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Upcoming Events

Baptism Preparation Program
There is a baptism preparation program this Wednesday, June 14, in St. John Education Center at 7:30 pm. If this is your first child or your last child was baptized more than three years ago, please contact Christine Shannon at cshannon@stchb.org or 612-787-1181 to register for this class.

Corpus Christi Celebration, Ice Cream Social, & Christine Shannon’s Retirement Party
Join Us Sunday, June 18 for the Corpus Christi Celebration, Ice Cream Social, and Christine Shannon's Retirement.
Celebrate the Real Presence of our Lord's Body and Blood at the Corpus Christi Mass at 10:00 am June 18, 2017, followed by a Eucharistic procession (weather permitting) on the parish grounds and Benediction in the church. After Benediction, all are invited to gather in Doran Hall for an Ice Cream Social to celebrate Christine Shannon's retirement.  Be sure to thank her for her over 23 years of service to the Church and parish.  The social is sponsored by the St. Charles Women's Council.

St. Charles Play Group
St. Charles parents meet at local parks at 10am on Thursdays. If you would like to be added to the email list, please email Brigid Barrett at brigidbarrett7@gmail.com

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


Moving Supplies Needed for Lowry Grove Residents

As we near the June 30 deadline for Lowry Grove residents to move out, there is a need for moving boxes, packing tape, heavy-duty garbage bags, and bubble wrap. The residents could also use help with moving from people with vans or trucks, garage space to store furniture temporarily, temporary housing, and assistance finding permanent housing. Please call Carol Weiler for drop-off information and with any questions: 612-210-5799.


Young Adults Age 18-39 are Invited to Join the Cathedral Young Adults for a Summer Theology on Tap Series at O’Gara’s Bar & Grill

Social time at 6:30 pm, Talk starts at 7:30 

O’Gara’s Bar & Grill, 164 Snelling Ave., St. Paul

Wednesday, June 14 Grill the Priest—Fr. John Ubel, Cathedral Rector

Wednesday, June 21 Chesterton's Holy Hilarity—Dale Ahlquist, Chesterton Society

Wednesday, June 28 An Unexpected Miracle—Nicki Wood Weinhagen, local parishioner

Wednesday, July 5 Love and the Divine Plan—Jen Messing, Into The Deep

Wednesday, July 12 Rapping For God—Connor Flanagan, Catholic hip-hop musician

Wednesday, July 19 A Direct Line to the Vatican—Jean Stolpestad, Archdiocese Director of Family Life


Italia Eterna--A 10-Day Pilgrimage to Italy for the Diaconate Ordination of Colin Jones

September 22-October 1, 2017
Led by Fr. Tom Wilson, Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis
All are invited to join a 10-day pilgrimage that will include stays in Rome and Assisi and stops in Siena. Includes: round-trip air transportation from Minneapolis/St. Paul to Italy (airfare available from other cities as well; call for price difference); 13 meals; expert local guides; admission to all featured and selected visits of the touring program (including the ongoing Eucharistic Miracle of Siena, Assisi, Imperial Rome, Diaconate Ordination at St. Peter's, Christian Rome, and Vatican City); possible Papal audiences at the Vatican; bilingual tour director; and more! Visit www.stjosephtours.com or call 1-800-515-2632 for more information.


Outdoor Adventures Infused with Theology of the Body Insight:
Into the Deep is a Catholic organization that offers camping retreats in state and national parks for both youth and adults. Dive into the big questions of life (who are we and why are we here?) through the bite-size pieces of short talks, hiking or canoeing, campfires, daily Mass, and space to pray! For full details and registration, go to www.idretreats.org!
2017 I.D. Retreats, led by Jen Messing:
  • 6th-8th Grade: Tettegouche State Park, August 14-18 (Register by June 23)
  • Couples: Cascade Lodge & State Park, October 26-29 (Register by September 23)


St. Joseph Church, Rosemount, & Dakota County Master Gardeners Present Seed Saving 
June 12, 2017
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

Prenatal Partners for Life Hosts 11th Annual Benefit Dinner
Tuesday, June 13
Please join us for the Prenatal Partners for Life benefit dinner on Tuesday, June 13 at the University of St. Thomas, Schulze Grand Atrium--School of Law (1101 Harmon Place, Minneapolis--new location!). Check-in begins at 5:30 pm. Dinner and program begin at 6 pm. We will enjoy an evening of inspiration and hear from award-winning photographer Rick Guidotti. PPFL offers hope and support for families facing an adverse diagnosis of their child. Thousands of families and children have been directly helped or counseled worldwide! To purchase tickets, table sponsorships, or for further details, please visit prenatalpartnersforlife.org, or call Mary Kellett at 763-772-3868. RSVP by June 6. 

Grandparents Technology Workshop
Wednesday, June 14, 5:30-7 pm
St. Joseph Hall at the Chancery, 777 Forest St., St. Paul
Keep in touch with your grandkids using the same technology tools! Learn how to use texting, FaceTime, Skype, and more. This will be a hands-on workshop, so please bring your cell phone, tablet, or laptop. 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.

FEMM--Women's Health Program
Thursday, June 15, 7 pm
St. Joseph Hall at the Chancery, 777 Forest St., St. Paul
Learn about FEMM--Fertility Education and Medical Management--the women's health program that revolutionizes how we talk about women's health, and the way doctors and patients approach wellness. This educational event is being offered for the first time in our archdiocese. It is for NFP providers, CMA Guild and Curatio members, crisis pregnancy centers, and anyone interested in women's health. FEMM offers an approach that not only includes NFP but also focuses on the whole reproductive health of women. RSVP to Nancy Schulte at 651-291-4489 or schulten@archspm.org.

Thrift Sale at Immaculate Conception Church and School

June 15-17, 2017

Hours: Thursday and Friday: 8 am-7 pm; Saturday: 8 am-Noon, bag sale-$5.00 and 11-noon, table sale-$25. 

4030 Jackson St NE, Columbia Heights

Donations for the thrift sale are appreciated and will be accepted June 10-13. Visit www.ICCSonline.org or call 763-788-9062 for donation drop off dates and times or for more information.


Widow's Day of Reflection
Saturday, June 17, 8:30 am-1 pm
Our Lady of Grace, 5071 Eden Ave., Edina
The theme for the 7th Annual Widows Day of Reflection is A Widow's Walk. The day begins with Mass, followed by special guests Bishop Andrew Cozzens and Michele Denise Michaels. Cost: $20 (lunch is included). Pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Cheryl Broich: 952-831-2656, or visit olgparish.org

Healing the Wounds of Abuse
Grief to Grace is a five-day retreat fully centered on the healing love of Jesus Christ. It is for anyone who has suffered physical, emotional, sexual, or spiritual abuse. This effective model of care provides a powerful therapy for the soul. Our next local G2G retreat is scheduled for
August 20-25. For more information or to answer your questions, please visit www.grieftograce.org or contact Diane at diane@grieftograce.org or 612-440-7247. Registration deadline is July 2.

Quo Vadis Camp for Young Men--July 9-12
Quo Vadis Camp for Young Women--July 16-19

The Office of Vocations has opened registration for the first annual Quo Vadis Summer Camp being held at Saint John Vianney College Seminary on the University of St. Thomas campus. It will run from early evening on Sunday through the early afternoon on Wednesday. The camp will include Mass, prayer, talks, confession, rosary, and lots of fun and recreation! Quo Vadis is a camp experience to learn that nothing is more important than discovering God's will for your life--and living it! Registration is open to 12-17-year-old men and women in the Archdiocese. Space is limited! For more information and to register, please visit www.10000vocations.org


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.

Click here for the full parish calendar.



 
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