11/29/19 St. Nicholas News - Gala & Auction all the details, 40 Hours Devotion, and more
AD ORIENTEM DURING ADVENT
During the season of Advent, the priest will face East (Ad Orientem) during the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday Masses.
Please note that the 5 p.m. Mass will not change and the priest will face the people as usual. We wanted to offer this option as well during Advent.
To learn more about Ad Orientem, click here:
Please note: All regularly scheduled adorers will keep their assigned hours and may also sign up for additional hours.
40 Hours Adoration Sign Up
The St. Nicholas Gala & Auction is one of the largest fundraisers for our parish and all families are encouraged to buy or sell two tickets.
Don't miss this fun event!
Purchase Gala & Auction Tickets Online
Bean Bag Boards
- Maple finished bean bag board and bags, handcrafted and donated by Tom McCabe
50 Pounds of Ground Beef
- Fill the freezer for winter with 50 lbs of beef all processed and packaged - donated by Leander Wagner
Queen Size Hand-made Quilt
- Donated by Geralda Wagner
4 rounds of clays, with Father Barnes
- Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Horse and Hunt club while competing with your pals for sharpshooter bragging rights - donated by the MN Horse and Hunt Club
All-Inclusive Mexico Vacation
for 8 - 2 adults/2 children per room (air/ground transportation not included) - donated by Dirk and Angie Nicolai
Pick from 3 locations - Grand Park Royal Cancun Caribe, Grand Park Royal Cozumel, or the Grand Riviera Princess (www.royal-holiday.com)
2 rooms - 2 adults/2 children per room for 7-day max stay, or 1 room - 2 adults/2 children for a 14-day max stay
Travel anytime, prior to August 2020. Blackout dates (State holidays, long weekends, January, February, and July).
Book between 3 months advance down to 7 days prior to arrival
GAMES & WINNING OPPORTUNITIES
Early Bird Drawing
- Be in line to check-in at Horse and Hunt Club by 5:30 pm for a chance to win $100.
Dinner Ticket Drawings
- $50 Cash drawing for every 10th dinner ticket drawn. Need NOT be present to win.
Wine and Spirits Pull
- 2 tickets - Select a cork and everyone's a winner!
Match Made in Heaven
- 1 ticket - Find your match and enter names for one of three chances to win $50
Mrs. Pac Man
- 1 ticket - You can play for 10 minutes or until your game is over, whichever comes first. The highest scoring gamer wins a fabulous prize!
- Fill your red envelope with a bill denomination between $5 - $20 for a chance to win 10x’s the amount you placed in the envelope
- $5 or $10 cash to play - Win 1⁄2 the pot (Play for $5 to win $130 or play for $10 to win $260) - several games played throughout the night with a deck of 52 cards
- bring your 3 donated non-perishable food items for a chance to win $50
Fun and fellowship are what Group Events are all about!
Check your calendars now so that you are ready to sign up to attend a Group Event during the St. Nicholas Gala & Auction.
GREAT BEGINNINGS AND FABULOUS FINISHES
Date: Saturday, Dec. 14, 6:30 p.m.
Hosts: Alice & Shawn Overgaard and Jackie & Pat Berry
Cost: $50 per person
Limited to 20 adults (21 years old)
Join us for an evening of holiday cheer. Sample delicious appetizers and desserts and enjoy fellowship.
IT MIGHT BE COLD OUTSIDE BUT THE CHILI IS HOT!
Date: Saturday, Jan. 11, 6:30 p.m.
Hosts: Alex Berry and Karen Johnson
Cost: $35 per person
Limited to 12 adults (21 years old)
Enjoy a variety of hearty home-made chilis in the cold of the winter. Some like it hot, some like it not hot ;)
Date: Friday, Jan. 31, 7:00 p.m.
Hosts: Steve and Lenae Addabbo
Cost: $35 per person
Limited to 8 adults (21 years old)
Join us for a tournament-style game with merchandise prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. Beer, wine, soft drinks, and hors d'oeuvres will be served during the game with dessert and coffee served at the end of the evening. We will provide a dealer and are willing to teach anyone who does not know how to play the game.
DINNER IN THE GARDEN
Date: Saturday, June 6, 6:45 p.m.
Hosts: Gary and Maureen Vosejpka
Cost: $50 per person
Limited to 25 adults (21 years old)
Come for a relaxing evening at Thorn Crest Farm. We’ll enjoy a wonderful assortment of hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, wine, and beer served in the garden, followed by a bonfire.
COUNTRY FUN AND BBQ
Date: Saturday, Jul. 25, 1:00 p.m. (Rain Date of Sunday, Jul. 26)
Hosts: Jerry and Diane Bedeaux
Cost $50 per person
Limited to 15 adults (21 years old)
Join us for an afternoon of four-wheeling and side by side riding in the country followed by a bbq meal of burgers and brats.
HALFWAY TO ST. PATRICK'S DAY
Date: Saturday, Sept. 12, 6:00 p.m.
Hosts: Dywane Schumacher and Alex Berry
Cost $50 per person
Limited to 10 adults (21 years old)
Enjoy delicious Irish cuisine with friends of St. Nicholas!
The St. Nicholas Gala & Auction would not be possible without the support of you, our parishioners. Please consider donating 30 minutes of your time to help out at this event.
Volunteering is a great way to meet your fellow parishioners!
Volunteer at the Gala
THE ST. NICHOLAS KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS TREE LOT IS OPEN
It’s that time of year when we ask you to support the Knights of Columbus by purchasing your Christmas trees and wreaths from their location at the ball field behind the church on County Road 2.
Lot hours are Saturdays & Sundays, 9:00 a.m.— 6:00 p.m. and Wednesdays through Fridays, 5—8 p.m. The lot will remain open until the week before Christmas.
SYNOD PRAYER AND LISTENING DATES AND LOCATIONS
~ Please choose one of the following events to attend:
Sunday, Jan. 5, 1-4 p.m. Holy Cross, Minneapolis (ASL interpreted)
Saturday, Jan. 25, 9 a.m.-noon St. Peter Claver, St. Paul
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 6-9 p.m. Pax Christi, Eden Prairie
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HOLIDAY ADORATION CHAPEL SCHEDULE
The Adoration Chapel will close on Wednesday, November 27, at 4 p.m. and re-open on Tuesday, December 3, after morning Mass.
CAN YOU SPEND JUST ONE HOUR WITH THE LORD?
Sign Up Online
OPEN ADORATION HOURS:
Thursday - 2 am, 3 am, and 5 pm
Friday - 3 am
Call for a tour and see the
Holy Cross difference!
Visit our website
Please send your pajamas to Holy Cross before November 22nd.
Thank you for your participation!
on Friday, November 29, 2019 at 12:30PM