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

Our Catholic Faith: Revealed, Revisited, Rejuvenated

Thursdays | Begins September 23
7:00  – 8:30 pm
Knights of Columbus Room/Zoom Meeting

Current Study 
A Biblical Walk Through the Mass
Thursdays | September 23 – October 21

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

Contact | Tricia Pieper     

Class Session Recordings from 2020 – 2021

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 | 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


Contact Roger Bruvold  |