Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary is proud to be the home of a number of faith based groups. We have options for all ages. These parish groups offer members a chance to grow in faith, serve the community, and/or strengthen friendships with their fellow parishioners. What a wonderful way to further engage with your parish family!
55 Club for Seniors
The 55 Club is open for all parish members and friends who are 55 and older who enjoy getting together for monthly meals, socialization, games and activities. The 55 Club hosts monthly meals on the third Tuesday of the month from September – May at Blessed Sacrament Church (2119 Stillwater Ave, St. Paul, MN 55119). The cost is $13. Please watch our bulletin and weekly e-newsletter for information on upcoming gatherings and how to register.
Presentation’s Men’s Club organizes the yearly Mini Cad Dinner and other fundraiser events, as well as other parish activities throughout the year. For more information contact the Parish Office.
What is the mission of the Parish Council?
The mission of the Parish Pastoral Council of the Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary is to support the Pastor in his proper role and offer counsel on pastoral vision and ministry. The Parish Pastoral Council is also accountable to the parish community and to the Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis (Constitution and Bylaws of Presentation, Article II).
What is the purpose of the Parish Council?
The Parish Pastoral Council is a body that has an advisory and consultative role with the Pastor of the parish (1983 Code of Canon Law, c. 536). An active, well-formed Parish Pastoral Council is a key element for promoting the mission of the parish in various forms of service, outreach, and formation, and assisting the Pastor with his pastoral responsibilities.
While the Parish Pastoral Council does not have decision-making authority, consultation is at the heart of the decision making process for the administration and stewardship of the mission of the parish. Therefore, the Pastor, trustees, and Parish Pastoral Council must be oriented to sharing information, listening, contributing to the discussion, and promoting consensus among the council (Constitution and Bylaws of Presentation, Article III).
- Patti Adams (Chair)
- Nick Zitzer (Vice-Chair)
- Nick Davini (Secretary)
- Debbie Braun
- Joey Bertini
- Jim Heymans
- Franklin Igogo
- Yvonne Webb
- Fr. Peter Ly
- Michelle Luczak
To Apply as a Pastoral Council Candidate, click here.
To email the Parish Council with questions or concerns, please click here.
The Cub Scout Program is for youth from First Grade through Fifth. The program starts the summer after Kindergarten.
The Scout Troop #461 is for youth Sixth Grade and older and is sponsored by the Presentation of Mary Men’s Club. The Troop was initially chartered in 1956 and has been in continuous operation since then. Troop 461 is part of the Gateway District of the Northern Star Council.
The goal of Troop 461 is to help each Scout grow into a well-rounded member of our community. Our troop focuses on teaching lessons that will last a lifetime by providing a strong outdoor program and teaching the Scouts citizenship, strong leadership skills, and reverence for God.
For more information on either of the above programs, contact the Parish Office.
Girl Scouts is for youth ages 5 – 17. Presentation of Mary does not currently host an active troop, but you can visit the Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valley website to find a troop near you. Girl Scouts builds people of courage, confidence, and character to make the world a better place.
Women of Presentation Catholic Council of Women (CCW)
Who We Are and What We Do
Hello and welcome! We invite all women of the parish to join the Council of Catholic Women (CCW). Our group was formed in September 2015. Our mission is to provide a channel through which the women of Presentation of Mary can positively impact our parish and greater community. Central to our memberships activities are the integration of three key pillars – Service, Social, and Spiritual.
Our Good Works Have Included
Funding parish and community needs by creating and selling The Church Ladies aprons
Hosting speakers and parish social events (e.g. Soup Supper, Brunch and Learn, Holiday Boutique)
Donating time and food to The Sandwich Project
Hosting the annual Ice Cream Social after the school’s Spring Concert
Coordinating Christmas giving projects and community service events
- Phyllis Haag, President
- Becky Giannini, Vice President
- Sheila Blanda, Secretary
- Kathryn Hagedorn, Treasurer
- Anne Carlson
- Chris Jacobson
- Mary Gibson
- Judi Kivel
- Joanne Cunnien
- Carrie Hansen
CCW meets the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm in the Modesta Room in Parish Center.
Monthly meetings include:
Event planning; Guest speakers; Conversation in support of our key pillars; Community building (e.g. crafts, potlucks, games)
Up coming Events
Members may participate in monthly meetings and CCW hosted events as their interest and time permits.
How Do I Join CCW?
If you would like to join or have questions or need additional information about any aspect of CCW you may reach out to one of our officers, commission chairs, or send an email to: [email protected]