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A listing of all events

at the church

July 14 through 22

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Free Parking on Weekends
In addition to the lot next to the Church, there are other locations to park free for weekend Masses. CLICK HERE for details.


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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.

12-Step Meetings at St. Olaf
St. Olaf hosts four 12-Step meetings each week to help those affected by alcohol and drug dependency: Mondays at 12:00 noon, Wednesdays at 7 a.m. and 12:00 noon, and a 7:30 p.m. Al-Anon meeting.

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. 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 or 612-767-7627.

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.

Generous Cleaning of Vestments
We are very grateful to the owner of Falconer’s Cleaners, one of our Skyway neighbors. They have donated the periodic dry cleaning of our priests’ vestments. They also extend to St. Olaf parishioners a 10% discount, good at any Falconer’s or Grand Cleaners in the metropolitan area. St. Olaf will also receive a 10% donation on every order processed. Please mention St. Olaf when you bring in your cleaning. Thank you!


Register Now for the Summer Scripture Institute
with Scripture Scholar Fr. László Simon, OSB, Monday, July 16 and Tuesday, July 17, 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. “The Wisdom of God in its Rich Variety: Old Testament wisdom literature and its New Testament reverberations” Registration fee is $20/day. Lunch is provided. To register for one or both days, call the parish office at 612-332-7471 and leave your contact information, including your phone number. Bring your payment with you to the Institute. Please register ASAP so we can get the lunch count confirmed! Walk-ins are welcome.

July 29 — St. Olaf Day
We will celebrate the Feast of St. Olaf at all Masses the weekend of July 28/29. At the 10:00 a.m. Mass, the Samaritan Ministry Room in the lower level will be dedicated as the Sister Rosanne Samaritan Hall after Sr. Rosanne Fox, CSJ who served here for over 30 years and died May 15, 2018. Come and join in the celebration of our parish feast day!

Grief Support
If someone you love has died, the Downtown Coalition for Grief Support offers educational and emotional support in a group setting to help adults understand and express grief. The Saturday morning meetings rotate from church to church in Downtown Minneapolis. Through August, the group is meeting at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1200 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis. The meetings start at 9:30 a.m. with refreshments. Then an excellent speaker presents at 10:00 a.m., with small group discussion following from 10:30 – 11:30. For more information, call 612-317-3454, or visit

Book Club
The next meeting of the Book Club will be held on Sunday, September 9, 2018 from 2:30 to 3:30. “The Sleeping Witness: A Father Gabriel Mystery” by Fiorella De Maria. For more information, CLICK HERE.

“Sign Up” for Ministries!
Participating in ministry can put joy in being Catholic. It nurtures our faith and benefits the many people whose lives we touch. And it’s a great way to get to know people. Ministry Opportunity booklets and Sign Up forms are available in the pamphlet racks around the building. Contact information for each ministry is included. Sign Up forms can be placed in the collection basket, mailed, or given to the person at the Forliti Foyer desk. This is your chance to learn about all the ministry opportunities at St. Olaf, to sign up, or to propose something new. Get happy — sign up today!  To sign up online, CLICK HERE.