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Dining out

Knights of Columbus benefit breakfast — Oct. 21: 8 a.m.–1 p.m. at 1910 S. Greeley St., Stillwater. St. Mary’s invites everyone to a delicious pancake breakfast to help fund their “Church Roof Repairs” project. $8.50 adults, $5 children age 5 – 12, free for under age 5. Ample parking and wheel chair accessible. Bring your family and friends and an item for the St. Michael’s Food Shelf. http://kc1632.mnknights.org.

Knights of Columbus pro-life dinner — Oct. 27: 6–9 p.m. at 11400 57th St. NE, Albertville. Chicken dinner with speakers on St. Michael Foundation. http://www.kc4174.org.

Knights of Columbus fundraiser breakfast — Oct. 28: 7:30 a.m.–2 p.m. at St. Agnes, Schuler Hall, 535 Thomas Ave., St. Paul. Biscuits and gravy, eggs, pancakes, sausage, caramel rolls and beverage. http://churchofsaintagnes.org.

Bloomington Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary spaghetti dinne— Nov. 6: 5–7 p.m. at Bloomington Event Center ( Knights of Columbus ), 1114 American Blvd. W., Bloomington. The dinner will include spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, garlic bread, coffee/milk and dessert. Wine, beer and soda are available. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 11 and free for 5 years and under. For more information, please call the KC office at 952-888-1492. http://kofcbloomington.com.

Spaghetti dinner and bingo — Nov. 10: 6 p.m.–9 p.m. at St. Richard, 7540 Penn Ave. S., Richfield. Immediately following 5 p.m. Mass, we will serve a delicious spaghetti dinner, with bingo starting at 7 p.m. Find the full weekend schedule at https://strichards.com/fallfestival.

Pancake breakfast — Nov. 11: 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at St. Richard, 7540 Penn Ave. S. (school gym), Richfield. Enjoy pancakes with plenty of sausage. Shop the Country Store and Christmas Room, plus buy raffle tickets for your chance to win $1,000. http://strichards.com/fallfestival.

Music

An evening with Deanna Witkowski — Nov. 5: 7 p.m. at Guardian Angels, 8260 Fourth St. N., Oakdale. Winner of the Great American Jazz Piano Competition and a past guest on Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz. New York based pianist/composer/arranger Deanna has been heralded for her “consistently thrilling” playing and her “boundless imagination.” Freewill donations. https://www.guardian-angels.org/event/1222857-2018-11-05-an-evening-with-deanna-witkowski/.

Ongoing groups

Grieving with Hope — Second and fourth Tuesday each month at St. Ambrose, Pingatore Room, 4125 Woodbury Drive, Woodbury. 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. LeAnn at 651-768-3009. http://www.saintambroseofwoodbury.org.

Job transitions and networking group — Tuesdays 7–8:30 a.m. at St. Joseph the Worker, 7180 Hemlock Lane, Maple Grove. Are you unemployed, underemployed, looking to make a job change? Then join us to network, share ideas and learn about the job search process. This faith based meeting will take place every Tuesday. For questions email Bob at bob.sjtw@gmail.com. http://www.sjtw.net/job-transition-networking-group.

Calix Society — First and third Sundays each month: 9–10:30 a.m. at Cathedral of St. Paul, 239 Selby Ave., St. Paul. A group of men, women, family or friends supporting the spiritual needs of recovering Catholics alcoholics. We meet the first and third Sundays in the assembly room downstairs. This is a potluck breakfast meeting. For more info call Kathy at 651-330-3387. http://www.calixsociety.com.

Dementia support group — Second Tuesdays each month: 7–9 p.m. at St. Paul’s Monastery, 2675 Benet Road, Maplewood. Each session will be a form of group spiritual direction with check-ins, introductions and discussions around the disease of dementia. Caregivers can share stories, feelings, frustrations and joys in a supportive, non-judgmental setting. RSVP sarnold@benedictinecenter.org. http://www.benedictinecenter.org.

CARITAS cancer support group — Wednesdays: 10:30 a.m.–noon at St. Joseph’s Hospital, second floor, maternity classroom 2500, 45 W. 10th St., St. Paul.

Parish events

Grandparent ministry — Oct. 18: 6:30–8 p.m. at St. John the Baptist, 835 Second Ave. NW, New Brighton. The gift of being a grand parent. How can I pass on the faith to my grandchildren? Judy Cozzens (mother of Bishop Cozzens) will deliver an inspiring presentation on “Passing on the Faith. Rita at rspiess1@msn.com. www.stjohnnb.com.

St. Mary of the Lake rummage and bake sale — Oct. 18-20: 5–8 p.m. Oct. 18; 8 a.m.–6 p.m. Oct. 19; 8 a.m.–noon ($3/bag day) Oct. 20 at 4690 Bald Eagle Ave., White Bear Lake. Huge sale of clothing, media, books, furniture, household, antique and boutique items. Rummage sale benefits Outreach Ministries. Bake Sale benefits Victims and Survivors of Human Trafficking. http://stmarys-wbl.org.

St. Peter’s rummage sale — Oct. 19-21: 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Oct. 19; 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Oct. 20; 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Oct 21 at O’Reilly Hall, 2600 N. Margaret St., North St. Paul. http://www.churchofstpeternsp.org.

St. Peter’s 75th diamond anniversary celebration — Oct. 21: 11 a.m.–4 p.m. at 6730 Nicollet Ave. S., Richfield. Our year-long anniversary celebration begins on Oct. 21 with 11 a.m. Mass, celebrated by Archbishop Hebda. Dinner immediately follows at noon. Drawing for prizes at 1 p.m. Musical entertainment provided by the Czech Area Concertina Club from 1–3 p.m. Wear your dancing shoes. http://www.stpetersrichfield.org/st-peters-diamond-anniversary.

Nativity of Our Lord Grandparent’s Apostolate — Oct. 23: 8:45–10:30 a.m. at Steiner Hall (lower level) 1938 Stanford Ave., St. Paul. All grandparents are invited to this event of enrichment, encouragement, prayer and fellowship. Father Steven Hoffman, Pastor of St. Peter, Mendota Heights, will present “The Power of Faith and Love.” Refreshments will be served. Wheel chair accessible. Contact Nativity office 651-696-5401 or https://nativity-mn.org.

Holy Childhood rummage sale — Oct. 25-27: 9 a.m.–7 p.m. Oct. 25; 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Oct. 26; 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Oct. 27 at 1435 Midway Parkway, St. Paul. Many treasures can be found: clothing, housewares, cd’s videos, books, furniture, plants, and more. https://holychildhoodparish.org.

Church of St. Paul boutique and bake sale — Oct. 27: 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m. at 1740 Bunker Lake Blvd. NE, (1/4 mile east of Hwy 65 on Bunker), Ham Lake. Craft boutique and bake Sale. https://churchofsaintpaul.com.

Sacred Heart’s 22nd annual mostaccioli dinner — Oct. 27: 4–7 p.m. at 4807 W. Broadway, Robbinsdale. Served by the Men’s Club of Sacred Heart. All you can eat dinner: $10 for ages 11 and up; $5 for children 10 an under. All proceeds go to charity. https://shrmn.org.

Oktoberfest bingo, dinner, music and dancing — Oct. 27: 2– 9:30 p.m. at Immaculate Conception, 4030 Jackson St. NE, Columbia Heights. Play bingo for cash from 2:30–4:30 p.m. and 7–9 p.m. Mass at 5 p.m., German dinner at 6 p.m. with a la carte menu (various prices) featuring pork dinner, pork sandwiches, desserts, German and domestic beer, and more. Music and dancing from 6:30–9:30 p.m. http://www.ICCSonline.org.

Pete’s boutique — Oct. 27: 9 a.m.–4 p.m. at St. Peter, 6730 Nicollet Ave. S., Richfield. More than 40 area crafters – both new and returning – have uniquely creative items for sale. Take a shopping break to enjoy delicious, homemade food for lunch or coffee break. Get a jump on your Christmas shopping. http://stpetersrichfield.org.

St. Jerome’s carry-out booya — Oct. 28: 6 a.m. at 380 E. Roselawn Ave., Maplewood. Carry out booya only. Bring your own non-glass container. http://st.jerome-church.org.

Saint John School of Little Canada holiday bingo – Oct. 28: 2 p.m. at 2621 McMenemy Road, Little Canada. Celebrate “all the holidays,” from Valentine’s day to Christmas, by playing bingo. Great prizes for men, women, boys and girls. Hot dogs, Culver’s custard, even root beer floats and other refreshments available. Tickets are $3 each and entitle holder to 12 games of bingo with popcorn. Special games will also be played with great sports features among the prizes. Sponsored by St. Anne’s Council for Catholic Women. http://www.sjolc.org.

Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women’s Holiday Bazaar — Nov. 3: 9 a.m.–3 p.m. at Assumption, 305 E. 77th St., Richfield. Annual holiday bazaar featuring food, baked goods, craft items, book nook, jewelry and recycled holiday decor, and Assumption’s famous caramel rolls! We also offer gift wrapping for a nominal fee. Get a head start on holiday shopping! http://www.assumptionrichfield.org.

Christmas craft fair — Nov. 3: 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at St. Timothy, 707 89th Ave. NE, Blaine. Over 70 tables of gifts, food, and decorator items. Bake shoppe, luncheon and more. http://www.churchofsttimothy.com.

St. Catherine’s turkey bingo — Nov. 4: 2 p.m. at 4500 220th St. E., Prior Lake. Participants can play for $10 per card for 20 games. There are two $50 coverall games for $1 per card as well as door prizes. A light lunch will be provided by the Council of Catholic Women after the games. http://www.stpandc.mn.org.

St. Helena School turkey bingo — Nov. 10: 5–8 p.m. at 3200 E. 44th St.. Minneapolis. Join us for turkey bingo, alternating turkeys and cash for prizes with a $150 cash coverall. Pull-tabs, silent auction and concessions available. Proceeds go to help fund junior high Eagle Bluff Environmental camp overnight trip. For more information call 612.729.9301. http://www.sainthelenaschool.us.

St. John the Baptist turkey bingo — Nov. 10: 5:30–8 p.m. at 638 Mill St., Excelsior. Win a Thanksgiving turkey. This fundraiser benefits the middle and high school summer youth activities. Concessions available, $1/game card, $5/wristband for kids games. http://www.stjohns-excelsior.org/parish.

St. Alphonsus Christmas Bazaar — Nov. 10 and 11: 8:30 a.m.–7 p.m. Nov. 10; 8 a.m.–3 p.m. Nov. 11 at 7025 Halifax Ave. N., Brooklyn Center. St. Alphonsus Council of Catholic Women is hosting their annual Christmas Bazaar featuring many handmade craft items, religious items, a large used book sale, a bake sale, candies, raffle and more. A variety of delicious food will be served throughout the day. All are welcome!
http://www.stalsmn.org.

St. Mary’s turkey bingo — Nov. 10: 6–9 p.m. at 261 E. Eighth St., St. Paul. Bingo fun and win a thanksgiving turkey. http://stmarystpaul.org.

Council of Catholic Women Christmas craft and bake sale — Nov. 10 and 11: 2–6 p.m. Nov. 10; 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Nov. 11 at St. Peter, 2600 N. Margaret St., North St. Paul. Home made crafts and bake goods. Coffee and doughnuts on Sunday. http://www.churchofstpeternsp.org.

Our Lady of Victory fall bazaar — Nov. 17 and 18: 9 a.m.–6:30 p.m. Nov. 17; 9–11 a.m. Nov. 18 at 5155 Emerson Ave. N., Minneapolis. Bake sale, craft sale, and “2nd Time Around” sale of games, books, gently used household items, and much more. http://www.ourladyofvictory.com.

Holiday sale to support Quilters for a Cause — Nov. 17-18: 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. at St. Jerome, 380 E. Roselawn Ave., Maplewood. Items for sale will include kitchen items, table runners, pillow cases, baby items and much more. Blankets made by Quilters for a Cause are donated to charities in the Maplewood area. Proceeds of the sale will be used to further the charitable work of the Quilters for a Cause. https://www.stjerome-church.org.

Christmas faire — Nov. 18: 9 a.m.–1:30 p.m. at St. Leonard of Port Maurice, 3953 Clinton Ave. S., Minneapolis. Breakfast, silent auction, raffle, crafts, bake sale. Adults $10. http://stleonardmn.org.

St. Michael’s turkey bingo – Nov. 17: 5:30 p.m. at 22120 Denmark Ave., Farmington. Knights of Columbus will be hosting a turkey bingo. Sloppy Joe dinner served at 5:30 p.m. with bingo to follow around 6:45 p.m. $8 per person and $25 max per family. Proceeds to go towards Food Shelf. stmichael-farmington.org.

St. John’s turkey bingo — Nov. 18: 6–9 p.m. at 2621 McMenemy St., Little Canada. Sponsored by parish Men’s Club. This is a low cost family orientated event with 30 bingo games, 15 games are for a turkey. Multiple door prize drawings after each game. http://www.sjolc.org.

“Made For More” with Christopher West and Mike Mangione — Nov. 30: 7–9:30 p.m. at St. Michael, 611 S. Third St., Stillwater. An inspired blend of live music, art and dynamic teaching that taps the deepest desires of the human heart revealing their ultimate purpose and goal. They will offer a vision of the Gospel like you’ve never heard before through the lens of St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. This event is appropriate for ages 15 and up. Tickets are $20. Please contact P.J. Butler at 651-379-1272 if you would like more information. http://www.stmichaelstillwater.org.

Santa breakfast — Dec. 16: 11:30 a.m.–3 p.m. at St. Mary, 261 E. Eighth St., St. Paul. Pancake and egg bake breakfast with Santa, pictures and gifts. http://stmarystpaul.org.

Prayer/worship

Taize prayer — Third Thursday of each month: 7–9 p.m. at St. Paul’s Monastery, 2675 Benet Road, Maplewood. Taize prayer consists of simple chants based on Scriptures and periods of silence. Its purpose is to create an environment that helps participants encounter the mystery of God. You are invited to stay for refreshments and get to know some other interesting and like-minded people. http://www.benedictinecenter.org.

Taize prayer — First Friday of each month: 7:30 p.m. at St. Richard, 7540 Penn Ave. S., Richfield. http://www.strichards.com/first-fridays.

Taize prayer — Third Friday of each month: 7 p.m. at The Benedictine Center, St. Paul’s Monastery, 2675 Benet Road, Maplewood. 651-777-7251 or http://www.stpaulsmonastery.org.

The 177 Project — Oct. 20: 6:45 p.m. at Nativity of Mary, 9900 Lyndale Ave. S., Bloomington. The 177 Project is an initiative from Adoration Artists designed to help spark a Eucharistic revival in parishes across the country. The free-to-attend evening will be centered around a period of Adoration. Upon conclusion of the Holy Hour, attendees will have the chance to enjoy a concert. http://www.the177project.com.

Healing – Wholeness – Hope — Oct. 25: 7 p.m. at St. Timothy, 707 89th Ave. NE, Blaine. An evening prayer service: in solidarity with victims and survivors of clergy sex abuse; in prayer for the Church and our Archdiocese; and in hope for our future. http://www.churchofsttimothy.com.

Evensong – Hymns of World War I — Nov. 11: 7 p.m. at Guardian Angels, 8260 Fourth St. N., Oakdale. Join us to listen to these wonderful hymns from World War I on the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day. https://www.guardian-angels.org/event/1195784-2018-11-11-evensong-november.

Retreats

Food and faith: Eating as Spiritual Practice — Oct. 19-21 at St. Paul’s Monastery, 2675 Benet Road, Maplewood. Participate in one or three events that prayerfully engage your relationship with food: (1) a day of service at a local farm and food shelf; (2) a potluck; (3) a weekend retreat. You will cook, share meals, learn, pray, reflect and prepare meals guided by a Monastery chef. http://www.benedictinecenter.org.

Men’s silent retreat — Oct. 19-21 at Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center, 16385 St. Francis Lane, Prior Lake. Men, become joyful leaders by experiencing our weekend retreat theme: Towards a Spirituality of Joy: Love More-Laugh More-Be Not Afraid. Productive blend of scheduled time to open time with Confession, Anointing, Mass and Prayer sessions. Observing silence increases focus. Experience fall colors. http://franciscanretreats.net/mens-retreats.

Men’s silent weekend retreat — Oct. 26-28 at Christ the King Retreat Center, 621 First Ave. S., Buffalo. Join us at King’s House as we reflect on the reality that patience is a process of human growth, challenging us to let go, to surrender to God’s love and walk in the light of Christ. http://kingshouse.com.

Birthmothers’ retreat — Oct. 27: 9:15 a.m.–2 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace, 5071 Eden Ave., Edina. This retreat is a day set aside each fall to welcome women who have experienced the pain of relinquishing a child to adoption. Birthmothers will have the opportunity to share stories in a safe and compassionate place. Continental breakfast and lunch included in $15 fee. Scholarships available. http://olgparish.org.

Hope Day (dealing with loss) — Oct. 30: 9 a.m.–3 p.m. at Christ the King Retreat Center, 621 First Ave. S., Buffalo. The day will include conferences, time for quiet reflection, optional sharing, celebration of the Eucharist, and the Sacrament of Reconciliation. http://kingshouse.com.

Women’s silent midweek retreat — Nov. 6-8 at Christ the King Retreat Center, 621 First Ave. S., Buffalo. Join us at King’s House as we reflect on the reality that patience is a process of human growth, challenging us to let go, to surrender to God’s love and walk in the light of Christ. http://kingshouse.com.

School of discernment — Nov. 30-Dec. 2 at St. Paul’s Monastery, 2675 Benet Road, Maplewood. Discernment is not just deciding ‘yes’ or ‘no,’ It’s paying attention to God’s movement in our lives. Participants will do this by attending sessions on the practice of discernment, finding quiet time, reflecting and experiencing one-on-one conferences with a spiritual director. http://www.benedictinecenter.org.

Advent silent retreat — Dec. 7-9 at Christ the King Retreat Center, 621 First Ave. S., Buffalo. Susan Stabile is our guest presenter for our Advent silent retreat this year. The title of the retreat is Holy Darkness, Joyful Hope. Susan’s retreat offers us an opportunity to reflect on the ways in which we are called to embrace both the darkness of absence and the coming light of Christ. http://kingshouse.com.

Conferences/workshops

Bible Study: Ephesians — Tuesdays through Nov. 20: 7:30–9 p.m. at Carolyn Hall, across from the Church of St. Mark, 2001 Dayton Ave. St. Paul. One of the most remarkable things about our faith is that by God’s grace, we have become his adopted sons and daughters. In your day-to-day life, what does it mean to be a son or daughter of God? Come join us as we explore this question in an 8-week study by Jeff Cavins and Ascension Press. https://stmark.xyz/BIBLE.

Bible study – Ephesians Discovery Your Inheritance — Tuesdays through Dec. 11: 10 a.m. or 7 p.m. at St. Paul, 1740 Bunker Lake Blvd., Ham Lake. Come join our eight week fall bible study of Ephesians. A new video study by Jeff Cavins with Thomas Smith. Two hour sessions each week, video and small group. Come learn of your inheritance written by our patron St. Paul. Register by Sept. 23. Cost of materials $25. https://www.churchofsaintpaul.com/bible-study-1.

Celebrating Our Missions of Love — Oct. 20: 8 a.m.–1 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace, 5071 Eden Ave. Edina. Celebrating our Missions of Love: How cross-cultural and international parish relationships deepen our faith and commitment. Archbishop Hebda will join the discussion and celebrate Mass. Cost $10/person or $40/parish and includes lunch. To register, contact Janine Ricker, 651.291.4504. http://www.olgparish.org.

How to prepare a Catholic health care directive — Oct. 23: 6:30–8 p.m. at St. Joseph, 13900 Biscayne Ave. W., Rosemount. Deacon Dan Gannon will be speaker assisting Catholics wishing to write an advanced health care directive. Copies will be available. Suggested donation $10. Light refreshments served. http://stjosephcommunity.org.

Great conversation: Change is Possible — Oct. 25: 9 a.m.–1 p.m. at St. Paul’s Monastery, 2675 Benet Road, Maplewood. Participants will discuss how to change their to a life based on peace, tolerance, selflessness and generosity. It includes reflection, discussion and summary of insights. Led by Diane Millis, spiritual director, teacher, author and inspirational speaker. http://www.benedictinecenter.org.

Deacon discernment day — Nov. 3: 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity, 2260 Summit Ave., St. Paul. Thinking about becoming a deacon? Come, pray and learn. Single, married, ages 29-59. Wives are encouraged to come. Register: sjleif@stthomas.edu or 651-962-6891. https://www.stthomas.edu/spssod/centers/diaconate.

Giving Insights spiritual forum — Nov. 11: 6–8:30 p.m. at Basilica of St. Mary, 88 17th St. N., Minneapolis. A moderated panel will explore the key question: What can our parishes and larger Catholic community do to better attract, engage, and retain Millennial and post-Millennial Catholics? Q&A to follow. Snacks and drinks at 6 p.m.; program begins at 6:30 p.m. Free of charge. Register online or call 651-389-0300. https://www.ccf-mn.org/events/forums.

Early Catholic Family Life (ECFL) training — Nov. 17: 9 a.m.–4 p.m. at St. Peter, 6730 Nicollet Ave., Richfield. Contact Joanne Foley at alanfol@gmail.com or 612-925-1203. http://earlycatholicfamilylife.org.

Healthy Life Expo — Nov. 17 and 18: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. at the Minneapolis Convention Center ballroom, 1301 Second Ave. S., Minneapolis. Nutrition, fitness and longevity – it’s all here. Explore up to 200 exhibitors offering everything for maintaining health and success in all areas. http://www.mediamaxevents.com.

Order Franciscans Secular (OFS) — Third Sunday of each month: 1 p.m. at Catholic Charities, 1200 Second Ave. S., Minneapolis. Come and learn more about this group of lay Catholic men and women striving to observe the gospel of Jesus Christ by following the example of St. Francis who made Christ the inspiration and center of his life with God and people. 952-922-5523.

Singles

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. Kay at 651-426-3103 or Al at 651-439-1203.

Singles group — ongoing second Saturday each month: 6:15 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul, 9100 93rd Ave. N., Brooklyn Park. Gather for a potluck supper, conversation and games. 763-425-0412.

Solitude and friendship — Nov. 27: 4–9 p.m. at St. Paul’s Monastery, 2675 Benet Road, Maplewood. Singles will be given time to examine their current scripts for living their single lives. Sessions will help them sort out those scripts and re-imagine what God is doing in their lives. http://www.benedictinecenter.org.

Schools

Benilde-St. Margaret’s open house — Oct. 15: 6–8:30 p.m. at 2501 Highway 100 S., St. Louis Park. Searching for a school focused on developing the whole student in an intimate, caring environment? Service learning and faith formation are part of the core curriculum to prepare every Red Knight for their future. BSM is a premier Catholic, college-preparatory school for grades 7–12. Hear from school leadership, faculty, coaches, parents and students. Sign-up on our website. http://www.bsmschool.org/openhouse.

Tolton: From Slave to Priest — Oct. 25: 7–8:30 p.m. at St. Agnes School, 530 Lafond Ave., St. Paul. Meet Father Augustus Tolton, the first African American priest, in this one-man multimedia performance. From his dramatic escape from slavery to his courageous struggle in the face of prejudice, Father Tolton’s inspiring life centers around his message reconciliation and hope. http://www.saintagnesschool.org/news/fr-tolton-production-coming-to-saint-agnes.

All school open house and kindergarten and preschool play date — Nov. 10: 9:30 a.m.–noon. Immaculate Conception School, 4030 Jackson St. NE, Columbia Heights. Play Date: 9:30-11:00 a.m. with crafts, gym time and snacks; no charge to attend. Open House: 9:30 a.m.-noon. Tour the preschool thru grade 8, meet teachers and more. Every child attending the play date or open house will receive a special gift. 763-788-9065 http://www.ICCSonline.org.

Speakers

Pro-Life Gathering — Oct. 15: 7–8 p.m. at St. Peter, 1250 S. Shore Drive, Forest Lake. A speaker from Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life will update citizens with the latest information on abortion, assisted suicide and other issues. All are welcome. https://www.mccl.org/falltour.

Honesty about pornography — Oct. 20: 11 a.m.–noon at Maple Grove Library, 8001 Main St. N., Maple Grove. Mike Petersen and Russ Rooney, will be giving the talk. Adults and teens are welcome to attend. Event is free. Catholic United Financial will be providing beverages and light snacks.

Tolton: From slave to Priest — Oct. 23: 7–9 p.m. at Basilica of St. Mary, 88 N. 17th St. Minneapolis. A new live theater production based on the life of Father Augustus Tolton, the first African American Catholic priest. This one-man multimedia drama is currently on a national tour. Suitable for ages 10 and up. Free of charge. Please register in advance so that we can anticipate attendance. http://www.mary.org/tolton.

Pro-Life Gathering — Oct. 30: 7–8 p.m. at Maternity of Mary, 1414 Dale St. N., St. Paul. A speaker from Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life will update citizens with the latest information on abortion, assisted suicide and other issues. All are welcome. https://www.mccl.org/falltour.

Women’s Saturday morning coffee — Nov. 3: 9–11 a.m. at Risen Savior, 1501 E. County Road 42, Burnsville. Speaker Terry Forliti, Executive Director of Breaking Free. Topic: Sex trafficking in our area and how we can help. Contact Pat Turner for questions (612) 201-8341. https://risensavior.org.

Binding Wounds, Building Bridges: with Archbishop Samir Nassar of Damascus — Nov. 15: 7:30–9 p.m. at 46 S. 11th St., Minneapolis. Schulze Hall, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis Campus. A public conversation with the Maronite Archbishop on his vision for peace, reconciliation, and the future of Syrian civil society. http://www.stthomas.edu/theology/events/currentevents/2018-1115-nassar-evening-presentation.html.

Enveloped by War: The Church in Syria’s civil conflict — Nov. 15: 11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m. at 2115 Summit Ave., O’Shaughnessy Educational Center Auditorium, St. Paul. The Maronite Archbishop of Damascus Samir Nassar, will address how his churches have survived and responded to the Syrian civil war. https://www.stthomas.edu/theology/events/currentevents/2018-1115-nassar-noon-presentation.html.

Speaking to children and teens on a tough topic — Nov. 18: 4 p.m. at St. Timothy, 707 89th Ave. NE, Blaine. Counselor Jamie Mosley shares effective tools for parents, guardians, and teachers for discussing complex topics concerning our Church today. http://www.churchofsttimothy.com.

Young adults

Friday Night at the Friary — Third Friday of each month: 7–9 p.m. at Franciscan Brothers of Peace, 1289 Lafond Ave., St. Paul. Men ages 18-35 are invited for prayer and fellowship. https://www.facebook.com/queenofpeacefriary.

Consumed by His Love discernment retreat — Oct. 26-28: at St. Peter, 2600 N. Margaret St., North St. Paul. The Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles will be hosting a “Consumed By His Love” discernment retreat for single women ages 18-35. If interested, please contact Sister Elizabeth Therese at mncomeandsee@outlook.com or call 626-300-8938. http://carmelitesistersocd.com.

Other events

Knights of Columbus bingo — Wednesdays: 6–9 p.m. at Solanus Casey Council Hall, 1910 S. Greeley St., Stillwater.

Deacon Discernment Day — Nov. 3: 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity, 2260 Summit Ave., St. Paul. The day includes Mass, prayer, reflections, Q&A, and a lot of information about deacons, the discernment process, the application process, the formation program, and the integration of Holy Orders with marriage and family. For single or married men, and wives if applicable, between ages of 25 and 50. https://www.stthomas.edu/spssod/centers/diaconate.

Fair and Ethical Trade sale — Nov. 10: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. at St. John Neumann, 4030 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan. Unique gifts, household items, jewelry, crafts, and clothing are among the featured items for sale. A wide range of Fair Trade food products, including chocolate, coffee, tea, spices, jams, olive oil, and baking mixes will also be available.

Christmas bazaar — Nov. 10 and 11: 8:30 a.m.–7 p.m. Oct. 10; 8 a.m.–3 p.m. Oct. 11 at St. Alphonsus,7025 Halifax Ave. N., Brooklyn Center. The bazaar features many handmade craft items; homemade jellies, a large used book sale , bake sale and a wonderful raffle held on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Delicious food available. http://www.stalsmn.org.

Minneapolis Deanery Council of Catholic Women meeting – Nov. 12: 9 a.m. at Holy Cross, 1621 University Ave. NE, Minneapolis. Speakers: Jean Stoplestad of the Archdiocesan Office of Marriage and Family Life and John Flanagan of the Laboure Society for Vocations. Register at 763-424-2203.

Priest and Seminarian basketball tournament — April 26: 6:30–9 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic High School, 8101 Kochia Lane, Victoria. http://thecatholicspirit.com/basketball.

 

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DEADLINE: The Catholic Spirit is biweekly. Items should be submitted by noon Thursday, 14 days before the anticipated Thursday date of publication (Publication dates). 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:

• Time and date of event.

• Full street address of event.

• Contact information in case of questions.

ONLINE: TheCatholicSpirit.com/CalendarSubmissions

For more ways to “get the word out” about your event in archdiocesan communications, view these tips for promoting your event.

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