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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. 

Boy Scout Troop 711 Aluminum Can Drive
St. Charles’ Boy Scout Troop 711 will be holding its monthly aluminum can drive on Saturday, April 22. The money earned is used to help defray the cost of scouting events such as camps and field trips. If you would like to join Troop 711 or make a donation to help support our Troop, please contact Scoutmaster Lee O’Daniel or Committee Chair Wally Wysopal. Thank you for your support.

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 5. Questions? Contact Mary Gibbs, 651-251-7709 or gibbsm@archspm.org.

Divine Mercy Celebrations, April 22 & 23, 2017
To find Divine Mercy Sunday celebrations throughout Minnesota and to find information about Divine Mercy, visit www.3oclockhour.org (Divine Mercy of the Midwest) and www.faithfitnessclub.org (Faith Fitness Club).

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

Pro-Life Across America Culture of Life Banquet
Guest Speaker: Archbishop Bernard Hebda
Wednesday, April 19, 5:45 pm 
St. John the Baptist Church, New Brighton
$60 per person. Please call Christine at 612-782-9434 to make a reservation.

Love & Tenderness in Action: The Vision of Pope Francis
A Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary Theology Day
Pope Francis has urged the Church to become a model of compassionate love for the poor and for the earth. Our time together will be devoted to examining both the Scriptures and the science on which Francis relies in his pursuit of this vision. April 20th, check-in from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and presentation from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saint Frances Cabrini Church, Minneapolis. Free event. Light refreshments provided. Registration is required: www.csbsju.edu/sot/theology-day, 320-363-3560 or sot-sem@csbsju.edu.

Northeast Chorale Needs Singers!
Northeast Chorale needs high school students and young adults to join them for Northeast Chorale Goes to Broadway. They will be doing music from 11 different classic and modern Broadway shows. Rehearsals are Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 pm at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. The concert will be on Sunday, May 21, at 7 pm. There is a participation fee of $25. Questions? Call Phil at 612-440-SING or email NEChorale@gmail.com.

Spring Art Event

St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Minneapolis

Saturday, April 22, 7-9 pm

Sunday, April 23, 8:30 am-12:30 pm

The St. Lawrence women’s group is putting on a Spring Art Event, including a silent auction of art and art-related items, art for direct sale, refreshments, and live music! If you would like to participate, there are several ways:

1) Donate art or art-related items for the silent auction as well as materials, tickets, wine gift cards, events, and memberships. 

2) Display and sell additional pieces of your own art if you donate a piece for the silent auction

3) Provide music, spoken word, poetry, or other entertainment during the event.

4) Help prepare and/or serve food during the event.

5) Attend the event—invite family and friends too!

Questions? Email Jacqueline Dekker Travis at stlwg.events@gmail.com.

Nativity Grandparents Apostolate of Saints Joachim and Anne
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 8:45 am
Steiner Hall, Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, St. Paul
All grandparents are invited to an event of enrichment, prayer, and fellowship, highlighted by a presentation by Mary Anne Kuharski, Founder & President, ProLife Across America, "The Billboard People": Grandparents' Inluence is Needed: Now More Than Ever. Any questions, contact Lilee at 651-414-9367. Wheelchair accessible. Refreshments will be served. Daily Holy Mass at 8:15 am, main church, upper level. 

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

Calling all Grandparents--Come Experience God's Merciful Love for You!
Wednesdays, 9 am-10:30 am, April 19-June 28, 2017
A ten-week series for Catholic grandparents will be offered at the Church of St. Joseph, 13900 Biscayne Ave. W. Rosemount, MN 55068. Divine Mercy in the Second Greatest Story Ever Told is a breathtaking journey combining history, Scripture, prophecy, and the lives of the saints to show God's merciful love for you. In ten captivating episodes, acclaimed author and popular speaker Fr. Michael Gaitly, MIC, shows how amazing historical events of the past 500 years connect to reveal the deeply personal spiritual reality of God's merciful love, culminating now, in our lifetime. 
Program cost: $25--includes guidebook. $30/couple if you share a guidebook. Scholarships are available. Registration forms are available at the parish office and on the parish website: www.stjosephcommunity.org. Registration deadline is April 10. Questions: contact Kim Doyle at 651-332-2266.

Therese: The Story of a Soul
Saturday, April 22
Mary Queen of Peace Church, Rogers
The one-woman live drama performed by Audrey Ahern of Saint Luke Productions. We would like to invite parishioners across the archdiocese to this moving theatrical production on the life of one of the most popular saints of modern times, St. Therese of Lisieux. 

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!

Day of Reflection "Joy of the Gospel"
Sunday, 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/events or call Valari at the Abbey: 605-398-9200.

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. 

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.

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


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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