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.
We're also looking for volunteers to help with our Family Formation and Youth Ministry Programs. To learn more or sign up to help, click here.
For more information or if you have questions, call 763.757.1148.
You can also learn more about our programs by clicking here.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
August 1-5, 2016
Join us for Vacation Bible School 2016 as we learn about “Jesus, Light of the World!” VBS is for children 4 years old through 7th grade, and for volunteers who are 8th grade and beyond. It runs each day from 8:45am - 12:00pm. Childcare is provided for children 3 and under whose parent is volunteering for the entire week. Be sure to register by June 1 for a chance to win a free family registration! Do you have a teen in 7th grade? If so, they are invited to participate in the VBS Campout, July 26-28, here at the Church of Saint Paul, as well as VBS the first week of August. More information about VBS and the VBS Campout is also available in the Family Activity Center after weekend Masses.
To register your child(ren) as a participant, click here.
To sign up as a volunteer for VBS, click here.
To apply as a team member (9-12 graders) for the VBS Campout, click here.
Questions? Contact Sue in the Family Formation office at 763.757.1148 or email@example.com.
COMPANIONS IN THE HEART OF JESUS
Saturday, May 14, 8:30am-12:30pm
Women, please join us for the next Companions monthly women’s mini-retreat: “Ministering Mercy and Luncheon” with guest speaker Maureen Zinda. Register for the luncheon by May 12 and please bring a salad to share. For more information about how to register and childcare, contact the parish office (763.757.6910).
OUR NEW ARCHBISHOP ANNOUNCED!
On Holy Thursday, March 24, Pope Francis formally named Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda as the new leader of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.
Archbishop-Designate Hebda has been serving as Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese since June 15, 2015. During that time, he has also been serving the Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, as Coadjutor Archbishop, and was scheduled to replace Archbishop John J. Myers when he is expected to retire in July.
The son of Bernard and the late Helen Clark Hebda, the Archbishop-Designate Hebda was born on September 3, 1959 in Pittsburgh, PA. He was ordained to the priesthood on July 1, 1989 in St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh. His Episcopal ordination took place on December 1, 2009.
In addition to serving the Archdioceses of Newark and Saint Paul and Minneapolis, he was Bishop of the Diocese of Gaylord, Michigan and has served at the Vatican and in parishes in his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Archbishop-Designate Hebda’s Installation Mass is scheduled for 2:00pm on Friday, May 13, the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, at the Cathedral of Saint Paul.
To learn more about this exciting announcement, please visit www.TheCatholicSpirit.com/newabp and www.archspm.org/newabp.
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.