September 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! 

Child and Youth Faith Formation

Wednesdays, 6:00 - 7:15 PM*
Children and youth are invited to participate in:

Nursery Care

Sundays, during 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM Masses
Free childcare is available for 1 and 2 year-old children in the Nursery.

Children's Liturgy of the Word

Sundays, during 9:30 AM Mass
All Kindergarten and 1st grade students welcome. No advance registration required.

Hey High Schoolers!

  • Do you love little kids?
  • Would you like to give teaching a try?

We’re seeking youth who have already been confirmed to teach in Sunday School (kids age 3-5, during 9:30 Mass), and/or faith formation (kids in grades 1-5 from 5:45-7:15 on Wednesday evenings). If you’re interested, please email stephanielloyd@oldparish.org and we’ll work together to find the best fit for you! This is a great ministry opportunity where you can even teach with your friends, so bring them along too!

Come this Wednesday from 7:30- 9PM to the Frassati Room! 

LifeNight's are a mixture of faith and fun, and are open to everyone who is in high school! Each LifeNight has a fun game, a testimony or teaching about a different topic of our faith, discussion, and closing prayer.

At LifeNights you will be able to talk about a variety of issues and experiences with friends and young adult leaders so that together you can grow in faith and discover how a relationship with God will help you have the best life possible! This is an incredible time to connect with friends and God in the midst of our busy lives. Check out our calendar for the 2019/2020 School Year! 

Who: Anyone in 9th- 12th Grade 
Where: Cassidy Hall
When: September 28, 7:30 - 9:00 PM

The Quest Game Show is a unique BUNCH of games! Everyone is split into smaller teams and each team is competing to score the most points through three different rounds of play. One round is the “Bring Me” round. The second round is a video round. The third round consists of several unique games that get everyone on their feet and involved for a chance to win bonus points. Great for a new twist on a classic gameshow night! No registration required! Just show up! 

Click here to download! 
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...


Archdiocesan Synod – Upcoming Prayer and Listening Events

What’s working and what’s not in the Archdiocese? Archbishop Bernard Hebda wants to hear from you! Please prayerfully consider attending an upcoming Prayer and Listening Event, as part of the Pre-Synod Process and make your voice heard. Your input will help guide the Archdiocese over the next 5-10 years.

First three events:
  • Tuesday, September 24, 6 – 9 p.m. at St. Victoria (St. Victoria)
  • Saturday, September 28, 9 a.m. – noon at St. Michael (St. Michael)
  • Friday, October 11, 6 – 9 p.m. at Guardian Angels (Oakdale)

Learn more about the Synod and see a full listing of Prayer and Listening Events at archspm.org/synod.


2020 Liturgical Calendar

The 2020 Liturgical Calendar has been posted on the archdiocesan website, under Sacraments & Worship. You can view the calendar here.


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

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.

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!

Miriam Dinner

Monday, October 1
6 – 8:30 p.m. 
Holy Cross Catholic Church, NE Minneapolis
The Miriam Dinner, hosted by Archbishop Bernard Hebda, Bishop Andrew Cozzens and Father David Blume, Director of Vocations, is an event for women, ages 16 – 35, who are discerning consecrated life. It is typical for women discerners to be accompanied by their pastor, consecrated religious, or youth minister. The evening begins with prayer, followed by dinner with consecrated women sharing their vocations testimonies. Priests, deacons and consecrated women in the Archdiocese are encouraged to invite women, ages 16 – 35, who present a sincere interest in consecrated life. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with Evening Prayer at Holy Cross Catholic Church, followed by dinner in Kolbe Hall, and conclude with a tour of Bethany House (Women’s Discernment House) with dessert and coffee.

Register online before September 26. Email stpaulvocations@10000vocations.org or call the Office of Vocations at 651-962-6890. Please share the flyer. For discerners under age 18, please provide the parental consent and indemnity form.

Operation Andrew Dinner

Monday, October 21
6 – 8 p.m.
Archdiocesan Catholic Center, St. Paul
Archbishop Bernard Hebda and Father David Blume, Director of Vocations, invite men discerning the priesthood, ages 16 – 50, to dinner and conversation with vocations testimonials on priesthood and religious life. It is typical for a pastor, religious or youth minister to accompany each discerning guest. 

Register online before October 17. Email stpaulvocations@10000vocations.org or call the Office of Vocations at 651-962-6890. Please share the flyer. For discerners under age 18, please provide the parental consent and indemnity form.


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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