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
Tuesdays | September 28, 2021 – May 17, 2022
9:00 – 10:30 AM or 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Welcome to Opening Your Heart: The Starting Point. This 22-lesson Bible study will take you on an exciting journey closer to the heart of God. Opening Your Heart is an incredibly effective guide to deep, lasting transformation of the heart and we encourage all participants new to Walking with Purpose to begin here, regardless of previous experience with Bible study. Join us as we explore the core questions that we need to wrestle with if we want to experience all that God has for us:
- How can I conquer my fears?
- What is the role of the Holy Spirit in my life?
- What does the Eucharist have to do with my friendship with Christ?
- What are the limits of Christ’s forgiveness?
- Why and how should I pray?
- What is the role of suffering in my life?
- What challenges will I face in my efforts to follow Jesus more closely?
Childcare available for the morning session.
Cost | $50
1st Saturdays of the Month
8:30 – 10:00 AM | Saint Patrick Social Hall
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!
6:10 – 7:15 AM | Saint Patrick Social Hall
THAT MAN IS YOU! is an interactive men’s program combining the best research from science with the teachings of the Catholic faith and the wisdom of the saints to develop the vision of man fully alive. By honestly addressing the pressures and temptations that men face in our modern culture, That Man is You! Seeks to form men who will be capable of transforming homes and society.
This year’s program: Thy Kingdom Come
Thy Kingdom Come features 10 dynamic presenters, new personalities, and incredible new topics. In this new year, we explore the reality that Christ did not promise a worldly kingdom but also that the Kingdom of God is among us. In this new year we will learn to live with an eternal perspective and be able to boldly proclaim the Kingdom in both word and deed. We will become the authentic Catholic leader our world, our church and our families so desperately need.
5:45-6:10 AM | Arrive for fellowship
6:10 AM | Opening prayer
6:15 AM | Video presentation
6:45 AM | Small group discussion
7:15 AM | Dismiss for the day
“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.
Upcoming Events: Check them our on their Facebook Group
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Knights of Columbus Room/Zoom Meeting
The Eight Doors of the Kingdom – Meditations on the Beatitudes By Jacques Philippe
Thursdays | January 27 – February 24
Most of us know the 8 Beatitudes in the Gospel of St. Matthew are astonishing words of Jesus: a promise of everlasting happiness. But how many of us truly understand how being poor in spirit, meek, or especially persecuted will lead to everlasting happiness? Have you always wanted to learn what the Beatitudes mean, especially in our lives in the year 2022? Then join REVIVED for our next 5 week session where we will be reading the book by Fr. Jacques Philippe, The Eight Doors of the Kingdom, in which he shares with us a profound clarity to the full scope of meaning behind Christ’s eight beatitudes, and in turn, outlines for us a way in which we can live them in our daily lives. We will learn how each beatitude gives insight into how we can situate ourselves in an honest and fulfilling relationship with God, with oneself, and with others, and how to confront head-on the difficult realities of life. We will combine reading and discussion of this book with some Scripture reflections and short videos from other well known faith leaders like Fr. Mike Schmidts and Bishop Barron to get a full understanding of the everlasting happiness Jesus promises each one of us by living the Beatitudes.
Note | These sessions will be in person and Zoom. These session will not be recorded.
7:00 – 8:30 PM
Currently @ Roger Bruvold’s Home
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!
Begins | December 14
The current book: Hidden Christmas: The Surprising Truth Behind the Birth of Christ By Timothy Keller
“Even people who are not practicing Christians think they are familiar with the story of the nativity. Every Christmas displays of Baby Jesus resting in a manger decorate lawns and churchyards, and songs about shepherds and angels fill the air. Yet despite the abundance of these Christian references in popular culture, how many of us have examined the hard edges of this biblical story?
In his new book Timothy Keller takes readers on an illuminating journey into the surprising background of the nativity. By understanding the message of hope and salvation within the Bible’s account of Jesus’ birth, readers will experience the redeeming power of God’s grace in a deeper and more meaningful way.” | Amazon Description
“Two things impressed me most about this book: the warmth and engaging call of the gospel in every chapter, and Keller’s skillful way of handling complex theological topics with wonderful precision. Keller’s treatment of the favorite Christmas passages is complete with God’s sovereign grace, man’s corruption and sin, the need to respond in faith, the fact that faith is something only God gives, the Lordship that salvation demands, and on and on. I’ve never seen it put so humbly, so gently, so clearly, so accurately, so concisely. But the average reader won’t even know he’s reading a theological tour de force—it’s just the Christmas story, well told, suffused with the gospel. Keller writes like a modern-day C. S. Lewis, wrapping profound theology in the language of Everyman. There is no jargon in this book.” | Amazon Review
RCIA – Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
Are you or do you know someone looking to join the Catholic Faith, looking to receive baptism, communion or confirmation as an adult or a child older than second grade? The Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) for adults and older children might be a good fit.
Come join us for Catholic Faith Discovery Sessions! Discover what RCIA – “Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (and Children)” is all about! Bring your questions and your stories, we are here to walk with you on your spiritual journey, just like Jesus walks each day with all of us.