Blessing of the Animals

Calling all pets whether furry, feathered, or scaled: join us on a leash or in a carrier, as Saint Olaf celebrates Saint Francis with a Blessing of the Animals in Assisi Park on Saturday, October 7, 2023, 9:00am. Rain or Shine.

Preparing for Heaven Seminar

You’re invited!

As Catholics, we have a sacred responsibility to prepare for our journey home to God.
To guide us in this process, Saint Olaf Catholic Church is partnering with the Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota to present a Preparing for Heaven seminar.
The event will feature speakers and presentations discussing:
        sacramental preparation
        funeral and burial planning
        estate planning
        legacy charitable giving, and more.
Saturday, October 21, 2023
8:45AM – 11:00 AM
Fleming Hall



Questions about this seminar? Please contact: Mary Kennedy, 612-767-6204,

Saint Olaf Takes on the Twins!

Every summer, Saint Olaf parishioners form a festival choir to perform the National Anthem at a Minnesota Twins game. This year, Saint Olaf sang the anthem at the Monday night game versus the Seattle Mariners on July 24, 2023. Scroll on to see photos of the night, as well as video of the anthem performance. We already can't wait for next year!








Synod - Small Group Facilitator Training-Fall 2023

Saint Olaf's Synod Evangelization Team invites you to Small Group Facilitator Training

Saint Olaf’s Synod Evangelization Team members are moving on to developing the Small Groups we will offer at Saint Olaf early in 2024.
If YOU are interested in serving as a leader/facilitator for a Small Group, contact Michael Griffin,

Archbishop Hebda is asking each parish to begin or rejuvenate a small group ministry.
Small groups are an important way to help ourselves, our family, and our friends to know, love and follow
Jesus more closely and to live more joyful. If you feel inspired by this or any other aspect of the Archdiocesan Synod
process, consider the following action steps:
· (Re)read the Pastoral Letter, “You Will Be My Witnesses,” (also available via podcast).
· Prayerfully discern participating in Small Group Leader Formation,
a FREE seven-week series held
at Saint Olaf
Tuesdays beginning October 3, from 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Saturdays, beginning October 7, from 8:30am - 10:30am

Read AND Share the letter released at on Saturday, November 19:


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.”

Holy Spirit, 
renew your wonders in our time, as though in a new Pentecost, 
and grant that this Archdiocese, 
united in prayer around Mary, the Mother of Jesus, 
and guided by St. Peter, 
may spread the Kingdom of the divine Savior, 
a Kingdom of truth, of justice, of love, and of peace.

Saint Paul, our great missionary patron, pray for us! 

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE about the Archdiocesan Synod

National Eucharistic Revival

Jesus desires to heal, renew, and unify the Church and the world. How will he do it? By uniting us once again around the source and summit of our faith - the Holy Eucharist. The National Eucharistic Revival is the joyful, expectant, grassroots response of the entire Catholic Church in the U.S. to this divine invitation.

  -from the National Eucharistic Revival

If you're looking for guidance on how you can recenter your faith life around the Holy Eucharist, then look no further. Keep scrolling through this page for resources to learn more why there is a revival - and the importance of this revival - and consider visiting Saint Olaf to participate in the Holy Sacraments. Here at Saint Olaf Catholic Church, we offer Eucharistic Adoration every Friday, from 11:00am - 12:00Noon. We offer 17 Masses each week, and that schedule can be found by clicking HERE.

June 2023 - June 2024 is the second year of this three-year transformative revival. 

Year Two is the Year of Parish Revival. 
"The second phase will foster Eucharistic devotion at the parish level, strengthening our liturgical life through faithful celebration of the Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, missions, resources, preaching, and organic movements of the Holy Spirit." - from the National Eucharistic Revival


Looking for more information? Check out these resources linked below:

National Eucharistic Revival Website

Prayer for Vocations Before the Blessed Sacrament

The Real Presence - Our Eucharistic Lord desires to abide with us. Let's rediscover our love for Him. 
This pamphlet includes excerpts from Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska's diary, prayers to say after receiving Holy Communion, and more.

Looking for more? Click HERE for the Eucharistic Revival section on the Archdiocese of Saint Paul & Minneapolis' website.



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