August 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! 
All recent 8th grade graduates (from any school) and their parents are invited to join us for an evening presentation and fellowship, where they will learn the spiritual, academic and social tools they will need to help them or their child succeed in their freshman year of high school. See more! 

Equip Yourself for High School - Student Session

5:00 - 8:00 PM
The speakers will provide practical tools to keep up your faith, to seek excellence in academics and build strong friendships in High School. There will be a great Q & A panel. The student session will include talks from: John Delozier, theology teacher at BSM; Claire Mealey, Religion Teacher at OLG; and Kory La Croix, Catholic Speaker in the Archdiocese and Associate for Mission at OLG, as well as opportunities for dynamic hands-on activities and a pizza party!

Challenges in High School - Parent Session

6:30 - 8:00 PM, Dining Room
Dr Flanders will provide input regarding the common challenges of today’s high school students such as living their faith, social media and academics. Fr Kevin and Mrs. Heidi Foley will join us for the Q&A panel.

Questions? Please contact the Sisters of Pro Ecclesia Sancta at pes-sisters@olgparish.org for more information and to register. Event is free of charge.

Mass Schedule - Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Thursday, August 15
6:15 AM, 9:00 AM, 6:00 PM

Holy Day of Obligation

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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 two dates for Altar Server Training for New Servers:

Tuesday, August 13, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Pizza lunch after training.

Tuesday, August 20, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Pizza lunch after training.

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

Join us at Unleashed on Wednesday nights at 7:30PM!
Views about the Church can be as varied as its members or critics. What exactly is the Church? How can it be a trustworthy representation of Christ while filled with flawed human beings? How is it both ancient and timeless, seemingly outdated yet more necessary and relevant than ever? Why should the voice of the Church be heard above all the other voices claiming to speak the truth?  See more here
Breakfast Club 
Join OLG Youth Ministry as we gather together a few times during the year to start our day out right! We all go to the 9:00 AM Mass at Our Lady of Grace and then we gather together for fun and friends over some good breakfast at Perkins or Jerry’s after Mass. See more...
November 22-24th, 2019
Join the OLG HS Youth Group for a weekend of fun and faith with a High school Retreat! We are going to play games, eat good food, Mass, Adoration, and basically have a great weekend! More importantly it's going to be a great chance to get together with other HighSchoolers to pray, have fun, and grow in your relationship with Jesus. See more...

Have you heard about Ruth? Check out her story below! 

"Hello friends! 

As many of you may already know, I am moving to Uganda for 8 months starting in early September before starting my college career in the fall of 2020.  I will be volunteering with an organization called Watoto, working primarily at their Babies home with children ages 0-3.  To find out more about the efforts of Watoto you can visit their website: watoto.com.  

I created this site as a request for financial support.  Because I am a volunteer, I am responsible for all of my own travel and living expenses during my months in Uganda.  By supporting me, you will be supporting the children that the Lord has called me to serve in the coming months.  

More than money, I will need your prayers, as I am sure that life in Uganda will bring much trial (and of course much joy) that I cannot prepare for.  

I will be sending my love and prayers across the Atlantic Ocean while I am gone.  

Thank you in advance for your generosity and your prayers,  much love always, Ruth Maines"

Saturday, September 21
The entire parish community is invited to join us as we celebrate the 70th Anniversary of OLG School! All are welcome. Celebrations will include: 5K Family Fun Run and OLG School Marathon Celebration; Carnival and Midway Activities; 5:00 PM Mass; Reunion Gatherings by Decade; School tours; Evening Festivities; Rock The Fields.

Visit the 70th Anniversary page on the School website for more information and to register.

Donations for Honduras
We are very excited that a group of parishioners led by Fr. Kevin will head to Honduras to visit our sister parish, San Maximiliano Kolbe, in less than a month! We hope that you join in the excitement by donating a ball pump, soccer balls, volleyballs, frisbees, rosaries (for adults and children) or craft supplies that we can bring with us. See more...

Inspirational Resources for Faith Formation in May

Discover all the best Catholic content in one place. Entertaining movies, enlightening programs, inspiring. See more....


Teams of Prayer, Service

The two-year preparation for an archdiocesan synod is going to be a large effort, and it is already a team effort. In fact, it is a team of teams. Let me give you a picture of how many people are already involved.

The first group to be involved in the synod is a group of dedicated prayers. The 25-member prayer team began meeting in the fall of 2018 and will continue meeting monthly throughout the process until spring 2021.

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



Settlement Agreement Update

On Tuesday, August 6, the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis and the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office appeared at its scheduled, periodic hearing in Ramsey County Court before Judge Teresa R. Warner. At that time, the Archdiocese filed its seventh semi-annual Report with the Court setting forth its substantial compliance with the Settlement Agreement. That Report is available here. As with the six prior Reports, the seventh Report describes the progress that has been made in the preceding six months. The Catholic Spirit article regarding the hearing is available here.


See 10000vocations.org for more information and to register for upcoming events!

Cor Jesu

Friday, September 6
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. Archbishop Bernard Hebda 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.

Holy Hour for Vocations

Tuesday, September 10
7 – 8 p.m.
Good Shepherd, Golden Valley

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 10000vocations.org. Parishes, please share the postcard.

Discernment Opportunity for Young Women

September 20 – 22, 2019
Christ the King Retreat Center, Buffalo

Single women age 18-28 who are seeking to do God's will are invited to attend the Fiat Ministries Discernment Retreat. Religious sisters from various religious orders assist at the retreat by giving talks, leading small groups, giving their testimonies, and providing a joyful witness of what it means to be a consecrated Religious Sister. The Fiat Discernment Retreat seeks to foster prayer, self-knowledge, and authentic discernment in young women to re-center their focus back on God and the universal call to holiness. The cost of the retreat is $25 which includes meals, lodging and materials. Registration and more information can be found at fiatministries.org. Please share the flyer and brochure.

Bethany House Opening for September 2019 – May 2020 Season of Discernment! 

Applications are currently being accepted for women interested in Bethany House. Bethany House is a home for women who live in community, pray together, take meals together and discern whether they are called to consecrated life. It is sponsored by the Office of Vocations and is located in Northeast Minneapolis. Qualities of a good candidate for Bethany House include single women, ages 20 – 27, who are interested in dedicating a year to intentionally discerning a vocation to religious life. For those interested, please complete the interest form at 10000vocations.org/bethany-house. Please share the flyerand brochure.

Save the Dates: Archbishop’s Men’s Discernment Retreat

Saturday, December 28 – Monday, December 30, 2019
Christ the King Retreat Center, Buffalo
Registration Fee: $75 to offset the cost of room and board. No one will be turned away because of financial reasons.
For Seniors in High School up to age 50

Men interested in priesthood are invited to this retreat, which takes place from Saturday afternoon to Monday afternoon at the beautiful Christ the King Retreat Center in Buffalo. Communal and private prayer, Adoration, Mass and presentations by Archbishop Hebda are designed to help participants discern their future vocation. See 10000vocations.org for more information and to register!


Catholic Grandparent Conference 

Saturday, August 24
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Epiphany, Coon RapidsLearn about God’s plan for Grandparents and be equipped to pass on a Heritage of Faith. The conference will include keynote speaker, Mary Ann Kuharski, founding member and Director of PROLIFE Across America as well as Father Joseph Bambenek who will be speaking on the topic of bringing healing to your family. We will also have an hour of Adoration led by Archbishop Bernard Hebda and more. Find details, including a flyer, and register on the event page. Questions? Contact Susanna Parent at parents@archspm.org or 651-291-4411.

Grandparents’ Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

January 7-16, 2020
Join the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis Office of Evangelization on a Grandparents' Pilgrimage to the Holy Land with Grandparents Ministry Chaplain, Fr. Joseph Bambenek. Pilgrimage sites include the Sea of Galilee, Mount Tabor, the Garden of Gethsemane and so much more! Registration deadline is August 10. For more information, visit the event page
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