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.


Bid Farewell to Fr. Benny
Saturday, June 24, 2017
6:00 – 8:00 pm in Kenney Hall


Fr_-Benny-Mekkatt-231x300Join us for an open house Saturday, June 24th, 6:00-8:00 pm in Kenney Hall to honor Fr. Benny’s contribution to the Presentation community. Please join us in coming together as a parish to thank him and celebrate his 3 years and 6 months as our Pastor! Hamburgers, hot dogs, and refreshments provided. In lieu of personal gifts, please make a commitment of time in our Perpetual Adoration Chapel, or perhaps consider sponsoring one of these two areas: a one-time gift to CFIC Children’s Mission, or a longer commitment to sponsor a CFIC Seminarian. These three initiatives are very near and dear to Fr. Benny’s heart. Information and opportunities to offer your support will be available at the Open House.


Mass of Thanksgiving and Reception for
Fr. Andy Thuringer
Sunday, June 25, 2017

 NewlyFr. Andy T-ordained Father Andy Thuringer invites you to join him for his Mass of Thanksgiving on June 25th at 8:30 a.m. or 10:30 am. A reception will take place in Kenney Hall immediately following the 10:30 am Mass, where people may congratulate Fr. Andy, wish him well, and eat cake! All are welcome to attend.



Help Fr. T.J. McKenzie recognize
his new parishioners!

Last chance to
Sign up to be a Part of
Presentation’s Pictorial Directory by


Dates still available: 
Tuesday – Wednesday,  July 11 – 12
WEEKDAY HOURS:  2 – 8:50 pm   SATURDAY: 10 am – 4:50 pm

There is no charge to participate in the directory and you will receive a Free… 8 x 10 and a Church Directory with your Family Photo!

in addition, when you bring in 1 non-perishable food item to your photography appointment time, you receive $5.00 in THANK YOU coupons from LifeTouch!

Sign up for the most convenient time for you here>>


Summer Pic 2017Online Summer Giving

If you find yourself away from our Parish Community this summer our parish provides Online Giving as an electronic tool for contributions so you can give via the Internet. Online Giving helps you maintain your giving even if you cannot be here at Mass. This also helps the parish streamline our cash flow, especially during bad weather or vacation times. Click here to sign up today>>



Holy Land Pilgrimage with
Fr. Benny Mekkatt & Fr. Antony Skaria
November 28 – December 7, 2017

Walk where Jesus walked…Cruise the Sea of Galilee…Visit Nazareth…Climb the Mt. of Olives & view the
Old City of Jerusalem and more!

Tour features Round Trip Air Fare from Minneapolis, Taxes and Surcharges, Accommodations at First Class Hotels, Breakfast and Dinner Daily, Comprehensive Sightseeing, The Finest Local Guides, All Admission Fees and more.
See full itinerary and registration here>>


Reawakens Faith!

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

An Adorer’s Perspective:
I absolutely am finding adoration to be a wonderful experience. It’s

amazing how an hour of meditation can really have an impact on your daily life the way it has. I feel myself more at peace with stresses of life and better equipped to react to all situations that arise in my daily life. I find myself driving to and from work in the peaceful silence of my car in prayer, meditation and just listening more and more. ~ Mike Picha

What hour can you give to our Lord each week?
Contact Barb Kleiter at 651-774-1172 or timkandbarbk@comcast.net


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