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

Women’s Groups

Walking with Purpose

September – April
Mondays and Tuesdays

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.

Beholding His Glory: Creation – I Make All Things New

Do you long to increase your focus on God and decrease self-centeredness?  Do you want a fresh glimpse of God’s greatness to boost your faith?  Have you wanted to understand the Old Testament better, but wondered if it has any relevance to your life?  If so, please join the women of Walking with Purpose as we kick off a new season by viewing the first video in the Beholding His Glory series. Discussion, connection and spiritual transformation are sure to follow!

Monday, March 22
9:00 -10:30 AM (childcare provided in the Bride’s Room behind the Cry Room)
7:00 -8:30 PM
both meetings located in the Music Room (downstairs at Saint Patrick Church)

Tuesday, March 23
7:00 -8:30 PM
located at a local parishioners home, please contact Jessica Rother  for address
Virtual options for Beholding His Glory will become available later this spring.

Current WWP Bible study virtual options include:

Opening Your Heart – Zoom on Mondays at 7:00 PM – Contact Sarah Raithel 
March 18: Reaching Your Child’s Heart
March 22: What Challenges Will I Face in My Efforts to Follow Jesus More Closely?

Discovering Our Dignity – Zoom on Mondays at 7:00 PM – Contact Sally Hilsgren   
March 18: Martha of Bethany
March 22: Mary of Bethany

| Click to learn more about Walking with Purpose
| Click to learn more about Beholding His Glory

Connect and Reflect
Choose the date/time/location that works best for you:

Will be posted as large group dates become available.


Contact Mary Clohisy  |     or  Susan Gotrik  | 

Ladies of Grace

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!

2021 Dates

Suspended until further notice.


Contact Katie Waldal  | 

Men’s Groups

That Man is You

Fridays |  Begins September 18
     Social Hall – 6:10 am
     Virtual Option – 6:45 am

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: All Things New

Christ didn’t say, “I make new things.” He said, “I make all things new.” The profundity of the Scriptures sets the stage for a renewal of mind and heart – a new creation story, a new Adam, a new Eve, a new covenant and even a new kingdom! Encounter God the Father. Enlighten your mind with spiritual truths that will help transform the world. Become a new creation in Christ and allow mercy to consume your miseries. Join us for fellowship and faith on Friday mornings; all men are welcome.

Prayer – 6:10 am
Video – 6:15 am
Small Group – 6:45 am
Dismiss – 7:15 am

“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

|  Click to learn more about the program.

Contact David Raithel  |   

Young Adult Group


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:

Philia Feast
The First Tuesday of the Month | June 1 & July 6
Antoinette Kaiser’s home in Hudson, WI

Social Time  |  6:30 pm
Dinner | 7:00 pm

What better way to grow in community than over a meal! All young adults, ages 18 – 35, are invited on the first Tuesday of every month for a philia-type gathering around the dinner table. Philia is one of the four loves which represents that of brotherly love, hence Philadelphia – the city of brotherly love. Philia encompasses the ideas of friendship and fondness and it is the love that is companionable and relational. These should be the foundation of a community; friendship, companionship, and relationship.

For additional information and/or questions (address, what’s for dinner, allergy concerns, etc.) please contact Antoinette, call or text.


A Biblical Walk Through the Mass
Saint Michael’s Catholic Church in Stillwater, MN
Dinner  |  6:30 pm
Study | 7:00 pm


Starting Tuesday, May 18, we will be doing a book series on Dr. Edward Sri’s book, A Biblical Walk Through the Mass. This event will be held at Saint Michael’s Catholic Church in Stillwater, MN in the social hall. There will be an optional dinner social starting at 6:30 pm and the session will begin at 7:00pm and go until 8:30pm. Dinner will be spaghetti, caesar salad, and garlic bread.

For any dietary restrictions please let Antoinette Kaiser know by Monday, May 10. (715) 323-1355.
Each night we will gather for a meal prior to watching a video about the book. Following the video. we will break into small groups and discuss what it is we learned. We highly encourage you to purchase the book (we will have a few copies available for purchase the night of but we encourage all participants to purchase one ahead of time if you are able).

Mark your calendars for the dates:
– Session 1: Tuesday May 18 7:00 – 8:30 pm
– Session 2: Tuesday, June 1 7:00 – 8:30pm (Note: Location for this week only will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Stillwater)
– Session 3: Tuesday, June 15 7:00 – 8:30 pm
– Session 4: Tuesday, June 29 7:00 – 8:30 pm
– Session 5: Tuesday, July 13 7:00 – 8:30 pm
– Session 6 (optional lesson) Tentative date: Tuesday, July 27


Contact H Dorian      or Antoinette Kaiser 

General Groups

Our Catholic Faith: Revealed, Revisited, Rejuvenated

Thursdays | 7:00  – 8:30 pm ~ Main Church/Zoom Meeting

Throughout this whole year, Saint Patrick Parish will be offering an opportunity to reveal, revisit, and rejuvenate your Catholic Faith in a program called “Revived”. The program will include a presentation of the 4 pillars of the Catholic Church and how best we might find the Goodness, Truth, and Beauty of our Faith. The first pillar on the Creed will be offered this fall to include such topics as the Meaning of Life, the Paschal Mystery, the Church, and Mary and the Last 4 Things. Per our COVID-19 guidelines, our anticipated schedule will be on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th week of the month on Thursdays at 7:00-8:30 pm  in the main Church. For those who wish to participate on-line, this session will also be available through Zoom live or taped.  The first session began on September 10, 2020, however, people can sig-up and join us at any time throughout the year.

All adults and youth in high school or above are encouraged to participate, need not be a Saint Patrick Parishioner. There is no out of class work, just show up and grow in your faith.  If interested, please fill out the sign-up form to let us know what session you would like to attend and in what form (in person, zoom, recorded zoom).  Also let us know if you want us to order you a participant’s guide at an estimated  cost of $15.

Cost | $15 for Participant’s Guide (optional)

Contact Deacon Tom Kroll  |   

Class Session Recordings

Praying the Mass

April 29, 2021

Presenter | Tricia Pieper

The Lord’s Prayer

April 22, 2021

Presenter | Father John Gerritts

Catholic Devotions

April 15, 2021

Presenter | Deacon Tom Kroll

The Life of Prayer

April 8, 2021

Presenters | Josh and Kari Rynish

Reconciliation and Examination

March 18, 2021

Presenter | Father John Gerritts

Christian Life and the World

March 11, 2021

Presenter | Father Jerry Harris

The Beatitude and God’s Law

March 4, 2021

Presenter | Deacon Marty Kulakz

Virtues and Blessings 

February 25, 2021

Presenter | Deacon Tom Kroll

The Battle and the Victory 

February 18, 2021

Presenter | Tricia Pieper

Marriage and Holy Orders

February 11, 2021

Presenter | Kari & Josh Rynish and Deacon Tom Kroll

The Eucharist

February 4, 2021

Presenter | Josh Rynish

Baptism and Confirmation

January 28, 2021

Presenter | Deacon Tom Kroll

Liturgy and Sacraments

January 21, 2021

Presenter | Tricia Pieper

The Trinity

December 10, 2020

Presenter | Father John Gerritts

Scripture and Tradition

November 19, 2020

Presenter | Tricia Pieper

The Church

November 12, 2020

Presenter | Josh & Kari Rynish

Mary and the Four Last Things

November 5, 2020

Presenter | Deacon Tom Kroll

The Paschal Mystery

October 29, 2020

Presenters | Josh and Kari Rynish

The Life of Christ

October 15, 2020

Presenter | Deacon Tom Kroll

The Incarnation

October 8, 2020

Presenter | Tricia Pieper

Our apologies, we forgot to pin the presenter’s video to the shared screen.

Salvation History

September 25, 2020

Presenter | Josh Rynish

Creation and the Fall

September 17, 2020

Presenter | Tricia Pieper

Note: Our apologies about the darkness of the presenters video.

The Meaning of Life

September 10, 2020

Presenter | Deacon Tom Kroll 

Note:  Start the video at 2:20.

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.

Books on Tap

Tuesdays | 7:00  – 8:30 pm
Fall – Spring
Currently | Roger Bruvold’s Home
Normally | 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 Thirsting for Prayer  by Jacques Philippe
Began on Tuesday, April 27

Amazon Description:

“What the world most needs today is prayer. It is prayer that will give birth to all the renewals, healings, deep and fruitful transformations we all want for society today…. I am more and more convinced that everything comes from prayer and that, among the calls of the Spirit, this is the first and most urgent one we should respond to.” – Jacques Philippe

“Many have already benefited from Fr. Jacques’ best-selling book on prayer, Time for God. In Thirsting for Prayer Fr. Jacques revisits some of the themes covered in that book and develops new insights that are both profound and practical. These reflections guide us with simplicity on the path to intimacy with God, helping us to develop an actual taste for personal prayer. This ‘school of prayer’ opens us up to the encounter with God that transforms us from within.”


Amazon Reviews:

“This book is a helpful aid to prayer and Fr. Philippe has incredible insights into our relationship with Christ and he really helps define for me what that looks like. I have been brought to tears more than once as I feel like he is writing to me. I believe anyone would greatly benefit reading this book. A true blessing from God.”

“Fr. Jacques Philippe is a wonderful writer and this book is no exception. For anyone who wants to improve, strengthen and deepen their prayer life, this book is for you.”

“Philippe writes in a clear style that makes for easy reading; he takes the focus from the big picture (what prayer is) to details (methods) and back and he does so with the wisdom of one who loves Jesus Christ and has great experience with souls.”


Contact Roger Bruvold  |