Pen Pals


Have time to correspond with one of our 5th graders? Our Pen Pal program connects a senior with a 5th grader. It’s a small way to support our OLG students and get connected with the next generation of disciples! Let us know if you’d like to be paired with a 5th grader by calling the Parish Office and leaving your name. We will try to make it happen!

Funeral Notice: Isabelle Anne 'Belle' Waggoner

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Waggoner, Isabelle "Belle" Anne Age 89 of Edina, went to Heaven on 7/9/2019. Preceded in death by daughter, Catherine (Dick) Bates and sister, Lorraine Jackson of Mineral Point, Wisconsin. She was an employee at Perkins Restaurants for 20 years and a dedicated parishioner of Our Lady of Grace Catholic church. Survived by children, Jane (Bruce) Morrow, Bill (Robin) Waggoner and Pete Waggoner; grandchildren, Becky and Sarah Morrow, Nikki (Mic) Campbell, Mandi (Tim) Schwartz, Jill (John) Weeks, Nina Bauernfeind, Daniel Waggoner, Cally Waggoner, Liam Waggoner, and Rudy Waggoner; great-granchildren, Ben Weeks and Hailey Bella Schwartz, and many nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank the staff at The Estates of Excelsior, especially the Memory Care unit. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Our Lady of Grace School student scholarships. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11AM on Monday, August 12th with visitation one hour prior at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 5071 Eden Ave, Edina. Edina Chapel 952-920-3996

Funeral Notice: Patricia Hunt North

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North, Patricia Hunt Age 78, passed away knowing the love of God and family. Survived by husband of 58 years, Skip; children, Dave (Julie), Mike (Martha), Pam Lindahl, Brain (Patty); two siblings and six grandchildren. Preceded by sister, Shirl Herzig. She was an ANW Hospital registered Nurse 22 years; OLG member over 50 years; volunteered at OLG and VEAP; Woman of Faith; inner strength; generous of spirit; committed to family; moral of character; positive; valued friend; listener; ready laugh; hugger; baker of awesome goodies; love to save $; wore pink a lot; matching scarfs; scrupulous about her hair; loved to dance. Mass of Christian Burial at 2:00PM, on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 5851 Eden Ave South, Edina, with visitation one hour prior. Private interment at Lakewood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to VEAP, 9600 Aldrich Ave S, 55420. Washburn-McReavy.comEdina Chapel 952-920-3996

Dementia Friends Information Session


Tuesday, July 9, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM, Dining Room
Approximately 91,000 Minnesotans age 65+ are living with Alzheimer's. ‘Dementia Friends’ Information Sessions give people an understanding of dementia and the small things you can do that make a difference. Dementia Friends is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way we think, talk and act about the disease. Beryl Schewe, Director of Pastoral Care and an ALZ Dementia Champion, will lead our discussion. Free and open to the public. A light lunch will be served! Bring a friend! Please contact Beryl Schewe at or in the Parish Office (x9035) to register.

Funeral Notice: Jean Anne Simonson

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Simonson, Jean Anne Passed away at age 76. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frederick and Jean Heitke. She is survived by her brother Jimmy Heitke, her children Robert J. Graf (wife Maria Baker), Teresa J. Coen (husband Tom Coen) and Laura K. Graf (husband Kristopher Bearson), grandchildren Emma and Merrick Bearson, Chloe Bowers, Avery Coen, Buck and Dickens Graf. In lieu of flowers, we ask that memorials go to the Alzheimer's Association in her honor. Funeral Service is Monday June 17th, 2019 10:00 AM @ Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 5701 Eden Avenue, Edina, MN. Visitation 1-hour prior at church. Family interment at Hillside Cemetery. Edina Chapel 952-920-3996

9th Annual Widows Day of Reflection with Jeff Cavins

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Jeff Cavins will present a reflections on the “Widows of the Bible” during this day of spiritual enrichment and fellowship. Breakfast and lunch included. Brochures are available in the Commons kiosk. Pre-registration is required.


Saturday, June 15, 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


8:00 AM     Registration and Rosary
8:30 AM     Mass
9:30 AM     Continental Breakfast
10:00 AM     Talk 1 - Jeff Cavins
10:45 AM     Break
11:00 AM     Talk 2 - Jeff Cavins
11:45 AM      Q&A with Jeff Cavins
12:00 PM      Lunch with Prize Drawing to follow


Speaker Bios

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Jeff Cavins

Jeff Cavins is an exciting public speaker and Bible teacher. He communicates the Catholic faith at a level that everyone can understand, taking
theological truths and expressing them in a practical way. He is the creator of The Great Adventure Bible Timeline study system. Jeff is the founding host of EWTN’s weekly program “Life on the Rock” as well as Relevant Radio’s daily show, “Morning Air.” He is author of several books including, When You Suffer: Biblical Keys for Hope and Understanding and his latest book, The Activated Disciple. Jeff received an M.A. in theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. He and his wife Emily lead pilgrimages to the Holy Land annually.


Questions or concerns?

Contact Cheryl Broich: 952-831-2656


The 9th Annual Widows’ Day of Reflection is endorsed by the Archdiocesan Office of Marriage and Family Life and is sponsored by Knights of Columbus Marian and Nicollet Councils, Relevant Radio and Our Lady of Grace Church, Edina.


Funeral Notice: Mimi Hester (Mullin) Villaume

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Villaume (Mullin), Mimi Hester 82 years old, of Edina, Minnesota, passed away on June 1, 2019, after a long battle with cancer. Preceded in death by her husband Eugene T. Villaume; parents W. Edward and Mary Hester Mullin; brother William E. Mullin; nephews Ted and Eddie Mullin. Survived by husband John Harrigan; children Edward F. Villaume, Louis T. Villaume (Teresa), Catherine V. O'Neill (Kevin); siblings Sister Katherine Mullin VHM and Richard Mullin (Mary Henry); sisters-in-law Chouhei Min Mullin, Carolyn Villaume, and Sister Mary Denise Villaume VHM; grandchildren Matthew Villaume (Sarah), Robert Villaume (Anna), Emilie Villaume, David O'Neill, Caroline O'Neill, and Caitlin O'Neill, along with nieces Liz Mullin (John Fedele) Catherine Mullin, nephew, Evan Mullin and many cousins. Mimi attended Northrup Collegiate School, graduated from the Convent of Visitation and is an alumna of Manhattanville College. Mimi married Gene Villaume in 1960 and they were blessed with three children. As a young mother, Mimi endured great heartbreak when her husband, Gene, passed away, leaving Mimi (29 years old) with three children under 3 1/2 years old. Strong as steel, Mimi overcame this tragedy to provide a loving home in which all could excel. Her children and grandchildren were her pride and joy. Mimi was known for her dry wit and zest for life. She loved to travel and was always up for an adventure. Mimi had a passion for gardening too. Later in life, Mimi developed a love of Mah Jongg, and had many standing games both in Minnesota and Florida. She especially looked forward to her Saturday games with her two sons and friends, who affectionately named it "Mah Jongg with Mimi." She was blessed with many friends from coast to coast. She looked forward to seeing her friends at exercise class. Throughout her life, Mimi worked with children and young adults in need. She served as a foster parent with her husband Gene. She loved her years working in the Robbinsdale School District and as a lecturer and counselor. Married to John Harrigan for 34 years, they enjoyed a wonderful life together in Minnesota and Florida. Mimi was a proud member of The League of Catholic Women, Minneapolis Junior League, the Minikahda Club, and the Quail Ridge Country Club (Florida), Our Lady of Grace Parish (Edina) and Saint Thomas More (Florida). Mimi's family is grateful for the wonderful care that she received from NC Little Hospice. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Visitation Monastery North Minneapolis; Wounded Warriors; or The League of Catholic Women. Visitation 5:00-7:00 PM Friday, June 7 at Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel, West 50th and Vernon Ave. at Hwy. 100. Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM Saturday, June 8 with visitation beginning at 10 AM at the Church of Our Lady of Grace, 5051 Eden Ave. S., Edina. Private interment. Edina Chapel 952-920-3996

Funeral Notice: Terence W. "Terry" Commferford


Commerford, Terence W. "Terry" 63, died unexpectedly on May 25 of a heart attack. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Therese (Terry) Sheehan; brothers, Tim (Marilisa) and Tom (Lori); nieces, Rachel (John) Madden, Jackie Commerford; nephew, Daniel (Rachel) Commer-ford; mother-in-law, Patricia Sheehan; Mary Sheehan (Tony Marra), Sue (Randy) Blanton, Kathy Sheehan (Joe Grazzini), Patrick (Maxine) Sheehan, Michael (Britney) Sheehan, Colleen (Mike) Todd; many Sheehan family nieces, nephews and cousins. He was pre-ceded in death by parents, John and Aileen Commerford, and father-in-law, Donald Sheehan. Terry graduated from Highland Park Senior High School in 1974 and worked at Thomson Reuters (formerly West Publishing) and recently retired after 40 years. Mass of Christian Burial is June 7, 2019 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 5071 Eden Avenue, Edina, at 10:00 am, with visitation one hour prior. Memorials to the American Cancer Society.