Global Leadership Summit 8/10-11

The Basics:

Everyone has influence and the ability to create positive change. When you improve your leadership, you impact lives, churches, businesses, governments, schools and families. A world-class event, The Global Leadership Summit is simulcast LIVE in HD from Willow's campus near Chicago to more than 500+ Premier Host Site locations in North America and later around the world. You are invited to join an expected 400,00+ participants in 128 countries in 2017.


Thursday, August 10, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM CDT
Friday, August 11, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM CDT

Please note that the full schedule will be released in July. Exact start/end times subject to change.

The Global Leadership Summit: Who We Are

The Global Leadership Summit: Don't Miss It!


This year Our Lady of Grace will be hosting a Satellite Location of The Global Leadership Summit.All Our Lady of Grace Parishioners who register by July 11, 2017 are elligible for a discounted rate of $89 or $119 after July 11th by entering the code PHS17TEAM in the box to the right.

World Class Faculty

The diverse Summit faculty delivers a unique blend of vision, inspiration and practical skills you can immediately apply.


For more information contact Melissa Miller or visit The Global Leadership Summit 2017 website.

OLG Men's Club Summer Classic 7/20

Join us for our annual summer social event. ALL men of the parish community are invited. We will set up a tent on the baseball fields and fill it with steaks, potatoes, corn and a plethora of beverages. A few cigars will probably follow. We will use this event to celebrate our extremely successful 2016/17 Men's Club year and welcome new parish members to the Men's Club.

When: Thursday, July 20, 2017, 6:30 PM
Where: The Athletic Fields of Our Lady of Grace
Cost: $75 before July 1, $100 after. New! Cost for new parish members (2015 - 2017): $25
Cost includes premium steak dinner and beverages. Pre-registration required. Must be 21 or older to attend.

Summer Classic Annual Social



OLG Classroom Furniture Moving Day - June 24th

WE NEED 50-60 People On Saturday, JUNE 24th.  

One of our big fundraising efforts this year is to update all of the desks and tables in the school.  We did a great job and raised enough money to furnish modern work spaces for both OLG and JPII!

But before we can have the new furniture arrive, we need to get all of the old desks and tables out to be donated.  We are going to tackle this project on June 24th, starting at 8am.  

We need many hands.  All of OLG is invited: men, women and kids (over 18)

Thank you for making this a priority, even if it's just for an hour or two.

Cassidy Hall
Date: 06/24/2017 (Sat.)
Time: 8:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Location: OLG School

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Funeral Notice: Patricia A. Carey

Carey, Patricia A. age 81 of Edina, MN. Preceded in death by husband William and 11 brothers & sisters. Survived by sister Jan (Jim) Roy. Many nieces, nephews & family. Interment @ St. Margaret's Cemetery. Mass of Christian Burial Friday June 23, 11 am at Our Lady Of Grace Catholic Church, 5071 Eden Ave, Edina, MN. Visitation Friday June 23, 1 hour prior to service at church and Thursday June 22 4-7 pm at: Edina Chapel 952-920-3996 West 50th St. & Hwy 100


From Abria's Board of Directors and Staff - Thank you!

From the Board of Directors and staff at Abria Pregnancy Resources, thank you for the many parishioners that participated and supported the Abria Life is Wonderful Family Fun Run/Walk & 5K! Over 1,000 people came to celebrate motherhood and the gift of life on May 13th. Together, we raised over $82,000 to benefit the young women and couples facing unexpected pregnancies. Thank you!

Our Lady of Grace had 23 three teams that participated in the Run/Walk! AND OLG team, Baby Mamas, won the top fundraising team! Thank you for your support and helping us put a choice for life within reach!

7th Annual Widows Day of Reflection - "A Widows Walk"


Bishop Andrew Cozzens and Michele Denise Michaels will be the guest speakers. Bishop Cozzens is the auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. Michele Michaels is a professional singer and inspirational speaker. Brochures are available in the Commons kiosk. Pre-registration is required.


Saturday, June 17, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
5071 Eden Ave
Edina, MN 55436

Mission Statement

Each year we offer widows a Day of Reflection for spiritual enrichment and fellowship. We do this through prayer, reflection and the intercession of Mary, Mother of Jesus and Widow of Joseph.


Click the button to the right to download the registration form


Saturday, June 17, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

8:00-8:30 am: Registration
8:30-9:30 am: Mass
9:30-10:00 am: Continental Breakfast
10:00-10:45 am: Talk 1: Growing in Faith Through Prayer
10:45-11:00 am: Break
11:00-11:45 pm: Talk 2: Saying Yes Through Mary
11:45-12:15 pm: Lunch
12:15-1:00 pm: Michele Denise Michaels

Speaker Bios

Bishop Andrew Cozzens

The Most Reverend Andrew Cozzens serves as auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

A native of Denver, he graduated from Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, where he experienced a deepening of the faith through the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. After college, Bishop Cozzens served as a travelling missionary to young people with Twin Cities-based NET Ministries. He later joined the Companions of Christ in Saint Paul, and worked for Saint Paul’s Outreach leading college Bible study groups.

In 1997, he was ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. He served as parochial vicar at the Cathedral of Saint Paul and then Faribault Catholic Community (now Divine Mercy) before being sent to Rome for doctoral studies. Upon his return to Minnesota, Bishop Cozzens began service as an instructor at the Saint Paul Seminary.

On October 11, 2013, Pope Francis appointed him as auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. Bishop Cozzens' ordination to the Episcopacy took place December 9, 2013.


Michele Denise Michaels

A graduate of the Archbishop Harry J. Flynn Catechetical Institute and a professional singer, Michele is a poised and inspirational speaker, who has addressed audiences across the nation and sung around the world. She speaks about the gift of blindness and sings about the loveof God. Michele released her debut solo CD, “Altar Call“ in 2012 and is currently writing a book entitled “Are You Really Blind?” She is always honored to support Epiphany Studio Productions.


Questions or concerns?

Contact Cheryl Broich: 952-831-2656


The 7th Annual Widows’ Day of Reflectionis endorsed by the Archdiocesan Office ofMarriage and Family Life and is sponsored by Knights of Columbus Marian and Nicollet Councils, Relevant Radio and Our Lady of Grace Church, Edina.


WINE & Wisdom Event: Truffles from Heaven, the Sweet Taste of Grace

Be nourished by the WIT and Wisdom of Speaker and Author Kali Schneiders

When: Tuesday, June 27, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Where: Kellerman's Event Center
             2222 4th St.
             White Bear Lake, MN

Cost: $25 before June 13
         $35 after June 13

Ladies, join WINE: Women In the New Evangelization at the Women, WINE & Wisdom event on Tuesday, June 27, at Kellerman’s Event Center in White Bear Lake and enjoy the wit and wisdom of a woman who truly knows how to make life “sweet”— author of Truffles from Heaven, Kali Schnieders. Of course, we WILL have chocolate truffles at this event! WINE, chocolate, humor, and inspiration—the perfect recipe to a fabulous night! Invite some friends and come for a fun and faith-filled evening. Appetizers provided. Cash bar available. Space is limited, so sign up today by clicking the register button below.

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist Training


Wednesday, July 5, 6:30 PM, Church
Saturday, July 8, 10:30 AM, Church

We will be training Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist, if you are interested in being trained, contact Shelly at or at the Parish Office (x112). This ministry is open to those who have received the Sacrament of Confirmation and are at least 16 years of age. We need approximately 60 ministers each weekend. There is a place for you!

Marian Consecration to Jesus Through Mary 7/11

Every Tuesday, July 11-August 15, 10:00 AM
Parish Library

Does becoming a saint sound appealing? Maybe too much work? Perhaps a little scary?

Summer is the perfect time to prepare for Consecration to Jesus through Mary. Marian consecration is "truly the surest, easiest, shortest and most perfect means of becoming a saint" according to St. Louis de Montfort.  Our Lady of Grace offers an easy, updated way to dive into such a blessing through the six-week 33 Days to Morning Glory program developed by Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC.
We meet for discussion and a 30-minute DVD byFr. Gaitley. Materials are $35.00.

Contact Maureen Wong at or 952-927-0089 for more information and to reserve your spot.

Funeral Notice: Elizabeth Mary "Betty" Backus

Backus, Elizabeth Mary "Betty" Age 87, of Edina, passed peacefully into God's arms on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Born April 6, 1930 in Proctor, MN to John and Mary Malec. Preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Anna, Joseph, Walter, John, Frank and Agnes. Survived by husband, of 64 years, Reno; children, Bruce (Liz), Holly Eicher, Mike (Lisa), Roy (Roberta), Scott (Mary Sue), and Jill Weissner (Pete); and thirteen grandchildren, William, John, Carolyn Backus, Christine Carpenter (Troy), Brian Eicher, Sara Martin, Katie, Matthew, Laura, Amy, Anna, Amelia Backus, and Bennett Weissner; and many nieces and nephews. Betty worked as an x-ray technician in Duluth before marrying Reno, her high school sweetheart. She loved sewing, cooking, crafts, volunteering, and spending time with family, friends, and pets. Special thanks to the staff at Wealshire of Bloomington, Park Nicollet Hospice, and Deacon Jon DeLuney. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 AM Friday, June 16, with visitation starting one hour prior, at Our Lady of Grace Church, 5071 Eden Avenue, Edina, MN 55436. Memorials preferred to National Parkinson's Foundation, Edina Lions, or American Cancer Society. Edina Chapel 952-920-3996