Baccalaureate Mass

Thank you to all that joined us for a Baccalaureate Mass celebrating our graduating Seniors on June 10th at the 6PM Mass! 

All area high school graduates and their families were invited to a special Graduation Mass at Our Lady of Grace and it was such a blessing to have everyone there! There was a dessert reception, Sparkling Apple Cider Toast, and Door "Dorm Room" prizes for the graduates.  

It was a memorable evening for all and sent our youth off to their next adventure covered in the prayers of our parish family.  

Special thank you to Cindy and Andrea who were the heart and hands behind the event!

Closing High School LifeNight for 2017/2018

On Wednesday May 9th we had our last High School LifeNight for the school year!

What are LifeNights you ask? 

LifeNight's are a mixture of faith and fun, and are open to everyone who is in high school! Each LifeNight has a fun game, a testimony or teaching about a different topic of our faith, discussion, and closing prayer.

At LifeNights you will be able to talk about a variety of issues and experiences with friends and young adult leaders so that together you can grow in faith and discover how a relationship with God will help you have the best life possible! 

Before they all left for the evening we asked our youth WHY they come to LifeNight's and they gave us some AMAZING answers!

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  • I first started coming to LifeNights as a kind of continuation of confirmation, but my reason soon transformed into being a part of a community of people that have my faith in common. I look forward to Lifenights as a time where I won't worry about school, stress, etc... 
  • I come to LifeNights to meet, have fun, and laugh with other catholic people.
  • Community, friends, it's people who care about the activities, working together for a better world, and learning about the faith.  
  • The community and support here. I can be myself and forget about my troubles.  
  • Why do I come? To learn and grow in catholic faith and get to know those who come to LifeNights.  
  • Food, friends, to learn, to have fun, and FOOD.  
  • I come to grow in relationship with others, connect with my faith,  and learn to look at my faith differently.  
  • I come to LifeNights to be around positive people and get my mind off of stressful things that might be going on in my life. I LOVE THE COMMUNITY!   

We had an amazing year, and can't wait to start up again in the fall! Keep your eyes on your inbox for when registration opens!

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Throughout the year we did so many things that it is hard to list them all.........

we still tried though! 

SOOOOO if you are still wondering why you should register yourself for LifeNights in 2018/19......

we have some amazing reasons for you! 

  • You should come because LifeNights are a place where you always feel welcome. It is a home where people care about you for who you are. You can be quirky and still belong. Lifelong friends.  
  • To meet new people! 
  • To grow in faith, meet friends, and have fun! 
  • You should come to LifeNights so they can meet and or get to know people they go to church with. This is a great place to become better connected to God. 
  • You should come to LifeNights to grow in an uplifting community, learn about themselves, and make friends. 
  • To grow in their faith, to be a part of something special, and have fun!  
  • Meet new people, be challenged in their faith - go deeper and see other viewpoints.  
  • Meet people and a good way to have fun, learn and pray!  
  • You get to meet other teenagers who their faith and build friendships with them! 
  • It will give you LIFE and build community!  
  • It's a good way to relax and enjoy yourself even if other things in your life are crazy. 
  • Great community of people who want to be friends. Join a group that cares about each other, supports each other, and has fun together!
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Congratulations Hailey on being awarded the Mayor’s Youth Commendation!

On Monday April 23rd was the annual Mayor’s Commendation Awards, given to those who have volunteered their time and effort to make significant contributions to the community and were recognized at the 39th-annual Community Volunteer Recognition Reception at the Braemar Golf Course. This was a particularly  exciting event, because one of our very own Our Lady of Grace parishioners was a recipient of one of these prestigious awards! Hailey was presented the Mayor’s Youth Commendation: Awarded to a young person who has demonstrated a commitment to improving the quality of life in the community. 

Hailey Chrysler is a senior at Edina High school, and an active Peer Minister in the OLG Youth Ministry Program.  Throughout her years here in Edina she has worked tirelessly to improve her community though prayer and service. At the Edina Highschool she can be found a doing a club called 350 (where she helps tutor once a week), Back Pack Tutors (where she tutors at Fallwell Elementary),  and Linked Crew (Leadership club to help Freshmen transition to Highschool). Here at OLG she has been a leader at several Confirmation Retreats, MS Youth Ministry Events, Vacation Bible School, Mission Home, and much more. She is one busy young woman. 

Hailey has been an inspiration here at OLG about what it means to have a servants heart. Her Confirmation Saint, St. Joan of Arc was quoted as saying "Act, and God will act." Hailey has truly demonstrated the truth of this quote with all that she does for her fellow human beings that we can see the love that God has for all people. It is an amazing reminder to us that through our ministry and service to others that we are truly the hands and feet of Christ here on earth. 

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