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Music

Summer concert series: Songs for the Solstice — June 21: 7 p.m. at Guardian Angels, 8260 Eighth St. N., Oakdale. Our first summer concert, we’ll honor the Solstice with songs about sunshine and summer, performed by members of G.A. Music Ministry. Sit back and soak in the bright rays of beautiful singing. Our summer concerts are funded by free-will offerings at the door. Everyone is invited, bring a friend. https://www.guardian-angels.org/event/1327755-2019-06-21-summer-concert-series-songs-for-the-solstice.

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.

Career Transition Group — Third Thursday each month: 7:30–8:30 a.m. at Holy Name of Jesus, 155 County Road 24, Wayzata. The Career Transition Group hosts speakers on various topics geared towards helping people who are looking for a job, change in career or to enhance job skills. The meetings also allow time for networking with others and opportunities for resume review. https://www.hnoj.org/career-transition-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 Catholic 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.

Healing Hope grief support Second and Fourth Thursdays each month: 6 p.m. at St. Timothy, 707-89th Ave. NE, Blaine. Facilitated by Bob Bartlett, licensed therapist. No fees or required registration. churchofsttimothy.com.

Parish events

St. Peter’s historic church open house — Sundays through Labor Day: noon–2 p.m. at St. Peter, 1405 Sibley Memorial Highway, Mendota. St. Peter’s historic church, built in 1853, is the oldest church in continuous use in Minnesota. Stop by and step back in time. http://stpetersmendota.org.

Speakers Our Evolving Spirits — June 11: 7–8 p.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 700 S. Snelling Ave., St. Paul. CCCR and Council of the Baptized invite you to their next Open Forum. Tom Smith-Myott will lead us in a discussion of “Our Evolving Spirits.” Tom is a retired adult educator, pastoral theologian, and currently co-chair of the Council of the Baptized. Please join us. https://www.cccr-cob.org/events.html.

Men’s Club rummage sale — June 13-15: 8 a.m.–5 p.m. June 13 and 14; 8 a.m.-noon June 15. at Blessed Sacrament Church at 2119 Stillwater Ave., St. Paul. Donations will be accepted starting May 29 and end on June 11 at 2 p.m. Sale will be Thursday through Saturday. Contact the Parish Office, 651-738-0677 if you have questions or need directions to the parish. http://blessedsacramentsp.org.

St. Bonifacius rummage sale — June 13-15: 7 a.m.–5 p.m. at 8801 Wildwood Ave., St. Bonifacius. Minnesota St. Boniface 20th Annual Rummage Sale. LOTS and LOTS of items! Come check it out. This is a fundraiser for our church, sponsored by Catholic United Financial. http://stboniface-stmary.org/church-of-st-boniface.

Chicken cookout — June 16: 10:30 a.m.–3 p.m. at St. Nicholas, 51 Church St., Elko New Market. St. Nicholas Catholic Church invites you to their 50th annual chicken cookout on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16, 10:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Masses are at 8 and 10 a.m. Tickets are $13 for adults, $7 for children under 12 and adults over 65. Variety of foods, bingo, cake walk, raffles, games, and music. https://www.stncc.net/

St. John’s of Savage Super Sale — June 19-22: 5–8 p.m. June 19; 9 a.m.–8 p.m. June 20 and 21; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 22 at 12508 Lynn Ave., Savage. This super sale in Savage boasts the largest and most comprehensive sale in the city. More than 20 rooms of the school are transformed into a boutique style shopping experience. From garden supplies to jewelry to furniture to sporting goods – there is something for everyone. Sunday is Bag Day ($5/bag or $20 /5 bags). http://www.stjohns-savage.org/event/1337417-2019-06-20-super-sale.

Annual Holy Name of Jesus Church rummage sale — June 20-22: 9 a.m.–8 p.m. June 20; 9 a.m.–6 p.m. June 21; 8 a.m.-noon June 22 at 155 County Road 24, Wayzata. This sale benefits local pro-life groups and other organizations that aid women and children in our community. Household, clothing, sporting and outdoors, furniture, books, baby supplies and toys. Something for everyone. https://www.hnoj.org/rummagesale.

Corpus Christi Procession — June 23: 11 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist, 20087 Hub Drive, New Prague. Come early for the Rural Life Mass and join us 5 miles down the road at Union Hill for our annual Corpus Christi procession. Immediately following the 10 a.m. Mass the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed and processed through and around the church. Benediction will take place at all our outdoor altars. https://npcatholic.org/st-john-the-evangelist.

Vacation Bible school — June 24-28: 9 a.m. at St. Richard’s, 7540 Penn Ave. S., Richfield. Families with children age 4 through grade 4 are invited to VBS. At ROAR, kids will explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life. Register no later than June 17. http://www.strichards.com/vbs. Discounts are available for families with multiple children. http://www.strichards.com/vbs

Evolution and Faith: What Is at Stake? — June 26: 7:30–9 p.m. at University of St. Thomas, 2115 Summit Ave., St. Paul. Join us for a lecture and Q&A session with celebrated theology scholar John Haught on the intersection of evolution and faith. https://www.stthomas.edu/cathstudies/news/20190626-john-haught.html.

Vacation Bible camp: Super Heroes of the Bible — July 7-Aug. 2: 9 a.m.–noon at Pax Christi, 12100 Pioneer Trail. Eden Prairie. Campers will sing, dance, make friends, spend time in service opportunities, and see our drama team bring to life the stories of “Super Heroes” from the bible. High schoolers, parents, and grandparents are invited to be crew leaders. The early bird rate of $60 ends April 30, so register now! https://www.paxchristi.com.

Grandparents Apostolate feast day celebration — July 26: 8:45 a.m. at Nativity of Our Lord, 1938 Stanford Ave., St. Paul. All grandparents are invited to celebrate the feast of Sts. Joachim and Anne, patrons of our Grandparents Apostolate! Join us for prayer, fellowship, and a reflection from our own Fr. Nick Hagen. https://nativity-mn.org/events/grandparents-apostolate-feast-day-celebration-with-fr-nick.

Vacation Bible school — July 29-Aug. 2: 9 a.m.–noon at Guardian Angels, 8260 Fourth St. N., Oakdale. Who Is My Neighbor – where kids learn to love like Jesus. VBS is open to kids ages four years-old to those who have completed fifth grade. Please extend an invitation to friends, family and neighbors to join us. VBS is a community event. Registration closes July 23. https://www.guardian-angels.org/ministries/childrens-faith-formation/vacation-bible-school.

Prayer/worship

Taize prayer — Third Friday 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.

Retreats

Silent Retreat Weekend — June 20-23 at Franciscan Retreats 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 and prairie trails or Labyrinth. Open to men and women. Call 952-447-2182 or register online at http://www.franciscanretreats.net.

Directed Retreat — June 21-28 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 can also meet one-on-one with a spiritual director, join the Sisters for prayer, a walk in the labyrinth, enjoy the library, or rest in the privacy of their own room. http://www.benedictinecenter.org.

Men and Women’s Silent Weekend Retreat — July 5-7 at Christ the King Retreat Center, 622 First Ave. S., Buffalo. Theme: Moving from Goodwill to Grace. Presented by: Father Ron Rolheiser, OMI . Suggested Offering: $20 per person (includes a non-refundable deposit of $50). http://kingshouse.com.

Healing Retreat for Men and Women — July 12-14 at Christ the King Retreat Center, 623 First Ave. S., Buffalo. Theme: Healing Our Tired Heart. Presented by: Father Matt Linn, SJ . Suggested Offering: $175 per person (includes a non-refundable deposit of $30). http://kingshouse.com.

Women’s Silent Midweek Retreat — July 16-18 at Christ the King Retreat Center, 624 First Ave. S., Buffalo. Theme: Be Patient in Affliction. Presented by: King’s House Preaching Team. Suggested Offering $16 per person/$10 per person student rate (includes a non-refundable deposit of $30). http://kingshouse.com.

Condensed School of Lectio Divina — July 19-21 at St. Paul’s Monastery, 2675 Benet Road, Maplewood. This shorter, less expensive opportunity provides the teachings of the popular School of Lectio Divina in the peace of a monastic setting. Geared to anyone wanting to deepen their encounter with God through Scripture and see how Scripture can quiet the internal noise we all experience. http://www.benedictinecenter.org.

Silent retreat weekend — Aug. 8-11 at Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center, 16385 Saint 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 and prairie trails or Labyrinth. Open to men/women. 952-447-2182. https://franciscanretreats.net/silent-retreat-weekends.

Men & Women’s Silent Weekend Retreat — Aug. 16-18 at Christ the King Retreat Center, 624 First Ave. S., Buffalo. “The Sign of the Cross” presenter Fr. Charles Lachowitzer. Suggested offering $175.00 per person (includes $30.00 non-refundable deposit). http://kingshouse.com.

Men & Women’s Silent Weekend Retreat — Aug. 23-25 at Christ the King Retreat Center, 623 First Ave. S., Buffalo. Premiere of “Broken, Blessed and Sent” presented by King’s House Preaching Team. Suggested offering $160.00 per person/$100.00 per person student rate (includes $30.00 non-refundable deposit). http://kingshouse.com.

Women’s Silent Weekend Retreat — Sept. 6-8 at Christ the King Retreat Center, 622 First Ave. S., Buffalo. “Broken, Blessed and Sent” presented by King’s House Preaching Team. Suggested offering $160.00 per person/$100.00 per person student rate (includes $30.00 non-refundable deposit). http://kingshouse.com.

Women’s Silent Midweek Retreat — Sept. 10-12 at Christ the King Retreat Center, 621 First Ave. S., Buffalo. “Broken, Blessed and Sent” presented by King’s House Preaching Team. Suggested offering: $160.00 per person/$100.00 per person student rate (includes $30.00 non-refundable deposit). http://kingshouse.com.

Conferences/workshops

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.

Nourish: caregivers support group — June 20: 1–2:30 p.m. at Guardian Angels, 8260 Fourth St. N., Oakdale. For anyone juggling the challenges of life, health, career and caring for an aging parent, grandparent, or spouse. Discover blessings in caring for another. No registration necessary. Meet in the Parish House. https://www.guardian-angels.org/event/1327754-2019-06-20-caregivers-support-group-nourish.

Giving Insights: The importance of Catholic schools for a strong community — June 25: 6–8:30 p.m. at Cretin-Derham Hall, 550 S. Albert St., St. Paul. Why are Catholic schools essential for a strong church and community? A moderated panel of local and national experts will explore this critical question. Forums are free of charge and open to the public. Register at: https://ccf-mn.org/forums/educational.

New Ways to Notice the Presence of God — July 12: 9 a.m.–3 p.m. at St. Paul’s Monastery, 2675 Benet Road, Maplewood. This workshop will help participants notice the presence of God, a presence that can seem distant in our complex lives. The day will include prayerful body movements and holy listening to attune their spiritual senses to healing and wholeness. People of all physical abilities are welcome. http://www.benedictinecenter.org.

Faithful Innovation Summit — July 24-26: 8:30 a.m. University of St. Thomas, 1000 LaSalle Ave., Minneapolis. Gather with Christian leaders who want to lead the church more deeply into God’s life and love for the world. Discover what it means to trust God’s leadership in times of disruption, hear real-world stories of innovation from ministry leaders, and develop your own plan for transforming change. http://faithlead.luthersem.edu/summit.

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.

Speakers

Senior lunch and icon presentation — June 11: noon at St. Richard’s, 7540 Penn Ave. S., Richfield. We will serve cranberry-almond chicken pasta salad with croissant, fresh fruit and Dilly Bar. Father Mark Pavlik will give a presentation on Religious Icons. The cost is just $8 (at the door). RSVP no later than June 5 so we can order the catered lunch – call 612-869-2426 or register online. https://strichards.com/seniors.

Gifted and Thriving: Raising the Gifted Child in Today’s Catholic Family — June 19: 6:30–8 p.m. at St. Ambrose, 4125 Woodbury Dr., Woodbury. Parents with a gifted child or children are tasked with raising the “whole child” positioning him or her to thrive across their lifespan. Considerations in each material, intellectual, spiritual, physical, character and virtuous development can seem daunting. As a parent, how do you navigate this growth? Janette Boazman, a specialist in the needs of gifted learners with 30 years of experience in Catholic education, will answer this question in a Catholic Schools Center of Excellence hosted event. There is no cost for the session. No registration required. https://cscoe-mn.org.

Religious Freedom, A Path to Peace: Muslims and Catholics in Dialogue June 26: 7–8:30 p.m. at Church of St. Peter, 1405 Sibley Memorial Highway, St. Paul. Join the MN Catholic Conference for a panel discussion to mark Religious Freedom Week. We’re bringing together Catholic and Islamic perspectives regarding the joint declaration of Pope Francis and Grand Imam Ahmed el-Tayeb, affirming the importance of religious freedom as a path to peace. https://www.mncatholic.org/religious-freedom-week-events.

Father Mark Dosh Speaker Series: Where Knowledge Leads to Love — Sept. 18, and Nov. 14: 6–9 p.m. at St. John the Baptist, 680 Mill St., Excelsior. We are proud to introduce the Father Mark Dosh Speaker Series: Where Knowledge Leads to Love. The 2019 quarterly series will address The Four Marks of the Church: One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic. Two sessions remain. http://www.stjohns-excelsior.org.

Young adults

Trivia Night — June 14: 6:30–8:30 p.m. at Guardian Angels, 8260 Fourth St. N., Oakdale. Tables of eight compete against each other to answer questions in a variety of categories. Snacks and beverages available. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. https://www.guardian-angels.org/event/1228401-2019-06-14-trivia-night.

Other events

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

Franciscan Retreat Center Garden Party — July 14: 1 p.m.–3 p.m. at Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center, 16386 Saint Francis Lane, Prior Lake. The friars will share refreshments, music, door prizes and fellowship as visitors stroll the assorted garden and prairie areas and visit with the gardeners themselves. Come on your own, with family or to reminisce with your old friends. https://franciscanretreats.net.

Transfiguration Holy Soles 5K — Sept. 7: 10 a.m. at 6133 15th St. N., Oakdale. Reinvigorate your New Year’s Resolutions by signing up for the ninth annual Holy Soles 5K. Challenge a friend and run/walk/jog together. Strollers welcome. $50 “Early Bird” family rate. New this year: Chip timed. Fun bonus race awards including “Most Middle of the Pack” and “Best Outfit” 651-738-2646. http://transfigurationmn.org/HolySoles5K.

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