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!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-985-9983.
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 email@example.com We currently have two groups and have room for more participants. We'd love to have you join us!
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: