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Blessing of the Bambinos this weekend. Bring in your baby Jesus to be blessed at Mass. Weekend & Holy Day Mass homilies are available for you online.

Adult Ed. Update

Hi All Saints Adult Ed. Friends,

News about several upcoming events is listed below.  I hope you will come for whatever interests you.  Feel free to invite others.  Many of these announcements plus others are available in the parish bulletin and website.  Here is a link to the latest bulletin. 

God's blessings to in this season of Advent!

Mike Vievering

mjvees@charter.net or mvievering@allsaintschurch.com
952-469-6480 office
952-261-9486 cell

P.S. If you wish to receive these updates by email, please let me know by using my email above and I will add you to my Adult Ed. Update distribution list.
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TONIGHT
 

Dinner on the Hill – Free Community Meal at All Saints
Thursday, Dec. 14. Individuals, families, seniors – all are welcome. Bring your friends. Join us for a warm meal, fellowship and conversation. Dinner is served from 5:30 – 7pm. Please use door “M” on the south side of the building.

All Saints Christmas Concert
Join the K-8 students of All Saints Catholic School for their annual Christmas Concert on Thursday, December 14, at 7:00pm in the church. Enjoy an evening of music and prayer with our school children!

LATER THIS WEEK

 

Come Pray the Rosary with Us!
Ladies Rosary Group will meet on December 15 in the Youth Room at 9:30am. Please come, even if you've never prayed the rosary before. Please email nursery@allsaintschurch.com to reserve a nursery spot. For more info contact Angela Schaefer at 952-807-6452.

Super Saturday Service Day (SSSD)
On December 16, share the holiday spirit with residents at Trinity Care Center in Farmington. We will make Christmas cards and sing carols with them from 1:30 - 3:30pm. Advance sign up is needed. Please see the Super Saturday page on the website for more details HERE.

NEXT WEEK

Catholic Watchmen
All men welcome this Sunday!

DEC
17
Catholic Watchmen
We will gather at Sunday, December 17, 6:45 PM for a hearty dinner at All Saints and an inspiring video by Bishop Cozzens on striving to be like St. Joseph. 
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Advent Reconciliation Times
Monday, Dec. 18, 4:30-6:00 PM
Tuesday, Dec. 19, 6:30-8:00 PM
Wednesday, Dec. 20, 5:30-7:00 PM
Thursday, Dec. 21, 4:30-6:00 PM
Friday, Dec. 22, 8:15-9:30 AM and 5:00-6:00 PM
Saturday, Dec. 23, 8:30-10:00 AM and 3:30-4:30 PM 

Decorating the Church for Christmas
Many hands are needed to decorate the Church for Christmas, on Saturday, Dec. 23, from 9:00 - 11:00am and Sunday, Dec. 24, from 12:15 - 1:15pm. Meet in the Gathering Space, where team leaders will give instructions. All ages are welcome.

CHRISTMAS MASSES
Sunday, Dec. 24  Christmas Eve
4 PM (Church) & 4:15 PM (Murphy Hall);
6 PM (ASL), 12 AM (Midnight / Incense)
Sunday, Dec. 25  Christmas Day
9 AM (Incense) & 11 AM 

ADVENT RESOURCES

Subscribe to Best Advent Ever video clips for free through Dynamic Catholic (the group that puts out the Matthew Kelly books) at this LINK. You will receive a brief, less than five minute, clip and reflection every day in Advent. They are very good.

Family Conversation Starters about the readings and themes from Sunday Masses and Holy Day are now available online on our parish website at this LINK. Hope you will find them as a blessing for your family.

All Saints Weekend Homilies from Past Weekends can now be accessed online on our website at this LINK.

FORMED - Excellent Online Resources Free for You--Including Many Related to Advent 
Movies, Talks, and Books that are excellent Catholic resources! Using our parish subscription to FORMED, enjoy FREE online access to these great items.HOW? 1. Go to formed.org  2. Enter Parish Code: XFWVWP  3. Set up your account.  4. In future, LOGIN with your account info. 
 

COMING SOON

All Saints Next Bible Study 
will be "Mary: The Mother of God". Its 5 sessions will be on Tuesday mornings, 9:15-11:15 AM starting Jan. 2, and also offered on Thursday evenings, 6:30-8:30 PM starting Jan. 4. Sessions include videos by Stephen Ray recorded in the Holy Land, small group discussions, and wrap-up with Mike V. The cost is $15 (some scholarships). Childcare is available Tuesday mornings $3/child/session. To register, call Mike at 952-469-6480 or email mvievering@allsaintschurch.com, or complete a form at the Parish Office. People can pay when they come.

Grace Within
You are invited on a spiritual journey sponsored by Moms at All Saints. Grace Within is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy spiritual formation in a small group setting. This is an eight week series of sessions exploring topics like everyday spirituality, stress and anxiety, and discerning your gifts. Join with other moms to seek and know your inner spark of divinity and become who God created you to be! Sessions begin on January 9 and run from 6:30 - 9:00pm at a facilitator's home. Questions? Contact Annie at 952-953-0433 or momsatallsaints@gmail.com.

Holy Family Guild Special Event: Saint Makers
Sunday, Jan. 14, 10 AM to Noon in Murphy Hall
Presentation, Fellowship, Games, and Lunch.
No fee or RSVP needed.
Presentation to Parents: on how to be intentional about raising saints for God - by Chris & Theresa Kuhn. Childcare will be provided during this parent talk.

Financial Peace University Class Here at All Saints
Alex and Courtney Jarboe will host this 9-week class, starting January 18th (6:30 - 8:00pm). Start the new year learning how to manage your money and plan for your future. To register, visit: https://fpu.com/1054857

PLANNING AHEAD

Save the date!!  The Cana Dinner will be held on Feb. 10, 2018, at Brackett’s Crossing.  Make a date with your spouse to attend this wonderful annual evening of fun, fellowship and celebration of the sacrament of marriage. Registration will begin in January. More details will be coming soon.

March 10, 2018 – Archdiocesan Men’s Conference at Saint Thomas Academy in Mendota Heights.