRAYING MAN IN THE MODERN WORLD

by Ben Tlougan
After 5:00 PM, 7:30 AM (Session 2), 9:30 AM (Session 1), 11:30 AM Masses, MS 500
After 6:00 PM Mass, MS Room 402

Many of us know that prayer is important but in the business of daily living we don't get it done as often as we should! Come hear how we as men in a modern world can make prayer a part of our daily lives and why it is so important!

Ben Tlougan and his wife, Katie, are parishoners at OLG. They have a one year old son and another baby on the way. Ben works in manufacturing, is an Army Veteran, and convert to the faith. As a professional, he understands the pressures of supporting a family and living a life of faith in the business world.


MEDITATIVE PRAYER IN THE CARMELITE TRADITION

by Annie Lex and Nancy Slothower
After 5:00 PM, 7:30 AM (Session 1) 9:30 AM (Session 2), 11:30 AM Masses, MS Room 407

Learn a method for deepening your friendship with Christ in prayer using the writings of St. Teresa of Avila as a guide. Saint Teresa, a Doctor of the Church, was a prominent Spanish mystic, Carmelite nun, author and theologian of contemplative life through mental prayer. Handout provided.

Nancy and Annie have been members of the Carmelite secular order for 20 years and have been active in teaching courses on Carmelite spirituality.

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PRAYING WITH THE SAINTS

by Ron Snyder
After 7:30 AM (Session 1) and 9:30 AM (Session 1) Masses, MS Room 402

We are all called to holiness (sainthood). The biggest lie in the history of Christianity is that we can’t be holy, that we can’t be saints. Remember Paul’s letter to the Hebrews: “Holiness necessary for future blessedness”. The starting place for holiness is prayer. This session will look at how we can practically apply the prayer life of the saints as examples for our own journey to holiness.  

Ron Snyder attempts to take this mission seriously through daily prayer, Bible studies, Catholic book clubs, a mid-life Masters in Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas and active work in evangelization at OLG. He and his wife, Mary Beth, were married at OLG and have been active parishioners for several years.


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LOOK INTO THIS HEART THAT HAS SO LOVED MEN

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After all Masses; 7:30 AM (Session 2), 9:30 AM (Session 1) Masses, MS Room 502
After 6:00 PM Mass, MS Room 407

In our present day and age, with all the temptations and sins of this world, including growing apathy and secularism, let us learn how to turn in loving devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and ask Him to pour forth His grace. Come and learn more about the devotion of the Sacred Heart and how to incorporate it into your spiritual life.

The Sisters of Pro Ecclesia Sancta have been part of the community of Our Lady of Grace for six years. As religious sisters, their spirituality is the Sacred Heart of Jesus. They live an Ignatian style that was passed on to them by their founder, Fr. Pablo Menor, a Jesuit priest. Their charism is to live and promote holiness, especially among families and youth.


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PRAYING WITH KIDS AND MAKING IT MEANINGFUL

by Lynn Tursich
After all Masses; 7:30 AM (Session 1), 9:30 AM (Session 1), MS Room 403

This workshop will present ideas for making prayer a natural part of family life, encouraging children of all ages - preschool through teens - to make Christ the center of their lives. This presentation will be useful for parents and grandparents, as well as aunts, uncles, caretakers and anyone who has the opportunity to share their love of the Catholic faith with young people. Handouts provided.

Lynn has been involved in various ministry roles at Most Holy Trinity/Our Lady of Grace for over 35 years, including organizing ECFL, teaching faith formation, leading children's liturgies and facilitating a prayer group. She has also created a website, incorporating a variety of personal prayers and reflections at www.faithshareandprayer.wordpress.com.

Funeral Notice: Barbara J. (Mullin) Herbers

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Herbers, Barbara J. (Mullin) Age 80, of Edina, passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 17. Barb was known for her kindness, generosity, and friendly personality. Preceded in death by her parents, husband Martin, brother Richard Mullin and twin grandsons, Jonathan & Isaiah Herbers. Survived by children Jennifer (Todd) Spychala, Thomas, Robert and Julie Herbers; grandchildren Nick and Alex Spychala, Kate (John) Hoogen-doorn, Maclain and Loretta Herbers; great-granddaughter Norah Hoogen-doorn, siblings, Jane Petrie, Pat (Bill) Ashley, Gloria Haefner, and Grover Mullin, and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Mass of Christian Burial Monday, Feb. 25th 10:30 am, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 5071 Eden Ave, Edina. Visitation Sunday, Feb. 24th 4-7pm Washburn-McCreavy, Edina Chapel, Highway 100 & Vernon Ave. and 1 hour before service at OLG church. Private burial at St. Mary's Cemetery, Beardsley MN. A special thanks to her many wonderful neighbors for their love and support. washburn-mcreavy.com Edina Chapel 952-920-3996

Funeral Notice: Edward G. Kaisler

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Kaisler, Edward G. age 87, of Savage, formerly of Edina, passed away February 5, 2019. Born in Racine, WI on November 7, 1931 to John and Agnes (nee Polansky) Kaisler. Married Doris (nee Granger) on May 28, 1955 in Racine. Ed and Doris raised six children together, all of whom he was very proud. Preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Doris, and daughter, Mary Scherbring. Survived by five children: Laura (Craig) Mollet, Julie (Chris) Londgren, Kathy (Mike) Shepherd, Tom (Sheri) Kaisler and Mandy (Mike Shockman) Kaisler; son-in-law, Wayne Scherbring; 10 grandchildren: Megan, Bridget (Charlie), Justin (Caroline), Ben, Maddie, Gabe, Becky (Mike), Kyle (Emily), Jacob and Rachel; two expected great-grandchildren and siblings, Delmar (Ruby) Kaisler and Nancy (Bill) Mutchler. Ed was grateful to God for a long and wonderful life and will be missed by his extended family and friends. Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 11, 2019 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 5071 Eden Avenue, Edina. Visitation one hour prior to Mass at the church. Ed will be interred alongside his wife, Doris at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis.

Funeral Notice: Helen O'Neill Swanson

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Swanson, Helen O'Neill age 88 of Edina passed away on 1/31/2019. Preceded in death by loving husband, Kenneth; her parents, John and Anna; siblings, Pat, Gene, Peg, and Claire. She was born in Beardsley, MN, graduated from the University of Minnesota, and she was an elementary school teacher. Married in 1961, long-time parishoner of OLG, an avid bridge player who brightened peoples' days with her smile. Survived by children, Richard (Joy), Michael (Marsella), Joan (Jon) and Paul; grandchildren, Sam and Sarah Swanson, Sebastian, Marianna and Isabella Swanson, and Matthew, Daniel and Katie Burgoyne. Memorials preferred to Cookie Cart. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30AM on Friday, February 8th with visitation one hour prior, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 5071 Eden Ave., Edina. Washburn-McReavy.com Edina Chapel 952-920-3996

Funeral Notice: Anna L. Klavins

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Klavins, Anna L. Age 86, formerly of St Louis Park, passed away January 31. Preceded in death by husband Richard, son Arthur, and brother-in-law Arturs Klavins; her parents and other relatives. Survived by John (Ann Marie) Klavins; daughter-in-law Margaret Klavins; grandchildren Luke, Joshua, Kara, and Benjamin Klavins; brother John Kolosovskis and nephew Peter Kolosovskis. Anna was a member of the Latvian-American Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 AM Thursday, February 7 at the Church of Our Lady of Grace, 5071 Eden Ave Edina. Visitation at church one hour before Mass. Int. Resurrection Cemetery. Gearty-Delmore 952-926-1615 gearty-delmore.com

Funeral Notice: Patricia M. Faustgen

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Faustgen, Patricia M. Age 88, of Edina passed away January 19th, 2019. Preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Grace; brother, Joe Jr. Survived by niece, Grayce (Mike) Grohovsky; nephews James (Mary Jo), John (Laurie), Joseph (Diane) and Mike (Becky); 12 great-nieces and nephews; 5 great-great-nieces and nephews and life-long friend Dee Novotny. Pat was born in North MInneapolis on the "first day of summer - longest day of the year." Graduated from St. Anthony High School worked for New York Life Insurance Company, retiring at age 55 as assistant manager of accounting. She loved reading, the Minnesota Twins, her beloved cats and was a movie buff. Mass of Christian Burial to be held Friday, January 25th, 2019 at Our Lady of Grace, 5071 Eden Ave, Edina, MN 55436 at 10 AM with visitation one hour prior. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Animal Humane Society of Golden Valley. Private interment at Lakewood Cemetery. Washburn-McReavy.com Edina Chapel 952-920-3996