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Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels

We are looking to expand our group of volunteers for this important outreach ministry.  Risen Savior participates in this program on the 4th Tuesday of every month.  The time commitment is approximately 1 1/2 hours, from 10:30 a.m. to Noon. Ideally, we send out 4 teams of two volunteers, delivering 6-8 meals each.  

Contact Grace Koleczek for more information, or simply fill out the online form below.

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Prison Ministry

Prison Ministry

Twin Cities Prison Ministry

MISSION: We strive to provide an active and meaningful Catholic presence to those affected by imprisonment.  “I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.” Matthew 25:36

Icon used with permission from the Orthodox Prison Ministry

Icon used with the permission of "Within & Beyond the Prison Bars," a Re-Entry Christian Orthodox Prison Ministry

Click here to download a Twin Cities Prison Ministry brochure.

 Twin Cities Prison Ministry - Overview of Prison Ministry Opportunities

Saturday September 7, 2019 from 9am - 1pm

Event is free - Lunch provided (free will offering)

Hear the importance of Prison Ministry and discover how you can be involved as you answer Jesus’ call: "I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me" Matthew 25:36

Those currently involved in prison ministry will provide information about opportunities both inside and outside prison walls

All are welcome. Registration requested, but not required.

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You are invited to attend a monthly meeting of “Families of the Incarcerated Support and Hope” (FISH) group on the 2nd Thursday of every month at St Joseph Church, Room 115, Rosemount.  This sacred space was created for those experiencing life and the difficulties encountered from having a family member incarcerated to share and support one another’s struggles and successes. 

We begin with a meal and community at 6pm and end at 8:30pm.  The program is under the Spiritual Direction of Julie Lebeis, Program Director and Marjie Menard, Youth Director and Early Childhood Teacher.  For more information, please contact;;  Fay Connors 952-250-7613. 


ABOUT REC: Residents Encounter Christ (REC) is a two-day retreat based on the Paschal Mystery, the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Participants experience the message of Christ through
participation in music, discussions, talks, prayer, Scripture,
liturgy and celebration.

Each of the three parts of the retreat has a central theme,

  • "Die Day" centers on the death of Jesus Christ.

  • “Rise Day” is a joyous celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

  • “Go Day” explores the continuous call to spread the Good News.

PARTICIPATION: Retreat Team positions are open to adults (21 or older) who have participated in TEC, Koininia, or Cursillo. Individuals who participated in REC while incarcerated are also invited to apply. The team is predominantly staffed by Catholics, howevernon-Catholics are warmly welcomed.

Click here to access the R.E.C. program page, or contact Grace Koleczek.


Angel Tree Project: Advent 2018

Click here to visit the national Angel Tree website.


Click HERE to download the Gift Provider Instructions.

For 2.7 million children in the U.S., that story may be filled with the abandonment, loneliness, and shame that come from having a mom or dad in prison. For many, it may also include following their parents down the same destructive road to incarceration. Angel Tree®, a program of Prison Fellowship, reaches out to the children of prisoners and their families with the love of Christ. This unique program gives you an opportunity to share God's love by helping to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the families of prisoners. 

Risen Savior has committed to providing gifts to 20 children of incarcerated individuals.  We will receive input from the insiders as to what type of gift their son or daughter would like.  We are now recruiting look volunteers for the following minsitries:

  • Call the caretakers of the children in advance of the project, to ensure we have the correct address and that we purchase an appropriate gift. A script that includes all of the questions to ask and information needed to be collected will be provided.

  • Gift Donations (approximately $20-25). Ideally, we will collect at least two gifts per child served by our parish. We ask that the gift be returned to the parish, wrapped, by December 10th.

  • Gift Delivery. All of the children served by our parish are currently residing in the Burnsville/Apple Valley area. Some of the children are siblings and live at the same residence. Volunteers may choose to deliver to one home or to multiple homes. Volunteers will contact the families before delivering the gifts, which will take place between December 11-20.

Registration as an Angel Tree Volunteer is easy!  Simply fill out the volunteer form directly below and we will contact you.

Name *
Phone *
Volunteer Minsitry *
Please select the ministry or ministries you are interested in volunteering for. You will be contacted about your inquiry as soon as possible to confirm your volunteer spot, as well as share additonal information with you.


Please fill out the form below and specify if you would like to get connected with other Prison Ministry volunteers in our parish, and/or if you have a question regarding this outreach effort. We will respond as quickly as possible. Thanks!

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Matrix Emergency Shelter in Dakota County

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Thank you to everyone supported the shelter last winter. Because of the dedication of volunteers, Matrix was able able to feed and shelter 229 people who were experiencing homelessness in Dakota County!

The shelter is set to open again on November 1st and the volunteer sign-up pages are now open!

If you were a shelter aid last year, you do NOT need to complete the training agin. If you are interested in becoming a shelter aid, Risen Savior will be hosting a training on Monday, February 11th, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Copy the link below and paste in the web browser to register:


Risen Savior Group Volunteer Opportunity:

Dinner Teams for Matrix Emergency Housing Guests

We are currently forming groups of 8-10 people from Risen Savior who are willing to plan, purchase, prepare, and serve a meal for up to 60 people on the following dates:

Thursday, February 28, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Burnsville (ALL VOLUNTEER SPOTS FILLED)

Thursday, March 14, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Burnsville (ALL VOLUNTEER SPOTS FILLED)

Thursday, March 28, at Easter By The Lake in Eagan (ALL VOLUNTEER SPOTS FILLED)

Meals will be served at 7:00 p.m. for about an hour, followed by a clean-up the dining area.  To get involved and/or learn more, fill out the online form below and/or contact Scott Brazil.

Name *
Volunteer to Join a Risen Savior Dinner Team
Please check the date(s) that you would like to help out. We will follow-up with you to confirm we received your request as soon as we receive it and have added your name to the roster.

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