United in Christ Parent Gathering

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Wednesday, October 10, 6:00 - 7:15 PM, Dining Room
All parents of students in OLG Faith Formation programs are invited to gather together with other parents to share and learn practical ways to help your family grow in faith! Contact Sarah Burgess at olg3fo@olgparish.org for more information.

Moms of Grace Kickoff

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Wednesday, October 10, 10:00 AM, Dining Room
We invite everyone to join Moms of Grace at our first meeting following school Mass. We look forward to continuing our mission of connecting with each other and our wonderful parish. In our first meeting, we'll welcome and hear from Mary Hodgdon, the Director of Marriage and Family at OLG. Childcare is available.  If you should have any questions, please contact Liz Seaman at mog.ourladyofgrace@gmail.com.

This year, our meetings will focus on our theme of "Incorporating faith into our homes." We have a variety of events planned, including monthly meetings where we will connect on:

  • 2nd Wednesdays following school Mass

  • Social events in the evening celebrating the holiday season and the end of the school year

  • Service projects that involve your children

  • Marriage event in the spring

No matter what, we’ll come together and give thanks to God for being Mothers - the hardest yet most gratifiying job in the world.

Respect Life Sunday

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The USCCB has designated October 7 as Respect Life Sunday. Quite often the focus of the Church’s respect life activities is opposition to abortion. That is a very good place to start. But we need to be clear that pro-life activities cannot stop there.

To be truly pro-life we must feed, clothe, house and educate children after birth. We need to be certain that they have access to healthcare, grow up in an area free from violence, and that they have jobs that pay them living wages. In other words, being pro-life means believing and acting as if every child born is a beloved child of God and entitled to dignity.

I think that dignity is especially important also as one approaches the end of life. Those who are frail or elderly still benefit from love and companionship. They continue to deserve good medical care, including pain relief.

Our Lady of Grace is a profoundly pro-life parish. We believe that each person is a unique gift from God to be loved and cared for as the unrepeatable individual he or she is. If this statement resonates with you, the Dignity of Life Committee invites you to join us as we work to support families, from crisis pregnancies to the elderly. Our next meeting is Tuesday, October 9 from 6:00 - 7:00 PM in the Parish Office. If you’re not a ”joiner”, consider buying diapers, writing an elected official or saying a rosary for the end of abortion. Something to think about.

Melissa Miller, Director of Community Life & Social Justice

First Saturday Devotion in October

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Saturday, October 6, 8:00 – 11:00 AM
Please join us after praying the Rosary and Mass for an EWTN classic documentary on Fatima.  Narrated by Ricardo Montalban, it gives a true global perspective to Our Blessed Mother’s dramatic appearances and important messages delivered over 100 years ago to three little shepherd children. Coffee and treats included with the documentary.

Funeral Notice: Mary Ellen Hurley

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Hurley, Mary Ellen Age 76 of Edina passed away unexpectedly Oct. 1, 2018. Preceded in death by William and Gertrude Groth, James and Helen Hurley, Nick Cords, and James Cords. Survived by husband, Michael; children, Patrick (Lisa) Hurley, Kathy (Mark) Ahmann, Michael (Julie) Hurley, and Susie Hurley; grandchildren, Kevin, Mary Beth, Maggie, Gunther, Katie, Michael, Jane, Kelly, Ryan, Patrick, and Lindsey; brother, Roger (Sheri); other loving relatives and friends. Memorial Mass at 1 PM on Friday Oct. 5, 2018 and Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 5071 Eden Ave. in Edina, with visitation 1 hour prior. Private family interment. Washburn-McReavy.com Edina Chapel 952-920-3996

Funeral Notice: Ray 'Buddy' Crump, Jr.

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Crump, Ray, Jr. "Buddy" Age 50 of St. Louis Park, MN passed away peacefully in his sleep on September 24, 2018. Preceded in death by father Raymond Crump, Sr.; and beloved uncles; aunts; and grandparents. Survived by wife Janine; children Alyssa, Nolan, Kaylee; mother Carol; brother Andy (Margaret); in-laws Patrick and Jane Quinn; and many loving relatives and friends. Visitation 9:30-11:00 AM Thursday, October 4 with Memorial Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM at the Church of Our Lady of Grace, 5071 Eden Ave., Edina. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the family. Washburn-McReavy.com Edina Chapel 952-920-3996

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Funeral Notice: Margaret Anne (Kiley) Combs

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Combs, Margaret Anne (Kiley) Age 94 of Edina, passed away peacefully on 9/26/2018. Preceded in death by husband John & sister Mary K. Smith. She was a retired social worker at Catholic Charities. She was a graduate of Holy Angels High School and the University of Minnesota. Survived by nephew Tom Smith, niece Joan S. (Eric) Petersen and great-niece Kiley Petersen, sister-in-law Loretta Combs & many nieces & nephews. The family would like to thank everyone at Good Samaritan Society- Ambassador and Park Nicollet Hospice Team for their care and support. Memorials preferred to Catholic Charities. Private interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, October 1st at 10:30AM with visitation one hour prior, all at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 5071 Eden Ave, Edina. Washburn-McReavy.com Edina Chapel 952-920-3996

Volunteer with Child and Youth Programs

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We have many volunteer opportunities for you to get involved and answer your own baptismal call to be an active member of our parish:

Parish Nursery
Open for all 1-2 year old children during 9:30 and 11:30 AM Sunday morning Masses.

Sunday School Classes
Available for children aged 3-Kindergarten during 9:30 AM Sunday morning Mass.

Children's Liturgy of the Word
Available for Kindergarten and 1st grade students during 9:30 AM Sunday morning Mass.

Faith Formation / Encounter
For children in grades 1-8, which meets Wednesday evenings during the school year from 6:00 – 7:15 PM. Free childcare available for all volunteers' children who haven't yet started 1st grade.

Download our 2018-2019 Ministry Opportunities Form to learn more and sign-up.