• Community Night is Wednesdays at the Parish Life Center

    Group Discussions at 4:15 and 6:30 PM, Dinner is served from 5:15-6:15 PM

    January 29

    Community Table Menu: Turkey Chili, Chips & Salsa, Garlic Bread, Chocolate Pudding

    Group Discussion: Bringing Your Wellbeing to Life– Importance of Communal Mealtimes

    Join Alicia McHugh,Certified Health and Wellness Coach and Culinary Nutrition Expert for the 2nd part in a 3 part mini series workshop on “Living Healthfully”.  In this session, you will learn by choosing how to eat, whether it alone, with others, driving in your car, or sitting in front of the TV or computer can influence your health just as much as what you choose to put in your mouth.


  • Pints with Pastors – February 1

    Are you 21-39 year’s old and interested in deepening your relationship with Jesus? Then join the Around the Lake Parishes of St. Jude of the Lake, St. Mary of the Lake, and St. Pius X at Big Wood Brewery, White Bear Lake, on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 6:30 PM. There will be opportunities to meet fellow Catholic young adults from the area, enjoy a beer or other beverage, hear from your pastors on Catholic topics of relevance to young adults today, and ask the pastors your own questions. You will not want to miss this opportunity! Appetizers will be provided.

  • Why Can’t We Sing Adele During Mass? Monday, January 27
    Are you an 18-39-year-old Catholic young adult? If yes, then please join the Iron Sharpens Iron Catholicism Study Series for the inaugural event on January 27, 2020 at 6:30 PM in the Youth Room.
    The topic of the evening will be “Why Can’t We Sing Adele During Mass?” Understanding the Importance of Music in the Liturgy and our Catholic Spirituality. This is presented by our very own Kathryn Lien, MA/PS, member and interim choir director of St. Mary of the Lake Parish. Specific aspects to be covered will include liturgical music, praise and worship music, and music for Taizé prayer settings.
    Please feel free to bring a snack or treat to share with others.
  • Coffee and Conversation – January 29
    Sheila Kelly, attorney at law and a parishioner, will discuss estate planning, elder law and probate issues. Please plan to join us after the 8:00 AM Mass on January 29 in the St. Joseph Room.
  • Catholic Podcasts – Listen Now
    Looking for Catholic Podcasts to listen to when on the go! We have a few recommendations for you highlighting a variety of timely, inspirational and educational topics.


  • Gathering Space Newsletter

    On a regular basis, St. Mary of the Lake publishes The Gathering Space to keep parishioners informed of activities and news from the parish. Click here for the most recent edition.

    Past editions: Advent 2019 | Lent 2019 | Advent 2018 | Lent 2018 Part 2 | Lent 2018 Part 1Advent December 2017November 2017Lent 2017 Part 2Lent 2017 Part 1November 2016 Part 2November 2016 Part 1Lent 2016Advent 2015Summer 2015

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