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Summer Concert – A Night in Rio — July 29: 7:30 p.m.–8:45 p.m. at 8260 4th Street N, Oakdale

Heaven Help Us Players presents Some Enchanted Evening, The Songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein – Aug. 12-14: 7 p.m. at Bonaventure Church, 901 E. 90th St., Bloomington. or or

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

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

Our Lady of Guadalupe Summer Garage Sale — July 29 – 31: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. at 401 Concord St., Saint Paul  651-228-0506

Holy Cross rummage sale — Aug. 3 (5–8 p.m.) Aug. 4 (10 a.m.–6 p.m.) Aug. 5 (10 a.m.– 2 p.m.) at 1630 4th St. N.E., Minneapolis.

Fun Fest-Summer Jam Festival at Immaculate Conception — Aug. 5-7: at 4030 Jackson St. NE, Columbia Heights. 763-788-9062

St. John the Baptist Parish Festival — Aug. 7: 11 a.m.–4:30 p.m. at 18380 Columbus St., Dayton.

All Saints Garage Sale — Aug. 10 (1–8 p.m.), Aug. 11 (10 a.m.–7 p.m.), Aug. 12 (1 p.m.–6 p.m.) and Aug. 13 (8 a.m.–noon) at 19795 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville.

Corn Days Festival at St. George — Aug. 13–14: 1 p.m. at 133 N. Brown Road, Long Lake.

Corn Fest at St. Gerard — Aug. 19 and 2o: 6-11 p.m. at 9600 Regent Ave. N., Brooklyn Park.

Holy Trinity Festival and BBQ Competition — Aug. 20: 4-9 p.m. at 506 Common Street, Waterville.

Blessed Sacrament Fun Fest — Aug. 20 and 21: 9 a.m.-10 p.m. at 2119 Stillwater Ave., St. Paul.

St. Genevieve Parish Festival — August 21: 11 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at 6995 Centerville Road, Centerville.

Veseli Ho-Down at Most Holy Trinity — Aug. 21: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at 4939 N. Washington, Veseli.

Saint Henry’s Fun Fest — Aug. 27 and 28: 4-10 p.m. at Saint Henry, 101 E. 7th St., Monticello.

Saint Anne Parish Festival — Aug. 28: 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at 200 Hamel Road, Hamel. 763-478-6644.

Block Party — September 3 and 4: 6–11 p.m. at St. Bridget of Sweden, 13060 Lake Boulevard.

St. Timothy’s Carnival — Sept. 9-11: 5 p.m. at 707 89th Ave. N.E., Blaine. 763-784-1329 or

Stars Are Out Tonight — September 9: 5–9 p.m. at Academy of Holy Angels, 6600 Nicollet Avenue S., Richfield.

St. Ignatius parish festival — Sept. 10: 4-9:30 p.m. at 35 Birch St. E., Annandale.

Centennial Mass and Luncheon Reception — Sept. 11: 11 a.m. at Church of the Holy Name, 3637 11th Avenue S., Minneapolis. RSVP by August 30.

Guardian Angels Fall Festival — Sept. 16-18: 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at 8260 4th St. N., Oakdale.

Divine Mercy Catholic Church & School SPIRIT FEST! — Sept. 17 and 18: 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. at Divine Mercy, 139 Mercy Dr., Faribault.

Fall Festival – Most Holy Redeemer Church — Sept. 25: 10:45 a.m.–5 p.m. at 206 Vine Ave. W. Montgomery.


First Friday Day of Prayer — Aug. 5, Sept. 2, Oct. 7, Nov. 4 and Dec. 2: 8 a.m.–8 p.m. at 7540 Penn Ave. S., Richfield.

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 — Aug. 1-5; Aug. 8-12; Sept. 17-21:

Retreat: Centering Prayer & Lectio Divina — August 12-August 17: 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Monastery, 2675 Benet Road, Maplewood. More info: 651-777-7251 or




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.


Autumn: A Season for Letting Go — Sept. 22: 7-9 p.m. at St. Paul’s Monastery, 2675 Benet Road, Maplewood.

Other events

Father Cletus Basekela 45th Anniversary —  July 31: 10:30 a.m. at St. Jerome, 380 E. Roselawn, Maplewood.

Catholic Charismatic Renewal Office Annual Summer Conference — Aug. 5 (9 a.m.–8 p.m.)-6 (6–9:30 p.m.): St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 2600 N Margaret St., North St. Paul. 763-571-5314.

Saint Therese Foundation Golf Open — Aug. 18: Noon at Oak Marsh Golf Club, 526 Inwood Ave. N, Oakdale

Art Exhibit: Movement = Life — Aug. 30-November 18: 9 a.m.–6 p.m. at St. Paul’s Monastery, 2675 Benet Road, Maplewood. Free exhibit features work of interdisciplinary artist, Lara Hanson

Pottery Retreat — Sept. 11 (1 p.m.) and 12 (12 p.m.) at St. Paul’s Monastery, 2675 Benet Road, Maplewood.

Iconography Workshop — Sept. 12 – 16: 9 a.m.–5 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 4625 West 125th Street, Savage.

A Great Discussion — Sept. 15: 7-9 p.m. St. Paul’s Monastery, 2675 Benet Road, Maplewood.

Is Spiritual Direction for You? — Sept. 20: 7-9 p.m. at St. Paul’s Monastery, 2675 Benet Road, Maplewood.

Share the Harvest: A Creative Exploration — Sept. 27: 5-7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Monastery, 2675 Benet Road, Maplewood.

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