December 14, 2018

17 Advent Prayer Srvce 8:45a
17 Band Concert 7pm 
18 Staff Christmas Luncheon
18 Concert Grades K-2 7pm
19 Advent Mass & Lunch
24-31 Christmas Vacation  
1 New Years Day - No School
2 School Resumes
3 Thurs Am Rosary 7:55a
8 PSO Mtg 9:30a
17 MS Open House 7pm
18 No School
21 MLK Day - No School
27-2/1 Cath Schools Week 

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Advent Prayer Service
Monday, December 17, 8:45am
All are welcome to join us for our final Advent prayer service in the church! 
Beginner/Intermediate Band Concert
Monday, December 17, 7:00pm
Join us in Cassidy Hall and hear the sounds of the season performed by our 4th-8th grade band students!
K-2 Christmas Vocal Concert  
Tuesday, 12/18 at 7pm 
Students in kindergarten, first, and second grade will present their songs of Christmas on Tuesday, December 18 at 7 p.m. in the church. Students should wear their "Sunday best" and arrive at their classroom promptly at 6:45 p.m. to line up and process to the church. They will remain in the church through the concert and then return to their classrooms for dismissal following the concert. Questions? Email Mrs. Cook. 
All School Christmas Luncheon   
Wednesday, 12/19
The All School Christmas lunch is coming up! Volunteers are still needed - sign up here ! Please notify your child's teacher of any dietary restrictions or if they are bringing lunch from home.
Here is the Menu:
Izze Sparkling Juice (grades 5-8 only)  
- Apple and Eve Juice boxes (grades k-4)  
*If your child is gluten free and would like gluten free pizza, please contact so she has a count for ordering.
Artsonia - Perfect Gifts for Christmas!  
Looking for the perfect gift and a way to support your school?  Your child's artwork on a keepsake.  Check out Artsonia for all of the options. 20% goes back to the school! 
Snowbusters! snow-sports-cool.jpg  
SNOWBUSTERS is an after school skiing and snowboarding opportunity available to our OLG students in Grades 3-8 at Hyland Hills Ski Area. Students have the option to rent equipment and take lessons or just go out & ski or board with their friends. The program runs after school on Monday & Wednesday: Jan 14th, Jan 16th, Jan 28th, Jan 30th, Feb 4th, Feb 6th, Feb 11th, Feb 13th.
- Sign up HERE 
- PARENT & STUDENT VOLUNTEERS are needed please sign up HERE
Questions?  Contact Mike Rogalski 612.859.1416 or Julianne Braun  913.387.7220 
Vocal Concert DVDs
Order by Wed, 12/19
Complete this order form to order a DVD of the K-2 or 3-5 vocal Christmas concerts!
Shop Amazon Smile for OLG!
When you shop Amazon, shop instead to give .5% of your purchases back to OLG School! Here is the unique LINK to register for giving back to OLG School! Set this up before you do your holiday shopping! Once you are visiting on your smart phone, you will see additional instructions similar to these to create a shortcut on your device for future use.   
PSO Shopping Events Update! 
Bean and Ro last week was a huge hit! We are receiving a donation for $1,800! Thank you to all who were able to participate. 
The next PSO shopping event is new this year based on parental requests. It is at the Bluebird Boutique on 50th & France on Wednesday January 9th 6-8pm for the social event including wine and appetizers. However, you can shop all day long and mention OLG for your sale to count. 20% of sales go back to OLG! 
December MSSC Events 
Middle School Service Club December Events.
12/14 Salvation Army Bell Ringing
12/16 Sunday School Donuts
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January Release Days
Register by December 20th 
Join the fun during the January Release Days!
  • Monday, January 21st at the Big Thrill Factory
  • Tuesday, January 29th at the Bell Museum Exploradome
Find the Registration HERE.
Men's Club Mini Retreat!
Sat, Jan 20th from 8:30a-Noon (Free) 
Guest speaker Dahl Ahlquist will be speaking on:
"G.K. Chesterton on Lay Spirituality, and (while we're at it) Lay Mysticism." A look at why the role of the Catholic layman is more important today than ever before-through the eyes of that profound and prophetic writer G.K. Chesterton-who happened to be a Catholic layman. Reserve your spot by signing up at the table in the back of the commons after any Mass during the weekends of Jan 5th and 12th, or by emailing Jim Clancy at or by calling the OLG parish office at 952-929-3317. 
Sign up your Middle School student for Extreme Faith Camp Now!
Mon-Friday, June 24-28,2019
Extreme Faith Camp is a week-long camp for students currently in 6th, 7th and 8th grade. It is a life-changing experience. We spend the week with teens from 8 other Catholic parishes throughout the Archdiocese and have a blast with a variety of fun activities and we encounter Christ through the power of the Sacraments, challenging talks, and small group sharing. For more information please contact the PES Sisters at: Read youth and parent experiences, watch a video, and find the permission slip here.  
Celebrate Marriage Dinner - Register Today!
Fri, Jan 25 (5:45-9:00 PM in OLG Commons)
In need of a relaxing and inspiring date night after the holiday season? Book your babysitter and your tickets for an enriching and beautiful date night with your spouse. The evening includes Mass with a marriage blessing, a cozy catered dinner with wine by the fire in the Commons. Following dessert, you will also enjoy an inspiring talk by Jim and Maureen Otremba, married 23 years.
Cost is $55 per couple. Don't wait - space is limited! Visit the OLG website to register, or reach out to Meghan Hodgdon or 651-769-3280 with questions. 
You will love "The Temperament God Gave You" small group!
Moms - Make time to learn about a topic that will benefit you in your role as a wife and mother! What is a temperament and how does it affect every relationship in your life?  Join a Mothers of Young Children (birth through 5th grade) group as we seek to understand the gifts God has given in each person's temperament and use this knowledge to unlock motivation, real communication and conflict resolution with our kids, spouses and coworkers. Let us know if you are interested in joining the Temperament God Gave You group that is starting this January at OLG!  Groups will be meeting 8 sessions, every other Tuesday, January - May . The morning group will meet 9:30-11:00 am and the evening group will meet from 7:00 - 8:30 pm in the Frassati Room. Childcare available. Contact Mary Hodgdon, Director of Marriage and Family at OLG - or 952-929-3317 ext 9032 for information and how to register.  
2019 Men's Club Gala Updates
Please save the date for this year's Gala to be held on February 9th 2019 at the newly renovated Interlachen Country Club. Tickets will go on sale January 11th.  A uction item donations can be made by contacting Cathleen Cachat before January 15th. $20 Split the Pot raffle tickets are available now at the OLG Parish Office and this year's OLG Christmas Tree Lot. Thank you in advance for your support and hope to see you there!
JPII Annual Report 
Pope John Paul II Catholic Preparatory School (An Ascension Catholic Academy School) thanks Our Lady of Grace for its gracious support! See our annual report and witness the miraculous things you are helping to make happen! 
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. Register for one of our Open Houses at It's time to become a Red Knight! The priority application deadline for the 2019-20 school year is January 18, 2019. Apply today at

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