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  • 06/14/2017 Summer Mass Schedule


    Church News

    NO 5:30PM MASS ON TUESDAY, JUNE 20 & NO 8:15AM MASS ON THURSDAY, JUNE 22—A WORD & COMMUNION SERVICE WILL BE CELEBRATED ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21 AT 8:15AM: This week, from Monday afternoon, June 19 through Thursday afternoon, June 22, all the priests of the Archdiocese will be going to Rochester, MN for our biannual Presbyterial Assembly. Deacon Sean will lead a Word and Communion service on Wednesday, June 21 at 8:15am. Please keep all the priests in our Archdiocese in your prayers as we gather to pray and meet this week.

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  • 06/12/2017 Learning Specialist Postion Open


    School Events, Church News, Weekender

    Annunciation School is a vibrant, Catholic school serving students from preschool through 8th grade. We are seeking a qualified, passionate teacher for our Learning Specialist position. The role of the Learning Specialist is to support students with diverse learning needs by providing intervention and remediation, supporting teachers in their efforts to advance students with different learning needs in the classroom, and working with parents and outside professionals to better support students with specialized needs.

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  • 06/01/2017 Annunciation Awakening Retreat


    Church News

    Annunciation Church welcomes you to join us for our first biannual retreat called “Annunciation Awakening Retreat” on October 6-8, 2017.  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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  • 05/31/2017 SeptemberFest T-Shirts!


    School Events, Church News, Weekender

    Place your order by June 16th & pick up at Back-to-School Night!

    Youth and adult sizes available in five colors.  Each shirt is $16.95. Order by June 16th.

    To view t-shirts, size charts, and place your order visit: https://www.customink.com/g/cad0-00b1-dbdr

    Pick up your t-shirt order at the SeptemberFest table at Back-to-School Night (August 23rd)!

     

    Proceeds benefit Annunciation Parish.

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  • 05/25/2017 Mass Schedule News


    Church News

    EIGHTH GRADE GRADUATION MASS will be Tuesday morning, May 30 at 9:30am. Congratulations to all of our eighth grade students and may God’s blessings be upon you as you head off to high school! We look forward to seeing you all as active members of our Senior High AYM!

    Sunday, June 4 at the 10:30am Mass—Volunteers of the Year and Volunteer Appreciation luncheon.

    TUESDAY EVENING MASS will be moving from 6:00pm to 5:30pm starting Tuesday, June 6. Confessions will be available each week before the 5:30pm Mass from 4:45pm to 5:15pm.

    SUMMER WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE begins on the weekend of June 10 & 11. Our summer weekend Mass schedule will be Saturday at 5:00pm, and Sunday at 9:30am & 5:30pm. This schedule will last through the weekend of August 19 & 20.

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  • 05/24/2017 “Let God Set Free”: A Retreat for Breaking Free


    Church News

    Over the past few years Annunciation has been offering various kinds of support to the organization called Breaking Free in their efforts to serve the needs of women who have managed to escape the scourge of sex trafficking.

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  • 05/24/2017 Twins Game, July 19, 2017


    AYM, Church News

    Take Me Out To The Ball Game

    Twins vs. Yankees

    Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    6:00pm-10pm (estimate) 

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  • 05/24/2017 Study Buddies Needed at CommonBond Housing


    Church News

    Do you have room in your schedule—and in your heart—for a child who needs weekly one-on-one tutoring (September – May for 90 minutes) through the STUDY BUDDY program at CommonBond Affordable Housing Communities?

    “CommonBond provides on-site services that truly meet residents where they live, including youth. The goal is to engage kids in quality, consistent, and intentional programs by partnering with parents, schools, community resources, and, perhaps most importantly, volunteers. The Study Buddies program, which engages volunteers with youth as homework mentors, has had measurable impact and success year after year. Youth in the program benefit from weekly one-to-one tutoring while forming friendships with other “buddies” in the program. It is a life-changing experience for the kids and the volunteers. Study Buddies are needed in Minneapolis and St. Paul. To learn more or to volunteer please contact Arbor at 651.290.6226 or arbor.otalora-fadner@commonbond.org.”

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  • 05/17/2017 JH Grand Finale


    AYM, Church News

    When: Saturday, May 20th, 2017 5:30pm-10:00pm
    Where: Annunciation Church / Grand Slam
    What: End of the year celebration at Grand Slam
    Cost: $30 includes bus transportation, admissions and dinner

    How Do I Register?:
    Register Online

    Questions: Call Jimmy Dunn at 612-824-9993 x243, voicemail 506 or you can send an email to: jim.dunn@annunciationmsp.org

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  • 05/11/2017 Rummage Sale 2017


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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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  • 04/28/2017 Discover the Way Retreat for 5th Graders


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    On Thursday, April 27th of this week, our 5th graders participated in their Discover the Way Vocation Retreat. They spent the whole school day with a team of people representing the vocations of priesthood, religious life, married life, single life and the diaconate.

    The team also included 8 De LaSalle high school team members, some of whom are Annunciation School graduates.

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  • 04/27/2017 Father Park Live


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    Are you looking for a way to grow in your faith? Do you have questions about God, Jesus Christ, heaven, hell, purgatory, the Bible, morality, the sacraments, etc. that you have always wanted to ask or discuss? Are you looking for a place where there is open and honest conversation about the more “controversial” teachings of the Catholic Church? Do you want to know how to better explain and defend the Catholic faith?

    FATHER PARK LIVE is back this Tuesday, May 2 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm in the Community Room downstairs in the Church. This month our topic will be “Christian Anthropology—what does it mean to be a human person?” Come and learn more about who God has created us to be! Bring your questions!

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  • 04/26/2017 Earth Day 2017


    Church News

    Caring for God’s Creation & the Poor: “Global warming continues, due in part to human activity…This is leading to ever more severe droughts, floods, fires and extreme weather events.  The world’s poor, though least responsible for climate change, are most vulnerable and already suffering its impact. For human beings to contaminate the earth’s waters, its land, its air, and its life — these are sins.” ~Pope Francis

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  • 04/25/2017 Counseling Program at Catholic Charities


    Church News

    Easter and Spring remind us that we are people of new life and new growth, even after very difficult days.  The Counseling Program at Catholic Charities has openings ready in St. Paul, Blaine or Burnsville for anyone who is interested in working on some areas that need renewal, whether individually, or as a couple or family.  We also have Men’s Therapy Groups.  We will work with whatever financial situation you have, through insurance or sliding fee.  Call 651 647-3186.

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  • 04/19/2017 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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  • 04/13/2017 Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?


    Church News

    WHAT: Parishioners gather to share a meal and good company.

    WHEN: Third Thursday of each month at 6:30pm, with November and June off. You can participate when you’re able. After you register, we’ll set your date(s) with you. We’ll contact you again two weeks before a scheduled dinner to confirm your attendance.

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  • 04/12/2017 Calling all Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC)


    Church News

    Are you currently bringing Holy Communion to the homebound?

    We are trying to assess the current pastoral care being provided to our community in order to ensure all our homebound parishioners are having their needs meet. If you are currently bringing Holy Communion to the homebound, will you please contact Ashleigh Varley at 612.824.9993 ext. 256, or email: avarley@annunciationmsp.org.

    Are you being called to serve as an EMHC? Do you have the desire to assist in the distribution of Holy Communion at Mass or to bring Holy Communion to the homebound?

    If so, EMHCs must be trained and commissioned every three years. If you need to renew your training or if you desire to be trained for the first time, you are invited to attend one of two spring trainings in the Community Room of the church:

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  • 03/22/2017 Feast of the Annunciation


    Church News

    Come Celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation at Annunciation Catholic Church! 

    9 am Mass on Saturday, March 25th. Then join us for an egg-bake brunch following Mass, in the Community Room. 

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  • 03/11/2017 RCIA Prepares for Easter and the Celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation


    Church News

    This year we have been preparing 5 people to fully enter the Sacramental Life of the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil. As a catechumen, Autumn Kisling is preparing to be baptized and confirmed, and to make her 1st Communion at the 8:00pm Easter Vigil, Saturday, April 15th. We have 4 candidates who are already baptized and who preparing for reception into the Catholic Church: Angela Mauer Greene, Justin Nuahn, Peter Moe, and Steve Peterson.

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  • 03/10/2017 VBS Registration Open!


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    Annunciation Vacation Bible School, June 19 – 23 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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  • 03/08/2017 Welcome our New Alumni/Development Coordinator


    Church News

    It is with great pleasure that I announce we have a new Alumni/Development Coordinator!  Jessica Knutson will begin working with us on March 13th.  You can read her introduction below.  Please join me in welcoming her!

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  • 03/08/2017 Share Your Light – Join Us at Loaves and Fishes!


    Church News

    On the first Monday of each month, Amy & Jedd Hanson serve dinner to 150-250 people at St. Stephen's school (2123 Clinton Ave). They would love for you to join the ministry in any big or small way!

    There are many different ways and times to help out, so we're coordinating our efforts through VolunteerSpot  - just follow these 3 easy steps:

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  • 03/01/2017 AYM Junior High Spring Retreat


    AYM, Church News

    What: AYM Spring Retreat
    When: March 17, 19, 2017
    Who: Junior High Youth (Grade 7 & 8)
    Where: Timber Bay, Onamia, MN
    Cost: $170 before March 1, $190 after March 1. Retreat fee helps defray the cost of transportation, lodging and meals.

    Financial Aid available

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  • 02/23/2017 Vacation Bible School 2017


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    June 19 – 23 from 9 am to Noon

    Get Prepared for Fun!  

    Incoming K-5th Graders may attend as participants.
    Incoming 6th Graders and above are welcome to volunteer as “Crew Leaders.”
    Pre-school program for 3, 4, and 5 year olds that are not entering Kindergarten.

    Registration opens Friday, March 10th

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  • 02/22/2017 Exultate and Annunciation Church present, A Benefit Concert for Mission Haiti Inc.


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    Brahms Requiem

    Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

    plus Haiti Arts & Crafts Sale before and after the performance!

    From Sorrow to Comfort – Johannes Brahms – Requiem

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  • 02/14/2017 Saturday Adoration with The Missionaries of Charity Sisters


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    The Missionaries of Charity Sisters invite Annunciation school and parish families to come and pray with them every third Saturday of the month at their Mother House in Minneapolis.

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  • 01/14/2017 Peace and Justice Issues for the Month of January


    Church News

    There are two major Peace and Justice Issues that are brought to our attention during the month of January.

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  • 12/16/2016 Promotion of Peace


    Church News

    Caring for God’s Creation & the Poor: “Peacemaking calls for courage, much more so than warfare. It calls for the courage to say yes to encounter and no to conflict: yes to dialogue and no to violence; yes to negotiations and no to hostilities; yes to respect for agreements and no to acts of provocation; yes to sincerity and no to duplicity. All of this takes courage, it takes strength and tenacity.” ~Pope Francis

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  • 12/16/2016 Pathways to Prayer


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    Start the New Year on the right path - Pathways to Prayer

    January Women’s Mid-Week Retreat, January 17-19, 2017, Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center, Prior Lake, MN.

    What better place to begin a new year than on a retreat?  Set the tone for the year ahead while reflecting on the year past in a space designed precisely for prayer, contemplation, reflection and growth of faith.

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  • 12/09/2016 Role of Government


    Church News

    Caring for God’s Creation & the Poor: “Politics, though often denigrated, remains a lofty vocation and one of the highest forms of charity, inasmuch as it seeks the common good. We need to be convinced that charity “is the principle not only of micro-relationships (with friends, with family members or within small groups) but also of macro-relationships (social, economic and political ones)”. I beg the Lord to grant us more politicians who are genuinely disturbed by the state of society, the people, the lives of the poor! It is vital that government leaders and financial leaders take heed and broaden their horizons, working to ensure that all citizens have dignified work, education and healthcare.” ~Pope Francis

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  • 12/06/2016 Holiday Masses


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    Immaculate Conception 
    Thursday December 8, 8:15am and 6pm
    Vigil Mass, Wednesday, December 7 at 6:00pm

    Parish Penance Service & First Reconciliation
    Saturday, December 10, 10:00am
    Several priests will be available to hear confessions.

    Individual Confession: 
    Tuesdays 5:00pm; Fridays 8:45am & Saturdays 3:30pm
    Additional Confession Times:
    Thursday, December 22 from 10:00am to 11:00am & 6:30pm to 7:30pm
    Friday, December 23 from 10:00am to 11:00am & 6:30pm to 7:30pm
    Saturday, December 24 from 10:00am to 11:00am.

    Christmas Masses (Carols prior to each Mass)
    Saturday, December 24, 4:00pm & 10:00pm
    Sunday, December 25, 10:00am

    Solemnity of Mary Mother of God
    Vigil Mass, Saturday, December 31, 5:00pm
    Sunday, January 1, 8:45am & 10:30am

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  • 12/02/2016 Solidarity


    Church News

    Caring for God’s Creation & the Poor: “We must recover the whole sense of gift, of gratuitousness, of solidarity. Rampant capitalism has taught the logic of profit at all costs, of giving to get, of exploitation without looking at the person… and we see the results in the crisis we are experiencing! This Home is a place that teaches charity, a ‘school’ of charity, which instructs me to go encounter every person, not for profit, but for love.” ~Pope Francis

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  • 11/30/2016 Prayer Help For Advent


    Church News

    This year we are trying a new Advent Reflection Book called Theotokos, which is Greek for Mother of God. If you participated in Oremus last Lent, you may remember Fr. Mark Toups from the video reflections. He is the composer of booklet of daily Advent prayer reflections with journal questions for your prayer. We hope this resource will help you on your Advent journey.

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  • 11/30/2016 Advent Craft Making!


    Church News

    Sunday, December 4th, 2016, 10:15am - 12:15pm

    Come Join Us for a Morning of Holiday Fun!

    On Sunday, December 4th, after all masses from 10:15am - 12:15pm there will be a Children’s Advent Craft Making in the preschool classrooms.

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  • 11/29/2016 Wish List for Haiti


    Church News

    Your donations would be gratefully received by the Sisters of the Companion of Jesus and ladies at the Village of Jesus in Leogane, Haiti. 

    There is a permanent drop-off box in the church business office (lower level of Church) for your convenience. We will take these meds with us on every trip.

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  • 11/25/2016 Stewardship of Creation


    Church News

    Caring for God’s Creation & the Poor:  “Please, I would like to ask all those who have positions of responsibility in economic, political and social life, and all men and women of goodwill: let us be ‘protector’ of creation, protectors of God’s plan inscribed in nature, protectors of one another and of the environment.” ~Pope Francis

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  • 11/18/2016 Dignity of Work and Rights of Workers


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    Caring for God’s Creation & the Poor: “In this Jubilee Year, I would also appeal to national leaders for concrete gestures in favor of our brothers and sisters who suffer from the lack of labor, land and lodging. I am thinking of the creation of dignified jobs to combat the social plague of unemployment, which affects many families and young people, with grave effects for society as a whole. Unemployment takes a heavy toll on people’s sense of dignity and hope, and can only be partially compensated for by welfare benefits, however necessary these may be, provided to the unemployed and their families.” ~Pope Francis

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  • 11/15/2016 A Simple Prayer


    Church News

    Jesus said, “Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

    Catholic Schools are the best.

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  • 11/07/2016 Sr. High AYM Happy Mondays: Chipolte


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    Monthly prayer dinner & fellowship

    When: 3rd Monday of the month, October ‘16 - April ‘17, 7:00pm-8:30pm
    Who: Senior High Youth (Grades 9-12)
    Where: Local Restaurants at 76th & Lyndale
    Bring: Money to purchase dinner

    *Free t-shirt for attending 3 Happy Mondays Senior

    11/21 Chipolte

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  • 11/06/2016 40 days for Life


    Church News

    Today is the last day for 40 days for Life at Planned Parenthood in St. Paul. There will be a closing prayer service today, Nov. 6th, at 3:00pm at Planned Parenthood. As of Monday, October  24th, 410 babies have been saved from abortion since 40 Days for Life started in September. 

    The Respect Life Ministry will continue to have their prayer vigil at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Richfield every Wednesday at 1:00pm at 66th Street just east of Lyndale. 

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  • 11/05/2016 Baby Bottle Campaign


    Church News

    Thank you to everyone who has returned the baby bottle with money for Tapestry Center and for St. Stephen's Life Care Center (Sagrada Familia). If you still have a baby bottle, whether it has money or not, please drop it off at the church business office during the week or give it to one of the ushers at Mass next weekend. 

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  • 10/30/2016 Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship (USCCB)


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  • 10/19/2016 Tuition Assistance Grant from the Catholic Community Foundation


    Church News, Weekender

    Annunciation Catholic School is happy to be a recent recipient of a Tuition Assistance Grant from the Catholic Community Foundation (CCF). This grant was made possible by many donors – past and present – whose belief in the power of endowment has allowed CCF to steward and grow endowment funds. These funds provide annual grants to our Catholic schools in order to make Catholic education accessible to more and more students.

    The Catholic Community Foundation, located in St. Paul, is the largest Catholic community foundation in the nation and is committed to supporting the spiritual, educational and social needs of our community.

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  • 10/14/2016 A Holy Hour for Haiti:


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    A Gathering of Prayer in Solidarity for Our Brothers and Sisters in Haiti

    When: Thursday, October 20th, from 6:00 to 7:00pm

    Where: Annunciation Church

    In our tradition at Annunciation we designate Thursdays for Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament from 9:00am to 7:00pm. We invite everyone who carries a heartfelt love for the people of Haiti and concern for their welfare in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew to join us for this special time of prayer. We pray in thanksgiving that those whom we serve through Mission Haiti Inc. are all safe at this time. We pray too that people will be generous in their response to the needs of the Haitian people in the days, weeks and months ahead. Online donations can be made at Mission Haiti Inc. 

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  • 10/08/2016 What ARE Our Catholic Social Teachings?


    Church News

    Caring for God’s Creation & the Poor:   “Far too many Catholics are not familiar with the basic content of Catholic social teaching. More fundamentally, many Catholics do not adequately understand that the social teaching of the Church is an essential part of Catholic faith. This poses a serious challenge for all Catholics, since it weakens our capacity to be a Church that is true to the demands of the Gospel. We need to do more to share the social mission and message of our Church.”  

    ~ Sharing Catholic Social Teaching: Challenges and Directions, U.S. Catholic Bishops

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  • 10/07/2016 Washburn High School’s Fall Musical


    Church News, Weekender

    Washburn High School's musical, Zombie Prom, opened last night to rave reviews and a few proud parents of Annunciation alumni.

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  • 10/01/2016 Church Teaching on Racism


    Church News

    “Racism is a serious moral evil. It is a sin. This has been the clear message from the moral teaching of the Church. Both the Scriptures and contemporary Church teaching help us to understand why racism is such a serious violation of God’s will. 

    In our national pastoral letter on racism we bishops noted how racism is a rejection of the most basic values of the Scriptures: 

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  • 09/29/2016 Vatican International Exhibition: Eucharistic Miracles of the World


    Church News

    St. Vincent de Paul, 9100 93rd Av N, Brooklyn Park, will be hosting the Vatican International Exhibit of the Eucharist Miracles of the World.  This photographic exhibit includes 126 historically documented Eucharistic miracles that have occurred in various countries since the Last Supper. They are visible proof of Jesus Christ’s Real Presence in the Holy Eucharist.  All are welcome to experience this rare opportunity!

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  • 09/24/2016 Despite Progress, Racism Persists


    Church News

    “During the past 40 years our nation has made significant progress in the struggle for racial justice. There is a greater appreciation for the value of racial and ethnic diversity and a greater willingness to condemn blatant and overt forms of racist behavior. Important legislation has been passed that officially protects civil rights and promotes greater racial equality. For many people of color this has meant an opportunity to make important advances in terms of economic and social wellbeing. 

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  • 09/23/2016 What is “A Day in ‘The Life’”?


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    Pope Francis often implores us to work to eradicate all forms of human trafficking, including sex trafficking. “How I wish that all of us would hear God’s cry: “Where is your brother?” (Gen 4:9). Where is your brother or sister who is enslaved?” (Pope Francis, 11/24/13, no. 211)

    Come join us on Saturday afternoon, October 15th, from 2:30 to 4:45, in the Annunciation Community Room where you will have the opportunity to learn about sex trafficking here in the Twin Cities Metro, pray in solidarity with those working to bring this form of enslavement to an end, and do something to help.

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  • 09/23/2016 Virtus; The Enhanced Essential 3


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    ​We believe that our responsibility to create and maintain safe environment is not a one-time obligation; it is an ongoing commitment that must evolve to meet national best practices for ensuring the safety of children, youth and vulnerable adults. To that end, beginning in 2016-2017 school year, these Essential 3 requirements must be renewed every three years by all clergy, chancery staff, parish and Catholic school employees, and volunteers who have either regular or unsupervised interaction with minors or vulnerable adults.

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  • 09/22/2016 Prayer Before An Election


    Church News

    Lord God, as the election approaches,
    we seek to better understand the issues and concerns that confront our city/state/country,
    and how the Gospel compels us to respond as faithful citizens in our community.

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  • 09/18/2016 Virtus Training Schedule


    Church News

    In an effort to make Virtus Training the most convenient to all our volunteers, who have not attended, we have scheduled a training session in the Annunciation Church Community Room.

    VIRTUS TRAINING 2016-17
    ANNUNCIATION CHURCH - COMMUNITY ROOM
    6:30-9:30PM
    SEPTEMBER 20, 2016

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  • 09/16/2016 New Instructional Positions Open


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    Instructional Assistant Positions – Annunciation Catholic School:

    Annunciation Catholic School is seeking caring, passionate, hard-working people to join our team as Instructional Assistants in the elementary classrooms. The Instructional Assistants provide additional learning support for students and help create a faith-filled, positive environment for learning.

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  • 09/16/2016 Annunciation Bible Study Continues


    Church News

    With the arrival of fall and right after Septemberfest, Annunciation’s weekly Bible Study gets underway. We will start up on Wednesday, September 21st, from 9:15 to 10:30, in our new parish meeting room. Over the years we’ve had many Bible adventures and currently we’re continuing the story of the prophet Jeremiah. All are welcome, whether you’re returning or if you are brand new. For more information contact Sr. Sue.

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  • 09/16/2016 A Time Just for Moms


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    Moms Group at Annunciation

    The tradition continues and Moms of all ages are welcome! Yes, on Tuesday morning, September 20th, we will gather from 9:30 to 11:00am in our new parish meeting room, next to the Community Room. In our informal weekly gatherings we read and reflect on the Gospel for the upcoming Sunday and talk about what we bring to the Gospel from our ordinary life experience and how this particular Gospel passage blesses our lives. We take time for conversation with the kind of sharing that creates a community of support. If you have small children childcare can be arranged if we know in advance. Otherwise, just come when you can and know that you are always welcome. We meet throughout the school year. We hope it will be refreshing for you that you can come to Moms Group without signing up for anything. Just come! For more information contact Sr. Sue.

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  • 09/14/2016 Photo Bombed by TC Bear


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    This is your little one's chance to meet TC Bear and a few of his baseball friends. Join us on the field next to the church during the kids homerun derby, 7-8pm.

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  • 09/10/2016 Septemberfest trash and YOU


    Church News

    “The earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth.” 
    ~Pope Francis 

    Septemberfest is a great time to build community, fun and friendships—unfortunately, it also is a time to build up a huge pile of filth. We are proud to be a part of a community that works very hard towards making Septemberfest a Zero Waste Event--meaning that most of our trash can be composted or recycled, resulting in very little actual trash. This is approximately the 10th year of working towards a Zero Waste Septemberfest, thanks to the leadership of the Green Team, namely Jimmy Dunn, Michael Reed, Wynne Yelland, and to the many “Garbage Gurus” who volunteer during the festival weekend to help separate trash from treasure. But it really relies on YOU, paying attention to what is compostable and recyclable. This year we have requested fewer “pods” of compost/recycle/trash bins to help all of us do a better job. (Hint: All the beverage cups and dinner ware are compostable.)

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  • 09/06/2016 Come Tour Breaking Free


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    Breaking Free serves the needs of those who have either escaped or are attempting to escape the bondage of sex trafficking. Located in St. Paul, Breaking Free serves the needs of nearly 500 trafficked persons each year. In order to come to a deeper understanding of both the needs of victim/survivors and the services offered at Breaking Free we have arranged a tour. We will meet members of Breaking Free staff and see first-hand some of the many ways they reach out to, care for, and support those who come to them.

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  • 09/03/2016 Brothers & Sisters to Us


    Church News

    “Brothers and Sisters in Christ, More than 20 years ago the Catholic bishops of the United States issued a major pastoral letter on racism, ‘Brothers and Sisters to Us.’ In that letter we declared that Racism is a sin: a sin that divides the human family, blots out the image of God among specific members of that family and violates the fundamental human dignity of those called to be children of the same Father. 

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  • 09/02/2016 SeptemberFest: Pie Shop


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    Friday, September 16: 6-9pm
    Saturday, September 17: Noon-9pm
    Sunday, September 18: 11:30am-3:30pm

    Enjoy a delicious slice of pie with a scoop of ice cream - in the comfort of air conditioning! Join us in the Church basement for this SeptemberFest favorite.

    Donations:
    Pie donations can be dropped off in the Church basement on Friday, Saturday or Sunday of SeptemberFest weekend. All items must be store bought.

    Questions: Contact Peg Tuttle at Pegtuttle@msn.com or 612-242-0821.
     

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  • 09/02/2016 SeptemberFest Farmers Market


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    Friday, September 16: 6-9pm
    Saturday, September 17: Noon-9pm
    Sunday, September 18: 11:30am-3:30pm

    Eclectic vintage furnishings, decorations for your home and 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, pet toys and more!

    Fresh, locally grown produce available on Saturday and Sunday.

    Will accept credit cards.

    Questions: Contact Laura Pigozzi 612-825-7860 or pigoz002@umn.edu
     

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  • 09/02/2016 Saturday Night Surf or Turf!


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    Saturday, September 17, 6:00-8:00PM 

    Steak or salmon, grilled vegetables, garlic mashed potatoes, Caesar salad, cookie. TICKETS REQUIRED $25/ticket. Tickets will be sold between Sunday masses and weekdays at the church and school offices. Buy Tickets Online.

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  • 09/02/2016 SeptemberFest: Zero K


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    September 16, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 PM

    Have you ever wanted to run a marathon, only 26.2 miles shorter? Then this event is for you. Come join Jimmy Dunn and walk across the finish line to the couch. You’ll win a medal, a meal from “Gastrotruck” food truck, and a drink coupon. Track suits strongly encouraged!

    Buy Tickets Online!

    $25/ticket on Friday night.

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  • 09/01/2016 Pre-Sale Carnival Ride Tickets


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    We will have Carnival Rides again this year at SeptemberFest!

    Friday 6-9pm
    Saturday 12-9pm 
    Sunday 11:30am-3:30pm 

    J and K will sell ride tickets during SeptemberFest for $3 per ride/ ticket. BUT, Annunciation was able to purchase a limited number of discounted tickets for $2 per ride/ ticket. This allows Annunciation families to save some money!

    We will be selling the discounted ride tickets in the Church Business office from 8am-4pm while supplies last.

    Questions: Contact Jimmy Dunn 612-824-9993 ext 243.

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  • 08/31/2016 SH Kick Off Night


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    When: 6:00pm-10:00pm, Sunday, September 25th, 2016

    Where: Brunswick Zone XL - Lakeville (Meet at the Youth Room)

    Cost: $30 will cover the cost of admission, snack, 2 games of laser tag, 1 hour of bowling, door prizes and transportation.

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  • 08/31/2016 Sign-up for The Weekender


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    We are trying some new ways to enable good communication between school and families. Please take minute to sign up for the weekly school newsletter, The Weekender. By asking parents to sign up for the list we hope to improve the rate of successful transmission of each email. Thank you for your cooperation!

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  • 08/18/2016 SeptemberFest Raffle Tickets


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    Your Annunciation Raffle Tickets are available for pick up in the church south Foyer. The Grand Prize is $3,000.00 again this year, but the drawingwill take place Saturday, September 17th at 9:00pm just after the Homerun Derby!

    If each family sells or purchase $50 of tickets the Septemberfest raffle would raise over $50,000 for Annunciation so let the selling begin!

    If you need more tickets you can get more through the Business Office by talking to Mary Grace.

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  • 08/15/2016 NEW at SeptemberFest 2016! The Mediocritones


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    After the Zero K, stick around and listen (dance?!) to the Twin Cities best average band, The Mediocritones, a unique cover & tribute band. 

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  • 08/06/2016 Gift of Being Grand: A Catholic Grand-parenting Conference


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    Saturday, August 27, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Mary Mother of the Church, Burnsville 

    Learn about God's plan for grandparents about how to pass on a Heritage of Faith. Presenters include Archbishop Andrew Cozzens, Jeff Cavins, Judy Cozzens, Katherine Kersten and topics include: The Importance of Intergenerational Faith in Our Culture Today, God's Message for Grandparents, Pope Francis and the Role for Grandparents in the Family and Parish, How to Strengthen Faith with Adult Children and Grandchildren. Breakout sessions will address: Resources for Prayer and Passing on the Faith, Grand-parenting Through Difficulties, How to be a Grandparent When You Are Miles Away, Unleashing the Healing Power of Prayer, Discipling Grandchildren: Putting Faith into Practice. 

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  • 08/06/2016 God in All Things – Discernment. Attention. Ignatian


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    When I made my retreat this past June, my spiritual director pointed me in the direction of a wonderful website that is becoming for me a rich resource for prayer. I would like to share some of its treasures with you.

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  • 07/22/2016 Green Your Camping Trip


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    Caring for God’s Creation & the Poor: “May the relationship between man and nature not be driven by greed, to manipulate and exploit, but may the divine harmony between beings and creation be conserved in the logic of respect and care” ~Pope Francis

    If you’re planning a camping trip for the warm weather months, we’ve got you covered. Here are our green tips for making the most of your outdoor experience, while taking care to leave a healthy environment when you pack up and head home.

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  • 07/15/2016 Golf and the Environment


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    Caring for God’s Creation & the Poor: “As stewards of God’s creation, we are called to make the earth a beautiful garden for the human family.” ~Pope Francis

    Next time you are out on the greens, think about whether your own actions are "green." Here are some easy suggestions on what you can do to help the environment:

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  • 07/08/2016 Top Ten Summer Travel Tips


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    “A Christian who doesn’t safeguard creation, who doesn’t make it flourish, is a Christian who isn’t concerned with God’s work, that work born of God’s love for us.” ~Pope Francis 

    Whether you’re heading to the beach, the woods or a hotel this summer, keep these summer travel tips in mind to lessen your impact on the environment. 

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  • 07/02/2016 Green Picnic Guide


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    Caring for God’s Creation & the Poor: “God always forgives, we men forgive sometimes, but nature never forgives.” ~Pope Francis 

    Gearing up for a summer picnic? Here are some earth-friendly ideas to help you keep your outdoor gatherings fun, simple and green.

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  • 06/25/2016 Bring Your Own Bag and Help Hunger


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    Caring for God’s Creation & the Poor: “You pray for the hungry, then you feed them. This is how prayer works.” ~Pope Francis 

    Our local grocery stores have shown a real commitment to helping fight local hunger. One chain automatically donates 5 cents to Second Harvest for every reusable bag you bring. (Adding up to 1,080,000 meals donated so far!) Another gives you a 5 cent credit for each bag, and donates to the charity of your choice based on receipts. Almost all of them partner with local food shelves, donating expired unsold food that is safe for consumption.

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  • 06/23/2016 Gift from the Relevant Radio Banquet


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    Our school received a check for $2,569 as a gift from a local anonymous donor, who matched contributions to Relevant Radio for participating Catholic Schools at their annual benefit banquet held in April.

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  • 06/23/2016 Confirmation Registration (9th & 10th graders)


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    Dear 8th Grade Parents,

    With 8th grade graduation this past month, I want to congratulate you for the accomplishment that your son/daughter’s graduation from Annunciation means for all of you as a family.

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  • 06/20/2016 VBS 2017 Director Search


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    VBS Director Needed for Summer 2017! 

    Each year over 100 Annunciation kids participate, either as campers or volunteers, in Annunciation’s Vacation Bible School (VBS). It is a ton of fun and the kids have a blast!

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  • 06/20/2016 Spring Clean Up Thank You


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    THANK YOU . . . To everyone who was able to help in Annunciation’s Spring Cleanup Days this past Wednesday and Saturday. Many hands make light work and it was a lot of work that we did. Thanks for giving of your time and energy to help keep our community’s green space looking beautiful!

    If you’d like to adopt a section of the Annunciation grounds for you and your family and friends to take care of for a year or two, please contact Eli Pollock. 

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  • 06/20/2016 Eucharistic Adoration


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    A QUIET HOUR WITH JESUS 

    Each Thursday after Mass, our parish offers Eucharistic Adoration. Adoration begins with the 9:00am to 10:00am time-slot, and concludes with the 6:00pm to 7:00pm spot. Each hour should have at least two Adorers. Would you like to join us? 

    The Divine Mercy Chaplet is offered at 3:00pm each Thursday during Adoration in the Church. Call Therese Moriarty at 612.545.8881 for further information, or just drop by for an hour. (Enter through the south door by the parking lot). 

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  • 06/20/2016 Monthly Grocery Shopping for Loaves & Fishes


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    Can you do some monthly grocery shopping for us? 

    Our wonderful, reliable shopper for Loaves and Fishes, Cindy Banovitz, is moving out of the country! I guess that's a good excuse to step down, so we need a new grocery shopper! It only takes about an hour a month, and likely less, since we'll have one or two back-ups for you. The first Monday of the month, we need someone to take our list and go purchase items at Sam's or Costco (you will be quickly reimbursed for this) and drop it all off at St. Stephen's by 2:30pm.

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  • 06/20/2016 Support Sr. Sue!: Riding for Habit in Haiti


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    This summer, July 14-16, I plan to do the three-day version of the seven-day Habitat 500 Bike Ride which will take place in northeast Minnesota, and I’d love to have you join me for the ride!

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  • 06/18/2016 Stand for Energy Equity


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    Caring for God’s Creation & the Poor: “Urgent need to develop policies so that, in the next few years, the emission of carbon dioxide and other highly polluting gases can be drastically reduced, for example, substituting for fossil fuels and developing sources of renewable energy." ~Pope Francis 

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  • 06/11/2016 Yard Care Tips to Protect Water


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    Caring for God’s Creation & the Poor: “There is a nobility in the duty to care for creation through little daily actions.” ~Pope Francis 

    “The actions we take at home can impact nearby lakes, rivers and wetlands, and we can all take steps with our yard care to prevent pollution and protect water quality. Follow these four simple steps to protect water this summer: 

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  • 06/11/2016 6th Annual Widow’s Day of Reflection: “Never Alone”


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    This event will consist of 2 presentations by Fr. Richard Simon, Pastor of St. lambert parish, Skokie IL. Fr. Simon hosts “Fr. Simon Says”, heard daily on Relevant Radio. Fr. Simon is known for both his humor and thoughtful reflections on the beauty and truth of our Catholic Faith. Participants will also hear Michele Denise Michaels, a singer and speaker who shares about the gift of her blindness and the love of God. 

    -Saturday, June 25th, 8:30am to 12:15pm, including lunch
    -Our Lady of Grace, Edina
    -$20 registration – contact Cheryl Broich at 952-831-2656. Please see registration brochure for more information.

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  • 06/11/2016 Help Yourself to a Special Book for Father’s Day!


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    In his book Every Man’s Journey Jim Campbell offers 30 Gospel based meditations designed to help men explore what it means to become the men God intends them to be. The Apostle Peter serves as guide for this journey. Just as Jesus called Peter from his daily work to refocus him for God and others, God is calling men today, in the midst of their labors, to discover how they can become more than they ever imagined. Please take a copy and enjoy it!

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  • 06/09/2016 Field Day Fun


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    The rain stopped the sun was shinning and fun was had by all on Field Day 2016. Perhaps, Fr. Park most of all?

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  • 06/09/2016 Annunciation Rummage Sale History


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    The Annunciation Rummage Sale is not any old rummage sale. Like many parts of Annunciation Church and School, it is part of tradition. The Founders: “I can remember mother sitting at the checkout table,” recalls Leslie Smith, Annunciation 5th Grade Teacher for many years. Mrs. Smith’s mother, Margaret Kennedy, and two of her friends, Lou Peterson and Nora DeGonda, spearheaded the school rummage sales, with Peterson and DeGonda being two of the sale founders.

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  • 06/09/2016 Annunciation Spring Clean Up Days!


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    Come and help keep Annunciation beautiful! Join us on one of two days to help maintain Annunciation’s beautiful gardens and green space. Help by pulling weeds, picking up trash, mulching, painting, and planting around the church and school. We welcome all families with all ages to come and participate. Come when you can for as long as you can on Wednesday evening or Saturday morning Bring garden gloves, small tools, sunscreen, and a hat.

    Wednesday, June 15, 2016 6-8p 

    Saturday, June 18, 2016 8a-12p 

    Questions: Contact Eli Pollock at epollock@annunciationmsp.org or 612.824.0787 ext. 261

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  • 06/04/2016 Apps to Help Prevent & Fight Human Trafficking


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    Caring for God’s Creation & the Poor: 

    “Every human being, man, woman, boy and girl, is made in God’s image. God is the love and freedom that is given in interpersonal relationships, and every human being is a free person destined to live for the good of others in equality and fraternity.” ~Pope Francis 

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  • 06/01/2016 Teaching Position Open


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    Middle School Spanish Teacher Position

    We are seeking a qualified, passionate Spanish teacher for elementary and middle school. The Spanish teacher works with the classroom teachers and staff to provide strong academic and educational experience to our students. As an International Baccalaureate candidate school, Annunciation’s Spanish program is in integral part of the school. The opportunity to integrate the Spanish language into the school’s curriculum and throughout the school is a priority. Collaboration with core teachers and specialists is critical to our success. 

    Please see the full listing and pass it on!:
    http://careers.archspm.org/jobs/spanish-teacher-15/

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  • 05/28/2016 Postcards (or Email) to Fight Modern Slavery


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    Caring for God’s Creation & the Poor: 

    “Every person, and all people, are equal and must be accorded the same freedom and the same dignity. Any discriminatory relationship that does not respect the fundamental conviction that others are equal is a crime, and frequently an aberrant crime.” ~Pope Francis 

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  • 05/25/2016 Annunciation Ladies Lawn Party


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    Sunday, June 12, 4-8 pm | Rain or Shine!

    Join us for an evening of lawn games, while socializing with fellow Annunciation moms! BYOB and we’ll provide the burgers and other snacks.

    Who: Annunciation Moms*
    Where: Annunciation Wiffle Ball field
    (or Church basement if it’s raining)
    Cost: $20 suggested donation to Annunciation
    RSVP: Not required, but to help us plan, contact tracymoosbrugger@gmail.com

    *No spouses, significant others or kiddos as this one is just for the ladies!

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  • 05/23/2016 Sacrament of Confirmation News


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    Dear Annunciation Parents, 

    On the weekend of April 30th & May 1st, I preached a “State of the Parish” homily at all the Masses. In this homily I addressed many different areas of parish life – finances, capital needs, Mass attendance, my vision for our parish, etc. I also spoke about how beginning next year we will move the celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation from 10th grade to 8th grade. On Thursday evening May 5th at our “State of the School” meeting, I also talked about the change in the timing of Confirmation. This letter is intended to provide more information about why this change is being made and answer some questions you may have.

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  • 05/19/2016 Viva Las Vegas was a HUGE Hit


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    Thank you! You all are the reason Annunciation is such a special place. 

    The night may be over but we are still celebrating Viva Las Vegas Live & Silent Auction! This year's event was Annunciation School's most successful one to date. After expenses and including the incredible response to Fund-A-Need (Build-A-Playground & Help-A-Student) the night generated approximately $250,000 in net proceeds. Thank you to the anonymous donors who pledged $75,000 in matching funds for this year's Fund-A-Need and to all of you who helped match the $75,000.

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  • 05/13/2016 AYM Icon Harvey Galberth


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    Dear Annunciation Youth Ministry Alumni, friends and family,

    It is with great sadness that I share the news that Harvey Galberth (97 years young) passed away on Sunday, May 8th 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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  • 05/05/2016 Summer Mondays @ Izzy’s


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    When: One Monday each month June-August 7:00pm-8:30pm

    June 13th - Izzy’s-Downtown Mpls
    July 18th - Grand Ole-Creamery Cedar Ave.
    August 15th - Sebastian Joe’s-Linden Hills

    Who: Senior High Youth (Grade 9 - 12) Cost: Money for ice cream.
    Where: Meet at the ice cream store.

    RSVP: No Permission Slip Required
    Questons: Call Jimmy at 612-824-9993 x243 

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  • 05/04/2016 AYM Mission Trip Preparation Night


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    Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 7:00pm to 9:00pm

    This is the only meeting before the trip so everyone (youths & parents) is expected to be in attendance. Final statements will be distributed that evening.

    Questions: Call Jimmy Dunn at 612-824-9993 ext 243

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  • 04/23/2016 What does Earth Day Really Mean for Catholics?


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    Here are a few things the Pope has to say in his latest Encyclical:

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