Fish Fries and Lenten Dinners

Dining out

KC Door County-style fish boil — March 27: 4:30-6:30 p.m., St. Joseph of the Lakes, 171 Elm St., Lino Lakes. $16. Information: (651) 784-3015.

Pancake breakfast — March 29: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at St. Michael Church/Community of Saints Regional Catholic School, 335 E. Hurley St., West St. Paul. $6 adults, $4 seniors, $3 children 12 and younger; or $16 family (parents and children 12 and younger). Take-out available. Hosted by Boy Scout Troop 288, St. Michael Church. For more information, call (651) 457-2334.

Feast of the Golden Fork — April 11: 6:30 p.m., “Una Fiesta Latinoamericana,” Holy Childhood, 1435 Midway Parkway, St. Paul. $60 for one, $100 for two. Information, reservations: (651) 644-7495.

CCW spring salad luncheon — April 11: 11:30 a.m., Holy Name Church, 3637 11th Ave. S., Minneapolis. Entertainment by the Southside Singers. $10 adults, $3 children.

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.

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.

Divine Mercy Sunday devotions, programs

St. John the Baptist, Excelsior — April 12: 3 p.m.

Holy Family, St. Louis Park — April 11: 9 a.m., preparation retreat with Margarett Schlientz. Free.

Music and entertainment

Priests vs. seminarians basketball tournament — April 10: Barbecue 5 p.m., games 6:30 p.m., Totino-Grace High School, 1350 Gardena Ave. NE, Fridley.

Acoustic Cafe — April 11: 6:30-9 p.m., Carolyn Hall, across the street from St. Mark Church, 2001 Dayton Ave., St. Paul. Catholic musicians Connor Flanagan, Sarah Kalonick, John Rosensteel. $5.

St. Catherine University Women’s Choir home concert — April 12: 3 p.m., Our Lady of Victory Chapel on the campus at 2004 Randolph Ave., St. Paul. Free.

Parish events

Called & Gifted Workshop — March 27-28: St. Joseph Church, 1154 Seminole Ave., West St. Paul. $65. Register at

47th annual Sisters Appreciation Day — March 29: 12 p.m. at Immaculate Conception, 4030 Jackson St. NE, Columbia Heights. All religious women in the Twin Cities area are invited to an afternoon of socializing, games, prizes and lunch. To RSVP, call (651) 636-2382. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 4381.

Lenten cross exhibit — through April 5: “Stumbling Stone Crosses” by Rick Brack, Pax Christi, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie.

Ham It Up Bingo ‚ March 27: 6:30-9 p.m., St. Odilia, 3495 N. Victoria St., Shoreview.

Easter boutique — March 28: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Boniface, 629 Second St. NE, Minneapolis.

Spring bake sale and boutique — March 28-29: Noon-6 p.m. March 28, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. March 29, St. Odilia, 3495 N. Victoria, Shoreview.

Passion Play — March 29: “The King of Love” by Bob Hindel, 3 p.m., St. Casimir Church, 929 E. Jessamine, St. Paul.

Reduce-Reuse rummage sale — April 9-11: pre-sale April 9, 4-7 p.m., $2 entry fee; April 10, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. no fee; April 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at St. John Vianney, 1815 Bromley, South St. Paul.

Spring/summer children’s clothing and toy sale — April 11-12: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 11; 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. April 12: St. Joseph the Worker Church, 7180 Hemlock Lane N., Maple Grove.

Ladies English Garden and High Tea — April 18: 11 a.m., St. Peter Church, 6730 Nicollet Ave. S., Richfield. $15. Reservations in advance at http://www.stpetersrichfield or (612) 866-5089.

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

“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.


Praying through Lent with The Saint John’s Bible — March 25: 9-1 a.m., the Benedictine Center at St. Paul’s Monastery, 2675 Benet Rd., Maplewood. $50 (includes materials). Led by Benedictine Sister Virginia Matter. To register online go to and follow the link to the Benedictine Center. For more information, call (651) 777-7251 or email:

Living Stations of the Cross — three dates: March 27, 6:45 p.m.; March 29, 1:30 p.m., April 12, noon, St. Andrew, 4125 Woodbury Dr., Woodbury.

Living Stations of the Cross by Servants of the Cross youth group – March 29: 3 p.m., St. Peter Church, 2600 N. Margaret St., North St. Paul; three locations April 3: noon, Presentation BVM, 1725 Kennard St., Maplewood; 3 p.m., St. Jude of the Lake, 700 Mahtomedi Ave., Mahtomedi; 7 p.m., Blessed Sacrament (formerly St. Thomas the Apostle Church), 2119 Stillwater Ave. E., St. Paul. For information, visit

Jesus’ Last Word — March 30: 6:30 p.m., St. Patrick Church, 6820 St. Patrick Lane, Edina. Prayer and reflection with Art Zannoni. Pre-register: or
(952) 767-0956.

Taizé prayer — March 31: 5:30 p.m., Basilica of St. Mary, 88 N. 17th St., Minneapolis.

Good Friday Taizé prayer — April 3: 7:30 p.m., St. Richard Church, 7540 Penn Ave. S., Richfield.


“A Guided Journey through the Triduum” — April 2-4: With Benedictine Sister Carol Rennie. $160, includes meals and lodging. To register online, visit and follow the link to the Benedictine Center. For more information, call (651) 777-7251 or email: 2675 Benet Road, Maplewood.

Hermitage retreat — April 10-12: A taste of living as a hermit plus one-on-one retreat. $150, includes meals and lodging. Register online at and follow the link to the Benedictine Center. For more information, call (651) 777-7251 or email: 2675 Benet Road, Maplewood.

Day of quiet and solitude — April 11: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Learn what a retreat is all about. $25. Register online at and follow the link to the Benedictine Center. For more information, call (651) 777-7251 or email: 2675 Benet Road, Maplewood.

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

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.

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.


Bingo fun day — April 12: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., St. John the Baptist School, 111 W. Main St., Vermillion.

St. Helena kindergarten roundup — April 15: 6:30 p.m. at St. Helena School, 3200 E. 44th St., Minneapolis. For more information, contact (612) 729-9301 or


Singles 50+ second Sunday supper — March 8: 5-7 p.m., St. Joan of Arc hospitality hall, 4537 Third Ave. S, Minneapolis. $10. For information, call Karen at (952) 884-5165.

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.

Art exhibit, “The Paschal Mystery” — through April 5: Paintings by James B. Janknegt and Koffi Mbairamadgi, John XXIII Gallery, Basilica of St. Mary, 88 N. 17th St., Minneapolis.

Passion presentations by Deacon Mickey Friesen — March 26 and 27: 7-9 p.m. March 26, 9:30-11:30 a.m. March 27, Mary, Mother of the Church, 3333 E. Cliff Rd., Burnsville.

Called and Gifted workshop — March 27-28: St. Joseph Church, 1154 Seminole Ave., West St. Paul. Register online at

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

“Aquinas and Why the New Atheists Are Right” — April 9: 7 p.m., lecture by Father Robert Barron, OEC Woulfe Auditorium at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul.

Human Life Alliance Hot Topics — April 16: 4-7 p.m., adult reception celebrating 10th anniversary of teen chastity magazine “Just for Girls/Just for Guys,” speaker Vicki Thorne. $10. Rose Vine Hall, 2801 Snelling Ave, Roseville.

ACCW annual convention — April 17-18: St. Dominic Church, 114 N. Linden St., Northfield. $30 for one day; $50 for both. For information or to register, call (651) 291-4545 or email

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