Prayer

New Altar Server Training

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Hello!

My name is Jack Sexton. Over the past year, with the help of Shelly Aebi and Fr. Kevin, we have redesigned the Altar Server program. Hopefully these changes will encourage our older Servers to continue to serve as they journey into High School and college, and will set new goals for our younger servers. If you are in 6th grade or older, we invite you to join the altar serving team! We will be hosting Altar Server Training for New Servers:

Monday, September 23, 3:30 – 5:00 PM

Please contact Shelly Aebi at shellyaebi@olgparish.org if you will be attending one of these trainings. We need you!

Thank you and God Bless,
Jack Sexton, Altar Server Assistant
Shelly Aebi, Director of Liturgy

EMHC Training

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Monday, September 9, 6:30 PM, Church
Please consider joining the ministry of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHCs). We need approximately 60 ministers each weekend. There is a place for you! The EMHC ministry is open to those who have received the Sacrament of Confirmation and are at least 16 years-old.

Contact Shelly Aebi at shellyaebi@olgparish.org or in the Parish Office (x9041) if interested.

Marian Consecration

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Tuesdays, September 3 - October 8, 10:00 - 11:30 AM or 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Take a video journey with Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC through a 6-week guided retreat. You will learn the basis of Marian Consecration, how key saints lived it and how you can live it as well, while you develop your love for Our Lady. With humor and joy, Fr. Gaitley gets to the heart of Marian Consecration through his book, 33 Days toMorning Glory, and his 30-minute talks on DVD. This is a book that will inspire and empower you to draw closer to Jesus through Mary. Consecration day will be on the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, October 7. Cost $35.00.

Contact Maureen Wong at maureenw0089@gmail.com or 952-927-0089 to register.

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.

Our New Altar Cloth

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Shelly Aebi, Director of Liturgy

Several years ago, a bride came to my office to prepare for her wedding. Handing me a box, she told me she would like to use the contents inside at her wedding liturgy. Inside the box were several panels of exquisite lace. The bride continued to tell me that her grandmother gave it to her, although she didn’t say where it was from but just that it was an “heirloom”. The lace was in separate panels and looked as though it might once have been from an altar cloth. I don’t remember how we used it during the ceremony, but it was left behind. I put it in my office closet and promptly forgot about it.

This February my office sustained water damage and, as I was cleaning out the closet, I came upon the box – it was dry! I contacted Trudy Landgren, and we both agreed we had to use it. Trudy purchased a piece of quality linen and proceeded to make an altar cloth (with fitted corners!) for the top of the altar, securing the lace panels around it. She tells me the lace is at least 100 years old! Thank you, Trudy for breathing new life into this exquisite work! There is also a piece of another design that will soon find its home in the chapel. We hope you will take a moment to look carefully at this true piece of art!