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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

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    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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  • 11/09/2018 Christmas Boutique and All Parish Bake Sale are coming: December 7-9

    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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  • 11/05/2018 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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  • 10/25/2018 Mercy Nights: Prayer, Confession, Adoration & Music

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    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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  • 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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  • 08/13/2018 Septemberfest Wiffle Ball Tournament 2018

    School Events, Church News

    This year the Septemberfest WiffleBall tournament begins 9/5. 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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  • 08/08/2018 Discover Catholicism: Ask about RCIA!

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    · 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!

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    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

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    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

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    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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  • 05/30/2018 Volunteer Appreciation Sunday

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    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 3,  2018 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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  • 05/25/2018 SeptemberFest Save the Date!

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    Save the Date!

    SeptemberFest Weekend

    September 14-16th


    2018 SeptemberFest Co-Chairs

    Jaki & Jason Ortmeier

    Sarah & Dan Klein

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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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  • 05/08/2018 School’s Out Wiffle Ball Tournament

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    Registration is Now Open for the School's Out Tournament!

    The School's Out Tournament will be May 31st - June 3rd, 2018. 


    Wiffle Ball apparel store is now open!   Orders must be placed by midnight on Monday, May 14.

    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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  • 05/08/2018 Rummage Sale 2018

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    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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  • 05/08/2018 18th Annual Annunciation Golf Classic

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    Friday, June 15th, 2018

    Boulder Pointe Golf Course - Elko, Minnesota
    Registration Begins Noon
    Shotgun Start 1:00 PM
    $125 Men & Women

    Registration Includes: Green fees, golf cart, dinner & awards.

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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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  • 04/20/2018 JH Grand Finale

    AYM (Youth Group), Church News

    When: Friday, May 18th, 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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  • 04/16/2018 6th Grade Welcome Party

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    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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  • 04/14/2018 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

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    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

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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 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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  • 03/30/2018 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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  • 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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

    Church News

    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

    Church News

    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

    Church News

    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

    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 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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  • 12/29/2017 Share the Journey: Send an Online Message to your Legislators Regarding DACA

    Church News

    On January 7th, the Feast of the Nativity, Annunciation Parish will join with Catholic churches throughout Minnesota in a postcard campaign in support of the “Dreamers”, persons brought by their parents as small children to the United States. This is the only country they have ever known, yet they live under the threat of deportation. 

    Through their postcard campaign, our US and Minnesota Bishops are calling on us to support their protection from deportation. Annunciation will have a postcard campaign of contacting our senators and representatives, on the weekend of January 6-7, with prepared postcards and contact information available in every pew. You can also send an electronic postcard to the MN legislators.

    Learn more about what the Church teaches about Immigration issues.

    View the Campaign Prayer.

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  • 12/23/2017 “God is God with us, God who loves us, God who walks with us.” – Pope Francis, January 5, 2014

    Church News

    In speaking of the mystery of the Incarnation, Pope Francis goes on to say, “Jesus’ birth, then, shows us that God wanted to unite himself to every man and woman, to each one of us, to communicate his life and his joy.”

    During the Advent and Christmas seasons, we are invited in a special way, to focus our appreciation on the wonderful mystery of the Incarnation. We are also invited to find Jesus Incarnate especially among the poor and all whose human dignity has been compromised in any way. As their needs become clear to us, we are called to respond in whatever way we can. 

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  • 12/21/2017 Seeing All as God’s Children - Immigration Sunday MN, The Feast of Our Lord’s Epiphany

    Church News

    An Interfaith Service: Embracing Immigrants and Refugees. Please join us!

    Where: Basilica of St. Mary

    When: Sunday, January 7th, interfaith service from 1:00 to 2:00pm with refreshments following

    What: Through testimony, prayer and music, we will recognize our common bond and dignity as beloved children of God.

    View the event flyer

    No need to scramble for parking at the Basilica - let’s take the bus!
    Our bus will leave the Annunciation parking lot at 12:15 and return by 3:00pm. Our drop off and pick up will be near the Basilica elevator.
    No charge but a free will offering for transportation will be most appreciated.

    To reserve a place on the bus call or email Sr. Sue:, 612-824-9993x251.

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  • 12/16/2017 “Let Us Not Look the Other Way!” – Pope Francis, “The Joy of the Gospel”

    Church News

    In this Season of the Incarnation, we focus our thoughts on those who are dear to us with greetings and gift giving. Let us also seek the face of Jesus among those who are most poor and vulnerable. 

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  • 12/16/2017 The People You Have Helped This Past Year

    Church News

    There are many people who would like to say thanks to you if only they had the opportunity to do so. One of the things that happens frequently at Annunciation is that people who have fallen on hard times come to the parish door seeking various kinds of help. Because of your generosity in donating to our special collections at both Christmas and Easter each year, we have the funds to provide some much needed help in the form of food and gas gift cards as well as bus tokens.

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  • 12/15/2017 The Mirandola Ensemble Concert

    Church News

    We invite you to The Mirandola Ensemble concert on Monday, December 18th at Annunciation Church at 7:30pm. 

    The concert, an exciting collaboration with the Chesterton Academy Chamber Choir, will feature the motets and carols of Renaissance greats Orlando di Lasso, Hans Leo Hassler, and Johannes Eccard; as well as early American shape note and Shaker songs; and music of 20th century composers Phillip Lawson, Alice Parker, and Mitchell Southall. Download the flyer.

    $15 tickets are available at the door and all students are free

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  • 12/14/2017 Annunciation Awakening Retreat

    Church News

    Annunciation Church welcomes you to join us for our biannual retreat called “Annunciation Awakening Retreat” on March 16-18, 2018.  At the retreat you will learn more about God the Father’s tremendous love for you and help you establish and deepen your personal relationship with Christ. 

    Come away with us to be with Jesus and experience God’s abiding love for you.

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  • 12/11/2017 Early Catholic Family Life

    Church News

    Early Catholic Family Life/ECFL is an opportunity for families who have small children 5 years old and younger, to get to know each other and explore ways to have their Catholic Faith come alive in the midst of their busy family lives. The two hours for our families to come together begin with individual family time and activities for families to do together. During the 2nd hour the children have their own experience of supervised play and interaction while the parents gather for prayer, conversation and sharing around a particular Faith topic relevant to their family lives. Download the program flyer.

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  • 12/09/2017 Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness at the time of the Super Bowl

    Church News

    We live in times of increased awareness that freedom has not yet come to all of our brothers and sisters.  Slavery continues today in the form of human trafficking.  Human trafficking is a public health, public safety, and human rights violation that occurs in communities throughout Minnesota and around the world. 

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  • 12/09/2017 St. Vincent de Paul Clothing Drive

    Church News

    St Vincent de Paul stores serve a valuable role in the community by providing affordable clothing. However, the quality and variety of clothing isn’t always a good match for St Vincent de Paul’s client base. Anthony Palmer, an Annunciation alumni, is working on a project to change the donation experience by setting up sites in several local churches, including Annunciation. 

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  • 12/08/2017 Christmas Boutique and Bake Sale

    Church News

    Join us for the Christmas Boutique and All Parish Bake Sale: A time for family and friends! 
    Saturday, December 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    Sunday, December 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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  • 12/06/2017 Pancakes With Saint Nicholas

    Church News, Weekender

    Join us for a fun family event at Annunciation Church on Sunday, December 17th.

    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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  • 11/25/2017 Coffee & Donuts

    Church News

    The first Sunday of the month October 2017-May 2018 Annunciation Parish offers Coffee & donut in the community room after the 9:30am Mass for community building and fellowship.

    (10/1, 11/5, 12/10, 1/7, 2/4, 3/4, 5/6)

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  • 11/25/2017 End Human Trafficking at the Super Bowl

    Church News

    “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me….”  Mt 25:35

    As Faith communities we should not underestimate the role we can play in primary prevention and support mobilization to end human trafficking.  In recognition of the increase in human trafficking that has taken place in other cities that have hosted the Super Bowl in recent years, some Twin Cities churches of various denominations, as well as many Religious Sisters, are joining together to prepare for the possibility of traffickers taking advantage of this major event here in February 2018. 

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  • 11/18/2017 Faith Formation Sunday

    Church News

    Today we would like to honor and recognize our 21 families and the 30 children from Annunciation parish who participate in our shared Faith Formation program which takes place at Our Lady of Peace on Wednesday evenings throughout the school year. Our children attend classes from pre-school through grade 8, and 4 of our parishioners serve as catechists and catechist assistants each week, while a number of parents volunteer for occasional roles such as hall monitors and classroom substitutes. With this being the weekend of our first annual Faith Formation Sunday, our Faith Formation families have been invited to assume the various liturgical roles at the 9:30 Mass.

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  • 11/17/2017 Parish Year End Fiscal Report

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  • 11/10/2017 Join the Peace & Justice Group

    Church News, Weekender

    The Peace and Justice group for Annunciation & Our Lady of Peace parishes seeks to bring the Gospel message of peace and justice to our community. We work on issues that build the common good, with opportunities for all. 

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  • 11/04/2017 End Human Trafficking at the Super Bowl - How?

    Church News

    Pope Francis Calls Human Trafficking a Crime. How Can We Help?

    Pope Francis has called human trafficking a ‘crime against humanity.’ Faith communities can be a fundamental source of stability for trafficked persons by providing acceptance and a non-judgmental atmosphere. As Catholics, we are called to shine a light on this heinous abuse that disrespects the lives and dignity of our brothers and sisters around the world. 

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  • 10/23/2017 Know Someone Who Wants to Check Out the Catholic Church?

    Church News

    For someone who is not Catholic but may be interested, now is a great time to begin to investigate. In the Catholic Church we really enjoy having the opportunity to welcome people who want to look into what being Catholic might mean in their lives. In fact, you may know someone who’s simply waiting for you to suggest this possibility. We have a process called The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults/RCIA that is designed to welcome those who wish to learn more about the Catholic Faith and to support them as they discern if God may be calling them to Catholicism. RCIA is designed for:

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  • 10/07/2017 A Prayer for Our Country

    Church News

    We know, Lord, that you yourself were a migrant.

    You experienced the trials of the refugee, having

    fled as a child with your parents, Joseph and Mary,

    to Egypt. 

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  • 10/07/2017 Welcoming the Refugee and Migrant: What Our Church Teaches

    Church News

    In our times it is good to turn to the teachings of our Catholic Faith as we consider the plight of the many immigrants and refugees, exacerbated by wars, violence, and natural disasters throughout our world. How are we to respond? What is our Gospel calling? In order to help us appreciate what our Catholic Church has to say about those forced by desperate circumstances to leave their homelands, the USCCB/United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has recently published a pamphlet entitled Welcoming the Refugee and Migrant. Copies are available in the church narthex (54th street entrance) as well as the south foyer (parking lot entrance). Please take one!

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  • 10/05/2017 Children’s Liturgy of the Word

    Church News, Weekender

    What is Children’s Liturgy of the Word? Where do the children go and what do they do?

    The Church recognizes that when children of a certain age are at Mass during the Liturgy of the Word, the Scripture Readings and Gospel, as we hear them proclaimed as adults, may be above and beyond their comprehension. Thus the Church allows for the children to assemble in a nearby room where they will experience the Liturgy of the Word in a manner closer to their understanding. Thus they gather in another room where two Faith Leaders proclaim the Scriptures for that particular Sunday from a simpler, Church approved translation. Just as we who are gathered in the main body of the Church listen to a homily that helps us take the Scriptures, particularly the Gospel, into our hearts to transform our lives, these two Faith Leaders help our children take in God’s Word in a way that can transform their young lives through the power of the presence of Jesus.

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  • 10/05/2017 Early Catholic Family Life

    Church News, Weekender

    Early Catholic Family Life Begins October 15th!

    We are happy to offer this family fun/family faith opportunity for our families who have children between the ages of zero and five years of age. 2017-18 is Annunciation’s 3rd season of offering ECFL/Early Catholic Family Life and we’ve made some changes that we hope families with young children will appreciate. Here’s what’s new:

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  • 09/28/2017 Annunciation Church Youth Choir

    Church News, Weekender

    The Annunciation Church Youth Choir is off to a great start! 

    We're only two rehearsals in, and the group is already learning a lot of new music. It's been a lot of fun. While the group is already good-sized, we are always looking for more members, and at this point in particular we are looking for some additional middle schoolers to join. There is a strong contingent of 8th graders, but we could use more 5-7th graders who love to sing. With an increase of older singers, the choir will be able to dig into more advanced repertoire, and the older students themselves will be able to accelerate and really challenge themselves. The more the merrier!

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  • 09/27/2017 We’re Hiring: Instructional Assistant

    School Events, Church News, Weekender

    Annunciation Catholic School is seeking a caring, passionate, hard-working person to join our team as Instructional Assistant in the elementary classrooms. The Instructional Assistants provide additional learning support for students and help create a faith-filled, positive environment for learning. In addition, the position helps supervise lunchroom and recess for students.

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  • 09/20/2017 Youth Choir

    Church News, Weekender

    Hello Annunciation families-

    My name is Nick Chalmers and I am the new Director of Music at Annunciation Church. I am writing to announce the beginning of the church's Youth Choir season this week.

    The mission of the Annunciation Youth Choir is to provide parish youth an opportunity to experience the joy of music, learn to become leaders in worship, and inspire the assembly to worship God by sincerity, simplicity, and the beauty of the music they offer.  Youth are given the opportunity to learn and perform songs in various styles and languages, and also learn some of the fundamentals of liturgy and music with an emphasis on part singing, reading music notation, and healthy vocal production.

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  • 09/19/2017 Welcome to Nick Chalmers, Director of Music & Liturgy

    Church News

    From Fr. Park's reflection in the bulletin (9/24)

    I am happy to announce that we have hired a new Director of Music and Liturgy for Annunciation—Nick Chalmers. Please welcome Nick to the Annunciation community! Here is a short bio that Nick wrote to introduce himself to the parish:

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  • 09/15/2017 SeptemberFest Starts Today!

    School Events, Church News, Weekender

    Friday, September 15

    Home Run Derby

    Father Park is once again challenging the Annunciation community to a Home Run Derby! 

    7:00 PM Kids’ Derby: Friendly competition between the top 10 qualifiers from the kids’ preliminary derby!  Participation fee: $20

    (Preliminary Derby Sat, September 9th 7:00pm)

    8:00 PM Adult Derby: Two minutes to hit as many home runs as you can.  Batter chooses pitcher.  Participation fee: $250.

    Taqueria Victor Hugo Mexican Food Truck

    5:30-8:30 PM

    Enjoy an authentic Mexican dinner from a favorite neighborhood food truck!  Choose a burrito or two tacos (meat & vegetarian choices) with a Jarritos soda, chips & salsa, & cookie. 

    TICKETS REQUIRED: $15 Burrito/$10 Taco Dinner. 

    Buy online, between Sunday Masses, or weekdays at the church business office.

    Fun For All

    Carnival Rides 6:00-9:00 PM
    Bingo 6:30-8:30 PM
    Live Music from Peal 7:00-8:30 PM
    Pie Shop 6:00-9:00 PM 

    Farmers Market

    6:00-9:00 PM

    Eclectic vintage furnishings; decorations for home & garden; handmade items such as aprons, pillows, hand embroidered dish towels; vintage linens; home canned goods; home baked goods; house plants; cookbooks; children’s furniture; toys & more. Fresh, locally grown produce available on Saturday and Sunday. Credit cards accepted.

    Saturday, September 16

    Fun For All

    Carnival Rides 12N-9:00 PM
    Games for the Kids 12N-7:00 PM
    Silent Auction 12N-7:00 PM
    Farmers Market 12N-9:00 PM
    Pie Shop 12N-9:00 PM
    Fro Yo Soul Frozen Yogurt Truck 12N-6:00 PM

    Live Music

    12N-2:00 PM Jim Pellinger
    2:30-4:00 PM The Lids
    4:30-6:00 PM Tom, Dick, & Harry
    6:30-8:00 PM Brad McLemore

    Dolce Vita Dinner


    New this year!  Enjoy the “sweet life” with a delicious dinner by Fat Lorenzo’s.  Garlic chicken alfredo & baked rigatoni with meatballs or vegetarian spinach manicotti, salad, focaccia, & cookies (compliments of Diane Healy & Sweet).

    TICKETS REQUIRED $15 Adults/$10 Kids.     

    Buy online, between Sunday Masses, or weekdays at the church business office.

    Magic Show with Matt Dunn

    9:00 PM

    Matt Dunn has dazzled the Minnesota Twins & captivated audiences at the Governor’s Mansion & Sever’s Corn Maze!  You won’t want to miss this amazing performance in the Music Tent!

    Sunday, September 17

    Outdoor Mass

    We are excited to announce that Bishop Cozzens will preside at the 10:30 AM Mass on the West Lawn.

    Breakfast Special

    After 10:30 Mass, enjoy a special breakfast & coffee in honor of our special guest!

    Live Music

    12N-2:00 PM The Capri Big Band

    Fun For All

    Bingo 12N-2:00 PM
    Carnival Rides 11:30 AM-3:30 PM
    Games for the Kids 11:30 AM-2:30 PM
    Silent Auction 11:30 AM-2:00 PM
    Farmers Market 11:30 AM-3:30 PM
    Pie Shop 11:30 AM-3:30 PM

    Great Food all Weekend

    Pie and Ice Cream Shop – church basement

    Food Booth – including vegetarian options, by the church

    Wine Booth & Beer Garden - near the Food Booth by the church

    Plus Candyland, mini-donuts, cheese curds

    Wiffle Ball Tourney

    Games on Friday, Saturday & Sunday - East lawn of the church


    We are using the web site We Join In to coordinate volunteers. Please sign up online!

    Learn More
  • 09/13/2017 Sunday Mass Times

    Church News

    After a lot of prayer, reading your feedback, and consulting with groups of parishioners and our parish staff I have decided to make our “summer” Mass Schedule our new permanent Mass Schedule.  

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