Welcome to The Church of the Presentation
of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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.


You are invited to our
March 12-14, 2017

Offered by Rev. Thomas M. Santa, C.Ss.R.

Restoring the Ecrown-of-thornsssential Relationships: 
Stories of God, Self, and Others. Read more.

Sunday, March 12 –  Sacred Scripture:
The divine and human story of relationship.
7:00 p.m. Session in main church

Monday, March 13 –  Exodus:
The human story of bondage and liberation.
8:00 a.m. Daily Mass followed by a brief reflection by Fr. Santa
7:00 p.m. Session in main church

Tuesday, March 14 –  Jesus and the Kingdom of God:
The human story of sin and guilt replaced with forgiveness and life.
8:00 a.m. Daily Mass followed by a brief reflection by Fr. Santa
7:00 p.m. Session in main church

Fr Santa

A native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Rev. Thomas Santa was professed as a Redemptorist in 1973 and ordained a priest in June of 1978. A graduate of Holy Redeemer College (Waterford, Wisconsin) and the State University of New York (Mount Saint Alphonsus). His present assignment (2015) is the Director of the New Evangelization Initiative, Redemptorists of the Denver Province currently residing in Minneapolis, MN at St. Alphonsus Parish. Read more.

Father Santa is a published author of numerous books including Sacred Refuge: How to Make A Retreat, Christian Contemplative Living: The Essential Connecting Points, Understanding ScrupulosityDesert Graces, The Essential Bible Handbook, The Essential Advent and Christmas Handbook, The Essential Lenten Handbook and Dear Padre: Questions Catholics Ask, among many others. He writes a monthly column for people who struggle with scrupulosity entitled “Scrupulous Anonymous,” which can be reviewed at www.scrupulousanonymous.org.



Lenten Alms-giving Project: CRS Operation Rice Bowl

Fasting, Abstinence and March 17 Dispensation – Read more. 

Ash Wednesday March 1
6:30 a.m.   Communion Service with ashes
8:45 a.m.   Mass with ashes
7:00 p.m.   Mass with ashes 

Join us Fridays During Lent:
Soup Suppers—5:30-6:45 p.m. in Kenney Hall
Stations of the Cross – 2:15 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.  
   March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7

Living Stations Presented by Presentation Students
Friday, April 7 – 1:45 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
and on Palm Sunday, April 9 – 1:00 p.m.

Parish Three-Day Mission—March 12-14
7:00 p.m. each evening in church 

Parish Penance Service—March 20
Monday, 7:00 p.m. with individual Confession

Mass of Anointing—March 25
Saturday Morning
10:00 a.m. Confession
11:00 a.m. Mass
(followed by lunch in Kenney Hall)



Saturday, March 4, 2017 – Women of Presentation Lenten Retreat
presented by Presentation Church CCW.  8:30 a.m.  12:00 p.m.
Morning includes: Rosary, Mass, Breakfast in Kenney Hall, Speaker, Adoration and Confession. Fee $5.00. Mass Presider and Speaker: Fr. Benny Mekkatt, CFIC. RSVP to Pat Leahy: 651-777-5140 or memaleahy@gmail.com

Saturday, April 1, 2017 – Spring Craft Sale 
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the School Gym
Over 30 Vendors! Free admission. Door Prizes awarded hourly.
Lunch and refreshments for sale. Vendor Registration Form Here.

Saturday, April 1, 2017 – Ham Bingo
Bingo: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. / Food: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Presentation Men’s Club and Knights of Columbus Fr. Finley Council. Read more. 


The Catholic Services Appeal Foundation of the Saint Paul and Minneapolis Area provides funding to the 17 collective Archdiocesan Ministries that no one parish can support on its own. All gifts are restricted gifts to the Designated Ministries, including our parishes. Please join us in supporting those most in need. There are many ways to give to help others. Every gift matters.


Reawakens Faith!

24 Hours a Day  –  7 Days a Week
in the Divine Mercy Chapel
located in Presentation’s Parish Center

We invite and welcome you to visit Our Lord, truly present in the Blessed Sacrament. Permanent prayer partners  are  needed to  take
an hour each week during the day or throughout the night, seven days a week along with the regularly scheduled adorers. 

This hour that Jesus wants you to spend with Him is spent any way you want – with your own favorite prayer book, reading the Holy Bible, praying the Holy Rosary, speaking to Jesus heart to heart, as one does with a friend; or you may be so tired, troubled, or worn out, that you may want to just sit, and relax, and enjoy the sweet peace that comes from simply being with the one who loves you the most, Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament. What hour can you give to our Lord each week? Please forward your name and hour of commitment to: Barb Kleiter here.



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