San Max Movie Night


Thursday, September 13, 7:00 PM, OLG Dining Room
Join the San Max Sister Parish Committee for a Movie Night featuring "Saint Maximilian Mary Kolbe" a documentary by the Servant Brothers of the Home of the Mother. Free light hospitality available. Please RSVP to Patricia Mudoy at 612-559-7294.

RISE and SHINE Breakfast


The RISE & SHINE Benefit Breakfast has a mission to raise funds for scholarships serving underprivileged students in Ghana, helping them to receive an education.

Event Hosts

Honorary Chairs
Mary Lynn & Warren Staley


Our Lady of Grace - sister parish to St. Joseph parish
in Ghana and sister school to OLG Senior High
School Ghana, Africa



Belinda obtained her AMS Seal of Approval for broadcast meteorology and has worked for the National Weather Service. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Madison with a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology.

She has also done graduate work in secondary education through the University of Utah. She enjoys serving her community through involvement in the schools, trying to involve students, particularly girls, in science.


Kate is the Founder and CEO of House of Talents, established in 2009. Originally from Ghana, West Africa, Kate taught herself how to read at the age of ten and dedicated her youth to achieving a sound educational foundation. With financial support, she was able to advance her education, finally earning a degree in Economics from the University of Ghana, Legon. Kate’s integrity, energy, and persistence led her to build a successful early career in business consulting and luxury resort management in Ghana.

Kate met her future husband, Phil, an American working with the Peace Corps in Ghana, and ultimately moved to Minneapolis, MN. She and Phil became parents to their three wonderful sons.

Ever since departing Ghana, Kate has had the desire to provide opportunity to others in need, as others have for her. In fact, a growing ambition to help her peers gained focus through her pursuit of a Master’s Degree in Business Administration at the University of St. Thomas. There, with the help of her professors and classmates, she developed the concept for House of Talents.

After completing her MBA in 2009, she finally brought her dream to fruition, founding her new enterprise immediately after graduating. Kate hopes that through the House of Talents mission her journey will come full-circle as those with whom she partners will in turn lend a hand to others they encounter in life as well.


Table Host - $250
Mission Supporter Sponsor - $1,000
Mission Champion Sponsor - $5,000


By Friday, September 7th by check to:
Our Lady of Grace
Attn: Kara Souther / Alison James
5071 Eden Ave. Edina, MN 55436
or online at:

Feast of St. Maximilian Kolbe


Tuesday, August 14
Join in solidarity with members of San Max, our Honduran sister parish, and celebrate the Feast of St. Maximillian Kolbe. Members of San Max will attend a special Mass that day, pray rosaries, novenas and especially for prisoners, drug addicts, the sick, family unity, justice and peace.

Gathering of Hearts and Minds for San Max


Thursday, August 2, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

The San Max Sister Parish Committee we would like to invite you to join us to talk about how to deepen our involvement with our sister parish.  This will be an informal gathering at the home of Carlos Alfonzo and Patricia Mudoy (5533 Malibu Drive, Edina).  We’ll get to know one another, spend some time brainstorming about how to deepen the connection, and talk about the planned trip to Edina by a group from San Max  as well as our next Mission Trip to San Max.  We hope you can join us, but if you can’t we ask that you pray for the success of our sister parish relationship.

Please RSVP by July 28 to Patricia Mudoy at  If you have any questions, contact Melissa Miller in the Parish Office (x111).

Blood Drive


Thursday, August 2, 1:00 - 7:00 PM, Cassidy Hall
Give blood. Save a life. Sign up to give blood during our blood drive. Visit and enter our Sponsor Code: OURLADYOFGRACE to schedule your appointment or for more information. Contact Melissa Miller at or in the Parish Office (x111) if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.

Support JPII School


Sunday, July 15 - Wednesday, August 1
JAX Cafe, Minneapolis

Classic Northeast Minneapolis eatery, Jax Cafe, is gifting JPII School 20% of your dining total.

How does it work?

  1. Make your reservation at Jax ( for sometime between July 15 and August
  2. Enjoy your award-winning meal with family, friends or clients!
  3. Snap a photo of your bill and email it to along with your name so we know who to thank!
  4. Jax will cut a check to JPII School in the amount that is 20% of you total.

Help Fight the Opioid Crisis


Arguably the worst American public health crisis of our time, the opioid crisis has devastating impacts on our state and nation. The Steve Rummler HOPE Network, in partnership with Rotary District 5950, has created an online course to educate people about opioids.

Visit to learn more.

Loaves and Fishes


Loaves and Fishes is a program that feeds warm meals to the hungry and is in need of volunteers on the second Wednesday of each month.  Our next serving dates are July 11, August 8 and September 12. We are most in need of people who can come to St. Stephens at 5:15 PM and help until 7:00 PM.  We are happy to give you complete details and directions and would welcome children over the age of 8 if accompanied by an adult.

Please contact for more information.

OLG has been providing meals and hospitality to Loaves and Fishes at the Church of St. Stephens for over 35 years.  Be a part of our legacy!

JPII Prep Playground Build Update


Melissa Miller, Director of Community Life & Social Justice

This morning I went up to John Paul II Prep School to help build their new playground. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I thought this would be a good thing to do.

I underestimated the day!

When I arrived there were many people already there, shoveling, transporting and spreading  mulch under the playground equipment. Fr. Kevin was everywhere encouraging, introducing and generally doing what he does so well—helping to build the Kingdom of God. Danette Halloran and Alison James were the organizers, and, along with Fr. Neil, were working, greeting and encouraging people. The workers were a diverse group—members of Holy Cross parish; parents of children in John Paul II Prep; members of OLG; workers from Ascension Academy and a young mother with her baby in a backpack. I heard people speaking English and Spanish, communicating with one another. Archbishop Hebda came and blessed us and the playground.

As I helped spread mulch, I was struck by what a great metaphor this was for building God’s Kingdom. The workers were united in making things better for the students at JPII. The collaboration was wonderful. Spirits were high and everybody seemed engaged in their tasks, but also the important work of getting to know one another. This was the community, the Church in a pure sense, joining together in a common goal. And as you can see from this picture, that goal was met. What a great example of serving God by serving others. Something to think about.

Visit their website to check out the Pictures!

JPII Prep Playground Build Day


Tuesday, May 15, 7:00 AM

We are in need of 40 or more strong volunteers for a few hours of physical work to help complete the playground project for our sister school JPII. It will be fun and a blessed opportunity; in fact Fr, Kevin will have a blessing of the volunteers at 7:30 AM! We will have coffee, refreshments and the best taco truck in Northeast Minneapolis. 

The work includes:

  • Installation of Tuff Timber edging
  • Installation of geotextile fabric over pea gravel
  • Installation of Engineered Wood Fiber Approximately 101 CY of material.

For more information contact:

Danette Halloran

Alison James