Dining out

Spring salad luncheon — April 25: Noon-2 p.m., Guardian Angels, 8260 4th St. N, Oakdale. $10.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Women’s Guild Victorian Tea — April 25: 1-3 p.m. in the church hall, 701 Fillmore St. NE, Minneapolis, 55413. Four-course meal, beverages and entertainment. Pre-registration required: Send check and number of adults and children to address above by April 22. Adults, $12.50; children (10 and under), $6. For more information, call (612) 379-8827.

Blessed Trinity’s Fiesta Latina — April 26: 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Assumption Church, 305 E. 77th St., Richfield. Food, music, games. Information:

Taste of St. Mary — April 26: 11a.m.-2 p.m., St. Mary Church, 261 E. Eighth St., St. Paul. Ethnic foods, flea market and bake sale. Questions: (651) 222-2619.

“Queen of May” dinner and auction — May 1: 5:30 p.m., 4030 Jackson St. NE, Columbia Heights, to benefit Immaculate Conception School. Reserve tickets: (763) 788-9062 or

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 and entertainment

“Hairspray” — April 24-26 and May 1-3: 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Spring musical at Cretin-Derham Hall, 525 S. Albert St., St. Paul.$10 adults, $8 students and seniors.

“Walkin’ Shoes” — April 26: 7 p.m., St. Joan of Arc, 4537 Third Ave. S, Minneapolis. Kevin Kling, Dan Chouinard, Prudence Johnson reprise MPR touring show. $20. Tickets at the door, online at (concert series) or call (612) 823-8205.

Cretin-Derham Hall spring concerts: Jazz band, 7 p.m. May 7; spring choral, 7 p.m. May 12; spring band, 7 p.m. May 20. 525 S. Albert St., St. Paul.

Concert for the Common Good — May 9: 1 p.m. at St. Olaf Church, 215 S. Eighth St., Minneapolis. Parish choir joins From Age to Age Choral Music Ensemble. Concert benefits Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis and Exodus Residence at St. Olaf Church. $20 adults, $10 children ages 12 and under. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit, or contact Anne Susag at (612) 767-6214 or Tickets also available at the door.

“Music for the Soul” — May 15: 7:30 p.m., South Metro Chorale spring concert featuring Faure’s “Requiem.” St. Richard, 7540 Penn Ave. S, Richfield. $12 adults, $8 seniors and students. Tickets at the door or online at

Parish events

Auction gala — April 25: 6-11 p.m., St. Charles Borromeo School Gymnasium, 2727 Stinson Blvd., Minneapolis. $20 per person. Auction list and registration:

St. Mark 125th anniversary dinner — April 25: 5 p.m. Mass followed by dinner, music, entertainment. $16, children 6 and under free. Reservation required for dinner by April 10 online at or (651) 645-5717. St. Mark, 2001 Dayton Ave., St. Paul.

Parish 125th anniversary mission — April 28-30: 7-8:30 p.m., St. Mark, 2001 Dayton Ave., St. Paul. “The Jesus of St. Mark,” with Father John Paul Erickson. Free.

“The Grandparent Presence – Is it a Role or Something More” — April 29: 8:45 a.m. at Steiner Hall, Navtivity of Our Lord Church, 1900 Stanford Ave., St. Paul. Prayer, discussion, fellowship and refreshments with presenter Deacon Russ Kocemba. For more information, contact Lilee at (651) 414-9367.

Rummage Sale — April 30-May 2: Preview sale 4-8 p.m. April 30 ($1 admission); 9 a.m.-6 p.m. May 1; 9 a.m.-noon May 2 ($1 bag sale). Holy Name, 3637 11th Ave. S, Minneapolis.

Treasure Hunt garage sale — May 1-2: 4-8 p.m. May 1 ($3 admission); 8 a.m.-4 p.m. May 2; Haben Center, Benilde-St. Margaret’s, 2501 Hwy. 100 S, St. Louis Park.

High tea — May 3: 2-4 p.m. St. Albert the Great, corner of E. 29th St. and 32nd Ave. S, Minneapolis. $10 adults, $5 children under 13. Reservations by April 29. Call (612) 724-3643.

Spring craft sale — May 2-3: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 2, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. May 3, Guardian Angels Church, 8260 Fourth St. N, Oakdale. Information:

Supporting birth mothers — May 3: 5:30 p.m. Author Judy Liautaud to share story of teen pregnancy and adoption with message of hope and healing. Includes light dinner and fellowship. Non-denominational. Women 16 and older welcome. Free. RSVP by May 1 at St. Katharine Drexel, 7101 143rd Ave. NW, Ramsey.

Spring Madonna Luncheon and 500 card party — May 4: Noon at St. Genevieve’s Parish Community Center, 6995 Centerville Road, Centerville. $9 tickets are available at the door. Hosted by St. Genevieve’s Council of Catholic Women. For more information, call (651) 429-7937.

Bloomington garage sale — May 5-7: May 5 preview sale 5:30-7:30 p.m. ($1 admission); May 6, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; May 7, half price at 9 a.m. and $2/bag from 12-4 p.m. Ambrose Hall at St. Bonaventure Church, 90th Street and 10th Avenue, Bloomington.

Rummage Sale — May 6-9: Presale 5-8 p.m. May 6 ($1 admission); 8 a.m.-7 p.m. May 7-8; 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; May 9, 8 a.m.-noon, Nicollet Campus gym of Blessed Trinity School, 6720 Nicollet Ave. S, Richfield. Information: or (612) 866-6906.

Matching grant rummage sale — May 7-8: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. May 7 and 7 a.m.-3 p.m. May 8 (bag and bargain day) at St. Victoria parish center, 8228 Victoria Drive in Victoria. All proceeds benefit the parish education program. Matching grant from Catholic United Financial.

Rummage sale — May 7-9: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. May 7, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 8 and 8 a.m.-noon May 9 (“bag day”) at the St. Austin campus of St. Bridget parish, 41st Street N. and Thomas Avenue N. in Minneapolis.

Spring Fling — May 8: 5:30 p.m., St. Michael, 22120 Denmark Ave., Farmington. Dinner, games. $50. Tickets after Mass and at the parish office. or (651) 463-3360.

Fit for Life 5k — May 16: 8 a.m. Mass at St. Henry, 1001 7th St. E, Monticello, 9:30 a.m. 1k kids’ fun run, 10 a.m. chip-timed 5k. Fundraiser for Holy Spirit Academy. Information and registration:


Healing Mass — April 28: 7 p.m., Immaculate Conception, 4030 Jackson St. NE, Columbia Heights. For information: (763) 788-9062 or

Healing Mass — May 12: 7 p.m.,Holy Name of Jesus, 155 County Rd. 24, Wayzata. Rosary at 6:30 p.m.


Celebrate women retreat — April 24-26: Villa Maria Retreat and Conference Center, 29847 County 2 Blvd., Frontenac. Keynote speaker Ursuline Sister Pauline Lorch. For information or to register, call (651) 345-4582.

Marriage Encounter weekend — May 1-2: Christ the King Retreat Center, 621 First Ave. S, Buffalo. Information:

Hope Day (Dealing with loss) — May 7: Christ the King Retreat Center, 621 First Ave. S, Buffalo. $40. Information: (763) 682-1394 or visit

Rachel’s Vineyard retreat — May 8-10: For women recovering from abortion. Contact or (763) 250-9313 for location, information, registration.

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.


Risen Christ School Gala — May 1: 5:30 p.m., The Depot, 225 S. Third Ave., Minneapolis. Live and silent auctions, dinner. Information and tickets: or call (612) 822-5329, ext. 102.


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.


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

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 or call (952) 890 9434.

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 afterward.

Other events

Grief support — Thursdays through May 28: 4 p.m., West Suburban Grief Coalition, Holy Name of Jesus, 155 Cty. Road 24. Free-will offering. For information: (952) 473-7901.

Growing Through Loss series — five Tuesdays, April 7-May 5: 6:30-9 p.m., St. Joseph Church, 13900 Biscayne Ave. W., Rosemount. Sponsored by Interdenominational Coalition of South Suburban Churches. For information: (952) 890-0045 or

“God’s Beauty – Paper Collage” — April 26-May 10: Artist reception April 26, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Pax Christi, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Works of Raynele Schneider.

Environmental issue presentations — May 1-2: “Imagination and Adversity,” 7-9 p.m. May 1, with H. Emerson Blake., $25. “Monastic Wisdom for the Sake of the Planet,” 9 a.m.-2 p.m., with H. Emerson Blake and Victor Klimoski, $40 (includes lunch). Register for either or both at, call (651) 777-7251 or email

Cerenity Senior Care-Marian open house — May 3: 1-3:30 p.m., 200 Earl St., St. Paul. Reservations: (651) 793-2100 or

57th annual Franciscan International Award Dinner honoring Feed My Starving Children — May 7: 6 p.m. at Wilds Golf Club, 3151 Wilds Parkway NW, Prior Lake. $60 for individual tickets; $150 (for two) at benefactor level. For tickets, call (952) 447-2182.

September Marian pilgrimage — Registration deadline May 31 or when seats are filled: Sept. 7-18 tour to Fatima, Lourdes, Paris, etc., with Father Mark Pavlik. Information and registration:, (651) 245-9451 or

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:

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• Full street address of event.

• Contact information in case of questions.

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