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

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.

Winter 2018 “Mary, Mother of God” (4 weeks) November 29, December 6, 13,  and 20

Spring 2019 “Letters of Paul” (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

Faith-Building Opportunities

+The Early Life of Jesus
Mondays | Begins December 3
6:30 pm in Kohler Hall
Contact: Fr. Kubista

+Discipleship 101
Mondays| Begins January 7
6:30 pm in School Room 228
Contact: Fr. Kubista

Unlocking the Mysteries of the Bible
Tuesdays | Begins January 8
6:30 pm in Kohler Hall
Contact: Brad Clark

+On Prayer
Mondays| Begins March 11
6:30 pm in School Room 228
Contact: Fr. Kubista

+A Biblical Walk Through Mass
Tuesdays | Begins April 30
6:30 pm in Kohler Hall
Contact: Brad Clark

Faith & Life Series

Dinner at 5:30 pm
Topic Talk, 6:00 – 7:00 pm in the Ministry Center

Free childcare for K-5 in Kohler Hall from 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Regularly Scheduled Prayer & Adoration

Rosary before daily Mass, 8:40 – 9:00 am | Divine Mercy Chaplet following daily Mass

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

First Saturday Devotion
Our Lady of Fatima
Saturdays, Begins January 5
3:00 pm Rosary | 3:30 – 4:30 Reconciliation | 5:00 pm Mass
Contact: Lorie King

Novenas

Divine Mercy Novena
Friday, April 19th, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Saturday, April 20th, 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Sunday, April 21st, on your own, have a Blessed Easter
Monday, April 22nd, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Tuesday, April 23rd, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Wednesday, April 24th, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Thursday, April 25th, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Friday, April 26th, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Saturday, April 27th, 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Holy Spirit Novena

May 31 – June 8 in church

Contact: Shelley Graff

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.