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 | November 2, 2021 – December 14, 2021
9:00 – 10:30 AM or 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Do you desire lasting and abiding friendships? Do you want to move beyond the past hurts of relationships gone wrong? Reclaiming Friendship was written for any woman who wants a true and deep connection that lasts. Explore what it takes to stay close for the long haul, what to look for in a friend, and how to navigate toxic relationships. There is a way to protect your heart without closing yourself off from future intimacy. The key is found in discovering God’s plan for friendship, which was meant to be a foretaste of Heaven.
In a world plagued by loneliness, you are invited to encounter God personally through Scripture. Let God reshape how you see and experience intentional relationships, deal with your past friendship wounds, and become a woman who is capable of the lifelong bond of true friendship.
Reclaiming Friendship, our six-lesson Bible study, is ideal if you…
- Are lonely and desire lasting friendships
- Need to know and understand what it means that God created each of us in His image
- Crave an authentic community, the kind in which we experience His joy and goodness
Childcare available for the morning session.
Cost | $30
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.
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Knights of Columbus Room/Zoom Meeting
A Biblical Walk Through the Mass
Thursdays | September 23 – October 28
Throughout the year, Saint Patrick Parish will be offering an opportunity to reveal, revisit, and rejuvenate your Catholic Faith in a program called “Revived”. This year there will be smaller, shorter sessions focused on a topic of the groups choosing. Ending last year, the team asked, What would you like to learn more about. The resounding answers was, We want to learn more about the Mass. So the team chose, Ascension’s 5 week Study: A Biblical Walk Through the Mass. This first program is a study where there is weekly readings prior to class and discussion time in addition to a 30 minute video focused on the weekly topics during the session/class.
These sessions will be in person and Zoom. As the studies are discussion based, we hope the Zoom participants will be visible and participate. The classes will not be recorded nor posted online after.
The Mass is nothing short of amazing. Through it, we encounter God in the most intimate way possible as we hear him speak to us in the Liturgy of the Word and as we receive him Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity in the Holy Eucharist. The words, the gestures, and the rituals of the Mass are rich in meaning. Everything we say and do in the Liturgy is steeped in biblical language. A Biblical Walk Through the Mass explores the extraordinary biblical roots of the Liturgy and reveals what it all means and why it all matters. This fascinating tour of the Mass will renew your faith and deepen your love for and devotion to the Holy Eucharist.
“Dr. Sri’s best-selling study program, A Biblical Walk Through the Mass, has been a blessing for thousands over the past decade. … We need to recommit ourselves to the central act of our faith with passion and joy. This marvelously written aid will help us join ourselves to the Lord as he offers himself to the Father in the Sacrifice of the Mass. “
—Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput
OFM Cap., archbishop emeritus of Philadelphia
Cost | $30 Hard copy of the book, hard copy of the work book, and online access to both included in the cost
Tuesdays | Begins September 21
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!
The current book: The Diary of a Country Priest By George Bernanos
“In this classic Catholic novel, Bernanos movingly recounts the life of a young French country priest who grows to understand his provincial parish while learning spiritual humility himself. Awarded the Grand Prix for Literature by the Academie Française, The Diary of a Country Priest was adapted into an acclaimed film by Robert Bresson.” | Amazon Description
“This is a good book to revisit through the years. I enjoy that I can come back to its familiarity to remember the simplicity of this life. It is a good novel to keep Catholics grounded and remember the natural simplicity that life can offer, that can fill the soul. It’s a tough book to get into, but give it 50 pages and you’ll be in. I’ll keep this on my shelf with my growing “Catholic Novel” collection for many years.” | Amazon Review
“This book is about the search for hope, a search that involves every living human being. It deserves a second reading, slower than the first, when one is older and personally more familiar with the material, especially that in the climactic scene of Chapter 5. Bernanos is often compared to Dostoevsky, but he is much closer to Camus. One cannot read about this country priest, especially when he speaks of his passion for personal journal writing, without realizing that this is Bernanos himself describing his struggles and passions.” | 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.