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Ongoing groups

Faithful Spouses support group — Third Tuesday of each month: 7-8:30 p.m. in Smith Hall (second floor) of the Hayden Building, 328 Kellogg Blvd. W., St Paul. For those who are living apart from their spouses because of separation or divorce. 651-291-4438 or

Career Transition group meeting — Third Thursday of every month: 7:30 a.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Community, 155 County Road 24, Medina. The Career Transition Group is for people looking for work, changing careers, or looking to improve skills and network.

Dementia Support Group — Second Tuesday of every month: 7-9 p.m. at The Benedictine Center at St. Paul’s Monastery, 2675 Benet Road, Maplewood. 651-777-7251 or

Parish events

Theology on Tap — June 22, June 29, July 6, July 13, July 20: 6:30 p.m. O’Gara’s Bar & Grill, 164 Snelling Ave. North, St. Paul. All young adults ages 18-39 are invited to come to the next Theology on Tap series, presented by the Cathedral of Saint Paul Young Adults.

Thrift Sale at Immaculate Conception Columbia Heights — June 16-17 (8 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.) and June 18 bag sale (8 a.m. – Noon): 4030 Jackson St NE, Columbia Heights 763-788-9062

Cathedral Young Adults Sport Night — Fridays through September: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Rahn Athletic Park, 4440 Nicols Rd, Eagan.

Church of St. Boniface & the St. Boniface Catholic United Financial Rummage Sale June 17 (7 a.m. – 5 p.m.) — June 18 (8 a.m. – noon): 8801 Wildwood Ave., St. Bonifacius. 952-446-1054

Rummage & Bake Sale — June 17 – June 18: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., St. Michael’s Catholic Church 337 East Hurley St., West St. Paul

Annunciation Parish Rummage Sale – ”Recycling Since 1947” June 16, 17 and 18: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. 525 W 54th St. (54th & Lyndale Ave. S) Minneapolis.

47th Annual Chicken Cookout — June 19: 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. 51 Church Street, Elko New Market

Forming Consciences For Faithful Citizenship — June 21: 7:00 p.m., Church of St. Paul, 1740 Bunker Lake Blvd NE, Ham Lake

St. John’s Church Super Sale — June 23 – June 24, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., June 25, 9am-2pm: 12508 Lynn Avenue, Savage, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Savage is celebrating their 25th Anniversary of their Super Sale. $3 per person or $5 per family.

Holy Name of Jesus Annual Rummage Sale — June 24 (9 a.m. – 6 p.m.) — June 25 (9 a.m. – 6 p.m.): 155 County Road 24, Wayzata. Parish rummage sale to benefit local prolife and family-supporting agencies. Household goods, clothing, baby things, sporting goods, books, yard and garden supplies, great bargains.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Festival — June 25: noon – 8 p.m., 401 Concord Street, St. Paul.

Benefit Breakfast —June 26: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Stillwater Knights of Columbus Hall, 1910 South Greeley Street, Stillwater 651-430-3274.

Annual Mental Health Blessing & Ice Cream Social — June 26: 9:30 a.m. The Basilica of Saint Mary, 88 North 17th Street, Minneapolis. Contact Janet Grove at or 612.317.3508.

19th Annual Golf Tee-Off  — July 15: 12:30 p.m., CreeksBend Golf Course, 26826 Langford Avenue, New Prague

Nativity Grandparents Apostolate – Mary McClure presents “The Church Saved Me” – July 26: 8:45 – 10 a.m., 1900 Stanford Ave. St Paul.

The 14th Annual Pool Party — July 27: 5 p.m., The Basilica of Saint Mary, 88 North 17th Street, Minneapolis. Information and reservations: Marilyn, 736.541.9393 by July 20.

Block Party September 3 – September 4: 6 p.m. – 11 p.m., 13060 Lake Boulevard, PO Box 754, Lindstrom Annual Block Party Saturday: Silent Auction held on Sunday a.m.


Alan Ames: Mass & Healing Service — June 26: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Mary, Mother of the Church, 3333 E Cliff Road, Burnsville.

Mass with Fr Livingston & Healing Service with Alan Ames — June 27: 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Catholic Church of Saint Henry, 1001 East 7th Street, Monticello.

Healing Mass — July 15: 7 – 10 p.m., Holy Name of Jesus Church, 155 County Road 24, Wayzata. Fr. Michael Becker will be the celebrant. For information call Teresa at 763-553-1343.

Vespers for the Feast of Mary of Magdala — July 21: 6 p.m., The Basilica of Saint Mary, 88 North 17th Street, Minneapolis.

Taize Prayer — Third Friday of every month: 7 p.m. at The Benedictine Center at St. Paul’s Monastery, 2675 Benet Road, Maplewood. 651-777-7251 or


Into The Deep summer retreats — June 13-17, July 11-15, Aug. 1-5; Aug. 8-12; Sept. 17-21:

33 Days to Morning Glory Retreat — Monday mornings June 13 – July 18: 9 am – 10:30 a.m. Transfiguration Parish, 6133 15th Street No., Oakdale “Transfiguration Parish in Oakdale is offering a special opportunity to grow closer to Jesus through Mary: 33 Days to Morning Glory with Fr. Michael Gaitley on DVD., or call 651-366-2696. Registration Deadline: May 27

Silent Healing Retreat — July 21-24: 5:00 p.m. Bethel University 3900 Bethel Dr. St. Paul. Experience the power of God’s love and Mercy in this powerful healing retreat with Fr. Mathew Naickomparambil VC, Fr. Antony Thekkanath VC, Fr. Sunil Aenekatt VC with Sister Teresa.



Career Transition Group — May 15 and June 16: 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m., 155 County Road 24, Wayzata. “If you are between jobs or looking to develop your career, then the Career Transition Group at Holy Name of Jesus is the place to be. The Career Transition Group provides tools and resources to help people reach their career goals.


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. Mary at 763-323-3479 or Al at 651-482-0406.

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


Other events

Cappella Romana in Concert: New Worlds in Eastern Orthodox Church Music — June 23: 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m., 1600 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis. “The Rose Ensemble is proud to present Cappella Romana, the world-renowned vocal ensemble from Portland, Oregon, for a special concert in Minneapolis.

2016 Cities 97 Basilica Block Party — July 8 and 9: 5 p.m. – 10:30 p.m., The Basilica of Saint Mary, 88 North 17th Street, Minneapolis. The Basilica Block Party is back for year 22!

Little Flowers Girls Summer Camp — July 15 – 17: 2 p.m. (July 15) – 12 p.m. (July 17). 451 5th Street SW, Pine Island, Midwest Regional Little Flowers Girls Summer Camp. Hosted by Behold Publications and featuring founder, Rachel Watkins! Join other Catholic moms and daughters to continue to foster faith and relationship with God outside of the typical school year. In addition, the camp gives both girls and mothers the chance to meet and form friendships with other Catholic girls, leaders, and mothers in a fun setting. All Catholic girls over age 5 and their moms are invited.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend — July 15 – 17: Christ the King Retreat Center, 621 1st Ave. S., Buffalo.

Calendar submissions

DEADLINE: The Catholic Spirit is biweekly. Items should be submitted by noon Thursday, 14 days before the anticipated Thursday date of publication. 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.


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