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
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.
Opening Your Heart: The Starting Point
Monday/Tuesdays | Starting August 31
Virtual Option Only – Time TBD
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?
Discovering Our Dignity
Mondays | Starting August 31
Church – 9:00 – 10:30 am
Church – 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Virtual Option – 7:00 – 7:40 pm
Tuesdays | Starting September 1
In-home study – 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Women of the Old and New Testament were as flawed and broken as we can be, yet the power of God worked in their lives. Learn from their experiences in Discovering Our Dignity, a 22-lesson Bible study. Through their stories recorded in Scripture, women of the Bible reach out to touch our “present” in a tender, honest and loving way — woman to woman — with ancient wisdom, sage advice, and insights from sorrowful failures and emotional wounds.
Learn how God worked in the lives of Biblical women:
- Sisters Leah and Rachel overcame jealousy when they learned that God offered all that they really needed.
- Abigail’s faith was so strong she didn’t despair, no matter how unpleasant life was with her husband
- Deborah had been given grace by God to act as His prophet, for the good of her people.
- Mary the Blessed Mother’s “yes” to God — her fiat — changed everything. How else did her words and deeds influence Jesus, and vice-versa?
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!
Suspended until further notice.
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.”
“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.
1 Corinthians: Living in the World, but Not of It
Tuesdays | September 8 – October 20
7:00 – 8:30 pm | Saint Patrick Church Youth Room
Bring your Bible and join us for a 6 week study on the book of 1 Corinthians, where we will learn how to live in the world, but not of it.
9/22/2020 – 1 Corinthians 4
9/29/2020 – 1 Corinthians 5 – 6
10/13/2020 – 1 Corinthians 7
10/20/2020 – 1 Corinthians 8 – 9
10/27/2020 – 1 Corinthians 10
11/10/2020 – 1 Corinthians 11
11/17/2020 – 1 Corinthians 12 – 13
11/24/2020 – 1 Corinthians 14
12/8/2020 – 1 Corinthians 15
12/15/2020 – 1 Corinthians 16
Tuesday, October 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.
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)
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.
Tuesdays | 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Fall – Spring | Resumed September 15
Currently | Roger Bruvold’s Home (backyard)
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 The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott
Some reviews from Amazon:
Everything that her readers, the National Book Award committee, and the Pulitzer Prize judges love about McDermott’s stories of Irish-Catholic American life is back.
– Kirkus Reviews
Beautifully observed, quietly absorbing . . .This enveloping novel, too, is a tonic, if not a cure.
– Heller McAlpin, NPR
Extraordinary . . . Astonishing . . . Compelling . . . Surely there has never been as strong and clear-eyed a novel about kindness as Alice McDermott’s The Ninth Hour . . . McDermott is yet again at the height of her formidable powers. This work of art comes to us at a time when, as much as ever, we need a call to compassion.
– East Hampton Star