Celebrate Marriage Retreat

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Join us for an evening with your spouse to celebrate marriage! We will gather for, Mass with blessing of marriage, dinner, and a talk by  Jim and Maureen Otremba. The event is open to all married couples of any length of marriage. It will include wine, conversation, chocolate and quality time with your loved one. Don’t miss it!

The cost for the evening is $50 per couple.

We have room on the committee for those who are interested in serving others in out parish in a unique way! Contact Meghan  at Meghan.m.hodgdon@gmail.com

Our Lady Of Grace Young Adults: December Events And Information

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Saturday, December 8,
8:30, 10:30 AM

Holy Day of Obligation

Inspirational Resources for Faith Formation in December

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What are you bringing to the manger?

In this season of gift giving, we know that nothing can equal the greatest gift of all – the gift of Jesus!

Just as the Magi brought gifts to the Manger of the Child, we invite you to bring your gifts of gratitude to the manger as well. Throughout Advent you have the opportunity to express your gratitude and bring your gift to the manger. See more...

Day of Mercy
Wednesday, December 12, 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Join us for a day of reconciliation. A light soup supper will be provided in the Commons. See more...

Join us at the Tree Lot for a warm cup of cider while you kick off your Christmas season and get your home ready to celebrate! 

We have beautiful Frasier, Canaan, Balsam and White Pine trees to select from.  Also available:  wreaths, garland, porch pots and decorative birch logs to help with exterior decorating needs.  See more...

Join us for the weekly
Young Adults Sport’s Night!


Join us for the weekly West Metro Young Adults Sport’s Night. These events are Friday nights at St. Gabriel's in Hopkins. 

All young adults ages 18-39 are invited to join us at 7pm at the field next to the Church. Frisbee, volleyball, soccer, great fun - come outside and play!

For more information check out this LINK to get to WMYA Facebook page
Sposi Novelli’s mission is to engage and support married couples through the first five years of marriage by creating a community that fosters a sense of support and belonging.  Through formation, reflection, and awareness, a couple’s marital relationship with God at the center is strengthened and made more fruitful.  Discipleship becomes more intentional through opportunities to steward others in service, participation, and partnering with other parish ministries.  Sposi Novelli hosts several formal and many informal events throughout the year.
For events and information on Sposi Novelli click here

MARRIAGE, FAMILY AND LIFE

 

Totus Tuus Catechetical Program – Summer 2019

Parish Registration – Now Open! Totus Tuus has been successful in reaching out to children and youth in order to help them know and love the Lord Jesus Christ. This program provides a fun and strong catechetical program, which is easy to implement and models the relationship with Christ in a very personal and practical way. The cost to bring the Totus Tuus program to your parish is $2,200. Reservations will be on a first come first serve basis. The week-long program will be offered at parishes: June 8 – 15, June 15 – 22, June 22 – June 29, July 6 – 13, July 13 – 20, July 20 – 27. If your parish is interested in the Totus Tuus program, please complete the Online Registration Form (credit card and pay by check available). For additional information, please see the Totus Tuus page or contact the Office of Marriage, Family and Life at 651-291-4489 or

EVANGELIZATION

Catholic Watchmen – Men’s Bible Boot Camp with Jeff Cavins

Saturday, December 15
8 a.m. Check-In; 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Boot Camp
St Joseph Campus of St Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, Delano

Men are invited to come together and learn the basics of the Bible in one day! Learn the structure of the Bible and the story of Salvation History. Discover the heroic men of the Bible. Find out how to make Scripture a part of your daily life. Learn how to lead your family to read the Bible. Cost: $40 (Includes workbook, donuts and hearty lunch. Free for sons under 18.) Find details and register on the event page. Questions? Contact Enzo Randazzo at randazzov@archspm.org or 651-291-4483.

VOCATIONS

 

Cor Jesu for Young Adults with Bishop Cozzens

Friday, December 7
8 p.m.
The Saint Paul Seminary (St. Mary’s Chapel), St. Paul

Eucharistic Adoration, confession, praise and worship music and fellowship with young adults, college-age and older. Bishop Cozzens will preside.

No need to RSVP. Parking is open on lots p, x and y on the South Campus of the University of St. Thomas.

Archbishop’s Discernment Retreat

Begins Friday, December 28 at 6:30 p.m.
Concludes Sunday, December 30 at 1:30 p.m. 
Christ the King Retreat Center, Buffalo MN

The Director of Vocations offers this annual retreat with talks by Archbishop Bernard Hebda. In addition to the talks given by the Archbishop, there will be times of prayer, an opportunity for the Rite of Reconciliation, times of recreation, and plenty of great food. The Archbishop’s Discernment Retreat is for men who are seniors in high school to age 50 and are discerning priesthood. This retreat is a wonderful opportunity to gain clarity in your discernment process and to meet other men who desire to follow Christ and to know his will for their lives. Register online at 10000vocations.org. Parishes, please share the attached flyer.

Path to Healing

Twin Cities Peace Circle
Fourth Monday of the month from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
North Regional Branch of the Hennepin County Library (North Conference Room, 2nd floor), 1315 N. Lowry Ave., Minneapolis
Twin Cities 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.

At gatherings of the Twin Cities Survivors Peace Circle, all are welcome and privacy is respected. Contact Jim with questions, concerns or comments: 773-412-0909 or richter316@aol.com
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Sposi Novelli "Minute-to-win-it!" Wrap-up!

Thanks to everyone who came out for the “Minute-to-win-it” Date Night! 

On November 30th , Sposi Novelli hosted a "Minute-to-win-it" Game night with a Christmas theme! There were cookies, hot chocolate, and appetizers that helped to keep us fueled while we competed in some fun games! Ugly sweaters WERE encouraged, ANNNND  everyone looked AMAZING! Check out all of the the fun that we had below! 

“Minute-to-win-it” Date Night 

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On November 30th come to OLG and join us for an evening with your spouse of games and fun! We are hosting a Minute-to-win-it Game night with a Christmas theme! There will be cookies, hot chocolate, and other appetizers to keep you fueled while we compete in some fun games! Ugly sweaters are encouraged!

Childcare is available with an RSVP to veronicawhelan@olgparish.org.

Our Lady Of Grace Young Adults: More November Events And Information

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Thursday, November 22, 9:00 AM
Friday, November 23, 9:00 AM
No 6:15 AM Mass offered

The Parish Office and MHT Adoration Chapel will be closed both Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 in observance of Thanksgiving.

Inspirational Resources for Faith Formation in November

Discover all the best Catholic content in one place. Entertaining movies, enlightening programs, inspiring talks and audio dramas, and a great selection of popular e-books - all just a click away! See more...

"Why Are You Still Catholic" Women's Conference

Saturday, December 1, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Cassidy Hall
Join us for a half-day retreat led by Fr. Kevin Finnegan and Jane Leyden Cavanaugh from the League of Catholic Women to hear panelists reflect on their lives in the context of their Catholic faith and share why they stay in the Church, with all its strengths and flaws. Participate in rich discussion and prayer, and leave with a renewed commitment to Catholicism and the health of our Catholic community. See more...

Sunday, December 2, 2:30 PM, Church

Amahl and the Night Visitors

by Gian Carlo Menotti

Discover what happens when a shepherd boy meets the 3 Kings on their way to Bethlehem!

Friday, November 23 - Saturday, December 15

Once again this year, the Men’s Club and Social Justice Ministry are asking you to donate new or gently used, clean winter coats and boots, as well as new winter hats, gloves and socks (especially men’s socks).  While all sizes are needed, there is a great need for men’s coats. In addition, we are collecting newborn infant diapers and big boxes of dry cereal. See more...

Join us at the Tree Lot for a warm cup of cider while you kick off your Christmas season and get your home ready to celebrate! 

We have beautiful Frasier, Canaan, Balsam and White Pine trees to select from.  Also available:  wreaths, garland, porch pots and decorative birch logs to help with exterior decorating needs.  See more...

Join us for the weekly
Young Adults Sport’s Night!


Join us for the weekly West Metro Young Adults Sport’s Night. These events are Friday nights at St. Gabriel's in Hopkins. 

All young adults ages 18-39 are invited to join us at 7pm at the field next to the Church. Frisbee, volleyball, soccer, great fun - come outside and play!

For more information check out this LINK to get to WMYA Facebook page
Sposi Novelli’s mission is to engage and support married couples through the first five years of marriage by creating a community that fosters a sense of support and belonging.  Through formation, reflection, and awareness, a couple’s marital relationship with God at the center is strengthened and made more fruitful.  Discipleship becomes more intentional through opportunities to steward others in service, participation, and partnering with other parish ministries.  Sposi Novelli hosts several formal and many informal events throughout the year.
For events and information on Sposi Novelli click here

FROM THE BISHOP

 

Healing is Rooted in Holiness

By Bishop Andrew Cozzens

The U.S. bishops are about to gather in Baltimore for their annual meeting Nov. 12-15. Given the current crisis the Church finds herself in, this meeting will be very important, even historic. It will begin with a day of prayer, specifically requested by Pope Francis, as we seek wisdom and strength for purifying and healing our Church. The next three days of the conference will be focused on several different concrete proposals which seek ways of promoting greater accountability for bishops. As is normally the case, the first three days of the conference are televised live by EWTN and also live-streamed on the Internet. Many people will be tuned in to see what the bishops are saying and what concrete action steps can be taken.

I want to ask all the Catholics of the archdiocese to please pray for your bishops during this time. A daily rosary, an extra Holy Hour at one of our adoration chapels or offering your participation at daily Mass would be a great gift to give to the Church during this time.

 Read the full column in English and Spanish in The Catholic Spirit.

Sposi Novelli: Upcoming Events And Information

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Engaged Evening 
October 23rd, 2018 Tuesday 7-9PM
We need volunteers for this great event! Help be a welcoming presence to our engaged couples at OLG, and make some new friends! We need help with greeting, hospitality, and set-up.
If interested please contact Mary at 952-929-3317 ext. 9032

“Minute-to-win-it” Date Night 

From 7-9PM on November 30th come to OLG and join us for an evening with your spouse of games and fun! We are hosting a Minute-to-win-it Game night with a Christmas theme! There will be cookies, hot chocolate, and appetizers to keep you fueled while we compete in some fun games! Ugly sweaters are encouraged!

Childcare is available with an RSVP to veronicawhelan@olgparish.org

Celebrate Marriage Dinner and Speaker Event 

Friday, January 25th at 6:00 pm

Join us for an evening with your spouse to celebrate marriage! We will gather for, Mass with blessing of marriage, dinner, and a talk by  Jim and Maureen Otremba. The event is open to all married couples of any length of marriage. It will include wine, conversation, chocolate and quality time with your loved one. Don’t miss it!

The cost for the evening is $50 per couple.

We have room on the committee for those who are interested in serving others in out parish in a unique way! Contact Meghan  at Meghan.m.hodgdon@gmail.com

Monday, October 22, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM or 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Contraception: Why Not? Rethinking Humane Vitae in 2018
Please join Bishop Andrew Cozzens for a one day conference as we explore the scientific, social, and moral context for one of the central questions of our day. Discover what Blessed Pope Paul VI actually spoke of in his encyclical Humanae Vitae, which reaffirmed the teaching of the Catholic Church on married love, conscious parenthood and the use of artificial contraception. See more...
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All Saints- Holy Day of Obligation
Thursday, November 1

  • 6:15 AM

  • 9:00 AM

  • 6:00 PM

Monday, November 5, 7:00 PM
Our Lady of Grace will remember those who have gone before us. The names of those who have passed this year will be read as part of our prayer. Light reception to follow in the Commons

Path to Healing

Twin Cities Peace Circle
Fourth Monday of the month from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
North Regional Branch of the Hennepin County Library (North Conference Room, 2nd floor), 1315 N. Lowry Ave., Minneapolis
Twin Cities 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.

At gatherings of the Twin Cities Survivors Peace Circle, all are welcome and privacy is respected. Contact Jim with questions, concerns or comments: 773-412-0909 or richter316@aol.com
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Newman on Tap

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Tuesday, October 9, 6:30 PM
The University Club of St. Paul, St. Paul

Young Adults - join Newman on Tap for an evening with Archbishop Hebda. The evening begins with Mass followed by appetizers, cash bar and presentation by Dr. Daavid Deavel and Archbishop Hebda titled “A True Antagonist for a Broken World: Faith in a Secular Age”. The evening will conclude with some time for discussion and socialization.

Sposi Novelli: Evening of cocktails and fellowship

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Last Friday night we had our Sposi Novelli kick-off events! It was an amazing evening enjoying some great refreshments with tasty hors d'oeuvres. We started with prayer and then quickly moved onto getting to know each other.

Nicole, one of the persons on leadership opened the evening with sharing what our other events are for the year, and ways to get involved in leadership with Sposin Novelli. Near the end of the evening we took a quick tour of the OLG Campus to show off some of our newly renovated spaces.

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Don’t forget to check out our next upcoming events!

Sposi Novelli Date Night - November 30th 
Celebrate Marriage Dinner + Retreat - January 25th
Speaker on Practical Marriage Tips - March 22nd
End of the Year BBQ - May 17th

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