12100 Pioneer Trail
Eden Prairie, MN 55347
PARISH OFFICE HOURS:
Monday - 8:00am-4:30pm
Tuesday - 8:00am-4:30pm
Wednesday - 8:00am-4:30pm
Thursday - 8:00am-4:30pm
Friday - 8:00am-12:00pm
Saturday - 8:00am-12:30pm
Sunday - Closed
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LITURGICAL MINISTER SCHEDULE
Join us for Mass on Thanksgiving Day at 9:00am in the sanctuary. Please note there is no Mass on Friday, November twenty-fourth and the building and parish office will be closed for the day. Also note the nursery will be closed for the entire holiday weekend.
Monthly on the fourth Tuesday of each month,
We will be using the book Making Sense of the Bible by Adam Hamilton, best selling author of 22 books. This book is an approachable, enjoyable read that looks at difficult questions of our faith and explores difficult questions in some content of the Bible. It provides an introduction and overview of the Bible from the Old Testament through the end of the New Testament. $25 fee includes book, materials, and light meals. Financial scholarships are available. This study is facilitated by Lynn Schelitzche, Director of Faith Formation. For questions, contact Lynn at LSchelitzche@paxchristi.com.
CLICK HERE to view informational flyer.
Wednesday, November 29, 9:30–11:30am, Room 212
Detective Carter Staaf will speak to us on the issue of Human Trafficking.
Moms ROCK welcomes all parents, parents-to-be, and anyone else interested in joining us. Gatherings, which are held every other Wednesday from 9:30-11:30am in the Mahatma Gandhi Room, #212. Each gathering includes brunch and relaxing social time followed by uninterrupted time to focus on the day’s guest speaker. Whether you can come to one or all of the gatherings, you are certain to leave with a feeling that you are part of something wonderful!
The cost to attend each speaker is $10 per meeting, which includes childcare for those that have preregistered. Those who choose to register and prepay for the whole year of 17 sessions will pay a non-refundable $140. Scholarships are available.
Additional Moms ROCK details and registration information available at www.paxchrisi.com/momsrock
First Friday of each month beginning with Mass at 8:30am
Come and join other parishioners for Mass in the chapel at 8:30am, followed by a social with coffee and pastries. The event is sponsored by the Pax Christi Boomers and Beyond. The event is sponsored by the Pax Christi Boomers and Beyond Senior Ministry. All are welcome! After fellowship, please stay for a bit and join us as we plan upcoming Boomers and Beyond events. New ideas are welcome!
Friday, December 1, 6:00–9:30pm, dinner location TBD
9-12th graders are invited to join the Wayfinders (Pax Christi's high school service group) for an evening of meal-packing at Feed My Starving Children in Chanhassen! We will gather for dinner at 6pm (location TBD) before heading to FMSC for our 8:00–9:30pm packing shift. Earn service hours if you need them, and spend some time gathered in community with other youth from Pax Christi! Space is limited and online registration is required at link above. Bring money for dinner and a donation to FMSC.
TWELFTH ANNUAL HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE AND BAKE SALE
Saturday, December 2, 9:00am–3:00pm
Start your holidays in style at our annual boutique and bake sale! This shopping extravaganza is for the whole family. It will feature a variety of handcrafted items from over 50 quality crafters and artisans, a bake sale, and luncheon. Come and shop for the perfect holiday gift for everyone on your list. This event is free, and there is plenty of parking available. Don't miss out on this annual holiday tradition!
SHARING YOUR GIFTS: AN INDOOR LABYRINTH WALK
Tuesday, December 5, 6:30–8:30pm
Has anyone ever said to you “You are amazing! You’re so good at that!” and caught you by surprise? After all, you were just doing what comes naturally. In this season of giving, why not share a part of you! Sometimes we’re not convinced that what we have is enough. It is. Walking the labyrinth puts us in touch with our deepest self. It’s a place of meditation offering space and time to reflect on who we are and what we have to offer. Join us for a brief workshop and indoor candlelit labyrinth walk. An introduction to the labyrinth will be available for those new to the labyrinth. Contact Carrie Chevalier Mosher at Carrie@cycleofwholeness.com to register.
Holy Day Mass, Friday, December 8, 8:30am
The Church acknowledges Mary as the ultimate example of faithfulness and discipleship. She is God’s handmaid, a model of faith for all Christians to follow.
Saturday, December 9 at the 5:00pm Mass
All are invited to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe at our second annual Pax Christi celebration during the 5:00pm Mass on Saturday, December 9. The Blessed Mother, in the form of a mestiza young woman, appeared four times in December, 1531, to St. Juan Diego, a poor indigenous Mexican, on Tepeyac Hill above Mexico City. She identified herself as the mother of God and asked that a shrine be built for her. Her image miraculously appeared on St. Juan Diego’s tilma, or cloak. After 486 years, this very image is framed and still hangs in Our Lady of Guadalupe’s basilica in Mexico City, and the basilica is the most visited Catholic pilgrimage site in the world. In 1945, Pope Pius XII declared Our Lady of Guadalupe the Queen of Mexico and Patroness of the Americas. In 2016, Juan Diego was named a saint by Pope Francis. Millions from all over the Americas come to pay tribute to her — especially around the time of her December 12 feast day.
After the Saturday 5:00pm Mass, Pax Christi’s Latino community will serve a home-cooked Mexican meal. The fiesta will include mariachis, a piñata, and artwork honoring Our Lady. Mexican sweet breads will also be served following the 9:00am and 11:00am Masses on Sunday, December 10.
All are Welcome/¡bienvenidos a todos!
Sunday, December 10, 2:00–4:00pm, Dietrich Bonhoeffer Room 111
Come join the fun and brighten the day for our senior friends and neighbors. Faith Formation and Care and Support Ministries are joining together to go Christmas caroling and distribute handmade cards at local senior care centers. Singing on-key is optional! Songbooks provided. ALL ages are welcome. You provide your own transportation for this event but all care centers are close by and you will be grouped with other joyful singers. Creative holiday attire is encouraged! Meet at 2:00pm in Room 111 (park in the lower level parking lot by door 6). We’ll return to Pax Christi for hot chocolate, cookie decorating, and an opportunity for a family photo. It’s important to RSVP online by December 6 so we can plan for an adequate number of care centers to visit. Questions? Contact Jean Thoresen, 952-405-7211, or email@example.com, or Renee Dignan, 952-405-7212, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Second and Fourth Thursday of each month
9:00am in prayer space/Room 221
Centering Prayer is the practice of silencing mind and body. This method of quieting our minds and bodies allows us to be aware and receptive to God's presence. It is not meant to replace other forms of prayer. Rather, it adds depth to all prayer. It is simply resting in God beyond thoughts, words, and emotions.
Saturday, December 16, 11:15am–2:30pm
REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT REQUIRED:
As we remember the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ, the Boomers and Beyond cordially invite you to our Christmas Celebration for members and guests. There will be entertainment by the NOTEable Singers, a women’s show choir based in Bloomington, Minnesota and a traditional meal of ham and all the fixings. As a bonus, there will be a drawing for door prizes after the entertainment. You must be present to win. The fun will end around 2:30. The NOTEables have been entertaining audiences with song and dance since 1974. With their wide range of repertoire and energetic choreography, they are sure to delight any audience.
Check-in starts at 11:15am with lunch in the Hall of Martyrs at 11:45am. Registration of $15.00 for Boomers and Non-Boomers must be received by December 6.
Register online with a credit card or drop off payment with Maria Miller in the parish office by December 6.
Children's Christmas Story at 1:45pm; Mass at 2:00pm
Each year, Pax Christi’s young people take the lead in being ministers of the Word and music for a special Children’s Christmas Eve Mass. This is one of our most treasured traditions here at Pax Christi. Our Children’s Christmas Eve celebration begins with 3rd and 4th grade youth telling the story of Christmas in word and song at 1:45pm. Mass begins at 2:00pm.
Third and fourth-grade students are invited to participate in telling the Christmas Story in word and song as prelude to this Christmas Eve Mass.
The Pax Christi Children’s Choir, whose members are 2nd through 6th graders, will support the music for this special Children’s Christmas Mass. Anyone wishing to join the Children’s Choir is invited to get connected now (see page one for more information), as this is a great way to get to know the choir and have a special role in our community Christmas celebrations.
Rehearsal for all is Saturday, December 23, 9:00am–12:00noon
Participants and their parents will be required to attend the one and only dress rehearsal. In order to successfully create this special liturgy, parent volunteers are needed. Registration is required no later than December 9. Register online at link above or contact Joan Howe-Pullis, 952-405-7247. Questions? Contact the Parish Office, 952-941-3150.
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