Calendar

Dining out

Holy Cross breakfast fundraiser — Jan. 4: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Kolbe Hall on the Holy Cross campus,1621 University Ave. NE, Minneapolis. To purchase tickets and receive 20 percent off an adult ticket ($8 per adult in advance), contact (612) 760-5626 or holycrossmpls@aol.com. Tickets at the door are $10 per adult, $5 per child 12 and younger, and $30 maximum per family. Proceeds benefit the Kolbe Hall Restroom Remodel Project.

Wild Game Feed fundraiser for St. Timothy’s Outreach Program — Jan. 10: 5:30-7:30 p.m. at St. Timothy parish, 707 89th Ave. NE, Blaine. $10 for adults, $5 for children 4-12, free for children 3 and younger. All-you-can-eat, roast turkey for non-game eaters. Door prizes and silent auction.

Fish fry at Knights of Columbus Hall, Bloomington — Every Friday: 5 to 9 p.m. at 1114 American Blvd. Cost is $10.95. Call (952) 888-1492 for reservations.

Chicken and rib dinner at Knights of Columbus Hall, Bloomington — Every Wednesday: 5 to 9 p.m. at 1114 American Blvd. Cost is $12. Call (952) 888-1492 for reservations.

Music

Consortium Carissimi Project II: Monteverdi’s Marian Vespers of 1610 — Jan. 2 and Jan. 4: Jan. 2 at 7:30 p.m. and Jan. 4. at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of St. Mary at the St. Paul Seminary, 2260 Summit Ave., St. Paul. Click here to purchase tickets.

St. Mark’s Acoustic Cafe — Jan. 10: 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Carolyn Hall, across the street from St. Mark (2001 Dayton Ave., St. Paul). Cost is $5. For more information, visit http://www.saintmark-mn.org.

Parish events

Father Jerry Dvorak’s Crèche Exhibit — through Jan. 24 in the south annex and lower level of St. Peter parish, 6730 Nicollet Ave. S., Richfield. Exhibit hours include: Sundays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Exceptions to the exhibit hours include: Christmas Eve from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Christmas Day from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; and New Year’s Day from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. There will be no exhibit hours on New Year’s Eve. For more information or to make a group appointment, call the parish office at (612) 866-5089.

Knights of Columbus bingo sponsored by N.W.-Hennepin K.C. Council #11941 — Jan. 11: 1-3 p.m. at Mary Queen of Peace Church Hall-St. Martin campus, 21304 Church Ave., Rogers.

Prayer/liturgy

Christmastide Taizé Prayer — Jan. 2: 7:30 p.m. at St. Richard, 7540 Penn. Ave. S., Richfield. For more information, visit http://www.strichards.com, connect on Facebook or call (612) 869-2426.

First Friday Devotions — Jan. 2: St. Michael in West St. Paul. 6-7 p.m. confessions, 6:30 p.m. rosary, 7 p.m. Mass, 7-8:30 p.m. exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with Divine Mercy Chaplet and Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, followed by social time/fellowship. 337 E. Hurley St., West St. Paul (651) 457-2334, http://www.stmichaelwsp.org.

For 30-somethings: A Pre-Taize Gathering — Jan. 16: 6-7 p.m. at The Benedictine Center, a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters of St. Paul’s Monastery, located at 2675 Benet Road, Maplewood. Free-will offering. To register online, visit http://www.stpaulsmonastery.org and follow the link to the Benedictine Center. For more information, call (651) 777-7251 or email benedictinecenter@stpaulsmonastery.org.

Healing Mass with Father Jim Livingston — Jan. 20: 7 p.m. rosary followed by Mass at St. Gabriel the Archangel-St. Joseph campus, 1310 Mainstreet, Hopkins. For more information, call Barb at (952) 933-8423 or visit http://www.stgabrielhopkins.org.

Retreats

“On the Crest of a New Year” day retreat — Dec. 31: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at The Benedictine Center, a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters at St. Paul’s Monastery, 2675 Benet Road, Maplewood. The $50 cost includes meals. For those who want to stay overnight, an $80 cost includes lodging and meals. To register, visit http://www.stpaulsmonastery.org and follow the link to the Benedictine Center. For more information, call (651) 777-7251 or email benedictinecenter@stpaulsmonastery.org.

Retreat for Young Adults (age 18 – 35) presented by Friars Leo Payyappilly, OFM Conv., and Tony Vattaparambil, OFM Conv., of Young Adult Franciscan Ministries in Louisville, Ky., and Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center, Prior Lake — Jan. 2-3: Check in 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2 (dinner at 7:15), Mass Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Dinner and departure Saturday at 8 p.m. at Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center, 16385 Saint Francis Lane, Prior Lake, MN 55372. The cost of $95 includes four meals, and individual overnight accommodations. For more information and to register, call (952) 447-2182 or visit http://www.franciscanretreats.net.

First Saturday Morning of Recollection with Sister Mary Juliana, O.P. — Jan. 3: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Paul, 239 Selby Ave., St. Paul.

“The Joy of the Gospel” Men’s Weekend Silent Retreat presented by King’s House Preaching Team — Jan. 9 – 11  at Christ the King Retreat Center, 621 First Ave. S., Buffalo. Suggested offering: $150 per person ($30 deposit required per person). For more information, call (763) 682-1394 or visit http://www.kingshouse.com.

“The Joy of the Gospel” Men’s Weekend Silent Retreat presented by King’s House Preaching Team — Jan. 16 –18 at Christ the King Retreat Center, 621 First Ave. S., Buffalo. Suggested offering: $150 per person ($30 deposit required per person). For more information, call (763) 682-1394 or visit http://www.kingshouse.com.

St. Mary’s Parish Women’s Retreats: St. Mary’s Parish in New Trier, Minnesota invites women of all ages to come and experience a retreat that would unfold in a historic, Catholic, country parish setting. Experience peaceful, quiet surroundings enhanced by beautiful architecture and fresh country air. Retreats are available for individuals and for small groups. Private retreats and directed retreats can be arranged. Book your Advent retreat now. For more information call (651) 343-4614.

Singles

Catholic Singles Adults Club of the Twin Cities’ annual Christmas holiday dinner/dance for Catholic singles — Jan. 10: 5:30 p.m. to midnight at the Richfield American Legion, 6501 Portland Ave. S., Richfield. Dinner and dance, $25; dance only, $10. Reservations for dinner must be received by Dec. 29. Mail check (made payable to: CSAC) to Carl Bergstrom, 382 N. Pierce St., Apt. 7, St. Paul, MN 55104. For more information, call Carl at (651) 603-1412.

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. For information, call 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. For information, call (763) 425-0412.

School events

Benilde-St. Margaret’s School open house — Jan. 7: 6 – 8:30 p.m. at Benilde-St. Margaret’s School, 2501 Highway 100 S., St. Louis Park. Application deadline for new seventh-and-ninth grade students is Jan. 13. For more information and to register for the open house, call (952) 915-4345 or visit http://www.bsmschool.org/admissions.

Cretin-Derham Hall open house for seventh and eighth grade students and their families — Jan. 8: 6:30-8:30 p.m. at 550 S. Albert St., St. Paul. Guests are encouraged to use the main entrance of the school on Albert Street. For more information, contact Tony Leseman, admissions director, at (651) 696-3302 or tleseman@c-dh.org.

Providence Academy Open House — Jan. 8: 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Providence Academy, 15100 Schmidt Lake Road, Plymouth. For more information, to RSVP or schedule a personal tour, contact the Providence Academy Admissions Office at (763) 258-2502 to RSVP or visit http://www.providenceacademy.org/RSVP.

Hill-Murray School Winter Open House — Jan. 12: 6-8:30 p.m. at Hill-Murray School, 2625 Larpenteur Ave. E., Maplewood. For more information, contact Kelly Tronstad at (651) 748-2420 or visit http://www.hill-murray.org.

Saint Agnes School Open House — Jan. 13: 6:30 p.m. at Saint Agnes Catholic School, 530 Lafond Ave., St. Paul. For more information, call the Admissions Office at (651) 925-8803 or visit http://www.saintagnesschool.org.

Faithful Shepherd Catholic School open house — Jan. 25: 1-3 p.m. at 3355 Columbia Drive, Eagan. For more information or to RSVP, visit http://www.fscsmn.org.

Young adults

Young Adult Sports Nights — Every Friday: 6:30 to 9 p.m. at St. Agnes, 535 Thomas Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55103. Join young adults from across the archdioceses for fun and friendly games of volleyball and dodgeball at St. Agnes! All people 18-39 are welcome. We begin and end each night with prayer. Many people continue the fellowship at a near-by restaurant afterwards.

Speakers

Totino-Grace Speaker Series — Dec. 3; Feb. 25; Apr. 29: 7 p.m. at 1350 Gardena Ve NE, Fridley. Speakers in order of appearance: Jeff Cavins, Andrew Blake, Kirsten Dawson. For more information, contact Kelly at (763) 571-9116 x212 or visit http://www.totinograce.org/news/detail.aspx?LinkId=6883&ModuleId=51. Admission is free. 

Workshops

Dementia support group — Jan. 13: 7-9 p.m. at The Benedictine Center, a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters of St. Paul’s Monastery, located at 2675 Benet Road, Maplewood. Free-will offering. To register online, visit http://www.stpaulsmonastery.org and follow the link to the Benedictine Center. For more information, call (651) 777-7251 or email benedictinecenter@stpaulsmonastery.org.

Annulment/Dissolution Workshop (parish liaison personnel training) sponsored by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ Metropolitan Tribunal — Feb. 24: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hayden Center, 328 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul. This training session is for new parish liaisons, as well as any other parish liaisons who need a refresher course, and any priests, deacons or advocates who wish to attend. For more information, contact Cheryl Rutz or Linda Botkin of the Tribunal staff at (651) 291-4466 or tribunal@archspm.org. Register by Feb.13. There is no charge for this training, but advance registration is requested. Please leave your name, telephone number and email address to be notified in the event of a change of schedule.

Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage seminar — Jan. 24: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at St. Joseph parish, 13900 Biscayne Ave. W., Rosemount. For more information and to register, call Ron and Sue Wagener at (612) 501-906.

Jeff Cavins’ Bible Timeline — Sept. 30 through April: 24 week study, Tuesday morning and evening Session: 9 to 11 a.m. or 7 to 9 p.m., Sept 30th through April at Transfiguration Catholic Church, 6133 15th St. North, Oakdale. Take a journey through the entire Bible, going deep into each period of salvation history. Uncover the meaning of Scripture and grow in your knowledge and appreciation for the written Word of God! $42/person or $80/couple. Call Marilyn Crow at 651-731-0501 or email JCstudy@transfigurationmn.org.

That Man is You! Men’s Ministry  — Tuesdays starting Sept. 30: 6:45-7:30 p.m. 30pm in the Parish Center at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 4625 W. 125th Street, Savage.Created by Steve Bollman, found and president of Paradisus Dei in Houston, Tex., TMIY! combines the best research from science with the teachings of the Catholic faith and the wisdom of the saints to develop a vision of a man fully alive. The 26-week series is divided into two 13-week semesters, and includes presentation, small group discussion and fellowship. There is no fee to attend. Good-will donations are welcome To learn more or to register, contact George Heim at geo55337@yahoo.com or call (952) 890 9434.

Other events

Nativity Men’s Club Annual Christmas Tree Lot — Nov. 28 to Dec. 22: Mon. to Thurs. from 5:30 to 8 p.m.; Fri. from 3 to 8 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sun. from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.  For more information, contact Jim Lonetti at (651) 399-5155 or jimlonetti@gmail.com.

 

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