Children are always welcome at St. Olaf, but if they become disruptive during Mass, we request that you take advantage of our nursery facilities. Just ask one of our ushers to assist you.

The nursery is staffed during the Sunday 10:00 am and 12:00 noon Masses.

Child care is provided for children (infants through age 6) of worshipers by competent child care workers whose paramount concern is the health, safety, security and well-being of each child. The nursery strives to affect a supportive atmosphere in a protected environment so that children experience a sense of comfort and a minimum of distress regarding the parent’s absence.  Our nursery workers are urged to practice qualities of gentleness, compassion, empathy and understanding.

Personal contact, individual attention and prompt response are given to each child focusing on particular needs and interests. While physical needs, especially of infants, take priority, social interaction, emotional nurturing and mental stimulation become increasingly important for toddlers and pre-school children.

Guidelines for behavior are clear, concise, and consistent. Rules will be kept to a minimum. Discipline may be firm but not harsh, threatening, or in any way abusive.

The nursery provides the above-mentioned care as a service for children of worshipers at St. Olaf. It does not function as a licensed day care center or as a religious education program. Two qualified staff members are always present to supervise the nursery.

The St. Olaf Nursery provides:
Accommodations for parents wishing to stay with their children
A professional staff with many years of experience
Changing table
Baby supplies (including diapers and wipes)
Toddler-sized bathroom facilities
Books, games, toys, toys, toys!

Annual Stewardship Renewal

We invite you to participate in our Annual Stewardship Renewal Drive

Stewardship is simply realizing that all that we have is a gift from God. 

Knowing that, we want to give back to the people and places that bless our lives.

At St. Olaf, we see abiding generosity from parishioners and visitors to Minneapolis, and from people who work downtown.  

You help us define this parish as a blessed and inspiring community. Just as St. Olaf helps shape the character of Downtown Minneapolis, so too do you help shape the character of St. Olaf.

We invite you to participate in our annual stewardship drive.  THANK YOU!

CLICK HERE for additional information.


Burt’s Bees,  Women with Spirit Bible Study, and League of Catholic Women

St. Olaf Samaritan Ministry would like to recognize the following for their recent support:
Burt’s Bees for donating several cases of facial cleansing towelettes for distribution to our guests.
Women with Spirit Bible Study at Pax Christi, Eden Prairie for their donation of clothing and winter-weather gear.
League of Catholic Women for their quarterly drive in support of seasonal needs.
Thank you to these parishioners and visitors for their demonstration of the many ways to share gifts in support of the mission of the parish and the gospel!

Giving Trees Are Here!

Giving Trees Bring Holiday Cheer


The 2018 Holiday Giving Trees are ready for another year to help connect St. Olaf members and visitors to those in need. Located at the skyway entrance and under the skylight at the 8th Street entrance, the Giving Trees are decorated with colorful ornaments with suggested gift ideas to provide some holiday cheer for guests of St. Olaf Samaritan Ministry. The process is simple; take an ornament, or two, (or more!), shop for the requested items and return them the next time you are here at St. Olaf. It is also possible to make a check/cash contribution clearly marked “Samaritan Ministry” and volunteers will shop for you. Returning items ASAP helps us plan for what else might be needed as the season moves forward. The Giving Trees will be up until December 16. Please contact Michael Griffin with questions or for more information at 612-767-7632 or

Abria needs Volunteers

Help put a choice for life within reach! Abria Pregnancy Resources seeks volunteers to join in their mission of helping women and couples facing an unexpected pregnancy. We greatly need volunteers in Resource Navigation and Parent Education. Resource Navigators are a source of connection and support for clients. 

Parent Education Facilitators support clients by providing curriculum-based learning that empowers them to confidently assume their parenting role. Training provided. Locations in St.
Paul and North Minneapolis.  For more information call Gwen at 651-348-7799 or visit our website

Abria Pregnancy Resources offers a safe, non-judgmental and supportive environment for women and couples facing an unexpected pregnancy. Our clients experience friendship, hope, and encouragement through positive and life-affirming medical and personal support services, education, and resources.

Letter from Archbishop Hebda 12-14-2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Many of you have reminded me that our Church needs to face today’s challenges with more direct
action. Changes must be made that will prevent regression to old ways. I am taking additional steps in this
Archdiocese to change the culture that fostered the clergy abuse crisis... READ MORE

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