Adult Faith Contact
    Our parish offers a variety of programs throughout the year including Bible Studies, Faith Studies, Retreats and RCIA. Listen for pulpit announcements and watch this website, the bulletin and the St. Odilia Messenger for information about upcoming events.  Structure of events and offerings this year may be altered with safety requirements.

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    Praying with Scripture Series

    This five-part virtual retreat grounds each person’s fundamental identity as a beloved child of God. Yet each person has experienced wounds that bind. This retreat explores how to unbind these knots through the intercession of Our Lady, Un-doer of Knots, and open these wounds to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Encountering Jesus’ love and mercy brings healing and hope. This series begins October 18.

    Date: September 13 – October 17 (Livestreams Tuesdays beginning September 15 at 7 p.m.)
    Location: HERE and on Facebook and YouTube

    Talk 1   Click the image to begin the series

    Highlights of what we learned in Talk1:  Prayer is a Personal Relationship with God by Archbishop Hebda.

    “Being a Christian is not the result of an ethical choice or a lofty idea, but the encounter with an event, a person, which gives life a new horizon and a decisive direction.” (Joy of the Gospel 7)

    “…The wonder of prayer is revealed beside the well where we come seeking water: there, Christ comes to meet every human being…. God thirsts that we may thirst for him.”  Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) 2560

    Importance of Silence.  Gleaning from St. Ignatius in using the imagination when praying with scripture.

    Using the ARRR approach during your prayer time:  Acknowledge; Relate; Receive; Respond

    Tips to starting a prayer time:  Set a routine, start with 15 minutes a day, use the Prayer Companions provided.

    Our Lady of Guadalupe

    St. Odilia has the privilege of being a parish for people of many cultures and histories, but one of our biggest groups is our Latino community.

    Everyone is invited to worship with the Latino community at our 1:00pm Mass, which is in Spanish. If you don't speak Spanish and want a bilingual worship aid, contact Sandy Cortez, Latino Ministry Coordinator, cortez@stodilia.org, 651-415-3365. 

    DID YOU KNOW that, in 1945, Pope Pius XII named Our Lady of Guadalupe as the “Patroness of the Americas”? So she is Blessed Mother for all of us, not just for people of Mexican or other Latino heritage.

    Invitation - Men's Prayer Breakfast Via Zoom

    We would like to welcome men to our prayer breakfast, which has been meeting for many years. Originally we have meet in person from 6-7am at Byerlys, but recently have moved into the virtual world to meet via Zoom.  We come into the meeting beginning at 9:00AM to 10:00AM.  We virtually drink our coffee, start by reading the scriptures for Sunday, share our thoughts on the meaning of the scripture readings, and end with short prayers. The "leading" rotates each week.  We welcome other men to join.  

    Questions? Call Leo Boucher 651-484-2386 or email leoboucher@gmail.com

    Monday Night Prayer Hour "Life in the Spirit"

    Time:  7:00-8:30 pm

    Dates:  September 1 & 14, October 5 & 19, November 2 & 16, December 7 & 21

    January 4 & 18, February 7 & 21, March 7, April 12, May 3, June 7, July 12

    Usual Location:  We are currently meeting off site via Zoom.
    “Come away with me to a quiet place and find some rest.” – Mark 6:31
    Join us for a special parishioner-led time of prayer on Monday evening from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. We begin with songs of contemporary praise and worship, have a check in with members and discuss a scripture passage or special prayer topic to help us grow in our spiritual walk with the Lord. Then we pray for prayer requests and intentions. Everyone is welcome to join in this special time of encouragement and blessing.

    Questions? Call Leo Boucher 651-484-2386 or email leoboucher@gmail.com

    “Living the Scriptures”

    Tuesday Bible Study Group 
    When: Tuesdays, Sept. 29, 2020, thru June 2021, 10:00-11:15 a.m. 
    Where: 3510 Building
    Cost: $25.00/semester

    Reflect on the upcoming Sunday readings together.
    Meet fellow parishioners!
    Share how the Word of God comes alive in your life!

    Our Tuesday morning Bible Study program, which starts for the fall on Sept 29, is presently full. We keep a waiting list for this group, and invite new members as vacancies occur. We also could form a new group if the waiting list gets large enough. We use the very popular “Sunday by Sunday” bible study guides to each week’s Sunday Mass readings, which are published by the Sisters of St. Joseph. Small group, informal atmosphere, friendly, prayerful, relaxed. Take some time out for the Word of God, enrich your understanding of the readings you’ll hear each Sunday at Mass, and explore how to live the meaning of the scriptures in your daily life and in our world.

    For information or to register, contact our study group convener, Mary Ann Ryan, maretired46@gmail.com

    Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA)
    “The Journey to Becoming Catholic”
    Wednesday evenings late September to Pentecost