ANNUAL WOMEN'S RETREAT
"Chosen and Treasured"
October 7-9, 2016
All women are invited to the women's retreat October 7-9 at the NET Center in West St. Paul with guest presenter Katrino Zeno from the Diocese of Phoenix.
For more information or questions, stop by the table in the Activity Center after Mass the weekends of September 10/11, 17/18, and 24/25 or call the parish office at 763.757.6910. View a copy of the flyer here.
Register online here: http://tinyurl.com/zhzzgtn.
Registration ends Monday, September 26.
"...the Lord your God has chosen you...to be specially His own." Deut 7:6
2016-17 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION REGISTRATION
For prek-grade 12
Register now for next year's children and teen programs here at the Church of Saint Paul! Simply click the link here to register and pay online.
*Note: To sign up for the Peer Ministry Team, please click here. To register for Youth Music Ministry, click here.
We're also looking for volunteers to help with our Family Formation and Youth Ministry Programs. Please consider if there's some way you can help out this year - you don't need to have children or teens in a program to volunteer. There are many different kinds of opportunities, such as:
HANDMAIDENS, SOLDIERS, AND SAINTS YES!
Programs for 4-6th graders
To register online for Handmaidens, Soldiers, or Saints Yes, please click here.
HANDMAIDENS OF THE LORD
Handmaidens of the Lord provides opportunities for 4-6 grade girls to learn more about virtues, build Godly friendships, and allow girls to embrace their femininity. Each meeting consists of a teaching on a virtue, a craft or feminine art, a saint study, praise and worship, a large group game, and a snack (sometimes tea too). The meetings are one Thursday night a month from 7:00-8:30pm, October-May. Cost is $25 for the year. View the flyer here. Questions? Contact Laurie Mueller (763.757.1148) or Suzanne Peach (763.767.2404).
SOLDIERS OF CHRIST
Inviting all 4-6 grade boys and their dads (or adult male role model) to join Soldiers of Christ. Journey together in the growth of virtue. Meetings are one Thursday night a month from 7:00-8:30pm, October-May. Each meeting consists of a teaching, prayer, games, a service opportunity, a saint study, and a snack. Cost for the year is $25. Registration online on the parish website begins in September. View the flyer here. Questions? Contact Laurie Mueller (763.757.1148) or Dan Schluender at 651.653.5871.
Saints Yes is a group for 4th -6th grade boys and girls that meets one time a month, and provides opportunities for building friendships within the church community. Contact Laurie Mueller at 763.757.1148 with questions and to learn more.
CALLED AND GIFTED WORKSHOP
OCTOBER 28-29, 2016
Have you ever asked God, “What do you want me to do?” Perhaps He is already showing you. For every thing God calls us to do, He gives us gifts to accomplish the task. Let us help you discern these gifts and live more fully and fruitfully His will in your life.
All are invited to join us for the Called and Gifted Workshop at the Church of Saint Paul on Friday, October 28 through Saturday, October 29. This introductory workshop is the first step in a three part discernment process developed by the Catherine of Siena Institute (learn more here). View a copy of the workshop flyer here.
To register for the workshop, click here. Registration ends October 21.
For questions, please contact Jona in the parish office (763.757.6910 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
YEAR OF MERCY
December 8, 2015 - November 20, 2016
"Pope Francis has invited us to observe a special jubilee Year of Mercy starting December 8, 2015...As we enter this Year of Mercy we need to pray that the Holy Spirit will prepare our hearts, not only to receive the gift of God's mercy, but also for the grace to be able to share that gift of mercy with others...however you prepare, I ask that you lift up your brothers and sisters to the Lord who are most in need of His mercy, and ask God how He might want to use you to be an instrument of His mercy during this special year." Fr. Tim Norris
Please join us each day at 3:00pm to pray the Novena and Chaplet of Divine Mercy as the church bells ring.
You can also listen to the latest "Mercy Minutes," those testimonies given before weekend Masses during the Year of Mercy:
February 2016 "An Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy" - Fr. Mike Schmitz
Watch for more information to become available throughout the year for special Year of Mercy events and opportunities.
To learn more about the Year of Mercy, and for area events and resources, visit the Archdiocese's site here or the Vatican's site here.