Mark your calendar for our next SJA Happy Hour on Tuesday, September 10, from 4:30 to 6:30 at Jensen's, 3840 Rahn Rd, Eagan (55122), with Maureen Cannon and Jim and Peg Weyrens hosting. Happy hours are a fun time for socializing among SJA folks and a great opportunity to meet with other parishioners. We look forward to seeing you there.
So you had better order your tickets now. You don't want to miss 45 of the Twin Cities most popular musicians celebrating 25 years of Cabaret Music & Memories on the evenings of Friday, October 4 and Saturday, October 5. Then on Sunday afternoon, October 6, Tommy Barbarella and vocalist Julius Collins will combine their talents to perform “Love 2 the 9s”, a show that explores the genius of Prince’s music. All the shows will be in the St. Joan of Arc gym.
Each month, on the second Tuesday at 7:30am, the Interfaith Coalition on Immigration hosts a vigil at the Whipple Federal Building, where detained immigrants are brought to trial. From here, many are taken in white, windowless vans directly to the airport to be deported. On August 13, members of St. Joan of Arc led the vigil of prayer, music and meditation, in solidarity with those whom God has called us to love fiercely - "the widow, the orphan and the alien." An estimated 200 people were in attendance for this witness.
Save the Dates: Sept. 24. Oct. 1 & 15, Nov. 12 & 26. Scripture Matters - God's Word Is Alive. In this study of Genesis, you are encouraged to listen to the Bible, to your own questions and responses, and to the honest sharing of the other group members. Please join us, 1 - 3pm, in the Arc. RSVP by Sept. 1 HERE or to the Parish Center. Cost $6.99. Maximum 20 participants.
SJA Antiracism Ministry wants you to learn more about the history of racism in our SJA neighborhood, and the history of the movement for racial justice that has been a constant and faith-filled presence.
Border Connections: An Immersion in MN Immigrant Communities
The crisis in immigrant communities is not confined to the border. Undocumented families in the Twin Cities live in great fear of detention and deportation. The hatred aimed at black and brown immigrants is horrifying and is increasing.