Advent Vespers

Mark your calendar today for our Advent Holden Evening Prayer, Sunday, December 3, 10 and 17 at 4:30 p.m. in Chapel of Our Lady of the Presentation. You will not want to miss this weekend’s reflection offered by our very own St. Joseph Worker, Melissa Hrdlicka.

Career Networking Event – Can You Help, 1/28

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018, 7-8:30 pm
At Sarah’s… an Oasis for Women

Come talk with the women of Sarah’s about their career aspirations and help connect them with potential opportunities at our Career Networking event! Serve as a career mentor for an evening by imparting your best advice from years of experience. Food and beverages provided.

This year we have open up this event to St. Joseph Worker Community members, Friends of St. Joseph, CSJs, and the faculty and staff of St. Catherine’s University, as well as Consociates!

Career experience in the fields of healthcare, hospitality, business, computer science, media arts, education, social services, banking, and culinary arts are especially desired.

Interested? Contact MacKenzie O’Kane,,

Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection During Advent

Wisdom Ways invites you to join them for Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection During Advent. Lectio Divina or Sacred Reading is the slow, repetitive reading of a sacred text that leads one to the ultimate step of resting in God. The series will be Mondays, November 27 and December 4, 11, and 18, 10-11 a.m. in Carondelet Center. The event is free. For more information or to register, go to or call 651-696-2788.

Meditate with Wisdom Ways During Advent

Wisdom Ways has two additional meditation opportunities available during Advent. Tuesday Noonday Meditation will be held December 5, 12, and 19, 12-12:40 pm. There will also be a Morning Meditation Retreat on Saturday, December 9, 9 a.m.-12 pm. This is in addition to our regular Tuesday Evening Meditation, which is every week 7-7:40 p.m. All events are held in the Carondelet Center; the Tuesday Meditation offerings are free, and the Morning Meditation is $7.50 for Sisters and Consociates. Come as often as you are able. Registration is requested for the Morning Meditation Retreat but is not necessary for the Tuesday Meditations. For more information or to register, go to or call 651-696-2788.

Annual Charity Ball, 12/8

Sarah’s… an Oasis for Women cordially invites you to attend the 15th Annual Charity Ball to be held at St. Catherine University, Rauenhorst Ballroom on Friday, December 8, from 7-9:30 p.m. The event is family friendly and all are welcome. There will be a silent auction, photo booth, live music, great food and lots of fun. Tickets are $8 at the door. The Charity Ball is sponsored by the SEEK team at St. Kate’s and is a way for the students to support Sarah’s. If you are not able to attend the event, you can make an online donation HERE. Please contact Martha West if you have any questions at 651-696-8672.

Advocate on behalf of Listening House and services to people experiencing homelessness in St. Paul, 12/6

On Dec. 6, the St. Paul City Council will be voting on a restriction placed on Listening House to ONLY serve twenty people experiencing homelessness per day. This arbitrary limitation was placed upon Listening House a few weeks ago by the city’s planning commission as a condition of their serving the homeless at their new site in the basement of First Lutheran Church on Maria Street and East 7th Street in the Swede Hollow Neighborhood. This restriction came months after Listening House properly applied and was granted permission by the city’s planning office staff to provide services to the homeless in accords with the mission of the church at this new location. If you are a St. Paul Resident, please call, email, or send a letter to all St. Paul City Council Members saying that you support Listening House’s ministry to the homeless and that faith-based institutions throughout the city, including First Lutheran Church, should not be limited in their efforts to welcome the stranger, feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and comfort the homeless and afflicted. Thank you for advocating on behalf of our dear sisters and brothers experiencing homelessness in St. Paul as we move into the critical cold, wintry months of the Minnesota year.

Posted on Thursday, 30 November 2017 at 10:15 pm and filed under Events.

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