Choir

National Catholic Youth Choir (NCYC) Mass and Concert

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Saturday, July 13, 5:00 and 7:30 PM
Come listen to the National Catholic Youth Choir sing at the 5:00 PM Mass and return for a full choir concert at 7:30 PM. Choristers are selected high school students from across the United States. Led by world-renowned choral conductor, André Heywood and program director, Fr. Anthony Ruff, OSB, the choir is sponsored by Saint John’s University School of Theology and Seminary in Collegeville, MN. There is no charge to attend, but a free-will offering will be collected. Find out more about the choir at www.CatholicYouthChoir.org.

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2019 Discipleship Guide Book

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Look in your mailbox for our new Discipleship Guide Book! Advertisers helped provide this service at no cost to our parish. We encourage you to think of them in the future as your needs arise. Contact amandavogt@guidebookpublishing.com for more information or if you are interested in advertising next year.

Please familiarize yourself with the OLG ministries and organizations located in the front of the book. An electronic PDF version of the Guide Book, which you can download to your computer, smartphone or tablet is available for your convenience.

Advent & Christmas Schedule 2018

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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. You will find patterns to make a gift box in the Commons by the manger or click here to download one to print at home. Write your gratitude prayer, place it in the box and bring your gift box to the manger as an offering of thanks and love to the Christ Child. Let’s fill the manger with our presents of gratitude!

These gifts of prayers and thanksgiving will remain in our baptistery throughout Christmastide.


Let us join together this Season of Advent and Christmas as we prepare for and celebrate the birth of our Lord.

*Holy Day of Obligation

Advent

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November 23 – December 16
Weekdays from 4:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday from 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday from 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

First Sunday of Advent

Saturday, December 1, 5:00 PM (Vigil)

Sunday, December 2, 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30 AM; 6:00 PM

Christmas Concert
Amahl and the Night Visitors: A Christmas Opera

Sunday, December 2, 2:30 PM
Performances by: OLG School Choir, Schola Cantorum and Twin Cities Youth Chorale

Immaculate Conception
of the Blessed Virgin Mary*

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

Advent Day of Mercy (Confessions)

Wednesday, December 12, 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Nursery care provided on a space available basis:
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
4:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Saturday, December 22, 5:00 PM (Vigil)

Sunday, December 23, 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30 AM; 6:00 PM

Monday, December 24

9:00 AM (no 6:15 AM Mass)

NOTE: This Mass does not fulfill the obligation for Christmas

Christmas

Christmas*

Monday, December 24 (Vigil)
4:00 PM - Children’s Pageant (Church)
4:00 PM - Vigil Mass (Gym)
6:30 PM - Candlelight Mass
10:00 PM - High Solemn Mass
(Choral Music starts 30 minutes before the 6:30 and 10:00 PM Masses)

Tuesday, December 25
7:30 AM
9:30 AM
11:30 AM

Wednesday, December 26

9:00 AM (no 6:15 AM Mass)

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

Saturday, December 29, 5:00 PM (Vigil)

Sunday, December 30, 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30 AM; 6:00 PM

Monday, December 31

9:00 AM (no 6:15 AM Mass)
NOTE: This Mass does not fulfill the obligation for the Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God

Mary, The Holy Mother of God*

Monday, December 31, 6:30 PM (Vigil)

Tuesday, January 1, 2019, 10:00 AM (no 6:15 or 9:00 AM Mass)


Closures

The Parish Office and MHT Adoration Chapel will be closed on the following dates for Christmas and New Year’s:

  • Monday, December 24

  • Tuesday, December 25

  • Monday, December 31

  • Tuesday, January 1, 2019

NOTE: Exposition of Blessed Sacrament will resume on December 26 after 9:00 AM Mass and on Wednesday January 2, 2019 at the regularly scheduled time (5:00 AM).

Amahl and the Night Visitors - Congratulations Performers

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Congratulations to all who participated in our Christmas concert and production of “Amahl and the Night Visitors”! Korissa Olson, Luca La Hoz Calasarra, Christopher Fast, John McNeill and Eric Nelson played the lead roles. The Our Lady of Grace School Choir, Twin Cities Youth Chorale and the Our Lady of Grace Schola combined forces for a lovely afternoon of music.  

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Annual Report 2017 - 2018

Please find below a downloadable version of the 2016-2017 Our Lady of Grace Parish Annual Report. In the words of Fr. Kevin, “Let the reading of our Annual Report inspire you to deeper gratitude for how our parish carries out the mission of making Jesus Christ known and loved. Let our Annual Report be a way to ponder how you and your family might serve within our parish community.”

Download

To download a copy of the 2016-2017 Annual Report click the image on the right or click here.

Liturgical Ministries Fair 2018

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Saturday, April 21 - Sunday April 22, After all Masses

By virtue of our baptism each of us is called to minister to the needs of one another and collaborate to create a meaningful environment of worship for all! Join us in the Commons after all Masses to learn more about our liturgical ministries and how you can share your gifts. Representatives from each liturgical ministry –Greeters, Lectors, Alter Servers, Ushers, Music/Choirs, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Sacristans and Altar Linens – will be represented to speak with you and answer questions!

Schola Cantorum Choir Rehearsal

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Tuesday, September 12, 7:00 - 8:30 PM

“I will sing, yes, I will sing praises!” (Ps 57:7)
Open to high school and adult voices. No audition necessary. Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 PM. We sing at 9:30 Sunday Mass two to three times per month.

Contact Shelly Aebi at shellyaebi@olgparish.org or at the Parish Office (x112) or Christopher Wallace at cdw@allenorgans.com for more information.

Men's Choir in August

Tuesday, August 1, 7:30 - 8:29 AM, Church (Practice)
Tuesday, August 8, 7:30 - 8:29 AM, Church (Practice)
Saturday, August 12, 5:00 PM Mass (Performance)

Calling all men and high school boys! Give Men’s Choir a shot in August. It is a great way to share your God-given talents. First-timers are most welcome! No commitment past August!

Learning aids are available online to help you prepare at:
http://www.olgmusic.org/men-s-choir.html.

Contact John McNeill at 612-578-2365 if interested.