May News and Announcements

May 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! 
Click HERE to download the PDF! 
The 2019 Baccalaureate Mass Registration is open! 
Find out how you can join in on this great event HERE!
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.

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

Our next LifeNight is May 1st

At this weeks LifeNight,we learn more about how in everything we do in life, it is essential to understand the goal or purpose, if we want to participate in a fruitful manner. In the Catholic Mass, the goal of our worship is quite clearly directed at the praise of God and the sanctification of the world. In fact, the Church puts these very words on the lips of her ministers and faithful at every celebration of the Eucharist.

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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!


Christ is Alive!

Not long after the conclusion of the Second Vatican Council, the local Lutheran pastor was invited to speak at my home parish as part of a Lenten series. My father, a lifelong Catholic, came home that evening with a new understanding of the centrality of the Resurrection to our faith. He spent the next 50 years quoting Pastor Ed (“… if Jesus did not rise, my faith in him is in vain”).

I have vivid memories of my mom and dad annually herding the family into the car on Easter afternoon to head to the cathedral for the bishops’ Easter blessing. My siblings and I always had a thousand things that we would rather have been doing, but we had no choice in the matter. The long lines to greet the bishop and his auxiliaries only made matters worse. By that point in the day, my Easter finery was always permanently stained by the horseradish and red beet concoction that my mother had bribed us to eat with our Easter ham and kielbasa (I never let on that I loved it).

When it would finally be our turn to exchange greetings with the bishop, my father would invariably tell him about the Easter insight he had gained from the Lutheran pastor, much to the chagrin of my mother, who thought it unseemly to talk to our Catholic bishop about a Lutheran pastor in the sanctuary of the cathedral.

I will always be grateful to Pastor Ed for what he stirred in the heart of my dad, prompting him to integrate into his daily examination of conscience a new point for reflection: How has my life today reflected that the Lord is indeed risen and alive? While that’s a great point for personal reflection, I suspect it could be equally relevant for us as an archdiocese as well.

The text above is an excerpt from Archbishop's full column, which is available in English and Spanish in The Catholic Spirit.


Catholic Watchmen Rally & Dinner

Thursday, May 2
6:30 – 9 p.m.
Sacred Heart, Robbinsdale
Men are invited to the Catholic Watchmen Rally. The evening includes Eucharistic Adoration, Reconciliation and dinner. Bishop Andrew Cozzens will present on the soon to be canonized Blessed John Henry Newman, “Christ calls men to be perfect. Is it possible?” Cost is free ($10 suggested donation). Questions? Contact Enzo Randazzo at or 651-291-4483.

Men’s Eucharistic Procession

Saturday, June 22
4:30 – 9 p.m.
Maternity of Mary Church, St. Paul
Men are invited to attend the Eucharistic Procession. The evening includes Corpus Christi Mass, Men’s Procession and barbecue at Como Park. Cost is free ($20 suggested donation). Questions? Contact Enzo Randazzo at or 651-291-4483.

Acts of the Apostles Bible Study DVDs for Sale

If you are interested in purchasing the DVD set Acts of the Apostles: The Church from Jerusalem to Rome by Fr. John Echert, please email Hazel Jordan at This 4-DVD set was created and sponsored by the St. Michael Broadcasting and the Office of Evangelization. The cost is $30 (including shipping and handling). The study guide can be found on our website, and downloaded for free on the Bible Study page.

St. Paul Street Basic Evangelization Training 

Saturday, July 13
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Archdiocesan Catholic Center (Saint Joseph Hall), Saint Paul
Join the staff of St. Paul Street Evangelization to learn how to evangelize in your everyday life in easy and fun ways. Cost is $25 per person and includes the full-day workshop, all materials and a light lunch. Find details and register via the event page. You can also contact or call 657-777-2963 with questions.


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

Cor Jesu

Friday, May 3 at 8 p.m.
The Saint Paul Seminary (St. Mary’s Chapel), St. Paul
Eucharistic adoration, confession, praise and worship music and fellowship with young adults, college-age and older. Father Joseph Taphorn, Rector of The Saint Paul Seminary will preside. Parking is waived on South Campus surface lots at the University of St. Thomas. For more information, call the Office of Vocations at 651-962-6890 or visit the Cor Jesu Facebook page. Parishes, please share the flyer.

Holy Hour for Vocations

Tuesday, May 15 from 7 – 8 p.m.
Our Lady of Grace, Edina
All people of the Archdiocese are invited to participate in the Holy Hours for Vocations, a program sponsored by the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. This year’s seminarian posters show the calendar of the Holy Hours for Vocations that will be taking place at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. Each month, the Holy Hour for Vocations will take place at another parish in the Archdiocese. Come spend an hour with Jesus each month to pray for an increase in vocations to the priesthood, consecrated life and diaconate. For more information, please contact the Office of Vocations at 651-962-6890 or visit Parishes, please share the postcard.

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