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Dining out

Knights of Columbus benefit breakfast — June 24: 8 a.m.–1 p.m. at 1910 S. Greeley St., Stillwater. Everyone is invited to a delicious pancake breakfast. This breakfast is in partnership with Lake Elmo Elementary School to help fund their “Playground For All” project. Adults are $8.50; children age 5 – 12 $5; under age 5 eat free. Ample parking and wheel chair accessible. All are welcome.

A Night in New Orleans North — July 7: 6–11 p.m. at The Gathering Place, 680 Mill St. Excelsior. Enjoy Bubba’s John’s Oyster House, the finest Jambalaya and Jazz north of New Orleans. Specialty drinks, limited auction items. Proceeds fund the Excelsior Knights of Columbus Scholarship Fund for Catholic Education, K -12. $30 a person. Register for an evening of fine dining at http://www.stjohns-excelsior.org.

Music

Summer Concert Series – Rivers of Delight — June 22: 7–8:30 p.m. at Guardian Angels, 8260 Fourth St. N., Oakdale. We begin our Summer Concert series with a concert of light, fresh, sacred jazz for choir, featuring “A Little Jazz Mass” by Bob Chilcott, along with songs by Deanna Witkowski, Kirby Shaw, Chris de Silva, and more. Freewill donations appreciated. https://www.guardian-angels.org/event/1146599-2018-06-22-summer-concert-series-rivers-of-delight/.

Ongoing groups

Job transitions and networking group — every Tuesday 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. If you have questions email Bob at bob.sjtw@gmail.com. http://www.sjtw.net/job-transition-networking-group.

West Suburban Grief Coalition weekly meeting – Thursdays, through Aug. 30: at St. Therese, 18323 Minnetonka Blvd., Deephaven. The support group is the combined effort of 15 west suburban area churches to help adults suffering from the loss of a loved one. Each week there are learning, healing and growing experiences offered through professional speakers, those who have walked the grief journey and breakout sessions. Trained volunteers in grief support group facilitation are the leaders for the breakout sessions (spouse loss, child loss and all other losses). Meetings are held each Thurs, except holidays, with an optional social time 4-4:30 p.m., speaker 4:30-5 p.m. and group breakout sessions 5-6 p.m. There is no charge to attend and a free-will offering is accepted for the lunch. http://www.westsuburbangriefmn.org. Registration is not needed and Individuals may join the group at any time by coming to a meeting or by contacting St. Therese at 952-473-4422.

Dementia support group — Second Tuesday of each month: 7–9 p.m. at The Benedictine Center at St. Paul’s Monastery, 2675 Benet Road, Maplewood. 651-777-7251 or http://http://www.stpaulsmonastery.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

St. John’s Super Sale (Garage Sale) — June 20-23 at 4625 W. 125th St., Savage. Annual Super Sale boasts 25+ rooms of merchandise for sale at garage sale prices! Early Bird 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 20 ($3 per person/$5 per family); Super Sale 9 a.m.-8 p.m. on Thursday/Friday June 21 and 22;  Bag sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday June 23rd ($5/bag or $20/5 bags). http://stjohns-savage.org/parish/ministriesactivities/st.-johns-annual-events/st.-johns-annual-super-sale.

St. Joseph Parish Garage Sale — June 21-23 at 13900 Biscayne Ave. W., Rosemount.  9 a.m.–7 p.m Thursday, June 21: 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Friday and Saturday June 22 and 23. Food and music. http://www.stjosephcommunity.org/garagesale.

Holy Name of Jesus annual rummage sale — June 21-23 at 155 County Road 24, Wayzata. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. on Thursday June 21; 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Friday June 22; and 8 a.m.-12 noon on Saturday, June 23. Large rummage sale benefiting pro-life organizations. Includes clothing, furniture, books, sporting goods, baby supplies, household goods. http://www.hnoj.org.

The Gifts Grandparents Bestow in Faith, presented by Father Allen R. Kuss, St. Paul Seminary —
July 25: 8:45-10:30 a.m. at Nativity of Our lord, Steiner Hall (lower level), 1938 Stanford Ave., St. Paul. This celebration will include a Mass at 8:15 a.m. in church. Refreshments will be served. Wheel chair accessible. Contact the office at 651-696-5401 for more information.

A Country Garden Tour and Luncheon sponsored by St. Catherine Council of Catholic Women — July 28: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at 4500 220th St. E., Prior Lake. Join us for a Country Garden Tour and Luncheon. The tour features five local gardens. Lunch is provided from 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m. at St. Catherine as well as a craft, plant, and bake sale. Tickets available via phone or online. Visit our website for more info http://www.stcatherineccw.wixsite.com/gardentour.

Widow/Widowers Pot-luck picnic — Aug. 18: noon–2 p.m. at St. Peters, 1250 S. Shore Drive, Forest Lake. Bring a dish to share. Hot dogs and buns will be provided. RSVP to Cindy at 651-249-8807. http://www.stpeterfl.org/pages/St__Peter_Parish.

Fiesta dinner and dance — Sept. 16: 12–3 p.m. at St. Mary’s, 261 E. Eighth St., St. Paul. Authentic Mexican Dinner $25/couple, $15/adults, $7/6-12 year olds, 5 and under free. http://stmarystpaul.org.

Fall Booya Festival — Oct. 7: 11 a.m.–3 p.m. at St. Mary’s, 261 E. Eighth St., St. Paul. Delicious Booya, raffle, games and Silent Auction, $6/bowl, $15/quart. http://stmarystpaul.org.

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

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

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

Prayer/worship

First Friday Day of Prayer — July 1: 8 a.m.–4:45 p.m. at St. Richard’s, 7540 Penn Ave. S. Richfield.  http://www.strichards.com/first-fridays.

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 at St. Paul’s Monastery, 2675 Benet Road, Maplewood. 651-777-7251 or http://www.stpaulsmonastery.org.

Lord, Teach me to pray – Facilitator Training Retreat — July 28: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. at Carondelet Center, 1890 Randolph Ave., St. Paul. If interested in improving your prayer life and helping others with theirs, or if you simply want or learn more about LTMTP and Ignatian prayer, this retreat and training prepares you to facilitate LTMTP Ignatian prayer groups in local parishes.To register: http://lordteachmetopray.com/. http://lordteachmetopray.com/.

Retreats

Silent Retreat — June 21-24 at Franciscan Retreat and Spirituality Center, 16385 St. Francis Lane, Prior Lake. Find peace and energy through three days of conferences, guided prayer, holy hours, reconciliation, generous open time, and spiritual direction. Enjoy 60 acres of forest, prairie, trails or Labyrinth. Open to men/women. Call 952-447-2182 or register online at http://www.franciscanretreats.net/register. http://www.franciscanretreats.net/silent_retreat_annual.aspx.

Directed Retreat — June 22-29 at St. Paul’s Monastery, 2675 Benet Road, Maplewood. Participants will settle in for eight days of quiet, renewal and solitude within the rhythm of the monastic community. They will also have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a spiritual director and are welcome to join the Sisters for prayer. http://www.benedictinecenter.org.

Women’s Silent Midweek Retreat — July 17-19  at Christ the King Retreat Center, 621 First Ave. S., Buffalo. We are called to be bold in living our faith, which invites us to face the challenges of life rather than run from them. Join us at King’s House as we reflect on our call to take courage and act in the midst of the challenging realities of life. http://kingshouse.com.

Healing retreat for Men and Women with Fr. Matt Linn, SJ — July 20-21 at King’s House Retreat Center, 621 First Ave. S., Buffalo. Healing the Deepest Hurts with Contemplation. This retreat will use Ignatian contemplation of the life of Jesus to heal the fear, anger, guilt and shame of our own life.” http://www.kingshouse.com.

Condensed School of Lectio Divina — July 20-22 at St.Paul’s Monastery, 2675 Benet Road, Maplewood. This less expensive opportunity still provides the teachings of sustained lectio divina in the silence of a monastic setting. You will learn how praying the Scriptures can quiet your internal noise. Principles presented in a way that meets the needs of newcomers and long-time practitioners. http://www.benedictinecenter.org.

Men & Women’s Weekend Retreat — Aug. 3-6 at Christ the King Retreat Center, 621 First Ave. S., Buffalo. Take courage…Where do we find the Heart that will give us courage. We find it in the human and divine Heart of Jesus. Through prayer, Scripture, and the Eucharist, we enter more deeply into this Heart which is also described as “meek and gentle.” http://kingshouse.com.

Silent Retreat — Aug. 9-12 at 16385 St. Francis Lane, Prior Lake. Find peace and energy through three days of conferences, guided prayer, holy hours, reconciliation, generous open time, and spiritual direction. Enjoy 60 acres of forest, prairie, trails or Labyrinth. Open to men/women. Call 952-447-2182 or register online at http://www.franciscanretreats.net/register. http://www.franciscanretreats.net/silent_retreat_annual.aspx.

Blessed is She Wild Retreat — Aug. 10-11 at St. Mark’s, 2001 Dayton Ave., St. Paul. Blessed is She is a Catholic women’s ministry hosting its first mid-west retreat in St Paul. Bishop. Cozzens will offer a private Mass and Adoration. Event is Friday evening and all day Saturday. Come hear four dynamic national speakers, meet other Catholic women, and be reignited in your faith. https://blessedisshe.ticketleap.com/wild-blessed-is-she-retreat-mn/.

Men’s Golf and Faith Retreat led by Father Nick Nelson — Sept. 14-16 at Cragun’s Resort, 11000 Cragun’s Drive, Brainerd. Theme: Men in Christ, Men of the Church, Men for Others! Come join other Catholic men, who like to golf for a weekend of faith discussion and fun. $321 includes 2 night stay, meals, 2 rounds of golf, 4 conferences and 2 Masses. fr.nicholas.nelson@duluthcatholic.org.

Silent Retreat — Sept. 20-23 at 16385 St. Francis Lane, Prior Lake. Find peace and energy through three days of conferences, guided prayer, holy hours, reconciliation, generous open time, and spiritual direction. Enjoy 60 acres of forest, prairie, trails or Labyrinth. Open to men/women. Call 952-447-2182 or register online at http://www.franciscanretreats.net/register. http://www.franciscanretreats.net/silent_retreat_annual.aspx.

Conferences/workshops

Steubenville transformational Catholic event for teens — July 27-29 at the University of St. Thomas, 2115 Summit Ave., St. Paul. Organized by the Partnership for Youth that includes national keynote speakers, small groups, Adoration, Reconciliation, praise and worship, and much more! Registration is available at http://www.partnershipforyouth.org. http://www.partnershipforyouth.org/steubenville-st-paul/.

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. For more information call 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.

Schools

Summer at Saint Agnes — weekdays through Aug 10: 8 a.m. at 530 Lafond Ave., St. Paul. Something for everyone in the family! Theatre, robotics, art studio, keyboarding for students. Apologetics, deepening prayer, and Pope Benedict XVI’s Regensburg Address for adults and alumni. Held in our new and air-conditioned Ubel Activity Center. Need not be students of Saint Agnes to participate. http://www.saintagnesschool.org/activities/summer-series/.

Speakers

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.

Theology on Tap — Wednesdays through July 18 (except the holiday July 4): 6:30–8:30 p.m. at 164 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul.

Other events

70th Anniversary – St Paul’s Monastery — June 22: 1–4 p.m. at 2625 Larpenteur Ave. E., Maplewood. Event begins with 1 p.m. Mass with Archbishop Bernard Hebda; Following Mass, guests will enjoy refreshments and a Benedictine welcome at the Sisters’ Monastery open house. This is a free-will donation event, but registration is limited. Visit https://tinyurl.com/sisters70th or call 651-777-8181 https://tinyurl.com/sisters70th.

St. John Paul II Relic — June 29 and 30: 6 –10 p.m. at St. Peter, 2600 N. Margaret St., North St. Paul. Auxiliary Bishop Most Reverend Andrew H. Cozzens will offer a Solemn Mass at the church. http://www.churchofstpeternsp.org.

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

Elevate Life (formerly TLC Options for Women) 32nd Annual Golf Tournament — Aug. 6: 8 a.m.–8 p.m. at Crystal Lake Golf Club, 16725 Innsbrook Drive, Lakeville. This tournament will help us raise the funds needed to support 35+ Pregnancy Resource Centers in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin with the tools they need to elevate life in their communities. http://www.tlcoptions.org.

Calendar submissions

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

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