12100 Pioneer Trail
Eden Prairie, MN 55347
PARISH OFFICE HOURS:
Monday - 8:00am-4:30pm
Tuesday - 8:00am-4:30pm
Wednesday - 8:00am-4:30pm
Thursday - 8:00am-4:30pm
Friday - 8:00am-12:00pm
Saturday - 8:00am-12:30pm
Sunday - Closed
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Ascension Place, Inc., Minneapolis
Blessed Trinity Catholic School, Richfield
Centro Guadalupano, Minneapolis
Project for Pride in Living, Inc. (PPL), Minneapolis
Risen Christ Catholic School, Minneapolis
Small Sums, St. Paul
St. Stephen's Human Services, Minneapolis
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BOY SCOUT TROOP 370
CUB SCOUT PACK 348
RELAY FOR LIFE
SENIOR MINISTRY - BOOMERS!
VACATION BIBLE CAMP
VENTURE CREW 370
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ROMAN CATHOLIC HOLY DAYS
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Feed My Starving Children
Thursday, October 19, 9:30–11:30am, Chanhassen location
Come and join other parishioners for Mass in the chapel at 8:30am, followed by coffee and pastries in the Chief Joseph room. The event is sponsored by the Pax Christi Boomers and Beyond. The event is sponsored by the Pax Christi Boomers and Beyond Senior Ministry. All are welcome! After fellowship, please stay for a bit and join us as we plan upcoming Boomers and Beyond events. New ideas are welcome!
Third Thursday of the month
Thursday, October 19, 3:00–4:30pm RSVP
The Compassionate Care Listening Circle gathers monthly, and is open to anyone who finds themselves at a crossroads in life. The listening circle provides a safe place for reflection and meaningful conversation as one strives to find an awareness of God in the face of life challenges. These challenges can include loss, care-giving responsibilities, mental illness, grief, chronic illness, or any life transition. In this small group setting we will have time for ritual, prayer, and sharing around a monthly topic. For more information, or if you would like to join this group, contact Jean Thoresen, Director of Care and Support Ministry, 952-405-7211, or email@example.com.
Southwest Grief Coalition Fall Session
at Pax Christi Catholic Community
The Southwest Grief Coalition is a partnership of local churches working together to provide support and education for those who are grieving. A seven-week fall series, Living and Growing Through Loss, will be held here at Pax Christi. The evening will include a light meal at 5:30pm, followed by speaker, and then small group supportive sessions specific to your type of loss. If you or someone you know has suffered the loss of a loved one, you are invited to participate. There is no cost to attend and you do not need to attend all sessions. For more information, look for the fall 2017 Living and Growing Through Loss brochure in the kiosk by the reception desk or visit www.paxchristi.com/bereavementministry. Questions can be directed to Mary Ann Callahan, 952-405-7227.
Questions? Contact Jean Thoresen, 952-405-7211, or Mary Ann Callahan, 952-405-7227. For more information visit our webpage - CLICK HERE
October 19 – “Am I Stuck on My Grief?”
Vicki Franzen, Marriage & Family Therapist
October 26 – “O Death Where Is Your Sting: Taking the Sting Out of Death”
Deacon Al and Mary Elle
BY KIRSTEN MALCOLM BERRY
Opening reception Sunday, October 22 following morning Masses
Stop in to see artwork created by Kirsten Malcolm Berry between October 20 and November 9. "I base my art on the images of the New Testament. Integrated into each painting is the verse on which it is based, written in Greek — a link to the original form of the text. The configurations of repeated shapes reflect the influence of several indigenous art forms: Southeast Asian fabrics, Scandinavian woolen tapestries, Native American weaving, traditional quilts, and Byzantine mosaics. The exercise of faith is difficult for those of us who long for perceptible signs of God’s presence. I paint the images of the Bible to help me translate the abstract into the tangible. Through pictures I grasp that the Word indeed became flesh, and in resurrection power is present in the Comforter." Kirsten’s B.A., major in art, is from Bethel University in St. Paul. She completed additional coursework in Drawing, Painting, and Watercolor at the University of Minnesota and the University of Iowa. She has shown her paintings in 65 solo and two-person exhibitions, and a similar number of group sacred art shows. Her work is in private and church collections, and has appeared in religious periodicals, on book covers, and Augsburg Fortress Sunday bulletins.
Monthly on the fourth Tuesday of each month,
We will be using the book Making Sense of the Bible by Adam Hamilton, best selling author of 22 books. This book is an approachable, enjoyable read that looks at difficult questions of our faith and explores difficult questions in some content of the Bible. It provides an introduction and overview of the Bible from the Old Testament through the end of the New Testament. $25 fee includes book, materials, and light meals. Financial scholarships are available. This study is facilitated by Lynn Schelitzche, Director of Faith Formation. For questions, contact Lynn at LSchelitzche@paxchristi.com.
CLICK HERE to view informational flyer.
Tuesdays, October 24–November 28, Champp's Bar, Mtka
Doors open at 6:30pm, speaker starts at 7:30pm
Pax Christi is excited to partner with the West Metro Young Adults, a group dedicated to supporting ministries for young adults ages 18–39 in Catholic parishes in the West Metro area. The WMYA coordinates outreach events like a weekly sports night, monthly service activities and seasonal Theology on Taps. For more information on WMYA events, visit their website, www.westmetroya.com. Contact Jessie Bazan, Youth Formation Minister, firstname.lastname@example.org, with ideas or interest in young adult ministry at Pax Christi.
Wednesday, October 25, 9:30–11:30am, Room 212
Navigating Faith in Public Schools: Mindy Heine will speak to us on the topic of Navigating Faith in Public Schools.
Moms ROCK welcomes all parents, parents-to-be, and anyone else interested in joining us. Gatherings, which are held every other Wednesday from 9:30-11:30am in the Mahatma Gandhi Room, #212. Each gathering includes brunch and relaxing social time followed by uninterrupted time to focus on the day’s guest speaker. Whether you can come to one or all of the gatherings, you are certain to leave with a feeling that you are part of something wonderful!
The cost to attend each speaker is $10 per meeting, which includes childcare for those that have preregistered. Those who choose to register and prepay for the whole year of 17 sessions will pay a non-refundable $140. Scholarships are available.
Additional Moms ROCK details and registration information available at www.paxchrisi.com/momsrock
Second and Fourth Thursday of each month
9:00am in prayer space/Room 221
Centering Prayer is the practice of silencing mind and body. This method of quieting our minds and bodies allows us to be aware and receptive to God's presence. It is not meant to replace other forms of prayer. Rather, it adds depth to all prayer. It is simply resting in God beyond thoughts, words, and emotions.
Drop off weekend of October 28/29
Help keep others warm this winter! New hats and mittens are needed for babies, kids, teens, and adults. We are especially looking for items for MEN. You can bring your donations to Pax Christi and drop them off in the bins at doors 1 and 3. Thank you for responding with generous hearts!
Saturday, October 28, 6:00–8:00pm
Come for Mass; stay for the bash! Wear your favorite costume, and come prepared to have a ball with music and dancing in Nazareth Hall. Bring the whole family, both old and young, for a haunted walk, food, games, prizes, and fun! We are looking for volunteers to sponsor a game room, help with decorating, food prep and serving, and clean-up. Donated items needed include goodies for the Monster Walk and candy/prizes for games. New or gently used Halloween decorations gladly accepted. Please contact Janell McBeain, email@example.com, 952-405-7242, or Drew, firstname.lastname@example.org, 952-423-8498. CLICK HERE for more information.
Wednesdays, November 1–December 13, 6:30–8:00pm
Instead of concentrating on your shortcomings, wouldn’t it be nice to learn how to make the best use of the things at which you excel? What are your God-given strengths? Gallup (the poll people) has developed an online assessment tool that can tell you what your top five strengths are out of thirty-four strengths they have identified. Join other parishioners in a small-group environment to learn how to recognize, develop, and harness your strengths to be the person God calls you to be in your career or school life, relationships, and faith life. Participants will receive a copy of the Living Your Strengths book with an online assessment code, a journal, and work with a certified faith strengths performance coach within a small group setting.
For additional questions, contact Mary Kennedy, email@example.com, or 952-405-7220.
"For as in one body we have many parts, and all the parts do not have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ and individually parts of one another. Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us exercise them." (Romans 12:4-6)
Saturday, November 4, 10:00, at the parish rectory,
14218 Chestnut Drive, Eden Prairie
Attention Pax Christi Young Adults! Join us for our first event of the year. Young adults ages 21–39 are welcome. We will pray together, enjoy some social time, and discuss ideas for young adult ministry going forward. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be available. The event is free but space is limited! Register today by emailing Jessie Bazan, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, November 4, 5:00pm Mass
In November it is the church’s tradition to celebrate the All Souls Day which commemorates all those who have died. As a parish community we set aside this time to especially honor those whose funerals we celebrated here at Pax Christi from November 2016 to October 2017. At the Memorial Mass we will honor their memories by reading each of their names during the Prayers of the Faithful. All those who have experienced the death of a loved one are invited to join us at this special Mass. You are invited to bring a picture of your loved one for our prayer table in the Sanctuary.
Saturday, November 4, 10:00am
Pax Christi parish rectory (14218 Chestnut Drive in Eden Prairie)
Attention Pax Christi Young Adults! Join us for our first event of the year – Morning Prayer & Mimosas. Young adults ages 21–39 are welcome. We will pray together, enjoy some social time, and discuss ideas for young adult ministry going forward. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be available. The event is free but space is limited! Register today by emailing Jessie Bazan at email@example.com.
Tuesday, November 7, 6:30pm, Thomas Merton Chapel
Rev. Chris Wheatley, Director of Christian Ministry at Presbyterian Homes, will be with us to explore the many forms of grief that can be especially present over the holidays. This year some of us will grieve the loss of a family tradition such as gathering at grandma’s house with her heirloom china and favorite foods because she has moved to a care center. Some of us will have to adjust to a slower pace of life due to an illness or disability in the midst of all the holiday chaos and hurry. Some of us will suffer the spiritual pain of loneliness or depression and search our faith for comfort. This talk is for everyone who is entering into the Thanksgiving or Christmas season in need of words of comfort, not expectations of sugarplums dancing. Rev. Wheatley will address these forms of grief and also share tools for those of us who minster to family, friends, and neighbors in need of our support. No need to RSVP.
Thursday, November 9, 6:00–9:00pm, Hall of Martyrs RSVP
Discernment and Self-honesty: Wisdom from the Benedictines
The practice of discernment of spirits can increase the self-honesty we need for decision-making life. Benedictine practices help us notice and reflect on what moves within — imaginings, emotions, inclinations, desires — and then act on that understanding. The Christian tradition of discernment of these inner movements began with the desert tradition, continued with Saint Benedict and was given modern expression by Saint Ignatius. The ultimate intention is to grow in loving relationship with God, others, and even to self. Becky Van Ness is an adjunct faculty at Saint John’s University where she serves as the Director of the Spiritual Direction Program and is an oblate of Saint Benedict’s monastery. Van Ness earned a Master of Arts degree in Christian Spirituality and the Graduate Certificate in Spiritual Direction and directed retreats at Creighton University. Registration is required: www.csbsju.edu/sot/theology-day or call 320-363-3560. Start time indicates when check-in begins; presentations begin about 30 minutes later.
Saturday, November 11, 6:00–8:30pm
Celebrate Your heritage at Pax Christi's International Potluck. We are glad to have you here at Pax Christi! Now, let's celebrate your family heritage! Dust off that family recipe that makes you think of home, whip up a batch, and bring it over to Pax Christi as we celebrate the diversity of this community of faith. Feel free to bring whatever favorite ethnic food you like to make that represents your heritage, whether it’s an appetizer, vegetable, salad, snack, bread, entrées, or dessert. We'll gather after the 5:00pm Mass and gobble our way around the world without leaving Eden Prairie. If you have a special image, statue, or icon representing your faith heritage, feel free to bring it in to display.
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