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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.

Parish events 

Reduce – Reuse Rummage sale at St. John Vianney in South St. Paul, April 24 to 26: Thursday 4 to 7, Pre sale, $2 entry fee: Friday 9 to 7, no fee and Saturday 10 to 2, Bag sale, $2 a bag at 1815 Bromley, lower level.

SpringFest at St. Michael, Prior Lake — April 25 to 27: Features live music by Steve Millar and Diamondhead, beer tent, 5K Fun Run, kids tent, teen activities, Crafter’s Corner, silent auction, marketplace, Knights of Columbus Breakfast and  more. For information, visit

 Annual Spring Luncheon “Festival of Tables IX” at All Saints, Minneapolis — April 26: 11 a.m. at the corner of Fifth Street and Fifth Avenue N.E. Social Hour and table viewing great food, entertainment, silent auction, raffles and prizes.  Tickets are $24.  No tickets sold at the door.  For tickets call (763) 571-0811.

Organ Recital at St. Olaf, Minneapolis — April 26: 1:30 p.m. at 215 S Eighth St. Gregory Peterson, Organist — professor of organ and church music, college organist and head of the  music department at Luther College.

Children’s Clothing and Toy Sale at St. Joseph the Worker, Maple Grove – April 26: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  All items 30% off at noon at 7180 Hemlock Lane N. Spring and Summer children’s clothing size newborn-14. Toys, shoes, baby stuff, books, DVDs, and lots more!

Parish Dinner at St. Cecilia, St. Paul — April 27: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 2357 Bayless Place.  Cost is $9 (children under 8 free).

Blessed Trinity’s Eighth Annual Fiesta Latina at Assumption, Richfield — April 27: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 305 E. 77th St. Fun for the whole family including music, entertainment, games, 50/50 cash raffle, prize raffles and  homemade authentic food.  Visit or call the school office at (612) 866-6906 for more information.

Council of Catholic Women meeting at St. Helena, Minneapolis — April 29: 7:30 p.m. at 3204 E 43rd St. Dr. Deborah Savage, Professor of Theology and Philosophy at the St Paul Seminary School of Divinity, will present ”John Paul II Speaks to Women.” Cost is $5, complimentary tickets are available. Reservations are not necessary. Call (612) 729-9445 or (612) 729-7344 with questions.

Rummage sale at Holy Childhood, St. Paul — May 1 to 3: Thursday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (bag day) at 1435 Midway Parkway. There will be clothing, housewares, books, toys, furniture, plants, and more.

Rummage Sale at Holy Name, Minneapolis — May 1 to 3: Preview sale Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Admission is $1 per person. Friday hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Saturday is Bag Day from 9 a.m. to noon. Each bag of sale items is $1. Located at 3637 11th Ave. S. For more information, call (612) 724-5465 or visit our website at

‘Queen of May’ dinner and auction to benefit Immaculate Conception School, Columbia Heights – May 2:  5:30 p.m. at 4030 Jackson St. N.E.  Enjoy a buffet dinner, silent and live auctions and entertainment.  Reserved tickets are $30 and available at the parish office.  For information visit or call (763) 788-9065.

Ladies High Tea at St. Peter, Richfield — May 3: 11 a.m. at 6730 Nicollet Ave. S. The theme will be “Japanese Garden” with presenter Lionel Flood from the Minnesota Bonsai Society.  The cost is $15.00 per person.  Tickets must be purchased in advance.  Call the parish office at (612) 866-5089 for reservation information.

Spring Salad Luncheon at Guardian Angels, Oakdale — May 3: Noon at 8260 4th St. N. Entertainment features SASS, a female barbershop quartet. The theme this year is Kentucky Derby. Homemade hats are encouraged. Tickets may be purchased online at

Auction Gala at St. Charles Borromeo, St. Anthony —May 3:  6:30 to 11 p.m. at 2727 Stinson Blvd. N.E. This adult-only event will feature an evening of live music, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, cocktails, beverages, specialty games of chance,  baskets, silent auction, and a live auction.  For information and registration, visit Tickets are $20 per person.

Spring festival at Presentation of Mary Church, Maplewood — May 3 and 4: at 1725 Kennard St. Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  All events open, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mosaica Band at 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Acapulco Mexican buffet, 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. bingo. Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.  All events open, chicken dinner, 4 p.m. Raffle drawing in the Gym. Both days: Stipes carnival rides, kiddieland, pull-tabs, raffle tickets, theme baskets, food booths, beer booth, Grandma’s Attic, silent auction, cake walk, and kittenball tournament.

Madonna luncheon and 500 card party at St. Genevieve Parish Community Center, Centerville — May 5: Noon at 6995 Centerville Rd. Cost is $8.50 and tickets available at the door. For information,  call (651) 429-7937

Annual Spring Fling at St. Michael, Farmington  — May 7: 5:30 to 9 p.m. at 22120 Denmark Ave. Features dinner, silent auction and casino games. Tickets are $50 per person. Childcare will be available. Proceeds benefit the LIFE program. Call (651) 463-3360 for more information or to purchase tickets.

‘The impact of pornography on children, youth and culture’ at Lumen Christi, St. Paul — May 7: 7 to 9 p.m. at 2055 Bohland Ave.  Learn about what children and teenagers are currently exposed to in the media, how you can help them navigate a pornified culture, and how the impact of pornography has escalated through the reach of technology.

Garage sale at St. Bonaventure, Bloomington — May 7 and 8: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at 901 E. 90th St. Half-price Thursday morning and $2 bags from noon to 4 p.m.

Catholic Man Night at Sacred Heart, Robbinsdale — May 9: 6:30 p.m. holy hour/confessions/talk, 7:30 p.m. Dinner (burgers/brats/beer) and 8 p.m. raffle, discussion, fellowship at 4087 W. Broadway. Bishop Andrew Cozzens will present, “The Miracle of the Resurrection.”


Solemn Choral Vespers at St. Mary, St. Paul — April 13: 5 p.m. at 261 Eighth St. E. A soup supper will follow, free will offering.

Prayer/ liturgy

Special Mass for National Guard  34th Combat Aviation Brigade at St. Joseph, West St. Paul — April 6: 2:30 p.m. at 1154 Seminole Ave. Special Mass for this unit and their families as they prepare to deploy. All are welcome.

Living Stations of the Cross at St. Peter, North St. Paul — April 13: 3 p.m. at 2600 N. Margaret St. Presented by Servants of the Cross. For information, visit

‘The King of Love’ passion play for singers, choir and orchestra at St. Casimir, St. Paul — April 13: 3 p.m. at 935 E. Geranium Ave. Reception to follow. This event is free and open to all.

Vespers service at St. Mary, St. Paul — April 13: 5 p.m. at 261 E. Eighth St. The parish choir will sing motets. Soup Supper following. Free will offering.

Living Stations of the Cross at Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Maplewood — April 18: Noon at 1725 Kennard St. Presented by Servants of the Cross. For information, visit

Living Stations of the Cross at Transfiguration, Oakdale — April 18: 7 p.m. at 6133 15th St. N. Presented by Servants of the Cross. For information, visit


‘A Women’s Journey With God,’ weekend retreat at Villa Maria Retreat and Conference Center, Frontenac — April 11 to 13: Begins at 6 p.m. Friday at 29847 County Road 2 Blvd. The retreat will bring space into your life to focus on your own personal faith journey, with dynamic presentations, introduction to contemplation and outdoor experiences. Featured speakers: Sr. Pauline Lorch, OSU and Sr. Adele Brennan, OSU. Mass on Saturday evening. Call (651) 345-4582.

Women’s Palm Sunday retreat at Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center, Prior Lake — April 11 to 13: 7:30 p.m. Friday to 12:15 p.m. Sunday at 16385 St. Francis Lane. Register by calling (952) 447-2182 or visit

Women’s silent weekend retreat at Christ the King Retreat Center, Buffalo —April 11 to 13: Theme is Blessed are the Peacemakers, presented by the King’s House Preaching team. Cost is $150 per person. For information, visit

Men’s Holy week retreat at Christ the King Retreat Center, Buffalo —April 16 to 19: Theme is Sacred Time, Sacred Meaning, presented by Father Bill Mason, OMI. Cost is $210 per person. For information, visit

Triduum Retreat at Benedictine Center, Maplewood — April 17 to 19: Participants will experience the three most sacred days of the church year with the Benedictine sisters of St. Paul’s Monastery. Facilitated by Carol Rennie a Benedictine Sister, spiritual director and former prioress of the monastery, who will help participants deepen their appreciation of the narratives, symbols and lived experience of Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday. It also includes worship, rest and free time. Spiritual direction is also available. The $160 cost includes lodging and meals. To register online, go to and follow the link to the Benedictine Center. For more information, call (651) 777-7251 or email: The Benedictine Center, a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters at St. Paul’s Monastery, is located at 2675 Benet Road in Maplewood.

Men’s Holy Week retreat at Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center, Prior Lake — April 17 to 19: 5:30 p.m. Thursday to 12:15 p.m. Saturday at 16385 St. Francis Lane. Register by calling (952) 447-2182 or visit

Mini-Retreat: Believing Despite the Evidence at Benedictine Center, Maplewood —  May 10: 9 a.m. to noon at 2675 Benet Road. Participants will examine the resurrection of Christ as a lesson in hope, and learn that the tomb was a beginning and not the end. Father Michael Byron, associate professor of Theology at Saint Paul Seminary and pastor of St. Pascal’s Church in St. Paul, will lead the retreat. Cost is $30. For information, visit and click on Benedictine Center.

Day Retreat for Physically and/or Mentally Challenged Adults at St. Alphonsus, Brooklyn Center — May 17: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 7025 Halifax Ave. N. Cost is $20 and includes lunch and optional dinner. The retreat will include Mass, Adoration, Sacrament of Reconciliation and quiet time for prayer and reflection. The day will also include singing, bingo and crafts. Caregivers are also welcome. For more information, contact Deacon Sean or Joan Curtan at (651) 291-4543 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. 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. Ga-ther for a potluck supper, conversation and games. For information, call (763) 425-0412.

Singles 50-plus Second Sunday Supper at St. Joan of Arc, Minneapolis — April 13: 5 p.m. social hour, 6 p.m. dinner and 7 p.m. entertainment at 4537 Third Ave. S. Cost is $10. Entertinment is guitarist Steve Kramer. For information, visit

Young adults

West Metro Young Adults Theology on Tap at Mozza Mia, Edina — April 22: Doors open at 7 p.m. at 3910 W. 50th St. Dr. Deborah Savage will speak on Pope John Paul II and Divine Mercy.  For information, visit

West Metro Young Adults Theology on Tap at Mozza Mia, Edina — April 29: Doors open at 7 p.m. at 3910 W. 50th St. Alyssa Bormes will speak on “Why We Need Jerry Springer and Reality TV.” For information, visit

West Metro Young Adults Theology on Tap at Mozza Mia, Edina — May 6: Doors open at 7 p.m. at 3910 W. 50th St.  Dr. William Stevenson will speak on, “Faith and Reason: Are They  Compatible?” For information, visit

West Metro Young Adults Theology on Tap at Mozza Mia, Edina — May 13: Doors open at 7 p.m. at 3910 W. 50th St. Ken Fitzgerald will speak on dating and relationships. For information, visit

West Metro Young Adults Theology on Tap at Mozza Mia, Edina — May 20: Doors open at 7 p.m. at 3910 W. 50th St. Sister Mary Juliana Cox will speak on “Marian Devotion.” For information, visit

West Metro Young Adults Theology on Tap at Mozza Mia, Edina — May 27: Doors open at 6:15 p.m. at 3910 W. 50th St. Bishop Andrew Cozzens will be on hand for “Grill the Bishop.” For information, visit

School events

Spring open house at Academy of  Holy Angels, Richfield — April 24: 6 p.m. at 6600 Nicollet Ave. S. For students entering grades 9 to 12. Email or for information.

Oklahoma! presented at Cretin-Derham Hall, St. Paul — April 25 to 27 and May 2 to 4: Performances are on Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors and are available for purchase in the main office or at the box office before each performance.

A Taste of CDH at Cretin-Derham Hall, St.Paul — April 26: 6 p.m. at 55 S. Albert St. Admission includes all food and beverage items offered by 30 area restaurants and vendors with a CDH connection, including O’Gara’s, Plum’s, Mancini’s, Skinner’s, Cossetta’s, Shamrocks, Luci Ancora, El Burrito Mercado, the Lift Bridge Brewery and more. Food service will continue until 9 p.m. Adult beverages and refreshments will be available for sale. There will also be live music. Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door. Visit for information.

Rummage sale at Blessed TrinitySchool, Richfield — May 7 to 10: Presale Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. with $1 admission. Sale continues Thursday  from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday (half price day) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday (bag day) from 8 a.m. to noon at 6720 Nicollet Ave. S.



Convent Living: A weekend sample at Holy Childhood Parish Convent, St. Paul —  April 12 to 13: Noon Saturday to noon Sunday at 1427 Midway Parkway. Pray with the Sisters, help at a shelter, Mass together. For women 20-40 interested in a Sister’s vocation. Contact Sister Patricia Tekippe, FSPA, (612) 756.2508 or


Other events

Saint Therese Youth Volunteer Awards celebration at Saint Therese at Oxbow Lake, Club and Dining Room, Brooklyn Park — April 23: 6:30 p.m. reception and 7 p.m. program at 5200 Oak Grove Pkwy. Saint Therese is grateful for the many youth volunteers who make a difference in the lives of older adults on our campuses and in the community. We would like to recognize these dedicated individuals through this scholarship program. Scholarship winners have been notified. Please RSVP by April 16 at (763) 531-5075 or

An Evening with Joan Borysenko, Ph.D. at St. Catherine University, St. Paul — April 24: 7 p.m. at the O’Shaughnessy, 2004 Randolph Ave. She will present, “The Art and Science of Resilience: From Surviving to Thriving.” For information, visit or call the Ticket Office at (651) 690-6700

Wild Game Dinner at Knights of Columbus Hall, Bloomington — April 29: Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for a social, silent auction, meat raffles, and pull tabs. Buffet dinner of venison, buffalo, pheasant and other game at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25. Located at 1114 W. American Blvd. For information, call (952) 888-1492 or visit

Siena Symposium Conference: Woman as Prophet and Servant of Truth at the University of St. Thomas, St.Paul — May 3: 7:30 p.m. at the Owens Science Building, 3M Auditorium. Keynote address by Mary Eberstadt on “How the West Lost God.”  Eberstadt is the author of several books, including Adam and Eve After the Pill.

67th annual Archdiocesan Family Rosary Procession at the state capitol, St. Paul – May 4: Gather at 1:30 p.m., procession starts at 2 p.m. Pray the Rosary in procession from the State Capitol to the Cathedral of Saint Paul. The prayer intention is for a ‘new springtime’ for the virtue of purity in our culture and a deeper understanding of the holiness of marriage and family life. At the Cathedral we will renew the consecration of our archdiocese to Mary, offer prayers for marriage and the family and close with adoration and Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Details at


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