Archbishop Hebda Covid 19 Update 11-23-20

Please watch the video from Archbishop Hebda regarding the COVID-19 SURGE 11-23-20

Giving Trees Are Here!

Giving Trees Bring Holiday Cheer

Participate in the Saint Olaf Giving Tree by December 20, 2020:
• Choose much-needed gifts from our list (below). Shop and deliver gifts to Saint Olaf.
• Shop online and ship to Saint Olaf directly.
• Send a check marked “Giving Tree” and leave the shopping to us!

 It is also possible to make a check/cash contribution clearly marked “Samaritan Ministry-Giving Tree” 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 Tree will be up until December 20. Please contact Michael Griffin with questions or for more information at 612-767-7632 or


     Men’s hat, gloves/mittens, & scarf or a set
     Women’s hat, gloves/mittens, & scarf or a set
     $10 Target Gift Card for Exodus Residents
     $25 Cub Gift Card
     $25 or $50 Target Gift Card to assist families
     Men’s winter coats (Sizes 2X and 3X)
     Women’s winter coats (Sizes large and extra large)
     Warm Socks
     Give the gift of Cash, send a check marked “Giving Tree” and leave the shopping to us!


Saint Olaf has answers to the question WHERE CAN WE PARK?

Archbishop Hebda: "Please Wear a Mask"

Watch the Archbishop Hebda video encouraging all to wear a mask:


Saint Olaf Statement on the murder of George Floyd

Grounded in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and formed by the Catholic social teaching principle of the
sanctity of life and the call to protect human dignity, Saint Olaf Catholic Church condemns the
murder of George Floyd on a street in our community, even as he called for help, while in the
custody of four (now) former Minneapolis Police officers. That yet another African-American
man is killed by police is a stark reminder that the sin of racism remains...READMORE

Synod 2021

What is a Synod? What is the purpose?

“A Synod is a formal representative assembly designed to help a bishop in his shepherding of the local Church.”
The purpose is “to discern and establish clear pastoral priorities in a way that will both promote greater unity and lead us to a more vigorous proclamation of Jesus’ good news.”


Come Holy Spirit
Make our ears to hear
Make our eyes to see
Make our mouths to speak
Make our hearts to seek
Make our hands to reach out
And touch the world with your love.

Mary, Mother of the Church,
Pray for us.

FALL 2020: Prayer and Study Events
Healing and Hope Series
This five-part virtual retreat grounds each person’s fundamental identity as a beloved child of God. Yet each person has experienced wounds that bind. This retreat explores how to unbind these knots through the intercession of Our Lady, Undoer of Knots, and open these wounds to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Encountering Jesus’ love and mercy brings healing and hope. This series begins October 18.

Date: October 18 – November 15 (Livestreams Tuesdays beginning October 20 at 7 p.m.)
Location: Online and on Facebook and YouTube
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LEARN MORE about the Archdiocesan Synod 2021 by clicking HERE

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