Faith Formation

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September 5 - Saint Teresa of Kolkata

Watch: Mother Teresa
Watch: Mother Teresa: Seeing the Face of Jesus
Listen: Mary: Handmaid of the Lord
Read: The Kiss of Jesus: How Mother Teresa and the Saints Helped Me to Discover the Beauty of the Cross
Read: Love: A Fruit Always in Season

September 15 - Our Lady of Sorrows

Listen: Drawing Strength from Our Lady of Sorrows
Listen: The Sorrowful Mysteries with Vin Scully
Escuchar: El Rezo del Rosario, Parte 1: Misterios Gozosos y Dolorosos

September 17 - Saint Hildegard of Bingen

Watch: Hildegard’s Gift

September 18 - Saint Joseph of Cupertino

Watch: The Reluctant Saint / El Santo Renuente*

September 19 - Blessed John Henry Newman

Watch: Lead Kindly Light
Watch: One Step Is Enough

September 21 - Saint Matthew

Listen: The Gospel of Matthew / San Mateo*

September 23 - Saint Padre Pio

Watch: Padre Pio: Miracle Man
Watch: Padre Pio: Between Heaven and Earth / Padre Pío Entre el Cielo y la Tierra*

September 29 - Saints Michael, Gabriel & Raphael, Archangels

Watch: Bishop Fulton Sheen: Angels
Watch: Powers and Dominions
Esuchar: Nuestro Enemigo y sus Aliados
Read: Angels (and Demons): What Do we Know About Them?

September 30 - Saint Jerome

Study: Symbolon: Knowing the Faith, Session 3: The Bible
Symbolon: Conciendo la Fe, Sesión 3: La Biblia*
Listen: Lessons from the Early Church Fathers

*Available in Spanish

Child and Youth Faith Formation Opportunities

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Child and Youth Faith Formation

Wednesdays, 6:00 - 7:15 PM*
Children and youth are invited to participate in:

Nursery Care

Sundays, during 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM Masses
Free childcare is available for 1 and 2 year-old children in the Nursery.

Children's Liturgy of the Word

Sundays, during 9:30 AM Mass
All Kindergarten and 1st grade students welcome. No advance registration required.

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August 4 - Saint John Vianney

Study: Symbolon: Living the Faith, Session 4: Penance and Anointing of the Sick /
Symbolon: Vivendo la Fe, Sesión 4: Reconciliación y Unción de los Enfermos*
Read: The Curé d’Ars Today

August 6 - Feast of the Transfiguration

Study: Lectio: Peter, Session 6: In the Shadow of the Galilean
Listen: Theology for Beginners

August 9 - Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)

Watch: Edith Stein / Edith Stein*
Read: Edith Stein and Companions

August 11 - Saint Philomena

Listen: Saint Philomena: Saint for Our Times / Santa Filomena: Poderosa intercesora ante Dios*
Listen: Saint Philomena (audio drama)

August 11 - Saint Clare

Watch: Clare and Francis / Clara y Francisco*

August 14 - Saint Maximilian Kolbe

Study: Divine Mercy, Episode 9: Mary’s Knight
Watch: Ocean of Mercy
Watch: Life for Life / Una Vida por Otra*

August 15 - Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Study: Footprints of God: Mary
Listen: Answering Common Objections: Mary
Read: Faith Basics: Understanding Catholic Teaching on the Blessed Virgin Mary

August 18 - Saint Helen

Read: Saint Helena and the True Cross

August 28 - Saint Augustine

Watch: Restless Heart
Watch: Augustine: A Voice for All Generations / Agustín: Una Voz para Todas las Generaciones*
Watch: Catholic Heroes: The Story of Saint Augustine / Héroes Católicos: La Historia de San Agustín* Listen: Saints for Sinners
Listen: The Restless Flame
Read: Confessions

*Available in Spanish

VBS Roar 2019 Reflection

With nearly 210 children enrolled in Our Lady of Grace’s Vacation Bible School (VBS), we proclaim the week a great success! We truly appreciate the love and dedication of all our VBS teen and adult volunteers, without whom VBS just wouldn’t happen. We will remember that: God is Good, God is always with us, and we’re “Living the Good Life with God!” Look back on all the fun we had in our photo gallery and plan to join us next summer to see where our next great VBS adventure will lead us!

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July 4 - Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati

Listen: Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati / Beato Pier Giorgio Frassati*
Read: Pier Giorgio Frassati

July 4 - Independence Day

Watch: Isaac Hecker and the Journey of Catholic America
Listen: Put Not Your Trust in Princes
Listen: In God We Trust
Read: Catholics in America

July 6 - Saint Maria Goretti

Watch: Saint Maria Goretti: Fourteen Flowers of Pardon
Watch: Maria Goretti
Listen: St. Maria Goretti

July 12 - Saints Louis and Zelie Martin (St. Therese’s Parents)

Read: A Family of Saints
Read: Married Saints and Blesseds Through the Centuries

July 14 - Saint Kateri Tekakwitha

Listen: St. Kateri Tekakwitha: Lily of the Mohawks

July 16 - Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Watch: The Woman
Listen: The Brown Scapular and St. Simon Stock
Read: The World’s First Love

July 26 - Saints Joachim and Anne

Study: Beloved: Living Marriage / Amado: Viviendo el Matrimonio*
Listen: How to Apply Our Faith to Our Families
Read: How to Raise Good Catholic Children
Escuchar: La Familia: Dios nos la ha confiado
Escuchar:
Seminario Nuestra Familia

July 31 - Saint Ignatius of Loyola

Study: True Reformers, Session 2: Saint Ignatius of Loyola
Watch: Ignatius of Loyola / Ignacio de Loyola*
Listen: Discerning Hearts: Discernment of Spirits
Listen: Heroes of the Catholic Reformation
Read: The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola

*Available in Spanish

VBS 2019: Roar - Help Wanted

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July 22 - July 26, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Every day at Roar Totally Catholic VBS, kids will learn simple Bible points and be immersed in new adventures as they travel through field-tested rotations. Together we will explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers us all through this “wild” life. Just as our church and school buildings will be transformed into an African savanna full of vibrant colors and untamed grasslands, so too will the lives of all who join us be transformed as we learn to follow Jesus more closely!

Volunteer Opportunities

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Volunteers are vital to the success of Vacation Bible School! We have opportunities of all shapes and sizes ranging from Roar Crew Leader to Crew Manager. For more information, and to sign up as an adult volunteer, click here!

Adult Volunteers

Note: All Adult Volunteers should be: compliant with Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis Safe Environment requirements; able to attend training on July 20, 9:00 – 11:30 AM; enthusiastic about working with kids, excited to serve, patient and kind, good communicators, comfortable speaking in front of groups of around 30 kids, and gifted in their station or responsibility area. If you are an adult and are interested, please fill out the 2019 Adult Volunteer Form and return to the Parish Office.

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Teen Volunteers

High school youth (entering grade 9 or above in Fall 2019) are invited to be Roar Crew Leaders for kids in Kindergarten - 6th grade! If you are in High School and are interested, please fill out the 2019 Teen Volunteer Form or contact Veronica Whelan at veronicawhelan@olgparish.org

Middle School youth (entering grade 7 or 8 in Fall 2019) are invited to help as crew leaders in our Little Paws Preschool VBS for kids age 3 to 5. Middle School Youth Helpers will have an opportunity to let their leadership skills shine while deepening their own relationship with Jesus and the Our Lady of Grace Church community. Fill out the 7-8 Grade Youth Helper Form to sign your incoming 7th or 8th grader today!

Safe Environments Materials for Teen Volunteers
All youth grades 7 - 12 (under the age of 18 on July 29) should complete the Youth Volunteer Safe Environments Application. Teens that are 18 or older on July 29 should contact Jamie Pohl at jamiepohl@olgparish.org to complete the necessary safe environments materials.

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June 2019

A Whole Month of Liturgical Content on formed.org!

June 9 - Solemnity of Pentecost

Study: Lectio Evangelization, Session 2: Clothed with Power
Watch: The Messengers
Listen: The Holy Spirit: Third Person of the Trinity

June 13 - Saint Anthony of Padua

Watch: Saint Anthony: The Miracle Worker of Padua
Listen: St. Anthony

June 16 - Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Study: Symbolon: Knowing the Faith, Session 1: The Journey of Faith /
Symbolon: Conocidendo la Fe, Sesión 1: El Camino de Fe*
Watch: Ready Reasons: Is the Holy Spirit God?

June 22 - Saint Thomas More

Study: True Reformers, Session 1: Saint Thomas More
Read: Characters of the Reformation

June 23 - Solemnity of Corpus Christi

Study: Presence / Presencia*
Study: The Wild Goose, Segment 6: The Spirit and the Eucharist /
The Wild Goose, Segmento 6: El EspÍritu y la EucaristÍa*
Listen: The Lamb’s Supper
Read: A Communion of Heart / Una ComuniÓn Hecha con del CorazÓn*
Escuchar: Comprendiendo la EucaristÍa

June 24 - Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

Study: Lectio: Eucharist, Session 3: Lamb of God
Study: The Wild Goose, Segment 3: Baptism in the Holy Spirit and Fire /
The Wild Goose, Segmento 3: Baptism en Espíritu Santo y en el Fuego*

June 28 - Sacred Heart of Jesus

Study: Divine Mercy, Session 2: Behold, This Heart
Study: Consoling the Heart of Jesus

June 29 - Saints Peter and Paul

Study: Lectio: Peter
Study: Footprints of God, Paul: Contending for the Faith
Watch: St. Peter / San Pedro*
Watch: Paul of Tarsus / Pablo de Tarsus*

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Corpus Christi Sunday

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Sunday, June 23, After the 9:30 AM, 11:30 AM and 6:00 PM Masses
This feast was established in 1246, extended to the universal Church by Pope Urban in 1264. On this feast day it is customary after Mass to process “into the world” with the Blessed Sacrament. Many processions wind their ways through city streets, such as Pope Francis did in processing from St Peter’s Square to the streets of Rome. Along the route, four altars are established representing the four corners of the world. Prayers are offered for the world at each stop. The congregation joins the procession and sings along the way.

Next week Our Lady of Grace will experience a Corpus Christi procession, though on a smaller scale! After Masses, we will be having a procession to an outside altar. There will be Exposition, a few minutes of Adoration, reading of Scripture and prayers. Afterwards there will be refreshments on the lawn. Should the weather not cooperate, we will move everything to Cassidy Hall.

We invite all those who recently made their First Communion to come that day dressed in their First Communion clothes and join in the procession! Join us for this special day in our Liturgical Year!

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.

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May 2019

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May 1 - Saint Joseph the Worker

Watch: Joseph of Nazareth
Read: The School of Nazareth: A Spiritual Journey with St. Joseph
Read: Be a Man! / ¡Sé Hombre!*

May 3 - Saints Philip and James

Study: Lectio Evangelization, Session 6: Sacraments and the Spirit

May 8 - Anniversary of Venerable Fulton Sheen’s Death

Watch: Love is Faith
Listen: The World’s First Love
Read: Life is Worth Living
Escuchar: Hiriendo al que Amas / Momento de la Verdad

May 13 - Our Lady of Fatima

Study: Fatima: Hope for the World
Watch: The 13th Day / El Día 13*
Watch: Fatima: A Message of Hope
Listen: Fatima: Living the Message / Fatima: Viviendo el Mensaje*
Escuchar: El Rezo del Rosario

May 22 - Saint Rita

Watch: Saint Rita
Watch: Saint Rita of Cascia

May 23 - Anniversary of Servant of God Fr. Emil Kapaun’s Death

Study: Kapaun’s Men, Part 1: Virtue Series
Watch: The Miracle of Father Kapaun
Watch: The Story of Father Kapaun

May 26 - Saint Philip Neri

Study: True Reformers, Session 3: Saint Philip Neri
Watch: Saint Philip Neri: I Prefer Heaven

May 31 - Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Study: The Bible and the VIrgin Mary, Session 5: The Ark of the Covenant /
La Biblia y la Virgen María, Lección 5: El Arca de la Nueva Alianza*
Watch: Brother Francis: The Rosary / El Hermano Zeferino: El Rosario*
Read: Mary: The Church at the Source
Estudiar: Estoy en Casa: María en las Escrituras
Escuchar:
El Ave María y la Oración

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