Adult Learning Updates

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 or
952.469.6480 office
952.261.9486 cell


RCIA: Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
Interested in becoming Catholic or completing your Confirmation as an Adult? Come join us for RCIA. Know any adults who might be interested in a deeper life with Christ and his sacraments in the Church? Please invite them to RCIA which will begin Tuesday, September 25, from 7:00-8:45 pm in the Dining Room. We are also looking for a few more parishioners to come as parish sponsors. Info is on our website at If questions or you wish to sign up, please contact Mike Vievering at 952.469.6480 or

RETURN - Offered at All Saints Starting in October
RETURN is a seven-session program aimed at equipping participants with tools, techniques, and confidence in the work of guiding the people we love back to the practice of their Catholic faith. Participants receive many Catholic resources to encourage knowledge of where, when, and how to begin or restart faith conversations with loved ones. RETURN features a series of some of the most dynamic and experienced Catholic evangelists in the Twin Cities area including Pat Millea, Ryan O’Hara, Chris Kostelc, and Molly Schoor. The cost of $50 covers a binder, session handouts, two books, live speakers, and simple snacks. It will be at All Saints on Thursdays, October 4, 11,18, 25, November 8, 15, and December 6, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more info and registration, go to or register at the Parish Office.


Holy Hour of Reparation and Prayers for Healing
Date: This Saturday, September 15, 11am- Noon
Cathedral of Saint Paul Catholic Church, St. Paul
Mindful of Pope Francis’ recent call for prayer and fasting, Archbishop Bernard Hebda invites us to join him for a Eucharistic holy hour of reparation and prayers for healing. September 15 is the Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrow.

Dinner on the Hill– New Date in September 
Dinner on the Hill is on a new date for the month of September. Come one, come all to All Saints Parish Festival on Saturday, September 15 and enjoy a delicious, free dinner as well as fellowship and conversa-tion. Individuals, families, seniors – all are welcome. Dinner is served from 5:30-7:30 pm under the tent. “Saints Got Talent” starts at 6:15 pm. 

All Saints Parish Festival: Sept. 14-16 - Come Join Us!
For the schedule or to sign up to help, visit


SALT (Senior Adults Learning Together)     (Monday) 
The dates of the fall series (offered by a coalition of 13 churches, including All Saints) are: Mondays, Sept. 17 & 24 and Oct. 1 & 8, 9:30-11:45 at Church of the Risen Savior in Burnsville. Each date there are two different presentations: one at 9:30 AM and another at 10:45 AM, often with more than one choice at each time. Lunch with entertainment follows. Though especially for 55+, all are welcome! No pre-registration. Each week the cost is $5 for the presentations or $15 for the presentations plus lunch. Brochures with details are on the bulletin boards at church and our website HERE. If questions, call Marianne Brass at 952.698.1714.

VIRTUS Training for New Mission Partners     (Monday & Saturday) 
VIRTUS Training for NEW Mission Partners will be on Monday, September 17, from 6:00 - 9:00 pm and Saturday, September 22, from 9:00 am - Noon in the Commons. Visit and click “new regis-trant” to register before attending. 

All Saints Fall Bible Study - “Follow Me: Meeting Christ in the Gospel of John"     (Tuesday) 
We begin the first of 8 sessions on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 9:15-11:15 AM. We'll include videos by Dr. Edward Sri, small group discussions, and large group times with Mike V. Cost: $20 (some scholarships). Childcare (if we get 3 or more children) is $3/child/session. No Bible Study on Thursdays this fall, but Return Program instead (see below in COMING SOON section). To register, call Mike at 952.469.6480, or complete a form at the Parish Office. People can pay when they come. Registration & paying is also available online HERE

New Lectors and Extraordinary Ministers     (Tuesday)
Training for new Lectors will be held on Tuesday, September 18 from 7:15-8:15 pm in the Church. Training for new Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion will be held on Wednesday, September 19 from 7:30-8:30pm in the Church (training is preceded by the Mission Partner Retreat in Murphy Hall, beginning with dinner at 6:00 pm). Please reply to Kim Thoraldson at in the Parish Office. 

Theology on Tap - For Young Adults     (Tuesday)
Join young adults 18 and up for speakers and fellowship on the third Tuesday of the month beginning ON September 18. Theology on Tap will be held at Bour- bon Butcher, 20700 Chippendale, Ave., Farmington. For more information contact Brittney LaVigne at St. Michaels at or 651.463.5223.

Mission Partner: Equip!     (Wednesday)
Have you ever searched for practical ways to share your Catholic Faith with others in your everyday life? Here’s your chance! Mission Partner: Equip! will be held Wednesday, September 19 from 6:00-8:30 pm in Murphy Hall. Led by Ministry Staff members at All Saints and fellow parishioners, receive tools to evangelize in everyday situations, and be inspired to share your Catholic Faith with others. The evening will also include dinner and breakout sessions for many ministries. Please RSVP to Katheryn at 952.469.6461 or


Women’s Catholic Bible Study
Women of All Saints who wish to grow in their Catholic faith and connect with other women in the parish are invited to join Walking with Purpose this fall. Weekly sessions begin on Thursday, October 4 from 6:30-8:00 pm. The theme, Keeping in Balance,focuses on bringing women closer to Christ and explores biblical ways to manage life’s pressures. For more information email No previous Bible study experience necessary, cost is $40 and includes a study book. Register online at or in the Parish Office.


Ablaze!   Life in the Holy Spirit Retreat
It has been said that the Holy Spirit is the least known person of the Holy Trinity, yet he is the principle actor of all the sacraments! Through Baptism and Confirmation, souls are given the fullness of the Holy Spirit. Why not take a weekend to come to know and more fully receive the Holy Spirit? All Saints will have a Life in the Holy Spirit parish retreat for adults on November 9-11 at the Franciscan Retreat Center in Prior Lake. An information session will be held August 19 after the 9:00 am and 11:00 am Masses in the Library. 

“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 for more information.


FEP Mission Partners Needed! 
Parents are the first and most important educators of the Faith for their children. Adults who are willing to share their love, Faith, and support as assistants, catechists and small group leaders also influence the hearts of children. We invite each of you, whether you have children in the program or not, to consider making this commitment to your Church, and to our children. The Faith Enrichment Program (FEP) needs assistants and hall monitors for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (ages 3-6), catechists and assistants for Spirit Kids (grades 1-5) and Small Group Leaders for EDGE (grades 6-8) and Chosen (grade 10.) Please sign up at

Office Help ~ Mission Partners Needed
We are seeking Mission Partners to support our Office and Information/Security Desk Monday through Thursday from 4:00-8:00 pm. If interested contact Amy Sanders at 952.451.4703 or


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

Family Conversation Starter
What areas of your heart need to be more opened to God? 

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  2. Enter Parish Code: XFWVWP  3. Set up your account.  4. In future, LOGIN with your account info.