News From Other Sources- December 9, 2018

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 Holy Hour for Vocations
Tuesday, December 11, 7–8 p.m., at Holy Family Catholic Church, St. Louis Park
All people of the Archdiocese are invited to participate in the Holy Hours for Vocations, a new program sponsored by the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. This year’s seminarian posters show the calendar of the Holy Hours for Vocations that will be taking place at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. Each month, the Holy Hour for Vocations will take place at another parish in the Archdiocese. Come spend an hour with Jesus each month to pray for an increase in vocations to the priesthood, consecrated life and diaconate. For more information, please contact the Office of Vocations at 651-962-6890 or visit

 Cookies and Carols Concert on Thursday, Dec. 13,  2:45-3:45 At Holy Spirit Academy
Come celebrate the season of our Lord’s birth with music by the HSA Choir, a Christmas Sing-along, and Treats made by the students. Come join us for an hour of Christmas Refreshment!

Archbishop’s Discernment Retreat
Begins Friday, Dec. 28, 6:30 p.m.; Concludes Sunday, Dec. 30, 1 p.m.
Christ the King Retreat Center, Buffalo.
The Director of Vocations offers this annual retreat with talks by Archbishop Bernard Hebda. In addition to the talks given by the Archbishop, there will be times of prayer, an opportunity for the Rite of Reconciliation, times of recreation, and plenty of great food. The Archbishop’s Discernment Retreat is for men who are seniors in high school to age 50 and are discerning priesthood. This retreat is a wonderful opportunity to gain clarity in your discernment process and to meet other men who desire to follow Christ and to know his will for their lives. Register online by Dec.14 at

Learn what it’s like to be a BSM Red Knight!  
Attend our Open House Monday, January 7, 2019, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
There is a lot to consider when choosing a high school, and we want to show you first-hand what it is like to be a part of the Benilde-St. Margaret’s community. We invite you to join us at one of our Open Houses and/or have your student spend the day with us. Register for these events at We look forward to meeting you!