Ministry of Presence
Are you interested in serving parishioners who are unable to attend Mass regularly or caregivers who need a respite from their ongoing care duties? We are in need of volunteers to bring the Blessed Sacrament, prayers and fellowship to the homebound, residents of local senior apartments and care centers and patients at St. John’s Hospital.
We’re also in need of volunteers to serve as one-on-one “companions for the day” at The Gathering, a weekly respite program for caregivers to those with early to mid-term memory loss.
If these opportunities interest you or you’d like to learn more, contact Casey Green at 651.429.7771 or cjgreen@stmarys-wbl.org.
Help Needed On Church Grounds
Thank you to all who have been helping at the church! Now, we specifically need people to help with the rain garden, which is on the south side of the church parking lot. Please contact Greg at 612-490-1964 or gmortenson@stmarys-wbl.org.
Welcome the Little Ones
Looking for summer volunteers. Are you a parent who enjoys using our program? Or are you an adult who enjoys caring for little children? IF you have your Archdiocesan “Essential Three” completed or are willing to spend a few hours to complete the training, our Welcoming the Little Ones nursery program needs you! This program meets at both the 9:00 and 11:00 AM Masses on the second and fourth Sundays during the summer. This program is for children ages 1 to 5 and no registration necessary. Adult and youth (ages 11+) are needed as volunteers. Contact our coordinator, Lizbeth Castro-Torres with any questions or to volunteer at childrensministries@stmarys-wbl.org.

June 24th, 2019

Youth going into fourth grade and older are invited to serve the parish as altar servers. We will have a training session Wednesday, August 14 at 12:30 pm. Call the parish office to sign up or email mbjambor@stmarys-wbl.org.

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June 24th, 2019

For more information view the – Fall Festival 2019 Details

June 18th, 2019

St. Mary’s is now taking registrations for Confirmation and First Reconciliation/First Eucharist. Please register as soon as possible and pay when the programs begin.. Forms can be mailed in, put in the collection basket at church, scanned and emailed, or brought to the office. Proof of baptism is required before the program begins. According to diocesan policy, proof of baptism must be a newly issued baptism certificate. Contact the parish where your child was baptized. For more information contact Mary Beth Jambor mbjambor@stmarys-wbl.org or see the parish website https://stmarys-wbl.org/worship-sacraments/.

June 17th, 2019

St. Mary’s Social Justice committee is presenting our third annual summer book club, Just Books. This summer we hope to entice our high school (and interested middle school) friends to join in the conversation. Two of our books are especially written with young adults in mind and the third is timely, well written, and a beacon of hope from Pope Francis. This would be a great opportunity for parents and/or grandparents to team up with a favorite teen and dig into some great literature. Even if you have no teen with whom to share the stories, come anyway–all of these books are bestsellers. Here is the line-up:
Wednesday, July 17: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Wednesday, August 21: Untwine by Edwidge Danticat
Readers are responsible for obtaining the books. The books on the list are available to download, through libraries, and at bookstores. Book club conversations begin at 7:00 PM and last about 90 minutes, meeting in the St. Joseph Room.

May 28th, 2019

St. Mary’s will have a blood drive on July 29, 2019 from 1:00-7:00 PM located in Kohler Hall at the Parish Life Center, 4690 Bald Eagle Avenue, White Bear Lake, MN 55110.  If you would like to donate blood, go to: https://www.redcrossblood.org/ and enter Frassati Catholic Academy to schedule an appointment. If you would like to volunteer to help with the blood drive, please contact Paul Kadera at 651-429-3741 at or pjkadera@gmail.com. “Every 2 seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood”

May 6th, 2019

Summerfest is a community outdoor concert event celebrating 10 years of outdoor music to the White Bear Lake Community. We have two great acts under the big top this year. The Elements will start things off at 6:00 PM followed up by the acclaimed, The Good the Bad and the Funky.

“The Good, The Bad and the Funky play, Rock and Roll, Blues, and Funk. They have a 10-person band with a large section of horns. This band has a sound of their own and put it to the test with well-known songs from the past. Very entertaining with everyone singing along and dancers never leaving the floor. This is one of the few bands that the main singer visits with anyone and everyone. I find that the whole band was friendly with the crowd.

The Good the Bad and the Funky have their own take on famous music using very talented musician and singers to put a funk twist to the music, mesmerizing the crowds into euphoria. The Good The Bad and the Funky have a large following from music venues to local bars, always packing them into where there is absolutely no room to dance. But everyone still moves to the beat of the music.”  By Mitzi Beliveau

Kicking off Summerfest this year is hoot tapping sounds of The Elements, a Minneapolis/St. Paul-based classic rock band featuring music from the 1960s to today.  Enjoy classics songs from the Eagles, John Mellencamp, the Beatles, the Byrds, Grassroots, Pure Prairie League, CCR, Bob Seger, Doobie Bros, Van Morrison, Bad Company, Grand Funk, Poco, Big Head Todd, and more.

The fun starts at 5:00 PM rain or shine with lots of grilled food, snacks, soft drinks, beer (craft beer too), and wine.  Bring your lawn chairs and soak up the evening sun and fun or sit in the shade under our super-sized big top tent.  Fun awaits!

Date: Saturday, August 17, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM (gates open at 5:00)
Location: Frassati Ball Field 4690 Bald Eagle Ave. White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Cost: $15 (Kids 14 & under are FREE!)

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May 6th, 2019

 

  • Fused Youth Mission Trip: July 28 – August 3 (Illinois)
  • Vacation Bible School: August 12-16 at the Parish Life Center
  • SummerFest Summer Concert: August 17, 6:00 PM, outdoors at the Parish Life Center

April 24th, 2019

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