News From Other Sources- October 20, 2019

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I would like to extend an invitation  to any parents in your parish, to attend a talk by Dr. Ray Guarendi on “Raising Virtuous Children in a Digital Age,” Monday, October 21, at 2:15 p.m. in Providence’s Performing Arts Center.  The talk will be offered free of charge. Dr. Guarendi is a Catholic father, a clinical psychologist, author of 12 books, professional speaker, and national radio and television host. He has made numerous television  appearances, including The Oprah Winfrey Show and CBS This Morning, and is host of  Living Right With Dr. Ray, which can be seen on EWTN. His radio program,  “The Doctor Is In” can be heard on over 440 stations and on Sirius XM radio.

I Called to the Lord in My Distress and He Answered Me
Pope Francis said, “Mercy is a bridge that connects God and man, opening our hearts to the hope of being loved forever despite our sinfulness.” If you or someone you love is grieving the loss of a child or children to abortion, come and experience the compassionate mercy of Jesus Christ on our weekend retreat. Rachel’s Vineyard Twin Cities’ retreats are open to anyone impacted by abortion – women, men, grandparents, siblings, and health care professionals. The next retreat is November 1-3, 2019 in the Twin Cities area. For more information contact Nancy at [email protected], call 763-250-9313, or see

Unlocking the Treasure – A Special Conference with Scott Hahn and Jeff Cavin Saturday, November 2, 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Saint Andrew Catholic Church and School, Elk River.
Learn to encounter Christ in Scripture and accept the challenge of following him in discipleship. Includes Mass, keynotes, and lunch. Co-hosted by the St. Paul Center and St. Andrew Catholic Church and School. Register now—don’t miss this unique opportunity to study Scripture from the heart of the Church and to encounter Jesus in the Word and the Eucharist. Registration and more info:

Holy Spirit Academy Harvest Banquet- Please Join Us!
Holy Spirit Academy invites you to our 7th Annual Harvest Banquet on Friday, November 15, 2019, at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest.  Enjoy an evening of fellowship, music, good food, and great speakers!  Father John Klockeman, a locally and nationally known priest, is our keynote speaker.  Early bird ticket price is $70/person through November 1st. Tickets can be purchased online at or by contacting the school at #763-220-2402

The Apocalypse and Kingship of Christ-A Bible Study with Father John Echert
Wednesdays, Nov. 13 – Dec. 11 (No class November 27), 7–8:30 p.m., Cathedral of Saint Paul (Hayden Hall, Lower Level)
This four-week series is particularly timely as it coincides with the end of the liturgical year, which closes with the Feast of Christ the King, as well as the start of Advent, which focuses upon the Apocalypse and return of Christ. The cost is $20 per person and includes lecture, materials, large group Q&A and a snack. Find details and register on the event page at Cost: $20. Includes lecture, materials, large group Q&A and snack. Questions? Contact Enzo Randazzo at [email protected].

Vianney Visit
November 14 – 16, St. John Vianney College Seminary, St. Paul
Vianney Visit provides high school sophomores through college age men (ages 16 – 24) the opportunity to take a closer look and experience college seminary. Attend Mass, prayer and spiritual conferences with SJV priests and hear testimonies from SJV seminarians. There is no charge for the event. All meals are provided. Please contact Father David Blume, Director of Vocations, at 651-962-6890 or [email protected] to let him know of your interest in the Vianney Visit. To register, please call 651-962-6825 or online at

Gold Mass: For Scientists and Engineers
Friday, November 15, 7 p.m. at Church of St. Mark, 2001 Dayton Ave., St. Paul
Gold Masses are for Catholics who are or have been involved with science, including scientists, retired or former scientists, science teachers at any level, science graduates and undergraduate science majors. Reception to follow. Masses are sponsored by the Society of Catholic Scientists. Fr. Matt Shireman for more information [email protected]