Around the Diocese (May 6, 2018)

National Catholic Singles Conference – June 8 – 10, 2018

At the Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul-Airport Mall of America. For more information and to register visit NationalCatholicSingles.com or call 512-766-5798.

S.S. Cyril & Methodius Spring Rummage Sale

May 16th, 17th &18th. $2.00 bag day on Friday from 10am to noon. 13th Ave & 2nd Street North East. 

PILGRIMAGE TO POLAND AND CZECH REPUBLIC

Pilgrimage to Poland and Czech Republic – August 13 – 27, 2018

Fr. Krzysztof Sanrtra, FSSP invites you to join him for a pilgrimage to his homeland of Poland. For more information contact Susan Kotnik, Orbis Catholicus Travel at susankotnik@gmail.com or call 604-465-6911.

Totus Tuus

Apply to be a team member for the Totus Tuus Summer Catechetical Program!

We are in need of college age men and women who feel called to share their Catholic faith with the youth from local parishes around the Archdiocese. Positions are a 2 month commitment (6/17/28), which includes one week of training and one week break for the 4th of July. Each team member will receive $2,520 for their work. Find application forms at www.archspm.org/TotusTuus.

Solemn Good Friday Prayer Vigil

Outside Planned Parenthood, St. Paul. March 30, 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Join with thousands in prayer at Minnesota’s highest volume abortuary. Fifteen area pastors, including Bishop Andrew Cozzens and Dr. John Piper, will lead in scripture and prayer, one each half hour throughout the day. Bring your family and come for as long as you can an hour or two, half the day or all day. Park at the UST Anderson Parking Facility on the corner of Grand and Cretin; shuttle buses will be running back and forth to the vigil site all day. For more information, go to plam.org/events or call 651-771-1500.

Current Church Discipline for Penance During Lent

Law of Abstinence – Begins on one’s 14th birthday; Abstinence from flesh meat.

Days of Abstinence – Ash Wednesday and all Fridays of Lent

Law of Fasting – Applies to everyone aged 18 to 59; Only one full meal may be taken, but two smaller meals that do not add to one full meal may also be taken.

Days of Fasting – Ash Wednesday and Good Friday

Days of Penance – All days of Lent are obligatory days of penance on which some suitable penance should be done, the exceptions being Sundays and the Solemnities of St. Joseph (transferred to March 20) and the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (March 25).

*All are encouraged to be generous in their Lenten Penances. For the former Church discipline for Lent, see the FSSP Liturgical Calendar.

Sidewalk Counseling Training, March 12

Monday, March 12, 7 to 9 p.m., Bethlehem Baptist Church, 720 13th Ave. S., Minneapolis.

Attend this free seminar and learn how to save these babies by peacefully reaching out in love to those entering abortion centers. Prayer supporters are also welcomed. Open to all denominations. Hosted by the parish Sanctity of Life Ministry and presented by ProLife Action Ministries. To register, contact debra.braun@plam.org or call 651-797-6364. 

2018 Archdiocesan Men’s Conference

March 10, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saint Thomas Academy, Mendota Heights

Keynote Speaker: Monsignor Thomas Richter.

The conference also includes Mass, breakout sessions with dynamic speakers, and the opportunity for the sacrament of Reconciliation. Bring your own lunch or purchase from the on site food trucks! Find more details and register at TheCatholicWatchmen.com. Cost: $25. Questions? Contact Enzo Randazzo at randazzov@archspm.org or 651-291-4483.

First Communion Sunday June 3

FIRST COMMUNION will be on Sunday June 03, 2018.

First Communions are as a group (usually once a year, in late Spring/early Summer), or individually (at any time by arrangement). Contact the parish office at least six weeks before to make arrangements. Those who are to receive their first communion will need to provide proof that they are prepared for the sacrament (an interview with one of the priests at All Saints), and a current baptismal certificate (issued from the place of baptism within six months of the date of confirmation – mailed from the place of baptism directly to All Saints). Watch bulletin for class schedule.

Ultimate Youth Lenten Retreat

The Passion of Jesus and Compassion of Mary. Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm at St. Raphael Catholic Church, 7301 Bass Lake Road Crystal, MN 55428. Admission is $10 per person. Parents Register your High School Children at LentenRetreat.com. Questions: contact Anna Scherber: ascherber@straphaelcrystal.org

This one day retreat for high school students will feature four talks by Fr. Robert Altier. The day will include lunch, Eucharistic Adoration, Confession, small group discussion, Sunday Mass and more! Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to enter more deeply into your Lenten journey with Jesus. Sponsored by St. Raphael Catholic Church and Catholic Parents OnLine