Weekend Masses
Saturday - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday - 7:30 a.m. - 9 - 11 & 5:30 p.m.

Weekday Masses
Monday - Saturday: 8 a.m.
Tuesday: 6:30 p.m.

Monday - Saturday: 7:30 a.m.
Tuesday: 6 p.m.
Saturday: 3 p.m.
Sunday: 8:30 - 10 a.m.

Office Hours
Monday and Tuesday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Events Around the Twin Cities

Much More To Do Around Town

Hotdish for Homelessness Featuring Garrison Keillor

Family Promise in Anoka County will host its first Hotdish for Homelessness fundraiser on Thursday, September 21, at Lord of Life Church in Ramsey. The event will feature a church basement potluck theme with a catered meal including some traditional Minnesota potluck favorites. The evening will end with entertainment from Anoka’s own Garrison Keillor. Tickets are $50 and will go on sale through the Family Promise website on August 1. Visit for more details and to purchase tickets.

FallFest and Booya, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, New Brighton. Our big annual celebration! Friday, Sept. 22 through Sunday Sept. 24. Inflatables for all ages, raffles, food, BINGO, games! Friday night features Market Fair/Business Expo 5-9 pm, a Country Hoedown with the Shane Martin Band, and Pig Roast. Saturday Market fair/Business Expo 2-9 pm, Car Show 2-5 pm, followed by G.B. Leighton and fireworks. Sunday 11 am – 3 pm: Polka Mass at 10:30 am featuring The Brass Barn Polka Band and booya. For a complete listing of all times and activities please see our website at Vendors wanted for our Market Fair/Business Expo: please contact: Kathy Paron at 763-464-3985 or

Thursdays, Sep. 28 – Nov. 16, 7 – 8:30 p.m. (Fellowship & hospitality start at 6:45 p.m.)

Our Lady of Grace, Edina

Young women ages 21–29 are invited to come hear the mission of Behold! The mission of Behold is that each woman will recognize the gift she is, realize the gifts she’s been given, and give to the world the gifts that only she can give. The Behold 8-Week Series will include time for fellowship with other young adult Catholic women, Eucharistic Adoration, awesome presentations from our Behold team, and time for Q&A and small group discussion. Register at Questions? Contact Susanna Bolle at or 651-291-4411.

There will be a Healing Mass on Tuesday, October 3 at7  p.m. at Holy Name of Jesus, 155 county Road 24, Wayzata, MN. Fr. Jim Livingston will be the celebrant. Father Livingston is the Pastor of Church of ST. Paul in Ham Lake. The rosary will begin at 6:30 p.m. Seating for the handicapped is available. Call Teresa for  further information 763.553.1343

Does today’s feminism truly empower women?

October 3, 2017
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
New Brighton, Minnesota

In the affirmative: Ami Wazlawik, President, MN Chapter of the National Organization for Women

In the negative: Deborah Savage, Ph.D., St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity, University of St. Thomas


But please note that we are going to try starting the formal program itself a little earlier this year in order to have more time for our debate and for questions and discussion.

The event will start as usual at 6pm with a light meal and libations.

Introductions and opening remarks will begin at 6:30; the debate will start at 6:45.

Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door

For on line registration, go to:

The Catechetical Institute is offering this eight-week study. It will help uncover the story woven throughout scripture so that you can get the “big picture” of the Bible and understand what it’s all about. It is really a story about the Father’s unfailing love for you – a love that you are now called to share with others.

This study will utilize the Unlocking the Mysteries of the Bible study materials while tying it to the teachings of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. It will include live lectures with Jeff Cavins, small group discussions, and supplied materials for your study.

Thursdays October 5 – November 30, 7–9 p.m., St. John the Baptist, New Brighton. 
Register by September 18 at Spots are limited.
$100 early bird registration before September 1 and $150 thereafter.


Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9 & 30 6:30–8:30 PM at St. Vincent De Paul, Brooklyn Park in Regan Hall

This 7-night program will help you understand why most people leave the Church, and give practical tips and strategies to help loved ones return. Cost: $50 Includes all materials. Learn more and register by Sept. 30 at

Friday, October 6, 7 – 9 p.m. through Saturday, October 7, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Church of St. Joseph, West Saint Paul

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 two-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. Find more details and register at Questions? Contact Patrick Conley at 651.357.1340 or

Saturday, October 7, 6 p.m.
Church of the Assumption, 51 7th St. W, St. Paul

All lawyers, judges, and others involved in the administration of justice – along with their families – are invited to the annual Red Mass, with reception to follow immediately at the church. Archbishop Hebda will celebrate the Mass. This special event is sponsored/presented by the Lawyers Guild of St. Thomas More.

Monday, October 9, 7-8:30 p.m.

Saint Thomas More, 1079 Summit Ave., St. Paul

Special presentation by Chris Lowney. Chris is a former business executive who lectures globally about leadership. He speaks credibly about how challenged organizations can navigate change to emerge stronger. As chair of one of Catholicism’s largest hospital systems, he writes “from within” as a Catholic who loves his church and is committed to seeing it flourish. This event is free and open to the public. Hospitality to follow the presentation. Questions? Call 651-227-7669, email Adam at Visit

Thursday, October 12, 6 – 8 p.m.
Lumen Christi, 2055 Bohland Ave., St. Paul
The Miriam Dinner, hosted by Archbishop Bernard Hebda, 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. Register online before October 9. Email or call the Office of Vocations at 651-962-6890.

Cathedral of St. Paul, St. Paul
Tentative schedule:
4–5 p.m. confessions
5:15 p.m. Mass
5:45 p.m. indulgence prayers
6:30 p.m. candlelight rosary procession from the State Capitol to the Cathedral, where Archbishop Hebda will talk on Fatima

Friday, October 27, 2017
6-9 pm
Downtown Minneapolis Hilton

Please mark your calendars and plan to join us for our annual Abria Celebration Banquet!

An evening that celebrates the strength and beauty we see in our clients who choose LIFE for their children.


We are excited to combine our annual banquet events as Abria Pregnancy Resources and North Side Pregnancy Options join forces through a merger of our two organizations in 2017. Together, we are stronger than ever!

Click here to find out more about the merger of Abria Pregnancy Resources and North Side Pregnancy Options.

“Take My Hand, Not My Life: Living Moments of Grace at Life’s End” is the subject of a symposium Oct. 28, featuring Dr. Gianna Emanuela Molla, daughter of St. Gianna Beretta Molla. The day begins at 8 a.m. with Mass at St. Mary’s Chapel, St. Paul Seminary, 2260 Summit Ave., St. Paul.

St. Gianna Beretta Molla

A continental breakfast and the symposium are from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at James B. Woulfe Almuni Hall, Anderson Student Center, 2115 Summit Ave., St. Paul.

Dr. Molla is the keynote speaker. There will be two panels about end-of-life care and assisted suicide, with local guest speakers.  The symposium is organized by Gianna Homes and co-sponsored by the Minnesota Catholic Conference and other Catholic groups. Cost of the symposium is $25 per person. To register or purchase tickets, visit

Dr. Molla also will speak at a gala the night before for Gianna Homes, which provides memory care in the Twin Cities. For information about her Oct. 27 event, contact Anne Marie Hansen at

St. Gianna, also a physician, was diagnosed with a large tumor on her uterus when she was pregnant with Gianna Emanuela. She instructed doctors not to remove her entire uterus, which would have aborted the baby, but only what was necessary to allow the baby to reach term. She died seven days after giving birth in 1962.


Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis

We are saddened to announce the closure of Catholic Charities’ Counseling Services on September 1st, 2017. The program based out of Seton at 1276 University Avenue West, St Paul, MN 55104 will close due to shifts in funding and changing community and market dynamics. We are grateful for your years of support and your ongoing willingness to announce information about Counseling in your bulletin. We have greatly valued our connection to the parish, and hope that the services of our counselors have been helpful to parishioners through the years.

We will be working with clients to provide for a smooth transition and we will maintain records for 7 years at Seton. For more information about how to access your records and learn about other nearby counseling programs please visit our website at

For detailed information about Christ The King Retreat Center, 621 First Ave South, Buffalo, MN 55313, click here

Theme: “Take Courage!” Date: September 26 – 28, 2017
Presented by: King’s House Preaching Team
Suggested Offering: $160.00 per person/$100.00 per person for students
(includes $30.00 deposit to reserve a room)

Theme: “The Peace Prayer of St. Francis” Date: September 29 – October 1, 2017
Presented by: Dick Rice & Rosemarie Whitehead
Suggested Offering: $175.00 per person (includes $30.00 deposit to reserve a room)

Theme: “Dealing with Loss” Date: October 5, 2017 ● 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Presented by: Fr. Lon Konold, OMI
Sr. Brenda Rose Szegedy, OSF
Suggested Offering: $40.00 per person (includes lunch)

Theme: “Take Courage!” Date: October 10 – 12, 2017
Presented by: King’s House Preaching Team
Suggested Offering: $160.00 per person/$100.00 per person for students
(includes $30.00 deposit to reserve a room)

Theme: “Take Courage!” Date: October 13 – 15, 2017
Presented by: King’s House Preaching Team
Suggested Offering: $320.00 per couple
(includes $60.00 per couple deposit to reserve a room)

For more information on retreats held at Christ the King Retreat Center, please call 763-682-1394 or visit our website at If you would prefer to receive these announcements via fax, please contact me at

Infusing Outdoor Adventures with Theology of the Body

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