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Book Club

The St. Olaf Book 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


The next meeting will be held on Sunday, April 22 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Jewish RootsJesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist: Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper” by Brant Pitre

Using his in-depth knowledge of the Bible and Jewish Tradition, Dr. Pitre illumines one of the greatest mysteries of the Catholic Faith: the mystery of Jesus’ presence in the Eucharist. We see, through Jewish eyes, the significance of the Passover of the Messiah, the Miraculous Manna from Heaven, and the mysterious Bread of the Presence and how these all shed light on the meaning of the words spoken by Jesus at the Last Supper. We recognize anew how the Passover of Jesus that began in the upper room and was consummated on Calvary is still with us today whenever the Sacrifice of the Mass is celebrated.

Brant Pitre (PH.D.) is a professor of Scripture at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans and author of many books.