And he gave some as apostles, others as prophets, others as evangelists,
others as pastors and teachers, to equip the holy ones for the work of ministry,
for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of faith
and knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the extent of the full stature of Christ
~ Ephesians 4:11-13
September 16 – April 6
| Mondays 7:00 – 8:30 pm – Opening Your Heart: The Starting Point
| Mondays 9:00 – 10:30 am – Touching the Divine: A Study on the Gospel of John
| Mondays 7:00 – 8:30 pm – Touching the Divine: A Study on the Gospel of John
Do you desire to grow in your Catholic faith? Do you seek connection with other women in our parish community? Are you searching for something more in your life? We invite you to consider joining Walking with Purpose at St. Patrick Church. Walking with Purpose is a women’s Catholic Bible study that aims to bring women to a closer relationship with Christ. Personal study and small group discussions at WWP each week link our everyday challenges with the solutions given to us through the teachings of Christ and the Catholic Church. If a weekly commitment seems like too much, check out our calendar and join us once a month for our large group gatherings.
7:00 PM | Marriage, Transformed by Grace
9:00 AM or 7:00 PM | Jesus, the King
Marriage – Transformed by Grace
Did you enter your marriage with expectations? While some things are the way we hoped, there may be areas of disappointment or sources of deep dissatisfaction and pain. So where should we turn with those unmet expectations? We turn to Christ. Nothing is hidden from his sight. Please join us for a taste of Walking with Purpose as we discuss how God has our best interests at heart and be ready to watch your marriage be transformed by His grace.
Jesus the King
Spiritual abandonment doesn’t come naturally to most women. It’s hard to let go of controlling things and instead offer Christ everything. Please join us for a talk that introduces us to Mary, a woman who held nothing from Jesus. We’ll learn practical steps from her to grow in this area of our spiritual lives.
7:00 PM | Children, Reaching Your Child’s Heart
9:00 AM or 7:00 PM | Jesus, the Intercessor
7:00 PM | Outside Activities, Set the World on Fire
9:00 AM or 7:00 PM | Jesus, Our Restorer
Due to personal schedules with leadership, Ladies of Grace is being suspended for the winter and spring.
Still looking for community retreats and events, these will continue to be posted on their Facebook Group page. See link below.
Ladies of Grace has been going strong for 6 years ministering to the women of Saint Patrick Parish. We are a study and reflection group based off the Bible readings for the assigned weekends of the liturgical year in the Catholic church. Our main focuses are socializing with other women of faith, prayer, reflection and study of the Bible. Our groups goal is to bring other women of faith together, to live out our lives as God calls us to, while deepening our relationship with Him and those around us. All ladies are welcome. Invite a friend to join us!
Suspended until further notice.
Fridays | Currently on Winter Break
Winter/Spring Sessions | January 24 – April 24 (Off for Spring Break March 27)
6:00 am in the Knights of Columbus Room
The Fight of Faith equips and enables men to engage in the cosmic, spiritual battle raging in our day. Biblical identities will emerge to inspire heroic lives of service to a calling greater than ourselves. Contemplate the mysterious Will of God and discover a Kingdom “not of this world.” Embrace our true identity as sons of the Father while experiencing the intimacy and secrets of a deep and personal friendship with Christ. Uncover the ultimate truth that sheds light on all things: God’s own identity. Fight the good fight of faith to win an imperishable crown of glory.
6:00 am – Light breakfast and socializing
6:15 am – Program begins
6:45 am – Small group discussion
7:15 am – Conclusion
“TMIY exposes many of the problems in our culture and addresses them with honesty and insight. Many men have changed their lives. I have never seen such a profound response.”
“That Man is You! does a tremendous job of forming men in their Catholic faith and reshaping their hearts to be disciples of Jesus Christ – in other words, setting men on fire with the courage and zeal that come from being sons of God. I highly recommend this program. It’s a great gift to the Church.”
-Archbishop Charles Chaput
“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.”
Are you between the ages of 18 and 30 and are looking for a faith filled group to hang out with and grow in fellowship and faith. Look no further, we are Minnesconsin and we would love to meet you. The Minnesconsin Young Adult Group is a partnership group between Saint Patrick Parish & St Michael & Mary in Stillwater. Our mission is to facilitate events that will create fruitful Catholic relationships and help those in the group to grow in their faith and in turn give back to our greater communities. Every month we have two events, one social and one faith based, where you can join a group of young adults as we seek to grow in our faith! Follow us on Facebook or email H Dorian to get on the email list. Poco a Poco, little by little, the Minnesconsin community will grow into a family of believers that will set a fire in the soul of the St. Croix River Valley.
Praise and Worship Night
January 16 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Maternity of Mary | St. Paul, MN
Join us for a night of Praise & Worship. The Blessed Sacrament will be available for Adoration during this time. There will be socializing and appetizers available after our time of prayer.
Email Antoinette to carpool
January 26 | 12:00 – 6:00 pm
Badlands SnoPark | Hudson, WI
Yup, it’s winter out which means it’s time for a bit of winter fun! Let’s hit the slopes. Dress warm and bring your friends with you!
Come the whole time or meet us there!
Drinkin’ & Thinkin’
Join us every THIRD Thursday from 7:07 – 9:06 PM at Paddy Ryan’s Irish Pub in Hudson, WI for a monthly faith centered conversation over drinks! Starting in February!
Saint Patrick Church | Hudson, WI
Time and Location TBD
March 4 | 6:30 pm
Saint Patrick Church | Hudson, WI
Tuesdays | 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Fall – Spring
Kozy Korner in North Hudson
Books on Tap is a faith based book club in which the group reads and discusses faith based books at a local pub over beer, wine, or non-alcoholic beverages. Depending on the length of the book, the group meets from 4 – 7 weeks discussing each book. Each week’s reading is typically around 40 pages, so nothing too overwhelming in one week. The meetings are very casual; come when you can, read what you have time to. Interested in joining, email Roger at the below email address to get on the mailing list for the current book, pages to read, and questions to ponder. All are welcome!
The current book is Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
The first discussion for this book started on January 14, 2020.
C. S. Lewis is among the most popular Christian authors and this book is one of his best. When I first read it, about ten years ago, it was a big factor in my decision to admit to myself that I was a Christian and to find a church. Here is an Amazon review that describes the book very well:
“C.S. Lewis builds Christian doctrine from the ground up, for both believers and non-believers alike. He does not assume that a reader already knows x or believes y. He expertly (and extensively) uses metaphor to help mere humans understand the incomprehensible facts about God.
For the non-believer, it is a great opportunity to get a bare-bones explanation of everything Christians believe. For the believer, it is a great help in understanding why you believe what you believe. Many Christians, without really realizing it, believe things without knowing why. Lewis’s explanation of Christian doctrine from the ground up helps the Christian fill in the blank parts of their theological understanding.
There is not one single day in which an idea from this book doesn’t pass through my mind, and I use logic from the book on a regular basis to explain what I believe and why. I would highly recommend this book.”
The Gospel of Matthew
Thursdays | 9:15 – 11:15 am
January 9 – March 26
The Story of How Christ Established His Kingdom by Jeff Cavins and Sarah Christmyer
The Matthew: The King and His Kingdom study program shows how Jesus fulfills God’s promises to Israel and establishes his kingdom on earth. Through references to the Old Testament promises of God to his people and the messages God sent them through the prophets, the Matthew Bible study program provides the key to understanding the rest of the New Testament and Christ as the fulfillment of God’s plan.
Matthew portrays Jesus as the true King who fulfills the Law the people of Israel have failed to keep and who introduces the new law that will accompany the New Covenant. In this 24-part study of the Gospel of Matthew, presenter Jeff Cavins explains how Jesus is challenging and empowering us to a new level of holiness and shows how we must be thoroughly immersed in the kingdom of heaven on earth, the Church, to live it.
The 24-week program includes study guides, small discussion group and a video lecture by Jeff Cavins, a Catholic Scripture scholar
Welcome to Family Faith Formation, now called Family Discipleship. This program is in its second year and growing!
Helping Build Faithful Families | Our Family Catechesis program is unique in that it helps parents grow in their own faith while they guide their children in core faith formation. This flexible and engaging program nurtures faith and helps build community.
How It Works | Finding God Family Catechesis combines parish-based group meetings and grade-specific instruction by trained catechists with at-home sessions guided by parents.
Who it’s For | This program is for families with children in Kindergarten through 8th grade who need a flexible program to fit their schedules. The program combines parish-based group meetings with at-home sessions guided by parents. The group sessions will take place on the first Sunday of each month 9:30 – 10:30, between the morning masses, giving you the opportunity to attend Mass as a family. We will meet in the music room in the lower level of the church.
February 2 | Sacraments, Our Way of Life
March 1 | Lent, Holy Week, Easter
April 5 | Morality, Our Lived Faith
When we come together as a group, there will be a presentation, discussion, videos, activities, and a breakout session for elementary students. During the group session, we will introduce the theme for the month. For the remainder of the month, parents carry forward the unit content at home during individually paced lessons that suit the needs of their families’ schedules. We will provide books, handouts, and online resources for use at home.