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  • 08/23/2019 SeptemberFest Save the Date!

    School Events, Church News, Weekender

    Save the Date!

    SeptemberFest Weekend

    September 20-22


    2019 Septemberfest Co-chairs

    Dan and Sarah Klein

    Jaime and Amy Smith

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  • 08/13/2019 Mission Haiti Wine + Cheese Party

    Church News, Mission Haiti

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  • 08/12/2019 Fr. Park’s Home Run Derby Challenge

    School Events, Church News, Weekender

    Back by popular demand: Fr. Park has once again challenged the Annunciation community to a Home Run Derby during SeptemberFest!

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  • 08/12/2019 Septemberfest Wiffle Ball Tournament 2019

    School Events, Church News

    This year the Septemberfest WiffleBall tournament begins September 11. So it’s time to start getting your team together. Registration is now open. 

    If you are interested, please contact TK.

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  • 07/31/2019 Thank you Jimmy!

    School Events, AYM (Youth Group), Church News

    Jimmy Dunn has begun his new role at Annunciation as our Director of Outreach and Community Life. As he transitions to this new role, we want to take a moment to honor Jimmy for all that he has done for our youth and our parish for so many years as our Youth Minister. Please come and celebrate the gift that Jimmy is to so many!

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  • 07/09/2019 Sacraments

    Church News

    The Sacraments of our Catholic Church are opportunities for awesome and deep encounters with God.  It is an honor to walk with you and your family in faith.   

    Children being raised in the Catholic faith typically in second grade prepare for and receive for the first time the Sacraments of Reconciliation & Holy Communion. 
    It is during 8th grade that youth are strengthened in their faith through the Sacrament of Confirmation. 

    Please find below information on how to register your son or daughter for these Sacraments.

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  • 06/28/2019 Ice Cream Social

    Church News

    Join us for an Ice Cream Social!

    Here's the scoop:

    • When: Saturday, August 3 & Sunday, August 4
    • Time: After 5:00 Mass on Saturday & After 9:30 Mass on Sunday
    • Where: Community Room

    We hope to see you there!

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  • 06/28/2019 HS Graduate Mass & Brunch

    AYM (Youth Group), Church News

    Annunciation Catholic Church Congratulates

    The High School Graduating Class of 2019

    The Community Invites You to Celebrate Together

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  • 05/28/2019 AYM Shredding Bag Fundraiser

    School Events, AYM (Youth Group), Church News, Weekender

    Identity protection/ shredding all important documents! It is very easy follow these simply steps.
    1. Purchase a Shredding Bag from AYM $20.00
    2. Fill the bag with documents to the dotted line. (No need to remove staples or paperclips)
    3. Seal Bag and bring to Annunciation on 6/8/2019 for a Shredding Event. A Shred Right Truck will be in the parking lot and will shred on site.
    4. Repeat steps 1-3.
    Purchase Shredding Bag online.

    *All shredded documents are recycled into toilet paper, facial tissue or paper towels.
    Any questions, please email Jimmy Dunn:

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  • 05/21/2019 Hops for Haiti

    School Events, Church News, Mission Haiti

    Save the date! Wednesday, June 5th 2019 6:00-10:00pm at Lynlake Brewery.
    Join us for some cheer and beer at our 4th annual Hops for Haiti party. Catch up with fellow travelers or meet people who can tell you about the beauty and heartache of Haiti from first-hand experience.​

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  • 05/19/2019 Volunteer Appreciation Sunday

    Church News, Weekender

    Annunciation Parish is blessed with the best volunteers! 

    We know how much value you add to our ministries and programming, we would not be the vibrant parish we are without you. 

    Next weekend is Volunteer Appreciation Sunday, June 2,  2019 please join us for the 9:30AM Mass and see who will receive the Ministers of the Year or the School MaryJo Sterner awards. 

    After Mass we will show our gratitude for all you do by serving a delicious lunch in the community room. All are welcome!

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  • 05/13/2019 JH Grand Finale

    AYM (Youth Group), Church News

    When: Friday, May 17th, 2018, 6:00-10:00PM
    Where: Annunciation Church / Grand Slam
    Cost: $30.00 (Includes Transportation, Admission and Dinner)

    Let's celebrate the end of the year at Grand Slam!
    Batting cages, Arcade games, Laser tag and Mini Golf!

    How Do I Register?:
    Register Online

    Questions: Call Jimmy at 612-824-9993 x243 or email:

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  • 05/10/2019 School’s Out Wiffle Ball Tournament

    School Events, Church News, Weekender

    The School's Out Tournament will be played May 29 - June 2. 
    Registration is open. Please start working on your teams now. 
    If you are interested in umpiring, please contact TK.

    The Annunciation Wiffle Ball tournaments are open to all ages and is not limited to the Annunciation Community. You play a minimum of 2 games. Bragging rights are at well as a picture with the traveling trophy. No fastballs are allowed. Junk can be served on a platter. Sliding is allowed, bunting is not, and no infield fly rule either. Trees are always out of play resulting in a dead ball. There is a home run fence, score board and lights for when the sun goes down. Balls, bats and volunteer umpires are provided.

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  • 05/06/2019 Rummage Sale 2019

    School Events, Church News, Weekender

    Recycling Since 1947

    For one week in June, Annunciation transforms its school to an "institution of higher earning" at the annual Rummage Sale. Donate your gently used treasures or volunteer your time and talents to support this long-running community event.

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  • 04/25/2019 19th Annual Annunciation Golf Classic

    School Events, Church News, Weekender

    Friday, June 14th, 2019

    Boulder Pointe Golf Course - Elko, Minnesota
    Registration Begins 11:30 AM
    Shotgun Start 1:00 PM
    $80 Men & Women  

    All proceeds benefit the Help-A-Student Fund. 

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  • 04/18/2019 Coffee House

    School Events, AYM (Youth Group), Church News, Weekender

    Saturday, May 11th, 2019
    Annunciation Church Community Room

    All Annunciation Community members are invited to an entertainment filled evening in a coffee house style. Enjoy singing,and musical performances in an Italian Restaurant decor in this family friendly event. Performed by an inter-generational guest list from the parish and school.

    Admission is $2.00 and reasonably priced desserts and coffee will be available for purchase.

    Bring your AYM mug and receive free coffee all night!

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  • 04/18/2019 6th Grade Welcome Party

    AYM (Youth Group), Church News, Weekender

    It is time to join youth group!

    The junior high leadership team has planned a fun-filled evening of silly games, funny skits, wacky relays and bowling for fabulous prizes!
    Current 6th graders, this is a night you do not want to miss!

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  • 04/15/2019 Solemn Good Friday Prayer Vigil

    Church News

    Solemn Good Friday Prayer Vigil: April, 19, 2019. 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

    On Good Friday Christians gather at Planned Parenthood in St. Paul to pray for life while meditating on the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ. Pastors of various denominations lead the prayer.  Archbishop Hebda will begin the prayers at 9 am.  For a complete listing and more details visit:

    As with every Good Friday prayer vigil, there is no protesting or signs, just solemn prayer for seven and a half hours.  Park at the University of St. Thomas Anderson Parking facility on the corner of Grand and Cretin. Shuttle buses will be running back and forth to the vigil site all day. If you would like to carpool to the prayer vigil, come to the Annunciation parking lot at 9:30 the morning of April 19.

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  • 04/11/2019 Mercy Nights: Prayer, Confession, Adoration & Music

    Church News, Weekender

    Come experience the healing power of Jesus and the abounding mercy of God!

    The 2018 - 2019 Mercy Nights will take place on the following dates at Annunciation Church from 7-8pm:

    • September 27
    • October 25
    • November 15
    • January 24
    • February  21
    • March 28
    • April 17
    • May 16 

    If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Bettini at  or  612-824-993 x251.

    Download the flyer.

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  • 04/11/2019 Eli Project

    Church News, Mission Haiti, Weekender

    Come join The MHI Eli Project to turn no-longer-needed T-Shirts into diapers for a wellness center in Port Au Prince, Haiti.
    If you have one or both, please bring sewing shears and portable sewing machine. No experience necessary!

    Questions? Email Jimmy at

    Monday, May 13, 2019 6:00-9:00pm
    Annunciation Church Community Room, 509 54th St W.,  Mpls

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  • 04/10/2019 Parish Town Hall Meeting

    School Events, Church News, Weekender

    Come see the REFINED ANNUNCIATION MASTER PLAN on Wednesday, April 24th, at 7pm in the Church community room. ALL Annunciation community members are invited and encouraged to attend the session.

    The Master Plan engagement with Miller Dunwiddie is closing in on the finish line.  Thank you all for your input as our community envisions the future of our Annunciation campus!  

    During the April 24th meeting, Miller Dunwiddie will present the refined Master Plan for review and comment.  This plan incorporates all the wonderful recommendations, comments and suggestions you provided at the March 27th meeting.   

    Thank you in advance for you attendance on April 24th!  Your participation is vital as we all work together on the future of our beloved Annunciation campus. 

    Grace and Peace,
    Father Brian Park

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  • 04/04/2019 Let’s Play BINGO!

    AYM (Youth Group), Church News, Weekender

    Please join us as AYM hosts a community BINGO night!

    When: Saturday, April 13, 2019 6:00pm - 8:30pm
    Where: Annunciation Community Room
    Cost: 50 cents per Bingo card.
    Food: Available for purchase-Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Chips, Soda, Popcorn and Cookies.

    All proceeds go to AYM Mission Trip.

    Questions: Call Jimmy Dunn 612-824-9993 ext 243

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  • 04/01/2019 Lenten and Holy Week Schedule 2019

    Church News

    Ash Wednesday - February 14
    Masses at 8:15am & 6:00pm
    Soup Supper follows the evening Mass

    Soup Suppers (6:00pm)
    Fridays: February 23; March 2, 9, & 16

    Fish Fry (5:30pm to 7:30pm)
    Friday, March 23

    Stations of the Cross (7:00pm)
    Fridays: February 23; March 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30

    Lenten Morning of Reflection
    Saturday, March 3, 8:30am to Noon, lunch follows.

    Annunciation Awakening Retreat
    Weekend of March 16—18

    Sacrament of Reconciliation:
    Lenten Penance Service,
    Saturday, March 24, 10:00am to 11:30am
    Tuesdays 4:45pm to 5:15pm (except on March 27)
    Fridays 8:45am to 9:15am (except on March 30)
    Saturdays 9:30am to 10:30am

    Holy Week Schedule
    Opportunities for Confession:

    Tuesday, March 27, 4:15pm to 5:15pm
    Thursday, March 29, 1:30pm to 2:30pm
    Friday, March 30, 10:00am to 11:00am
    Saturday, March 31, 9:30am to 10:30am
    Holy Thursday Mass ~ March 29, 7:00pm
    Good Friday Liturgy ~ March 30:

    3:00pm Solemn Liturgy with Holy Communion
    7:00pm Stations of the Cross
    Easter Vigil Mass, Saturday, March 31, 8:00pm
    Easter Sunday Masses ~ April 1, 8:30am & 10:30am

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  • 03/29/2019 Youth Minister Update

    School Events, AYM (Youth Group), Church News

    Dear Annunciation Families,
    I want to share with you some exciting news regarding the search for our new youth minister. We posted the position in February and received a lot of applications from qualified individuals. The list was narrowed and the top candidates were interviewed by a committee made up of Fr. Park, staff, and parents. Now that this process has come to a close, we are happy to announce that we have found our new youth minister - Bernadette (Bernie) Gauthé (pronounced Go-tay).

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  • 03/27/2019 Mission Haiti Piggy Banks, Due Tuesday, April 9

    Church News, Weekender

    Prayer, Fasting & Alms Giving Opportunity

    During Lent each year, we are invited to pray with our families and faith communities; fast in solidarity with those who hunger; learn more about our global community and the challenges of poverty overseas; and give sacrificial contributions to those in need.

    On Ash Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Annunciation parish and school will distribute Mission Haiti Piggy Banks to each family during Mass. Place the bank on your family dining room table so it can be a reminder for your family to pray for our Haitian brother and sisters in need. If your family does not have an Alms giving tradition established, then please consider filling the bank with money you have saved by fasting or giving things up for Lent.

    On Tuesday, April 9, 2019 bring the filled bank back to church at either Mass (School Mass 8:15am or Evening Mass at 7:00PM) All money collected will be given to our Parish Mission school in Leogane, Haiti.

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  • 03/22/2019 Lenten Series on the Human Face of Immigration

    Church News

    The Peace & Justice Committee invites you to attend the second part of our Lenten series on the Human Face of Immigration on April 7 from 12:15 to 1:30 in the Whalen room at Our Lady of Peace church.

    Pizza will be served! We will show a film entitled Gospel without Borders with discussion to follow. The film brings more light and less heat to the issue of immigration while examining what the Bible says about the treatment of the "stranger." Please join us as we explore immigration in light of Catholic Social Teaching.

    If you have any questions, please contact Chris Stromgren at 612-925-1840.

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  • 03/20/2019 Annunciation Parish Annual Fish Fry

    School Events, Church News, Weekender

    Friday, April 12 from 5:30 - 7:30pm

    Please join us for our annual Fish Fry dinner served by Annunciation Men’s Group.

    There is a delicious menu consisting of deep fried fish, coleslaw, baked potatoes, bread and cookies. Grilled cheese for kids. Complimentary milk, coffee and lemonade will be served. Pop will be available for purchase.

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  • 03/11/2019 Respect Life Ministry Plant Sale

    Church News

    It is time for the Annual Spring Flower/Plant Sale at Annunciation Church.  This year the sale is timed as a help for Mother’s Day.  So many of us buy plants and hanging flower baskets for our mothers and grandmothers. Order here and avoid standing in line at crowded garden centers on Mother’s Day weekend!   


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  • 02/14/2019 T-shirt Drive

    Church News, Weekender

    Campus Ministry Team Students Zach Sennentz, Nate Maisel, Ryan Plunkett, and Brendan Burke, from the Academy of Holy Angels (Annunciation Alumni & AYM Peer Ministers) are collecting T-Shirts for the Eli Project and Mission Haiti Inc.The MHI Eli Project turns no-longer-needed T-Shirts into diapers for a wellness center in Port Au Prince, Haiti.

    Any size cotton t-shirts used. There will be a large collection box outside of the youth room in the church basement from February 13-27th. Thank you for your generosity. All the shirts will go to a great cause!

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  • 02/14/2019 Mission Haiti Collection

    Church News

    This Saturday and Sunday (February 16th & 17th) there will be a second collection for Mission Haiti Inc. Annunciation International Mission and Sister School in Haiti. Before Mass a testimonial will be shared and a collection will be taken after communion. Please join us and Thank You in advance for your generosity! Checks should be made out to "Mission Haiti Inc."

    If you will be out of town and wish to contribute to this collection please considering making an online donation.

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  • 02/07/2019 Annunciation Campus Master Plan Open Houses

    School Events, Church News, Weekender

    We have officially launched the engagement with Miller Dunwiddie (Miller) to develop the Annunciation Campus Master Plan, a visioning document providing the Parish a long-range plan for the facilities. 
    The development of the plan will include input from YOU, our beloved Parish community.

    A listening session is scheduled for Sunday, February 17th following the 9:30am Mass in the Visitation room, off the community room.  It will be held during the pancake breakfast. 

    An additional session will be held Tuesday, February 26th from 4-7pm in the school library.

    Please come share your desires for our campus as we continue our efforts to be good stewards of these beautiful properties we’ve been blessed with and plan for investments that will allow us to pass on the facilities to future generations.

    God bless,
    Father Park

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  • 01/24/2019 Mission Possible

    Church News, Weekender

    You are cordially invited to attend the Annual Haitian Dinner and Craft Sale to benefit Mission Haiti, Inc.

    Saturday, February 23, 2019

    6:00 to 9:30pm

    Annunciation School Auditorium
    525 West 54th St., Minneapolis, MN

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  • 01/18/2019 Annunciation Rain Gardens

    Church News, Weekender

    In 2016, Donovan Peterson from Boy Scout Troop 103 applied for and received a grant from Minnehaha Watershed District to install rain gardens in the front of the Church. He solicited contractors and vendors for reduced rates on excavation and supplies. In November with the help of family and friends he designed and installed the first rain garden by the bell tower. The following spring of 2018, his family and friends installed the four other gardens. He asked his family and friends for donations and collected $5,187.50. Their volunteer hours were worth $8,544.84. The grant paid $11,057.07.  The total cost of the project was over $22,000, which was all covered by donations, volunteers and the grant. 

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  • 01/07/2019 Showing of Bishop Barron’s DVD entitled “The Mystical Union of Christ and His Church”

    Church News

    The Peace and Justice Committee of Annunciation and Our Lady of Peace invite you to mark your calendars for January 13 from 10:45 to 12:15 (following 9:30 am Mass at Annunciation) for a showing of Bishop Barron’s DVD entitled “The Mystical Union of Christ and His Church” in the Visitation Room at Annunciation Church (lower level).

    Our hope is to shine light on the strong connection between receiving Eucharist as a member of the Mystical Body of Christ and then going out into the world to do good works. In the DVD Bishop Barron explicitly speaks of the social outreach in the Church and how it is supported by prayer and a response to prayer.  This is a beautiful film!  Please join us.

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  • 12/29/2018 Immigration Sunday Event, January 6

    Church News

    The Annunciation/OLP Peace & Justice Committee and OLP's Global Solidarity Committee invite you to attend an event that will focus on the issue of immigrants and refugees. 

    It will be held on Immigration Sunday, January 6 at 12:15 pm in the Whalen Room at OLP. 

    The format will be a casual roundtable dialogue featuring immigrants (or those intimately familiar with current immigration issues) telling their stories and taking questions from those attending. There will also be potluck treats from the various cultures represented.  Please join us as we explore this issue in light of Catholic Social Teaching. If you have any questions, please contact Chris Stromgren at 612-925-1840.

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  • 12/13/2018 Pancakes With Saint Nicholas

    Church News, Weekender

    Join us for a fun family event at Annunciation Church on Sunday, December 16th.

    Saint Nicholas will make a special appearance after 9:30am mass! Come have pancakes to benefit Annunciation Youth Ministry and visit with our favorite holiday saint.

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  • 12/06/2018 From Age to Age and Their Sounds of the Seasons Concert

    Church News, Weekender

    Come see From Age to Age and Their Sounds of the Seasons Concert at Annunciation Catholic Church  on December 14, 2018! 

    The concert will take place at the church beginning at 7:30pm.  

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  • 12/03/2018 Advent - Christmas Schedule 2018

    Church News

    Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception 
    Holy Day of Obligation  -  Mass times: 
    Friday, December 7, 6:00pm (vigil) 
    Saturday, December 8, 9:00am 

    Sacrament  of  Reconciliation 
    Advent Penance/First Reconciliation:
    Saturday, December 15, 10:00am 
    Individual Confessions:  
    Tuesdays, 4:45-5:15pm 
    Fridays, 8:45am-9:15am  
    Sundays, 4:30pm-5:15pm 
    Saturday, Decemb  er 22, 3:30-4:30pm 
    Sunday, December 23, 4:00-5:15pm    
    Monday, December 24, 10:30-11:30am 

    Christmas Masses  (Carols prior to each Mass)
    Monday, December 24:  4:00pm & 10:00pm 
    Tuesday, Decem  ber 25: 10:00am 

    Solemnity of Mary Mother of God 
    Holy Day of Obligation  -  Mass times: 
    Monday, December 31, 5:00pm (vigil) 
    Tuesday, January 1, 10:00am

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  • 11/29/2018 Christmas Festival Concert Saturday, December 8, 2018 To Benefit Mission Haiti, Inc.

    Church News, Weekender

    Exultate and Church of the Annunciation are partnering to support Mission Haiti, Inc.

    When you attend the December 8, 2018 Christmas Festival Concert performance at Church of the Annunciation in Minneapolis, you will hear the same great Exultate Christmas concert program but with the additional gift of Hope for the people in Haiti. A portion of each ticket sold goes to Mission Haiti Inc. to support their programs. Haitian artisans will display handiwork and art available for purchase before and after the Benefit Concert.

    Click Here For More Information About the Concert and Mission Haiti.

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  • 11/29/2018 Christmas Boutique and All Parish Bake Sale

    Church News

    Everyone is asked to help in some way with the Christmas Boutique and Bake Sale!

    You can make/bake or buy donations. Christmas crafts; Christmas cookies; breads and other goodies; ornaments and other seasonal items are all popular with our youngsters and our young at heart.

    Please DO NOT donate Christmas trees or garlands. Silent Auction items are needed as well as toys for Santa's Toy Shop. This is an annual Respect Life project.

    Call Helen Trepanier at 612-822-8360 or Peg Tuttle at 612-242-0821 to help during the sale.

    We also need callers for the Bake Sale. If you can help with calling, please call Mary Morris at 612-869-7629. 

    Download the flyer.

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  • 11/20/2018 Family Advent Wreath Making Breakfast

    AYM (Youth Group), Church News, Weekender

    Annunciation Church-Community Room
    Sunday, November 25, 2018 10:30am-12:30pm

    Come join in a wonderful tradition! Create an advent wreath with your family to enhance life and prayer in your home while enjoying a continental breakfast. Bring a peaceful spirit, wire cutters, gloves and a frame from the past years (if you have one). A permanent frame will be for sale ($6.00). We will provide greens, frame materials, candles and directions. Wreaths will be blessed at the breakfast. Please include the number of adults and children who will be attending when registering.

    Cost: $10.00 individual or $20.00 per family.

    Price includes continental breakfast and wreath making supplies. If you have any questions call John & Megan Spriggs 612-636-8496.

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  • 11/20/2018 MADE FOR MORE: Visions of the Promised Land

    Church News



    Brought to you by St. John the Baptist Catholic Parish, The Parish of Sts. Joachim and Anne, Annunciation Catholic Church & The Cor Project


    Thursday, November 29, 2018

    7-9:30 P.M.

    St. Hubert Catholic Community

    8201 Main Street

    Chanhassen, MN 55317


    This event will sell out, so grab your tickets NOW in the parish office or online at Tickets are $20.


    MADE FOR MOREis an inspired blend of teaching, live music, and art that taps the deepest desires of the human heart revealing their ultimate purpose and goal. Join Christopher West and Mike Mangione as they offer a vision of the Gospel like you’ve never heard through the lens of Saint John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. This event is appropriate for ages 15 and up. Watch the trailer. 

    Please contact the parish office if you would like more information. 

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  • 11/15/2018 Boy Scout Tree Lot Sale

    School Events, Church News, Weekender

    Buy a Tree, Help a Scout! The Annunciation Boy Scout Troop 103 Tree Lot is open (Friday, November 23 through Sunday, December 16) on the east side of the church.

    Tree Lot Hours:
    Friday: 6 pm – 9 pm
    Saturday & Sunday: 10 am – 8 pm
    ​Monday - Thursday: CLOSED

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  • 11/05/2018 Mercy Nights: Prayer, Confession, Adoration & Music

    Church News, Weekender

    Please join us on Thursday, November 15 at 7:00pm in the Church - Come and experience the healing power of Jesus and the abounding mercy of God!
    Families are welcome.

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  • 11/03/2018 Respect Life Ministry Prayer on Wednesdays

    Church News

    The Respect Life Ministry prays the rosary every Wednesday at 1:00 pm at the Planned Parenthood clinic at 66th Street and Lyndale Avenue South. We meet on 66th Street just east of Lyndale.
    All are welcome to come. If you can't come, pray the rosary at home or church when you have time.

    Questions? Call Helen Trepanier at 612-822-8360.

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  • 11/03/2018 Baby Bottle Campaign

    Church News

    Thank you to everyone who has returned a baby bottle with money for our two life care centers, Tandem and St. Stephen's. 

    If you still have a baby bottle, whether it has money in it or not, please drop it off at the business office during the week or give it to an usher next weekend. 

    Thank you for supporting mothers and their babies. 

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  • 10/15/2018 AYM Holiday Plant Sale Fundraiser

    Church News, Weekender

    Our senior high youth will be traveling to Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota next summer on a mission trip. We are selling holiday plants to help cover the additional costs of renting three vans and a truck to carry our luggage.

    Poinsettia's are available in red, white and marble:
    6.5 in pot-$15.00
    8.0 in pot-$25.00

    Order will be taken online until Sunday, October 28th.

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  • 10/04/2018 Blaze: Middle School Girls Ministry

    School Events, Church News, Weekender

    We are excited to bring Blaze, a Walking with Purpose Bible study program developed for middle school-age girls to Annunciation.
    This twenty-session program integrates the Scripture with the teachings of the Catholic Church.


    • Who: Middle School 7th and 8th grade girls

    • When: Mid-October start date – schedule TBD

    • Time: During school lunch hour – 7th grade Wednesdays and 8th grade Tuesdays

    • Where: Spirit Center – please bring a bag lunch and beverage

    • Cost: $75 (+ shipping) for the Blaze kit, one per girl. Scholarships available


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  • 09/20/2018 2nd Annual Annunciation Fun 5K Run & Walk

    School Events, Church News, Weekender

    APO invites you to join us for the 2nd Annual Annunciation Fun 5K Run & Walk to be held on Sat., Oct. 13th at Normandale Lake Park in Bloomington. 
    New this year, the Pre-K kids will be joining us at the Bandshell area to do their Bike-A-Thon starting at 8:30am.  The 5K will then kick off at 9am.  We will have snacks, activities, a photo booth & hopefully a few items to raffle.  


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  • 09/20/2018 Help Needed: Annunciation Funeral Ministry

    Church News, Weekender

    Help is needed with our Annunciation Funeral Ministry. Work as much or as little as you want. Help is needed with set-up, serving, and clean-up. The average time commitment is about 2 hours a month.

    Please contact Mary Grace Westman at Thank you!

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  • 09/19/2018 39th Annual Cancer Home Fundraising Dinner

    Church News

    Annunciation Friends of Our Lady Peace Presents. . . 39th Annual Cancer Home Fundraising Dinner at Annunciation Church

    Sunday October 14, 2018 

    6:30pm Dinner 

    Entertainment to follow dinner

    Cost:   $20.00 per person 

    RSVP by Sunday, October 7, 2018 

    Print the registration form.

    View the donations list.

    Questions: Meg Weides-Pospisil, 612-532-7035
    Can't make the dinner?  
    Donations to Our Lady of Peace Home gratefully accepted. 

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  • 09/13/2018 Kids’ Preliminary Home Run Derby Results

    School Events, Church News, Weekender

    Thank you for participating in the Kids’ Preliminary Home Run Derby!

    CONGRATULATIONS to the following sluggers who will advance to SeptemberFest on Friday, Sept. 14th at 7:00pm! Good Luck!

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  • 09/13/2018 Walking with Purpose: Keeping the Balance Women’s Bible Study

    Church News, Weekender

    Are you stretched and would like a way to refuel and be refreshed while making authentic connections with others? 

    Would you like to have a better understanding of your faith and learn more about God?

    Join us this fall as we explore a new bible study from Walking with Purpose called Keeping in Balance.  

    Open House
    Tuesday, September 18
    6:00-7:30 pm
    Annunciation Community Room

    View the information flyer.

    Walking with Purpose is a Catholic Bible Study for women that aims to bring women to a deeper personal relationship with Jesus Christ by offering personal study and small group discussion that link our everyday challenges with the solutions given to us through the teachings of Christ and the Catholic Church.    

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  • 09/07/2018 SeptemberFest Wiffle Ball and Home Run Derby Schedule

    School Events, Church News, Weekender

    It’s SeptemberFest Wiffle Ball and Home Run Derby time!!! Check out the schedules and brackets.

    Please direct any questions to TK, aka “The Commissioner.”

    Thank you!

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  • 09/04/2018 JH Kick Off: Casino Royale

    AYM (Youth Group), Church News, Weekender

    Who: 7th & 8th Grade
    When: Wednesday, September 26, 2018
    7pm- 8:30pm
    Where: Annunciation Church Community Room
    What: Celebrate the start of the new AYM year which will include, music, wacky games and more surprises. So wear your finest and good luck at the casino!

    Cost: $20 will cover the cost of entertainment and door prizes.

    Registration Online: Sign-up online.

    Questions?: Call Jimmy at 612-824-9993 x243, or you can send an email to:

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  • 09/04/2018 Jr. High Parent Orientation Night

    AYM (Youth Group), Church News, Weekender

    What: 7th & 8th Grade Parent Orientation

    All 7th & 8th grade parents are invited to join us for an information orientation to AYM. We will be discussing AYM School Year programming, reviewing the online registration process and discussing expectations.

    When: Wednesday, September 19, 7-8:30pm

    Where: Annunciation Church Community Room

    Questions: Email Jimmy Dunn,

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  • 09/04/2018 Coffee & Donut/Pancake Breakfast Schedule

    AYM (Youth Group), Church News







    Coffee & Donuts: The first Sunday of the month October ’18-May ‘19

    Annunciation Parish offers Coffee & Donuts in the community room after the 9:30am Mass for community building and fellowship.

    (10/7, 11/4, 12/2, 2/3, 3/3, 4/7, 5/5)







    AYM Pancake or Waffle Breakfast: The third Sunday of the month October ’18-April ‘19

    Annunciation Youth Ministries offers a Pancake or Waffle Breakfast in the community room after the 9:30am Mass for community building and fellowship.

    All Season Pass Link

    (10/28*, 11/18+, 12/16, 1/27*, 2/17, 3/24*, 4/14+)

    *Fourth Sunday

    +Waffle Breakfast

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  • 08/08/2018 Discover Catholicism: Ask about RCIA!

    Church News

    · Interested in learning more about the Catholic faith or becoming Catholic?

    · Are you a baptized Catholic who has never received the Sacraments of Holy Communion or Confirmation? 

    Then Join Us!
    We will explore the Person of Jesus Christ—His claims, His promises, and His Church—together. You don’t have to commit to the whole process just attend a few sessions to discover more. No pressure or expectations—just a group of men and women searching for the Lord in an atmosphere that is relaxed and respectful. 

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  • 07/18/2018 We’re Hiring: Lead Preschool Teacher

    School Events, Church News

    Hiring Lead Preschool Teacher for Lake Area Discovery Center at Annunciation Catholic School in Minneapolis.

    Full-Time Salaried Position Paid Holidays, PTO and Health Benefits Available. Join a vibrant teaching team at this 4 Star Parent Aware and NAEYC Accredited high-quality educational program! Must meet DHS Rule 3 and NAEYC education requirements for lead teacher and have a current MN Teaching license.

    Job Type: Full-time

    Resumes may be sent to and

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  • 07/17/2018 12 Apostles+ Mulch Work Party

    Church News

    A BIG THANK YOU to the 19 hard-working parishioners and skilled crew that re-mulched our flower, rain & rose gardens plus hedges, fence & retaining wall areas on Tuesday, July 10. This was in addition to regular duties of weeding, lawn mowing, tree trimming, edging, planting & more. Folks agreed it was a successful & fulfilling project to beautify the entrances to God’s house at Church of Annunciation.

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  • 06/23/2018 Thank You for Your Support for the “Let God Set Free” Retreat!

    Church News

    Clearly God’s healing love was at work during the “Let God Set Free” Retreat that took place June 8th and 9th at the Carondelet Center in St. Paul.

    Our participants were very moved by all the signs of support they received during the Friday evening prayer. Each participant received between 30 and 40 letters of prayer and support, and many of these letters came from you, our Annunciation parishioners. While they were engaged in prayer, there was a simultaneous prayer of the Rosary that was taking place here at Annunciation for the graces of their retreat. Those gathered in prayer sent to us on the retreat a picture of themselves that we were able to show and explain to our retreatants.

    Thanks to you and to many others who contributed their prayer support in various forms, they were wonderfully overwhelmed with the support they received from so many people; people who don’t even know them but, nevertheless, who really care. Thank you!

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  • 06/22/2018 A Thank You that’s Ten Years Long!

    Church News

    As my ten years at Annunciation come to completion, I just want to say that I leave with a heart very full of gratitude for all that it has meant for me that we’ve shared in our Faith journey together over these years. 

    Thanks to all who came to the big parish celebration for all our volunteers and for Margaret Warnemunde, Donna Ohme and me on June 3rd. To see you and to receive your well-wishing was an overwhelming joy for me. I will savor your messages in your cards and notes for a long time to come.

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  • 06/16/2018 Religious Freedom Week: June 22-29, 2018

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    Religious Freedom Week: June 22-29, 2018

    Catholics in the United States are encouraged to pray and act in support of religious liberty during the Serving Others in God's Love: Religious Freedom Week 2018, which begins on June 22nd, the Feast of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher, and ends on June 29th, the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul. 

    Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, the chairman of the USCCB's Committee for Religious Liberty says: "Religious freedom allows the space for people of faith to serve others in God's love in ministries like education, adoption and foster care, health care, and migration and refugee services. We encourage people of faith to reflect on the importance of religious freedom so that we might have the space to carry out our mission of service and mercy, and we invite everyone to pray for our brothers and sisters who face intense persecution in other parts of the world."

    Resources for Religious Freedom Week and other religious liberty resources can be found at and  

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  • 06/11/2018 Respect Life Plant Sale - Thank you!

    Church News

    Respect Life Plant Sale: The Respect Life Ministry wants to thank everyone who bought plants at the plant sale. Thank you to everyone who worked at the sale and made it a big success. We raised $1,200  for our our two life care centers, Tandem and St. Stephen's, who support mothers and their babies. We are grateful for your support for "life."

    Questions or comments about the plants or the sale? Call Helen Trepanier at 612-822-8360, Lorna Taketa at 612-823-0279, or Terri Bettin at

    Respect Life: For the times we are afraid to welcome life: May God strengthen us and renew our trust in him. We pray to the Lord.

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  • 06/08/2018 Staffing Changes at Annunciation

    Church News

    Parishioners of Annunciation,

    I am excited to share with you some recent developments happening within our parish. This Spring, due to the retirements of Sr. Sue and Donna Ohme, the parish staff took the opportunity to rethink our overall structure.  To do this, we enlisted the help of a consultant who has a lot of experience working with Catholic parishes, and we underwent an organizational assessment.  As part of this assessment, each staff member had the opportunity to explore their gifts and talents and reflect on which parts of their jobs helped them to thrive. The consultant then made recommendations about some changes that could help our staff best use their gifts and talents, enable them to serve our parishioners better, and help us all accomplish our common mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ and building up the Kingdom of God here in South Minneapolis.  After much prayer and consultation, the following are changes we have made in response to those recommendations.

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  • 06/02/2018 Bulletin Communication Survey

    Church News

    Please complete the Bulletin Communication Survey to help us better understand what kind of information you'd like to receive from us and how you'd prefer to receive it. Thank you!

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  • 05/19/2018 2nd Annual “Let God Set Free” Retreat, June 8-9: Two Ways You Can Help!

    Church News

    "Every human being, man, woman, boy and girl, is made in God’s image.  Therefore, we declare on each and every one of our creeds that modern slavery, in terms of human trafficking, forced labor and prostitution, and organ trafficking, is a crime against humanity.”  Pope Francis  Jan. 2015

    2ndAnnual “Let God Set Free”Retreat, June 8-9: Two Ways You Can Help!

    In June of 2017, we held our 1st Annual “Let God Set Free” Retreat for those who staff the organization called Breaking Free, which does outreach and provides services to victims of sex trafficking. At that time many Annunciation parishioners wrote care and support notes to those who came to this retreat. The retreatants were amazed that people whom they had never met would write to them by name and tell of their prayer and personal sacrifice for them during their retreat. One year later they still display the notes they received in their work cubicles. 

    We will conduct our 2nd Annual “Let God Set Free” Retreat June 8-9, at the Carondelet Center in St. Paul. Our planning committee, made up of the Carondelet Peace and Justice Center, members of the Congregation of St. Joseph, and several volunteers, invites you to contribute personal notes for these women to receive during the Friday evening prayer time of their retreat. 

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  • 04/21/2018 The Plant Sale is this weekend

    Church News

    The Respect Life Plant Sale is this weekend. If plants are available, stop after the 5:00 Mass on Saturday or after the 9:30 Mass on Sunday.
    Come and buy a plant or a hanging basket for your mother or grandmother on this Mother's Day weekend. Proceeds from the sale will be donated to our two life care centers,
    and a few other "life" organizations. Thank you for supporting "life."

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  • 04/14/2018 Save the Date for This Opportunity!

    Church News

    Here at Annunciation Parish we will have a wonderful opportunity for parents and grandparents on Sunday, April 29th, as we welcome Judy Cozzens, the mother of Bishop Andrew Cozzens, to Annunciation. 

    Judy will share with us the amazing story of how she chose life, and how today we are all the beneficiaries of this choice she made. Her presentation is entitled, “Tips for Sharing Our Faith in Our Families”, will be from 11:00 to noon, In the Community Room, following our 9:30 Mass. Coffee and treats will be served.

    In order to make it easier for parents to come, childcare will also be provided. You are most welcome to join us! 

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  • 04/07/2018 Thanks for the Soup!

    Church News

    During our Lenten Season, on Friday evenings before Stations of the Cross, we have been able to share the company of fellow parishioners while enjoying a variety of delicious homemade soups that were donated by those who served them.

    Thanks to Shawn Leighton, Joan Moffatt, Lorna Taketa, Tina Ham Peterson and Ric Peterson, Patrice Krocheski-Meyer, Tim and Annette Gagliardi, Stephanie Miller, Cathy Dolan and Bob Healy for donating, cooking, serving and cleaning up!

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  • 04/07/2018 Diapers for Haiti

    Church News

    The Respect Life Ministry supports two life care centers, Tandem and St. Stephen's, and there is always a need for diapers. The Respect Life Ministry has made a donation to Mission Haiti, Inc. for diapers, as they also need diapers. If you would like to support Mission Haiti and their need for diapers, write out a check to Mission Haiti, Inc., and on the memo line write: For diapers. Put it in an envelope and drop it off in the collection basket or in the business office. This will help the Missionaries of Charity as they care for babies. Thanks for supporting life.

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  • 04/06/2018 Caring for God’s Creation – A Wonderful Opportunity in Our Neighborhood

    Church News

    On Sunday, April 15, from 5-7 p.m., Mount Olivet Church will host a dinner and conversation with Paul Douglas.

    Many will recognize Paul as a meteorologist with more than 35 years of TV and radio experience in the Twin Cities area. Paul Douglas was one of the presenters at a symposium on Climate Change following the publication of Pope Francis’ Laudato Si, that was co-sponsored by the Minnesota Catholic Conference, the University of St. Thomas, and the Catholic Rural Life Conference on September 14, 2015.

    Paul will discuss the 2016 book Caring for Creation which he co-authored with Mitch Hescox. Bridging science and faith, he will show how Christians can take the lead in caring for God's Creation through realistic solutions that reflect our beliefs. From personal to global issues, he will show us ways we can act to protect our families, enhance our communities, and wisely steward the resources God has given us. View the flyer.

    The registration deadline is this weekend, Sunday, April 8th and there is a charge of $10. Visit: to register.

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  • 03/31/2018 Relevant Radio 1330 AM

    Church News

    Relevant Radio 1330 AM is Talk Radio for Catholic Life in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

    The Rediscover Hour is on Friday evenings from 9:00 - 10:00 pm, Saturday from 12:00 - 1:00 pm, and Sunday 9:00 - 10:00 am.

    "Living the Gospel of Life" airs on Saturday morning from 11:30 am - Noon.

    Tune in to Relevant Radio 1330AM or listen online at

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  • 03/24/2018 The 35th Annual Good Friday Prayer Vigil

    Church News

    The 35th Annual Good Friday Prayer Vigil at Planned Parenthood, 671 Vandalia St., in St. Paul will be on Friday, March 30th from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

    Throughout the years, Christians have experienced a powerful and moving commemoration of our Savior's death by attending the solemn Good Friday Prayer Vigil sponsored by Pro-Life Action Ministries. Plan now to set aside some time on Good Friday to commemorate Christ's redeeming act and to pray for innocent children who are killed daily by abortion. Prayer will be lead by area pastors of many denominations. Buses will be running all day from the University of St. Thomas ramp.

    If you want to carpool to the prayer vigil, meet at the Annunciation parking lot at 9:30am to carpool.

    Questions? Call Helen Trepanier at 612-822-8360. 

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  • 03/17/2018 Early Catholic Family Life (ECFL): Two Upcoming Sessions

    Church News

    On Sunday, March 25th our session will be from 11:45 to 12:30. In the adult part of our gathering, Fr. Park will speak to us about the graces of the Sacrament of Matrimony.

    On Sunday, April 15th, ECFL will follow the pancake breakfast, meeting from 11:15 to 1:00. The final program of the year will focus on the Gifts of the Holy Spirit and will be a thanksgiving celebration for the year.

    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. We welcome newcomers who want to check it out to see if they would like to take part in ECFL starting next fall.

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  • 03/17/2018 Shopper Needed for Loaves & Fishes

    Church News

    Amy and Jedd Hanson coordinate the Loaves and Fishes ministry for Annunciation church on the first Monday of each month. Annunciation has worked with this ministry of providing and nutritious dinner at St. Stephen’s in Minneapolis. Amy and Jedd have an immediate need to find someone to who can do the shopping for this meal.

    This volunteer shopper would to go to Sam's or Costco (membership card provided if needed) with a provided shopping list and have the food delivered to St. Stephen's school by 2-2:30.  Other Loaves and Fishes volunteers from Annunciation then cook and serve these monthly meal to about 200 people. Though this job doesn’t require a lot of heavy lifting, there is a lot of food that needs to be purchased each month. 

    For more information about this needed service opportunity or to volunteer, Please call Amy at 612.827.1131. Shine your light!  

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  • 03/17/2018 40 Days for Life Campaign

    Church News

    Thank you for praying during the 40 Days for Life Campaign. As of Monday, March 5th, 196 babies (and mothers) have been saved from an abortion. Our local 40 Days for Life Campaign is at Planned Parenthood at 671 Vandalia St. in St. Paul. Pray and fast regularly during the 40 days for the closing of Planned Parenthood and for an end to abortion. The Respect Life Ministry prays every Wednesday at 1:00 pm at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Richfield at 66th Street and Lyndale Ave. So.

    The 35th Annual Good Friday Prayer Vigil at Planned Parenthood in St. Paul will be on Friday, March 30th from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

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  • 03/12/2018 VBS Registration Open!

    Church News, Weekender

    Annunciation Vacation Bible School, June 18 – 22 from 9 am to 12 noon

    Because space is limited, registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis....

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  • 03/10/2018 Entering Into the Graces of Holy Week

    Church News

    In addition to your full participation in the Palm Sunday and Triduum liturgies, here are some additional resources to help deepen our love for Jesus and our gratitude for the life He has given to us in his Passion, Death and Resurrection.

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  • 03/09/2018 Win a Garden Plant Stand

    Church News

    You could be the winner of this Garden Plant Stand, just place your Plant Sale order by Tuesday, April 3, to be entered into the drawing.

    Information/order forms at church and school offices or download the form.  

    Respect Life Plant Sale is an annual fundraiser to benefit Tapestry Center & Sagrada Familia Life Care Center.

    Direct questions to Helen Trepanier 612/822-8360, Lorna Taketa 612/823-0279 or Terri Bettin

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  • 03/03/2018 Respect Life: Conscience Protection

    Church News

    Respect Life: Through their work, may lawmakers protect the conscience rights of those who stand up for life. We pray to the Lord.

    USCCB: "O God our Creator...give us courage in making our voices heard on behalf of the rights of your Church and the freedom of conscience of all people of faith." USCCB, "Prayer for the Protection of Religious Liberty"

    Conscience Protection: Health care providers, churches, and others are being forced to participate in abortion or provide coverage for it in their health care plans, in violation of federal conscience laws. Within a couple of weeks, Congress will likely decide whether to improve enforcement of these laws by enacting the Conscience Protection Act.  Voice your support TODAY at!

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  • 02/24/2018 Respect Life

    Church News

    Respect Life: For our culture: May we listen to God and follow his call to cherish every person's life. We pray to the Lord. 

    USCCB: "Sometimes our actions speak for themselves; other times, words are needed. Whatever the situation, Jesus knows how to speak to each person's heart; we simply need to follow where he leads." USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities, "How to Build a Culture of Life."

    40 Days for Life is at Planned Parenthood in St. Paul. What is 40 Days for Life? Prayer and fasting: People of faith praying and fasting regularly during the 40 days for the closing of Planned Parenthood and for an end to abortion. Peaceful vigil: A peaceful vigil and witness outside the Planned Parenthood facility in St. Paul from February 14 to March 25, For more information, contact Brian Walker at, or call 651-797-6363. 

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  • 02/22/2018 Be The Match: Marrow Donor Registry Drive

    Church News

    Every 4 minutes someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer. Thousands of patients with a blood cancer like leukemia or other disease like sickle cell anemia need a marrow transplant to survive. Most don't have a matching donor in their family. They turn to Be The Match a non-profit community of donors based here in Minneapolis.

    Join us for Mass on Sunday, March 4th at 9:30am and then join us in the community room to take action for a Marrow Donor Registry Drive 10:30AM-NOON. 

    Ages 18-44. Please invite family, friends, neighbors, coworkers in this age range. Adding more members with diverse ethnic backgrounds to the registry increases the variety of tissue types available, helping more patients find the match they need.

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  • 02/17/2018 Our RCIA Candidates Prepare for Full Communion in the Catholic Church

    Church News

    This year we have three people in RCIA/the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults: Katie M., Stuart Ashworth, and Jennifer Kaufenberg.

    On Sunday afternoon, February 18th, the candidates and their sponsors will participate in the “Rite of Election (for Catechumens, those not yet baptized) and the Call to Continuing Conversion (focused on those already baptized)”, at the Basilica. They will be introduced to our Annunciation Community and receive a blessing in our parish “Rite of Sending”, during this weekend’s 9:30 Mass. 

    Please pray for these three people as they enter this Season of Lent, a time of going deeper into the preparation for the celebration of the Easter Vigil as full members of the Catholic Church.

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  • 02/10/2018 Peace and Justice Focus for Lent

    Church News

    The Peace and Justice Committee of Annunciation and Our Lady of Peace invites you to mark your calendars for our Lenten Series, Sundays March 4, 11 and 18, from 11:00am to noon.

    Our hope is to shine the light of our Catholic Social Teaching on a troubling concern in our country today – structural racism.

    With use of the DVD resource Mirrors of Privilege put out by the World Trust organization (an organization committed to social impact through film and dialogue), we will explore how it is that race can unknowingly play a part in the unevenness of opportunity for quality of life in today’s society. We will also seek to understand the kinds of change that are needed so that all people may realize the God-given dignity they are meant to enjoy and that our Gospel based Catholic Social Teaching supports. 

    We will meet in the lower level of the Church. 

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  • 02/10/2018 Resources for Your Lenten Journey

    Church News

    During Lent God offers us a special opportunity to get close to Jesus in love, friendship and commitment to him and a Holy Spirit led way of life.

    These resources can be of assistance to you as you live Lent.

    1. Please help yourself to a copy of Bishop Barron’s Lenten Gospel Reflections. These are available to you in church, in the narthex as well as the south foyer.
    2. Listen to a 5 minute daily Lenten audio reflection by Fr. Mark Toups by googling “the Journey to Jerusalem Reflections”.
    3. On the Creighton University Online Ministries home page click on Praying Lent 2018. Here you will find an abundant variety of resources that can support you on your Lenten Journey.
    4.Go to Loyola Press - Lent for a rich array of Lent resources, including activities for children and ideas for the observance of Lent in the home.
    5.Google “3 minute Retreat” and have a daily reflection appear in your inbox or download the app. A short 3 minutes can bring you 24 hours of peace.
    6.Google "BustedHalo Lent" and see all the creative resources that come up!

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  • 02/10/2018 Friday Night at the Friary

    Church News

    Men of God, are you interested in discovering the vocation that Jesus is calling you to? Perhaps you're already actively discerning a vocation in the Church? 

    We invite men, ages 18-35, to "Friday Night at the Friary" hosted, by the Franciscan Brothers of Peace, for a time of prayer, fellowship, and seeking God's call in your life, whatever that may be. 

    After opening with prayer, a short reading or reflection is shared with an emphasis on vocation discernment, prayer, or discipleship. Next, how about some socializing, outdoor/indoor recreation, and good eats? We've saved the best part for last by spending time adoring Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, "Speak Lord, Your servant is listening." 1 Samuel 3:10. The evening then concludes with chanted Night Prayer (Compline).

    Join us every third Friday of the month from 7-9 p.m. at Queen of Peace Friary, 1289 Lafond Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55104.

    For more information call: 651-646-8586 or email:

    We'll see you Friday Night at the Friary!

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  • 02/10/2018 Prenatal Partners for Life

    Church News

    Prenatal Partners for Life offers support, information, and encouragement by connecting parents facing an adverse diagnosis with other parents whose child has had the same or similar diagnosis. Prenatal Partners for Life is made up of compassionate parents with special needs children as well as medical professionals, legal professionals and clergy. For more information call 763-772-3868 or go to their website,

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  • 02/10/2018 Catholic Bishops’ Statement on U.S. Senate Failure to Pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection

    Church News

    On January 29th, the U.S. Senate failed to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (S. 2311) on a vote of 51 to 46. The bill was stopped on a procedural measure requiring 60 votes for the legislation to move to a final vote. Both of Minnesota’s senators voted against this bill.  

    Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York chairs the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities. He has called the Senate’s failure to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act “appalling”. He urges Catholics from across the country to convey to their senators either their gratitude or their disappointment, depending on how their senators voted.


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  • 02/03/2018 February 8th: International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking

    Church News

    The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and the International Union of Superiors General has designated February 8 as an annual day of prayer and awareness against human trafficking. February 8 is the feast day of St. Josephine Bakhita, who was kidnapped as a child and sold into slavery in Sudan and Italy. Once Josephine was freed, she became a Canossian nun and dedicated her life to sharing her testament of deliverance from slavery and comforting the poor and suffering. She was declared a Saint in 2000.

    On February 8, Catholics all over the world are encouraged to host or attend prayer services to create greater awareness about this phenomenon. Through prayer, we not only reflect on the experiences of those that have suffered through this affront to human dignity, but also comfort, strengthen, and help empower survivors. 

    Prayer to St. Josephine Bakhita

    St. Josephine Bakhita, you were sold into slavery as a child and endured untold hardship and suffering.

    Once liberated from your physical enslavement, you found true redemption in your encounter with Christ and his Church.

    O St. Bakhita, assist all those who are trapped in a state of slavery; Intercede with God on their behalf so that they will be released from their chains of captivity.

    Those whom man enslaves, let God set free. Provide comfort to survivors of slavery and let them look to you as an example of hope and faith. Help all survivors find healing from their wounds. We ask for your prayers and intercessions for those enslaved among us.


    View the Prayer Card

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  • 02/03/2018 Christmas Boutique and Bake Sale: Thank You!

    Church News

    The Respect Life Ministry wants to thank everyone who helped make the 37th Annual Christmas Boutique and Bake Sale very successful!

    We raised over $3,600 for a number of "life" organizations.

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  • 01/27/2018 Date Changes for February and March Early Catholic Family Life/ECFL

    Church News

    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!

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  • 01/27/2018 Human Trafficking: Is it Really That Close to Us?

    Church News

    “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!

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  • 01/27/2018 Zip Codes: Destination or Destiny? Exploring Race and Where We Live

    Church News

    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.

    5:30-8:30 p.m.
    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.

    Please RSVP at or 612-240-8333

    Want to carpool? Contact Sr. Sue

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  • 01/27/2018 2018 WINE: Catholic Women’s Conference

    Church News

    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

    View and print the flyer.

    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.) 

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  • 01/13/2018 Save the Date: Lenten Morning of Reflection with Fr. Kevin Finnegan

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    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.

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  • 01/13/2018 January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

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    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!

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  • 01/10/2018 Vatican International Exhibit: Eucharistic Miracles of the World

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    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

    Download the event flyer.

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  • 01/06/2018 Rediscover Hour on Relevant Radio

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    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

    1330 AM or listen online at You can also check out the Relevant Radio app.

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  • 12/30/2017 When a stranger sojourns with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong.

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    When a stranger sojourns with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong. The stranger who sojourns with you shall be to you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.     – Leviticus 19:33-34

    The Catholic Bishops of our state have designated Sunday, January 7th, the Feast of the Epiphany as Immigration Sunday MN. Let us recognize our brothers and sisters that have fled to our country, carrying with them the traumas of poverty, war, and more.  Let us also recognize how those very things can make them more vulnerable to human traffickers.  As we celebrate all lives being precious to God, we can make a difference in the lives of others this season. 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. 

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