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Saturday, November 4, 8:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Mound

Join other Catholic women from across our Archdiocese with our Morning of Reflection. Speakers include Father Daniel Haugan: How to be a worker BEE in a busy BEE world and Bishop Michael Izen: Welcoming Jesus into our house and life as we prepare for Advent. Morning refreshments, vendors to shop from and Mass. Learn more and register at

Please join us at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in New Brighton, MN for our annual Turkey Dinner on Sunday, November 5. We will have a full meal with turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, corn, cranberries, coleslaw, a roll, beverages, and pie for dessert.

Time: 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Prices: $13 for adults/$6 for children/$40 for a family (2 adults with children)

Location: St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 835 2nd Avenue NW, New Brighton, MN 55112

We hope you can join us for this fun and festive event!

Delicious Ethnic Food to-go

We’ll begin taking orders for our delicious menu items beginning Monday, November 6.

Saturday, November 11, 2023, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Come and get revived as the Respect Life Team of Guardian Angels, welcomes Matt Birk for his “Talk on Life & Being a Disciple of Christ”.

Originally from Saint Paul, a former Super Bowl Champion, and beneficiary of a Catholic education, Matt speaks to organizations across the country about the value of true inspiration, the genius of Catholicism, lasting leadership principles, the dynamics of teamwork, the importance of an active faith life, and fulfilling one’s potential. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus as well as on the Boards of numerous pregnancy centers and Pro-Life organizations. Matt is the author of All Pro Wisdom: The Seven Choices that Lead to Greatness.

All are welcome and encouraged to join us this Saturday, November 11 from 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The day will begin with Mass in the main sanctuary followed by a continental breakfast in the Peter O’Neill Social Hall. Fr. John Burns of the Carmelites will provide a brief presentation at 9:45 a.m. and Matt Birk will speak at 10:00 a.m. We will host a discussion from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Please register online at All funds generated are for the Carmelite Hermits new chapel in Lake Elmo. The cost of the event is $20 for adults, $5 for children aged 13-18 and children 12 and under may attend for free. Priests, clergy and seminarians may also attend for free. There are scholarships available.

Annual Lebanese Bake Sale and Country Store

Sat. Nov. 11 11a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sun. Nov. 12 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Pre-orders encouraged

612-379-2758 –

602 University Avenue NE, Mpls., MN 55413

Saturday, Nov. 11 9 am – 7 pm
Sunday, Nov. 12 9 am – 3 pm
Raffle Drawing: Sunday, Nov. 12 @ 2:30 pm

Saturday Entertainment Music by the Treble Tones – 2:30pm
Visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus Saturday 10:30-12:30 / Sunday 11:00-1:00


St. Alphonsus Catholic Church
7025 Halifax Ave. • Brooklyn Center, MN 55429

12 – 2 p.m.

Everyone is welcome.

Coon Rapids United Methodist Church
10506 Hanson Blvd NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55433

St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church

Please join us as we begin our 40 days of preparation for the nativity of our Lord with meditation and singing hymns to our Lord Jesus, Emmanuel. Be inspired by the beauty of this prayerful candlelight service.

This day begins the Philip’s Fast which we, as Eastern Christians, observe for the following 40 days. This service is beautiful in its simplicity and prepares us for the coming of Our Lord on December 25.

Wednesday, November 15
7 p.m.
2201 3rd Street NE, Mpls., MN 55418

Come to a place where you can hear the voice of the Lord in the quiet and peaceful setting of Lake DeMontreville.  Join us for a three-day men’s silent retreat at the DeMontreville Jesuit Retreat House in Lake Elmo, Minnesota.  The retreat begins Thursday evening November 16, 2023 and ends Sunday evening November 19, 2023.  Free-will donations are accepted.

For more information call our office at 651-777-1311 or see our website

Sharing & Caring Hands/Mary’s Place is located in Minneapolis and is a compassionate response to the needs of the poor. They provide an array of services to the homeless and poor and stand as a beacon of hope to those that are alone, afraid, and in need. They are hiring for multiple job positions as well as need volunteers.

For job descriptions/how to apply, please email

To learn more about volunteering as a tutor to the children living at Mary’s Place (must be age 16+), please email

To learn more about volunteering in the dental or medical clinic (must be a dentist, doctor, or nurse), please email

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Retreat Centers
Pacem in Terris - Isanti, MN
Pacem in Terris (Peace on Earth) is a hermitage retreat center in the Franciscan tradition called to serve God’s people through prayer and by providing the opportunity to retreat into the silence and solitude of a simple hermitage environment.
Yes, Pacem is open and taking reservations!
Christ the King - Buffalo, MN
Christ the King Retreat Center is a ministry of our community, The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. We are the eleventh largest order of religious men in the Roman Catholic Church with over 3,800 priests and brothers serving in 68 countries.
Franciscan Retreats & Spirituality Center - Prior Lake, MN
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Rachel's Vineyard Twin Cities
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Miles Christi
The priests of Miles Christi provide spiritual direction, religious education, and Ignatian retreats that create space for silent reflection where people can hear the voice of God calling them into a transformative friendship with Jesus.