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.
Lenten Alms-giving Project: CRS Operation Rice Bowl
Lenten Schedule – Read more.
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
Monday, March 20 – Lenten Penance Service
7:00 p.m. in main church.
All are invited to attend our Lenten
Penance Service with individual confessions. Pray before the Blessed
Sacrament after your confession. Evening ends with Benediction at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 25 – Mass of Anointing
10:00 a.m. Confession / 11:00 a.m. Mass
(followed by lunch in Kenney Hall)
Sunday, March 26 – Holy Land Information Meeting!
11:45 a.m. in Kenney Hall
Join this special 10-day journey to the Holy Land November 28 through December 7, 2017. See brochure.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Recommissioning Retreat. Read more.
All Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are required to attend. Two dates offered:
Saturday, April 1, 2017 – 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 30 – 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
SAVE THE DATE!
May 20-21, 2017
Saturday, May 13, 2017 – Marian Day of Reflection
Shrine of our Lady of Guadeloupe, LaCrosse, Wi.
Program sponsored by Relevant Radio Join our E-Team on this journey. We are traveling by coach bus to this wonderful all day event. See registration form here.
PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
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.
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.
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