Advent events in the archdiocese

| November 18, 2016 | 0 Comments


Responding to a query from The Catholic Spirit, parishes, schools and organizations in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis submitted the following events:

Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis

  • Advent Morning Prayer — 9:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays of Advent in the choir stalls.
  • Evening Prayer — 3 p.m. Dec. 4, 11 and 18 in the choir stalls with the parish’s Schola Cantorum.
  • Advent parish retreat — 8:30 a.m.–noon Dec. 10 in Teresa of Calcutta Hall on the lower level of the Basilica, 1600 Hennepin Ave. Register by Dec. 8 at

Chesterton Academy

Advent concert — 7 p.m. Dec. 9 at Transfiguration in Oakdale, 6133 15th St. N., Oakdale. The concert is free and open to the public; a free-will offering is accepted.

Guardian Angels, Oakdale

An Advent Concert of Gratitude with Father Michael Joncas, David Haas and Marty Haugen — 4 p.m. Dec. 4 at 8260 Fourth St. N.

Risen Savior, Burnsville

“Maranatha 2: A Musical Journey of Justice, Joy and Jolly” — 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at 1501 E. County Road 42, Burnsville. An evening of music reflecting the season of Advent as well as some Christmas seasonal favorites. Free-will donations to benefit Risen Savior partner 360 Communities.

St. Casimir, St. Paul

Advent retreat – Christmas through the Gospels — 1–3:30 p.m. Nov. 26 at 934 Geranium Ave. E., followed by 4 p.m. Mass.

St. Charles Borromeo School, St. Anthony

Advent program — 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 2727 Stinson Blvd. Students re-enact the Nativity with music, theatrics and costumes.

St. Croix Catholic School, Stillwater

Advent program for grades 3, 4 and 5 — 6:30–7:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at St. Michael,  611 S. Third St., Stillwater.

St. Dominic, Northfield

  • Faith Formation Advent-Christmas Pageant — 7 p.m. Dec. 3 at 104 Linden St. N., preceded by dinner.
  • St. Dominic School Advent-Christmas Concert — 7 p.m. Dec. 15 at 104 Linden St. N.

St. George, Long Lake

Advent play “Live On” — after the 4 p.m. Mass Dec. 3 at 133 N. Brown Road, Long Lake. Play focuses on four Old Testament stories.

Sts. Joachim and Anne, Shakopee

Advent Confesstival — 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Dec. 3 at the St. Mark campus, 350 Atwood St. S., Shakopee. Priests will be available for individual confessions.

St. Joan of Arc, Minneapolis

Advent Evensong Reconciliation Service — 4 p.m. Dec. 11 at 4537 Third Ave. S. Time of reflection, prayer, music and ritual to prepare hearts for Christmas.

St. Mary, St. Paul

Festive Advent Vespers: Prayer, reflection, music — 5:45 p.m. Nov. 27 at 261 Eighth St. E.

St. Olaf, Minneapolis

St. Olaf Worship and Sacred Music Series presents “Messiah Sing!” — 6:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at 215 S. Eighth St. in downtown Minneapolis. This interactive event allows the audience to sing along to George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah.” This masterwork is a presentation of Jesus’ life and its significance according to Christian doctrine. The Minnesota Chorale will sing among the audience led by conductor Kathy Saltzman Romey and organist, Dr. Lynn Trapp, at the St. Olaf Lively-Fulcher pipe organ. A free-will offering will be taken, and a reception will follow.

St. Richard, Richfield

Advent Taize Candlelit Evening Prayer — 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at 7540 Penn Ave. S. An ecumenical hour of peaceful, meditative song and silent prayer. Music is supported by an instrumental  ensemble and choir.

Transfiguration, Oakdale

Parish Advent mission: “Return to the Lord” — Dec. 6-8 at 6133 15th St. N., Oakdale. Confession, prayer, speakers and fellowship, with Mass Dec. 8 on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception followed by dinner.

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