MORE April 2019 News And Information

April 2019
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Here at OLG our  High School Youth Ministry (anyone who has been confirmed in 8th-12th grade) is meant to engage young people where they are at in their journey to respond to the ultimate call of all of our lives: the call to be an intentional disciple of God. 

In all of our ministires we bring the Gospel to young people by the art of living well - and it begins and ends with Christ. There are so many places here at OLG for everyone to get involved in order to share their gifts.  Contact us today to see where God is calling you! 
Lent and Easter schedule 2019- see here
Mission Home: Service Opportunity
The RCIA team is looking for volunteers for the Easter Vigil night to cut and plate cake. Your are needed to start cutting and putting cake on plates at 9:00pm.  It would also be much appreciated if they would If they want to stay after to help clean up. What a great way to start of the celebration of Easter by helping your Parish Community! 
If you are able to help please contact Andrea Oden

Sisters of Pro Ecclesia Sancta invite you to our Breakfast Fundraiser: He is Alive!
Thursday, April 25, 7:30 AM
With great joy the Sisters of Pro Ecclesia Sancta invite you to our Breakfast Fundraiser: He is Alive! We will celebrate together the Resurrection of our Lord and the abundant joy in His presence! Your participation and generosity will enable us to repair the Convent of the Sacred Heart of Jesus as well as receive more vocations who will promote the vocation to holiness in our beloved OLG Community and the whole Church. See more! 

The 2019 Baccalaureate Mass Registration is open! 
Find out how you can join in on this great event HERE!
Prayer Vigil for Life
Friday, April 19, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Join Bishop Cozzens and many other faith leaders at a Prayer Vigil in front of the St. Paul Planned Parenthood on Good Friday. There will be Scripture and prayer every half-hour. Parking is available at the University of St. Thomas facility on the corner of Grand and Cretin, with shuttle buses running back and forth to the vigil all day. This is a great opportunity to make a stand to protect the most vulnerable lives!
The “Life is Wonderful” event will feature a chipped-time 10K/5K race and family fun walk/kids run along scenic Lake Harriet. This year, we anticipate more than 600 racers and 1000 total participants! The 10K and 5K includes a team component for finish time and fundraising. As a fitting tribute to the beauty and dignity of life and motherhood, this Abria event is held every year on the Saturday of Mother's Day weekend. 

Pick your event: Fun Run/Walk or 10k/5k race and support the great work of Abria, helping put a choice for life within reach for thousands of women and their families. It will be a great day of celebrating all beautiful, strong moms.

April 22, 9:00 - 11:00 AM, Gym
Doing Good Together's work helps address real, immediate community needs and it creates hope by instilling the spirit of giving in a new generation. Stop by to participate in fun, simple hands-on projects that inspire compassion and generosity! See more...
San Max in Honduras Mission Trip
Sunday, April 28, 10:45 - 11:15 AM, Dining Room

Please join us to learn more about our upcoming mission trip to our sister parish, San Max in Honduras, with Fr. Kevin Finnegan. The mission trip will take place Thursday, August 8 - Friday, August 16, 2019.

LifeNight's are a mixture of faith and fun, and are open to everyone who is in high school! 

Our next LifeNight is April 10th!

At this weeks LifeNight,we learn more about signs and symbols. Where do these signs come from? Where do they get their meaning? The Church teaches that the meaning comes from four categories: creation, human culture, the Old Testament and they are fully revealed in the mission of Christ narrated for us in the New Testament. The sacramental system depends on signs that are perceptible. Every created thing has the impression of God, the Divine Artisan.

Monday, July 22 - Friday, July 26
Every day at Roar Totally Catholic VBS, kids will learn simple Bible points and be immersed in new adventures! Together we will explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers us all through this “wild” life. ANNNND each year we need Highschoolers to help pass on their faith during VBS! To register to be a Crew Leader and for more information go here!


Morning Prayer with Archbishop Hebda

April 18 – 20
Cathedral of Saint Paul, St. Paul
The Church wisely calls upon the Bishop to gather with the Faithful for Morning Prayer during the Triduum, especially on Good Friday and Holy Saturday. With that in mind, Archbishop Hebda invites you to join him for sung Morning Prayer and the Office of Readings at the Cathedral of Saint Paul at the following dates/times:
  • Holy Thursday, April 18, 7:30 a.m.
  • Good Friday, April 19, 7:30 a.m.
  • Holy Saturday, April 20, 8 a.m.
It’s a wonderful way to join together to meditate upon the passion, death, burial and resurrection of Our Lord.


The Touch of the Master’s Hand

From Father Charles Lachowitzer

I recently was rummaging through some old books, re-examining the value of a personal library since the internet has the library of the world. Shelves of books are now but a pebble on the mountain of information available on my phone.

One book was marked with a laminated card, one of many bookmarks I’ve received over the years. On it was a poem written by Myra Brooks Welch in 1921. The wording is tinged with a previous era, yet for me, its message called to mind the experience of going to confession.

Read the full column in English and Spanish in The Catholic Spirit.


Chrism Mass Postponed, Now Taking Place Holy Thursday

NEW DATE AND TIME: Holy Thursday, April 18
10 a.m.
Cathedral of Saint Paul, St. Paul
The faithful of the Archdiocese are invited to join for the annual Chrism Mass, where Archbishop Bernard Hebda will bless the Holy Oils that will be used throughout the Archdiocese. Also, during this Mass all priests renew their priestly promises. 


Good Friday Holy Land Collection – April 19

The annual Holy Land collection which is taken up in parishes on Good Friday is especially important this year. This appeal supports the Franciscan community of the Custody of the Holy Land and their activities of nourishing poor parishes, providing formation and education, food and housing for the poor, providing humanitarian aid to refugees and more. In addition, there is a special focus on Syria within the Holy Land which has experienced the devastation and dislocation of the Catholic population due to war and violence. A portion of the collection will then be specifically identified for our partnership with the Archeparchy (Archdiocese) of Damascus, Syria. If you have questions, contact


Annual Family Rosary Procession

Sunday, May 5
2 p.m. (Procession line-up at 1:30 p.m.)
Procession from State Capital to Cathedral of Saint Paul, St. Paul
As a public witness to our Catholic faith during this month of May dedicated to our Blessed Mother Mary, come with family and friends to the annual Archdiocesan Family Rosary Procession. Archbishop Hebda will lead the procession.
Gather at the State Capitol at 1:30 p.m. The procession to the Cathedral of Saint Paul begins at 2 p.m. Those who cannot walk the procession route may go directly to the Cathedral to pray the Rosary with those who are in procession.
Find more details, including a flyer and video invitation from Archbishop Hebda, on the event page


Home for the Summer

June 15 – August 10, 2019
"Home for the Summer" is a Catholic summer household experience for women who are interested in discerning their vocation while living in community for 8 weeks. This summer program is for women who are college age up to 27. Applications are now being taken. Please see for more information and to fill out an inquiry form. Parishes, please share the poster.

Quo Vadis Youth Vocation Camp

July 21 – 24, 2019
Dunrovin Retreat Center, Marine on St. Croix
“Quo Vadis” is a camp experience for youth ages 14-17 to learn that nothing is more important than discovering God’s will for your life – and living it! Quo Vadis begins on Sunday, July 21 with 4 p.m. registration, followed by 5 p.m. Sunday Mass and concludes on Wednesday at 1 p.m. The camp includes Mass, prayer, campfires, talks, field trips to visit religious communities, confession, rosary along with lots of outdoor camp fun and recreation! Space is limited. For more information and to register, visit

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