Adult Formation

What is God calling you to do?

“I invite all Christians, everywhere, at this very moment, to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ. Or at least an openness to letting him encounter them; I ask all of you to do this unfailingly each day.” Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel

Our adult formation offerings are intended to bring us into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and his Church; this is the basis of discipleship. How can we love someone we don’t know? Knowledge of the faith allows us to walk more intimately with the Lord and lovingly articulate the faith to others. We invite you to join us as we encounter the Lord and his Church through a variety of spiritual courses.

Formation Opportunities

The Neocatechumenal Way is an official lay movement of the Catholic Church. Like Opus Dei, Focolare, Cursillo, or the Catholic Charismatic Movement (among others), lay movements have Vatican approval to spread the message of Jesus Christ in their own particular style, using thier own particular charisms. Archbishop Hebda and Bishop Cozzens have invited the group into the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, where they have a home and large presence at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in St. Paul. The Neocatechumen’s charism is evangelization through a personal renewal of faith in Jesus Christ. They are here to help us deepen our relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church through a series of dynamic talks they call “catechesis.”

Daniel and Alexis Lopez, missionaries of The Neocatechumenal Way, will be with us each Monday and Thursday for one-hour catechesis sessions in Kohler Hall at 7:00pm on September 17, 20, 24, 27 October 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29 November 5, 8, 12. The catechesis ends with an optional Convivience (retreat) November 16-18 (place tbd).

The Neocatechumenal Way began in Madrid, Spain in 1962. In May of 2018 for the 50th anniversary of their arrival in Rome, Pope Francis blessed their work and advised them to not present arguments for the faith, but to present the faithful with “a life that attracts.” Pope Francis encouraged them to disciple others by entering into a relationship with them, witnessing with their words, and by living out the faith in their lives. They are to make disciples using Jesus as their model.

For more information on The Neocatechumenal Way, click here: https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2018-05/pope-francis-neocatechumenal-way-mission-50-years-rome.html

Women’s Bible

Women’s Bible In his response to the United Nations gathering of women in June of 1995, St. John Paul II penned “A Letter to Women.” In this groundbreaking letter he thanked women for their work in the world and articulated a particular “feminine genius” that is diverse in action but unified in essence. He encouraged women to be active in the world and to deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ, for in this relationship they will be given the strength to do their work. Pope Francis too calls for an increase study of the “theology of women.”

Our Bible study is primarily meant to deepen a woman’s relationship with the Lord and thus give clarity and strength in her call to be a disciple. In addition, we look at Scripture using the historical-critical method of study; who the characters are, what Jesus is really saying, where the events are taking place and why. All women are welcome!

Bible studies meet Thursday mornings following 9:15am Mass in Kohler Hall.

Fall 2018 (6 weeks) September 6, 13, 20, 27 October 4, 11

Spring 2019 (7 weeks) February 7, 14, 21, 28 March 7, (no class 14), 21, 28

For more information, contact Laura Stierman

The fathers of St. Joseph is a confraternity of men who follow the timeless wisdom and example of the man who was father to the Son and son of the Father. With St. Joseph as our leader, each father strives to become as he became – an icon of God the Father. As God the Father entrusted His Son to St. Joseph’s care, we also strive to entrust ourselves as children, who are fathers, to this father who will teach us to father, and lead us to the Father. This way of fatherhood is called Joseph’s Way – The Call to Fatherly Greatness. Join us on this journey to discover the power of authentic fatherhood.

Join us on this journey every 1st & 3rd Saturday mornings at 8:00 am in the church. All men welcome!

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Book Clubs

Regularly Scheduled Prayer & Adoration

Prayer before daily Mass, 8:40 – 9:00 am

Adoration

1st Thursday of the Month, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Every Thursday during Advent

Every Thursday during Lent

Reconciliation, Saturdays weekly 3:30 – 4:30 pm, or by appointment

Divine Mercy Novena

Friday, March 30th, 2:00 pm

Saturday, March 31st,3:00 pm

Monday, April 2nd, 6:00 -7:00 pm

Tuesday, April 3rd, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Wednesday, April 4th, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Thursday, April 5th, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Friday, April 6th, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Saturday, April 7th, 3:00 pm

Sunday, April 1st, on your own, have a Blessed Easter

Thinking about becoming Catholic or just want to learn about Catholicism? We warmly welcome you on this journey of exploration and discernment. Click here or contact Laura Stierman.