Sposi Novelli

Cana Mothers of Young Children


Tuesdays, beginning September 17, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Fridays, beginning September 20, 9:30 – 11:00 AM

Join Cana Mothers of Young Children where you will find: solid friendships with other moms like you; an opportunity to delve more into your role as a woman and mother in light of your faith; practical tools you can apply right now in your marriage and family. There will be two teams in the fall meeting approximately every other week September - May. Childcare available, reservations required. Cost is $60.

Contact Mary Hodgdon at maryhodgdon@olgparish.org or in the Parish Office (x9032) for more information. Visit www.canafamilyinstitute.org to register.

Sposi Novelli - Bottles and Board Games


Friday, September 13, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Commons
Calling all engaged couples and newlyweds (couples married less than 7 years)! Are you looking to make connections with other couples in Our Lady of Grace? Do you like craft beer and locally distilled spirits? Is your competitive side itching for a night out? Please join us for the first of our 2019-2020 Sposi Novelli events, Bottles and Board Games! Hosted by Utepils Brewery and Brother Justus Distillery. We will spend the night enjoying snacks and a popcorn bar, while getting to know each other over cards and board games. Free child care available. Must reserve space 48-hours before event by contacting Stephanie Lloyd at stephanielloyd@olgparish.org with child’s name and age.

Contact Rosie Gregerson at rmohare05@gmail.com to RSVP. We look forward to meeting you!

Moms of Grace - September

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Moms of Grace is for mothers with children of all ages!  We welcome you to join us as we pray, learn about Jesus and His Church and grow in Christian service to one another. Please join us in September for our Family Play Date and Moms Social!

Family Play Date
Sunday, September 8, after 9:30 AM Mass, Playground

Moms Social (moms only)
Wednesday, September 11, 10:00 - 11:30 AM, Dining Room

Contact Moms of Grace at mog.ourladyofgrace@gmail.com for more information.

Cana Mother's of Young Children


Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:00 – 8:30 PM, Dining Room
Moms, if you are looking for: solid friendships with other moms like you; an opportunity to delve more into your role as a woman and mother in light of your faith; practical tools you can apply right now in your marriage and family, then join us to come and see about the Cana Mothers of Young Children (ages birth – 5th grade) program that is starting in the fall at OLG on Tuesday evenings, 7:00 - 8:30 PM or Friday mornings 9:30 – 11:00 AM with free childcare.

Contact Mary Hodgdon to RSVP or ask questions at maryhodgdon@olgparish.org or in the Parish Office (x9032).

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.

Sposi Novelli BBQ


Friday, May 17, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Marian Patio
Calling all engaged and newly married couples! Come join Sposi Novelli for a free BBQ from Old Southern BBQ! Please bring a dessert to share. Whether it's your first event or your fifth, there will be games to help us get to know each other.

Please RSVP to Mary Hodgdon at maryhodgdon@olgparish.org by Monday, May 13 so we know thequantity of BBQ and beverages to order.

Free childcare is available for those with little ones! If you need to use the Nursery for childcare, please email Stephanie Lloyd at stephanielloyd@olgparish.org by Monday, May 13 and let her know the names and ages of your little ones.

Sposi Novelli: Healthy Habits to Strengthen Your Marriage


Friday, March 22, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Frassati Room
All engaged and newly married couples are invited to join Sposi Novelli for an exciting event featuring Dr. Daniel McClure who will be speaking on “Healthy Habits to Strengthen Your Marriage”. Come, meet other couples, and enjoy an evening of fellowship with your partner! Food and refreshments provided.

Dr. McClure graduated from St. John Vianney Seminary at the University of St Thomas and has his Doctorate from Divine Mercy University’s Institute of Psychological Sciences where he received his PhD is Psychology. Dr. McClure currently is in practice in St Paul.

The Temperament God Gave You - Moms Small Group


8 sessions on alternating Tuesdays, January 29 - May 7, 2019, Frassati Room
9:30 - 11:00 AM or 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Moms - Make time to learn about a topic that will benefit you in your role as a wife and mother! What is a temperament and how does it affect every relationship in your life?  Join a Mothers of Young Children (birth through 5th grade) group as we seek to understand the gifts God has given in each person’s temperament and use this knowledge to unlock motivation, real communication and conflict resolution with our kids, spouses and coworkers. Let us know if you are interested in joining the Temperament God Gave You group that is starting this January at OLG! Childcare available. Contact Mary Hodgdon, Director of Marriage and Family, marriage@olgparish.org orin the Parish Office (x9032) for more information and to register.

Celebrate Marriage


Friday, January 25, 2019 , 5:45 - 9:00 PM 

Jim and Maureen Otremba

Jim and Maureen Otremba

Mark your calendars, book your babysitter and join us for an enriching date night with your spouse!

The evening includes Mass with a marriage blessing, a cozy catered dinner with wine by the fire in the Commons and an inspiring talk by Jim and Maureen Otremba, married 23 years.


$50 per couple, before December 25. Save by registering early. After December 25, cost is $55 per couple)


Contact Meghan Hodgdon at meghan.m.hodgdon@gmail.com or 651-769-3280.

Beauty Elevates


Saturday, December 8, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Church of St. Raphael, Crystal
Mothers of Young Children are invited to a special morning just for you!  Slow down, smell the coffee, and reflect this Advent! Receive real tips from real women who recognize the immense role you play in your home, workplace and community.  Grow in beauty of your mind, body and soul. OLG staff member, Sr. Julieta, one of three featured speakers, will give us practical ideas on how to more appreciate and grow the beauty of our souls and the souls of our children. Elevate your Advent!  The day ends at with Mass for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception.  Nursing moms always welcome!


Cost is $20. Scholarships available. Register here.

For More Information

Amy Holewa 763.391.0205 arholewa@gmail.com

Brought to you by

The Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis Marriage, Family and Life Office and Cana Family Institute.