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In February and March, ECFL will be on Sunday, February 25th and Sunday, March 25th rather than the dates of February 18th and March 18th as originally scheduled.
Since these dates are not pancake Sunday dates, we will move the meeting times to 10:45 to 12:30.
On February 25th, Fr. Park will lead us in a tour of the Church and on March 25th Fr. Park will speak to us about the graces of the Sacrament of Matrimony in the Adult session.
Each ECFL session is a mixture of family fun activities and a time for parents to have facilitated faith conversation with other parents while also enjoying a bit of a break for themselves. If you’re a family with any children under the age of 5, we’d love to have you join us and new comers are welcome!
“Be mindful of prisoners as if sharing their imprisonment, and of the ill-treated as of yourselves, for you also are in the body.” Hebrews 3:13
St Paul urges us to remember those in prison as if we were actually there in prison with them, and to be mindful of those being mistreated as if this were happening to us. Our young people are experiencing an increasing awareness of, along with a desire to act on the behalf of other young people who are held captive in situations of human and sex trafficking. High School students from several local Catholic High schools plan to demonstrate their desire to put an end to this plight that others their age experience.
On Thursday, February 1st, at 3:15pm, beginning at De La LaSalle, they hold a public march in the local area. To understand the means used to draw young people into being trafficked, Google the key words: “Chosen Trailer Trafficking”. As more and more people become aware of this problem, we will come closer to ending this form of exploitation.
Please join us as we continue to gather needed resources with other parishes and Religious communities to support the efforts of Breaking Free, an organization that assists sex trafficking survivors in our Metro area.
Grocery gift cards and gas cards, check and cash donations to be used to help finance outreach efforts, can be placed in the Mass collection or brought to our business office. Be sure to write “Breaking Free” on your envelope. Checks can be made payable to Annunciation with “Breaking Free” noted on the memo like.
Thank you for your generosity!
Fifty years after the landmark Fair Housing Act, how fair and equitable is housing in the Twin Cities?
Join the Catholic Charities Advocacy Team and the University of St. Thomas Center for the Common Good as we explore perspectives related to racial discrimination and its impact on housing stability.
A panel of community experts will lead an interactive discussion on where we are, how we got here and how far we still have to go.
Monday, February 12th, 2018
University of St. Thomas-Woulfe Alumni Hall
2115 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105
This event is free, but space is limited.
Want to carpool? Contact Sr. Sue
01/27/2018 2018 WINE: Catholic Women’s Conference
Saturday, February 10
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Doors open at 8:30 a.m. for coffee, shopping, & camaraderie)
Mary, Mother of the Church, Burnsville
WINE: Women In the New Evangelization invites women of all ages and stages to the WINE: Catholic Women’s Conference. The theme, Hope: An Anchor for the Soul, is inspired by Saint Philomena’s example and Pope Francis’ invitation to fight against enemies of hope (like discouragement and negativity) in order to shine as beacons of hope to those we encounter. The day includes inspirational talks, music, lunch, prayer, shopping, confession, chocolate, and more. This conference is the perfect way to prepare for Lent, which begins the week after the conference. Registration is $55 before Jan. 10 and $65 afterward. For more information and to register, visit CatholicVineyard.com.
View and print the registration form.
(WINE: Women In the New Evangelization is a separate organization that the Archdiocese collaborates with for certain programming within the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.)
01/26/2018 Catholic Schools Week Service Project
As part of Catholic Schools Week this year, we will be including a service component! All classrooms will be collecting essential hygiene & activity items for University of MN Medical Center, HCMC and Sharing & Caring Hands. Each grade has been assigned an item to bring – please see the list below. Please have items delivered to your student’s classroom by Monday, January 29. Students will be working in their buddy groups to assemble packages during Catholic Schools Week.
01/26/2018 Annunciation Geo Bee Finalists 2018
We are proud to announce our Annunciation Geo Bee Finalists:
4th grade – Dylan F and Lena P
5th grade – William D and Maggie M
6th grade - William R and Felix S
7th grade - Evan S and Jude G
8th grade - Declan B and Zach B
01/26/2018 Middle School IB Award Winners - January
Congratulations to these Middle School IB award winners for January!
01/19/2018 Preschool Registration Open
Annunciation's Discovery Center Preschool Registration is Open! If you are interested in enrolling your preschooler for the 2018-2019 school year please go to http://ladcfamilies.org and click on the registration tab. You can also sign up for a tour on the website if you are interested in seeing the classrooms and meeting the teachers. Please register soon to get your desired schedule as our classrooms fill up quickly! If you have any questions, please contact Site Director, Shannon Buncher, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, March 3, 8:30 to 12:30, at Annunciation
This event will include a light breakfast, a Lenten Reflection, Mass, opportunity for Reconciliation, and lunch. Registration information and further details to follow.
01/13/2018 January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month
A common understanding (or misunderstanding?) we may have of slavery is that it came to an end at the close of the Civil War back in the 1800’s. Unfortunately in our day, slavery is a real business that thrives here in the US and around the world. In fact, human trafficking is the world’s second largest criminal industry, with the illicit drugs industry as the largest.
Breaking Free is a local organization that provides a full range of support services needed by women who have managed to escape sex trafficking here in the Twin Cities area. In preparation for the anticipated increase in sex trafficking that unfortunately seems to accompany major events such as the Super Bowl, the goal of Breaking Free is to provide immediate and safe shelter along with food and clothing to those they anticipate will be rescued during this time.
Your donations of grocery gift cards and gas cards, along with monetary donations, are needed to help finance these outreach efforts. Donations can be placed in the Mass collection or brought to our business office. Be sure to write “Breaking Free” on your envelope. Checks can be made payable to Annunciation with “Breaking Free” noted on the memo like.
Thank you for your generosity!
01/12/2018 Music Lesson Update
Thank you for your patience and understanding with the Annunciation Staff during this interim time as we figure out the details of ensuring all students are able to receive lessons and families are given resources to pursue lessons if we are unable to provide for them.
Stop by the exhibits and learn how Jesus has miraculously manifested himself through the centuries, and see how these events witness to the truth that Jesus is present body, blood, soul, and divinity in the Holy Eucharist.
• 126 photographic historically documented
• Eucharistic miracles from various countries since the Last Supper
• All faiths welcome
• Free admission
Thursday, January 11th • 8am to 8pm
Friday, January 12th • 8am to 8pm
Saturday, January 13th • 9am to 5pm
Sunday, January 14th • 12pm to 5pm
01/06/2018 Rediscover Hour on Relevant Radio
Relevant Radio, 1330 AM, is Talk Radio for Catholic Life in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
The Rediscover Hour is on Friday mornings from 9:00 am to 10:00 am.
Living the Gospel of Life airs on Saturday mornings from 11:30 am to 12:00 noon. Tune in to Relevant Radio