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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ANOINTING OF THE SICK
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COMPASSIONATE CARE LISTENING CIRCLE
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PAX PETS MINISTRY
SEPARATED AND DIVORCED
CARE AND SUPPORT COUNCIL
WHAT IS FAITH FORMATION?
CATHOLIC SCHOOL DIRECTORY
SUNDAY EVENING MEALS
FAITH FORMATION COUNCIL
CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHINGS VIDEO SERIES
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. Anne's Place, Minneapolis
St. Stephen's Human Services, Minneapolis
ANOINTING OF THE SICK
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BOY SCOUT TROOP 370
CUB SCOUT PACK 348
RELAY FOR LIFE
SENIOR MINISTRY - BOOMERS!
VACATION BIBLE CAMP
VENTURE CREW 370
YOUNG ADULTS – WEST METRO YOUNG ADULTS
MAKE A DONATION
YEAR END FINANCIAL REPORT
ROMAN CATHOLIC HOLY DAYS
LITURGICAL MINISTER SCHEDULE
First Friday of each month beginning with Mass at 8:30am
Come and join other parishioners for Mass in the chapel at 8:30am, followed by a social with coffee and pastries. 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!
Saturday, March 3, 9:00am–11:30am RSVP
"Return to me with your whole heart. For gracious and merciful is God, slow to anger, abounding in loving kindness” (Joel 2:13). Care and Support Ministry is hosting another "Silent Saturday" and invites you to spend a few hours of quiet, uninterrupted time in prayer and solitude in our beautiful Pax Christi campus. We will create a peaceful environment for prayer time, journaling, walking, or just resting in God's presence. Silent Saturday is an opportunity to step away from the sounds and distractions of our lives and enter into nourishing silence. How you spend the few hours is up to you. Our hope is that you will leave feeling refreshed. The morning will begin with a short prayer followed by a simple tour of the facility to highlight quiet places and spaces available to you. We will conclude our time together with a short prayer and an optional group sharing time. There is no fee, but we do ask that you notify us if you plan on attending. Contact Jean Thoresen, Director of Care and Support Ministries, email@example.com.
Saturday, March 3, 5:00–10:30pm, Roy Wilkins Auditorium, St. Paul, no fee
Ninth-12th graders, join us for a night of hard-hitting fun as we travel to the Roy Wilkins Auditorium for the Minnesota Roller Girls' roller derby championship tournament! Transportation from Pax Christi will be provided, and tickets are free! Bring spending money for food at The Roy, and remember: friends are always welcome! Register by March 1 at link above or contact Jessie Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org, with questions.
"OW, THAT HURTS!" – CARE AND SUPPORT MINISTRY NIGHT
Tuesday, March 6, 6:30–7:30pm, Thomas Merton Chapel
"Look, O Lord, at the anguish I suffer! My stomach churns, and my heart recoils within me.” Every human knows suffering. Our bodies ache, our spirits grieve, our communities feel broken. Have you ever asked questions like: Where is God in all of this? Why is there so much evil in the world? Is God making me suffer for my past life? How do I help someone who is constantly suffering? How do I “offer up” my own suffering? Do Catholics enjoy suffering? Is it possible for Jesus to heal me? What if He doesn’t? The Care and Support Ministry has invited Father Marc Paveglio to join us as we explore the mystery of suffering through the lens of faith. Drawing upon the Scriptures, the writings of Pope John Paul II, and personal experience, Father Marc will offer a teaching on the meaning of suffering, with space for reflection and discussion. This evening is for anyone who desires to hear Good News in the midst of suffering, whether it be in themselves, in their families, or in the world. No registration needed.
Wednesdays, March 7–April 18, 6:30–8:00 pm, $17.00 RSVP
What are your God-given gifts? This Lenten Season, why not work on finding out more about your own strengths? Gallup (the poll people) has developed an online assessment tool that can tell you what your top five strengths are out of 34 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/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. The fee is $17.00. Classes will not meet Holy Week. Questions? contact Mary Kennedy, email@example.com, or 952-405-7220.
March’s Ministry Showcase features Arts, Campus, Gardens.
The Arts, Campus, and Gardens Council guides us in caring for and improving our campus, buildings, and the technologies that help us in all our ministries. We also encourage active participation in that care by all parishioners. Come to our ministry tables on March 10/11 to see who we are, what we do to facilitate a beautiful church, and how you can be a part of keeping Pax Christi a model of care for creation and the gifts we receive.
STOP BY THE MINISTRY SHOWCASE THE WEEKEND OF MARCH 10/11 TO LEARN MORE!
Sponsored by Twelve Baskets
Collection Weekends: March 10/11 and 17/18
Twelve Baskets Ministry invites us once again to use our imaginations to create colorful, bountiful Easter Baskets for children in need. Some suggestions: crayons, books for K-6, small games, coloring books, small toys, school supplies, healthy snacks, small amounts of Easter candy, personal care items: toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo. If possible, please wrap your Easter Basket in cellophane. Baskets will be delivered to Holy Rosary Parish, south Minneapolis; Extension Services, north Minneapolis; East Side Learning Center, East St. Paul. Note that empty baskets, items to fill them, and gift cards are always welcome. Thank you for responding with a generous heart! CLICK HERE to view an informational flyer.
Saturday, March 10, 9:30am, Saint Thomas Academy
All men of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis are invited to join Archbishop Hebda and Bishop Cozzens at the Archdiocesan Men’s Conference at Saint Thomas Academy, Mendota Heights. The keynote speaker will be Monsignor Thomas Richter, Rector-elect of The Saint Paul Seminary. Invite your sons, nephews, grandsons, and friends to register today! CLICK HERE to register online. CLICK HERE to view an informational flyer.
WITH PAUL DOUGLAS
Sunday, March 11, 1:30pm
Meteorologist Paul Douglas, co-author with Mitch Mescox of Caring for Creation: The Evangelical's Guide to Climate Change and a Healthy Environment, will speak on the biblical, spiritual, and moral mandate to pay attention to a rapidly changing climate, as well as the economic benefits of transitioning to a clean energy economy, and the importance of congregations, businesses, and cities to take action.
Monday, February 12, 6:30pm, Nazareth Hall RSVP
Second Monday of each month through June
Father Marc Paveglio invites you to further your faith this February. We will learn about the mystical union of Christ and the Church. We’ll examine and define the Church as a living body both suffering and glorious as we watch another episode of Bishop Barron’s series, "Catholicism." There’s a delicious meal and fellowship from 6:00–6:30pm. After the video presentation, we’ll delve into the topic and how it relates to our lives. Our night concludes with a time of prayer. There is no fee but please RSVP online at link above.
Third Thursday of the month, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, March 16, beginning at 5:00pm
Connect with fellow parishioners and participate in a long-standing Pax Christi Lenten tradition. Enjoy fellowship along with two delicious varieties of fish. There’s even macaroni and cheese for the kids and dessert for everyone. No reservations needed. Invite a friend or neighbor to join in for the BEST fish dinner around!
Friday, March 16, 6:30pm
Again this year we will provide the opportunity to experience a unique Way of the Cross, published by the Maryknoll Fathers. When we follow the Way of the Cross, we are given the opportunity to place ourselves into the passion of Jesus, grieving for the evils against ourselves or others. Our world still suffers from oppression and crucifixion. Can we take the time to realize who God has created each of us to be? Meditating on these depictions and realizing that we have a chance to move beyond our shortcomings, we can seek forgiveness and experience the great gift of this holy season. Please join us Friday, March 16, 6:30pm, for this unique opportunity once again this year at Pax Christi.
Sunday, March 18, 12:30pm, Room 212
The Journey Home: Honoring Community and the Common Good The fourth in our Social Justice Speakers Series, we will meet Debbie Wyman and Chuck Peterson from Clare Housing. The work of Clare Housing is grounded in social justice and equity advocacy. As the only organization in Minnesota focused exclusively on the housing and supportive needs for people living with HIV/AIDS, Clare Housing is uniquely positioned to ensure that housing-based interventions are a key component in an era of rapidly changing public policy and programs affecting people living with HIV/AIDS. Research consistently links homelessness and housing instability to greater HIV risk, inadequate health care, poor health outcomes, and early death. Evaluations (including evaluations of Clare Housing’s work) indicate that stable housing with appropriate supports improve physical and mental health, reduce behaviors that can transmit HIV, and sharply cut public spending. Given this evidence, the unmet housing need among people living with HIV and those most vulnerable to HIV infection must be viewed as a moral/human rights issue, a public health issue, and an issue of fiscal responsibility. Come hear about the mission of Clare Housing!
Weekend of March 24/25
The weekend of March 24/25, parishioners are invited to bring their “Burgundy Bags” (or any bag or box of food we bring to share!) to Mass. Instead of placing your donation in the collection bins at the church entrances, please bring the bags/boxes INTO the church and keep them with you; then, as part of the Presentation of the Gifts, you will be guided to bring your “offerings” of food forward and place them in front of the altar. Volunteers will be present to assist young and old, single or families. All are welcome!
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