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.
Funding For Parking Lot Renovation Exceeds Goal! Once again, the Presentation community has proven its generosity when a project requires special funding. We set a goal for $100,000 and you’ve surpassed the goal, extending the balance to $103,756! Our grant application for the RWMWD additional $100,000 has been approved and final plans are being developed, with work to begin very soon. The goal is to complete construction by the start of school. Congratulations and much gratitude to all who have contributed so generously to this important initiative. See proposed site plan and read attached letter for more information.
Lower Parking Lot Renovation Scheduled to Begin: Presentation’s lower parking lot is scheduled for a complete overhaul this summer! In partnership with the Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District, we will be embarking upon a construction project that will significantly enhance the aesthetic appeal of our campus, improve safety/security, and help the environment at the same time. Read more.
$215,000 Grant Awarded to Presentation & St. Pascals: Our school, in partnership with St. Pascal Baylon School of St. Paul, has received a $215,000 grant from an anonymous donor to fund busing, cultural proficiency training, and global competency skills. Read the joint letter from both schools for more details (en Español).
Morning Prayer, Adoration, Vespers & Holy Rosary Offered: Morning Prayer Mon. – Thurs. 7:30 a.m. in the Church Adoration each Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.with Vespers & Benediction at 8:00 p.m.St. Francis Chapel in the Parish Center. Holy Rosary following daily Masses, Mon. – Thurs., prior to daily Mass on Fri. and 1/2 hour prior to all weekend Masses.
Registration Now Open for 2014 Rediscover Catholic Celebration: Event slated for Oct. 3-4 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Friday evening featuring Young Adult Night with: Father Stan Fortuna, Father Dave Dwyer, Marie Miller, Father Mike Schmitz, Leah Darrow and more! Saturday featuring: Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City, Scott Hahn, Father Dave Dwyer, Curtis Martin, Leah Darrow, Kelly Wahlquist, Jeff Cavins and more! The day includes break-out sessions for adults, Latinos, youth and children. To register, visit: www.rediscover-faith.org.