Archdiocesan Announcements

PRAY FOR COVID-19 ANOINTING CORPS, PATIENTS, FAMILIES AND MEDICAL SUPPORT TEAMS
Parishioners across the Archdiocese are invited to prayerfully support those who are suffering most intensely, usually in sterile isolation, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Text archspm-anointing to 55321 or visit eva.us/archspm-anointing to receive a text each time a COVID-19 Anointing Corps Priest is dispatched to give the Last Rites. Upon receipt of the text, those in this ministry commit to take a moment to pray: 

  •       One Our Father for the patient who is in danger of death, as they prepare to meet our Heavenly Father face-to-face; 
  •       One Hail Mary for the patient’s family and friends, asking the Blessed Mother, Our Lady of Sorrows, to intercede to comfort them; and 
  •       One Glory Be in thanksgiving for the priest and for his protection, as well as the medical team attending to the patient. 

For more ways to pray for those affected by COVID-19, visit archspm.org/covid19prayers

PRAYERS AND SUPPORT FOR HEALTH CARE WORKERS
Health care workers: Catholic faithful throughout the Archdiocese are dedicated to praying for you! Visit archspm.org/covid19prayers to submit a prayer request. On this page, you may also sign up for a weekly email, watch encouraging videos, and find resources for support.

Want to join in praying for health care workers? Commit to daily prayer for health care workers by texting archspm-healthcare to 55321 or signing up at eva.us/archspm-healthcare. You will receive a weekly message with a link to names of health care workers to keep in your prayers. 

SOULCOLLAGE SUNDAY CIRCLES
Oct. 18, Nov. 8, and Dec. 13, 2020, 1:30-4:00 pm, Online Event.

These four casual afternoons (via Zoom) give participants the time, space and silence they need to create, reflect on their lives, and explore their own inner wisdom. Sessions include spiritual reflection, collage making and creative exercises. No previous experience is necessary. Please register at www.benedictinecenter.org. Cost is $25 for an individual session or $80 for all four. 

ROSARY COAST TO COAST 2020
Sunday, October 11, 3:00-4:00 pm at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 2739 Stinson Blvd. NE, St. Anthony.

All are invited to gather in front of the church and invite friends and family from around the Archdiocese. We will pray the rosary and adore Jesus in the Eucharist at exactly the same time as other participants across the nation. After the rosary, we will process into the church for Benediction and final blessing. Rosary Coast to Coast is inspired by the Rosary on the Border in Poland and the Rosary on the Coast in both Ireland and the UK. For more information, contact the parish at (612) 787-1180 or www.stchb.org.

ARCHBISHOP FLYNN CATECHETICAL INSTITUTE: SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP
Offered in Two Great Ways this Fall—in Person or Online! Join over 1,000 students who are now “activated disciples!”  

The experience begins October 13, at the Church of St. Paul in Ham Lake, and participants have the option to join in person, or via Livestream!  
Taught by Jeff Cavins, this course is open to all adults and teaches the basics of discipleship, how to share your faith with confidence, and how to cultivate a deeper life of prayer. In this 7-week course, students become “activated disciples” and embark on a guided 40-day discipleship challenge to help put what they learn into practice. The course culminates on January 16, 2021 with an interactive seminar featuring Jeff Cavins and Dr. Mary Healy, followed by a social gathering, where students share stories of their experience living as activated disciples. The cost for the course, materials, and seminar is $125. For more information visit semssp.org/ci/.

HOLY HOUR FOR VOCATIONS

Tuesday, October 13, 7:00–8:00 pm, St. Nicholas, New Market.  

All people of the Archdiocese are invited to participate in the Holy Hours for Vocations. Each month, the event will take place at another parish in the Archdiocese. Come spend an hour with Jesus each month to pray for an increase in vocations to the priesthood, consecrated life and diaconate. For more information and safe-distancing guidelines for this event, please contact the Office of Vocations at (651) 962-6890 or visit 10000vocations.org.

 

THINKING PRIESTHOOD? DISCERNMENT DAY WITH BISHOP ANDREW COZZENS
Saturday, October 31, 9:00 am – 9:00 pm. 
This retreat is for Catholic men who are discerning priesthood and are pursuing or have completed a college degree. More information and to register, visit 10000vocations.org.

 

SPEAKING OF VOCATIONS: EXPLORING MEN'S VOCATIONS WITH ARCHBISHOP HEBDA
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 –8:00 pm, St. Nicholas, New Market.
Archbishop Bernard Hebda and Father David Blume, Director of Vocations, invite men, ages 16 – 50, who are discerning the priesthood or religious life to join us for this virtual event!  Come for an evening of prayer and conversation with Archbishop, priests and religious sharing their vocation testimonies. 

 

SAVE THE DATE: VIRTUAL VIANNEY VISIT
Tuesday, November 19, 5:30 – 8:00 pm.    
St. John Vianney will offer a virtual event for all prospective college seminarians!  For more information and to register, see 10000vocations.org.

 

ARCHBISHOP'S DISCERNMENT RETREAT
December 18 – 20, Franciscan Retreat Center, Prior Lake.
Have you thought that maybe God is calling you to be a Catholic priest?  This annual weekend retreat is for Catholic men, who are currently Juniors and Seniors in High School.  For more information, see 10000vocations.org.

 

WALKING WITH MOMS IN NEED
Thursday, October 15 from 10:30 am-2:00 pm, Guardian Angels, Oakdale 

Walking with Moms in Need, a USCCB initiative, aims to establish parish support networks for pregnant and parenting young moms. Join the Northeast and St. Paul Deaneries Council of Catholic Women in a safe, physically-distanced environment for Prayer, Confessions, Mass and a “Lunch and Learn” panel discussion, also offered virtually. The event is free. Pre-registration is required for both in-person and virtual participation: wwminmn.eventbrite.com.

 

WOMEN ENTERING RELIGIOUS LIFE
We would like to understand how many women in the Archdiocese are entering (or have entered) a religious order in the year 2020.  If you are aware of a woman from a parish in the Archdiocese entering Religious Life during the year 2020, please let us know!  See www.vocations.org/archdiocesan-women- entering-religious-life.com
We will include these women’s names and Religious Orders on the Vocations website and ask people to support them in prayer. 

 

RACHEL'S VINEYARD RETREATS FOR HEALING AFTER ABORTION
October 30-November 1, Coon Rapids.
If you or someone you love is grieving the loss of a child or children to abortion, come and experience the compassionate mercy of Jesus Christ on our weekend retreat. Rachel’s Vineyard Twin Cities' retreats are open to anyone impacted by abortion - women, men, grandparents, siblings, and health care professionals. For more information contact Nancy at [email protected], call 763-250-9313 or see www.rvineyardmn.org

 

PRAYING WITH THE PSALMS
October 20, 2020, 7:00-9:00 pm on Zoom, hosted by the Benedictine Center. 

Participants will learn to pray the psalms in a new way, which can give them insights into God and themselves; and can deepen their relationship with the Divine. The evening includes a teaching, praying techniques and time for reflection, silence and sharing. Cost: $25. benedictinecenter.org.

 

AT-HOME IGNATIAN RETREAT FOR WOMEN
Beginning October 22, 2020, online, hosted by Saint Thomas More Catholic Community.

Have you ever been curious about Ignatian prayer? This virtual retreat for women will include four video lessons—one for each week of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Participants may move through the “weeks” at their own pace and will have the opportunity to take part in a virtual gathering afterward to share experiences, ask questions, and make comments. This format will be equally beneficial to those who are new to Ignatian retreats and to those who have made retreats annually for years! All women are welcome! Visit: morecommunity.org/womens-retreat.

 

WHAT CRISIS TEACHES: A BENEDICTINE PERSPECTIVE
October 22, 2020, 9:00-11:00 am on Zoom, hosted by St. Paul’s Monastery.

Based on the belief that conversation has the power to inspire and transform, participants will explore what they are learning from the COVID-19 pandemic through the prism of St. Benedict’s call to attentiveness, listening and conversion of life. They may not find answers but may tap into the power of values that keep them centered. Free event. benedictinecenter.org.

 

CCRO 2020 FALL CONFERENCE
October 24, 2020, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm at All Saints Catholic Church in Lakeville. 

The Catholic Charismatic Renewal Office is presenting a Fall Conference, New Growth in the Holy Spirit, Saturday all day and a 7:00 pm evening healing service open to all. Fr. Mathias Thelen will be leading the conference. He is the president of Encounter Ministries that has been instrumental in leading people from all over on a deep encounter with Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit. Fr. Brian Gross from the Diocese of Bismarck, ND, will also be speaking. Recording artist and All Saints very-own Teresa Peterson will be leading music. If you wish to join us on site, seating is limited. Call (763) 571-5314 or visit ccro-msp.org for more details on how to register.

 

CREATED TO BELIEVE: CALLED TO MOTHERHOOD
Being a Mom is hard and knowing you're not alone on the journey makes a huge difference! Do you sometimes wonder about who you are as a woman, wife, and mother? Do you desire strong friendships with other moms just like you? When you enter into "Created to Believe: Called to Motherhood" as part of The Cana Experience, you will more deeply know who you are in the light of your Catholic faith and be equipped with practical tools that can be applied right away in your marriage and with your children. To find a group near you and learn more about joining The Cana Experience with other mothers of young children this Fall 2020, visit canafamilyinstitute.com or contact Cathy at [email protected].

 

INSTITUTIONAL BETRAYAL AND ITS IMPACT ON SURVIVORS OF ABUSE

October 26, 6:30-8:00 pm on Zoom.

Victims of clergy abuse are traumatized not only by their abusers but also the institution they represent. Understanding institutional betrayal can foster healing and recover. Fr Matthew J. Malek, OFM Conv, will present. Registration is required. Contact Paula Kaempffer, Outreach Coordinator for Restorative Justice and Abuse Prevention, at [email protected], or (651) 291-4429, to register. 

 

RESTORATIVE JUSTICE GROUPS
These groups are open to all victim/survivors. For more information and details for attending the virtual meetings, visit www.archspm.org/healing.
Questions? Contact Paula Kaempffer, Outreach Coordinator for Restorative Justice and Abuse Prevention, at (651) 291-4429. 

Victim/Survivor Support Group for those Abused by Clergy as Adults 
First Monday of each month, 6:30-8 p.m. online via ZOOM. 

Support Group for Relatives or Friends of Victims of Clergy Sexual Abuse 
Second Tuesday of each month, 6:30-8 p.m. online via ZOOM. 

Victim/Survivor Support Group 
Third Monday of each month, 6:30-8 p.m. online via ZOOM. 

Survivor Peace Circle 
Third Wednesday of each month, 6:30 – 8 p.m. online via Zoom. 

Support Group for Men who have been Sexually Abused by Clergy/Religious 
Fourth Wednesday of each month, 6:30-8 p.m. online via ZOOM.

WALKING THE SACRED PATH: A FREE VIRTUAL RETREAT WITH DAN SCHUTTE
Four Sessions October 29 - November 19, 7:00-8:30 pm, hosted by St. Joseph Catholic Community.
Online materials included. Attend live or watch recorded sessions these sessions: 

  • Oct 29: Video - Paying Attention to God 
  • Nov 5: Video - Staking Our Lives On Jesus
  • Nov 12: Video - Sent As Disciples of Hope
  • Nov 19: Wrap-up Live Zoom Question/Answer Session with Dan Schutte

Invite your friends and signup today: www.stjosephparish.com/retreat.