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Vespers at Lourdes w/Julie Craven

February 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Please join us for Vespers at Lourdes on Thursday, February 14!


Young adults are invited to an evening of prayer, fellowship, and formation with Our Lady of Lourdes‘s own Julie Craven.


Confessions will be available in the church beginning at 7 p.m. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and solemn vespers will begin at 7:30, followed by silent Adoration.

Then, the program moves downstairs at 8:15 where drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served in advance of the presentation by Julie Craven at 8:30. The formal program will end by 9 p.m.



(7:00 pm – Confessions available in the church)

7:30 pm – Exposition, chanted evening prayer, and silent adoration

8:10 pm – Benediction

8:15 pm – Drinks and hors d’oeuvres available downstairs

8:30 pm – Presentation by Julie Craven

9:00 pm – Formal conclusion


Julie Craven spent her career in marketing and communications roles — in both media and in the food industry — serving as spokesperson and Vice President of Communications at Hormel Foods prior to her undertaking her current role as Director of Communications at Our Lady Of Lourdes.

Julie will bring her unique perspective on being open to God’s grace in family life, the corporate world, and wherever God guides you.

Julie has played a leading role in the parish’s Restorative Justice efforts. Click here for an MPR interview where she discusses the Church’s role in reaching out to victim survivors of clergy abuse and being proactive in the healing process.


Business casual dress is kindly requested. Attendees should be aged 21-35 years. Attendance is free of charge, but a $5 donation is encouraged to help offset our costs and ensure future events.


Mark your calendars for the entire Spring 2019 session:

  • February 14
  • March 14
  • April 11
  • May 9


Two hours of free underground parking is available.


Vespers at Lourdes


Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
1 Lourdes Place
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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