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First Holy Communion

This year First Holy Communion will take place during the 10:30am High Mass on Sunday 7 June 2015.

Manditory Instruction classes for those making their first communion at this time begin on

Sunday 1 February 2015 at 9:15am in the Parish Centre.

Registration for these classes is required.

Please click here to register

Also beginning on Sunday 1 February at 9:15am

Fr. Harkins will conduct a Lenten Lecture Series in the Auditorium

The topic of these lectures will include The Social Encyclicals and Biblical Apologetics



All Saints Burns Supper – 31 January 2015

After the success of last years event we are preparing for the parish’s 2nd Annual Burns Supper on January 31. Last year through your generosity the parish centre was filled with the songs, poems and laughter of auld bonnie Scotland.  This year in order to allow as many people as possible to participate in a wee taste of Scotland we are seeking donors and sponsors to contribute toward the costs of the evening.

Click the link to donate gofund.me/Burns-Supper-2015

You may also put your donation in the collection basket at Mass made payable to the Church of All Saints – Burns Supper. Thank you and God bless your generosity!


All Saints Winter Courses 2015

All Saints Winter Courses begin on

16th January 2015 and meet ever Friday until 27th March 2015.

Please note there will be no classes on Friday 6th March 2015.

Changes to the parish schedule


Changes to the parish schedule

effective from Sunday 30 November 2015

Beginning from the 1st Sunday of Advent (30 November 2015) the following changes will be made to the parish schedule.

  • the daily mass offered at 12:10pm will now be listed as 12:15pm
  • the Divine Office of Compline previously sung on Wednesdays at 7pm will now be sung on Wednesdays at 7:30pm.
  • the monthly meeting of the St. Joseph’s Guild that previously met at 7pm will now meet at 7:30pm.
  • the quarterly reflections for the St Martha’s Guild will now also begin at 7:30pm.

These changes have been made in response to the lived experience of the last year and to aid the members of the choir to attend the various activities of the parish.

All Saints Courses – Winter 2015

All Saints Courses Winter 2015

In a change to our previous offerings our winter courses will focus more heavily on Catechetical instruction including Biblical Apologetics. These catechical courses are open to non-parishoners and  take place at St. Boniface 629 2nd Street NE. Minneapolis , MN 55413-1905 on Fridays beginning on Friday 16th January 2015 until Friday 27th March 2015.


All Saints Course Schedule – Winter 2015

09:15 – 10:00  Holy Hour & Confessions, Henle Latin, Biblical Apologetics

10:00 – 10:45 Catechism 1, Catechism 2, Catechism 3, Bible Stories

10:45 – 11:30  Chant, Catechism Game

11:30           ****  BREAK ****

12:10 – 12:45  Mass at Church of All Saints

13:00 – 14:00 Performance Rehearsals (at All Saints)

14:00 – 15:00 Children’s Choir (at All Saints)


Course Descriptions

Biblical Apologetics (Fr. Bauknecht) 10 week duration for age groups (14-18)

The English word “apology” comes from a Greek word which basically means “to give a defense.” Biblical apologetics, then, is the science of giving a defense of the Christian faith using scripture. There are many skeptics who doubt the existence of God and/or attack belief in the God of the Bible. There are many critics who attack the inspiration and inerrancy of the Bible. There are many false teachers who promote false doctrines and deny the key truths of the Catholic faith. The mission of an apologist is to combat these movements and promote the Catholic faith.

There is no fee for this class 

Bible Story Time 10 week duration for ages (5-7)

An opportunity to hear, draw and color some of your favorite bible stories read by a variety of different readers.

There is no fee for this class.

Catechism 1  (Fr. Harkins) 10 week duration for age groups (Post First Communion 7-9)

The Baltimore Catechism is a course designed to establish the core foundations of the Catholic Faith through the memorization of the Baltimore Catechism. Memorizing the questions and answers of the catechism provides the opportunity to build a religious foundation. This basic Catholic doctrinal foundation gives students the tools necessary to defend their faith when they are old enough to apply reason and logic (much like memorizing the alphabet before learning to read and analyze literature).

There is no fee for this class 

Catechism 2 (Fr. Bauknecht) 10 week duration for age groups (Pre Confirmation 9-14)

The Catholic Faith is enormous. it cannot be comprehended at a single glance. It must be studied with prayerful patience – over time – before the picture of it becomes clear to one’s mind. “This is the Faith” perhaps is the best picture in words of the Catholic Faith for popular reading. Therefore using Canon Ripley’s “This is the Faith”, this class will concentrate on the chapters concerning the Commandments of God.

There is no fee for this class 

Catechism 3 (Fr. Brenna) 10 week duration for age groups (Post Confirmation 14-18)

Again using “This is the Faith” this class will examine the Sacramental system, the Reformation and Catholic social principles.

There is no fee for this class 

Gregorian Chant (Mr. Poole) 8 week duration for age groups (9-14 & 14-18)

There is a fee of $65/student for this course.

Gregorian Chant is the music par excellence of the Latin Rite and is integral to the celebration of our liturgies. The best way to understand it, appreciate it, and pray with it, is to learn it. This course includes an overview of the history of chant, its theory, and listening to recordings, but the primary purpose is to learn to sing chant. This will involve regular practice of good tonal production, memorization of tone-patterns and modes, and the gradual assimilation of “Gregorian style”. Furthermore, students will begin to learn a repertory of traditional Gregorian hymns, antiphons, etc., as well as some ordinary settings for the Mass.

Materials provided. Cost $65 per student. Minimum Class size 10. Payment of tuition fees are made directly to the instructor. No students will be turned away from learning due to inability to pay. Please speak with Mr. Poole if you have tuition concerns.

Henle Latin Continued. (Fr. Brenna) 10 week duration for age groups (9-14)

There is a fee of $30/new student for this course. If you already have a copy of the text the cost is $10.

Time-tested and teacher endorsed, this comprehensive program is designed to lead the student systematically through the fundamentals of the language itself and on to an appreciation of selected classic texts.  Thorough mastery of forms, basic syntax, and simple vocabulary are primary objectives of Henle First Year Latin that enable students to handle simple readings and translations.  In a weekly classes over two semesters, it will take two academic years to learn the material in Henle’s First Year course which is on par with other programs such as Seton.  The lessons frequently refer to the Traditional Mass and the lives of the Saints, in addition to the literature of ancient Roman figures.

Materials provided. Cost $30 per new student. $10 for returning students. Minimum Class size 10 per age group. Payment of material costs are made directly to the instructor.

Performance 101 (Fr. Harkins & Miss Ratelle) 10 week duration for age groups (9-14 & 14-18)

After the heavy intellectual work of Catechism and Theology this course will lighten the load as students come face to face with “Haggis”. Students of this course will memorize and recite a range of poetry and songs in the build up to major parish events e.g. The Burns Supper and the Festival of Tables.

Children’s Choir (Mr. McMahon & Miss Ratelle) 10 week duration for age group (9-14)

The Children’s choir offers a challenging choral program for boys and girls ages 9 to 14.  This course is an integral asset to the training of all young singers in the parish.  Each choral session includes general musicianship, sight-reading, vocal technique.   Boys and girls will have the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful communal aspects of choral singing while exploring a wide range of liturgical music building up a sacred music repertoire for use in the Sunday liturgy.

Extraordinary Form Mass Times

FSSP Coat of ArmsEffective on November 30, 2014, the Mass and Devotionals schedule for All Saints Catholic Church will be as follows:

Mass Times

Sunday: 7:30 AM & 10:30 AM
Monday: 12:15 PM
Tuesday: 6:30 AM & 12:15 PM
Wednesday: 6:30 AM &12:15 PM
Thursday: 6:30 AM & 12:15 PM
Friday: 12:15 PM (7:00 PM on First Fridays)
Saturday: 8:00 AM

Holy Days & First Fridays: 7:00 PM

Masses provided by the Archdiocese in the Ordinary Form

Saturday: 5:00 PM (Vigil)
Sunday: 9:00 AM
Holy Days: 8:00 AM


Saturdays: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
30 Minutes before all Masses


Divine Office

Office of Terce:  Monday-Friday 8:00 AM
Office of Compline:  Wednesdays at 7:30 PM (also following Holy Day Masses)

Benediction and Act of Reparation

Holy hour from 6:00 PM. Benediction at 6:50 PM on First Fridays

First Saturday Devotions

Litany of Loreto following 8:00 AM Mass

About the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter

FSSP Coat of ArmsMission of the Fraternity

The Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter (Fraternitas Sacerdotalis Sancti Petri in Latin) is a Clerical Society of Apostolic Life of Pontifical right, that is, a community of Roman Catholic priests who do not take religious vows, but who work together for a common mission in the world.  The mission of the Fraternity is two-fold:  first, the formation and sanctification of priests in the cadre of the traditional liturgy of the Roman rite, and secondly, the pastoral deployment of the priests in the service of the Church.

The spiritual formation of the priests in the Fraternity is based in the Sacred Tradition of the Church, and is founded upon four pillars:

  • A deep love and devotion to the Blessed Eucharist in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
  • Faithful following of Christ the High Priest, source of all grace, our example and our inspiration.
  • Filial love and true devotion to Mary the Mother of Priests and patroness of our seminary, Our Lady of Guadalupe.
  • Loyalty and fidelity to, and dependence on, the Magisterium of the Church and the successor of Saint Peter, our Patron.

The Coat of Arms of the Fraternity

The two crossed keys principally evoke Saint Peter, Patron of our Fraternity. They also refer to the Holy See, to which we have been united with indefectible fidelity since our foundation. The absence of a tiara and the color of the background, however, clearly distinguish our arms from those of the Apostolic See. The blue background, a Marian color, reminds us that the FSSP is under the protection of the Mother of God (Constitutions #4). Lastly, the tears commemorate the difficult historical circumstances of our inception: “Qui seminant in lacrimis, in exsultatione metent” (Ps 125, 5), as well as Saint Peter’s triple assertion of love for the Lord (Jn 21, 15-17). This number may also evoke the three central aspects of our charism – hierarchical fidelity, doctrinal rectitude and the Gregorian liturgy.

Founding of the Fraternity

In 1988, Pope John Paul II established the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter as a Clerical Society of Apostolic Life of Pontifical right, and approved its constitutions. The Fraternity was founded in response to the Holy Father’s call to ecclesial unity and the new evangelization. Hence, our name denotes a filial love and loyalty to the Supreme Pontiff. The primary patron of the Fraternity from its inception was Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, then head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, later becoming Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

History of the FSSP in North America

In 1994, with the permission of Bishop Timlin, Father Josef Bisig announced the establishment of Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary at Elmhurst. It was soon apparent that the growing number of seminarians mandated a separate building. In 1998, at the invitation of Bishop Fabian W. Bruskewitz, Bishop of Lincoln, Nebraska, the decision was made to construct a seminary in Denton, and in the fall of 2000 the new seminary opened.

Since its formation, the North American District has experienced a continuing increase in the establishment of parishes and apostolates. Under Father Devillers, first North American District Superior, and his successors, Frs. Paul Carr and George Gabet (the current District Superior), parishes and apostolates have been established in seventeen dioceses in the United States. In addition to the aforementioned dioceses they include, the Archdiocese of Denver, Colorado and the Dioceses of Rapid City (South Dakota), Little Rock (Arkansas), Lincoln and Omaha (Nebraska), Youngstown (Ohio), Paterson (New Jersey), Kansas City (Kansas), Atlanta (Georgia), Tulsa and Oklahoma City (Oklahoma), Corpus Christi and Dallas (Texas), Colorado Springs (Colorado), Indianapolis (Indiana), Sacramento (California) and Boise City (Idaho). All Saints Catholic Church became the newest parish to be served by the Fraternity, with priests taking over administrative and pastoral duties of the Parish in July 2013.

In 1995 the pastoral work of the District truly became “North American” with the invitation to the Fraternity by His Grace, Archbishop Marcel Gervais, Archbishop of Ottawa (Ontario), to minister in Canada. With the invitation of other members of the Canadian hierarchy the Fraternity has established parishes and apostolates in Ottawa and St. Catharines (Ontario), Calgary (Alberta) and Vancouver (British Columbia).

Through its first decade the number of District priests has also increased tremendously. From its original two members the District now has 75 priests engaged in pastoral or seminary work. This number continues to grow each year through ordinations.

For more information about the history, mission and apostolate of the FSSP, please visit the FSSP North America page and the FSSP International page.