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Upcoming Events

Baccalaureate Mass & Breakfast for this year’s high school seniors and their parents will be held on Sunday, April 30. Parents and students should have recently received an invitation; if you did not and would like to attend, please contact the parish office. You must RSVP to the parish office by Tuesday, April 18 to attend. 

Marian Tea
Girls and women of all ages are invited to a Tea to Honor Our Lady on Saturday, May 6, from 2-4 pm in Doran Hall. Join us for a delightful afternoon tea, including treats, hymns, and devotions to Our Lady. Bring your mother, daughters, aunts, sisters, neighbors, and friends. We have some lovely door prizes! Wear your most spring-y clothing, and any lady wearing a hat gets two door prize tickets! You can also get two door prize tickets if you bring a special tea cup—share its story if you like. Tickets will be sold in the atrium after all Masses on the weekends of April 22/23 and 29/30. Tickets are only $10 for adults and $5 for children under ten. There is also a special rate for mothers with daughters: buy a “family” ticket for only $25. For more information or to make reservations over the phone, call Teresa at 651-697-1344, or you may register online by clicking here.

Morning Prayer Invitation!
We begin Morning Prayer of the Divine Office (Liturgy of the Hours) at 7:30am, Monday through Friday. You do not need to make an everyday commitment to join.  Call Christine Shannon at the parish office, 612-787-1181, or just join us in the front pews of church at 7:30am. 

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LOCAL EVENTS/NEWS


Leading with Faith Awards
Nominate a great Catholic business owner, manager, supervisor, or boss at thecatholicspirit.com/LeadingWithFaith. Deadline: May 12. Questions? Contact Mary Gibbs, 651-251-7709 or gibbsm@archspm.org


Relevant Radio(r) Christ Brings Hope Banquet and matching gift opportunity for Catholic Schools
Join Relevant Radio Executive Director Father Rocky and show hosts Glen Lewerenz, Paul Sadek, and Wendy Wiese for the 6th Annual Christ Brings Hope Banquet,
Friday, April 28 at the JW Marriott, Mall of America! Enjoy a festive evening as we honor Mary Ann Kuharski, Founder and Director of ProLife Across America, "The Billboard People." The event will support Catholic radio in the Twin Cities, and matching funds are available for Catholic schools, thanks to an anonymous benefactor. For details, go to the Events tab at www.relevantradio.com, select MINNESOTA, or call 612-643-4117.

Training for the Early Catholic Family Life Program
Are you looking for a family program that assists you as a parent in passing on the Catholic faith?
  • Be a true spiritual leader for your children.
  • Evangelize within your own family.
  • Fun family faith life for everyone!
Attend ECFL Traning Session to be a small group leader at your parish on Saturday, April 29, 9 am-4 pm, Annunciation School (525 W 54th Street, Minneapolis). Fee: $200. Fee includes training of two individuals (required: one for Childhood and one for Adult components). Leader guides and workbooks are an additional $200. For additional information and to register: call or email Alan & Joanne Foley at 612-704-7306 or alanfol@gmail.com 

Religious Brothers Day
The inaugural Religious Brothers Day will be held on
May 1, the feast of St. Joseph the Worker. Following the publication of the Vatican document on the "Identity and Mission of the Religious Brother in the Church," this day was created to be a celebration of Brotherhood: a gift given by God, received by the brothers, and shared with others. Consider how you can honor religious brothers in a special way!

Queen of May Dinner and Auction to benefit Immaculate Conception School

Friday, May 5, 5:30 pm
Immaculate Conception Church Fellowship Hall
Hor d'oeuvres and dinner by Steve Pfeifer, including mixed greens salad with feta cheese and raspberry vinaigrette, beef bourguignon, chicken dijon, boursin mashed potatoes, green beans amandine, artisan breads and rolls, and dessert. 
Silent and live auctions! Tickets $50, on sale beginning March 18: in the church narthex after all Masses, online at ICCSonline.org, in the Parish Office, or charge by phone at 763-788-9062.


Day of Reflection "Joy of the Gospel"
Saturday, May 6, 9 am-3 pm
Abbey of the Hills Inn & Retreat Center, Marvin, SD
Deacon Gordon Richard will lead us in reflection based on Pope Francis' first principle teaching after becoming our pope: "The Joy of the Gospel." Participants will learn Pope Francis' vision for our Catholic Church in today's world. The 9 am-3 pm day will be part presentation, reflection, and prayer, plus discussion of the first important teaching of our Holy Father. Cost: Free will donation. Register online at www.abbeyofthehills.com/upcoming_events or call Valari at the Abbey: 605-398-9200.

70th Annual Archdiocesan Family Rosary Procession
Celebrate the centennial of Our Lady of Fatima. Come with family and friends to the annual Family Rosary Procession in Saint Paul on Sunday, May 7. Archbishop Bernard Hebda will lead the procession. Assemble at the State Capitol at 1:30 pm. The procession to the Cathedral begins at 2 pm. Those who cannot walk the procession route may go directly to the Cathedral to pray the Rosary. For more information, please visit www.archspm.org/Events.

Spring Mass & May Crowning to Benefit St. John Vianney Seminary
Sunday, May 7, Mass at 9 am, Brunch and Program to Follow
St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel, University of St. Thomas
Archbishop Bernard Hebda will celebrate the Mass at 9 am and will speak at the brunch and program to follow in Anderson Student Center. Please come and help support or seminary!

Regional Grandparents Meeting
Wednesday, May 10, 7:30-9 pm
St. Pius X, White Bear Lake
Hear from Mary Pederson, Director of Adult Faith Formation, Archdiocese of Dubuque. She will present on Passing on the Faith: Naming Grace in the Domestic Church. Free-will offering ($10 suggested donation). Light refreshments will be served. Please visit the Events page at www.rediscover-faith.org to find more details and register. Walk-ins also welcome. Questions? Contact Susanna Bolle at bolles@archspm.org or 651-291-4411. 

Our Lady of Fatima Event
Church of St. Michael, 451 5th St. SW, Pine Island, MN
It's a retreat and celebration commemorating the 100th anniversary of Our Lady's Fatima Apparition, to be held on Saturday, May 13, from 8:30 am-5 pm. Fr. Altier and Fr. Kasel will be the speakers. All are invited. Free-will offering.

National Collection for the Trinity Dome, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
May 13-14, 2017
The Bishops of the United States have approved a special one-time second collection to take place in parishes across the nation on Mother's Day 2017 to support the mosaic ornamentation of the Trinity Dome, the crowning jewel of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. Also known as America's Catholic Church, the National Shrine has been a century in the making, built by and for the faithful of our great nation in honor of our Blessed Mother, the patroness of the United States. Thank you for your support. Find more information at www.trinitydome.com

Catholic Watchmen Rally
Tuesday, May 16, 6:30-9 pm
Holy Name of Jesus, 155 County Road 24, Medina
Men are invited to the Catholic Watchmen Rally. Fr. John Echert will speak on Fathers Leading Families in the Faith: The Biblical Perspective Applied to Today. This evening is an opportunity for men to draw closer to Jesus Christ and invest in fellowship with other men. There will be time for Adoration and confession. Dinner will be provided. Registration is not required. A free-will offering will be collected. Questions? Contact Enzo Randazzo at randazzov@archspm.org or 651-291-4483.

"For I was in prison, and you visited Me" - Prison Ministry Workshop
May 20, 2017, 9 am-1 pm
Church of St. Joseph, 13900 Biscayne Ave. W, Rosemount, MN
All are welcome. Let all your friends know, and bring them! For online information, check out St. Joseph's website--www.stjosephcommunity.org--and click on "Prison Ministry" under "Outreach." Questions: Fay at fay.connors@gmail.com, 952-250-7613; Kevin at kevin.connors@gmail.com

Grandparents Study Group Training Workshop
Wednesday, May 24, 5:30-7 pm
St. Joseph Hall at the Chancery, 777 Forest St., St. Paul
Join us to learn about two wonderful Grandparent Study Guide options: "Grandparents: Living the Faith on Our Journey to Eternity", and "The Grand Adventure: A New Call to Grandparenting." Free-will offering ($10 suggested). A light dinner will be served. For more details and to register, visit www.CatholicGrandparenting.org. Questions? Contact Susanna Bolle at bolles@archspm.org or 651-291-4411. 

Natural Family Planning Classes - May Schedule by Vicariate 1, 2, and 3
A series of Natural Family Planning (NFP) classes will begin soon in your community or a community near you! This Church-approved method is scientific  and marriage-building. The classes teach couples how to achieve or postpone pregnancy, while embracing the beauty of God's gift of sexuality. A series of classes taught by a qualified instructor. For a complete list of classes offered through the Archdiocese, call 651-291-4489 or visit www.archspm.org/family

Archdiocesan Marriage Day Celebration
Archbishop Bernard Hebda invites you to celebrate the beautiful mystery of the mutual self-gift between a man and woman in the Sacrament of Matrimony on Saturday, June 3, 10 am, at the Cathedral of Saint Paul, for Mass, renewal of vows, and a short reception. Couples celebrating their silver, golden, and platinum anniversaries will be honored in a special way and are invited to attend. Families and friends of all couples are welcome! Couples married one or more year may request a commemorative certificate signed by Archbishop Hebda. To request a certificate, please contact the Office of Marriage, Family & Life at 651-291-4488 or mfl@archspm.org


St. Joseph Church, Rosemount, & Dakota County Master Gardeners Present Square Foot Gardening (April 12) & Seed Saving (June 12)

Join us at 
7 pm in St. Joseph Church social hall (13900 Biscayne Avenue West, Rosemount) for free classes from Dakota County Master Gardeners. Great for any skill level. Light refreshments served. Presentations are free and open to the public! The Matthew 25 Garden is part of the Church of St. Joseph's mission to serve those in need throughout Dakota County, based on Matthew 25:35, "For I was hungry and you gave me food." For more information about the garden or presentations, please email StJoesGarden@gmail.com


Catechetical Institute to Offer Ongoing Formation Classes

This fall, the Archbishop Harry J. Flynn Catechetical Institute will begin a two-year course in two different locations. Classes will be held at Mary, Mother of the Church in Burnsville on Monday evenings and at the Church of St. Andrew in Elk River on Tuesday evenings. Taught by some of the best instructors in the Twin Cities, such as Bishop Andrew Cozzens, Jeff Cavins, Deacon Joe Michalak, Fr. John Lockeman, Dr. Bill Stevenson, Fr. Peter Williams, Christina Smith, Alyssa Bormes, and more, the program follows the four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church and will make sense of all things Catholic, deepen your faith, and lay out the road map to heaven. The classes are divided into four eleven-week modules, with two Saturday morning formative sessions per module. Applications are now being accepted through July 1, 2017, for the class beginning in September. For more information and an application, visit www.CIstudent.com or call 651-962-5082.

Encounter Christ in Praise, Adoration, and Prayer Ministry 
2nd Friday of every month, beginning January 13, 2017
Join Fr. Michael Becker for Charismata in 2017. It will be held the 2nd Friday of each month from 8-10 pm at St. John the Baptist in New Brighton, 835 2nd Avenue NW, New Brighton, MN 55112. For more information contact: Jessica M. Balzarini, 651-633-1540 ext. 1228, balzarini@stjohnnyb.org or the website www.stjohnnb.com.


PSA:
Please pray for victims/survivors of sexual abuse by 
clergy, as well as for healing in our local Church.
If you suspect abuse of a minor, your first call should be to law enforcement. Click here for more information!

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How you Can Help!

Greeters Needed! We’re looking for joy-filled parishioners of all ages to serve as greeters. Come be a welcoming presence at the Church doors, greeting and opening doors for your fellow parishioners. Call the Parish Office: 612-787-1180.

Join the Choir! Our church offers many opportunities to raise your voice in thanks and praise to God. There is a place for you, no matter what your age or ability. If you are new to town or to the church, this is an excellent starting point. We are proud of our music program, and we are eager for you to join us.

If you have questions or would like to join call Diane at 612-788-5186.

Click here for more volunteer opportunities and here for our parish organizations!

See our calendar for an extensive list of events! For comprehensive event information refer to Sunday bulletins.

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