Welcome to Presentation

Set as a beacon on a hill to surrounding Maplewood and the east side of St. Paul, the Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary has been a center of Catholic faith and life since 1946. Our parish continues to be a vibrant place of worship, education, and outreach to the community. We welcome you to join us as we celebrate God’s many gifts and strive to bring the gospel message of Jesus Christ to the world around us.


Youth Minister Job Opening

Presentation has opened a staff position for a part-time Youth Minister. We are seeking an energetic person with experience to lead this ministry area. If you are interested in applying or know of another qualified candidate read more here>>


WYD2016World Youth Day – 2016
Attention all youth and young adults! Presentation of Mary is taking a pilgrimage July 19-August 2  to World Youth Day, which is being held in Krakow, Poland.

Join Pope Francis and a multitude of Young Catholics around the world. Fr. Benny, Bishop Cozzens, and Justin Stroh – Archdiocese Pilgrim Director will be accompanying you. You must be 16 years of age at the time of departure in order to go. (WYD16) is a pilgrimage to Krakow, Poland, to see and share Mass with our Holy Father, Pope Francis, in an experience with youth from around the world. There are brochures with all the information on the trip available in the Kennard Street entrance of church. Deadline to register is July 8th.

Contact Kay Mottaz for more details at 651-842-6022 or kmottaz@presentationofmary.org or visit www.archspm.org/WYD16


St. Paul Street Evangelization Two-Day Workshop

Friday, September 18, 7-10 p.m. &
Saturday, September 19, 8-4 p.m.
Location: St. John the Baptist, New Brighton

EvangilizationSt. Paul Street Evangelization is a non-profit Catholic organization dedicated to preaching the Gospel to all nations, and one of the ways they do this is by bringing the Catholic faith to the streets. They provide a hands-on experience of being a street evangelist, but the training goes beyond street evangelization, it also provides effective tools to share the Gospel with the people in your parish, school or workplace. The Office of Evangelization & Catechesis will be cooperating with the Harry J. Flynn Catechetical Institute to bring this exciting two-day workshop! Registration is $75, which includes materials, breakfast and lunch on Saturday, and a snack.

A person does not need to be a theologian or professional apologist to be an effective evangelist. A person only needs to have a heart for Jesus Christ and His Church and be willing to share that with others.

For more information contact Tim Koran at 651-772-4636 or Kay Mottaz at the Parish Office 651-842-6022 or register online here.


Fr_-Benny-MekkattFr. Benny Mekkatt, Assigned Pastor to Presentation Parish and Dr. Peter Noll appointed Principal

We are very pleased to announce that our transitional leadership is fully resolved with the appointments of Fr. Benny Mekkatt as Pastor and Dr. Peter Noll as School Principal, both effective June 1, 2015.

peter picWe are grateful to both for their excellence of leadership in transition and excited to have them shepherd our parish and school into the future.




Archdiocese logoSpecial Notice regarding Archdiocesan Claim Filing Deadline

The last day to file a sexual abuse claim, general claim, or government claim against the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis is August 3, 2015.  Please follow the Read more link to view the legal notice in its entirety. Read more>>


Become A Mass Greeter! Mass greeters are needed for all Masses. Your smile and spirit of welcoming will make a profound impression on all who come to Mass. Click here to sign up today!


Holy Rosary

Pray the Holy Rosary following daily Masses, Mon. – Thurs., prior to daily Mass on Fri. and 1/2 hour prior to all weekend Masses.