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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 you!

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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THIS WEEKEND

ALL SAINTS' GRIEF SUPPORT MINISTRY
The next gathering of All Saints' Grief Support Minis­try is this Saturday, October 14. We begin with the regular­ly scheduled 8am Mass, followed by grief support fel­lowship in the Teachers' Lounge, which concludes at about 9:30am. Discussion will include the topic, "The Four Tasks of Grieving." This ministry is for any and all who are grieving the loss of a loved one, no matter how recent or how long ago. For more information, please contact griefsupport@allsaintschurch.com or 952-985-9983. 

CATHOLIC WATCHMEN FALL KICK-OFF
The men of the Archdiocese have been called by our Archbishop to form a closer brotherhood. Here at All Saints we have been forming brotherhood over many years through Game Changers; Knights of Columbus; Emmaus; and Small Groups. We want to continue to strengthen these bonds of brotherhood and respond to the Archbishop’s call by living out the seven disciplines outlined by Bishop Cozzens. These disciplines are basic, yet they can be elusive.You are invited to join us in discovering how these disciplines lead us into strong brotherhood by checking out the Watchmen Movement on Sunday, October 15. We will gather at 6:45 PM for a hearty dinner and an inspiring talk by Fr. Hoffman on becoming a man of prayer. There is no need to register, but there is a great need for brotherhood! --All Saints Vanguard
ONGOING
 
RCIA: RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS 
Interested in becoming Catholic or preparing for your Confirmation as an Adult? We'd love to have you with us! RCIA began on September 19, but we are still adding people over the next several weeks.  To find out more and/or register, call Mike Vievering ASAP at 952-469-6480. Info also at www.allsaintschurch.com/rcia
 
SMALL GROUPS
Twenty small groups to support faith life of adults started last Lent and spring at All Saints and feedback has been great! Most groups took a break over the summer and will likely be starting up again this fall. Groups typically meet weekly or every other week in homes for 90 minutes. If you are not already part of a group, we would love to have you join one! There is room in some of the current groups and we hope to start new ones as enough new people join. There is no cost, nor homework, unless a small group occasionally chooses an option that has them. Materials, plus training for facilitators are provided. We are looking for more participants and facilitators. Sign-up cards are available at the Parish Office. More info and online sign-up are available on our website at this link. If you have questions, please contact Mike at mvievering@allsaintschurch.com or 952-469-6480.
 

NEW WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY!
Are you interested in getting together with a group of women to explore your faith? If so, we invite you to join Walking with Purpose at All Saints! This nation­-wide, Catholic study program provides women the op­portunity to dive into the Scriptures in a way that is fresh, contemporary, and relevant to everyday life. Our Thursday evening sessions (6:30-8:00 pm) just stared on October 12. The cost for the initial study is $40 for 22 weeks (price includes study book). Registration forms are available in the Parish Office. Interested in learning more? Please email Laura at laurapopehn26@gmail.com We currently have two groups and have room for more participants. We'd love to have you join us!

COMING SOON

DON'T MISS THE SPECIAL SCREENING OF ...
All Saints Church has a limited number of remaining free tickets (we started with 200) to the world premiere showing of the movie Same Kind of Different as Me, a movie based on the true story of international art dealer Ron Hall (Greg Kinnear), who befriends a homeless man (Djimon Hounsou) in hopes of saving his struggling marriage to Debbie (Renee Zellweger), a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the most re­markable journey of their lives. The movie is rated PG-13. The All Saints showing will be in the Regal Eagan Theater on Wednesday, October 18th. Tickets can be picked up in the Parish Office. Each ticket in­cludes complimentary popcorn, fountain drink, and a special gift. Following the film, a free-will offering will be held, with the proceeds going to the Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities.

SACRAMENT OF ANOINTING OF THE SICK AT MASS
All Saints will celebrate Mass with the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick at 11:00 am on Saturday, October 21. Those who would like to receive this Sacrament - as well as others in the community who would like to pray with us are invited to attend. There will also be an opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation from 10:15 -10:45 am. (The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is one of the seven Sacraments of the Church. Any member of the Catholic faithful who is in danger of death, becomes seriously ill, is injured, or is suffering from a decline due to advanced age is encouraged to receive this Sacra­ment. One need not be at the point of death. For exam­ple, one ought to request this Sacrament before under­ going serious surgery or any procedure where there may be some risk either because of advanced age or because of the invasiveness of the procedure. The Sac­rament can be repeated, even during the same illness, when the illness is prolonged or when it becomes more serious.) If you wish to be anointed, but cannot attend this Mass, or if you have questions about this Sacrament, please call Fr. Thomas Wilson or Fr. Chad VanHoose at 952-469-4481. In case of an emergency, please call as soon as possible. Outside of office hours, an opera­tor will contact one of the priests.

A WOMEN'S WEEKEND RETREAT - SPONSORED BY ALL SAINTS
Come join us this November 10-12, 2017 at the Franciscan Retreat Center in Prior Lake. Do you wish to renew and deepen your relationship with God, meet new friends, be pampered and relaxed, encounter or rediscover Jesus in your life? If so, join us for a weekend experience of faith, personal growth, love and joy. The retreat is open to Catholic women who are 25 years and older and have not yet at­tended an Emmaus weekend. The   retreat is led by women from All Saints Emmaus. Cost $75 for parish­ioners, $125 for non-parishioners. Register after all Masses beginning Oct. 21 or in the Parish Office anytime until November 1. More info and the registration form is online under PARISH LIFE/Women of All Saints at this link or search Emmaus.

PARISH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
On November 19 Archbishop Hebda will preside at the 11:00 am Mass as All Saints celebrates the close of our 140th year and the 20th anniversary of our current worship space. Mass will be followed by lunch around 12:45pm. There are multiple ways to participate in this grand celebration:

  • On Saturday, November 18, as well as Sunday, No­vember 19th we will need dozens of people to share their time in preparing for and serving lunch. To sign up go to allsaintschurch.com/nov19/
  • Join us for Mass and lunch. Every registered house­ hold has been mailed an invitation. RSVP's for the lunch are required and limited to the first 800 people to return their cards. If you did not receive or lost your invitation, additional RSVP cards can be found in the parish office or at the information desk. There is no online RSVP for this event, cards only.
  • Even if you are unavailable that weekend you can continue to pray for All Saints--thay through the work of its people, Christ is made known and loved.


GREAT RESOURCES

1. All Saints Weekend Homilies from Past Weekends can now be accessed online on our website at this LINK.
 
2. FORMED - ONLINE RESOURCES FREE FOR YOU 
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.