Circles of Claddagh

A Ministry of St. Patrick

Circles of Claddagh

The Circles of Claddagh provide an opportunity for women to get to know others living in their community by attending regular meetings and activities. Each Circle participates in fundraisers and church-wide social functions each year.

We invite you to participate in or volunteer for any of the Circles projects or events: 2017 Calendar of Events.

Annual Women’s Event: Saturday, October 14th





View the Circles of Claddagh Board Meeting Minutes for additional information on our activities and projects:

March 20, 2017

May 22, 2017 

January 23, 2017


Circles of Claddagh yearly Scholarship Applications available each May. Final entry dates will be announced each year in the bulletin.

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 event.

Join a Circle!

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 to join a circle.

Recurring Schedule:

  • 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 Church

Manual & Bylaws: 2013 Circles of Claddagh Manual and Bylaws_Revised 01.30.16


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.


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  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.

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Ministry Stats

Ministry Leader: Pat Hegenbarth
Staff Contact: Circles of Claddagh
Schedule: Once a month

Age Groups: Adults, Seniors
Ministry Category: Social

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