Circles of Claddagh is a women's ministry group designed to allow women of the community at Saint Patrick's Church an opportunity to grow in their faith, foster friendships, and serve the church and community.
Circles of Claddagh Annual Women’s Event
INVITATION: All women, teens and guests are encouraged to attend the Circles of Claddagh Annual Women’s Event on Saturday 1/24 from 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM. Enjoy a FREE Breakfast with women of the parish and learn about the Circles of Claddagh, sponsors of this event.
Enjoy a presentation of How Grace Healed My Shame by Oak Grove author Judy Liautaud. Judy contributes her healing of shame to an act of grace that prompted her to write her memoir: Sunlight on My Shadow: A Birth Mother’s Journey from Secrecy to Renewal. Half of the proceeds of her autographed book purchased at St. Patrick’s will be donated to the Circles.
HER STORY: In 1966, Judy is 16 and pregnant. Sent from her Catholic school to a home for unwed mothers, she carried guilt for her actions until decades later, when she seeks out the daughter she once gave up. She was thus able to forgive herself for her actions and realized she had done a great thing, she had given birth to a beautiful child.
As a result telling her story, Judy was released from a debilitating shame that kept her from living her best life. Well known authors of books that speak on shame will be quoted and referenced to add understanding to the effects shame has on the human spirit and what can be done to promote healing.
Judy serves on the Adoption Option Council, which visits local high schools and speaks to students about adoption as an option for unintended pregnancies.
EVENT FYI: Registration is requested for every woman attending including volunteers and guests. No charge. We just need to know how much food to prepare.
IF YOU AND YOUR GUESTS HAVE ALREADY REGISTERED IN THE GATHERING SPACE, THERE IS NO NEED TO REGISTER ONLINE.
Please consider donating personal care items (shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, lotion etc.) when attending this FREE event. Circles will donate these to charity in keeping with the spirit of service to those in need.
ONLINE REGISTRATION: Learn more details about our speaker and register online.
PLEASE USE OFFICE ENTRANCE: Kennedy Hall should be entered via the door closest to Nightingale Street. There is a visitation and funeral in the morning and the Church entrance doors will be used for those attending the funeral.
2014 Calendar of Events.
See how you can participate in or volunteer for any of the Circles projects or events.
Circles projects and events include a Used Book Sale, Soup Supper, Homily Bags, Birthday Cakes for Anoka County Treatment Center residents, School Supplies Collection, a Bake Sale, Scholarship Committee, Lap Quilts for nursing homes, Prayer Shawls, Feed My Starving Children, Spring Retreat, Easter Egg Hunt, Bassinets for Birthright, Mother Day Corsages, Garage Sale with Boutique and Bake Sale, CountryFest Craft Booth & Farmers Market, an All Circles Social, Blanket Drive, Cookie Stroll, Giving Tree, and the St. Nicholas Breakfast and Marktplatz.
Proceeds from these events allow the Circles of Claddagh to donate funds to parish activities and causes as well as other organizations in the community. Proposals and reviews for requests for funds are handled by the Advisory Board. The Circles have donated to the Funeral Fund, Sharing & Caring Hands, Life Matters, the Music Ministry of St. Patrick's, Seminarian support and our St. Patrick's Youth Group. We have also assisted in purchasing liturgical and other church supplies, contributed to the cost of special renovation and repair projects around the church, and helped out with some of the operational costs of the church.
Circles of Claddagh kicks off the New Year with an All Circles Women's Event in January that is open to all women of the parish. It begins with breakfast, and overview of each Circle's events, and the installation of new officers, and concludes with a featured speaker or entertainer. This yearly event is an excellent opportunity for anyone in the parish who might be interested in becoming a member of this terrific ministry to learn more about the Circles of Claddagh.
Contact Us: Please contact the parish office at 763.753.2011 or email the Advisory Board Chair at email@example.com to join a Circle, participate in an event or request information.
Circles of Claddagh is comprised of four individual Circles representing the general geographic areas where our members reside, but participants are welcome to join whichever Circle best meets their own needs and schedule for location, meeting day, or time. Circle meetings are held once a month. An Advisory Board with representatives from each circle also meets five times a year. Please contact the parish office at 763.753.2011 or email the Advisory Board Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org to join a circle.
- Advisory Board meets five times per year
- Individual Circles meet monthly
- St. Angela - meets 7:00 PM on the second Wednesday of the month in homes of members
- St. Bridget - meets 7:00 PM on the third Monday of the month at St. Patrick's Church
- Women of the Celtic Cross- meets 6:30 PM on the third Tuesday of the month in homes of members
- Mother Teresa - meets 9:00 AM on the fourth Wednesday of the month at St. Patrick's Church
With faith and fellowship, we follow the traditions of parish women before us.
In their footsteps, we continue to honor the commitment to women, family and community.
Through our efforts, we will forge the bonds of love, friendship and loyalty,
while strengthening our relationship with God.
2014 Approved Minutes
2013 Approved Minutes
- Pregnancy Resource Center of Cambridge
- DC March for Life Pilgrimage
- Formation Donation Request
- Facility Manager
2012 Approved Minutes
Minutes are posted to the website after they have been approved at each subsequent meeting.
2011 Approved Minutes
Throughout the year the Circles of Claddagh Advisory Board prayerfully considers donating to Saint Patrick's Church projects, activities and groups. We also donate to organizations which support the community. A donation request form must be submitted to help the board make these informed decisions.
Please do a Save As of the donation request form. Remove the examples noted. Fill in the form and submit to email@example.com. We recommend submitting request at least two business days prior to a Circles of Claddagh Advisory Board meeting.
Requests will be discussed at the next scheduled Advisory Board meeting. Dates are posted on the Circles of Claddagh calendar of events.
PARISH DONATION REQUEST FORM for parish projects, activities and groups.
COMMUNITY DONATION REQUEST FORM for external organizations.