Summer Sport's Nights!

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Join us this summer for the weekly Young Adults Sport’s Night! At their SUMMER LOCATION: Our Lady of Grace Soccer Fields!

Join us for the weekly West Metro Young Adults Sport’s Night. These events are Friday nights starting on June 7th until August 23rd! All young adults ages 18-39 are invited to join us at 7:00 pm at the OLG Soccer fields. Basketball, volleyball, dodgeball, great fun - come outside and play!

YA Summer Study

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Who better to look to for guidance on evangelization than the Apostles and disciples of the early Church? And what better place to read their stories than in the firsthand account of the Acts of the Apostles? In the ten-part series Evangelization and the Acts of the Apostles, Dr. Mary Healy combines insightful biblical study with Church teaching and practical advice to show how modern Catholics can effectively impact their world for Jesus Christ.


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April 2019

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Lent and Easter schedule 2019- see more here

Thursday, April 25, 7:30 AM
Interlachen Country Club, Edina

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! 

Saturday, May 11, 7:00 AM
Lake Harriet, Minneapolis

For the first time the run is around Lake Harriet! With the run so convenient, we should be able to have a great turnout from OLG, so mark your calendars and show you support for Abria a great crisis pregnancy center run by OLG parishioner Cindy Koeppl.

Includes Tin Fish-battered cod, pasta, baked potato, Cole slaw, bread/butter and cake. Father Kevin Finnegan’s Pub includes Guinness on tap, microbrews and wine for an additional charge. Live music and raffle. See more...

Who better to look to for guidance on evangelization than the Apostles and disciples of the early Church? And what better place to read their stories than in the firsthand account of the Acts of the Apostles? In the ten-part series Evangelization and the Acts of the Apostles, Dr. Mary Healy combines insightful biblical study with Church teaching and practical advice to show how modern Catholics can effectively impact their world for Jesus Christ. See more! 
Join us for the weekly Young Adults Sport’s Night!
LOCATION CHANGE: St. Gabriel the Archangel - St. John's Campus

Join us for the weekly West Metro Young Adults Sport’s Night. These events are Friday nights at St. John's in Hopkins. All young adults ages 18-39 are invited to join us at 7:00 pm in the gym next to the church.Basketball, volleyball, dodgeball, great fun - come inside and play!

For more information check out this LINK to get to WMYA Facebook page

Wednesday, April 3, 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Confessions offered from 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM. A soup supper available for all from 11:30 AM – 7:30 PM. 
Please bring a toiletry item to be donated to Haven Housing, a sanctuary for abused women and children.

Sunday, April 28, 3:00 PM, Church
The greater the sinner, the greater the right he has to My mercy. — Diary of St. Maria Faustina Kowalska: Divine Mercy in My Soul, #723. See more! 

FROM THE BISHOP

A Sacrament for Healing Shame

From Bishop Andrew Cozzens

It is always surprising to me that people turn out in such great numbers for Ash Wednesday Mass. The symbol of ashes on the forehead is an ancient symbol of repentance. It is an acknowledgment that I have sinned and I need God’s mercy. Perhaps so many people come on Ash Wednesday because deep down they recognize a basic human need ­— the need to be freed from shame.

Despite the many pages written in modern psychology about shame, nothing captures this need more clearly than the first chapters of the Bible. In the beginning when God created Adam and Eve, the only statement made about their interior life is that “they felt no shame” (Gn 2:25). This is what it meant to stand in the light of God’s love. However, as soon as they sin and separate themselves from God, Adam and Eve hide. Why? Because they are ashamed (Gn 3:8).

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

MINISTERIAL STANDARDS AND SAFE ENVIRONMENT

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week during National Child Abuse Prevention Month

National Child Abuse Prevention Month (NCAPM) recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect. This year’s theme is “Strong and Thriving Families”. During the month of April, schools and parishes are encouraged to increase awareness and provide education and support to families. Please make plans now to honor this important initiative.

April 7-13 is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW). Find the resource guidehere.

The USCCB offers several Catholic faith-based resources for NCAPM. These include: Intentions for a Rosary for Healing and Protection, Call to Prayer (for April 5), Mass intentions (for April 8), a Novena for Protection and Healing, posters, and a variety of graphics and social media images.

National Child Abuse Prevention Month resources are also available here.

EVANGELIZATION

Called and Gifted™ Workshop 

Saturday, April 6
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
St. Pius X, White Bear Lake

Explore the ancient teaching of the Church on how the gifts (or charisms) of the Holy Spirit work in our life and in the life of your parish. During this one-day workshop, you will learn the signs and characteristics of the most common charisms of the Holy Spirit. Cost: $80 per person. Includes: materials, refreshments, and follow-up personal discernment guidance. Register online. Questions? Contact Patrick Conley at 651-357-1340, pconley@cathedralsaintpaul.org or Kim Williams at 651-762-3626 or kwilliams@churchofstpiusx.org

 

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 randazzov@archspm.org or 651-291-4483.

VOCATIONS

Seminary Application Launch Window is Now for Fall 2019

Director of Vocations Father David Blume is currently meeting with men applying to be considered for acceptance as archdiocesan seminarians for Fall 2019. If someone in your parish is discerning the priesthood and would like help with their next steps, please have them contact Father David Blume at frblume@stthomas.edu or 651-962-6890.

Cor Jesu

Friday, April 5
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 Vincent Davila, OP, 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, April 9
7 – 8 p.m.
Church of St. Maximilian Kolbe, Delano – St. Peter Campus

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.

Bethany House Applications Now Accepted

Bethany House applications are now being accepted for September 2019 to May 2020. 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. Bethany House is sponsored by the Office of Vocations and is located in Northeast Minneapolis. We are currently taking applications for women interested in Bethany House. 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. If this describes you, we invite you to contact us by completing the interest form here.

2019 Archdiocesan Priest and Seminarian Basketball Tournament

Friday, April 26
5 p.m. Barbecue, 6:30 p.m. Basketball games begin
New Location: Holy Family Catholic High School, Victoria

Mark your calendars for the 2019 Archdiocesan Priest and Seminarian Basketball Tournament. Come watch the seminarians from the Saint Paul Seminary and Saint John Vianney College Seminary, as well as the Priests of the Archdiocese. It's free and open to the public. For more information, click here.

WORSHIP

Chrism Mass

Thursday, April 11
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. 

4:30 p.m. Holy Hour and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
5:15 p.m. Vespers and Benediction
7 p.m. Mass with blessing of the Oil of the Sick, the Oil of Catechumens, and the Sacred Chrism

After Mass, parish representatives may pick up their oils in the lower level of the Cathedral. If your parish needs more than the regular bag of three 1 oz. bottles, please email Laurinda Irwin at irwinl@archspm.org with your parish name and request. Oils will also be ready for pick up after 8:30 a.m. Friday, April 12 at the Archdiocesan Catholic Center, 777 Forest Street, St. Paul.

Reception of Newly-blessed Oils in the Parish

The rubric for the Chrism Mass n. 15 indicates that after the Chrism Mass, “The reception of the Holy Oils may take place in individual parishes either before the celebration of the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper or at another time that seems more appropriate.” The USCCB received permission in 1989 to publish a brief Rite for that “reception,” which appeared in the previous translation of the Sacramentary. The third edition of the Roman Missal no longer includes that Rite, but does not offer any other suggestions. Consequently the 1989 text is still permitted to be used. It appears in the Sacramentary Supplement that you still may have in storage; in addition the USCCB now offers that Rite online here.

ARCHDIOCESAN COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN

87th ACCW Convention

Friday, May 3 – Saturday, May 4
St. John Neumann, Eagan
Plan for a two-day slate of top-notch speakers, educational sessions, networking opportunities and delectable meals that you’ve come to expect. This year's theme is, Missionary Disciples Reflecting God’s Joy.

Presenters and topics: University of St. Catherine President Rebecca Koenig Roloff will address “The Joy of Mission-Based Leadership: One Woman’s Story.” Anne Attea, Latino ministry associate at Ascension Catholic Church in Minneapolis, will speak of her work and insights on “Embracing our Immigrant Brothers and Sisters.” Amanda Virnig, clinical lab scientist, will talk about why she’s Catholic for life in “And the Truth Will Set You Free,” and Carrie Berran, Jr NBA Coach of the Year, will connect her coaching and faith perspectives in “Finding Life’s Purpose.”

Visit the event page to register and see many more details. How about inviting your pastor, deacon or religious from your parish? Download a reduced rate form.

Path to Healing

Twin Cities Peace Circle
Fourth Monday of the month from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
North Regional Branch of the Hennepin County Library (North Conference Room, 2nd floor), 1315 N. Lowry Ave., Minneapolis
Twin Cities Peace Circle is open to all who have experienced the trauma of clergy sexual abuse. The purpose of this group is to gather victims/survivors/thrivers in a safe, supportive environment to share their experiences, listen to others, and explore healing.

At gatherings of the Twin Cities Survivors Peace Circle, all are welcome and privacy is respected. Contact Jim with questions, concerns or comments: 773-412-0909 or richter316@aol.com
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Sposi Novelli- Practical Marriage Tips- Wrap up!

On Friday, March 22, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Frassati Room
All engaged and newly married couples we invited to join Sposi Novelli for an exciting event featuring Dr. Daniel McClure who spoke on “Healthy Habits to Strengthen Your Marriage”. It was a great night to meet up with old friends, make new ones, and learn some great tips to help strengthen your marriage! Thank you to all who came, AND keep an eye out for more information on our End-of-the-year- BBQ in May!

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Dr. McClure graduated from the University of St Thomas and received his M.S. and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Divine Mercy University’s Institute of Psychological Sciences in Arlington, Virginia. Dr. McClure currently is in practice in St Paul. He wants to integrate his Catholic faith with the field of clinical psychology. He and his wife Lucy live in the Twin Cities.

December Events And Information

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Saturday, December 8,
8:30, 10:30 AM

Holy Day of Obligation

Inspirational Resources for Faith Formation in December

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What are you bringing to the manger?

In this season of gift giving, we know that nothing can equal the greatest gift of all – the gift of Jesus!

Just as the Magi brought gifts to the Manger of the Child, we invite you to bring your gifts of gratitude to the manger as well. Throughout Advent you have the opportunity to express your gratitude and bring your gift to the manger. See more...

Day of Mercy
Wednesday, December 12, 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Join us for a day of reconciliation. A light soup supper will be provided in the Commons. See more...

Join us at the Tree Lot for a warm cup of cider while you kick off your Christmas season and get your home ready to celebrate! 

We have beautiful Frasier, Canaan, Balsam and White Pine trees to select from.  Also available:  wreaths, garland, porch pots and decorative birch logs to help with exterior decorating needs.  See more...

Join us for the weekly
Young Adults Sport’s Night!


Join us for the weekly West Metro Young Adults Sport’s Night. These events are Friday nights at St. Gabriel's in Hopkins. 

All young adults ages 18-39 are invited to join us at 7pm at the field next to the Church. Frisbee, volleyball, soccer, great fun - come outside and play!

For more information check out this LINK to get to WMYA Facebook page
Sposi Novelli’s mission is to engage and support married couples through the first five years of marriage by creating a community that fosters a sense of support and belonging.  Through formation, reflection, and awareness, a couple’s marital relationship with God at the center is strengthened and made more fruitful.  Discipleship becomes more intentional through opportunities to steward others in service, participation, and partnering with other parish ministries.  Sposi Novelli hosts several formal and many informal events throughout the year.
For events and information on Sposi Novelli click here

MARRIAGE, FAMILY AND LIFE

 

Totus Tuus Catechetical Program – Summer 2019

Parish Registration – Now Open! Totus Tuus has been successful in reaching out to children and youth in order to help them know and love the Lord Jesus Christ. This program provides a fun and strong catechetical program, which is easy to implement and models the relationship with Christ in a very personal and practical way. The cost to bring the Totus Tuus program to your parish is $2,200. Reservations will be on a first come first serve basis. The week-long program will be offered at parishes: June 8 – 15, June 15 – 22, June 22 – June 29, July 6 – 13, July 13 – 20, July 20 – 27. If your parish is interested in the Totus Tuus program, please complete the Online Registration Form (credit card and pay by check available). For additional information, please see the Totus Tuus page or contact the Office of Marriage, Family and Life at 651-291-4489 or

EVANGELIZATION

Catholic Watchmen – Men’s Bible Boot Camp with Jeff Cavins

Saturday, December 15
8 a.m. Check-In; 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Boot Camp
St Joseph Campus of St Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, Delano

Men are invited to come together and learn the basics of the Bible in one day! Learn the structure of the Bible and the story of Salvation History. Discover the heroic men of the Bible. Find out how to make Scripture a part of your daily life. Learn how to lead your family to read the Bible. Cost: $40 (Includes workbook, donuts and hearty lunch. Free for sons under 18.) Find details and register on the event page. Questions? Contact Enzo Randazzo at randazzov@archspm.org or 651-291-4483.

VOCATIONS

 

Cor Jesu for Young Adults with Bishop Cozzens

Friday, December 7
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. Bishop Cozzens will preside.

No need to RSVP. Parking is open on lots p, x and y on the South Campus of the University of St. Thomas.

Archbishop’s Discernment Retreat

Begins Friday, December 28 at 6:30 p.m.
Concludes Sunday, December 30 at 1:30 p.m. 
Christ the King Retreat Center, Buffalo MN

The Director of Vocations offers this annual retreat with talks by Archbishop Bernard Hebda. In addition to the talks given by the Archbishop, there will be times of prayer, an opportunity for the Rite of Reconciliation, times of recreation, and plenty of great food. The Archbishop’s Discernment Retreat is for men who are seniors in high school to age 50 and are discerning priesthood. This retreat is a wonderful opportunity to gain clarity in your discernment process and to meet other men who desire to follow Christ and to know his will for their lives. Register online at 10000vocations.org. Parishes, please share the attached flyer.

Path to Healing

Twin Cities Peace Circle
Fourth Monday of the month from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
North Regional Branch of the Hennepin County Library (North Conference Room, 2nd floor), 1315 N. Lowry Ave., Minneapolis
Twin Cities Peace Circle is open to all who have experienced the trauma of clergy sexual abuse. The purpose of this group is to gather victims/survivors/thrivers in a safe, supportive environment to share their experiences, listen to others, and explore healing.

At gatherings of the Twin Cities Survivors Peace Circle, all are welcome and privacy is respected. Contact Jim with questions, concerns or comments: 773-412-0909 or richter316@aol.com
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Sposi Novelli "Minute-to-win-it!" Wrap-up!

Thanks to everyone who came out for the “Minute-to-win-it” Date Night! 

On November 30th , Sposi Novelli hosted a "Minute-to-win-it" Game night with a Christmas theme! There were cookies, hot chocolate, and appetizers that helped to keep us fueled while we competed in some fun games! Ugly sweaters WERE encouraged, ANNNND  everyone looked AMAZING! Check out all of the the fun that we had below! 

Our Lady Of Grace Young Adults: More November Events And Information

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Thursday, November 22, 9:00 AM
Friday, November 23, 9:00 AM
No 6:15 AM Mass offered

The Parish Office and MHT Adoration Chapel will be closed both Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 in observance of Thanksgiving.

Inspirational Resources for Faith Formation in November

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"Why Are You Still Catholic" Women's Conference

Saturday, December 1, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Cassidy Hall
Join us for a half-day retreat led by Fr. Kevin Finnegan and Jane Leyden Cavanaugh from the League of Catholic Women to hear panelists reflect on their lives in the context of their Catholic faith and share why they stay in the Church, with all its strengths and flaws. Participate in rich discussion and prayer, and leave with a renewed commitment to Catholicism and the health of our Catholic community. See more...

Sunday, December 2, 2:30 PM, Church

Amahl and the Night Visitors

by Gian Carlo Menotti

Discover what happens when a shepherd boy meets the 3 Kings on their way to Bethlehem!

Friday, November 23 - Saturday, December 15

Once again this year, the Men’s Club and Social Justice Ministry are asking you to donate new or gently used, clean winter coats and boots, as well as new winter hats, gloves and socks (especially men’s socks).  While all sizes are needed, there is a great need for men’s coats. In addition, we are collecting newborn infant diapers and big boxes of dry cereal. See more...

Join us at the Tree Lot for a warm cup of cider while you kick off your Christmas season and get your home ready to celebrate! 

We have beautiful Frasier, Canaan, Balsam and White Pine trees to select from.  Also available:  wreaths, garland, porch pots and decorative birch logs to help with exterior decorating needs.  See more...

Join us for the weekly
Young Adults Sport’s Night!


Join us for the weekly West Metro Young Adults Sport’s Night. These events are Friday nights at St. Gabriel's in Hopkins. 

All young adults ages 18-39 are invited to join us at 7pm at the field next to the Church. Frisbee, volleyball, soccer, great fun - come outside and play!

For more information check out this LINK to get to WMYA Facebook page
Sposi Novelli’s mission is to engage and support married couples through the first five years of marriage by creating a community that fosters a sense of support and belonging.  Through formation, reflection, and awareness, a couple’s marital relationship with God at the center is strengthened and made more fruitful.  Discipleship becomes more intentional through opportunities to steward others in service, participation, and partnering with other parish ministries.  Sposi Novelli hosts several formal and many informal events throughout the year.
For events and information on Sposi Novelli click here

FROM THE BISHOP

 

Healing is Rooted in Holiness

By Bishop Andrew Cozzens

The U.S. bishops are about to gather in Baltimore for their annual meeting Nov. 12-15. Given the current crisis the Church finds herself in, this meeting will be very important, even historic. It will begin with a day of prayer, specifically requested by Pope Francis, as we seek wisdom and strength for purifying and healing our Church. The next three days of the conference will be focused on several different concrete proposals which seek ways of promoting greater accountability for bishops. As is normally the case, the first three days of the conference are televised live by EWTN and also live-streamed on the Internet. Many people will be tuned in to see what the bishops are saying and what concrete action steps can be taken.

I want to ask all the Catholics of the archdiocese to please pray for your bishops during this time. A daily rosary, an extra Holy Hour at one of our adoration chapels or offering your participation at daily Mass would be a great gift to give to the Church during this time.

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

Newman on Tap

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Tuesday, October 9, 6:30 PM
The University Club of St. Paul, St. Paul

Young Adults - join Newman on Tap for an evening with Archbishop Hebda. The evening begins with Mass followed by appetizers, cash bar and presentation by Dr. Daavid Deavel and Archbishop Hebda titled “A True Antagonist for a Broken World: Faith in a Secular Age”. The evening will conclude with some time for discussion and socialization.