Fall Kick-Off

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Sunday, September 29 , 7:00 - 10:00 PM, Cassidy Hall
All men of OLG are invited to the Men's Club's Fall Kickoff! This year a food truck from New Bohemia will cater brats, sides and desserts. Food and beverage for the Fall Kickoff are courtesy of the Men's Club. Attendees will learn about the many opportunities available to get involved in our social, spiritual, and service work. Free admission. Please contact Men’s Club Social Chair, Bryan Huntington, at bhuntington001@ gmail.com with questions.

Summer Social

Thursday, July 18, 6:30 – 8:00 PM, Athletic Fields
Join us for our annual summer social event! All men of the parish community are invited. We will set up a tent on the Athletic Fields and, for the first time in our history, put on a pig roast. To that we'll add coleslaw, potato salad, corn, greens and a plethora of beverages. We will use this event to celebrate our extremely successful past year and welcome new parish members to the Men's Club.

Cost is $75 before July 1 or $100 after. Cost is $25 for new parish members (2017 - 2019) and youngsters (ages 21-35). Ticket includes dinner and beverages. Pre-registration required. Must be 21 or older to attend.


Please use the drop down menu below to purchase your tickets for the OLGMC Summer Social as well as to pay your OLG Men’s Club dues for 2019-2020.

Summer Classic Annual Social (with option to pay dues)

Spirituality Retreats

From time to time, the Men’s Club supports spirituality retreats for the men of the community. In the past, these events have included “mini-retreats” for a half or full day at Cassidy Hall or full weekend retreats off site.

Annual Spirituality Mini Retreat for Men

“GK Chesterton on Lay Spirituality, and (while we’re at it) Lay Mysticism”

A look at why the role of the Catholic layman is more important today than ever before—through the eyes of that profound and prophetic writer G.K. Chesterton—who happened to be a Catholic layman.

Saturday, January 19, 2019 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

8:30 AM – Mass
9:00 AM – Breakfast (Donuts, Coffee, & Juice)
9:15 AM – Mini-Retreat (Cassidy Hall)
12:00 PM – Lunch (Pizza & Pop)

Guest speaker Dr. Dale Ahlquist will be speaking. No admission charge. Reserve your spot by signing up at the table in the back of the Commons after any Mass during the weekends of January 5 and 12, or by emailing Jim Clancy at jrpclancy@gmail.com.

Dr. Dale Ahlquist

Dr. Dale Ahlquist is President of The Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton and The Chesterton Schools Network. He is the author of five books, editor of Gilbert magazine, and creator and host of the EWTN series “The Apostle of Common Sense.” He is a Senior Fellow of the Chesterton Library at Oxford. “Ahlquist on Chesterton is like Plato on Socrates, or Boswell on Johnson.” New Oxford Review.

Lenten Fish Fry & Pasta Bar

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Friday, April 5, 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Includes Tin Fish-battered cod, pasta, baked potato, Cole slaw, bread/butter and cake. Father Kevin Finnegan’s Pub includes Guinness on tap, microbrews and wine for an additional charge. Live music and raffle. Drive-through available.


Tickets are $15 adults, $5 ages (10 and under)


Here is your opportunity to play a role in the Twin Cities best fish fry!  Click here to sign-up for a spot at what is one of the best volunteer opportunities out there.  Tons of fun and a great event that brings the entire Parish community together.

Winter Gala



This year’s Gala silent auction opens on February 2 at 8:00 AM and the entire OLG community can participate whether attending the Gala or not.  Funds raised will help update our school SmartBoard and network infrastructure.  Item information and details on how to participate can be found here or by clicking the button below.  The auction will close the night of the Gala on February 9.  Thank you in advance for your support!



6:00 PM • Silent Auction - Appetizers
7:30 • Dinner - Fund the Need


Jeff Jensen and the Vanguards
DJ and Dancing


$150 per person
Table Host (10 guests): $1,500

We expect tickets to sell out quickly given space constraints so please do not delay.


Semi-Formal attire is encouraged but not required.

If you are unable to attend
and but would still like to support the Gala click here to donate to Fund-the-Need.


Contact Gala Chair Jeff and Cathleen Cachat at jeffreycachat@gmail.com or 952-905-9035.



Christmas Tree Lot

From the Friday after Thanksgiving to a few days before Christmas, the Our Lady of Grace parking lot is host to the best tree lot in the Twin Cities. The tree lot features award winning, locally grown Christmas trees, sold by the best salesmen around…you!
The tree lot is 100% volunteer staffed and is a great service opportunity to meet some of your fellow parishioners. This is the second largest service project of the year and all proceeds go to supporting OLG school, youth programs and greater community.

Want to be a Tree Lot Captain this year?

Thanks to all who have signed up to be Tree Lot Captains this year.  We still have a lot of openings and need more people to step up.  Please consider being a captain - it's easy and you won't regret It.

The Tree Lot team helps you get set up before your shift.  You just need to send a couple of emails to help recruit a bunch of guys and then show up and help people find the Christmas tree of their dreams.

Want to volunteer for a shift?

Don't want to captain, but want to help out?  We have plenty of slots open.  We always need help Thanksgiving Weekend, so please consider helping during those days.  

Feel free to peruse the days to find a spot that works for you.  This is also a great way to get to know new people. 

To sign up, click HERE.

When: Late Nov – Christmas (or until trees run out)
Where: The Basketball / Teatherball courts of Our Lady of Grace
Rajat Relan (ajatrelan@gmail.com)
Chip Furman (cfuhrmann1@gmail.com)
Dick Ward (dward@doughertymarkets.com)
Bill Dubbs (dubbs@williams-exec.com)

Grill the Priests

Fr. Finnegan and his fellow priests step up to answer some of the toughest questions in Catholic Faith.  We wrap it into a fun Jeopardy game of questions and answers, or should we say answers and questions! The audience gets to ask their own personal questions to the priests.  It's a wonderful event.  A fun barbecue dinner is served.  It's a free event!  Please join us.

When: Thursday, November 15, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: Cassidy Hall

Acts 29


Monday Evenings, October - May

  • Encounter God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) in a more personal way

  • Learn more about His Presence in prayer, sacraments, formation and fellowship

  • Be formed in the Catholic, Christian way of life

  • Allow God to transform, enable and equip you to share Him with others

  • Become more connected to those in our parish community

About Acts 29

Want to go deeper in your relationship with Jesus and his Church, but need help? Want to take that next step, or steps, in your spiritual life? If so, then Acts 29 may be perfect for you! Acts 29 is a formation process designed to help you go deeper and take that next spiritual step.  Acts 29 had three modules: Sow, Grow, and Go.  Each module lasts seven weeks, concluding with a retreat. All live sessions are held Monday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 PM*. Retreat times are TBD.

*We may be able to offer satellite groups, which would view presentations recorded on Monday nights. See application for more details.

Acts 29 Topics


October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; November 5,12;
Retreat – November 10

  • Who Am I?

  • Who is God the Father?

  • Who is God the Son?

  • Who is God the Holy Spirit?

  • Who is the Blessed Virgin Mary?

  • Who is the Church?


January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25;
Retreat – March 2

  • Grace and Holiness

  • Prayer and Discernment of Spirits

  • The Mass

  • Reconciliation and Forgiveness

  • The Flesh, the World and the Devil

  • Freedom, Vice and Virtue

  • Docility to the Holy Spirit - Hearing My Unique Call


April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13;
Retreat – May 17-19

  • The Dignity of the Human Person

  • Community

  • Mission of the Church

  • Service and Witness

  • Friendship and Threshold Conversations

  • Sharing Jesus

  • Put Out Into the Deep


Contact Sean Lavell at seanlavell@olgparish.org or in the Parish Office (x9042) for more information.