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

Summer Offering

Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Lively Virtues

Fridays | June 3 – August 5
6:00 – 7:15 AM | Saint Patrick Social Hall
Open to both men and women of all ages

Pride, envy, anger, sloth, greed, gluttony and lust: these “seven deadly sins” are patterns of dysfunction that keep us separated from God and ultimately lead to unhappiness. Join us as we embark on Bishop Robert Barron’s exploration of these seven sinful patterns and also learn how practicing countervailing virtues can break the cycle of sin. Deacon Dan Tracy will lead us through this amazing program.

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Contact David Raithel  |   

Women’s Groups

Beholding Your King

Tuesdays |  March 8 – May 17, 2022
9:00 – 10:30 AM or 7:00 – 8:30 PM

We live in a self-centered culture that all too often leaves us feeling empty and dissatisfied. A fuller view of God and His glory is the perfect antidote, which you will experience in Beholding Your King.

We’ll study King David, select psalms, the temple, and many Old Testament prophets and see the ways in which they all point to the coming King of Kings, Jesus Christ. This nine-lesson Bible study is the second part of a two-part series and is ideally completed after Beholding His Glory, but if you were unable to join us for this study last year, you are still welcome to sign up this year.

What we’ll discuss:

  • Prophecies about Jesus in the Old Testament, and their effect on people past and present
  • Psalm 23, the most familiar of all the Psalms which has comforted people throughout the centuries
  • God’s steady purpose in both the Old and New Covenants, and the promises he kept to all of us

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Childcare available for the morning session. 

Cost | $30

Contact | Jessica Timmerman  

Opening Your Heart

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?

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Childcare available for the morning session. 

Cost | $50

Contact | Jessica Timmerman  

Ladies of Grace

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!

2022 Dates:

Contact Katie Waldal  | 

Men’s Groups

That Man is You

Fridays (on break for the summer)
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.”
-Anonymous, Colorado

“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.”
–Proverbs 27:17

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Contact David Raithel  |   

Young Adult Group

Minnesconsin

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 out on their Facebook Group

 

Contact | Antoinette Kaiser 

General Groups

REVIVED
Our Catholic Faith: Revealed, Revisited, Rejuvenated

Thursdays
7:00  – 8:30 pm
Knights of Columbus Room/Zoom Meeting

Current Study 
Rediscover Jesus By Matthew Kelly
Thursdays | April 21 – May 19

Join the REVIVED group as we read through the book Rediscover Jesus with Father John’s upcoming Homily Series. Come and build your relationship with Christ as we Rediscover our Church, Rediscover our Community and Rediscover Jesus.

Reading Schedule:

April 21 (Chapters 1-13)
April 28 (Chapter 14 – 20)
May 5 (Chapters 21-27)
May 12 ( Chapters 28-34)
May 19 ( Chapters 35 – 40)

Note | These sessions will be in person and Zoom. 

Cost | Free as the book is a Gift from the Parish
Contact | Tricia Pieper     

Mary
A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother

Tuesdays | March 17 – May 5
9:15 – 11:15 AM
Music Room

The Better We Know Mary, the Better We Will Know Her Son

Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother is an extraordinary pilgrimage that reveals Mary’s unique role in God’s kingdom and in our lives. Filmed on location in the Holy Land, Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother will place you in the midst of the powerful drama of her earthly life, taking you through her joys … and her sorrows. You will learn how she works in our lives today, drawing us ever closer to her divine Son. Seeing Mary in this way will change you forever. Mary will become a part of your daily life, and in your daily life, you will become more like Christ.

The 8-week program includes a study guide, small discussion group and a video by Edward Sri, a Catholic Scripture scholar.

Cost | $25
Contact | Shirley Carlson   

Books on Tap

Tuesdays
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!

Began | April 19
The current book: The Art of Praying  By Romano Guardini

You’ve matured, but have your prayers? Has your understanding of prayer matured since you learned to pray at your mother’s knee? Or, like many of us, do you continue to pray, year after year, as you were taught as a child? If your prayers are difficult or boring, your problem may not be so much failure of will (you do try to pray well) as lack of knowledge about how mature souls pray. Most of us have been doing it so long that we pray automatically without really thinking about it. The good news is that such problems are easily overcome!

This remarkable book offers practical ways that you can improve your prayers today and grow closer to God.

Learn:

  • How to overcome distractions
  • How to pray when your heart is empty
  • How to avoid monotony
  • The best posture for prayer … and more!

| Amazon Description

“Besides the deep explanation about the best and honest ways to be in connection with God, in this book I found the most insightful explanations about the Divine Providence and the way it works. In some parts what I was reading was like small episodes of my own living experiences that I have had during sometimes in my life and were kind of amazing episodes. I am Mexican and live in Mexico so I decided to make a translation of the Divine Providence chapter because I have not found a Spanish version of this book. I want that to be read by my family and friends. They will see life in a different context.”  | Amazon Review

 

Contact Roger Bruvold  |   

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.