Bibles…Books…Gifts…Music & More
Monday-Thursday 10:00 am to 5:30 pm; Sunday 8:00 am to 1:30 pm and 3:00 to 5:30 pm
(closed Friday and Saturday)
St. Olaf Book Club
The St. Olaf Book Club discussion that was originally scheduled for Sunday, May 26 has been cancelled. This and other meetings will be rescheduled soon.
Mass on Memorial Day
Monday, May 27, 10:00 am
We remember and pray for all the faithful departed who died serving our country. Only one Mass at 10:00 am will be celebrated this day and the parish office will be closed.
With the success of our St. Olaf Book Store, we are seeking volunteers from the parish to serve on a committee that will help plan and coordinate potential special events. These events will further the store’s mission, along with the parish as a whole, to serve as a living sign of Christ’s presence in the heart of the city. They will be designed to offer an opportunity to the people of downtown to discover, renew or expand their faith via the various media, music and art in our store, as well as engaging speakers and teachers of the faith. Anyone who is interested in being a part of this new adventure is encouraged to call Tim Powers at 612-870-8828 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
USHER-GREETERS: The art and ministry of welcoming worshippers at St. Olaf is a necessary and appreciated liturgical ministry. More usher-greeters are needed at all weekend Masses. It involves simple formation to offer the valuable gift of your time and presence to our liturgy. Contact Don Grant, staff, at St. Olaf: 612-767-6209.
HOSPITALITY MINISTERS: Our worshiping community is in need of faithful people to host our times of fellowship and hospitality after Sunday Masses. A smile, a helping hand to prepare and serve food treats and beverages, simple setup and cleanup. Please contact Meg in the parish office: 612-332-7471 ext. 240.
St. Olaf Volunteer Ministers Needed!
Pastoral Care: Join our Pastoral Care Team in this essential parish ministry to our elderly, sick, homebound and hospitalized. A training institute covering listening skills, confidentiality, mutuality, loss and grief, and praying with others will be provided this summer in preparation for the August kick-off. Please don’t miss this opportunity to serve your community. Contact Mary Brady at 612-767-6202 or brady@SaintOlaf.org.
Catechists: Come to the table of the Eucharist with our children. Assist as a Catechist in the preparation of our children for First Communion and First Reconciliation for the 2013-2014 year. A Summer Catechist Institute will be scheduled and provided as soon as possible in preparation for our September classes. As a faith community, we are responsible for passing along this faith to our children. Contact Mary Brady at 612-767-6202 or mbrady@SaintOlaf.org.
Project Homeless Connect: Ending homelessness, one person at a time
Monday, May 20, 10:30 am – 4:00 pm, Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Ave S
TO VOLUNTEER: Register at homelessconnectminneapolis.org or send an e-mail to email@example.com, or call 612-596-6645. When you register online, you can select a date to participate in a 1-1/2 hour training.
WELCOME OUR NEIGHBORS: At our next event we will welcome our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness (men, women, children and youth) where they can access a variety of resources including: housing providers, employment specialists, employers, medical/dental/mental health care, benefits specialists, education, veterans’ services, children’s services, and many more.
WON’T YOU CONNECT? If you have the desire to help people experiencing homelessness, here is a memorable and moving one-day opportunity to give back to your community. You don’t need to be an expert in the field or have a background in social services. There is a place for everyone to volunteer at this event and we do provide training. In just one day, you can help Minneapolis and Hennepin County take a step toward ending homelessness.
GET CONNECTED – Volunteer. Hundreds of volunteers are needed at each Project Homeless Connect. Your time and services can make a real difference in someone’s life!
St. Olaf Night at Target Field
Get your tickets for this year’s St. Olaf Night at the Twins and see the St. Olaf Parish Choir reprise last year’s rave performance of the national anthem! The date is Wednesday, June 12 at 7:10 pm against the Phillies. Same section and cost as last year — $25 per seat, which includes a hot dog and soda. Reserve your tickets at the St. Olaf store by May 20, payable by cash, check or credit card. See you at the ballpark!
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
Summer Scripture Institute
Monday, July 29 and Tuesday, July 30, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm
Father Laszlo Simon, OSB, Professor of Scripture at San Anselmo, Rome, and St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota returns for his third summer here at St. Olaf. The theme of the Institute is “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe: Christian identity and mission in the light of the resurrection”. This is an opportunity to gather with others seeking to deepen their love for the Sacred Word with an inspiring teacher. Please plan to attend!
A Brush With Kindness in August
A volunteer opportunity to paint a home in Minneapolis, from Thursday, August 29 through Saturday, August 31. You can work one or more days. Volunteer registration will begin this summer. For more information, email Mike Nemanich at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the Footsteps of Saint Olaf ~ July 19-29, 2013
Join a tour to Norway, led by St. Olaf parishioner Russ Susag and Borton Overseas. Tour Oslo, Lillehammer, Trondheim, Hell (Norway) and more. Attend the reenactment of the fateful Battle of Stiklestad, which took the life of our patron saint in 1030 AD. Enjoy the St. Olav Festivals in Stiklestad and Trondheim. For complete tour information, including cost, travel arrangements and a reservation form, contact Russ Susag at 612-978-5965 or email@example.com.
Celebrate Life’s Big Moments
Ad space can be purchased to appear in the St. Olaf Bulletin to help our parishioners, groups, and organizations announce their special moments. Possible announcements include: “in memory of”, “in honor of”, graduation, best wishes, anniversaries, birthdays, communions, confirmations, and more. Also perfect for garage sales! The low cost starts at $25/single space ad. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Mark Ruths at 612-867-1798.
You are invited to the TUESDAY CLUB at the League of Catholic Women
Each second and fourth Tuesday of the month, the League of Catholic Women invite seniors living in and near downtown Minneapolis to social, bingo and lunch at 207 South 9th Street, one block from St. Olaf Church. Since 1974 the League members have offered this outreach and hospitality for seniors. The program includes 10:00 social; 10:30 – 11:30 bingo; 11:30 – 12:30 lunch – and it is free of charge. The League also reimburses Metro Mobility Ride expenses! If you live near downtown and would enjoy a place to meet others and have a home-cooked meal, come to the Tuesday Club. For more information contact Mary Murray at 952-920-3028.