Calendar

Please note that many events have been canceled or postponed in effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19/Coronavirus.  Such events of which The Catholic Spirit has been aware are noted in red below.  Please check the websites of the events themselves for further details and to see if other events may have been canceled since our last update. Thank you.

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Virtual Events

Pints and the Padre — May 20: 6:30 p.m. Holy Name of Jesus Young Adults in Wayzata’s monthly gathering for people ages 21 to 39. Includes book discussion and Q&A. RSVP for the link at http://www.hnoj.org/pints

Quarantine with Cozzens: Conversation for Young Adults — May 21: 7 p.m. Young adults are invited to join Bishop Andrew Cozzens and Vincenzo Randazzo for a Facebook Live and YouTube Live streamed conversation. More information.

Ordination to the diaconate — May 23: 10 a.m. livestream from the Cathedral of St. Paul. Ordinands for the archdiocese: James Bernard, St. Joseph, West St. Paul; William Duffert, St. Stephen, Anoka; Brian Kenneth Fischer, Cathedral of St. Paul, St. Paul; Michael Reinhardt, Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis; and Josh Salonek, St. Michael, St. Michael. Also being ordained are Brother Joseph Barron and Brother David Hottinger for Pro Ecclesia Sancta and Zephirino Tumwejunise for the Diocese of Kabale, Uganda. http://www.archspm.org/ordination

Ordination to the priesthood — May 30: 10 a.m. livestream from the Cathedral of St. Paul. Ordinands for the archdiocese: Deacon Austin Barnes, Deacon Clayton Forner, Deacon Nathan Hastings, Deacon Paul Hedman and Deacon Timothy Tran. Ordinands for Pro Ecclesia Sancta: Brother Yamato Oshima and Brother Cesar Martinez. http://www.archspm.org/ordination

Virtual Pentecost concert — May 31: 7 p.m. Musician David Haas will perform to raise awareness and funds for Interact Center for the Visual and Performing Arts, a St. Paul-based arts organization that supports artists with and without disabilities. http://www.Youtube.com/DavidHaasVideo

‘Praying with the Psalms’ retreat — June 1: St. Thomas More in St. Paul offering six-week retreat, “Praying with the Psalms: A Retreat in Daily Living.” Includes daily prayer and weekly small-group meetings, in person or online. May 25 registration. For more information, call the parish office 651-227-7669. http://www.morecommunity.org

Catechetical Institute School of Discipleship — June 2: 7 p.m. Online or in-person option for School of Discipleship at St. Pius X in White Bear Lake. Bible scholar Jeff Cavins will teach the four-week course on the basics of discipleship. $125. http://www.semssp.com/ci

Music

St. John’s Concert Series: An Instrument of Evangelization — May 14: 7 p.m. at St. John the Baptist, 680 Mill St., Excelsior. Receptions will follow the concerts. This events are free and open to the public.

Dining Out

 

Ongoing groups

Bridge 2019-2020 Season — Last Saturdays: 7–8:30 p.m. at Church of St. Joseph, 13015 Rockford Road, Plymouth. Contract (Party) bridge players wanted! All levels of players warmly welcomed. Interested individuals should simply show up. Tables, treats and tallies will be provided. For additional information, please contact Mike or Janet Malinowski 952-525-8708. https://stjosephparish.com/book-and-card-clubs.

Calix Society — First and third Sundays: 9–10:30 a.m. at Cathedral of St. Paul, 239 Selby Ave., St. Paul. A group of men, women, family or friends supporting the spiritual needs of recovering Catholic alcoholics. We meet the first and third Sundays in the assembly room downstairs. This is a potluck breakfast meeting. For more info call Kathy at 651-330-3387. http://www.calixsociety.org.

Career Transition Group — Third Thursdays: 7:30–8:30 a.m. at Holy Name of Jesus, 155 County Road 24, Wayzata. The Career Transition Group hosts speakers on various topics geared towards helping people who are looking for a job, change in career or to enhance job skills. The meetings also allow time for networking with others and opportunities for resume review. https://www.hnoj.org/career-transition-group.

Caregivers Support Group — Third Thursdays: 6:30 p.m. at Guardian Angels, 8260 Fourth St. N., Oakdale. For anyone juggling the challenges of life, health, career & caring for an aging parent, grandparent, or spouse. Discover blessings in caring for another. https://www.guardian-angels.org/event/1392201-2019-09-19-caregivers-support-group.

CARITAS cancer support group — Wednesdays: 10:30 a.m.–noon at St. Joseph’s Hospital, second floor, maternity classroom 2500, 45 W. 10th St., St. Paul.

Grieving with Hope — Second and fourth Tuesday each month at St. Ambrose, Pingatore Room, 4125 Woodbury Drive, Woodbury. 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. LeAnn at 651-768-3009. http://www.saintambroseofwoodbury.org.

Healing Hope grief support Second and Fourth Thursdays: 6 p.m. at St. Timothy, 707-89th Ave. NE, Blaine. Facilitated by Bob Bartlett, licensed therapist. No fees or required registration. churchofsttimothy.com.

Job transitions and networking group — Tuesdays: 7–8:30 a.m. at St. Joseph the Worker, 7180 Hemlock Lane, Maple Grove. Are you unemployed, underemployed, looking to make a job change? Then join us to network, share ideas and learn about the job search process. This faith based meeting will take place every Tuesday. For questions email Bob at bob.sjtw@gmail.com. http://www.sjtw.net/job-transition-networking-group.

Parish events

 

Prayer/worship

CANCELED through Aug. 31 Taize prayer — Third Fridays: 7–9 p.m. at St. Paul’s Monastery, 2675 Benet Road, Maplewood. Taize prayer is a world-wide phenomenon consisting of simple chants based on the Scriptures and periods of silence. It creates an environment that helps participants encounter the mystery of God. Refreshments follow. http://www.benedictinecenter.org.

Retreats

Teen day camp — June 15-18. Four hikes in four days around the metro area. Register at https://idretreats.org/2020-idretreats.

Adult canoeing retreat — June 28-July 4 in the Boundary Waters. Register at https://idretreats.org/2020-idretreats.

Teen hiking retreat July 27-31 at Voyageurs National Park. Register at https://idretreats.org/2020-idretreats.

Middle school girls’ hiking retreat Aug. 10-14 at Gooseberry Falls. Register at https://idretreats.org/2020-idretreats.

Adult Hiking Pilgrimage — Aug. 25-Sept. 1 in Turin, Italy. This pilgrimage is geared for those who want to deepen their understanding of the Theology of the Body while exploring the hometown and mountain playgrounds of Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati. This retreat will be led by Jen Messing and joined by a priest in hope that daily mass can be celebrated. https://idretreats.org/2020-idretreats/turin-pilgrimage.

Order Franciscans Secular (OFS) — Third Sundays: 1 p.m. at Catholic Charities, 1200 Second Ave. S., Minneapolis. Come and learn more about this group of lay Catholic men and women striving to observe the gospel of Jesus Christ by following the example of St. Francis who made Christ the inspiration and center of his life with God and people. 952-922-5523.

Ignatian men’s silent retreat — Thursday-Sunday most weeks at Demontreville Jesuit Retreat House, 8243 Demontreville Trail N., Lake Elmo. Let God meet you at a beautiful retreat location in Lake Elmo, MN. The cost is free will donation. http://www.demontrevilleretreat.com.

Conferences/Workshops

Respect Life Liaisons 2020 Spring Workshop — June 12: 8:15 a.m.–noon at Annunciation Catholic Church, 509 54th St. W., Minneapolis. Fr. Thomas McCabe, a local Archdiocesan Priest, will talk about the 25th anniversary of Saint John Paul II’s Evangelium Vitae – “The Gospel of Life,” which reiterated the view of the Catholic Church on the value of life and warned against violating the sanctity of human life. https://www.archspm.org/respect-life-2020-spring-workshop.

FertilityCare Practitioner Education Program — Aug. 8-15 at St. Joseph’s Hospital 45 W. 10th St., St. Paul. Twin Cities FertilityCare will host training for Practitioners who become highly trained to teach a highly effective method which offers real solutions for fertility-related health issues, infertility, and family planning. Applications due July 1. Contact karen@tcnfp.org or http://www.tcnfp.org.

Schools

 

Singles

Sunday Spirits walking group for 50-plus Catholic singles — ongoing Sundays. For Catholic singles to meet and make friends. The group usually meets in St. Paul on Sunday afternoons. Kay at 651-426-3103 or Al at 651-439-1203.

Singles group — ongoing second Saturday each month: 6:15 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul, 9100 93rd Ave. N., Brooklyn Park. Gather for a potluck supper, conversation and games. 763-425-0412.

Speakers

The Encyclicals and Faithful Citizenship — Aug. 15, Sept. 12, and Oct. 10: 5:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 6730 Nicollet Ave. S., Richfield. St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Richfield is hosting a series of speakers explaining how Catholic teaching relates to political promotions. We will also look at voting as a Catholic. The cost is a free will offering for dinner. Registration is required in order to prepare enough food. Sept. 12 will be a special event starting at 8:45 a.m., and the speaker will be Bishop Andrew Cozzens, discussing Catholic Moral Principles: Doing Good and Avoiding Evil. http://www.stpetersrichfield.org.

Building Resilient Communities speaker series — Second Mondays: 5:45–8 p.m. No speaker in Dec. or Apr. Location alternates between St. Joan of Arc, 4537 Third Ave. S., Minneapolis, and Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 4100 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis. This series will focus on creating a shared understanding of mental illness, personal and community resilience, and how we can respond and support individuals living with mental illness, chronic stress, or facing overwhelming experiences.

Young Adults

 

Other events

Knights of Columbus bingo — Wednesdays: 6–9 p.m. at Solanus Casey Council Hall, 1910 S. Greeley St., Stillwater.

Catholic Softball Group summer season — Thursdays starting May 7: 6:30–9:30 p.m. at 2950 Centerville Road, Little Canada. Come join our league (we had 8 teams last fall!) or come out and watch us play. Please visit catholicsoftballgroup.com/register to sign-up or receive more information.

Calendar submissions

DEADLINE: The Catholic Spirit is biweekly. Items should be submitted by noon Thursday, 14 days before the anticipated Thursday date of publication (Publication dates). Recurring or ongoing events must be submitted each time they occur.

LISTINGS: Accepted are brief notices of upcoming events hosted by Catholic parishes and institutions.

ITEMS MUST INCLUDE the following to be considered for publication in the calendar:

• Time and date of event.

• Full street address of event.

• Contact information in case of questions.

ONLINE: TheCatholicSpirit.com/CalendarSubmissions

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