The All Saints Homeschool Co-op is preparing for registration, and you are invited.
We meet on most Fridays from September-December and February-May at the secure St. Mark’s campus in St. Paul, (near the University of St. Thomas).
Here are some highlights on what is offered:
- A Traditional version of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd to 3-5 year olds,
- Sisters teaching Catechism classes to all students ages 6-9 and girls 10-18,
- Priests teaching Catechism classes to all boys 10-18, +Choir/music classes for all students, including instruction in Gregorian Chant, Polyphony, Music Theory and Music History,
- Science offerings (with those sometimes difficult-to-do experiments) offered to 6-18 year olds, some Writing and Communication classes and
- NEW/RETURNING this year, a once-per-semester One-Act Play, both competitive and practice sports teams, (including Soccer in the Fall), and some extra-curriculars in Art and Literature.
The day starts with the Traditional Latin Mass at 8:15, includes 4 relaxed but thoughtful forty-five minute-long classes and lunch, all with good support for parents and good Catholic friends/peers for the young people. Classes end at 1:20, with the optional One-Act play, sports, and a Girls club to follow for those interested.
Stay for as long or as little of the day as you’d like. We’re happy to be an apostolate for many of our parish’s homeschooling families, and, if you’re interested, don’t hesitate to reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting the director, Jacob Flaherty, directly at 612-801-5467.
Many parents already have homeschooling plans; some say we fit into a niche currently missing and some say it doesn’t work with their current plans. No worries; thanks for considering us!
Our Youth Group (High School and College-Aged) have been meeting virtually twice-a-week to pray Vespers together and then socialize.
Our Homeschool Co-op had its first day of online sessions this past Friday. Some classes were taught live, (including two of our Catechism classes and two of our choirs) some were previously recorded, and some were given online lesson plans.
A Board meeting will be held this week to continue discussions about next school year… To that end, sacramental preparation happens on Sundays. But much catechesis from priests and sisters, solid choral work and study, and other activities, (including building good Catholic friendships with other traditional-minded young people and their families) is not possible in a strictly-virtual environment or while home alone. This is where our Homeschool Coop seeks to be a resource to you and the families of All Saints.
If you are a parishioner and NOT currently a member of our Friday Co-op program, your input is welcome and encouraged to help make this a program our parishioners want to be a part of! Please fill out the survey. Please direct any questions to Mr. Jacob Flaherty, the Director, at Flaherty.email@example.com. Thank you!
The annual Hog Raffle, Pumpkin Patch, and Bake Sale in support of the co-op will take place on Sunday, October 21. The Hog Raffle is for two half-hogs which will be processed, wrapped, and delivered in November. Tickets will be on sale following the Masses on both October 14 and October 21 at $5 each or 5 for $20, and the winners drawn on October 21. The hogs and pumpkins support local growers, so here’s a chance to go hog wild. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or to volunteer.
A day for homeschooled teenage boys ages 13 and up
Do you have homeschooled teenage sons? Please take the opportunity to read all about what we’re offering.
THE ST. PETER COLLOQUIUM. We still have some open spots available! For all inquiries or to register, please contact the coordinator, Jacob Flaherty, at email@example.com. Feel free to share the message with other home-school families as well!
The Church of All Saints, (NE Minneapolis, MN) a parish and apostolate of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP), is pleased to be able to offer the St. Peter Colloquium, a program for homeschooled young men (ages 13-18) that seeks to provide something sorely lacking in these perilous times: traditional Catholic and academic formation in an atmosphere of authentic friendship and brotherhood.
The key virtues we desire to inculcate include fortitude, purity, devotion, along with the development of leadership and an understanding of Christian heroism.
The day (Wednesdays of most weeks from September thru May) begins with chanting the Divine Office with the priests. The young men will also attend Holy Mass together, serving as the choristers during all High Masses. This spiritual framework grounds all the time between, because our faith in Jesus Christ and His Church informs and guides all that we do and are.
In addition, the tutors are themselves believing Catholic men, providing mentorship and examples so lacking in most young men’s lives today. Spiritual formation must include intellectual growth as well, and so our classes focus on reading, speaking, and thinking at a high level. The Socratic method of teaching, as well as excellent texts, spur this growth.
Finally, because contemporary culture has all but abandoned boys to isolation, selfishness, and even vice, the St. Peter Colloquium provides a godly, healthy context for young men to build good friendships and participate in true Catholic fraternity. Besides the praying and singing of the Divine Office and Holy Mass and growing in the powers of the intellectual life, time is allotted for the playing of an assortment of organized and coached sports and games. “Sport, properly directed, develops character, makes a man courageous… it also makes the mind itself a more refined instrument for the search and communication of truth…” (Ven. Pope Pius XII).
8:00 am Optional Prime Chant Practice
8:30 Prime (chanted)
8:50-9:40 Understanding Scripture/Civics I (Scripture is taught by one of our FSSP priests)
9:45-10:35 Understanding Scripture/Civics II
11:05-11:55 Roman History and Thought
12:00pm Sext (chanted)
12:15 Mass (Confessions available)
1:30-3:30 option of Sports for Young Men or Biology Lab
We look forward to hearing from you soon! You may also visit our website: http://allsaintscoop.com/index.php/second-day-for-young-men/. God bless you!
Labor Maria – Tuesday, July 24
A day of formation and vocational discernment for young ladies
Who: Young Ladies, ages 12 and up
Where: Church of All Saints
When: Tuesday, July 24 – 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Sr. Regina and Filiae Laboris Mariae will be joining us for a day of prayer, a corporal work of mercy (praying outside an abortion clinic), a visit to the local Carmelite Monastery, Holy Mass at All Saints, Lunch, recreation (with the sisters!!!), a talk by Fr. Bauknecht, Holy Hour, Benediction, and Ice Cream!
Please RSVP to Mara Poole – firstname.lastname@example.org – by Monday at noon, as space is limited. Any adults willing to volunteer to help with this event are asked to contact Mara as well.
Labor Mariae is a Marian, traditional, semi-contemplative community of Sisters. They are a private association of the faithful in the Diocese of Kansas City—St. Joseph and their convent is located at a parish where they serve. The Sisters of Labor Mariae strive to assist Our Lady in her labor for the salvation of souls in three main ways: through the Sacred Liturgy (the Holy Mass and the praying of the entire Divine Office), through the interior life (1.5 hours of mental prayer per day), and through our apostolate (catechesis and other services offered at the parish).
Tuesday, July 24 – Board Meeting 7:00 PM
Saturday, August 25 – Mandatory Orientation Meeting
6 PM: Meet with and pay tutors. 7 PM: Talk by the priests. Beverages and desserts will be served. Parents only please.
Wednesday, September 12 – St. Peter Colloquium (Boy’s Day) First Day of Classes – There IS STILL ROOM for more boys (ages 13 and up) to register. Interested in our outstanding program of “traditional Catholic and academic formation for in an atmosphere of authentic friendship and brotherhood” and want more information? Visit: http://allsaintscoop.com/index.php/second-day-for-young-men/
A sample look at the Wednesday schedule:
Prime Chant Practice (Optional) 8:00 am
Chanted Prime 8:30
1st Period – Understanding Scripture/Civics I 8:50
2nd Period – Understanding Scripture/Civics II 9:45
Roman History and Thought 11:05
Chanted Sext 12:00 pm
Mass (Confessions Available) 12:15
Sports for Young Men or Biology Lab 1:30—3:30
Friday, September 14 – First Day of Classes
Twin Cities Polish Festival Call for Volunteers
The Twin Cities Polish Festival (August 10, 11, &12) is a non-profit organization created to bring a world-class celebration of Polish culture and heritage to the Twin Cities. The festival can only happen with a crew of dedicated volunteers to help. Check out volunteer opportunities at TCPolishFestival.org. Dziekuje!
Choir Gathering – September 15
From the Director of Music: Our parish choir (Chorus Omnium Sanctorum) is hosting a conference/rehearsal/dinner social on Saturday, September 15th from 4:00 – 8:30 pm, beginning in the Parish Center Choir Room. More about our sacred music program.
This is not just for returning choir members, but also for new members and those who might be interested in joining the choir. It remains a great desire of mine to balance having high expectations and singing excellent repertoire with helping elevate less experienced singers through solid pedagogy and technique skills, all in a spirit of authentic, Christly joy and charity.
Please register by Saturday, September 8. To do so, or with any other questions that you might have about music in the context of the Liturgy, please contact me at email@example.com. – God bless you! – Mr. Jacob Flaherty
Father’s Day Remembrance Mass, June 17
All Masses on Sunday June 17th (Fathers Day) will be said for these intentions. If you would like for your intentions to be included in the Masses, Please fill out an envelope (located on bulletin stands) and return via collection basket before Sunday June 10th.
Pontifical Mass and Garden Party, Sunday June 24
The upcoming Pontifical Mass offered by the Most Reverend Athanasius Schneider, Bishop of Kazakhstan, will be followed by the Fifth Annual White-on-White Garden Party, celebrating the patronal feasts of Saints Peter and Paul, on Sunday, June 24, 2018. See Calendar for Details
Blessed Anna Guild Meeting, Sunday June 27
The women of the Blessed Anna Taigi’s Guild seek to deepen their interior life through prayer, sacrifice and penance, and the Works of Mercy. The Guild is open to all women of the parish and their friends. Sunday, June 27, 2018 at & pm in the Church. Learn More about the Guild
Street parking may be limited on 4th Street starting Mid May through Fall 2018. Parking is available in the Webster School parking lot on Sundays.
All Saints Coop
Registration is now open for the 2018 / 2019 School Year. Please visit allsaintscoop.com for more information.
Welcome Weekend | July 22
The Church of All Saints would like to invite newly registered parishioners and visitors to the Welcome Weekend to ask a priest question about the Traditional Latin Mass or other questions regarding our parish groups and volunteer opportunities. Just come by the “Welcome Table” during Coffee & Donuts (after Masses) in the Parish Center.
Silent Retreat for Men | September 28
A Silent Retreat for men, based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, will be directed by priests from the Miles Christi Religious Order on the weekend of September 28 to 30, 2018, at the Franciscan Retreat Center in Prior Lake. For more information and to register, please contact Karen Hastreiter at 651-451-1132 or firstname.lastname@example.org.