Holy Name of Jesus recently communicated the decision to change content providers from MOPS to Behold. For reasons beyond HNOJ's control, the Behold content will no longer be available, so we will remain a MOPS group, effective immediately. Our sincere apologies at the shifts in communication.

Mopshnoj MOPS, or Mothers of Preschoolers, is a grassroots movement that believes moms are world influencers. MOPS also believes that incubating hearts and giving just-because-hugs can change the course of history. If you are a mom of a newborn through kindergarten-aged child and desire to make the world a better place, consider joining MOPS at HNOJ.

MOPS meets September through May.  There are two meeting options to choose from:

1st & 3rd Thursday from 9:15 -11:15 a.m.

1st & 3rd Friday from 9:15-11:15 a.m.

The cost is $100; which includes the MOPS International Membership and meeting costs, such as childcare, craft supplies, and speaker fees. When you register, MOPS  International will send you a welcome kit.

Register for the fall 2018 session today! Register here or email with questions. Any mom (pregnant through kindergarten age) is welcome to join us!  Please contact Chris Kostelc at or 763-745-3489 for more information.


MOMSnext is a group experience that is designed to encourage, equip and develop mothers of school-age children, providing a community of hope and friendship that grows them as they mother. By building a safe and accepting community, MOMSnext seeks to deepen mothers toward finding and sharing the renewing hope of Jesus. MOMSnext is a new ministry arm of MOPS, Mothers of Preschoolers, extending the current mission statement to serve more mothers as their children grow.

MOMSnext will be starting at Holy Name of Jesus in fall 2018. The meetings will be held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, with a couple of scheduled adjustments, from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. The cost is $75 for the year, and limited childcare spaces are available for younger siblings not in school for a small fee. The only requirement is that your oldest child be in 1st grade or older starting fall 2018. Register here. Mothers with preschoolers are encouraged to check out MOPS at HNOJ!

There is an evening group for moms of young children that meets the last Thursday evening of the month.  This group has a different format, is not a charter of MOPS, and is free.  Email Chris Kostelc for more information.

Please contact Chris Kostelc at or 763-745-3489 for more information.