Events & News
A listing of all events
at the church
May 19 through 27
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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.
FAITH FORMATION & ENRICHMENT
To sign up for this program, CLICK HERE.
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 jbauchle@SaintOlaf.org 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!
St. Olaf Night at The Twins!
Join parishioners (bring friends!) to hear our Festival Choir sing the national anthem at our annual ST. OLAF NIGHT AT THE TWINS, Wednesday, June 20, at 7:10 p.m. vs the Boston Red Sox. Tickets $25, includes a hot dog and a pop (additional hot dogs $1 on Dollar Dog Night!). Reserve tickets using form found in the bulletin below. Watch for details in Forliti Foyer about picking up your tickets. The deadline is May 25.
On Monday, May 28, we’ll have a special Mass at 10:00 a.m. There will be no Mass at 7:00 a.m. or 12 noon and no confessions. The parish office will be closed.
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, June 3rd from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. For more information, CLICK HERE.
Archdiocesan Marriage Day Celebration
Saturday, June 2 at the Cathedral of St Paul, at 10:00 a.m. there will be Mass, renewal of vows, and a short reception to celebrate the Sacrament of Matrimony. Couples married one or more years may request a commemorative certificate signed by Archbishop Bernard Hebda. To request a certificate, please contact Sonya Flomo at the Archdiocese, 651-291-4488 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember fathers, living or deceased, with a gift toward church flowers and environment. Suggested offering is $5.00 or more per remembrance. Names of honorees and donors will be posted. Forms are in the pamphlet racks. Make checks payable to St. Olaf Church and write “Father’s Day Flowers” on the memo line. Place form and donation in the collection or bring to the parish reception desk by June 4.
Emmet Cahill Concert
Tuesday, June 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Emmet Cahill, internationally acclaimed Irish tenor and lead singer with Celtic Thunder, will give a concert at St. Olaf with the participation of the choir communities here. A portion of the proceeds will support St. Olaf ministries. You may purchase tickets at the door or online at www.emmetcahill.com. The St. Olaf concert is listed under “Tour Dates” at June 12, Minneapolis, MN.
Being Sober and Becoming Happy
Being Sober and Becoming Happy is a monthly series for people recovering, people in relationships with people recovering and for those who work professionally with people recovering. It deals with behaviors necessary to maintain long-term sobriety in the 12-Step program. Dr. John MacDougall, Spiritual Guidance Coordinator at The Retreat, Wayzata, will lead 9 presentations that look at each chapter of his book Being Sober and Becoming Happy. Sessions take place on the first Thursday of each month, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., in Forliti Gathering Room (no February meeting, and twice in June, the 7th and 28th). No registration is required. Generous snacks and beverages will be provided. Brochures are in the Plexiglas stands in the vestibule, at the side door of the Sanctuary, and near the Skyway elevator.
June 7 — Finding Joy in Life
June 28 — Becoming Happy
Mark the Date
Fr. David Haschka’s last weekend at St. Olaf will be June 23 and 24. On Sunday, June 24 he will preside at the 10:00 a.m. and 12 noon liturgies. He will attend hospitality after the 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., and 12 noon Masses to say good bye and receive well wishes.
Call for Clothing
The St. Olaf Samaritan Ministry clothing closet accepts clean, new and gently used clothing for adult men and women. We are in particular need of men’s work pants and jeans. Please check your own closets at home or shop for those in need and bring items with you the next time you come to St. Olaf. Your support is appreciated!
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 mplsgriefsupport.com.
“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.