Events & News
A listing of all events
at the church
July 22 through 30
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St. Olaf provides low gluten hosts and hearing enhancement devices upon request. Arrive early and ask an usher or sacristan for assistance. For more information contact Virginia Stillwell at 612-767-7630 or vstillwell@SaintOlaf.org.
Shout Out to Caribou Coffee!
Caribou Coffee in the Campbell-Mithun Tower (next door to St. Olaf) is a new partner of Samaritan Ministry. They donate delicious unsold baked goods weekly for Samaritan Ministry guests. Stop in during the week to say “Thanks for supporting St. Olaf Samaritan Ministry”.
Park Free, for Mass ONLY
When you come for Mass, park free: (1) in the TCF Tower Ramp, across 2nd Avenue. You need a voucher to exit. OR (2) in the surface lot 1 block south, but ONLY in the 10th Street & 2nd Avenue section. You MUST display a White “St. Olaf” Card on your dash at all times. Please be mindful or towing becomes a possibility. Vouchers and White Cards are at the Forliti Foyer desk and with the ushers, or call the office at 612-332-7471. Thank you.
A Well-Kept Secret
Is St. Olaf a well-kept secret to you or someone you know? It shouldn’t be. The St. Olaf Catholic Community connects faith and work in the center of Downtown Minneapolis and has for over 75 years. We serve people who are homeless and have for over 40 years. There are 17 Masses and 8 Confession times every week. Sunday’s 10:00 a.m. Mass airs on MCN Cable Channel 6 at 8:00 p.m. Sundays and 10:00 a.m. Mondays. Please consider giving to St. Olaf:
Personally — Drop your gift in the collection basket at Mass.
Mobile phone — Text 612-979-1698 and follow the prompts.
Kiosks — Visit the Kiosk in the vestibule at the back of church or the Kiosk upstairs in the Skyway hallway.
Online — Visit SaintOlaf.org and Click on “Give to St. Olaf.”
Mail — Send your check to St. Olaf Catholic Church, 215 South 8th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402.
Phone — Make a gift by credit or debit card; please call me.
Stock Gift — Please alert me.
Legacy Gifts — Name St. Olaf in your estate plan as part of your lasting commitment to St. Olaf.
Volunteer your time and talent – Call the parish office: 612-332-7471.
Thank you! FRMurnane@SaintOlaf.org or 612-767-7635
St. Olaf Nursery
The St. Olaf Nursery is open for the 10:00 am & 12:00 noon Masses each Sunday in our Education Room, in the lower level. We have child-care workers with many years of experience supervising during this time. You are welcome to attend Mass or stay with your child.
A Call to Hospitality Ministry
There is a need for volunteers to serve at Sunday hospitality in the Gathering Room, in particular after the 4:00 p.m. Mass as your schedule permits. No experience required, just a willing spirit and a smile. Please contact Julie Bauchle, Director of Household Services/Hospitality at jbauchle@SaintOlaf.org or 612-332-7471 ext. 7627. A great opportunity for couples or families to answer the call to service together.
12-Step Meetings at St. Olaf
St. Olaf hosts five 12-Step meetings each week for people looking for relief from addiction. Call the office at 612-332-7471 for meeting times.
Beautiful Space for Rent at St. Olaf!
We have stunning spaces at St. Olaf for you to stage weddings, celebrations, anniversaries, seminars — all manner of gatherings and meetings. Newly remodeled, beautifully appointed Fleming Hall seats 250 at tables or 300 theater style. Forliti Gathering Room, with gas fireplace and small kitchen, seats 150 either at tables or theater style (available starting in the fall). Both rooms have AV and Wi-Fi and are accessible to all. You will love working with us! For information, please contact Julie Bauchle, Director of Hospitality, at jbauchle@SaintOlaf.org or 612-332-7471, ext. 227.
St. Olaf Senior Bus Service
St. Olaf offers bus pickup from various downtown facilities to our Saturday 4:00 pm Mass. These locations include Andrew Residence, Augustana, Towers Condominiums, Elliot Twins, Maryland Apartments, Kenwood, Nicollet Towers, and 215 Oak Grove. If you live in these facilities and are in need of a ride to Mass, please call the office at 612-332-7471.
The St. Olaf Book Club
The club meets monthly at the parish, in the Fleming Foyer. The books cover a variety of topics, and all are invited! If you would like assistance/suggestions as to where to obtain the books, contact Book Club coordinator Jeanne Krumpelmann at 612-722-4084 or email@example.com. The next meeting will be held on Sunday, July 30 from 2:30 – 3:30 pm. For more information, CLICK HERE.
Feast of St. Olaf, King and Martyr
At all Masses on the weekend of July 29–30, we will celebrate in Word, Music and Hospitality the Feast of St. Olaf, the patron saint of our parish. Enjoy Scandinavian cookies in addition to our regular hospitality after Masses on Sunday. At the 10:00 a.m. Mass, the St. Olaf Choir will return from their summer break and at the Sunday 4:00 p.m. Mass, our Contemporary Music Ensemble will sing, both groups ministering with their usual strong leadership. Join the fun!
St. Olaf Parishioner Receives Award
On Wednesday, August 2, our long-time St. Olaf parishioner, Peter Spokes, will receive the distinctive Risen Christ Catholic School annual “Circle of Light” award. This honor is bestowed on individuals who have given outstanding support to the students through their service and commitment to the School. Join the reception in Fleming Hall after the Wednesday 12:00 Noon Mass.
Downtown Coalition for Grief Support
Excellent speakers, trained facilitators and a group of others who have experienced loss make these sessions a place of healing. It’s possible to walk the path of grief alone. However, the companionship of others who are also wounded by loss is tremendously consoling and powerfully healing. Meetings every Saturday from 9:30-11:30 am. Through August, meetings are hosted by First Christian Church, 610 W. 28th St. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 612-317-3454, or visit www.mplsgriefsupport.com. A small weekly donation is gratefully accepted.
Invitation to Counseling and Therapy
Easter and spring remind us that we are people of new life and new growth, even after very difficult days. The Counseling Program at Catholic Charities has openings ready in St. Paul, Blaine or Burnsville for anyone who is interested in working on some areas that need renewal, whether individually, or as a couple or family. They also have Men’s Therapy Groups. We will work with whatever financial situation you have, through insurance or sliding fee. Call 651 647-3186.