St. Odilia Lenten Groups
Registration Deadline: Monday, Feb. 9, 4:00 p.m.
As of Feb. 26, the Monday evening and Tuesday morning groups have additional space.
Want a more prayerful Lent?
Want a good focus for your Lenten devotions?
Want to connect with fellow parishioners?
Prayer, conversation, and bible study, focused each week on the scripture readings for the coming Sunday, using Sunday by Sunday, a pamphlet series produced by the Sisters of St. Joseph. Cost is $3.25 per person for the entire Lent set of pamphlets.
When: weekly one-hour meetings during Lent, various times and days offered.
Where: at St. Odilia, or in parishioners’ homes.
To register: Registration form is at bottom of this webpage; please download and print. Forms also available in the parish office and the Faith Formation office. After the Feb. 9 deadline, registrations will be accepted ONLY if there is room in the groups.
For further info or to volunteer: contact Lucy Arimond, Arimond@stodilia.org or 651-415-3331.
Parish Mission 2015
Pope Francis and Me:
The “Francis Effect” in the Life of My Church
Presenter: Fr. Stephen J. Adrian
Prayer – Music – Inspiration – Community
Explore Pope Francis’ vision for the Church, and what it means for our own Lenten spirituality.
New This Year: Sunday is for ALL AGES, NEW TIME – 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Fun, informative and prayerful activities for preschool through senior high
Childcare for infants and toddlers
Monday & Tuesday, 7:00-9:00 p.m. - for adults & older youth, with childcare for infants through grade 5
Each two hour session (Sunday, Monday and Tuesday) will start with music led by St. Odilia’s own Mission Band, and will include social time and refreshments. By long tradition, our Special Religious Education participants (Sp.R.Ed.) will join us for the music on Tuesday evening.
No reservations needed for adults.
Parents: Reservation form for your children and youth is at bottom of this page - download and print.
About our Mission presenter: Fr. Steve Adrian, recently retired, was the longtime pastor of St. Matthew’s, on St. Paul’s West Side. Born and raised in St. Paul, he has served a fascinating variety of church and community organizations: board member of the National Federation of Priests’ Councils, founding president of the Neighborhood Development Alliance, president of the St. Paul Ecumenical Alliance of Churches, board member of the Joint Religious Legislative Coalition, instructor in the Permanent Deacon Formation Program, and much more. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors – everything from receiving the University of St. Thomas’ John A. Ryan award to serving as the Grand Marshal of the Cinco de Mayo Fiesta.
All are welcome – invite your non-parishioner friends and neighbors, too!
Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA)
“The Journey to Becoming Catholic”
Wednesday evenings, late September through Easter Season
7:00 – 8:30 pm in the Parish Conference Room.
Enter RCIA Homepage for more Information
Download, print and return by Mar. 4. No fees. After Mar. 4, we'll accept reservations or walk-ins only until we max out our caregivers and supplies.