Adult Learning Updates

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

mvievering@allsaintschurch.com or mjvees@charter.net
952.469.6480 office
952.261.9486 cell
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YOU ARE INVITED
Weekday Morning Rosary
Please join us to pray the Rosary at 7:00 am before weekday morning Mass Monday – Friday in the Main Church. 

THIS WEEK

Walking With Purpose-Connect Coffee Talk 
Join the Walking With Purpose women’s group on Thursday, November 15, at 6:30 pm in Room 110 to watch an inspiring video to discuss how to stop measuring dignity by comparing yourself with others. The video it titled: Getting a Grip Through Relationships. Come as you are for coffee and refreshments and see what our group is all about! Walking with Purpose is a women’s Catholic Bible study held on Thursday evenings at All Saints from October - May. Women may join at any time. Email wwp@allsaintschurch.com for more information. 

THIS WEEKEND
Women's Breakfast Event 
Join Women of All Saints for a morning of discovering the key to growing in conscious, intentional thanksgiving and gratitude. Presenter, Susan Spiegelberg, will speak about how to move beyond the surface of emotional gratitude and explore how to surrender to God’s plan for each of us, and find gratitude even in our suffering. Join us Saturday, November 17, beginning with Ma
ss at 8:00 am followed by breakfast and presentation with wrap-up at Noon. The cost: is $15 per person. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, visit www.allsaintschurch.com/women or stop into the Parish Office. Scholarships are available. 

Attention Men of All Saints:
 
You are invited to our November meeting of the All Saints Brotherhood taking place this Sunday evening – November 18,  from 6:45pm-8:30pm in the lower level Dining Room at All Saints. The Brotherhood is part of the Catholic Watchmen movement here at All Saints.  At 6:45, we'll have snacks and fellowship. Our night will also include an excellent video presentation by Dr. Ron Snyder (and post-video discussion) regarding Blessed John Henry Newman and the Impact of Prayer in our lives! We will close out the night in prayer and Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament in the Chapel. It’s a great opportunity to meet other men from All Saints and develop a deeper sense of faith and fellowship! We hope you can attend!

NEXT WEEK
2018 Thanksgiving Ecumenical Service 
All Saints will be joining area church communities including Cross of Christ, St. John’s Lutheran, Crossroads and (new this year) Hosanna!, to pray together at the annual Ecumenical Thanksgiving Prayer Service. It will be hosted at Cross of Christ Church, 8748 210th St. W., in downtown Lakeville on Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, November 21 at 7:00 pm. Family, friends, neighbors, and guests are invited. If you are able, please bring a pie to share after the service and a pie to donate to the Marie Sandvik Center that provides meals to the homeless in Minneapolis on Thanksgiving Day. 
 
COMING SOON

Advent Family Workshop 
Join other families on Thursday, November 29, from 6:00-7:30 pm in Murphy Hall for stories, traditions, treats, making of Advent wreaths, and more. If possible, bring work gloves and pruners, plus a plate of cookies to share. Cost is $5.00 per family. Please pre-register by Tuesday, November 27. Contact Mike at mvievering@allsaintschurch.com or 952.469.6480. 

The Miracle Hunter Speaking at All Saints
Michael O’Neill, a popular Catholic speaker who hosts The Miracle Hunter on Relevant Radio, will be speaking at All Saints Church on Friday, Nov. 30, 7:00-8:30 PM in the Chapel. The topic is “How the Catholic Church Investigates the Supernatural”. This is a free-will offering event with no pre-registration. Come join us!

“Made For More” - Save the Date
Join Mike Mangione and Christopher West, as they creatively weave together dynamic presentations with live music, videos, and sacred art for an evening of beauty and reflection. The Theology of the Body event will be held on Thursday, November 29 at 7:00 pm at St. Hubert’s in Chanhassen. Contact Susan at 952.985.9982 as All Saints has a limited number of tickets. Visit www.corproject.com/chanhassen/ for more information.

Second Annual All Saints Craft Fair  
Visit the All Saints Craft Fair in Murphy Hall on Saturday, December 1, from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm and find a gift for that hard to buy person! For more information visit school.allsaintschurch.com/craftfair/

Advent Concert with Tony Melendez 
We are invited to an upcoming musical event showcasing Catholic musical performer, Tony Melendez as he brings his message of Hope and Encouragement to this special Advent performance. Come fill your hearts with Hope and Joy as Tony performs at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Prior Lake on Sunday, December 2, from 7:00-8:30 pm. Purchase tickets in advance online or at the door. Search “Tony Melendez Advent Concert” on www.Eventbrite.com. Born without arms and a clubbed foot, Tony Melendez is a voice of hope and a tale of great strength. What a beautiful way to begin your Advent journey. 

Parish Advent Retreat 
All are invited to our parish Advent Retreat on Tuesday, December 4. We will begin with Mass in the Main Church at 6:30 pm, followed by an inspiring talk by our new Deacon, Alan Nicklaus. The evening will conclude by 8:30 pm and refreshments will be served afterwards. No registration needed, free-will offering. Hope you'll plan to join us! 

Advent Super Saturday Service Days:
1) On Saturday, December 8, help pack meals for those in need around the world. We have re-served spots at Feed My Starving Children (Eagan). Choose from two timeslots: either 9:00-11:00 am or 11:30 am-1:30 pm. Sign up by visiting our webpage at www.allsaintschurch.com/sssd/.

2) Share the holiday spirit with residents at Trinity Care Center in Farmington on Saturday, December 15, from 1:30-3:30 pm. We will make Christmas cards and sing carols with them. Advanced sign up is needed. For more information please visit our webpage at www.allsaintschurch.com/sssd/.

All Saints Next Bible Study Starts Jan. 8/10
We will study “Abraham: Father of Faith and Works” in 6 sessions on Tuesday mornings, 9:15-11:15 AM starting January 8, and also on Thursday evenings, 6:30-8:30 PM starting January 10. Sessions include videos of Stephen Ray on location in the Holy Land, small group discussions, and wrap-up with Mike V. Materials will be given out at the first meeting. The cost is $15 to be paid early or when you come (scholarships if needed). Childcare can be available Tuesday mornings if enough children--$3/child/session/$7 max. Registration is online HERE, or in the Parish Office, or by contacting Mike V. at mvievering@allsaintschurch.com.

Called & Gifted ~ Saturday, January 26, 2018 
All Saints will be the host location for Called & Gifted, a workshop sponsored by the Archdiocese. On that day we will explore how God not only calls us to His service but equips us with the spiritual gifts needed to meet the call. More information can be found on our website at www.allsaintschurch.com/called-gifted/. Register early and invite a friend. 

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

Family Conversation Starter
If Jesus came back today, are you ready to meet Him? 

FORMED - Excellent Catholic Faith Resources Free for You
Using our parish subscription to FORMED, enjoy FREE online access to many Movies, Talks, Programs, CDs, and Books that are high quality Catholic resources! HOW? 1. Go to formed.org  2. Enter Parish Code: XFWVWP  3. Set up your account.  4. In future, LOGIN with your account info.