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
Walking with Purpose
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 this fall 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.
Monday, November 25
Ladies of Grace
Saturday, November 9 | Retreat Day for all Women in Woodbury MN (no regular gathering)
On Saturday we will be going on a retreat for Apostolate prayer groups (and guests) for priests and bishops in Woodbury at Saint Ambrose Church. No Ladies of Grace this Saturday, please join us for this free retreat. This retreat is for all women, you can sign up even if you are not in an apostolate.
Sign up by using this link – Click Here
Saturday, December 7 | Advent Retreat
The Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women has a tradition of coming together on a Saturday in Advent for a time of retreat and reflection. This year our Advent retreat is on Saturday, December 7th at St. Patrick, Edina. The day begins at 8:30 a.m. with prayer and continental breakfast. The speaker for the day is Father James McConville. Concluding Mass will be at noon. It is also a chance to do some Christmas shopping as we will have a number of vendors available that day!
Cost | $20 Before 11/26 and $25 thereafter
Sign up by using this link – Click Here
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.
2019-2020 Dates | Saturdays
November 9 – Retreat at Saint Ambrose in Woodbury
December 7 – Advent Retreat @ Saint Patrick Church | Edina, MN
All ladies are welcome. Invite a friend to join us!
That Man is You
Fridays | September 6 – December 6 (no session November 29)
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.
Books on Tap
Tuesdays | 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Fall – Spring
Kozy Korner in North Hudson | Location Change
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 The Power and the Glory by Graham Green
The first discussion for this book will be on November 5th.
When I search for Catholic novel authors, Graham Greene always turns up near the top of the list, and this one is claimed to be his best. It’s only 90 pages, so we should be able to cover it leisurely in three gatherings. That should be good for those with busy Advent schedules.
“The Power and the Glory’s nameless whisky priest blends seamlessly with his tropical, crooked, anti-clerical Mexico. Roman Catholicism is intrinsic to the character and terrain both; Greene’s imaginative immersion in both is triumphant. . . . The energy and grandeur of [Greene’s] finest novel derive from the will toward compassion, an ideal communism even more Christian than Communist. Its unit is the individual, not any class.” —John Updike
“One of the finest writers of any language.” —The Washington Post
“A superb storyteller—he had a talent for depicting local colour, a keen sense of the dramatic, an eye for dialogue, and skill in pacing his prose.” —The New York Times
The Gospel of Matthew
Thursdays | 9:15 – 11:15 am
September 19 – December 12 off for Thanksgiving
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.
November 3 | Jesus, Our Lord and Savior
December 1 | Advent and Christmas
January 5 | The Church, Our Community in the Spirit
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.