Giving Trees Are Here!

Giving Trees Bring Holiday Cheer

Participate in the Saint Olaf Giving Tree by December 18, 2022:
• 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
¨ $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 L, XL)
¨ Warm Socks
¨ Give the gift of Cash, send a check marked “Giving Tree” and leave the shopping to us!



On November 19-20, 2022, the weekend of Christ the King,
Archbishop Hebda will issue a Pastoral letter
outlining his vision and Synod Priorities,
informed through feedback from the three-year Synod process.

Pray for the Next Step in the Synod Journey
Read AND Share the letter released at 12:00Noon 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.”

Synod 2022 Prayer

We stand before You, Holy Spirit,
as we gather together in Your name.
With You alone to guide us,
make Yourself at home in our hearts;
Teach us the way we must go
and how we are to pursue it.
We are weak and sinful;
do not let us promote disorder.
Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path
nor partiality influence our actions.

Let us find in You our unity
so that we may journey together to eternal life
and not stray from the way of truth
and what is right.
All this we ask of You,
who are at work in every place and time,
in the communion of the Father and the Son,
forever and ever. Amen.
Mary, Mother of the Church, Pray for us.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE about the Archdiocesan Synod 2022


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Saint Olaf Sings The National Anthem!

Saint Olaf choral members were invited to sing the national anthem before the Minnesota Twins/Cleveland Guardians game on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. Please enjoy the video we received from the Minnesota Twins organization!

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