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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LITURGICAL MINISTER SCHEDULE
August 27, following 9:00am and 11:00am Masses, Dorothy Day Hall
There will be a cake reception to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Father Bill’s ordination. Originally from Hastings, MN, Father Bill studied for the priesthood in Chicago and served in Cleveland and New York City before returning to Minnesota in 1982. He has served as pastor of St. Thomas Becket in Eagan, St. John the Baptist in New Brighton, St. Henry’s in Monticello, St. Joan of Arc in Minneapolis, and an associate at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis. After serving as Pax Christi’s senior associate pastor from July 2006 to July 2008 and July 2011 to June 2012, Fr. Bill was appointed pastor of Pax Christi Catholic Community on July 1, 2012. He can be found most days in his office with his golden retrievers Opie and Orie at his feet.
MASS: Monday, September 4, 9:00am
There is no Sunday morning hospitality, and the nursery will be closed the entire Labor Day weekend. Join us for Labor Day Mass on Monday at 9:00am in the chapel. The parish office will be CLOSED for business in observance of the holiday and the building will close following Mass.
Wednesday, September 6, 7:00pm
Students in 10th-12th grade and their parents are invited to the Confirmation orientation on Wednesday, September 6 at 7:00pm in the Main Worship Space. We will be going through the calendar for the year as well as describing the various elements of the Confirmation process. If you are planning to participate in Confirmation prep this year or would like more information, please attend the orientation. Contact Jessie Bazan at email@example.com with questions.
Sister Kristine Haugen Watercolor Art Exhibit
Artist reception Sunday, September 10 following morning Masses
On display September 7–October 3, Pacem In Terris Gallery
Please stop in to see the artwork created by Sister Kristine Haugen. "To be sure, watercolor is the medium that most attracts my eyes and hands to work with. Using the nature that I see outside my window as a springboard, watercolor paints flow colors and shapes together in a beautiful and sometimes surprising way. I find harmony in it much as can be found in music, which I have heard is the subject of much research. In a way, there can be a transcendent or mystical life to art which speaks to the artist and viewer alike. My hope is that others find inspiration and meaning in my artwork. " +Sister Kristine, Mt. Carmel Hermitage, Luck, WI. www.hermitagearts.com
A celebration by the Pax Indian community
Saturday, September 9 during 5:00pm Mass
Mother Mary holds a special place in the hearts of Catholics in India. Her birthday on September 8 is celebrated with prayer and reverence in several parts of India and in neighboring countries. On this date, many churches in India also commemorate the Feast of Our Lady of Good Health or our Lady of Vailankanni. Legend has it that Mother Mary appeared with the child Jesus in her arms on three separate occasions during the 16th and the 17th centuries around Vailankanni, a small coastal town in the south of India.
The Indian community at Pax Christi will host a special celebration following the 5:00pm Mass on Saturday, September 9 to honor our Holy Mother and to pray for good health. Join us following Mass to pray, learn about a few of the traditions in India to commemorate this joyous occasion, make new friends, and to enjoy delicious Indian food. All are welcome.
Drop-off weekends: September 16/17 and 23/24
Twelve Baskets is sponsoring a book drive for Blessed Trinity Catholic School, a Pax Christi grant recipient, to help them replenish their school library. Book titles from their wish list will be on display at doors 1 and 3. Parishioners have the option to purchase a book for the library or make a cash donation.
Saturday, September 16, 9:00–11:30am, Room 239
Jesus says, "Come to me... and I will give you rest" (Matthew 11:28). Care and Support Ministry invites you to spend a few hours of quiet, uninterrupted time in prayer and reflection on our beautiful Pax Christi campus. We will create a peaceful environment for prayer time, journaling, walking, or just time to rest in God’s loving embrace. Sometimes we need to set aside time for silence and step away from the clutter of both our life and our mind so we can rediscover a contemplative spirit. The morning will begin with a short reflection followed by a simple tour of our grounds to highlight some quiet places and spaces both indoors and out. We will conclude our time together with optional group sharing time. There is no fee, but we do ask that you RSVP to Jean Thoresen, Director of Care and Support Ministry, firstname.lastname@example.org, or online at link above.
Monday, September 18, 7:00am–6:00pm, $65 per person
Pilgrimage is one of the most ancient spiritual practices, going back to the Old Testament. When we go on pilgrimage, we leave the familiar surroundings of our everyday life to journey to a holy place – a spiritual time to be renewed in faith, hope, and charity. The shrine’s grounds are located on over 100 wooded acres, above the city of La Crosse. The shrine consists of 12 devotional areas, bronze sculptures, votive chapel, and the shrine church. There will be time to enjoy the gentle Meditation Trail with various stops, leading to the church. Golf carts will shuttle pilgrims as needed. Also available will be an optional tour of the church and confessions. CLICK HERE for complete details of the day.
24 Mondays beginning September 18 through April 23
6:30–9:00pm in the Garden Level gathering space
How do we engage more compassionately with people on the margins?
JustFaith is a process that provides a context in which participants can grow in their commitment to care for vulnerable people and become advocates for justice. During this extended formation and justice education process, groups employ books, videos, guest speakers, discussion, prayer, retreats, and hands-on experiences. Participants also form a community and share a journey of faith and compassion that is life-giving and challenging. JustFaith participants discover a deeper connection to their faith, parish, and community. Discover new perspectives Participants develop a new level of understanding of systemic issues and see more clearly the faces and lives of people most affected by those systems. Inspired by new insights about the world’s needs, JustFaith participants develop passion, compassion, and patience that prepare them for the work of social ministry.
Migration, Theology, and the Human Journey
8-Week series meeting September 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, and November 6, 13, 6:30–8:30pm, in Chief Joseph Room 247
Immigration is a complex issue that is reshaping the cultural, economic and political landscape of the planet. Crossing Borders: Migration, Theology, and the Human Journey offers the opportunity for prayer, reading and reflection as well as discussion and discovery related to this critical and controversial issue of our day. We will find common ground and discover more about ourselves, our values, our God, and the millions of people who are on the move in every part of the world. Fee of $35 per person. Questions? Please contact Joan Howe-Pullis, email@example.com, or 952-405-7247.
Tuesdays, September 26–April 10, 9:30–11:30am, $100
Women with Spirit Bible Study invites women of all ages and faiths to spend 23 Tuesday mornings exploring “The Alpha and the Omega.” The series will start with a study of the Gospel of Mark, the first of the gospels (Alpha), and end with a new look at the last book of the Bible (Omega), Revelation. In between, a few weeks will be devoted to exploring the books of Daniel and Ezekiel as a prelude to the study of Revelation. Each session starts with a one hour presentation by university professors who share their extensive knowledge of biblical texts, and the second hour is spent in small groups, sharing insights and personal perspectives on the lecture. Please consider joining this active group of women who share a desire for a greater understanding of the scriptures. Tuition includes books used during the series and childcare. Register online today. Questions? Contact Bible Study member Kathy Ogrin, 952-934-3639, or Lynn Schelitzche, Director of Faith Formation, 952-405-7230.
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