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 Retrouvaille Marriage Retreat
December 6-8 at Dakota Ridge Best Western Hotel, 3450 Washington Drive, Eagan
Thinking about separation or divorce? Hurting? Angry? Feel helpless? Retrouvaille is a lifeline for troubled marriages. Since 1977, over 40,000 marriages saved. Couples learn the tools to rediscover each other and heal their marriage. 100% confidential. Visit Paul or Tina (800) 470-2230 or [email protected].

A presentation by Fr. Michael Joncas on Sat. Dec. 7th at 2pm in Visitation Hall.
The Adult Faith Formation Committee of St Margaret Mary invites you to explore the scriptures, liturgical texts, customs and music of Advent to deepen our engagement with this holy season. Our speaker is Fr. Michael Joncas, celebrated author and composer of such hymns as “On Eagle’s Wings.”  Mass to follow at 4:30pm.
Please call St Margaret Mary Parish Office at 763-588-9466 to RSVP. 2323 Zenith Ave No, Golden Valley

Christmas at the Monastery
December 14, 2019, 3–7 p.m., St. Paul’s Monastery, St. Paul
Celebrate Christmas with the Benedictine Community of St. Paul’s Monastery while raising essential funds for them and their ministries. To make your holiday shopping easier, the Sisters and event volunteers put together an exceptional collection of gifts to choose from at their Silent Auction, Wine Wall, Mystery Gifts, Benedictine-themed handmade ornaments and other beautiful and handy gifts, and the Sisters’ famous Benedictine Bakery and Candy Shoppe. Visit or call 651-777-6850 for more information.

Archdiocesan Synod – Upcoming Prayer and Listening Events
What’s working and what’s not in the Archdiocese? Archbishop Hebda wants to hear from you! Please prayerfully consider attending an upcoming Prayer and Listening Event, as part of the Pre-Synod Process and make your voice heard. Your input will help guide the Archdiocese over the next 5-10 years. There are 20 Prayer and Listening Events. The next three are:
Saturday, Jan. 5, 1-4 p.m. at Holy Cross (Minneapolis)
Saturday, Jan. 25, 9 a.m.-noon at St. Peter Claver, St. Paul
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 6-9 p.m. at Pax Christi, Eden Prairie
Learn more about the Synod and see a full listing of Prayer and Listening Events at

Men’s silent retreat at the Jesuit Retreat House in Lake Elmo, Mn
Thursday January 16th start time 6:00 pm to Sunday 19th ends at 7:00 pm
Please contact Jim McGuire at 612-804-0482 or email [email protected] for more information

Worldwide Marriage Encounter
“Yet, O LORD, you are our father; we are the clay and you the potter; we are all the work of your hands.” As we begin the waiting of advent, let us strive to become the work of his hands by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. The next Weekends are Feb 7-9, 2020 in Buffalo, MN and May 1-3, 2020 in Buffalo, MN. For more information, call Brent & Tracy Chessen at 612-756-8720 or visit them at







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