Fall Kick-Off

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Monday, September 17, 6:30 PM, Cassidy Hall
All men of OLG are invited to help the Men’s Club kickoff 2018-2019. The Fall Kickoff is a great way to learn about the Men’s Club and the spiritual, service and social events for the upcoming year, share a tailgate-style meal and watch a little Monday Night Football. The event is free of charge. Hope to see you there!

Summer Classic

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.  We will use this event to celebrate our extremely successful 2017/18 Men's Club year and welcome new parish members to the Men's Club.

When: Thursday, July 26, 2018, 6:30 PM ***Rescheduled from July 19 due to weather forecast
Where: The Athletic Fields of Our Lady of Grace
Cost: $75 before July 1, $100 after. Cost for new parish members (2016 - 2018) and Youngsters ages 21-35: $25


Cost includes premium steak dinner and beverages. Pre-registration required. Must be 21 or older to attend.

Summer Classic Annual Social (with option to pay dues)

IMPORTANT UPDATE

Due to the rain that is in the forecast for Thursday, July 19, the OLG Men's Club Summer Classic will be rescheduled for Thursday, July 26 starting at 6:30 PM.  As of right now, the weather prognosticators predict 0% chance of rain next Thursday (we'll see if they are right).

  • If you purchased a ticket and plan to attend, you don't need to do anything.
  • If you purchased a ticket, but can't make it and would like a refund, please contact Geoff Selby at geoffreycselby@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you on the OLG fields next Thursday!  

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.

Cost

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

Volunteer

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

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SILENT AUCTION UPDATE

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!

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SCHEDULE

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

ENTERTAINMENT

Jeff Jensen and the Vanguards
DJ and Dancing

TICKETS

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

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

DETAILS

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.

QUESTIONS

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


SPONSORS

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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
Resources:
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
What: FOOD, FUN, FAITH, FELLOWSHIP !!!

Acts 29

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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

Sow

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?

Grow

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

Go

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

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