Calendar — December 22, 2011

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Dining out

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 $10.95. Call (952) 888-1492 for reservations.

KC pancake breakfast at Transfiguration, Oakdale — January 8: 8 a.m. to noon at 6133 15th St. Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children 6 to 12.

KC brunch at Epiphany, Coon Rapids — January 8: 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 1900 111th Ave N.W.  Volunteer contribution with proceeds to go to men and women in formation.

KC pancake breakfast at St. Michael, Farmington — January 8: 9 a.m. to noon at 22120 Denmark Ave. Free will offering. Proceeds go to local charities.

Parish events

7-week marriage course for married couples at St. Francis Xavier, Buffalo — Begins January 6: 6:15 p.m. each Friday evening at 300 First Ave. N.W. Course includes a candlelight dinner, practical talks, couple discussion, and no group sharing.  All ages and stages are welcome. Dates are January 6, 13, 20, February 10, 17, 24, and March 2.  Cost is $25 per couple for registration and books.  Childcare available. For information, call (763) 684-4075.

‘Joy to the World: A Christmas Cantata’ at St. Patrick, Oak Grove — January 8: 7 p.m. at 19921 Nightingale St. Features orchestra and choir members from several parishes. Pie social to follow.

‘Our Gift of Song’ at the Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis — January 8: 2 p.m. at 88 N. 17th St. An Epiphany celebration of the birth of Christ as Babushka and The Three Kings journey around the world to see the newborn baby, told through story, dance and world music. Free will offering.


Sant’Egidio Community Evening Prayer at St. Richard, Richfield —  every Thursday: 7 p.m. at 7540 Penn Ave. S.

Legion of Mary prayers in front of Planned Parenthood, St. Paul — Every Friday: 3 p.m. at 1965 Ford Parkway. For information, call (651) 439-9098.

Rosary of the unborn at Pregnancy Choices LifeCare Center, Apple Valley — Every Thursday: 7:15 p.m. at 15026 Glazier Ave. For information, visit http://www.rosaryofthe

Knights of Columbus traveling rosary at St. Bernard, St. Paul — December 25: 2 p.m. at 187 W. Geranium.

KC Rosary for Life on the feast of the Holy Innocents outside Planned Parenthood, St. Paul — December 28: Noon at the corner of Charles Avenue and Vandalia Street.

Blessing of timekeepers at St. Albert the Great, Minneapolis — December 31 and January 1: 5 p.m. New Year’s Eve and 9:30 a.m. NewYear’s Day at the corner of E. 29th Street and 32nd Avenue S. Bring your Blackberry, iPhone or Android, your iPad, calendar or clock.

Blessing of new adoration chapel with Bishop Lee Piché at St. Mark, St. Paul — January 1: 11 a.m. Mass at 2001 Dayton Ave. A procession will follow Mass.

Festival of Lessons and Carols: A 12th Night Celebration at St. Bartholomew, Wayzata — January 6: 7 p.m. at 630 E. Wayzata Blvd. For information, visit

Healing Mass at Holy Name of Jesus, Wayzata — January 12: Rosary at 6:30 p.m., Mass at 7 p.m. at 155 County Road 24. Father Joseph Gillespie will be the celebrant.


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 Judy  at (763) 221-3040 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.

School events

Open house at Benilde-St. Margaret School, St. Louis Park — January 9: 6 p.m. at 2501 Highway 100 S. For students entering grades 7 to 12. For information, visit

Open house at Holy Name of Jesus School, Wayzata — January 10: 7 p.m. at 155 County Road 24. For students entering preschool through grade 6. For information or to RSVP, call (763) 473-3675.

Preschool and kindergarten information night at Transfiguration School, Oakdale — January 5: 6:30 p.m. at 6135 15th St. N. For information, visit

Open house at St. Thomas Academy, Mendota Heights — January 8: 1 p.m. presentation with tours to follow at 949 Mendota Heights Road. For students entering grades 7 to 12.

Preschool and kindergarten roundup at Blessed Trinity School, Richfield — January 8: 2 to 4 p.m. at 7540 Penn Ave. S. To RSVP, call (612) 866-6906. For information, visit

Open house at Holy Family Catholic High School, Victoria — January 12: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 8101 Kochia Lane. For information or to pre-register online visit

Open house at Holy Name of Jesus School, Wayzata — January 12: 7 p.m. at 155 County Road 24. For students entering preschool through grade 6. For information or tho RSVP, call (763) 473-3675.

Middle school open house at Our Lady of Peace School, Minneapolis — January 12: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 5435 11th Ave. S. For students entering grades 5 to 8. For information, visit

Other events

‘The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge’ Christmas play at Open Window Theatre, Minneapolis — December 27 to 30:  7:30 p.m. at 1313 Chestnut Ave. For information, call (651) 955-9123 or visit

10th annual Catholic Apologetics Conference at All Saints, Lakeville — January 7: 1 to 4:30 p.m. at 19795 Holyoke Ave. Featured speaker is author Peter Kreeft. Advanced registration is required by Dec. 31. For information, visit or call (651) 216-4734.

‘Experience a Day of Quiet’ at Benedictine Center, Maplewood — January 7: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 2675 Benet Ave. Participants will immerse themselves in a monastery setting by enjoying a private room, praying and eating with the monastic community, as well as exploring the grounds, library and its latest art exhibit. Cost is $10 and includes lunch. Register online at

Ministry of Mothers Sharing 20th anniversary celebration benefit at St. Paul’s Monastery, Maplewood — January 8: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at 2675 Benet Road.  Co-founder Sister Paula Hagen will speak. Cost is $25 per person. RSVP by January 3 by calling (651) 748-4089.

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